Specialising in quality halter horses that can perform.

Hello and welcome to the web site of the Mannog Appaloosa Stud - a small private stud based in North Wales run by Sally and Richard Chamberlain with easy access off the A55, 20 minutes from the Roman City of Chester.

The word 'Mannog' derives from the old Welsh word for 'Spotted' and we  pride ourselves on providing great care for visiting mares and breeding and selling quality  USA registered Appaloosas with proven world-class American bloodlines to excel in all disciplines.  All our horses are kept in as natural an environment as possible with a mare/foal  herd , young batchelor herd and then our two stallions in adjoining paddocks.  They live out all year round - weather dependant in Winter! We do not breed every year believing in quality not quantity and when we  use an outside stallion it is always a USA imported Appaloosa.  Have a look at our gallery pictures.

Our own stallions 'Mannog Moonshadow' (15.00HH Leopard Spot) and 'Mannog Moonriver' (15.2HH Blanket Spot) are registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club of America and the APHC UK.  Both have passed a full five stage vetting by an independent vet.

Their progeny have excellent conformation, movement and temperament and, in most cases, colour, and are already winning Championships in the show ring in hand and under saddle .  Our news page is proof of this .

Champions breeding Champions.

About Us:

Sally  :  Has been around horses from an early age including having a riding pony in East Africa to riding Basuto ponies in Maseru, Lesotho during school summer holidays.  However it was only when married that I acquired my first horse , a Dales x TB  "Sunglow Samson" . He may have been only 15hh but we had many victories and championships in Dressage, Show Jumping, Cross Country, Working Hunter, Ridden Hunter & Equitation Classes.  He was even successful at Western Riding in his later years.  Unfortunately arthritis and Cushings got the better of him at the age of 24 yrs.

We have had Appaloosas for over 20 years starting with a British bred Appaloosa "The BiliKiki" (Rivaz lines) changing to only breeding from proven American lines. 

Sally  holds the following judge cards:

AMERICAN MINIATURE HORSE ASSOCATION  fully approved judge 2018. All clinics, seminars and applicant judging done in the USA.

APPALOOSA HORSE CLUB USA  (1995 - 2018)  (European) - has judged many European and International Championship  shows including South African Championships, Holland, Sweden, Italy, France (EquitaLyon), Switzerland, Germany. Probationery judge two shows in the USA.   Classes range from halter, to English and Western ridden run under APHC USA rules.  Some APHC shows include All Breed Classes e.g.  Western Riding Association of Netherlands, Dutch Arabian Western Riding Association.



VETERAN HORSE SOCIETY (A*) : have judged Olympia qualifiers.

MIDARC - in hand, ridden, working hunter

CHAPS UK  - Panel judge up to County Show level



THE SHOWING REGISTER: 'O' panel : P  M&M  H(con)  HU(con) COL (con)


EQUIFEST listed judge




County Shows (Kent County, Three Counties, Anglesey County , Denbigh  & Flint)  plus many local Riding Club , Breed and agricultural shows :  2013 CHAPS UK Championship show; 2013 Blue Chip NW Showing Championships, 2012 British Association for the Purebred Spanish Horse National Championship show; Warrington Show etc Judging has included HOYS qualifier classes for the British Miniature Horse Society.  2014: Midarc show; APHC Holland Summer Western Challenge with Dutch Arabian Western Horse Association; Lloc RC, Mynydd Delyn RC, 2014 Bridgewater RC Blue Chip NW Showing Championships.  2016: Fife Agricultural; Dorset County plus many other RC shows however a strangles outbreak in the NW meant a lot of show cancellations early in the season. 2017: Brechin Castle, Royal Welsh Spring Festival, GB PRE (Andalucian) Championship, Dorset County, Hanbury Countryside Show , AAPHC NL, DAWRA NL. WRAN NL. (2 day Dutch show). Blue Chip Championships Bridgewater RC - plus many other RC shows. 2018 : Royal Cornwall, North Wales Horse Show. Royal Lancashire. GB PRE Championship show. EUSAM Holland Greenhorn show two days.  Many local RC shows including end of season championship shows. VHS Championship .

Regularly attends judging seminars including the Colour Breed Council International Judges Seminar in Oklahoma City, USA; APHC/POAC European Judges Seminar in Frankfurt;  AQHA Novice Judges and Stewards Seminar in Fort Worth. "Search for a Star" Steward finalist. British Dressage judge training seminars (not a BD judge just like to attend!!).  BE fence judge.

One of the founding Directors of the APHC UK in February 2000.

Richard : Is a Consultant with the solicitor's firm Swayne Johnson Solicitors. (now retired 2016)

A member of the Equine Lawyers Association giving legal advice on equine matters (now retired 2016)

The legal "Ask the Expert" for  Horse & Rider magazine .(now retired 2016)

Helped set up and was the Company Secretary for the APHC UK until 2011.