Torrin of Croila

Torrin was bred by Cameron Ormiston of the Croila Stud, in Newtonmore in the depths of the Highlands of Scotland.  Born in 1999, Torrin was later bought as a 5 year old directly by Melanie & Gemma Stanford of the Finglands Stud, in East Yorkshire, England.

Having left Cameron with several lovely youngsters it was thought Torrin should venture South to the Stanford Family to embark on  what was to be a prolific showing career.

Torrin is relatively unusually coloured for a highland, being bay with unusual but characteristic hazel eyes.  This solid colouring is often passed to his offspring. He has the most fabulous athletic paces and temperament.

His results speak for themselves:

  • Reserve Male Royal Highland Show 2003
  • Novice Ridden Champion Highland Breed Show 2004
  • Highland Champion Royal Windsor Horse Show 2005
  • Highland Champion, Supreme M&M In-hand NPS Area 4 2005
  • M&M In-hand Champion Great Yorkshire Show 2005 and 2006
  • Supreme M&M In-hand Champion Royal Norfolk Show 2006
  • Highland Champion, Stallion Champion, Reserve Supreme In-hand East Anglia Natives 2006
  • M&M Supreme North Yorkshire County Show 2006
  • M&M Supreme Ridden Notts/Lincs 2006
  • Keston Final section winner and Reserve Overall PUK Winter Championships 2007
  • Qualified HOYS West Midlands Stallion Show 2007
  • Picton Qualifier NPS Spring Festival 2007  
  • Reserve Champion Newark and Notts County Show 2007
  • Champion Ridden at the New Forest & Hampshire Show, qualifying for OLYMPIA 2008
  • Best of Breed and Supreme M&M Ridden at the NPS/Bailey’s Horse Feeds Final OLYMPIA 2008

Torrin is sire to Tower Clyde (mouse dun stallion), the only Highland Pony in history, to date, to qualify for the Horse of The Year Show Supreme In-hand (Cuddy) Final twice.  Clyde also went on to win at HOYS and be Best of Breed at Olympia.

Lochnagar Stud is extremely privelaged to have Torrin of Croila as their foundation Stallion.  Thank you Melanie and Gemma Stanford!

Torrin of Croila has frozen Semen for sale in New Zealand and export to Australia.