Smooth Running Peruvian Horse Stud

Welcome to Smooth Running Peruvian Horse Stud: 

Breeding purebred and part-bred Peruvian Horses: strength, beauty, temperament and gait! 

Home of imported purebred cremello Purebred Peruvian Horse stallion FF Regalo de Oro.
Guaranteed golden offspring as he is cremello (ee aa CrCr)












Smooth Running is owned by Heather Batkin. Contact me for more information on these special horses! Mobile: 021 202 6805

 About Me:

My whole riding life has been in the quest for the ultimate trekking/pleasure horse. I have owned a number of breeds over the years - thoroughbred, quarter horse, Gisborne-bred, Arab x, Appaloosa and various other crossbreds. They've all been wonderful horses in their own ways. whole world changed when I had one short ride on a Peruvian Horse. WOW!! I thought, "This is what I've been looking for my whole riding life. When I can afford it I will have one." 

It was not only the incredible smoothness of the ride, it was also the gentle, willing and patient temperament coupled with fire and exuberance (forward but not fizzy and referred to as ‘Brio’ in Peru) that so impressed me and my friends.  
In 2005 I imported a 4yr old black mare, FF Ayacuchana, and a 10-month old cremello colt, FF Regalo de Oro. They both came from Fandango Farms in California, USA. 

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About Us:

Smooth Running had their first foal (first foal ever!) out of Ayacuchana by Tesoro Halado, 21st Nov 06, a filly.  She was named SR Alondra (meaning Skylark). She was the first purebred Peruvian Horse born in New Zealand. Nothing bothers this girl. She was born wanting to know humans and obliges in everything asked of her.

In 2007 a lovely first cross filly by Tesaro out of Kristy a Standardbred mare (by Road Machine) was born. Emily (owners’ daughter) named her Estrella Lisa (Smooth Star).  
Another four lovely foals were born at the stud in 2008:
Purebred palomino filly SR Armisticia (Regalo de Oro x  FF Ayacuchana) and  purebred buckskin filly SR Amorosa (Regalo de Oro x Suavecita de RT) part-bred pinto colt SR Hypnotize (Regalo de Oro x Filly, a 7/8 Arab-pinto cross), part-bred buckskin colt SR Solano (Regalo de Oro x Kristy Standardbred mare ),
Spring/summer 2009/10 has been another successful and satisfying breeding season.  Smooth Running has had one each, boy and girl, out of the purebred mares by Regalo: 
SR Valiente, a handsome Palomino colt with lots of chrome, and SRNZ Saliente, a smoky black pearl filly – a very rare color in NZ.  
Also two lovely 2nd crosses by RegaloAlegro and Arena - were born to outside mares. See the Photo Gallery for photos of the 2009/10 season's foals. 
For more information about Peruvian horses click here
Location: 74 Waiau Pa Rd RD4
Phone: 09 23 63 723
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