"At Maverick, the goal is to breed and produce horses for the higher echelons of the showjumping sport, by taking a unique approach."
Maverick Sporthorses operates a small scale breeding operation, selecting quality, well-bred performance mares and crossing them with the very best bloodlines Europe has to offer. Each mare is bred to complement and improve her own characteristics. We put in extensive hours to thoroughly research the pedigree and breeding attributes of any stallion that is being considered. Sophie is currently studying towards a BSc majoring in Genetics through Massey University, and she aims to use this in combination with the Maverick breeding programme in the future. Our eventual goal is to breed highly sought after unique horses in the country, through a combination of art and science.
Nutrition and care of the mares is also paramount, and mares are all hard fed with Pryde's BioMare cubes, and rugged throughout their pregnancy. Youngstock are kept together in groups before they are old enough to be broken in. We are an agent for frozen semen as well as keeping our own stallions.
If you are interested in our direction and Sophie's plans for the future, or becoming a part of our programme, please don't hesitate to contact us.