Appaloosa Stud Farm

In 2007 Richard and Debbie Blackburn made the decision to start breeding the Appaloosa at Cranford Stud Farm in order to produce a good natured, versatile and hardy horse best suited for the young rider making the transition from pony to horse.

Richard brings with him a wealth of equine knowledge and experience having grown up on an Arabian Stud Farm in England, and pursuing his passion for horses and competition through the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Horse Artillery.

Together with his mounted ceremonial duties he competed for the Army in Show jumping, Eventing and Polo. Attending the Army Long Equitation Course at Melton Mowbry and spending time with the Cadre Noir he acquired a solid grounding in both training horses and instructing students.

After immigrating to South Africa in 1984 Richard together with his wife Debbie, also an accomplished horsewoman, continued to work in the equestrian field breeding and producing competition horses for both eventing and show jumping.

Ten years ago Richard was introduced to the Natural Horsemanship Training Methods and decided immediately to adopt this form of training with all his horses. It has proved to be a resounding success in getting young horses started and backed and transforming difficult horses into balanced manageable ones. All our stud horses are trained using these kind methods resulting in trusting, confident and willing horses

We do not currently have any horses for sale. For enquiries please contact Debbie Blackburn on 079 876 3595