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Please contact us if you have any success stories of any Knabstruppers competing anywhere in the world. We would also love to hear any news about relatives or offspring of our horses.

Knabstrupper filly by Pinocchio Middelsom July 2012. We were delighted to hear that Pinocchio has become a Dad to a bay colt with chrome and a bay spotty filly, both bred by Balcormo Stud. Congratulations. Pictured left is the gorgeous filly at just one day old. More photos to come soon.
Blacklaw Pelorus Licenced Stallion Ailie has sent us this recent picture of 4 year old Blacklaw Pelorus. He is a Licenced WBFSH buckskin stallion by Pinocchio Middelsom. Pelorus has been backed which he took in his stride and has been jumping clear rounds. What a beautiful boy...
Pinocchio Grandson This cheeky little foal is Pinocchio's Grandson as you can see from the family resemblance! Bred by Jo and Jill Clarke, he is by Blacklaw Viking (Pinocchio Middelsom x Vixen). Congratulations! Pinocchio Grandson
Blacklaw Thymelord May 2012 Congrats to Blacklaw Thymelord and connections on being placed in the top 3 everytime out so far this year in British Eventing, including a win at Burnham Market International.
Knabstrupper colt born 4th May 2012 4th May. Starlight foals a classy bay colt at 4.15am. It was a very straight forward and quick birth. Mother and son both doing well. He is for sale and there is more information available here.
Knabstrupper gelding by Xhogun Middelsom Colt foal by Xhogun Middelsom Knabstrupper stallion by Xhogun Middelsom
Gorgeous Knabstrupper gelding Edward X bred by Cayuse Stud, Australia. Fabulous October 2011 colt Xhogrand bred by Cayuse Stud, Australia. Ragstone Xavier is maturing into a fabulous Knabstrupper stallion prospect.

Although we no longer own Xhogun Middelsom it is always great to receive updates of his offspring conceived while we did or from the frozen semen we provided.


Blacklaw Rising Star (Rubin Star N x Hazel Park)

Bally (Buskhill Gunnar x Hazel Park)

Blacklaw Xpresso (Xanthos x Elmegardens Surprice)

Blacklaw Rising Star (Rubin Star N x Hazel Park)
We were very pleased to hear from Linda that she is delighted with Rising Star who was easy to back and will start competing soon.

Bally (Buskhill Gunnar x Hazel Park) has been out and about enjoying herself with Carol. She looks lovely as ever!

Knabstrupper gelding Blacklaw Xpresso (Xanthos x Elmegaardens Surprice) pictured at his first showjumping competition where he was placed. Congrats Ruth!

British Eventing Breeders Award

Jan 2012 We were absolutely delighted to receive a Breeding Award from British Eventing for Blacklaw Thymelord (Dramiro x Hazel Park) - Best British 5yr old 2011. Thank you.

Blacklaw Pelorus Scottish Sports Horse Grading Blacklaw Pelorus Scottish Sports Horse Grading Blacklaw Pelorus Scottish Sports Horse Grading
We were very proud to see buckskin stallion Blacklaw Pelorus (Pinocchio Middelsom x Arleta Kinska) gain his Breeding Licence at the 2011 Scottish Sports Horse Stallion Grading. He scored very highly for his top temperament and careful scopey jumping technique. He was beautifully presented by his owner Ailie Haddow. Congratulations!
Harmony Dawn Scottish Sportshorse Grading

Harmony Dawn enjoyed her trip to the Scottish Sportshorse Grading to receive her Sport Award for her Showjumping achievements. The judges commented on her lovely temperament and good condition considering her advancing years!

Sadly we had to make the decision to have our grand old mare Honeybrook Lauranda put to sleep. She had been retired from breeding for several years becoming a wonderful nanny and assistant loader to our youngstock. Laura jumped to Grade A and produced several good foals one of whom is currently showjumping in Canada. Her daughter by Lauriston has been retained by us to continue her line.
Blacklaw Thymelord Dressage Blacklaw Thymelord Cross Country

Congratulations to 5 yr old Blacklaw Thymelord, owned by Mr and Mrs Smith ridden by Ruth Edge, on being the highest placed British Bred 5yr old eventer at the Lycetts 2011 British Eventing Young Horse Championships.

Blacklaw Vice Versa Best in Show KNN Knabstrupper Grading
Blacklaw Vice Versa Best in Show

Blacklaw XL KNN Knabstrupper Grading
Blacklaw XL

Blacklaw Vice Versa Best in Show KNN Knabstrupper Grading
Blacklaw Vice Versa

Blacklaw XL KNN Knabstrupper Grading
Congratulations to all the connections of Blacklaw Vice Versa and Blacklaw XL at the 2011 KNN UK Grading in Usk. VV did a super Performance Test showing an excellent jump, scoring the highest test of the day against horses older than her. She was awarded Best In Show. Blacklaw XL (Blacklaw Xcalibur x Elmegaardens Surprice) successfully passed his Stallion Assessment and is maturing into a lovely breeding prospect. Both were beautifully produced and a credit to their owners. The 2012 KNN UK Grading is to be held on the 9th Sept at Bishop Burton College,Yorks.
August 2011 Blacklaw Thymelord wins the 5yr old Qualifier at Bold Heath and comes 3rd in BE100 Class at Hopetoun International Event with an excellent dressage score and double clears at both. Congratulations to all his connections.
Sporthorse mare We were delighted to hear from Carol that Bally aka Blacklaw Firestorm (Busk Hill Gunnar x Hazel Park) was the cover girl star on June's issue of the Scottish and Northern Equestrian Magazine. She looks fabulous!
Congratulations to Blacklaw Thymelord and connections on being placed 3rd in his BE100 Section at Cumwhinton on 25th June.
June 2011 Congratulations to Bally (Buskhill Gunner x Hazel Park) and Carol on winning the Ridden Hunter Class at Alyth Show and then going on to take Reserve Champion!
June 2011 Blacklaw Vice Versa and Blacklaw Xcalibur were 1st and 2nd in the Foreign Breed In Hand Class at Suffolk Show against stiff competition with Vice Versa going on to take Reserve Champion. They were also 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Ridden Class. Congrats to all connections, well done to the Knabstruppers! Knabstruppers at Suffolk Show
May 2011 Five year old Blacklaw Thymelord (Dramiro x Hazel Park), owned by Mr and Mrs Smith and ridden by Ruth Edge, wins his BE100 Section at Floors Castle with a score of 20.9. He did a super double clear and now has 27 Foundation Points. Congratulations to all.
Blacklaw Thymelord Blacklaw Thymelord Blacklaw Thymelord

Congratulations to four year old Blacklaw Vice Versa, ridden by Elli Darling, competing in her first Affilliated Dressage test.
She was placed second in the first test and then went on to win the second test with 72%.

May 2011 Sadly we lost our beautiful Palomino Kinsky mare, Arleta Kinska, after a two month battle against colic and peritonitis. She was a lovely mare with a fantastic temperament who gave us three quality First Premium foals.
Arleta Kinska Kinsky mare
April 2011 We were delighted to hear that Knabstrupper mare Zerina has been out showing, taking two Firsts and the Points Championship. Zerina was one of the first Knabstruppers we imported and started us on this spotty adventure! Congrats Sue, she definitely suits red! Zerina Knabstrupper mare
It was lovely to hear about our 2006 Knabstrupper foals Xpresso and Racketeer who are now both backed and going well under saddle. Xpresso has been at the local Riding Club camp with his owner Ruth and by all accounts he thoroughly enjoyed himself. Racketeer is aiming for a dressage career with his owner Lesley. He has grown to a staggering height of over 17hh! Our 2008 foal Pelorus is also maturing well with his beautiful buckskin coat and his dam's dapples. Thank you everyone for the updated photos.
Blacklaw Racketeer Knabstrupper gelding Blacklaw Xpresso Knabstrupper gelding Blacklaw Pelorus buckskin sporthorse
Knabstrupper colt New Zealand
SkyHi Exotic 2011 Knabstrupper colt
Feb 2011 Congrats to Kirsty of SkyHi Stud in New Zealand on the arrival of her second Knabstrupper foal conceived by frozen semen from Xhogun. This time a fabulous colt. We are very excited to be a part of this introduction of Knabstrupper blood to New Zealand. Knabstrupper filly New Zealand
SkyHi Exotic 2010 Knabstrupper filly

Michelle from South Africa sent us an updated photo of our 2008 foal Blacklaw Xzar. He is growing into a fine boy and is very intelligent thriving on his work

Blacklaw Xzar
Elmegaardens Affair, who we sold to the USA, has been backed and is progressing well under saddle. At the KNN Inspection, Hinckley Equestrain Center, Ohio she passed her Performance Test with flying colours. Although we were sad to say goodbye to such a beautiful mare it is great to see her doing so well for her new owner who has given her a fantastic home. At the same Inspection Halifax Middelsom, who is the son of our broodmare Xeleste, also passed his KNN Performance Test and is now a Life Approved stallion. Congratulations to all!
Blacklaw Xcalibur has been thoroughly enjoying himself on the hunting field with East Anglian Bloodhounds this winter. He behaved himself impeccably and was an excellent ambassador for the Knabstrupper breed. It is wonderful to see him so happy in his new home.
Blacklaw Xcalibur Knabstrupper stallion Blacklaw Xcalibur Knabstrupper stallion Blacklaw Xcalibur Knabstrupper stallion

Sept 2010 Blacklaw Thymelord ridden by Ruth Edge and owned by Mr and Mrs Smith qualified on his first attempt for the Lycetts 4yr old Eventing Championships. The final was held at Osberton in September where we were delighted that Thymelord was placed 5th against strong competition. Congrats to all his connections.

We were absolutely delighted for the owners, breeders, handlers and our horses at the 2010 KNN Gradings. At Moulton there were four Blacklaw horses. Blacklaw XL (Blacklaw Xcalibur) was First Premium graded, Blacklaw Vice Versa (De Niro) was Best Mare and Blacklaw Viking (Pinocchio Middelsom) gained his 2 year old Stallion Licence and was First Premium graded. Blacklaw Xcalibur did a superb Performance Test making him a Life Approved KNN stallion and he was awarded BEST in SHOW. Xcalibur is the first UK bred Knabstrupper stallion to achieve this. Congratulations to all their owners!

Blacklaw XL
Blacklaw XL
Blacklaw Xcalibur
Blacklaw Xcalibur
Blacklaw Xcalibur
Blacklaw Xcalibur
Blacklaw Viking
Blacklaw Viking

In Scotland the three foals forward were all by Xhogun Middelsom. All three were awarded First Premiums, Blacklaw Vero and Blacklaw Goldust plus Masterpiece bred by Claire McDiarmid. In the Mare section our broodmare Moenchshof's Very Nice Girl received a First Premium and she was awarded Best Mare. We were also delighted that our stallion Pinocchio Middelsom passed his Final Grading and is now Life Approved by the KNN. Blacklaw Goldust was awarded BEST in SHOW.

Blacklaw Goldust
Blacklaw Goldust
Very Nice Girl Knabstrupper mare
Moenchshof's Very Nice Girl
Best Mare

2010 saw two quality leopard spot colts born by Xhogun Middelsom. The first was out of our homebred Knabstrupper mare Blacklaw Vogue (De Niro). He was named Blacklaw Vero and went on to win a First Premium at the KNN Grading. The second colt, a buckskin leopard spot, was out of Arleta Kinska. He was awarded a First Premium with 9 out of a possible 10 and BEST IN SHOW at the KNN Grading. Please visit Foals 2010 for more photos.

Knabstrupper colt
Leopard spot Knabstrupper colt born early morning 29th April. By Xhogun Middelsom KNN 174 out of Blacklaw Vogue (De Niro)

Buckskin leopard colt
Buckskin near leopard colt born 1.40 am 24th May. By Xhogun Middelsom KNN 174 out of Arleta Kinska (Burbon)

The end of 2009 sadly saw our foundation Knabstrupper broodmare Vixen being put to sleep due to a very aggressive internal cancer lesion. Vixen gave us four wonderful foals and she will never be forgotten. 1985-2009
Vixen Knabstrupper mare
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