Safeguarding a French Breeding Jewel – by Emma Berry (TDN)
Normandy is replete with picturesque stud farms of varying sizes but few can boast the rich history of Haras de Saint Pair. Originally established in 1883 by Leonce Delatre and for many years under the ownership of Count Evremond de Saint Alary, the farm on the outskirts of the pretty village of Cambremer has for the last 10 years been the property of Andreas Putsch, who views its 130 hectares as something of an equine Camelot.
“It’s a powerful place,” he says as we sweep past paddocks up the main drive to the lovingly restored manor house at its heart. “I don’t feel like the owner, I feel like the custodian.”