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May 14 -New foals arriving and enjoying their playtimes!

Feb 14 - Exciting eventing prospect for sale, DeLaRoche Lamac, 4yo Lauriston x Aldato x Cavailier Royale

Winner of the Lycetts British Eventing Young Horse Championship In-Hand Classes as a yearling

DeLaRoche LaMac
May 13 - First foal of the new season arrived on 11th May DeLaRoche Sirocco
(Sir Caprimond x Wolkentanz II x Romancier) and DeLaRoche Doodlebug (Lauriston x Nantcol Figurehead) on 14th ........ Read More.

June 12
May has been a very busy month with nine foals arriving at DeLaRoche, that's 15 down now and only 2 to go..... Read More.

DeLaRoche On Q (Lauriston x Quick Star
DeLaRoche Latitude (Lauriston x Wolkentanz x Romancier)
DeLaRoche Vittoria (Victoire x  Burggraaf x Concorde x Joost)
Mar 12
First foal of 2012 born 10th March.... DeLaRoche Vittoria.........Read More
Sept 11
DeLaRoche Lamac (Lauriston x Aldato x Cavalier) stands Champion at the Lycetts British Young Event Horse in-hand Championships at Osberton......Read More

May 11 more foals arrive at DeLaRoche, please see ourNew Arrivals page
April 11
First foal of 2011 born 4th April, We are delighted to announce the safe arrival of a cracking filly by Lauriston out of our BEF Leading Sports Pony broodmare Bernwode Evelina-S......Read More

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Jan 11
Lauriston awarded Leading BEF Futurity Showjumping Sire
& Other excitement at the British Breeders Awards Dinner 2011.

The annual British Breeders Awards Dinner was held on Saturday 8th January at The Grange City Hotel, London. We were delighted to attend in order to collect the coveted Leading Showjumping Sire Award for our stallion Lauriston. This award recognises the stallion with the highest average progeny performance record for potential Showjumpers in the British Equestrian Federation’s Futurity Series of 2010.

Lauriston’s progeny have excelled in these evaluation series for some years now. He was sire of the 2006 Reserve Champion yearling Auriston Elite; sire of 2008 Overall Winning three year old Classictop Notch & sire of 2009 Elite Premium Sports Pony yearling Delaroche Laureve. In fact, Lauriston is currently the top ranked BEF Futurity stallion over all years and all disciplines.

The second cause for celebration at the Awards Dinner was Classictop Lancelot (Lauriston x Renkum Meranta) winning the BEF Futurity 2010 Leading Foal prize. Lancelot was bred & is owned by our good friend Jane Townshend. However, he was actually born here with us at Delaroche Stud. His dam Renkum Meranta is one of our long-term boarding broodmares. Meranta is a very special mare being out of the same dam as Irish International Jumping stallion Ringfort Cruise. Meranta & Lancelot returned to Jane’s East Sussex yard in August in order to attend the BEF evaluation at Plumpton College. Not only was Lancelot highest marked foal for the 2010 BEF Futurity series but he was actually the highest marked youngster in the entire 2010 series, having been awarded an incredible 9.46! We are looking forward to the arrival of a 2011 full sibling here at Delaroche stud – it certainly has big shoes to fill!

Finally, to add perfectly to the evening’s excitement our good friend Henk Minderman was awarded the Equestrian Edge Meritoire Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Breeding. Henk is founder of the world-renowned Renkum Stud and The Anglo European Studbook. He is an ardent supporter of British Breeding and this award was given primarily in recognition of The Anglo European Studbook & it’s achievements. The Anglo European Studbook is currently ranked 10th in the World Breeding Federation for Sports Horses studbook rankings for Showjumping and 4th for Eventing.

Personally, we have much to thank Henk for; he imported Lauriston & eventually gave in to my pleas & sold him to me. Many other British Breeders & Studs similarly have a lot to thank him for. It was fantastic to be present to see him receive this award along with the recognition, praise & thanks, which he so rightly deserves. It was also great that we managed to get him to the Awards Dinner under totally false pretences. The whole thing was a complete surprise, the look on his face when realisation hit was absolutely class!

Lucy Sheldrake, Henk Minderman & Jane Townshend
(Lucy, Henk and Jane at the Awards Dinner)

Oct 10
DeLaRoche Birthday Girl is 4yo winner at SPSS Young Pony Dressage Championship. The 2010 Sports Pony Studbook ‘Young Pony Dressage Championships’ were held last Sunday at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Nottinghamshire. We are delighted to report that DeLaRoche Birthday Girl won the 4-year-old class & went on to be Reserve Champion all ages....Read More

DeLaRoche Birthday Girl

August 10
Classictop Lancelot awarded 9.46 in BEF Futurity grading. The highest mark of the year, across all ages and disciplines.

Classictop Lancelot and Dam Renkum Meranta
Classictop Lancelot (Lauriston x Renkum Meranta)

Owned by Jane Townshend, of Classictop Stud in East Sussex, Lancelot was born here at DeLaRoche Stud at the end of April. His first outing was to the second Plumpton BEF evaluation at the end of August, where he scored a massive 10/10 from the vet, 9.5/10 for frame, 9.25/10 for walk, 10/10 for trot, 18.5/20 for athleticism, 9/10 for attitude culminating in a massive 9.46!!

Lancelot was not just the highest score of the day but he had the highest mark of the whole series over all ages and disciplines.

May 2010
Bay colt born 3rd May
Lauristonout of Marcomm (Aldato x Cavalier) See More....

DeLaRoche LaMac

April 2010
First foal of 2010 - Chestnut colt born 4th April
Out of
Bernwode Evelina-S by FEI dressage pony stallion Bernwode Brokat. He is full brother to Bernwode Benedict (SPSS stallion at Hartpury) & Delaroche Breve. See More.....

January 2010
Bernwode Evelina-S awarded the British Equestrian Federation’s Leading Sports Pony Dam 2009 -

On Saturday January 9th Lucy attended the annual Breeders Dinner & Award Ceremony at The Grange City Hotel, London to receive the award. This award recognises the outstanding offspring Evelina has consistently produced. Before joining us at Delaroche Stud she had already produced Hartpury College’s graded Sports Pony stallion Bernwode Benedict. Her first foal at Delaroche Stud was born in 2007, Delaroche Breve. In 2008 this filly, by FEI dressage pony stallion Bernwode Brokat, was the highest placed Sports Pony Yearling in the entire BEF Futurity Scheme, receiving 9.5 for athleticism!
2008 saw the arrival of Evelina’s colt foal Delaroche Laureve by our own stallion Lauriston. Continuing the success of her progeny in the 2009 BEF Futurity Scheme this yearling son received an Elite First Premium.
We are very excited to see what 2010 brings as Evelina is back in foal to Bernwode Brokat. She is due on 29th March & will hopefully produce a full sibling with the same exceptional quality, athleticism & trainability as both Benedict & Breve.

BEF Award January 2010

August 09
DeLaRoche win both mare & foal classes at Pembrokeshire County Show

Delaroche Caveat (Lauriston x Cavalier)
winning the lightweight hunter foal class at Pembrokeshire County Show last week. Second year running we have won the Broodmare & Foal classes, with two different mares but both foals were by Lauriston. Already thinking who's foal (all going well!) is a likely contender for next year!

DeLaRoche Caveat

JULY 09: DeLaRoche Shutterboy selected for Best of British Foal Sale at Addington August 09
DeLaRoche Shutterboy DeLaRoche Shutterboy
Colt born 06/06/09. Serious show jumping prospect. By SIR SHUTTERFLY (Silvio I/Forrest) full brother to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s amazing world cup winning SHUTTERFLY. Out of a RANDI/CONSUL mare. This tall elegant colt has it all, top competition bloodlines, off the floor movement & a real ‘look at me’ presence. Definitely stallion potential. He has been selected for the Best of British Foal sale at Addington on Tuesday August 4th. For more information please contact Lucy or go to http://www.brightwells.com/equine/SpecialistSales/ShowJumping/Catalogue/tabid/422/Default.aspx
Sir Shutterfly
Sir Shutterfly full brother to world cup winning Shutterfly