Ruth Owen Lewis (née Owen) was born into the world of horses with both her parents actively involved in the equine industry. The history of her immediate family is both interesting and relevant to explain the story behind Dali Stud.
Having bred several Welsh Part Breds under the prefix of Deicin, including Deicin King Cruise and Deicin Limbo’s Lad, it was decided to establish Dali Stud to focus specifically on large Welsh Part-Breds.
Using a smaller stallion on a larger mare is an effective way of producing larger stock. To date this has been a successful strategy and the Welsh Cob Section D stallion, Danaway Desert Storm, has been used on various breeds such as Irish Draught and Thorougbred. Other breeds used include Hanoverian and other Warmbloods. In addition to breeding Welsh cross (50:50), three quarter breds and seven eighths (Welsh minority) is useful for higher levels of performance at a more advanced level.
The ultimate aim of the Dali Stud is to produce high calibre competition horses, for competing at all levels, including affiliated, in a variety of disciplines but mostly dressage, show jumping, eventing and showing.