One of the founding members of Selkirk Partners, an investment firm in the Northeast, Stewart Strawbridge studied classics at Bowdoin College, located in Maine. With a family legacy that includes horse racing, Stewart Strawbridge sponsors a race at the Willowdale Steeplechase that honors well-known horse breeder Marshall Jenning.
Horse breeding requires detailed knowledge of the mare and the stallion to be bred, and in order to produce a healthy foal, the breeder needs to learn how to keep the broodmare healthy. The list below outlines the nutritional needs of a broodmare throughout her pregnancy.
*First trimester-The broodmare does not need any extra grain or calories during this time.
*Second trimester-If the broodmare has quality pasture available to her, this should be supplemented with vitamins and minerals. Alternatively, commercial grain mixes fortified with vitamins and minerals can be used.
*Third trimester-The weight of the foetus may increase up to one pound each day during the last trimester of pregnancy. Therefore, the broodmare needs significantly more calories, protein, phosphorus, vitamin A, and calcium during this time. Additionally, the broodmare requires increased trace minerals during this time to birth a healthy foal.
Stewart Strawbridge rode The Bruce to victory in the 111th running of the Maryland Hunt Cup in 2007