Chrialka Etoile, now in China
Chrialka - Sporthorses
For Competition or Pleasure
Liz Nelson, of Chrialka Sporthorses, has been breeding quality sport horses for over 15 years. The results of the breeding programme are enjoyed as competitive athletes or pleasure hacks throughout New Zealand, with a couple having headed overseas. They event, jump, hunt or do dressage. Definitely diverse.
Stallions at Stud
Chrialka Sporthorses stand three stallions at stud -
Chrialka Zibu, our foundation sire, has had success in dressage, show jumping and show hunter events, and even took Liz around her first XC in 30 years! "Bu" has also hunted, done stock work, been trekking. He is a great confidence-building schoolmaster. His offspring are the ones the studs' reputation has been built on.
Chrialka Donar, by Zibu out of Dutch Treat (by Polaris), has had a quiet life. Backed but never competed, he was retained by the stud as understudy to Zibu. "Duncan's" earliest crop have been backed and are showing great potential. They are of similar type and temperament to their grand-sires line, promising the same versatility.
Craighaven Lord Almighty, by Lord Welton (by Welton Crackerjack) out of Astra Amber (dam of Mighty Heights). Bred for Eventing, "Marty" was purchased from Martin and Karen Gow of Craighaven Stud. His oldest crop are two year olds. They are a promising bunch, showing consistency in type; and will well surpass Marty's height.
Marty has had his first outings - a couple of ODE's (placed in one of them), group and individual lessons, beach and river rides, ARC events. Tanya Koens has been riding and training him - and having a ball. He is behaving beautifully both at home and when he's out.
Youngstock for Sale
Progeny of all three stallions are for sale, from weanlings up.
We also offer you free advertising of our stallions progeny on the web site and have an 'open gate' policy. You are welcome to hack (or drive) over the property. Please contact us to organise this.
Please feel free to wander through our pages to find out more about us, our horses, what they are up to, and what we can offer you.