MB Sport horses is the partnership of myself Kerry Jagger and my father in law Thomas Howard Jagger. Howard’s wealth of experience in breeding horses is an invaluable part of this partnership, combined with my ambition and thirst for success it is a partnership which is destined to achieve great things. We have been breeding horses here at Methley Bridge as a joint venture for a number of years now, whilst we have both had success with our own horses we are hoping the combination of our skills and experiences will benefit the future of our breeding programme.
Howard, or “Percy” to his friends was born into a farming family and raised here at Methley Bridge. He successfully competed jumping ponies from a very young age, he went on to produce and compete horses until a serious accident put a stop to his career, at this stage he became more actively involved in owning and breeding sport horses. Howard has bred many successful show jumpers over the years, we regularly hear from proud owners about his mares producing quality foals of their own. His most successful to date is Castle Anna who competed under our close family friend Carl Curtis, she competed at HOYS and on the international show jumping circuit. Castle Anna is now owned by Elite Sport Horses and producing some stunning foals of her own.
My most notable success’ to date have been with our homebred horses who regularly compete and get placed at many of the large county shows such as The Great Yorkshire Show, Newark & Notts, Hambleton,Yorkshre Sport Horse Show and Bramham. I feel my strengths are having an eye for a nice horse and being hard working and ambitious. I get the most enjoyment from watching crumpled up foals mature into bold, handsome, talented, strong young horses ready to take on the world. I invest an enormous amount of time and effort working with our young horses on a daily basis, I feel it gives them a good grounding. We aim to ensure that all our stock is produced either under ourselves or with a professional that we feel can bring out the best in our horses and we hope that when the time comes for them to fly the nest that they take with them the solid start to build a successful career, in order to lead a full and happy life.
All our youngstock are produced with the intention of being put forward to the BEF Futurity evaluations, each year we select those we feel are ready to be evaluated, so far we have had great success we feel that the feedback is invaluable. We also hope that by putting our horses on display in this manner, that MB Sport Horses may one day be a known name among professional riders and breeders alike as breeders and producers of top British bred horses.
We began with one brood mare of our own, Dunford Nikita, we have a number of top quality young stock out of this fantastic mare. More recently we have added a number of top quality mares and exciting bloodlines to our broodmare herd, we are also hoping to branch out into sport ponies as this is an avenue that we are especially interested having my own children who are riding ponies with the Pony Club.
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