Belmont House Stud, the breeding establishment of the Swiss Etter Sportpferde AG, owned and operated by the family of Gerhard and Hedi Etter since 1978, is situated in the centre of Ireland. Since 1992, Andrea Etter has managed and developed the stud farm.
We operate a performance-oriented breeding program. Mares with a performance record up to international level are mated with selected stallions which carry top-class bloodlines. Currently, we have the following three proven sires standing at stud: Radolin (KWPN), O-Piloth (KWPN) and Stetter (KWPN). An additional selection of proven performance stallions is available by frozen semen. We breed horses for the international sport and amateur horses with the well known reliability of the Irish horse. The horses’ breeding at Belmont takes place in a very natural setting where they are kept in large groups year-round which ideally supports their social and physical development.
You may use the opportunity to find your new sport horse during a stay at Belmont House Stud and combine your search for a horse with a holiday in Ireland! Experience and get to know the horses during work under different conditions. You can watch the breeding, handling and training of the horses at Belmont. And you get the opportunity to meet your potential horse’s dam, siblings and often also the sire in the flesh. We always have a selection of young sport horses, foals, broodmares as well as reliable leisure horses and ponies for sale in Ireland.
Since its inception and management by Andrea Etter, the stud farm has grown from strength to strength. Andrea possesses a wealth of experience as a rider as well as expertise in training horses and riders which all are of great benefit to the breeding operation and the training of the youngsters. She competed for Switzerland on the European Junior and Young Riders teams. Apart from her father – as her coach and main mentor – she worked and trained with various other top trainers such as Daan Nanning in Holland, Katie and Henry Monahan-Prudent in the United States as well as in the Etter home yard in Switzerland. Her riding and coaching skills have also been influenced and shaped by her training with the likes of George Morris, Thomas Fuchs, Michel Robert and Philippe Guerdat. Andrea is EFI Level 2 Coach for showjumping, eventing and dressage. She studied equine science at the University of Limerick and is a qualified saddler. She is fluent in Swiss German, German, French and English.