Grafham Stud Sport Horse Stud located in Devon for Stallions, Eventing, Dressage, Hunting and Competition horses. Home of Jumbo, Free Spirit, Wish Upon a Star, Jigilo, Brief Encounter and Moonshine Pharo. Horse for Sale.

Sport Horse Stud located in Devon for Stallions, Eventing, Dressage, Hunting and Competition horses. Home of Jumbo, Free Spirit, Wish Upon a Star, Jigilo, Brief Encounter and Moonshine Pharo. Horse for Sale.

The foals featured from Grafham Stud in this gallery are sired by:-
Wish Upon A Star, Free Spirit, Jigilo, Moonshine Pharo and Brief Encounter.
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Grafham Stud is probably best known as home of JUMBO – The International Advanced Event stallion who has sired an Olympic Medallist and the winners of Badminton, Blenheim, Bramham, Samur, Kentucky and multiple winners of Burghley.

standing at Grafham stud are JIGILO, BRIEF ENCOUNTER, and PHILANDERER who are all Advanced eventers along with the Gribaldi son WISH UPON A STAR, who is also advanced.

Grafham Stud specialises in breeding competition horses as well as offering excellent stud facilities for visiting mares. Located in the rolling Devon hills the stud is just an hour from Bristol and less than half an hour from the M5.

The Stud welcomes visitors by prior appointment when you can meet ‘the boys’ up close and see for yourself their incredible temperaments.  There is usually a small selection of young, homebred horses for sale if your preference is to buy not breed.


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JUMBO proved himself to be an outstanding sire of sport horses passing on his athleticism, trainability, temperament and jump. He is the leading ‘all time sire’ of competition horses in British Eventing (BE) as well as the leading BE ‘all time sire’ of competing mares. For seven years, since their inception in 2008 to 2014, he was ranked in the top ten of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire ranking (eventing) and for six of those was the highest ranked British-bred stallion. READ MORE...

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The late Jumbo led the BE Sire Rankings in both 2014, 2015 & 2016. Sadly he is no longer with us but his legacy is stronger than ever. Three, athletic, homebred sons, all proven at stud and Advanced eventers in their own right are available for the 2017 Stud Season.

At Grafham Stud


16.1hh Sire: Gribaldi
Dam: Pasmiek (Houston)

Wish Upon A star combines breath taking looks with an incredible temperament and an enviable BE record.

Having evented successfully to Advanced level his incredible temperament makes covering and competiting no problem for this lovely Gribaldi son. His oldest crop have started their proper eventing careers in 2015 with great success  following some great results in the BYEH series.



16.2hh 2006 Sire: Jumbo (Skippy) Dam: Dam Ornela (Snap Surprise) by Mangan (TB) Graded Breeder’s Elite

Advanced Event Horse Philanderer had a really busy 2015 with plenty of coverings during his second stud season.

He combined this with a terrific eventing season with Tim Cheffings, winning over fifty points and taking his total to one hundred and seventeen points, he was placed at advanced level and delivered a great double clear in the CIC three star at Blenheim.

He can be seen out this season with Young Rider Libby Seed.



Advanced Event Horse 16.1hh Dark Brown Sire: Jumbo Dam: Summer Jane (TB) Approved BWBS

A lighter framed, more refined version of JUMBO with an extra cross of TB blood. A late starter to stud duties he has already produced some lovely youngsters, the oldest of which can be seen out eventing this season.

JIGILO is the ultimate ‘cross country machine’ fast, bold and genuine. An ideal cross on  stronger mares and like his half brother yet to produce a chestnut.



Advanced Event Horse 16hh Bay Sire: Jumbo Dam: Grafham Society Approved BWBS.

This charismatic stallion is a real looker!

He has already produced countless County Show Champions and HOYS qualified animals. He consistently stamps his stock with big paces and his wonderful temperament. He is yet to sire a chesnut foal.

Brief Encounter is consistently siring talented athletic horses with great trainability and an impressive jump. He already has stock at Intermediate Level with his offspring finding favour with International riders. Horses to watch include Fleeting Meeting, a Chance Affair ridden by Jonty Evans and his full brother Joyride ridden by Tom McEwen.


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