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13 JULY 2023
I am very happy to say that the first mares have been scanned in foal for 2024 and we are expecting 2 Welsh x WarmBlood foals by the lovely dressage stallion Nico (Toto Jr x Rohdiammant x Jazz). This stuning black stallion is out of a mare who is a Rohdiamant x Jazz daughter that is half sister to the stallion Hennessy who was champion of the KWPN dressage approvals. The granddam is full sister to Ragtime who competed to Grand Prix in the USA. Nico's sire Glockís Toto Jr (Totilas x Desperados) is one of the top sons of the late dressage sensation Totilas. Toto Jr was crowned Dutch National Champion in 2020 scoring over 80% under Edward Gal, scoring a whopping 86.15% in the Freestyle as well and he is widely touted as one to watch.

14 June 2023
That is a wrap for foaling season - four stuning foals, three chestnut colts (!!) and one beautiful black filly.

01 June 2023
I have a handful of doses of frozen semen already in the EU for ease of access for european breeders.

01 January 2023
After a touch couple of years which has seen me lose several of my beautiful foundation broodmares I am looking forward to this years foals. Please keep an eye on the website during May and June for information as the foals arrive.

25 July 2019
Surviving the heatwave means lots of cooling citronella baths for the boys and residents; fly traps and fly repellants and duvet days! It means endlessly checking water troughs are all filling and full; it means driving haylage to the shadiest parts of the fields to try and persuade the girls and boys to stay in the shade! I hope that you are all keeping cool.

20 July 2019 I am delighted to say that two very special mares are inseminated and hopefully both in foal to Santo Hit, a wonderful son of World Dressage Champion Sandro Hit. These two mares will hopfully be nurturing two beautiful sports horse foals with the type, action and temperament to make top class performance horses of the future. Please watch out for the scanning updates or contact me now to reserve your place on the waiting list.

12 July 2019 Pregnant mare = happy mare = happy client = happy me! Taraco Firecracker is delighted to say that he has another frozen baby on the way for 2020.... whooop whooop ... speedy swimmers on ice..... another single dose insemination success rate for Firecracker :0) As a stallion owner, I so love hearing that wonderful call, or getting that message or reading that email that says "BOOM - she is in foal". So congratulations to all my clients that have mares in foal to Taraco Firecracker and Trevallion Enzo for 2020. Frozen semen available for dispatch UK | USA | EUR | NZ | AUS I have a strictly limited number of nominations in Australia for dispatch from Genemovers in Victoria this season. Please note that frozen semen for Taraco Firecracker is only available to purchase through me and is not available for purchase from any other agent or individual.

08 July 2019
I am delighted to say, that after a break from breeding, a very special stallion is running with the cob mares this year! As you would expect this is a multiple champion stallion with an exceptional pedigree and type guaranteed to suit the girls. I cannot thank his owner enough for letting him spend a "working" holiday at Taraco Stud and, hopefully, sire some extra special Taraco foals in 2020. Full details will be available in 2020!

07 July 2019 Lovely to hear from Ms Rushton that the first welsh mountain pony I ever bred, Taraco Crossfire (aka "Charlie"), is back in the ring, winning and taking R.Champion with a borrowed mini-human! Now 15 years old, Charlie was out of the absolutely beautiful SCh Ringstead Charming Lass (RIP) and by SCh Larapintas Oystercatcher :0) Congratulations to all on "Team Charlie".

05 July 2019 Enzo is very proud to announce the arrival of Bergomensis Lucio - a stunning buckskin colt by Enzo at Bergomensis Stud in Italy. Lucio is the second colt by Enzo to be born in Italy and joins older brother Bergomensis Incanto.Congratulations to Claudio Bonzanni and his team on another successful insemination using frozen AI :0)

24 June 2019
I am delighted to say that his first season at public stud has seen Enzo demonstrating 100% fertility by natural service. All of his ladies to date have been scanned in foal or are believed in foal .... :0) this means that he could have space for another couple of ladies wanting a hot date this year..... Looking for a proven and top class stallion with excellent fertility rates? Sire of champion foals in UK, USA, Australia and NZ. He is health checked, vaccinated and has a clear swab certificate for current year. Congratulations to all those who are already expecting Enzo foals in 2020. Please contact either me with any questions or to book your mare in.

21 June 2019 Taraco Firecracker - proud dad to be is happy to announce that his first very beautiful lady this year is safely scanned in foal (single insemination by frozen AI). I am also very much looking forward to seeing his next Australia foal which is due later this season..... I have received some great feedback on his swimmers with clients reporting excellent quality semen with post thaw motility scores up to 78% :0) This lovely 15hh stallion is a champion in hand and under saddle and is at stud by frozen AI for distribution throughout EUR | UK | AUS | NZ | USA. There are limited nominations available in Australia where doses are stored with GeneMovers for approved mares only, and there may be some availability in NZ (please contact me for details). Enquiries to taracostud@hotmail.com

12 June 2019 Taraco Casanova by Trevallion Enzo safely arrived in his new home. Despite a long 7 hour journey to the other end of the country he arrived calm, relaxed, not tucked up and although a little slow to disembark was soon happily eating hay in his stable. Charlie is now happily settling into his new home, with his two lovely humans and I cannot wait to see updates as he matures. I have to say a big thank you to his new owners Liz and Catherine for choosing a direct transport option to give him the best journey he could wish for. Itís always quite bittersweet when the babies depart for their new home ~ Iím very sad to see Charlie go but very happy that he is going to such a wonderful home.Thank you to Michael from Eric Gillie Ltd who kept in touch, arrived on time, in an immaculate lorry and who was very courteous and most importantly patient and quiet whilst I worked out the best way to load Charlie. Wishing Liz and Catherine all the very best with Charlie..... thank you for choosing him to join your family :0)

12 June 2019 I am delighted to say that the first mares Enzo covered on arriving in Wales have been scanned in foal or are believed in foal .... :0) Looking for a proven and top class stallion with excellent fertility rates? Spaces still available for 2019. Congratulations to all those who are already expecting Enzo foals in 2020.

09 June 2019 County Championship for Taraco Inferno - Yet more success for Shannon Foley with her golden boy, Taraco Inferno, winning his class and going Champion at Aberystwyth & Ceredigion County show. This lovely young stallion is by Drogeda Stormy Tempest and out of Terackie Isa and it is a pleasure watching his partnership with Shannon develop.

01 May 2019 I am delighted to announce that this year, for the first time ever, Enzo will be standing at public stud by natural service and in Wales. He will be available (to non-dilute mares only) this season with Dafydd Hughes,and family, at Corscaron Stud and I would like to wish them all the best with Enzo this year. Enzo was lightly shown as a 3 year old, a multiple winner, Supreme Champion, Champion, Youngstock Champion and winner of three medal show championships (both silver and bronze). He features back to back RWAS champions in his pedigree and is sired by the indomitable Trevallion Hooch - 2018 sire ratings topper, and sire of Royal Welsh Champions and POW Cup winner as well as too many others to mention! Enzoís dam is a daughter of the beautiful RWAS Champion Trevallion Gwyneth. Enzo has Champion stock on the ground in Australia, America, New Zealand and is consistently siring foals with great presence, depth, bone, feather, fantastic action and type. He combines true welsh type and character, with a fantastic temperament and adds the possibility of a dash of colour as a bonus. If you would like more photos or information please email or call Taraco Stud on 07941487616 / taracostud@hotmail.com.

28 April 2019 It was time for the lovely Greigiau Spring Buttercup to head back home again. This beautiful yearling section B filly arrived as a just weaned very fluffy bundle of fluff and is returning all grown up, elegant, bathed and leading and loading perfectly. I was very proud of her just walking straight into the lorry for her journey home. Her best friend Algrey Spring Knight was also travelling home with her and the yard will seem very quiet without these two lovely babies :0) It is always an honour to be entrusted with looking after someone else's pride and joy and has been a privilege being trusted with such lovely youngsters for handling. Good luck to their owner Janine and I will follow their progress with a smile.

8 April 2019 News from the USA where Champion Taraco Mourinho back in the dressage arena and winning Reserve Champion 4th level test #3 in the White Fences Winter Series. i am very proud of all that he achieves - this amazing stallion, partnered with the wonderful Jenny Knight, competes agains the big warmbloods and still comes in top more often than not. Great partnership. Thank you to Jenny for loving him as he deserves!

17 February 2019 Orphan foals - foaling can be as heartbreaking as it is miraculous and as an emergency milk stockist, and having successfully fostered several times I am always happy to help others facing the awful situation of an orphan foal. My heart rips in two when someone calls and I hear that utter desperation in their voice, but thankfully, sometimes nature just needs a helping hand. I was privileged to help Chris Piper and his partner Emma successfully foster their beautiful foal onto foster mum, Amilas Cherish. It was touch and go for a bit as Cherish had not read the textbook, but within 24 hours Chris was able to share a magical video of mum and her adopted baby and they have gone from strength to strength.

15 January 2017 - Taraco Maserati Will never be 100% but she is now out nearly 24/7 except for the occasional time in to dry off when it is very cold or wet! She is doing exceptionally well and considering how far she has come in just under 2 years it is nothing should of a miracle to watch her enjoying life out with her dam.

01 January 2017 - FOALS DUE
I am hopefully expecting 8 coblettes by Trevallion Enzo, Taraco Firestorm, Llanarth Fiery Jack and Llanarth Prince of Wales and possibly a section A by Springbourne Elmer. The cobs have all been scanned in foal and the majority were heartbeat scans so hopefully this year will be normal service resumed!
23 MAR: Paith Magical Rockset x Trevallion Enzo
01 APR: Terackie Isa x Llanarth Fiery Jack
20 APR: Taraco Bonita x Trevallion Enzo
30 APR: Danaway Cherimarie x Taraco Firestorm
30 APR: Danaway Carolina x Trevallion Enzo
11 MAY: Danaway Fantasy x LLanarth Prince of Wales
13 MAY: Mathfred April x Trevallion Enzo
14 MAY: Danaway Ribbon x Trevallion Enzo
19 MAY: Vervale Gift of Gold x Springbourne Elmer

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