What’s been happening…

Update-March 2020

March 10th, 2020

Half Moon Stud is now into a third decade at Motcombe.  Our time here has seen various changes and in recent years has taken a new direction.  We no longer have horses training and competing from home so are using the facilities for others to enjoy with school hire, clinics and competitions on a far more regular basis.

We still run a breeding programme though some of the stock is now based with Newton Stud (where we are awaiting ET foals out of a full sister to GB Team horse Half Moon Delphi) and we have a joint co-operation working with Court Farm Stud who produced Franka for us to take the Filly Foal Championship at the Ultimate Warmblood Breeder’s Championship 2019.  We look forward to seeing a new batch of Half Moon horses out competing in the coming years.  In the meantime, Half Moon Dark Magic, owned jointly by his rider Nicola Buchanan and Diana Reynolds-Hale is flying the flag for us at International Grand Prix.

Half Moon Dark Magic is a full brother to our former International Grand Prix mare Half Moon Dynasty and we are continuing with this line breeding from another full sister to these two successful Grand Prix horses.

We are also stepping a toe into eventing having a  joint venture with Ally Walton.  Special K was purchased in 2019 and is being ridden by JP Sheffield.

International Success for Half Moon Dark Magic

September 19th, 2018
  • Half Moon Dark Magic, owned and ridden by Nicola Buchanan are Double International winners having won the FEI Intermediate 1 at both Hartpury CDI and Hickstead CDI 2018. This exciting partnership have also now qualified for the Dressage Future Elite Championship at the Horse of the Year Show, a prestigious competition that his full sister Half Moon Dynasty previously won. Good Luck to Paddy & Nicola!!

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Delphi- WEG 2014

September 11th, 2014

Delphi and Mike – WEG 2014
Kind permission of Kim Ratcliffe/Think Equestrian.