For Sale


Please Note: 

We are currently updating our website and adding all the young ones that are for sale - the pedigrees for all the young ones 3 years and above are now on line but it will be a winter project to get all the pictures and video footage done so bear with us while it is all being updated and if there are any that you would like more information on then please do not hesitate to contact us. All horses are available for viewing.

If you are after something younger then we have a number of weanlings through to 2 year olds available (to be listed once the others are all done).

Longspring Stud has been breeding quality sport horses since 1983 with our first crop of foals by Distelfink. Distelfink, a licensed Hanoverian stallion was used in a selective breeding program over thoroughbred mares to produce a NZ type of sport horse. Quality horses reared naturally on our 450 acre hill country farm in the Wairarapa that have gone on to be winners in all disciplines here in NZ and overseas.

Today, the stud is producing 15 to 20 quality young horses each year from our selection of proven bloodlines from our own stock and using frozen semen from overseas. We select all mares on known performance or loosejumping ability. Distelfink was named the leading sire of broodmares of showjumpers at the 2010 NZ Young Horse Showjumping Championships showing the value of his pedigree long term.

Our stud has the best collection of sport horse bloodlines procuded in NZ. Each youngster is prepared professionally to be a balanced, responsive and good natured horse. The horses are all forward going and retain the athleticism of the thoroughbred but with the power and jumping ability enhanced by the warmblood. Horses are started carefully under saddle by Rupert who is a 5th generation horseman and who started off all our top horses including Super Moth, Denver, Falcon, and Duty Free.

We are breeding specifically for the jumping, showhunter and eventing market and have a range of types from almost full thoroughbred to ¾ warmblood. If you do not see a horse on these pages that would suit your purpose, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we have many quality youngsters coming on – one of them is bound to suit!

Horses out with Riders

We have been lucky to be able to place some of our most talented young horses in the hands of young riders that are looking for a horse to develop and take through the levels to the top of their sport for eventual sale.  This can be a very rewarding relationship between horse, rider and breeder and we enjoy getting out and seeing the progression of the horses through.

If this is something that interests you or someone you know then please contact us as we do have a number of exceptionally talented young horses coming on that we are keen to put out in to young riders hands.

We also will be making available some of our top young mares that will later be retired to stud – see the lease section of the website to see what is currently available.

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Older Horses

We constantly have a number of young horses coming on that have been in work on the stud and are ready for sale.  Later in the season you may see them out with the Longspring Team but if you want an early bargain, check out these young horses. 

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Three - Five Year Olds

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Foals through to Two Year Olds

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While we do not plan on breeding ponies inevitably over time we have breed a pony or four. We have in the last few years produced three ponies that have all competed successfully to 3* Pony GP, including Tiger Tale LS who placed 2nd in the Pony of the Year 2013 and 5th in the Pony GP series after missing the first half of the season with rider Emily Fraser an amazing achievement. With another young pony Distinctive Miss LS with rider Caitlin Lally should great scope a combination to watch in the future.

Imagine what we can produce when purpose breed. With the arrival of our second daughter May 2016 breeding our own ponies was inevitable, 2015 welcomed our first purpose breed pony a  stunning colt Beircheart LS by Connemara Stallion CROSSIEBEG BRENNAN out of Candoo LS a beautiful pony mare that the stud has retain for breeding. Candoo is out of the same mare as Larinium LS who ridden by Georgia Massie has won and consistently placed in Young Rider and Horse Grand Prix Classes in 2016. 

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Broodmares / Foals In Utero

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Sold - ones to watch

The next best thing to breeding and producing a quality young horse is actually seeing the horse sold on and compete successfully for another rider. In this section of our website, we will highlight some of our more recent sales and what they are up to with their new owners.

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