Today part breds are an intrical part of the performance objectives at Templedruid.
The grey stallions T. Welshman, T.Sinai, T. Gironde are being used together with Chestnut sires T. Syrah and T. Mogul, and new addition black Sec. C. stallion Neuaddpark Rebel.
Part breds started in 1974 with the use of the great Arabian stallion Gerwazy, 7 times ridden champion at the Royal, and the very well known T.B. sire Turtons Story - at that time champion sire of show hacks in this country. They were used on originally purchased foals Turtons Story on Gredington Jane (later dam of T. Welshman) and Gerwazy on a chestnut unregistered little Dartmoor filly. For the next generation the (then very young) stallion Granby Diplomat was used, a 15.0 hand part bred Arabian, owned by Mrs Marlene Gillett.
Granby Diplomat was later (in 1980) used on another part bred mare by the well known stallion Darjeel. From another base, the first Sec. B in the stud, Mynach Topaz, born 1975, was put to part bred Arabian stallion Decree Imperial by the big winning sire Shah Jehan.
A riding pony stallion, owned by the Misses Grummett Ashlawn Covenant was then introduced, bringing in, on some, a size reduction and introducing riding pony styles and last, in that direction, the Sec. B. stallion Orieton Aristocrat.
Templedruid Riga and Guatemala
The descendent of several matings T. Gemstone together with her mother T. Emerald, by Ashlawn Covenant (decendent of Bulch Hillwind, Bulch Zepher, and Downland Chevalier) are now being put to Woldbergs Ravel, Sec. B. stallion bred in Holland (Downland Mandarin and Solway Master Bronze breeding) and who came to Templedruid in 1995 from Edwin Flerackers in Belgium. At that time Edwin was very successfully driving a Sec. B. team 3 times Windsor winners.
On all of this base Welsh Sec. C. stallions are being used producing youngsters clearly performing very well.
From this part bred breeding the objective is an end use and at Templedruid this ranges from L/R to W.H.P. to show hunter, to show jumping, to International dressage and finally to very successful driving.