The current brood mares all fulfil the exacting criteria that Vin has set for all the Preci-Spark Event Mares, having proved to have natural jumping ability, and good conformation, movement and temperament. The pedigree of some are quite outstanding for our sport, for example, Welton Edwina – full sister to Welton Envoy and whose dam is full sister to Nightcap.
Great care is taking when foaling the mares, and we are passionate believers in the importance of handling the foals from birth. This ‘humanising’ process continues with the young stock all the way through, teaching them manners, and to trust and respect people. The youngsters are ‘broken’ slowly over several weeks as three year olds, then turned away again. We believe that the time and trouble taken over the first five years of a horse’s life is vital to the future of each horse.
Considerable trouble is taken to produce our mares, and Preci-Spark Ltd. is fortunate to have Sam Hobbs as our stable jockey.