FALABELLA MINIATURE HORSE BREEDER

Dedicated to the rare breed Falabella Miniature Horse.
Located in Norfolk, U.K. Close to Newmarket - the home of British horse racing.

Breeding top quality pure DNA-proven Falabellas.

The reason we can make this statement is because we DNA 'Parentage Qualify' back to imports from
the Falabella ranch in Argentina, as required by the Mother Studbook.

DNA testing proves this conclusively.
(click here)
Our DNA testing is conducted by the esteemed Animal Health Trust in Newmarket. HRH the Princess Royal is its president.

The Mother Studbook for our breed is called the Asociacion de Criadores de Caballos Falabella.

They made the following statement in 1998:-
"The horses that in a time frame to be determined would not perform the DNA test and their results have not been reported to the ACCF will be stricken from ACCF records".
They had authorized the Dutch Falabella Studbook (which is now known as the European Falabella Studbook) in 1995.
And in 2003, they authorized The British Falabella Studbook.

These are the only authorized Daughter Studbooks to the ACCF in Europe.

"It is a condition that a genuine Falabella horse must have 100% Falabella bloodlines."
(
Asociacion de Criadores de Caballos Falabella)
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Updated 21st July 2017

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Please call us between 1pm and 2pm (13.00 hrs - 14.00 hrs GMT) Monday - Friday for information.
Visiting strictly by appointment on Sundays and Wednesdays between 2pm - 4pm.


EQUULEUS KASHMIR USA

Equuleus Kashmir
(By Limelight's Point Break ex Equuleus Fantastica
) at his home Vaux Hill in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
He carries the blood of the two legendary horses imported to the UK - Falabella Menelek and Falabella Al Graten.
('legends' page here)


Many of the facts on this website were supplied by Sra. Maria Luisa de Falabella during the ten year period
that she and Susan Eckholdt were in regular contact both before and after Sue's visit to Argentina.


MINETTE OF FORT SHOW

Minette of Fort
By Limelight's Indian Warrior ex Falabella Niebla, and 12 year old Miss Bojena Lewis won the 'Concours d'Elegance' and
'Falabella 2 and 3 year old' classes at the MHS UK/USA Supremacy show at Oakridge Arena on 1st June.
('show news' page here)

Minette is a great, great, great grand daughter of 'Falabella Al Graten' - imported by 'The News of the World' in 1973 and
offered as the main prize in 'The Sun' newspaper competition.
('UK archives' page here)
Photo: Trafford Photography


All our horses trace
directly back to exports from the Falabella Ranch in Argentina.
('about us' page here)
The Falabella is classified as a miniature horse, not a pony.

EQUULEUS NASHWAN

Equuleus Nashwan
(by Limelight's Sabre ex Equuleus Fantastica)
(Sold to Dubai)

Named in tribute to the 1989 Derby winner (see below) ridden to victory by Willie Carson.

NASHWAN SHADWELL

Nashwan at The Nunnery Stud, 1990.
photo: Susan Eckholdt




Please continue to enjoy our 'home' page, but here are links to other pages you may find useful.
('care' page here)            ('about us' page here)           ('contact us' page here)           ('for sale' page here)

EQUULEUS LAYLA

Equuleus Layla
 
(By Limelight's Sabre ex Lady Erica of Hambrook) Foaled August 2013.
This filly carries the blood of Falabella Menelek and Falabella Chico.
('UK archives' page here)
Photo: Ray Mumford

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CHARLOTTE OF KILVERSTONE

Charlotte of Kilverstone
(By Falabella Chico ex Carlotta of Kilverstone)
With the twins Robin and Liberty Fisher of Kilverstone at the Equuleus Falabella Stud.
('UK archives' page here)
Photo: Marie Bushill

EQUULEUS JESSICA

Equuleus Jessica
Daughter of Charlotte of Kilverstone and great, great grand daughter of Falabella Al Graten.

Jessica is pictured here with Mrs Brenda Sutcliffe whose daughter Helen won Falabella Al Graten in a newspaper competition in 1974.
('UK archives' page here)
Photo Ray Mumford

RZADKIEWA FIESTA

Rzadkiewa Fiesta (by Fuente del Charco ex Equuleus In Excess)
Won first prize in the four years and over, appaloosa mare exceeding 87 cms class.
Owned by Sandra Radecke - shown by Esmee
Stoel.
Fiesta was also crowned European Champion Mare 2015.
('show news' page here)

photo: Ms Leontien Ruissen


LADY ERICA OF HAMBROOK

Lady Erica of Hambrook
(By Falabella Lancero ex Falabella Lady Noir)
An exquisite first generation Falabella mare bred by Mr Albert Shepherd, former UK ACCF director.

Erica (foaled in 1994)
was registered with the Asociacion de Criadores de Caballos Falabella and the AMHA,

meaning that she was not only a pure bred Falabella but also an American Miniature Horse.



EQUULEUS FANTASTICA

Equuleus Fantastica
(by Falabella Yabito ex Falabella Prosapia)

Photo: Marie Bushill

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WILLIE CARSON WITH FALABELLA CHICO

Falabella Chico
With five times British Champion Jockey Willie Carson O.B.E.

(Willie is wearing the famous 'Shadwell' silks of  H. H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

We were delighted to be asked to take our smallest Argentine import stallion Falabella Chico

to meet Frankie Dettori, Willie Carson and Brookfield Albion  for a ‘Charity Press Call’

at Ascot Race Course.

FRANKIE DETTORI WILLIE CARSON WITH FALABELLA CHICO

Photo: Susan Eckholdt

Chico was registered with the Asociacion de Criadores de Caballos Falabella and the AMHA,

meaning that he was not only a pure bred Falabella but also an American Miniature Horse.

For more information

FALABELLA CHICO FALABELLA ARGENTINA ROYAL HORSE

Falabella Chico (in the foreground) and Falabella Argentina meet The King's Troop

Royal Horse Artillery at St. John's Wood Barracks in September 1977.

('UK archives' page here)

QUEEN ELIZABETH 11 WITH FALABELLA CHICO

Falabella Chico meets Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones at Windsor Great Park in 1978.

Chico is held by Lady Rosamund Fisher's son Jamie Fairbairn.

('UK archives' page here)

LORD AND LADY FISHER KILVERSTONE HALL FALABELLA CHICO ARGENTINA

Lord and Lady Fisher at Kilverstone Hall in Norfolk.

They imported Chico and Argentina in 1977.

('Kilverstone Zoo' page here)

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LIMELIGHTS SABRE ARABIAN FALABELLA

Limelight's Sabre
By Falabella Chico (above) ex Tripoli of Kilverstone (by Falabella Menelek ex Falabella Morenita)
Owned by Mr Rickard Rundqvist.

Foaled in 1993, Sabre was undoubtedly the first of the ultra quality true Arabian/thoroughbred type Falabellas.

This incredible Falabella stallion is a naturally ultra refined example of the Falabella breed,
demonstrating the extreme 'Arabian' type in miniature.

  He is registered with the Asociacion de Criadores de Caballos Falabella and the AMHA
meaning that he is not only a pure bred Falabella but also an American Miniature Horse.

 

  He requires minimal show preparation -
his conformation has not been manipulated in any way.

  He left the Equuleus Stud for Sweden 'in utero' in 1992.

On 18th July 2012 he returned from Sweden to the Equuleus Stud on a breeding loan.
 He covered
eleven mares which resulted in eleven foals the following year and a number of foals since.
('for sale' page here)

FALABELLA FESTIVO NORFOLK
Falabella Festivo

FALABELLA ATONADA AND EQUULEUS EXTRA TERRESTRIAL
Falabella Atonada
A particularly tiny (71cm) Argentine import

Photo: Ray Mumford


EQUULEUS FELINA
Equuleus Felina
(by Falabella Julio Cesar ex Petronella of Kilverstone)

Photo: Susan Eckholdt


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Our horses are DNA tested in order to ‘parentage qualify’.

This means that we prove that the horse you buy from us is sired by stallion ‘A’ and out of mare ‘B’.

Our DNA testing is conducted by the esteemed Animal Health Trust in Newmarket.

HRH the Princess Royal is its president.

The DNA test for parentage qualification is universal and can be shared internationally between laboratories with the consent of the horse owner.


Our horses are registered with either The European Falabella Studbook, The British Falabella Studbook or both.
Both
sanctioned by Maria L B de Falabella, and the only authorised Falabella studbooks in Europe.

Some of our horses are
also registered with other societies which include the BMHS and the AMHA.

Please let us know if you would like alternative registration for your horse
(in order to enter specific shows perhaps) and we will try to organize this where possible.

SUSAN ECKHOLDT WITH FALABELLA FESTIVO

Susan Eckholdt with Falabella Festivo, 1994

FALABELLA AL GRATEN

Falabella Al Graten.
An amazing pintaloosa Argentine import of 1973 which was offered as a prize in 'The Sun' newspaper competition and won by eleven year old Helen Sutcliffe in 1974.
Many of our foals carry the blood of this stunning little mare and many of the finest blue eyed Falabellas in Europe, the USA and the Middle East owe their quality to her. Read her story on the 'UK Archives' page.
('UK archives' page here)

Photo: courtesy Brenda Sutcliffe

EQUULEUS FALABELLA STUD WINTER 1987

Winter 1987 at the Equuleus Falabella Stud
Photo: Susan Eckholdt

NORFOLK WINTER

Winter 2011 at the Equuleus Falabella Stud
Photo: Ray Mumford

NORFOLK SUMMER

Summer 2012 at the Equuleus Falabella Stud
Photo: Ray Mumford

LIMELIGHTS SABRE FALABELLA STALLION

Photo: Ray Mumford


About Us
    Updated 13-5-2016

 
Updated  15-4-17
UKFalabellaArchives
 
Updated  27-4-2017

 
Updated 7-3-2017

 
Updated  16-7-2017
Colours
 
Updated  13-4-2016
Show News
 
Updated  13-3-2017

 
Updated 17-10-2013

 
Updated  24-7-2013

 
Updated 16-9-2016
 Buyer beware
 
      Updated 21-7-2017
     Updated 27-4-2017
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