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 performance 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. This year saw the first two foals by dressage champion Santo Hit (by World Dressage Champion Sandro Hit) and out of welsh cob mares and I am delighted to introduce TS Tiger Lily (black filly out of Kiron Black Lady) and TS Tarantino (bay colt out of Taraco Bonita). This is a really exciting development in my breeding programme and will see us specialising in 14.2hh dressage ponies and athletic welsh x warmblood sports horses alongside the usual top calibre welsh cobs you have come to expect of Taraco Stud.

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). My junior stallion Taraco Firestorm is also available at public stud in the UK.

Taraco Stud, Canterbury, Kent

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