Fiona was purchased by The Cotebrook Shire Stud in Autumn 2017. She was suckling a foal at the time of purchase and has been a regular breeder in the past.
Because of her age she wasn’t an expensive mare, but her father,
Collessie Cut Above, was probably the greatest breeding Clydesdale Stallion of modern times. Although Fiona is an older mare her
confirmation is outstanding. She might be a little on the small side but Clydesdales are of a smaller stature than Shires.
Alistair decided to take a chance on buying and breeding from her
using Moorfield Edwards frozen semen.
She was artificially inseminated in Spring 2019 and is the second mare to give birth at Cotebrook early in March 2020.
It will be interesting to see what the outcome will be using a Collessie Cut Above daughter and Moorfield Edward—two of the greatest
Stallions of the two breeds.