History of Haddon Training
Chris Hewlett, founder of Haddon Stud, began his career with horses over 30 years ago. He trained with top breeders and trainers including Ferdi Eilberg, and worked along-side Jennie Loriston-Clarke with dressage stallions and event horses. From Catherston Stud he went on to open his own premises, Haddon Stud, based initially in Dorset and latterly in Wiltshire. Haddon Stud was an internationally regarded stud that produced winning horses at national level in the varied competition disciplines of eventing, dressage, showing and National Hunt racing. Amongst other thoroughbreds that stood at Haddon Stud were the admired Miner's Lamp (sire of Olympic Bronze Medal horse, Miner's Frolic) and Sylvan Express.
Chris has not only had a life long interest in breeding and producing horses in general but is equally passionate about the development of people and staff. Haddon Stud developed a reputation as a renowned training stud for staff development. This included gaining sound practical skills and knowledge which enabled the staff to go on and develop their careers and subsequently work for prestigious employers such as Gainsborough Stud, Catherston Stud and the National Stud, together with many high profile competition yards around the world. So successful was the training side of the business that in 2001 it branched out on its own to form Haddon Training.
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