Etheridge Farm & Stud

Wessex Starring Role


Life Graded Stallion of Sports Breeding (GB)

Bay Horse  16hh   2006  Thoroughbred      






Wessex Starring Role has a wonderful calm disposition with great presence and movement.  He is arguably one of the most prolific Show Champions of recent years in Sports Horse, Riding Horse and Hunter breeding classes demonstrating his versatility.  He is ideal to breed Hacks, Riding Horses, Intermediates, Small Hunters & Sports Horses.  Undoubtedly he will produce stars of the future.


In 2014, foals by Wessex Starring Role won in the show ring at Royal Cornwall, Royal Three Counties, Dorset County, New Forest & Hampshire & Dunster.



His successes include:



Dorset County Show - Champion Sports Horse

Qualified for the Ottergayle

Supreme In-Hand Riding Horse & Hack

Championship for 3rd time



Devon County Show - Champion Sports Horse

Dunster Show - Champion Riding Horse

Dorset County Show - Champion Riding Horse & Champion Sports Horse

Mid Somerset Show - Champion Sports Horse

Royal County of Berkshire Show - Champion Hunter & Reserve Champion Sports Horse

Monmouthshire Show - Champion Sports Horse

Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show - Champion Sports Horse

Supreme Hunter Show - Reserve Champion Best British Bred Horse

Wincanton Show - Champion Sports Horse



Royal County of Berkshire Show - Champion Sports Horse

Dorset County Show - Champion Riding & Sports Horse

Monmouthsire Show - Champion Sports Horse

Wincanton Show - Champion Sports Horse

Stourhead Show - Champion Sports Horse



His Sire proved very popular on all types of mares from polo ponies to draught types and thoroughbreds and was responsible for producing horses for the show ring, dressage horses and eventers whilst his grand sire, Rolfe sired over one hundred winners both on the Flat and National Hunt including Might Flutter (3rd in the Derby), Tree Poppy, Dun Gay Lass, General Wolfe & Lady Rebecca.


His Dam, Cawkwell Win, herself a Champion Hunter Brood Mare was an exceptional well mannered hunter and bold lead team chase horse.  Her two full brothers, Cawkwell Dean and Cawkwell Tom each won 11 and 10 Point to Points respectively.


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Stud Fee £400 NFFR


Wessex Starring Role is owned by John Ford & Alan Lyons


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