Blaencanaid Stud

The Stud

Please note - due to the passing away of Mr Stokes we are only able to take a limited number of mares to Ambassador only.


Blaencanaid Ambassador (1993)
15hh, Chestnut roan, Registered & Licensed Welsh Sec D stallion


Nebo Brenin

Parc Welsh Flyer

Nebo Rosebud

Byrgwm Solitaire

Hafrena Brenin

Byrgwm Brenhines
By Rhystud Prince

He was successfully shown as a youngster and has been our principle stallion since his licensing.
Ambassador has an excellent temperament which he passes onto his foals, they make excellent riding animals and outside of the show ring have gone on to compete in show jumping, eventing and driving competitions.
Sire of Champions including Multi Palomino/WPBR Champions Blaencanaid Indiana & Blaencanaid Limited Edition

FOR SALE - Legend Phantom Moonlight
(1999) 15.1hh, Cremello, Registered and Licensed 37.50% Arab, bred from a long line of Palomino and PBAR Champions.

Legend Phantom Moonlight

Colebridge Silver Phantom

Chestnuts Golden Miracle

Monclare Lady April

Legend Arabian Star

Legend Arabian Sun

Legend Silvana


Legend Phantom Moonlight

‘Phantom’ joined us in 2005 direct from the Legend Stud in Wiltshire, he is passing on his excellent temperament and athletic qualities to his foals.
As he carries the cream double dilute gene, he will guarantee a palomino foal with a chestnut mare and a palomino/buckskin foal from a bay mare. Will also breed these colours from other colour mares (e.g. has bred a buckskin from a leopard spotted mare), depending on the breeding of the mare.

Monkey Puzzle (2002 - 2010)
15.1hh, Black near Leopard Spotted, Registered and Licensed with SHAPS.
Unfortunately 'Seb' passed away suddenly in June of 2010.
Monkey Puzzle Monkey Puzzle

Joined us as a yearling after we went shopping for a spotted filly!
He produced very pretty spotted and solid colour foals from solid colour mares.
He passed on his excellent temperament, conformation and paces to his foals.


Buckswood Idris (1978) 15hh
Unfortunately 'Zorba' had to be put to sleep in February 2011.
Buckswood Idris Buckswood Idris

Derwen Regal Commander

Derwen Rosins Last

Derwen Rosie

Tywysoges y Storm

Hendy Brenin


Our foundation stallion, bought from Buckswood Stud at 10months old. Only shown once (was too busy looking at everything to concentrate on showing!), but the sire and grandsire of many excellent performance animals.



Blaencanaid Indiana (2001)
By Blaencanaid Ambassador out of Jazzy Girl
Blaencanaid Indiana

‘Indi’ is our most successful show mare, does equally well in palomino and Welsh Part-Bred classes and has been a champion many times at county level.
Included in her many wins and championships have been 3 wins and 2 reserve champions at the Royal Welsh, Champion mare over 14.2hh at the National Palomino Championships and Champion female at the Welsh Palomino show.
Since starting to breed in 2007 she has mostly been absent from the show ring.

Blaencanaid Limited Edition (2004)
Blaencanaid Limited Edition

‘Teddy’ was an orphan foal at 1 day old after his dam sadly passed away. A full brother to Blaencanaid Indiana (Blaencanaid Ambassador/ Jazzy Girl)
We raised him on a bottle (a lot of hard work!).
He has had a successful career in the show ring mainly in Palomino classes. He was Royal Welsh Palomino Champion in 2006 and 2009, and has many other championships to his name.

Blaencanaid Diplomat (1996)
Section D stallion by Nebo Daniel out of Byrgwm Solitaire.
Unfortunately due to an accident Diplomat had to be put to sleep in June 2012.

Shown successfully by ourselves as a yearling, before being sold to Mr N Powell of Twyncarmel Stud.

He was very successful in the show ring and in his later years was broken to harness and exhibited in driving classes.

Blaencanaid Diplomat

Blaencanaid Buccaneer (1994)
Section D gelding by Buckswood Idris out of Byrgwm Solitaire.

Owned by Mrs C Hope, ‘Buc’  was shown successfully in under saddle classes. He has now retired.

Blaencanaid Buccaneer

Some of our foundation mares

Byrgwm Solitaire (1973 – 2005)
(Section D)
Byrgwm Solitaire with Blaencanaid Orient Express

The dam of many Section D champions including Blaencanaid Ambassador, Blaencanaid Diplomat, Blaencanaid Orient Express and Blaencanaid Buccaneer.

Bought from Rhydycar Stud when she was 16, ‘Jean’ was a fantastic mare for us, she bred 5 outstanding colt foals for us, and had her last foal in 1997 and sadly passed away in 2005.

Unfortunately never bred us the filly we desperately wanted. But her ‘boys’ have more than made up for it.

Hafrena Brenin

Hendy Brenin

Hafrena Rosina

Byrgwm Brenhines

Rhystyd Prince

Diamond Ring

Pictured with Blaencanaid Orient Express in 1992.

‘Orient’ has gone on to be many times a champion in hand.

Jazzy Girl (1979 – 2004)

A mare of unknown breeding that was permanently loaned to us when she was 11 from a friend that moved to Poland.
Bred her first foal at 13 and never looked back. Produced some beautiful animals with out thoroughbred Stallion (Barbados Boy) and our Black Sec D stallion (Buckswood Idris).

But it was not until we covered her with ‘Ambassador’ did we find her match. Her first foal was Blaencanaid Indiana, next she miscarried twin Palomino colts only 8 weeks from foaling, and her last foal was Blaencanaid Limited Edition. Unfortunately passed away in August 2004 when ‘Teddy’ was 1 day old.
She is greatly missed.

Jazzy Girl

Chesil Lizzie (1987)
Section D
Chesil Lizzie

We bought ‘Lizzie’ as a foal in Abergavenny Market. She is only a small mare but she produces huge foals. She has been our most consistent producer for many years, with the majority of her offspring going into performance.
In recent years we have covered her with our cremello stallion to produce some beautiful palomino Part-Breds. She is now enjoying her much deserved retirement.

Manmoel Magic

Bucklesham Prince Arthur

Manmoel Michela

Broadley Queen Elizabeth

Derwen Trysor

Maylord Princess

Pictured with Blaencanaid Jubilee Queen in 2002


We have a selection of homebred stock for sale each year of all ages.

Visitors are very welcome but please phone first.

Contact - Sandra or Jodi Stokes

Blaencanaid Stud, Blaencanaid Farm, Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales.

Tel: (+44) 01685 722957  - 07765 126378


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