Second Time Lucky for The Kellythorpe Stud

An evening of glitz and glamour saw The Kellythorpe Stud crowned Alltech Breeder of The Year at the popular Showing World Awards 2014.

Held at the East of England Showground, The Showing World Awards are an annual tradition that brings the curtain down on the showing season and gives the great and the good of the showing world the chance to let their hair down while recognising outstanding achievements.

This was the second year in a row that The Kellythorpe Stud has been nominated in the category for Alltech Breeder of The Year.

Owner Lisha Leeman runs the stud based in Chelmsford Essex with the help of her daughter Janay and the past year has seen their stock take a number of top accolades.

2013 saw Kellythorpes Moulin Rouge take the Horse section of the Cuddy Supreme at HOYS 2013 and also the Ottergayle Supreme, The Martin Wood Supreme and The Royal Mile Supreme.

In the same year the team saw their yearling, Kellythorpes Strike a Pose compete in the Cuddy finals at HOYS, the second year that the stud has seen two homebred animals qualify for this most prestigious of titles, as well as qualify for the 2014 Cuddy final.

Lisha had this to say of The Kellythorpe Studs win: “We are absolutely delighted to win such a prestigious award and be recognised as a serious breeder. It is such a fantastic achievement for the stud; I still am struggling to believe that we have won.”

“As a stud owner to win an award such as this is every breeders dream.”

This is the fourth consecutive year that Alltech have proudly sponsored the Breeder of the Year category.

“Alltech would like to congratulate The Kellythorpe Stud on a successful year.”

“Breeding strong, quality youngstock lays the foundations for producing healthy, sound horses and ponies capable of fulfilling their potential. We believe that the Alltech Breeders Award goes some way to acknowledging the lifelong work and dedication of these important and successful studs,” said Isla Baker-Browne, Alltech’s UK Marketing Manager.

NOV14 Lisha and Janay Leeman

Janay and Lisha celebrate!