competitive success

through world class breeding



Gemini Stud was founded in Leicestershire in 2005, with a passion for breeding Champions going back generations. 

Based on a third generation family of Sports Horse breeding using the very best of British TB and some continental bloodlines; Gemini Stud is based in the heart of Leicestershire. 

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We breed outstanding quality performance horses for Showing, Eventing and Dressage with a common goal of producing horses with superb confirmation and lovely temperaments. We occasionally have youngstock for sale that we have bred ourselves on a limited basis and welcome enquiries about them.  Visitors are on a by appointment basis. For our terms around coverings for mare owners view our stud card or contact us directly.

We welcome visiting mare owners and their friends, and hope that we can support you with your breeding programmes. At Gemini we recognise that breeding can be a costly process but with a little help we hope you will breed the winner in the field of your choice.

Gemini Stud is based at The Oaklands in Somerby, just six miles from the market town of Oakham and 15 minutes from Burghley Horse Trials. We are 20 minutes from Junction 21A of the M1 and 15 minutes from the A1 at Stamford. We are just over the Rutland border into Leicestershire.


Gemini Classic Opera:

  • Our Horse of The Year Show Cuddy Finalist has the ultimate pedigree for the modern sports horse breeder. He has a full Thoroughbred grand dam and shares a paternal line with the 2016 BETA CIC*** Equi-Trel Bramham International Horse Trials winner Chico Bella P. Chico Bella P was also selected to represent Team GB for Eventing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Home to Champions

  • Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Finalist

  • British Eventing In Hand PAVO Champion.

  • British Equestrian Federation Futurity Overall National Champion (Dressage)

  • British Equestrian Federation Futurity Overall Reserve National Champion (SJ)

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In the 1960’s my grandfather, a farmer, developed a passion for breeding Thoroughbreds at his farm a few miles from Belvoir Castle.

He had his own mares and used a variety of what was then the Hunter Improvement Society Stallions (HIS) and the progeny of these were then shown in Hand in Hunter Classes and went on to either go Showing under saddle, Point to Pointing or Eventing.

He had great success with his show horses as Lightweights and Middleweights both in Hand and under saddle, his pointers were often rather attractive but not the fastest! and he had a credible record producing eventers with a 4 star horse sold to the Swiss Event team.

He was fastidious about confirmation, movement, correctness of limbs and feet; forever sharing the importance of these not as traits for success in the show ring but for longevity as ridden horses in their future field under saddle.

After leaving Newcastle University I developed the same passion as my grandfather and having now been enjoying breeding horses for 11 years. We have had great fortune from with the progeny from our yard in Leicestershire and since we started Gemini’s home bred youngstock have won The PAVO British Eventing In Hand Championships (two year old), The British Equestrian Federation Futurity Overall National Champion (Dressage), The British Equestrian Federation Futurity Overall Reserve National Champion (Show Jumper) and we have had a Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Finalist.

We have had multiple winners & Champions in the Show Ring as Hunters, Sports Horses, Small Hunters, Sports Ponies and Show Hunter Ponies. In 2016 our first home bred competed at a British Eventing 3* Three Day Event.

We stand our own homebred stallion Classic Opera who was a 2015 Horse of the Year Show Cuddy Finalist and was unbeaten at County Level in his last season In Hand Showing. He won his age class and went overall Champion on every occasion that he was shown at County Level. He has a full Thoroughbred grand dam and his grandsire is also the sire of the 2016 BETA CIC*** Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials Winner Chico Bella P who was also selected to represent Team GB for Eventing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.


Watch Classic Opera loose jumping


Sport Horse GB Graded Stallion, Dark Bay 15hh 8 ¾ inches of bone

Our five year old Sport Horse GB Graded Stallion is starting his first season under saddle.

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Classic Opera finished his first season British Eventing as a 5 year old with a Win at Speetley on just his Dressage Score in the 20s. Consistently getting 70+% marks in his Dressage tests, and has double clears and BSJA Prize winnings.

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Having had a CCI**** Burghley Mare at the start of his stud career, he has continued to attract the very best mares from Eventing and Showing. This is in parallel to his own very successful career in the Show Ring culminating to being a Cuddy In Hand Finalist at Horse of The Year Show.

His In Hand Showing Record is exceptional and a credit to his versatility. He has either won or been Champion in the following In Hand Classes; Hunter, Sports Horse, Small Hunter, Sports Pony and Show Hunter Pony.

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As a yearling took the Hunters In Hand (1st) at Equifest, Champion In Hand Hunter at Equitest, Sports Horse In Hand at Equifest (1st), Hunters In Hand (1st) Bucks County, Small Hunters (1st) The National Hunter Show. 

As a 3 year old he was shown just 3 times at County Level and went Champion on all 3 occasions. He was 1st and Champion at Derbyshire Festival, 1st and Champion at Cheshire County, 1st and Champion at NPS Summer Championships and Overall Cuddy Qualifier winner. He was a HOYS Cuddy Finalist at Horse of The Year Show 2015.

Classic Opera’s dam Weltmusik is a jet black Hanoverian Elite Graded mare and she is also the dam of the first horse in Great Britain to score a perfect ten for type at the British Equestrian Federation Futurity. In her own sire Weltregent H she shares a paternal line with some of the worlds most famous dressage sires via both Weltmeyer & Donnerhall. Weltregent H is no stranger to accolades in that he is grandsire of Woodlander Farouche’s first foal who was the highest scoring foal ever at the British Equestrian Federation Futurity scoring 9.79.

Gemini Classic Opera Bloodline

Classic Opera - 15hh Dark Brown Stallion- Stud fee £800 (no VAT) NFFR

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