Westoak Stud in the news

Frankfurt of Westoak and Ryan.

Frank's first one day event at Northallerton Equestrian centre. By Flammengold out of Donner Rose (Don Ricoss).


Salvador of Westoak and Fein Surprise FST, Win the mare and foal class at Skelton show and take reserve Champion in hand Hunter title too.

Thanks to Casey and Helen for turn out and running them.

Flashenpost of Westoak

Second in the

Eventing youngstock class for 2024 foals.

By Faustinus out of Holly of Westoak. Holly was third in the broodmare class. Thanks to the Westoak showing team.

Florida of Westoak

at the Dressage National Championships at Addington 2024.

3rd place, with 69.10%, at Medium.

Congratulations to Heidi and team Florida.

Figaro of Westoak

4th, with 70.65%, at the Dressage National Championships at Addington 2024.

Well done to Gemma and her team.

My Booze Cruise enters her 22 Year.

Kerry looking after her with great care as always.

Classic Prada and Casey win at Newton Rigg Show. Well done Casey only her second show ever.

Classic Prada and Kerry championship win at Arena UK.

Donna Dior JM, Gold at the Futurity.

By Don Ricoss out of a Sandro Bedo mare. Two years old.

Harriet of Westoak at her first show.

By Hochadel out of a Dauphin mare.

Born 2022.

Lotus of Westoak Cumberland show

Sarah and Lotus at their first County show. Third place and a great day out.

Congratulations to Megan for completing her Level 2 Appenticeship with Westoak Stud.

Megan has completed her travel qualifications and has travelled with mares to stud and to shows, showing in hand and acting as a show groom.

Megan is now starting her level 3 Apprenticeship with us, taking the breeding route.

Thank you to Equestrian Training for guiding Megan through the course.


Woodlander Desire

Daisy had a year off from breeding and has been having fun at the shows with Sarah. Winning at Arena UK, competing at dressage and showing classes.

Now qualified for Equifest 2023.

Heidi of Westoak and her dam St Pr St Belinka K have been out to the shows winning at The Cumberland and Penrith Shows.

Heidi by Hochadel also won the Championship for horse breeding at Penrith show and a silver cup.

Zodiac of Westoak starring in the Northern Echo, with her new friend.



Copyright Vivien Fawcett.

Alice completes her apprenticeship with two Distinctions.

Congratulations to Alice from all at Westoak Stud. Alice chose to train with us, her specialism being sports horse breeding. She has prepared horses for competitions, including taking mares and foals to the Futurity, she is pictured here with the Gold premium Futurity filly Zodiac of Westoak, at Richmond Equestrian Centre. Alice has also

competed with a mare from the stud, in-hand and under saddle. She has travelled all over the country with mares and foals.

Thanks also to Equestrian Training for their support with Alice's training.


Zodiac of Westoak,

Gold at the Futurity.

8.75 for trot at Richmond August 2021.


Quartz, by Quantensprung out of Dauphin's Diamond by Dauphin.


Scored straight 8 for her studbook inspection, so just the ridden test to do now for a Premium mare candidate.

Completed her first two dressage tests Prelim June and Novice July winning both classes.

Competed in the regionals, at Port Royal, 2021 and again in 2022.

Winning three tests in a row.

Competing with Cat Dalton.

Polly and Einmalig of Westoak. Lovely to see him under saddle and competing BD.

Florida of Westoak on her way to Regional qualification. 69% in the Novice with points and 65% in the Elementary. Thank you for the update, Lindsey and Kazik.

Carmen of Westoak and Emma Wooliscroft 


Fourth with 66.71% in a class of 26.

Well done to Emma. Carmen of Westoak is the daughter of Elite Boheme.

Valentino of Westoak by Valverde out of our broodmare Silk.

Gold award at the 2020 Futurity as a two year old. Presented by his owner Gemma, Tintin is one to look out for in the future. Backed in 2022.

Frankfurt of Westoak scores 8's and becomes a Premium foal with the BHHS. By Flammengold out of Donner Rose (Don Ricoss)

Fabian of Westoak scores 8's as a yearling, at the BHHS regional show assessment. By Flammengold out of Enia and Epernay mare. Ian just loves the showing life!

Florin of Westoak graded Stallion with the Warmblood Breeders Studbook UK.

Florin is a two year old colt bred by Westoak Hanoverian stud and now owned by Molly.

The judges loved his kind temperament and his ability to jump. By Flammengold out of Deva our Dimaggio mare. Second generation British breeding.

Clarissa of Westoak and Amie winning the Two Year old class at the BHHS 2018 Annual show.

Annabelle of Westoak and Molly top yearling filly, top Rhineland yearling filly and second highest yearling at the BHHS 2018 Annual show.

My Booze Cruise and Kerry winning the Part Bred class for the third year in a row, at the BHHS 2018 Annual show.

Ricky Roxane and Faberge of Westoak bringing home the Rosettes and prize money from Osberton horse trials youngstock classes.

Faberge of Westoak highest placed filly at Osberton Horse trials eventing youngstock class. Second placed foal, only beaten by the colt foal who went on to be Supreme champion. This filly is outstanding.

Ricky Roxanne at Osberton eventer broodmare class. Fifth out of nine.

BHHS Regional Show2018


Funkey Monkey of Westoak awarded a Hanoverian Elite with a score of 8.

By Falstaff out of a De Niro mare, Funkey is a bay colt.


Donner Rosa Awarded 7.8 for her Studbook inspection.



Two Elite foals at the BHHS Hanoverian day at Westoak stud, 2017.

All foals qualified for the  Annual show.

Three mares were graded, one mare with a score of 8.25.

Sorayah of Westoak and Florence of Westoak both scored Elite status.

Wellegance also scored Premium marks in the mare studbook inspections.

Thank you to all those that came to support the day.


Annabelle of Westoak is top foal at the Futurity at Richmond equestrian centre. This write up comes from the Newcastle Post. Thanks to Kevin Sparrow as ever for the lovely photographs.

Delighted how well this filly has done this year, congratulations to her new owner Molly.

Carsten of Westoak wins BE100 at Stafford. He completed his run on just his dressage score of 22.3, jumping clear showjumping and cross-country.

Here he is as a foal, with his dam Louise, at Westoak Hanoverian Stud.

Fortissimo of Westoak Reserve Champion at Penrith show 2017. He won his foal class and his dam Lima won her broodmare class as well.

Bay colt by Flammengold out of Lima (Lauro).

For sale.

Lima at Penrith Show winning her Broodmare class.

All of 2017's foals have arrived.

Futurity news

Elite foal at Solihull Futurity, Clarissa of Westoak,  with a score of 9.08 in the eventing foal section.

BHHS Hanoverian Day and Regional show 2016

Clarissa of Westoak won the foal show, which was judged by Lynne Crowden.

The day was well attended by spectators.

Carsten of  Westoak


First place at Stafford horse trials July 2017 with 22.3 clear jumping and clear cross country, finishing on his dressage score with Piggy French.


Best British bred 5 year old eventer at the British breeding awards 2016, held at the City Grange Hotel in London.


Ridden by Piggy French and owned by Sir William Aldous, Lady Gillian Aldous and Mrs Elizabeth Ann Tolhurst.


Carsten of Westoak is a 17hh bay, Hanoverian gelding, bred by Westoak Hanoverian stud.

He was assessed as ‘Elite’ at the Futurity as a foal.

His present owners have worked with Team French to produce this branded British Hanoverian as a top eventer.



Carsten has started the 2016 season with Piggy French's sister and has already been in the top three again.


Both parents are British based.

His dam Louise (Londonderry) is an important British based mare. She has bred a graded stallion, a Select studbook mare, an Elite foal and many show champions.

Classic Juan the graded Hanoverian stallion is Carsten’s sire, he is based at Witcham House stud in Cambridge. He competed as an eventer, has sired Elite mares, the highest ever placed Futurity filly Classic Prada (9.75). Westoak Stud have purchased Classic Prada as a broodmare.


The owner of Westoak Hanoverian Stud, based in Derbyshire, Sue Simmons, said ‘Cleopatra of Westoak was second in the 3 year old eventing section of the 2013 Awards ceremony, she too was by Classic Juan, but this year Carsten of Westoak has taken the stud to the top. I am delighted’

‘It is encouraging that British Eventing are acknowledging breeders’

‘Carsten has a bright future’


Here is a quote from the British Eventing website.

"Sir William Aldous and Lady Gillian Aldous’ Classic Juan sired Carsten of Westoak (Classic Juan x Londonderry) claimed the five year old prize for West Oak Stud’s Sue Simmons. Piloted by Piggy French, the gelding took third place in the 5YO section."




Carsten of Westoak third in the Osberton Horse Trials five year old class.

Ridden by Piggy French, Carsten stayed on his dressage score after all phases. (With a strong field of over 50, five year olds.) Congratulations to Gillian his owner. Carsten will be having a rest until next season.

Gemma and Westoak Midsommer won two elementary tests and have qualified for the regionals. Great news.


Lisa and Westoak Mabel have qualified for the Sheepgate young horse classes after scoring 70% at Novice affiliated BD. Well done.


Westoak Monty completed his first cross country.

Mabel and Monty are both by Medoc.

Monty of Westoak Monty of Westoak
Mabel of Westoak Mabel of Westoak
Carmen of Westoak Carmen of Westoak

Carmen of Westoak competed at the BHHS Annual show 2015

She was second in the three year old mare class and achieved a 1A. She has already passed her studbook inspection so the next stage is her Mare Performance Test.

Carsten of Westoak won his BE 100 at Brooksby with Piggy French.


Open days

Westoak Hanoverian Stud open day had sunny weather. Thank you to all our friends who called in.

Our Regional foal show saw our foals gain qualification for the Annual BHHS and mares graded too.

Our next open day will be August 2019.


Ladies in waiting Ladies in waiting

Fantastic news about our five year old Carsten of Westoak, he has qualified for the five year old young event horse championships at Osberton. Congratulations to his owner Gillian and his rider Piggy French. He has had a few outings as a 5 year old. Watch him here on youtube.




Carsten of Westoak is an Elite Futurity foal for eventing.

Westoak Willis has qualified for the regionals BD. He also went to the under 25's championships at Sheepgate.

Eureka of Westoak a four year old has won his dressage class with 71% on his first outing. He is now qualified for the regionals BD.

Well done to Kim who has owned him from a foal. He is by Elroon out of Wijenna.

Mabel of Westoak and Lisa have also qualified for the Area Festival.

Westoak Hanoverian Stud


We have been breeding Hanoverian competition horses since 1986. Our aim is to produce top quality youngstock for dressage and eventing. Our broodmares are chosen for their temperaments, their performance records and their bloodlines.


Our foals have been awarded Higher First and Elite Premiums at the BEF Futurity. Most of our broodmares have also been awarded Broodmare Diplomas from the British Equestrian Federation Futurity. Our youngstock have been awarded Elite status with the BHHS and Select status with the Warmbloods.


Our foals are registered with the British Hanoverian Horse Society, have full pink breeding papers, passports and are branded Hanoverian.

All our mares are Hanoverian. Either State Premium studbook, Elite or Main stud book mares. All have full 4 generation pedigrees, Pink Papers and are branded Hanoverian. Our mares usually have a competition career, are performance tested  and all are graded.

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