Stafford Robinson has been around horses since the age of 5.

At the age of 20, he was the youngest person in New Zealand to be given a New Zealand Permit to Train Racehorses.

Stafford adheres to no one philosophy but strives to combine the best of all of them. Taking the approach that the horse is as much an individual as the person handling him, Stafford believes that each and every horse must be handled individually. "Keep changing your game and never try to force the same rules on every player".


Well before the phrase "horse whisperer" came in vogue, Stafford was utilizing a similar approach as Monty Roberts in backing hundreds of youngsters for the racing industry in New Zealand.

Stafford has competed in most horse sporting codes including polocross, dressage, eventing, showjumping, endurance, western, and track riding etc. Stafford has now come a full circle with his riding and is now concentrating on his dressage, intent on reaching the highest levels.

In the breeding game, Stafford, with his Oldenburg stallion Sonnentänzer, was the first South African to license a stallion in Europe. With his home bred Hanoverian Stallion Berghof Eragon, Stafford was the first South African breeder to Breed a Stallion to be licensed in Europe.