Horsemanship is the fabric of our lives at Mukteshwar Stud.
Our founder, Pritam Singh Sandhu was an avid horseman and a prominent presence at every equine meet in the capital – be it the national championships, the races or polo matches. It was but to be, that his family followed suit.
Gurpal did not change reins and grew up to be one of the first civilians, post independence, to play and promote the sport of polo. At a time when the sport was dominated by the army, Gurpal played off a commendable handicap of +3. Therein, lay the beginnings of Mukteshwar Stud.
The Stud farm started in the mid 1980s. At first, it was just a hobby with only two-imported thoroughbred mares and a handful of half-bred mares. The farm steadily grew from there.
Gurpal’s son, Angad, followed in his sire’s footsteps. He has been around horses since his childhood and has competed in various national equestrian events. Angad too is an avid polo player
The stud grew as the quality of bloodstock improved and in 2009, the stud farm was relocated to one of the most fertile areas in the country, the Doab (the alluvial tract between the Yamuna and Ganga). Today, it is a self-sufficient stud that caters to the entire needs of its equine residents, in-house.
Today, Mukteshwar Stud continues its rise up in the rankings published by the Indian Stud Book every year. It has been ranked number one in the country based on stakes earned for farms with fewer than 100 starters for three years in a row (2016-17, 2015-16 & 2014-2015). Year on year, the number of black type performers the farm produces shows an upward trend.
With the continued hands on approach of the horse loving owners and a mass induction of the most prolific Classic Indian and International bloodstock to the roster for the current breeding season, the future is bright.