“Daisy is an exceptionally talented young rider. I don’t think I have ever met such a focused and driven young lady”
Heather Stack, owner of Larkshill Stud
Daisy first met Heather Stack of Larkshill Stud in 2009 when the Jacksons were looking for a broodmare. They viewed Prada who, at the time, was in foal to Benetton Dream and were impressed by Heather’s breeding ethics and the way her horses live in a herd as nature intended. The fact that Heather hand picks all her mares and stallions carefully with temperament and trainability of utmost importance, as well as the obvious qualities expected from a top mare/stallion was key to the Jacksons choosing Prada.
Tänzer was foaled in 2010 and awarded the Oldenburg Foal Premium at his foal grading meaning that he was identified as a colt with exceptional quality and conformation. The Jacksons quickly realised that it is more unusual for a Larkshill foal not to be awarded a premium as the quality of their young stock is outstanding.
The Jacksons contacted Heather again when they started looking for a young horse as a Grand Prix prospect for Daisy who went on to buy Fürst Larkshill (Fürst Heinrich x De Niro) aka Tango . Prior to his purchase they viewed videos of over 400 horses in the UK and there were only 2 that had the quality that they were looking for within budget. Happily for Daisy one of those was Tango. Daisy’s trainer Nicola Buchanan accompanied Daisy to try him and really loved him. She advised he would be a great prospect for Daisy and the decision was made. For Daisy, this was the best outcome as she now has the closest possible relationship with Tango and she is proud to have trained him to PSG in his 8th year.
Heather’s goal is to breed world class dressage horses with attributes critical to the modern performance horse; outstanding movement, correct conformation and above all, superb trainable temperaments. Larkshill’s broodmares carry the bloodlines of the some of the world’s leading dressage stallions. Using only the best stallions from across Europe to compliment the mares’ qualities is paramount in their breeding programme and the results speak for themselves.
Heather has become a strong supporter of Daisy and has a great deal of belief in her. In the New Year of 2015 Heather and Daisy formed a partnership as joint owners of Larkshill Divinity by Don Frederico out of St Pr St Ronja by Rotspon. Divinity is a full brother to a licenced stallion and Bundeschampionate qualifier winner and he himself was the Champion of the Hanoverian regional show as a foal and proclaimed a stallion prospect. Being one of the best horses that Larkshill has bred Daisy is both honoured and excited to have Larkshill Stud on her support team.
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