Elysian Horses at Fieldside Farm Stud in Littleport,
near Ely Cambridgehisre
is the home of TEMPLE DER KÖNIG and ELYSIAN JASPER, a small group of quality
competition/broodmares and their respective youngsters. Our stud
is located at the corner of three counties: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and
Suffolk. We breed and produce quality sports horses for ourselves
and others. The stud was inspired by our much loved stallion, King
(Temple Der König).
I have been privileged to own some
amazing horses and meet many wonderful people. Horses represent a
lifetime of learning for me and I am grateful to those who have taken
the time to share their knowledge with myself and Laurie.
Caramel and Laurie 2000, Littleport Pony Club Show
This is the pony who started it all, Caramel who
unfortunately came to us in quite poor condition. Laurie and
Caramel went on to win many gymkhana events and the Littleport Pony Club
trophy for gymkhana on Caramel. My friend Belinda Neill trained
Laurie on ponies and spent many hours teaching me to ride my horse
Diamond Silver (pictured below), who I bought from Cambridge Horse
Sales. Belinda and her family own
Lordsbridge Arena at Barton in Cambridge.
Danny, (known as Robson in his former life),
pictured left the day after I bought him, and later (right) Laurie
competed on him successfully at Lordsbridge. Danny turned out to
be a successful grade B showjumper in his past life with Yorkshire rider
John and Laura Renwick kindly invited Laurie to go
with them on the Spanish Sunshine Tour in 2007 where through John's
training she was successful with many placings and two Small Tour wins on
Temple Der Konig's son Man About Town (James), produced by Douglas Harrison.
She was also successfully placed several times on one of the stud
mares "Night Mare" (KWPN by Lux, so called because she was born at
night we are told!). I approached John to train Laurie as he had
successfully competed on King as a young horse. Not to mention
John and Laura's successful track record.
Friend Douglas Harrison, a showjumper himself, was
one of the first to recognise Jasper's superb pedigree and has sent mares
to the stud to both of our stallions. He has a
successful stud near Royston in Hertfordshire breeding wonderful stock
from extremely well bred mares. James and
Laurie have been very successful together. James is a true character
and stunning horse in his own right. His dam was Temple So What
(D2) who has bred several grade A horses.
Sarah Gibbs, affectionately known as 'Big Bird' to
her friends, has been a good friend to Laurie and myself. Sarah
can usually be found at Norton Heath in Essex where Laurie regularly
I hope we make many more equine and human friends
along the way.