Arradoul Clydesdale Horses, Scotland


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Above photo - 2004 Arradoul Jenna (yearling filly)


Our family have been breeding Clydesdale Horses for many generations, and the line of horses which we are currently breeding with stem from the original horses that were used for agriculture on the farm before mechanization. Our Clydesdale Horses can be found at many shows across Scotland and are registered under the Arradoul prefix.


Above photos - left - 2004 Arradoul Cardhu (colt foal)     Middle & Right - Arradoul Maisie born 2003


  We have a large number of Clydesdale horses under the Arradoul prefix, all of which can be found within their respective Clydesdale Horse Society Stud books. The Arradoul Clydesdales often grace with show grounds of the North of Scotland, in both in hand, and more recently ridden classes. Arradoul Sweet Melody has won the Senior Championship at The Scottish National Winter Fair 2002, also picking up the Reserve Overall Championship for best bred by Exhibitor, she has been overall Clydesdale Horse and overall native horse championships at Nairn and Keith Shows 2003 and won the Clydesdale Championship at Lourin fair 2003. She then went on to win the coveted Champion of Champions trophy at the 2003 Aberdeen Clydesdale Show. Full report click here.


(above) Arradoul Yearlings 2003 - from left to right - Shakira, Majesta, Sacha and Gaia


Laura Young also competes in the Young Handlers classes. She won many classes in her first year as a young handler including the Young Handlers at the Aberdeen Clydesdale Show at her first attempt, aged 12 in 2002. She also won at Montrose and Keith shows.

Niki and Philly also continually competed in young handler classes in their day, with grea great successes through the National Finals at the Royal Highland Show. Philly won the Young Handlers final 1997, aged 14 and went on to win the u20 Young Stockman final for three years running aged 15-17 in 1998, 1999 and 2000.


Above photo - 2001 Arradoul Lexina (mare) and Arradoul Leah (filly foal)

The Clydesdale Horse began to develop as a breed in the early part of the 1700's. As the name implies, it originated from the valley of the River Clyde (world famous for shipbuilding) in the area comprising the upper wards of the County of Lanarkshire. 

Far from their origins, used as the power behind farming and for long distance haulage, our Clydesdales boast a more modern frame that descends from a long line of breeding originating with horses that were used on our farms.

Now we use our Clydesdale Horses for pleasure, for showing in hand, for breeding and for riding.  Riding Clydesdales continues to grow with popularity, as the temperament of the Clydesdale Horse cannot be matched by very many breeds. Shire Horses are continually being found under saddle in the show rings of England, and Scotland too is following suit with many agricultural shows now including a ridden class. Clydesdales under saddle - click here.

Ridden Clydesdale classes are increasing with popularity, and Clydesdale horses can now be seen under saddle at Turriff show, Lourin Fair, Kittochside, Wartle Show and at Aberdeen Clydesdale show. 

At the Royal Highland Show this year, Theresa Whewell rode one of George Skinners' Clydesdales Jake both in the side saddle and hunter sections, and Lisa Lamb was also placed in the CHAPs ridden section on her Clydesdale Ben. Last year she won the class qualifying her for the HOYS, the Royal Highland Society provided her with sponsorship funding to aid her family in getting to the Horse of the Year show.






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