swordlestown little stud naas kildare ireland
Swordlestown Little
County Kildare Ireland
Tel. +00 353 (0)45 895610
Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612

The summer has left us and its only three weeks to the Arc!
The first batch of weanlings are now quite happy on their own.Left: Rolf Schmid's Peintre Celebre filly ex Romandie. middle: Oratorio filly ex Miss Shaan right: Dylan Thomas colt ex Sogno Verde.

The focus shifts from Racing to Sales!
With the leaves starting to change colour, the blackberries getting ripe in the hedgerows and the Keeneland September Yearling Sales under way, the weaning has started and our main attention is now the progression of our foals. As they are to be offered for sale at Goffs in November it is important that they do not suffer much off a setback by losing their mothers and getting used to a new way of life. A careful assessment of their nutritional requirements and an appropriate individual excercise programme is important when they start their sales preparation in two weeks time.
Left: Kheleyf filly is missing her mother while the Lawman colt is quite happy playing in the water. Even Freckles looks worried with the prospect of having to cope with sad foals!

However, this was a busy summer and there was once again the opportunity to travel all over the world, including a trip to Colombia to meet our dear friends Lili and Ricardo which have settled in a lovely place near Bogota.
Liliana and Ricardo with their family of dogs and cats and horses.

Meanwhile, Laurianne, Eoghan and Laura were busy getting the Yearling filly by Oratorio ready for sales and keeping all our various visitors happy and the farm in good shape!
Team Swordlestown (Laurianne and Eoghan) and Paris, who is on holiday from Mr Oxx's yard, is getting a bath!

This filly by Oratorio ex Stariya will be offered for Sale at Goffs on 30 September. She is progressing nicely.

Swordlestown Little, Naas, County Kildare, Ireland.
Telephone. +00 353 (0)45 895610 Fax. +00 353 (0)45 895612 Email.