What better place to look for your future competition horse than in the unspoilt countryside of New Zealand?
Hurlingham's Kathryn and Alastair Picton-Warlow have the experience and knowledge of what the overseas market demands to ensure the needs of international buyers are met.
Proof of that can be found in their own breeding operation, with strong overseas demand for their young stock out of imported Holsteiner and Oldenburger mares, as well as classically bred New Zealand thoroughbreds, using proven frozen-semen stallions.
There is no compromise. Stallions have been selected on their pedigree, performance and offspring to ensure that the progeny will be the international eventing, dressage and showjumping champions of the future.
The Picton-Warlows also have excellent and wide-ranging contacts throughout the New Zealand industry, giving them the ability to source quality stock for overseas buyers from other quality breeders.
New Zealand consistently rates in international surveys as one of the greatest holiday destinations on the planet. Its diverse and magnificent scenery, friendly people, and wide-ranging attractions make for memorable holidays.
Kathryn and Alastair will ensure any visitors who combine a holiday with their horse-buying trip will leave New Zealand with great memories, as well as quality bloodstock.
From their property on the outskirts of Christchurch city, the couple run their own breeding operation, as well as agisting thoroughbred racehorses.
Kathryn was brought up on a farm near Wanganui, in New Zealand's North Island, and Alastair is English-born.
Both were involved in competitive horse sports from an early age, and they met when Kathryn was living and competing in Britain.
They settled in New Zealand with a clear vision of what the international market required. They sum it up in two words: quality and performance.