Taraco Stud
-breeding quality welsh cobs since 1998-

Established in 1998, I have always specialised in breeding colour without compromise. The focus has always been on breeding top quality Welsh ponies and cobs from top class stock by champion stallions. Foals bred here have been very successful in the show ring both home and abroad with supreme champions in hand and under saddle both home and overseas. Ponies and cobs have been sold Worldwide including to America, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland and Sweden.

The aim is to breed true to type welsh cobs and smaller sports horses with excellent temperaments, conformation and action, that have the temperament  and ability to excel in any sphere - in hand, under saddle, or in harness Temperament is essential and all my welsh cobs are kind and gentle whilst retaining that classic welsh character that makes them so much fun. Welsh cobs are intelligent, spirited and full of character. They love to learn. It is this combination that makes them great to work with, but can also lead to their naughty reputation. They are not naughty - they just keep us on our toes!

I am often associated with the palomino and buckskin welshies but quality, type and temperament are ALWAYS more important than colour or markings but it is nice to have a focus as a small stud. Ultimately the welsh cobs are the ultimate horse - they are versatile, powerful, graceful, kind, loyal, charismatic, sure-footed, athletic and great fun. They make exceptional allrounders that are more than capable of high level dressage, driving and show jumping as well as hacking and having fun with all the family members.

2020 saw the launch of TS sports ponies and horses - top class part bred welsh sports ponies and horses - which has been is a really exciting development in my breeding programme. This sees me now specialising in athletic welsh x warmblood (WelshBloods) and dressage/sports ponies alongside the usual top calibre welsh cobs you have come to expect of Taraco Stud. My "WelshBloods" as I have affectionately nicknamed them have been exceptionally popular and I am very proud that the oldest ones, now approaching ridden age, are proving to have excellent and trainable temperaments. I am looking forward to the 2024 foals!

I currently offer three stallions by frozen AI for UK and international clients - the three Champion stallions: Taraco Fiasco (buckskin by Danaway Flash Jack), Taraco Firecracker (palomino by Danaway Tango) and Trevallion Enzo (buckskin by Trevallion Hooch). I also stand Taraco Firestorm at public stud by chilled AI in the UK (advance bookings for 2024 now being taken).

Taraco Stud, Canterbury, Kent

A small stud specialising in breeding for colour without compromising on quality