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Primitive Star

Grey TB x RID 16.3hh 1998
Sports Horse Son of Primitive Rising

 Bred specifically as a sport horse. Primitive Star was the only 3 year old to pass the stallion grading for SHB (GB) in 2001. He received very high marks for his conformation, i.e. good length of rein, excellent laid back shoulder, deep girth, plenty of good quality bone, sound well shaped feet etc. He possesses great athleticism and is a super mover in all departments; walk, trot and well balanced canter.

He returned for his re-grading with SHB in April 2007. He successfully passed and was awarded Champion Non TB achieving the highest score over all. His jumping ability is exceptional; he scored an impressive 9/10 for his jumping at both gradings. He possesses a huge, careful jump with excellent technique.

2007 saw Primitive Star starting a new career with great success. He started his dressage training in November 2006. He went to his 1st competition in December 2006 and has been placed virtually every outing since. He is competing and winning at  Elementary  and Medium level and is working at Advanced Medium at home. He is making fantastic progress considering he only competes out of the stud season

Primitive Star is a handsome individual and we have targeted him at the 3 Day Event market. TB or TB types are the mares for him and in our opinion you could produce something very worthwhile.

Above all his temperament is absolutely perfect, he is so easy to handle and learns very quickly. An absolute gentleman and a pleasure to own.

There are two videos available on YouTube showing Primitive Star taking part in the stallion parade at Badminton Horse Trials 2008. Click here to view video 1. Click here to view video 2.


Primitive Rising

Bay 1984

Raise A Man Raise A Native
Delta Sal
Periquito Olden Times
Bold Aunt

Orchid Star

Grey 1989

Gort Boy Grey Macha
Pink Carnation
Harriet Sir Henry II
Celtic Banner
Sire: Primitive Rising
His sire is the illustrious Primitive Rising, who has proved himself time and time again in the event field and National Hunt racing.

National Hunt sire of winners of over 70 races including a 1st & 2nd at the Cheltenham Festival 2002, Primitive Rising was a leading National Hunt sire with offspring such as Moor Lane, Paperising, Suprising and Go Informal.

He was also a prolific sire of eventers, winning 8 British Horse Foundation Awards and siring the winner of the Burghley Young Event Horse on 5 occasions. His advanced horses include  Cool Mountain, (1st Kentucky 4*, WEG team Gold and individual silver), Kings Temptress(1st Kentucky 4*, 7th Burghley) Primitive Control (6th Badminton, 7th Burghley, competed for GB at the 2002 European championships), Primitive Streak (8th Bramham and Necarne), Jurassic Rising (3rd & 4th Bramham, 1st Blenheim, 5th Le Lion d'angers) and Limestone Rise (5th Chatsworth). He is also the sire of Port Patrick who was bred by Louella; a multiple hunter champion including top UK bred 4 yr old at the Royal Show 2005.

Dam: Orchid Star
His dam is the registered Irish Draught mare Orchid Star, she is in our view, the best of this breed we have ever come across and all her foals are out of the top drawer. She was by the lovely Gort Boy, sire of many show winners. Orchid Star was lightly shown as a broodmare; her wins included The Royal Show . She sadly died at the age of 9 in 2000 but she gave us 6 fantastic foals.
Her progeny include:

Orchids Twice As Nice by Lord David S
In hand champion who has gone on to be a successful Heavyweight Show Hunter and Working Hunter.

Louella's Primitive Posy by Primitive Rising, full sister to Primitive Star
SHB head stud book Hunter Broodmare who made her showing debut in 2006. She went to 2 shows and was 1st & res ch Derby County and 2nd The Royal Show. Won a BEF award as Futurity leading eventer broodmare 2009

Bernadette (deceased) by Torspark Benedict
County show winner Heavyweight broodmare owned by Jo Jenkins. Bernadette is the dam of the very successful ridden hunter Field Day, by Criminal Law.

Orchid Law (deceased) by Criminal Law
Winner of many in hand hunter shows including 1st Great Yorkshire, 1st and Champion Clevland show, 1st Cumberland County, 1st Otley, 1st Hambleton. 1st Malton Show, 1st Ryedale Show.

Primitive Star

Frozen semen available only

Stud fee of £500 + VAT for up to 3 doses to achieve one healthy pregnancy

We have frozen semen available from stallion A.I services that can be shipped out.








His oldest progeny are 8 yr olds. He is the sire of



Primitive Roc

7yo ridden by Lucy Kemplay. In 2010 Won the Novice at Belton 2nd at Burnham Market in the Novice. 10th in Intermediate at Great Witchingham. Selected to go to the 7yo championships at Le Lion D'angers.                    
5th in the 4yo Pavo young horse championships 2007, qualified for the 5 yr olds. Won 2 PN in 2008 . Won a novice and placed at 3 more novices in 2009.


 Starlight IV - Advanced

7yo mare.       
In 2011 she was 2nd in the Intermediate Novice at Gatcombe. Competed lightly because she is in foal for 2012.
In 2010 won Intermediate novice at Portman and 3rd in the Intermediate at Glanusk this year.  
In 2009 qualified for the novice championship at Gatcombe. Won a Novice and placed in 3 more novices. 4th in Novice Intermediate. 
Placed in the 4yo Pavo championships 2007, qualified for the 5yo in 2008.


Artemis VI

7yo mare In 2010 4 Top 10 placings at Novice including 3rd at Rodbaston. Now competing at Intermediate.
Tullamore Dew II
won and placed at Novice as a 6yo in 2011, will be competing at Intermediate in 2012

 Elusive Star

7yo gelding. As a 6yo he had 5 top 10 placing at BE100 including 2nd at Stonar school with a double clear. in 2011 , he has had 5 top 10 placings at Novice and should be competing in his 1st Intermediate in 2012
Primitive News

won a BE100 at Thornton Watlas

Primitive Rose

6yo placed at BE100 at Tweseldown, now at Novice.

Independent Breeze

competing with Mark Kyle in 2011 at Pre Novice

Primitive White Lillie

won her first intro 2008.

Shooting Star

4th in a 4yo class at Berringtin Hall, first time out.

Independent Spirit IV

As a 5yo in 2009 3rd in BE100 at Draycott House & placed in a Novice at Knaptoft.

Loose Jumping


Primitive Delight 

Champion in the loose jumping at East of England 2007.

Independent Spirit IV

Champion loose jumper at the National Hunter show 2007 

Independent Breeze

Champion loose jumper at The National Hunter Show 2009

Willow Park

As a yearling 1st Great Yorshire Show, 2nd The Royal Highland, 2nd Hambleton & District, 2nd SHB Potential Competition horse. as a 2yo 2nd Teh Great Yorkshire and the Scottish Horse Show. As a 3yo 1st The Royal show, 2nd Royal Highland show, 2nd Northern Horse show and 2nd Driffield. As a 4yo 2nd in the Novice hunter at Rydale Show.

Waverley Park

1st Yearling Potential Sport Horse, The Scottish Horse Show. Now a 4yr old is competing at dressage and in young eventer classes.

Primitive Stardust-  

As a yearling 1st Suffolk Show 2nd East of England SHB.GB 2nd Royal International
As a 2yo 1st & Reserve Champion (Filly) at The National Hunter show,1st Lincolnshire county Show 3rd Royal Norfolk 3rd Bucks county 
Asa 3yo 1st & Reserve Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show, 1st Rydale , 2nd Yorkshire sport horse , 2nd, The National Hunter show

Double Crown II

(Photo courtesy of Jim Crighton)

As a ridden horse in 2013  Champion at Turriff, Champion at Blair Atholl Horse Trials, and first at TSR summer show, qualified RIHS mw and hw. Through to the final 12 at the Blue Chip Challenge Final at the Irish Draught Breed Show.

2nd at The Royal Highland Show 2010 as a 3yo and 3rd at The Royal Highland as a 2yo.


Primitive Prima Donna

1st in the Hunter class at Newark and Notts County Show as a yearling and 2nd at Newark and Notts and Lincs County as a 2yo.

Tremarl Dark Inc

 ex Eastern Dark Lady. Shown as a foal he was Ch. In hand Hunter and supreme Overall Hunter at Flint and Denbigh Show, Reserve Ch. Hunter at Anglesey Show and 1st Lightweight Hunter foal at The Royal Welsh show. Only shown once as a yearling he was 1st Hunter yearling at Anglesey Show.

Primitive Shining Star

1st Yearling Potential Competition Horse.

Primitive Magic

1st Suffolk County 2009 as a yearling and 3rd The Royal Norfolk Show

Mrs Whistlehead

1st and res champion foal at the Great Yorkshire Show 2010

Brompton Carr

2nd at Cheshire County as a 4yo ridden hunter

Megan 2010 foal ex BallyKissAngel

1st in the Irish Draught foal class at The Royal Dublin Show.

Brigham Park

3rd The Great Yorkshire show 2010 in the Novice heavyweight Hunter

Blushing Boy

2nd Edenbridge & Oxted as a ridden hunter

Star Performance

3rd as a Yearling at Herts County and 2nd as a 6yo ridden hunter Herts County.

 other successful show horses are Primitive Attitude, Striding Edge, Ducal Lord Henry and Champions Orchid 


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