This page is a list of the horses bred by Destiny Sporthorses.
They have gone to wonderful homes and the owners have kindly given us a reference
to show how happy they are. We will update photos as they become available.
E.M.H 15.2hh plus Clyde//TB/Stationbred.
Dam: Xanadu Apache Sunlight (14.3hh).
Didi was a very well loved girl while she was here. She had personality plus and
going to go far in her future.
Didi was originially sold as a weanling and went to her new
home after the 2013 Central Districts Allbreeds Foal Show.
Didi was then sold on a couple of months later to a wonderful
home where she will be well loved.
"I recently purchased a Destiny Sporthorse.... Destiny's Dakota.
I was told to check the facebook page and look at photos and check the details
of our latest addition by the people selling her.
It was so nice to touch base with Matt and Leonie and begin a
chain of support and knowledge of our darling foal aged 10months.
From the moment I took Dakota from the previous owners I felt secure that
she had a large amount of input. At such a young age she was easy to float, easy
to clean her feet, gentle and socialised and she would stop and would
walk forward calmly by my side. I love the fact that she comes to
her name too... its become our party trick!!!!
Her pinto colouring still leaves me speechless, I often find myself just
watching her and she is not adverse to us taking "selfies"with my camera.
Lesley Thomas, Coatsville"
Destiny's Danny Boy
E.M.H 16hh plus Clyde/WB/ID/TB.
Dam: Destiny's Rose of Tralee (16.2hh).
Danny is a very lovable boy that sadly was going to be too tall for Leonie to
retain as a future riding mount.
Danny was sold as a yearling as a future hunting mount.
"I purchased Danny Boy from Matt & Leonie in February 2013 but due to
work commitments I was unable to pick him up until the end of March. I was interested
in his bloodlines as he will be hound hunted once he has established himself physically.
When I picked Danny Boy up from Taiahape, I was quite surprised
at his conformation and muscle definition for such a young horse and as anticipated
he walked onto my float without any problem. I have been handling Danny Boy over
the past few weeks and compared to my 6 year old clydextb that I purchased at
the same age as Danny Boy, he is more responsive and a very quick learner.
Danny Boy is the star attraction with the children around
our area, his presence and loving nature is easy to understand why. I am well
pleased with my purchase and look forward to the day I can hunt Danny Boy.
Rangi solomon, Hamilton"
Destiny's Shooting Star
E.M.H 15.2hh plus Warmblood/Stationbred/TB.
Sire: Dante (15.1hh Stationbred cross).
Dam: Topshelf LS (15.2hh TB/WB).
Stella is certainly a filly with personality! She was adored by everyone who met
Stella has been sold as a future riding mount.
"I brought Stella off DSH after going to see her and instantly falling in
love. At four weeks old she was so friendly with a great temperament which is
indicative of the way in which Leonie and Matt raise their horses.
I was sent photos and updates of how Stella was going regularly which was great,
and I was also able to visit her which was even better!
When she arrived to me, it was obvious how much time, effort and passion Leonie
and Matt put into bringing up and teaching the foals. She walked off the truck,
wore a halter, led, tied up, covered, hosed, and lifted her hooves like a pro,
she didn't even bat an eyelid and has continued not too whatever I might throw
I am so happy with Stella, and if I was to get another foal or horse in the future
I would hands down look to DSH.
Thank you Leonie and Matt for making the process SO easy and being so helpful
with everything! And also for letting me buy Stella, she is perfect.
Olivia Freeth, Wellington"
E.M.H 15.2hh plus Warmblood/Stationbred /Irish draft/TB.
WB x stationbred).
Foxy is a gorgeous filly that was very trainable and sweet natured.
Foxy has been sold as a future dressage horse.
"Funnily enough we thought we had found our foal( but as yet had not put
a deposit on it). On the morning we were going out again to view the foal for
a second time, I was browsing Trade me and saw Foxy. I contacted DSH immediately,
the rest is history. The solid foundation that DSH have put into choosing the
horses they breed from is very evident in all of the progeny that they produce
and from the other references.
In short, Matt and Leonie are super people who produce super horses. The
transport driver summed it up when he said she has it all. It is now
on us to continue her education.
Jared and Sol Best, Wellington"
E.M.H 16hh plus Clyde/TB x Stationbred filly.
clyde x Stationbred).
Kali is an absolutely stunning filly with plenty of bling and ticking. She was
sold as a weanling to a great home not far from us and we look forward to visiting
her as she grows.
"I recently purchased a weanling filly, Kali, from Destiny Sporthorses stud.
She is a fine young Clydesdale cross. Leonie has done a good job in rearing her,
she is well handled and in good condition. We visited the stud on three occasions,
and each time we were made to feel very welcome. Leonie and Matt obviously love
their horses and spend lots of time with them.
Leonie and Matt were great to deal with and kept in touch throughout the process.
We still keep in contact with them and look forward to having them visit us to
see Kalis progress.
My daughter Katie and I were given the opportunity to ride Sundays Destiny (Des).
He was such a gentleman and a pleasure to be around.
Kali is now six months old and has settled in well on our farm. She is budded
up with Vienna, one of my old geldings. She has grown a lot since she arrived
at our place, and it looks like she is going to be a big girl when she has fully
Michele Gray, Wanganui"
Destiny's Rose of Tralee
E.M.H 16.2hh Clyde x WB/TB/ID filly.
Sire: Destiny's Toy
Dam: Heikenway (15.3hh).
Rose was retained by us until a rising four year old. She had one lovely foal
for us before we decided she would be better out and about than just being a broodie.
"After having the pleasure of knowing Leonie at Destiny Sporthorses and seeing
the beautiful foals she breeds every season, I finally got the chance to purchase
one of her offspring this year.
Destinys Rose of Tralee came to stay with me in April and was here for two
months getting some milage. During her stay she was a pleasure in every way, she
has a beautiful, kind nature, and tried her best every time.
A few months after she was returned I got invited to buy her, which I could
not turn down. She is now on her way to becoming a competition horse, hopefully
saddle hunter or the likes. Her solid foundation work she had while she was with
leonie is s credit to her now.
I work with alot of horses from many different backgrounds. Rose has had
a great start to life and I know she has amazing potential.
Destiny progeny are always welcome in my paddocks!
Maria Elfstrom, Ohakune"
Destiny's Lightning Ridge
E.M.H 16.2hh Clyde x CB/TB colt.
Dam: Opal (16hh).
Zeus is a lovely natured boy and reminds us so much of his dad! He was sold as
a weanling and will be retained as a colt for future stud duties and dressage.
"After contacting the stud and talking with Leonie I visited (DSH), had a
look at their horses and was very taken with Zeus. He was well mannered with good
conformation and good looks. Then to see his sire (Sunday's Destiny) just confirmed
what I had seen in his offspring.
After a lovely day with Leonie and her Dad, I set off back to Cambridge.
Leonie and Matt wanted to take some youngstock to the 2012 Central Districts all
breeds foal show and we discussed Zeus.
They did a great job of preparing him, extremely professional and their
representation on the day was impeccable!! I got a very excited phone call on
the day from Leonie as I could not attend.
CHAMPION FOAL HACK
SUPREME CHAMPION FOAL
1ST TWO PROGENY BY THE SAME SIRE (ZEUS & DANNY)
1ST BREEDERS PAIR (ZEUS & DANNY)
1ST SADDLE HACK
2ND BEST PRESENTED
3RD BEST HANDLER
WOW!!! So exciting!
I have found Zeus to be a pleasure to handle and looking forward to continuing
his education and including more shows in the future.
I would highly recommend (DSH). Very knowledgeable and professional in their
business dealings and breed super horses.
Jane Falconer (BERWICK FARM), Cambridge"
E.M.H 15.2hh plus stationbred x filly.
Sire: Tiger (14.2hh stationbred).
(15.3hh TB x Stationbred.).
Kitty is a lovely buckskin girl with a very sweet nature. Sold as a yearling to
Photo of Kitty as a two year old with her owner Brian.
"Kitty is being broken in at the moment and the groundwork Matt and Leonie
have put into Kitty has made that job much easier! Legs, shoeing and floating
etc have not been any trouble. We are looking forward to having her back and she
will be a fabulous riding horse. Kitty has a wonderful temperament. We thoroughly
recommend Matt and Leonie to deal with...they know what they are about! We will
certainly keep in touch with them.
Anne and Brian Butler, Waipawa"
Destiny's Pablo Picasso
E.M.H 16hh Stationbred colt.
Sire: Destiny's Pancho Villa (16.2hh).
Dam: Destiny's Darcita (15.3hh).
Pablo is a lovely colt with great conformation and movement. Sold as a rising
two year old to Pam Foster.
"From the moment I first contacted D.S.H about "Pablo", I was very
impressed with their friendly and helpful manner. When he arrived off the truck,
I was also very impressed with the way they had done the ground work, making him
a delight to handle, catch and lead. His body condition and feet were impeccable,
a real credit to D.S.H. I wish that I had more money to buy some more horses off
Pam Foster, Helensville"
Destiny's Rumour Has It
E.M.H 17hh Clyde x TB filly.
Sire: Chrighton Lanarkshire (17hh).
Faith is a lovely natured filly. She was sold as a weanling and is going to be
a very solid girl.
"I brought Destinys Rumour Has It (Faith) after visiting
Leonie and Matt to look at Faith. I was undecided if she would be the horse for
me when I went to see her, as I had another four horses to look at, ranging
from 5mths old to 4 years (I never did get to see them).
I have had horses all my life and worked in all disciplines
including with young stock so was expecting a flighty weanling and when I got
there I was totally blown away with how quiet and well handled Faith was. Leonie
not only breeds horses with good temperaments but also great conformation and
the handling both her and Matt do with their young stock is a credit to them.
Needless to say I decided to buy Faith that day.
Matt and Leonie were so accommodating with me, letting
me watch while they gave her two days of floating lessons (bandages and all!)
before delivering her to me two days later. Ive now had Faith
about six weeks, she calls out to me when I go outside, comes walking up for attention
and no doubt for her feed too.
She is a dream to pick out her feet, brush, lead and cover
and all this is due to the work that was done in the early stages by Leonie and
Matt. If I was looking for another young horse I would go and see Leonie and Matt
first, thats how impressed I am with their stock and handling of their horses.
I will keep you up to date on her progress.
Sandy Strivens, Rangiwahia"
E.M.H 15.3hh 1/4 Clyde x TB colt.
Jack was the first born for the season. He was sold as a weanling to a fantastic
home in Eltham as a future showjumper/eventer.
"I bought a weanling colt (Jack) off DSH and he is a dream. Matt and Leonie
do an awesome job of teaching their foals the most important things like good
manners, leading, tying up, picking out hooves, floating, etc. which is great
for me as I have no experience with weanlings.
I was lucky enough to visit Jack a few times before I got him and it was
fantastic to be able to meet both sire and dam. Leonie even put me on his sire
Des, bareback with a halter and rope!! What more can I say.......
If I ever get another weanling, I would look no further than DSH. Matt and
Leonie are very knowledgeable, friendly and great to deal with :)
I was well informed of how Jack was doing through e-mails and so many photos!!
It's great having photos to look back on. Leonie was even kind enough to organise
transport for us.
Jack is everything I dreamed of, plus more. The whole family love him to
bits. If anyone wants a placid, well-bred & mannered, and beautiful horse
then I very highly recommend DSH.
Thanks heaps Guys :)
Jo Zehnder, Eltham"
E.M.H 15.1 1/4 Clyde x TB filly.
Dam: Lady Amour (15.1hh).
Cleo (renamed Charm) is a sweetheart that unfortunately was not going to grow
tall enough for us to retain as a future broodmare. Sold as a rising two year
old to Netty Field.
"I recently purchased a brown rising two filly from DSH stud.
I bought her sight unseen only having the trade-me photos to go on and the good
words of Leonie from DSH stud.
I have been a fan of "Sundays Destiny" for some time now and was over
the moon at the thought of being able to own one of his progeny.
I picked the filly up myself (who I have since named "Charm") and
as it was a four hour float ride and Charms first big travel, I was totally in
awe over the way Charm handled both the floating and the distance. She took
it all in her stride and was an absolute pleasure to travel and unload (in
the dark) at my end.
I have since handled Charm and covered her, enjoying every moment of her company.
Charm has a beautiful temperament and once her winter woolies are out
I believe she will be a stunning young girl.
Charm is a credit to DSH studs breeding and early handling, she has obviously
had alot of quality time spent on her education this far and has been handled
with calmness and kindness.
It is now up to me to continue Charms education and I can only hope I live up
to DSH studs expectations for their gorgeous offspring.
It is a priviledge to me to have been chosen as a suitable home for Charm
and look forward to a continued friendship between DSH stud and myself.
Thank you to Leonie and Matt for their friendly hospitality and showing me their
beautiful mares, weanlings and best of all "Des" himself.
Des is a stallion to be admired in every way, he is the total package. Temperament,
style, rideability and of course his ultra good looks. Every girls dream. :)
DSH stud deserves all the feedback they have and I highly recommend them to anybody
that is looking for that one in a million, total package foal/offspring that has
been bred by "Des" out ot their own mares.
Leonie and Matt are two people that are a pleasure to talk to and their word can
be trusted. I will definitely be going back to the stud in the future to secure
another of their foals in the coming years. Thanks a million to Leonie and Matt,
all the best for your 2011 breeding season. :)
I'll keep in touch with updated photos as Charm grows and continues her life education.
Netty Field :), Hawkes Bay"
Destiny's Dreams Come True
E.M.H 16hh plus ASB x ID/WB/TB.
Sire: Denmark's Platinum Playboy (16.2hh American Saddlebred).
1/2 ID x WB/TB.).
Raine is a very special young lady that everyone who met her fell in love with.
Sold as a weanling to Leesha Conway.
"After searching for four years I have finally found my dream horse. As soon
as I saw Raine (Then Destiny's Rainbows End now Destiny's Dreams Come
True) on Trade Me I felt she was the one for me. After reading the references
on their Destiny Sporthorses page I was certain that she would be perfect for
me. She was the first horse I had found that ticked all the boxes. Matt and Leonie
have been really great at keeping me well informed of her progress
with regular emails and photos from the time I purchased her at just
under a month old.
The best surprise for me was the chilled out weanling that greeted me the moment
the truck ramp was lowered. Having worked in a few thoroughbred studs, I have
seen my share of weanlings; it's very rare to find one with her calm nature. She
has settled in well with the other horses on the property and already all of us
here love her.
Within the first four days of receiving her, I took Raine with her new paddock
pals to a training course about a fifteen minute walk down the road. Shed
handle the traffic, as well as some other potentially scary objects on the way
brilliantly. Even when one car approached from behind without slowing down or
giving us some room, she only jogged forward a few steps and a gentle tug on the
halter was all it took to settle her down again. Most of the weanlings I have
worked with in the past would have had hysterics at least half a dozen times on
that walk. At the training course everyone there was impressed with her behavior,
in fact she behaved better than many of the older horses there! She is already
showing herself willing and eager to learn.
I am very impressed with the work that Leonie and Matt have done with her and
will be more than willing to assure any future buyers that if you buy
from DSH you will be getting a well adjusted young horse who will be a delight
to own. Now it is my job to keep up the good training that they have started.
Thanks to my DSH team for my Dream Come True!
Leesha Conway, Kumeu"
E.M.H 15.3hh plus Clyde/TB x Stationbred filly.
clyde x Stationbred).
This filly was very noticable with her four long socks. She is a very laid back
filly that accepted everything you asked of her. She will be sadly missed.
Amber has been sold as a weanling to Shane Bond as a future
pig hunters mount.
"Kia Ora Destiny Sporthorses,
Thank you for such a beautiful young horse. Amber is more than I had expected.
I never thought it would be possible to acquire a strong and essentially quiet
young horse with the capacity to learn (this is obviously due to correct and dedicated
handling). I have access to a lot of horses through family links but I firmly
believe in raising from young to create the best horse and learn myself. I havnt
the skill, patience or confidence to handle from new born yet which is why I went
to a DSH stud and I now know what can be achieved.
Once again thank you and keep up the good work.
Shane Bond, Te Kuiti"
15.3hh Stationbred x TB.
Sire: Omkara (15.3hh stationbred).
Dam: Sandy Acres (16hh stationbred x TB.).
It was very hard to sell our lovely mare Cita we bred. She had given us two beautiful
Cita was started under saddle by DSH and did the occasional
ride over the farm. Cita has been sold as a 5 year old to Tracy as a future showjumper/hunter.
Looking great Tracy!
"I bought Cita off Leonie in April 2011 (I have had her for 10 x weeks).
She was quite green, but has proven to be a quick learner, with a lovely nature.
I can now ride her bareback in halter, lead my 2 year old child on her, she is
jumping confidently and clearly over 90cm. She is a little sensitive, which
is great as she moves off my leg and responds to aids, always trying hard to guess
the next movement and to please. She is currently barefoot and copes on
the riverbed and jumping out of slippery grass. Three lovely paces and I
think she will make a nice eventer.
A great buy and I love her.
Tracy Mason, Hawkes Bay"
E.M.H 16.2hh plus Clyde x Stationbred x TB colt.
(15.3hh TB x Stationbred.).
Ace is our first second-generation bred foal that turned out to be everything
Adele informed me that Ace was approximately 16hh as a two
year old so he is going to be a tall boy!
Ace was originally sold as a weanling to Geraldine Butler.
He is now proudly owned by Susan Burton's 14yo son Josh.
"We bought a weanling colt from Leonie and Matt sight unseen - the
picture they put on Trade Me took my eye straight away as he was a very upstanding,
elegant, confident-looking guy which was what I was trying to breed.
I took the gamble on gut instinct and it paid off. When we went down to the foal
show to pick him up I wasn't disappointed as he was all I was wanting. They did
a great job in preparing him for the show and he was a complete gentleman to take
Their hard work and dedication to their breeding programme is a credit to them
both. I would highly recommend their youngstock to any potential buyers as they
can be assured they will be picking up a well handled, beautifully prepared and
confident foal ready to face the future in any discipline chosen for it.
Thanks guys also for your hospitality while we were staying down there - it was
a long way from home!! Good luck for the future. We will be keeping an eye out
for next year's babies.
Geraldine, Whangarei "
Destiny's Emerald Isle
E.M.H 16hh plus ID x Clyde x WB x TB filly.
Dam: Heikenway (15.3hh 1/2 ID x WB/TB.).
Tara is a chip off the block just like her half sister with her movement and nature.
Tara was sold to Leigh as a weanling and is destined to be a future showjumper
when she is older.
"I purchased my foal DESTINY'S EMERALD ISLE -TARA from Destiny Sport Horses approx
2 months ago now. Since buying her Leonie & Matt have very kindly let me continue
to graze her for a few months at their stud. When originally viewing Tara, I was
impressed at how well handled she was for a 4 month foal - she was very happy
to be tied up, groomed, hooves picked up & led in hand.
I also got to meet DESTINY who for a stallion was just so laid back &
loved the attention; it was really refreshing to see a stallion naturally running
with his mares. I also got to meet Tara's dam HEIKENWAY. Leonie's hospitality
was great as she kindly put lunch on for us before we headed back home .
Since purchasing Tara, Leonie has kept me very up to date with friendly emails
on all Tara's training in preparation for the May Foal Show, which we had agreed
would be a great outside experience for Tara. I have not only received
emails but also pictures & video clips of Tara's inhand training & float
training which has been great.
On the 8 th May I travelled to Feilding to watch my new foal at her first show
. Tara arrived at the showgrounds totally calm & relaxed after her hour long
journey on the float. She didn't seem fazed at all by her new surroundings - it
was hard to believe it was her first outing . I was very happy with how Tara looked,
she certainly has received the best of care whilst being in Leonie's & Matt's
Tara handled her day's showing extremely well especially as the classes were held
in an indoor arena which was also a new experience for her. Her handler Matt
did a exceptional job of handling her in the ring .
Overall the day was a major success , not only did my foal impress me but she
also impressed the judge ,who handed out 3 RED RIBBONS, 1 YELLOW RIBBON
& RESERVE CHAMPION!
A real credit to Leonie & Matt & to DESTINY SPORT HORSES . I would
HIGHLY recommend this stud to any prospective buyer.
Thanks heaps to both you guys.
Destiny's Côte d'Azure
E.M.H 16hh+ Clyde x Stationbred X gelding.
Dam: (16.2hh stationbred).
Cody is a lovely natured gelding that was sold as a weanling to a lovely young
lady as a future showjumper.
"After seeing Cody's (Destiny's Côte d`Azure) picture on Trade Me we
knew he was the foal for us, and after meeting him at his home with Matt &
Leonie at the Destiny Sport Horse Stud we knew we had made the right decision.
I have never come across a foal who is just so laid back and well mannered. He
has even become the talk of our local pony club since I took him for a walk down
the road to pay them a visit and for him to also see what was going on. He took
it all in his stride and just stood quietly and watched.
I think that the work that Matt & Leonie put into their DSH foals is a credit
to them because they produce such well adjusted and relaxed foals that are a pleasure
to own and to work with.
Cody has settled in quickly and easily with our other two horses and my 14yr old
daughter finds him a dream to handle and is excited about working with him in
the future years.
Thank you Matt & Leonie for making our first foal a joy to own and we will
recommend your foals and horses to everyone who is looking for a dream horse to
Looking forward to keeping in touch and updating you on Cody`s progress in the
months and years ahead.
Elaine and Amy Bliss-Bennet"
E.M.H 15.3hh+ Clyde x Stationbred gelding.
Sire: Toy Boy (15.3hh clydex).
Dam: Destiny's Darcita (15.3hh TB x stationbred).
Shadow was the first out of our baby Cita and performed well at the CD Foal Show
(photo) before trucking as a weanling to his new owners in Nelson.
Latest photo is of Shadow as a rising four year old.
"I am a first time buyer from "The Horse Trader"! I noticed the
advert from Destiny Sporthorses for "Shadow"
who at the time was a 5 month old.
Normally I would like to sight a horse that I am purchasing, but after calling
Leonie and speaking with her over the phone (me calling from the South Island
and Leonie and "Shadow" being in the North Island!) I felt at ease with
the process of buying and getting my new colt sent down to us in Nelson.
At all times Leonie has kept me up to date with the progress of Shadow with phone
calls, emails and photos.
When Shadow arrived in Nelson I was over the moon with him. His temperament is
perfect and he is such a wee sweetie in the paddock. No fuss and very well mannered.
He has a lovely conformation and head and eye are very kind. A "no fuss"
fella that's for sure.
I definitely recommend that if anyone is interested in the future to buy from
Destiny Sporthorses, you will have a pleasant experience and really good outcome
as I did.
Sire: Cherokee Redson Renegade (14hh Kaimanawa)
clyde x Stationbred)
We bought Nakita with foal at foot and gave Abby basic handling before selling
her as a weanling.
"Abby is such a delight and has an awesome nature. When we bought her off
Leonie and Matt she had only been handled for a few weeks and she was so quiet
and well mannered, they did a truly wonderful job!! Abby comes everywhere with
us and is such a pleasure to handle!! She hops up onto the truck now like a pro
and travels awesomely!! When we got her home, she just settled in and has been
a dream ever since.
I certainly recommend Destiny Sporthorses to any other buyers. They produce
truly gorgeous foals and the handling they give them is awesome, a real credit
to their stud.
Thanks Leonie and Matt for such a wonderful wee filly.
Regards Stacey & Kim Jones"
EMH 15.2hh plus 3/4 TB x Clyde gelding.
Dam: Lady Amour (15.1hh).
Ronnie is a sweet natured black gelding that has the cute factor and was sold
as a weanling.
Ronnie was sold by Claire and he is now proudly owned by Carol
Nicholson of Feilding.
We are the new proud owners of Destiny's
Rendezvous. I have been around horses for over 20 years and have never before
met such a lovely friendly bunch of beautiful foals, but most notably the
stallion Sunday's Destiny absolutely
blew me away, he is gorgeous in every way, and I had my first wee ride on a stallion.
With his mares nearby he was a perfect gentleman and I'm sure that if he'd had
a saddle on, I would have wanted a much longer ride! He is a true asset, and all
of the stud's horses are a tribute to the hard working and knowledgable Leonie
and Matt. Our new baby was so well handled that he was calm for the whole long
ride home, and happily settled straight into his new environment. I am excited
about working with him, and can't wait to ride him.
I would not hesitate to recommend Destiny Sport Horse Stud to anyone; honesty,
fair prices, friendly, knowledgable, "real" people, and even a place
to stay. I will be going back for a holiday at the beautiful homestead as soon
as time permits.
Thank you very much - we look forward to seeing you again.
Dave and Claire, Featherston"
Ghana (previously named Destiny's Insignia)
EMH 17hh 3/4 TB x Clyde gelding.
Dam: Flying Seal (16hh TB).
Ghana is a beautiful gelding that will be shown inhand and be trained as a showjumper
in future. If he was a filly, we would have retained him!
Ghana was sold as a weanling to Lisa Nicol.
Ghana is now proudly owned by Kaleigh Kent of Hawkes Bay.
I recommend anyone to purchase a horse from DSH as
Leonie and Matt are very helpful and do the basic education of the youngster and
keep you well informed with emailing and photos.
My weanling Zinny is very laid back, sensible and trainable
and I am looking forward to starting his career. Thanks Leonie and Matt for also
going out of your way and transporting Zinny to Woodville horse floats to get
him to me safely.
Regards Lisa Nichol Havelock North."
EMH 15.2hh plus 3/4 TB x Clyde gelding.
Dam: Toya (15.2hh TB).
Storm is a lovely natured boy that will be used for riding and dressage when he
is old enough.
Storm was sold as a weanling to the South Island and the photo
is of Storm as a yearling.
Storm is registered with the NZ Sporthorse Promotion Board.
"I had a pleasure in buying a colt foal Destiny's WindStorm, who has such
a lovely kind nature and everything I was looking for in a horse- exceptional
movement, easy to handle and well mannered. Storm is well trained and respectful
because of the time Leonie and her crew have put into him.
Destiny Sporthorses have given me a dream colt,and I would
thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering purchasing a horse. From start
to finish, they have put the horses' needs first, and have emailed every day to
check on Storm and our progress, as well as being totally friendly and trustworthy.
Jeanie Taylor and Storm, Christchurch"
Destiny's Kara Mia
EMH 15.2hh plus TB x Stationbred filly.
Sire: Omkara (15.3hh stationbred).
Dam: Lady Amour (15.1hh).
Mia is a stunning palomino filly that is going to do inhand showing and future
use as a dressage horse.
Top photo of Mia at the 2007 North Island All Breeds foal show.
Second photo is of Mia as a four year old.
Mia is registered with the NZ Sporthorse Promotion Board and
NZ Golden Horse Society.
"I made the decision to purchase Mia (Destiny's Kara Mia) when she was just
3 weeks old. From that time the communication from DSH was terrific, I was kept
up to date with her progress and was emailed regular photos.
Now in her new home Mia has adjusted extremely well. She has a wonderful temperament
being easy to handle, calm and sensible, a delight to own. Leonie and Matt's early
handling is very reflective of her present day behavior, along with their selective
breeding requirements for good temperaments.
Well done. Thank you for your support and encouragement.
Fran Gribble, Rotorua."
EMH 15.2-16hh Clydex filly.
Sire: Caballero (15.3hh 3/4 clydex).
Dam: Awatea Tiara (15.2hh stationbred).
Poppy is a lovely brown filly with a very laid back nature that was sold as a
weanling. She is branded with our stud brand and was sold as a weanling.
Top photo is of Poppy as a rising two year old and lower was
taken early 2009. Poppy is registered with the NZ Sporthorse Promotion Board.
"We are delighted with our purchase from Destiny Sporthorses. Poppy
(Destiny's Duchess) has settled in well and has an fantastic temperament. She
is easy to handle, loves attention and has started being lead around the farm.
She is a confident foal and happy to walk out in front of her companion. She has
been visited by the farrier and was very well behaved. She is growing fast
and gaining a nice winter coat. She loves her food!!!
Leonie and Matt are very nice people, extremely helpful and certainly know their
I will keep in touch.
Destiny's Chantilly Lace
15.2hh Clydex filly.
Sire: Crighton Lanarkshire (17hh clydesdale).
Dam: Gemma (15.3hh stationbred).
Lace is a solid mare with a lovely temperament. She is branded with our stud brand
and was sold as a yearling.
"I purchased a filly (Destinys Chantilly Lace) from Destiny Sporthorses
in 2005 and am absolutely delighted with her. We had a 3 hour journey home
and her behaviour both on and off the float is a credit to Destiny Sporthorses
and the way in which she was handled as a foal. Nothing bothered her and
she handled the journey like a pro. Even when we got home to
her new and strange surroundings, she wasnt fazed at all. I
certainly get the feeling she is going to be a very sensible and lovely natured
I can certainly recommend Destiny Sporthorses to other buyers. Communication
between parties throughout the purchase phase was excellent and I found Leonie
to be totally honest and more than accommodating of any requirements I had.
I also appreciate the opportunity (Leonies suggestion) to keep in touch
with Destiny Sporthorses regarding Laces progress. Thank you Leonie and
Debbie Webster, Dannivirke"
Destiny's Night Empress
EMH 15.2hh Clydex filly.
Sire: Caballero (15.3hh 3/4 clydex).
Dam: Flying Seal (16hh TB).
Emma was born on a wet morning. She is branded with our stud
brand and was sold at foot with her dam.
Photos of Emma as a rising two year old. Emma is registered
with the NZ Sporthorse Promotion Board. She is half sister to .
"I have had a couple of very successful dealings with Destiny Sporthorses.
I am delighted with the temperament of my young filly who is proving to be a quick
learner and is sensible and willing.
Leonie always keeps in touch, is always supportive and continues
to show interest in how things are going. I would have no hesitation in recommending
them to anyone interested in doing business with them.
Miranda Williams, New Plymouth"
Emma has been sold by Miranda in September 2007 to a home in Auckland.