Galcantray Clydesdales

Galcantray Clydesdales Built up from just 1 horse to around 30+! We have a mixture of Home bred and bought in from UK, American and Canada. Check out our page for photos and upd

We like to promote the Clydesdale breed for all it can do, we love working with Clydesdale's and learning about their vast versatility. We show in hand, we drive in the Ladies Cart Classes, as well as Pairs, Unicorn and aiming on larger teams! If you would like anymore information on what we do or would just like a chat or to arrange a visit, we would love to hear from you!

Operating as usual

20/11/2021

Galcantray Clydesdales would like to congratulate Jim & Charlotte Young, of Doura, for winning the champion of champions at The Clydesdale Horse Society, Winter Fair. Well deserved winners πŸ†

Timeline Photos
16/11/2021

Timeline Photos

The World Clydesdale Show Shoeing & Shoemaking Championship schedule is up! The amazing 4 day event will be running alongside the World Clydesdale Show in October 2022 at P&J Live in Aberdeen. Held entirely indoors this will be a tremendous show of the skill and endurance it takes to keep the horses feet healthy!

British Farriers and Blacksmiths Association

15/11/2021
Photos from Doura Clydesdales's post
15/11/2021

Photos from Doura Clydesdales's post

Photos from Moray Coast Vet Group's post
11/11/2021

Photos from Moray Coast Vet Group's post

Happy Halloween from us all at Galcantray Clydesdales, big and small...
31/10/2021

Happy Halloween from us all at Galcantray Clydesdales, big and small...

Happy Halloween from us all at Galcantray Clydesdales, big and small...

23/10/2021
02/10/2021

Team Galcantray Clydesdales, were at Teen Ranch Show today. We took our newly weaned foal, who was an absolute legend. Took it all in his stride πŸ’™ he was 2nd in his class to the male champion. Then the dude that is Clyde, was 2nd in a strong gelding class!! He then went out with a very capable young handler Blythe Duncan, and they came out with a red rosette πŸ₯‡πŸ†she won the Blythe trophy, that was presented to the show by, Granny and Grandad, Benny and Isobel Duncan, when Blythe was born. The first time she has ever won it!! Well done Blythe πŸŽ‰. Congratulations to the Black family on winning the overall champion, and to Ron, Helen and team for reserve overall, with John and Margo Mcintyres filly. Last but not least team Galcantray ably headed up by Adam Balfour, and his glamorous assistant Kirsty Squires! Thank you for all the hard work team Galcantray... dream work makes the team work 😍

21/09/2021
17/09/2021
16/09/2021

A good example of Galcantray Duke's first crop of calves.

Respect - 20th Anniversary
11/09/2021
Respect - 20th Anniversary

Respect - 20th Anniversary

20 years later, we’ll never forget.Budweiser is a proud partner of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. We support their mission to remember the victims and help edu...

10/09/2021

BREED OF THE WEEK 🐴

Clydesdale Horse ⭐️

Clydesdales are one of the most recognisable heavy horse breeds! Thanks to their large stature, trademark feathering around their legs, and high-stepping gait, they are easy to spot. But despite their imposing size, they’re typically very gentle, easygoing, and trainable horses that can be a joy to work with🀩

Do you own one of these intelligent creatures? What is your experience? πŸ‘‡

#clydesdalehorse #horsebreeds #equine

Timeline Photos
24/08/2021

Timeline Photos

The World Heavy Horse Farrier and Shoe Making Championships is joining the World Clydesdale Show 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen!

We are so excited to announce that this Farrier and Shoe Making Championships will be held at the same time as the World Clydesdale Show in October 2022! With farriers from all over the world joining us in Aberdeen this will be the most spectacular demonstration of the skill and endurance it takes to be the World Heavy Horse Farrier and Shoe Making Champion!

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24/08/2021

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Breed of the Week

The Clydesdale was originally bred for heavy farm and industrial work, although its large open hooves were better suited to city work than narrow arable furrows. It is noted for its high stepping, showy action, which makes it one of the most elegant heavy horses.
The Clydesdale breed was founded in the early eighteenth century when two breeders, John Paterson of Lochlyoch and the 6th Duke of Hamilton, imported Flemish stallions and mated them with native draught mares in the Clyde valley. The Clydesdale breed was founded in the early eighteenth century when two breeders, John Paterson of Lochlyoch and the 6th Duke of Hamilton, imported Flemish stallions and mated them with native draught mares in the Clyde valley.
As well as being used as draught horses, Clydesdale can be ridden and are often shown in saddle.

Clydesdales have been used to create a number of breeds, including the Gypsey Vanner horse. They can also be crossed with smaller breeds to create mid-sized draught horses.

#rbst #gonative #britishrarebreeds #nativeequine #clydesdale

A message for a special friend of Max, who he met during the school holidays 😍
20/08/2021

A message for a special friend of Max, who he met during the school holidays 😍

A message for a special friend of Max, who he met during the school holidays 😍

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20/08/2021

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Letter from a Groom

Yesterday was a hard day. I loaded a horse onto a trailer. I kissed that horse's neck, just like the last million times, and told him to behave himself. Not that he was going someplace bad. I actually didn't know where he'd end up. I told him to behave because any decent horseman or woman will respect that quality and treat that horse well. I don't know if he will get that respect. But I know he will behave.

Yesterday, I touched a horse for the last time. He had only lived 28 days. I stayed with him during his very first 24 hours. I lifted him to his feet so that he could nurse. Every 20 minutes. His color changed from dark wet sleek to fluffy baby brown. And many days later, when he was much stronger on his spindly legs, in a big green field, another mare kicked him. So I kissed his neck and told him to go run and play.

Yesterday, I held a horse in the Winner's Circle. I smiled as we became part of history. The world could see what that horse had done. And I had helped him. It was just one day, a few minutes really, but one of our best and I was proud. So I patted his neck and said "good boy".

Yesterday, I walked into the barn. I'm always the first person there. It's early but I don't mind because twenty pairs of eyes look at me eagerly and nicker to me with breathy voices. I kiss a few muzzles but not everyone tolerates the nonsense of a late breakfast so I quickly get the grain. Their voices are music to my ears.

Yesterday I waited, my whole heart hurting as you stood in the field with a broken leg. When the vet finally showed, he drove straight down to where you stood shaking and immediately started grabbing needles and pulling blue liquid. I was his only helper and he instructed me through the din of my uncontrollable sobs. I held your artery and told you that soon you wouldn't hurt anymore. I let go and then fell to my knees to lay across your neck.

There are pieces of my heart out there. And I don't know which goodbye is worse. When it's cold, I pray that you have enough hay to eat. I hope that someone cares enough to give you water and exercise and a pat on the neck. Are your feet trimmed? Did you get your spring shots? Does your leg bother you still? Do they rub liniment on it or ice it or is it completely healed? I still see you in the barn. I can still see you in a picture, but every day when I walk past your stall, there is another horse there.

I will give my best to him too.

There are pieces of my heart out there. And the best goodbyes come with the knowledge that my horse still has a job and a home with horsemen and women who respect him.

(Picture of amazing Mario)

Duke getting photo bombed!!!
19/08/2021

Duke getting photo bombed!!!

Duke getting photo bombed!!!

The best ways to safely deal with ragwort this summer
19/07/2021
The best ways to safely deal with ragwort this summer

The best ways to safely deal with ragwort this summer

Horse owners need to remove ragwort from their fields and grazing pastures to avoid the risk of their horses being poisoned by the w**d, so H&H explains how

16/07/2021
16/07/2021
Final day of the first and last show of our season..boys enjoying a massage before harnessing and one last drive round t...
16/07/2021

Final day of the first and last show of our season..boys enjoying a massage before harnessing and one last drive round the ring before packing up and heading north tomorrow morning!

Thank you so much to all the team both here and at home for all their hard work and making us being here possible πŸ‘πŸ» We've all enjoyed being back out at a show, competing and of course celebrating all out efforts 🍾

Until next year Yorkshire!

Final day of the first and last show of our season..boys enjoying a massage before harnessing and one last drive round the ring before packing up and heading north tomorrow morning!

Thank you so much to all the team both here and at home for all their hard work and making us being here possible πŸ‘πŸ» We've all enjoyed being back out at a show, competing and of course celebrating all out efforts 🍾

Until next year Yorkshire!

The A Team have only gone and done it!The boys Clyde and Davey gave Adam his first competitive drive and they smashed it...
14/07/2021

The A Team have only gone and done it!

The boys Clyde and Davey gave Adam his first competitive drive and they smashed it! Getting 2nd in a strong class of 8 is the icing on the cake after months of hard work and preparation!

Well done and a massive thank you to the whole team for all their efforts this week it's so appreciated! Let the celebrations begin! 🍾πŸ₯ˆ

14/07/2021
Great Yorkshire Show 2021
13/07/2021

Great Yorkshire Show 2021

Winning Clydesdale gelding, Bratlach Corragh Clyde from David and Beverley Walker.

Not in the results but my god are we proud of this boy! First time out in this cart and first ever time out as a single ...
13/07/2021

Not in the results but my god are we proud of this boy! First time out in this cart and first ever time out as a single and he was an absolute dreamboat! Can't wait to see the single cart career this horse is gonna have 😍

Thank you to all the team for their hard work and fingers crossed for the pair tomorrow! 🀞🏻

13/07/2021
13/07/2021
13/07/2021
13/07/2021
Clyde taking top honours in the gelding class at the Great Yorkshire Show! Hopefully the first of many red tickets this ...
13/07/2021

Clyde taking top honours in the gelding class at the Great Yorkshire Show! Hopefully the first of many red tickets this week! πŸ₯‡πŸ΄

07/07/2021

Great Yorkshire Show 2021 requires all exhibitors/those using exhibitor bands, are required to show a negative lateral flow covid test 24hrs prior to arriving at the show! These can be done at your local pharmacy or ordered online from the government website, ours arrived the next day! Stay safe folks!

Galcantray Angel RHS 2019πŸ“· Courtesy of Neil Hiddleston
07/07/2021

Galcantray Angel RHS 2019

πŸ“· Courtesy of Neil Hiddleston

Galcantray Angel RHS 2019

πŸ“· Courtesy of Neil Hiddleston

🐴 Galcantray Jock 🐴Our beautiful homebred boy Jock has now passed his trial with the mounted police unit with Police Sco...
02/07/2021

🐴 Galcantray Jock 🐴

Our beautiful homebred boy Jock has now passed his trial with the mounted police unit with Police Scotland and he will now be known as PH Nairn!

We are super proud of this boy and how well he has done and taken everything in his stride 😍

Can't wait to follow his new career with Police Scotland! Well done Jock πŸ‘πŸ»

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01/07/2021

It's a hard life...β˜€οΈπŸ΄

It's a hard life...β˜€οΈπŸ΄

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Well done Galcantray Clydesdales!
I've been watching BBC's Clydesdale - Saving the Great Horse. Not sure if you liked this documentary but as one who loves seeing your Clydesdales but knows very little about this beautiful breed; I found it most informative and made me realise the importance of your horses. Take care all. :) x
I had a lovely journey along the local lanes yesterday; and all thanks to you! Firstly I viewed the four donkeys - always a favourite animal of mine - in the field on the bend ascending the hillside from the Farmhouse; then near to the farm, one of your vehicles was slowly guiding some 9 Clydesdales’ through the gate, from one field to another, their large size almost completely obliterating the small vehicle! So β€˜Thanks’ to one and all; I’m just glad to be there at the right time to see these sights. Lizzie - Admin Sparrow's Rest at Our Stone Farmhouse in the Highlands.
We are delighted to have Galcantray Clydesdales back this year with there display this year in the main ring . Keep your eyes peeled in the afternoon for these , We are sure you won’t miss them !! Photo credit to : moyra gray photography
We are delighted to have Galcantray Clydesdales back this year with there display this year in the main ring . Keep your eyes peeled in the afternoon for these , We are sure you won’t miss them !! Photo credit to : moyra gray photography
COUNTDOWN - 1 Week Today! We’d like to say a big thank you to the following people & businesses who are helping us to provide an event for the benefit of the townsfolk as well as our residents: Galcantray Clydesdales Neil Jeronim Nairn museum Highland Museum of Childhood Giftpearls Ashers Graham’s Dairy Funny Faces Scotland Little Theatre Once in a While Those who have volunteered to help with setting up & assisting at the event If you’d like to add your name to this list and give us your support then please contact Sarah, Activities Coordinator on 07427 604472 or at [email protected] https://www.facebook.com/events/288503748691715/?ti=icl
We still have some sponsor opportunities please drop us a message with your email so we can email over our sponsor pack 😁 We would like to thank the following companies for agreeing to sponsor this show already! Kessock Equine Vets for Sponsoring the In-Hand Section. SGLCarbon for sponsoring the Veteran Section. Galcantray Clydesdales for sponsoring the Clydesdale section. Derelochy Saddler for Sponsoring the Ridden Horse section. Scott pirie groundworks & equestrian construction for sponsoring the Working Hunter Horse Section. Quality Highland Show Jumps for sponsoring the Working Hunter Pony section. G. A. Construction (highlands) Ltd for sponsoring the Mountain and Moorland In-Hand Section. Highland Carpets & Flooring for sponsoring the Mountain and Moorland Ridden Section. ITP Solutions for Sponsoring the Supreme of the Show! Equi-Heal for sponsoring class 89 the WNSC four star arena event. Cairn Housing Association Association for sponsoring class 96 the 1m showjumping class. Kinkell Equestrian for sponsoring the Show Jumping. Please support us and help us Kick cancers butt!!
**NEW COVER PHOTO** So because of the volume of pictures we couldn't pick just one! So there is a slideshow of 5!! A Lovely bunch of lambs in the sunset Jamie the Cairn Terrier Galcantray Clydesdales Mare and Foal The pigs chasing the sheep and lamb And little Kaito the cavalier Spring is coming!
Thought you might like this blast from the past. I think it is from Angus Show 2012
Oh Yes; the bushes which always cause interest, be it from cattle, calves or Galcantray Clydesdales
Galcantray Standsure aka Boris having a hoolie today 😍
Around 1952 I was acquainted with a Clydesdale stallion which was in seaonal residence at the Myles Farm , Tranent. The travelling groom was Harry Henderson. The owner of the stallion was a Mr Hugh McGregor from Balinton in Stirlingshire. In the publicity leaflet there was, of course, a photo of the horse but what was so memorable about it was the caption which read "I hae a brute o' gallant mettle As ever drew upon a petal". Such an apt description. Its name was CAWDORDENE.