In 2006 Redwood Lodge relocated from Belgium to the romantic Country of France, to the beautiful estate, home of the 16th century Château de la Bernardière located in the Southern Loire Valley. Managed by their son Steve and his partner Kirsty, the farm has undergone a major transformation with the vision to develop this incredible property into a first class Arabian horse facility. Truly a paradise for both people and horses, with rich fertile grazing land, a private forest with native Deer, and where peacocks roam free, 500 year old trees adorn the pastures, and with its tranquillity and splendour it is what dreams are made of.
Whilst Espano Estopa never made it to France due to his sudden and tragic death earlier that year, his spirit still remains with Redwood Lodge with his ashes interned in the Châteaux private chapel. His Legacy however is much greater than his phenomenal show success and his ability to touch every one that came into contact with him. His legacy is the ongoing pre potency of his get, and to this day they keep the dream alive.
Visitors to the Chateau marvel at the sense of history that befalls the architectural heritage and characteristics of the buildings with the cobble stone floors to the original hunting lodge stables, whilst the original Family Crest still holds pride of place above the grand staircase inside the Chateau.
With such a long history in the industry, part of the continued satisfaction for the Redwood Lodge team comes from seeing progeny develop and excel. The future for Redwood Lodge Arabians remains a well-established commitment to quality, care, and admiration for the Arabian horse.