British Breeder February 2022

British Breeder magazine is a must have for mare and stallion owners in the UK and for riders who love producing young horses. The much anticipated February edition profiles each stallion that was showcased at the Stallion Event, as well as featuring the British Breeding Futurity Awards and Equine Bridge all previewed ahead of the big event. Veterinary insights cover Ovum Pickup and Equine Viral Arteritis, whilst the Producer profile features Elite Dressage.

British Breeder magazine is a must have for mare and stallion owners in the UK and for riders who love producing young horses. The much anticipated February edition profiles each stallion that was showcased at the Stallion Event, as well as featuring the British Breeding Futurity Awards and Equine Bridge all previewed ahead of the big event. Veterinary insights cover Ovum Pickup and Equine Viral Arteritis, whilst the Producer profile features Elite Dressage.


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February 2022


EVENT 2022

Stallion Event:

Stallion Profiles

Futurity Awards

Equine Bridge

Vet Insight:

Ovum Pickup

Equine Viral Arteritis

Producer Profile:

Elite Dressage






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February - Stallion Event Issue

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Golden Hawk, ridden by Shane Breen,

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Welcome to the stallion edition of British

Breeder magazine. As the breeding

season gets underway, thoughts are

turning to the decisions that need to

be made and careful plans are being

made for the next generation of sport


This issue is eagerly anticipated with

such a wonderful selection of stallions

showcased from across the disciplines

and we look forward to meeting these

super sires up close and personal at the

Stallion Event.

We are also looking forward to seeing

the delightful selection of young horses

forward for the Equine Bridge. This

two-day performance evaluation gives

young horses a chance to show their

potential under saddle, with the top

scorers in each discipline taking away a

valuable £1000 bursary as well as

discipline membership for a year.



















We are delighted to welcome Isobel

Wessels to evaluate the dressage

section, Darrell Scaife for the eventers

and Philippa McKeever for the

showjumpers, along with a first class

veterinary and support team.

We will celebrate the achievements of

breeders during the 2021 Baileys

Futurity Awards as they collect their

coveted awards, and I am looking

forward to the new addition to the

programme, the Isobel Wessels

dressage Masterclass, sponsored by

the AES.

Circumstances conspired, leading us

to combine the Equine Bridge, Stallion

Event and Baileys Futurity Awards into

one event for the first time – an

extravaganza for British breeders!




Stallion Event Programme

Dressage Stallions

NPS Stallions

Eventing Stallions

Showjumping Stallions

Futurity League Tables

Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Awards

Certificates of Merit

Equine Bridge Programme

Producer Profile: Elite Dressage

Studbook News

Feature: Why Worry About Worming Youngstock?

Feature: Equine Viral Arteritis

Vet Insight: OPU

Product Feature: Worming Foals

Product Focus



The British Horse


Seeks to advance

equine breeding and

welfare through

research, education

and collaboration.

We are a conduit for collaboration

between like-minded charities and

organisations. We aim to facilitate

research and education to help

breeders make informed decisions

which will result in the breeding of

quality, fit for purpose youngstock,

no matter the discipline or the


We are currently collaborating with the

following organisations: British Horse

Society, 826 Equine studbook

Association, British Breeding, Sport

Horse Breeding Great Britain, British

Equine Veterinary Association, The

Showing Council, World Horse Welfare,

Saddle Research Trust and Thoroughbred

Breeders Association, among others.

We are always on the look out for new

collaborators to help us advance our

mission so please get in contact if you

are interested in working with us.

BHF education projects:

• West Nile Virus BEVA podcast,

presented by Richard Newton

• BHS Breeding challenge Awards

• Pony Club breeding certificate (with

the Pilkington Trust)

BHF research projects:

• Antimicrobial resistance in equine

reproduction – Promoting best

practice protocols for post-service

uterine lavage (with Twemlows


• Rider morphology and the impact of

back conformation (breed/type)

and saddle type on forces

generated under the saddle (with

the Saddle Research Trust)

• Equine Wellbeing Index

project (an international

collaborative project under


The British Horse Foundation -

Advancing equine breeding and welfare

through research and education.

The British Horse Foundation is registered

in the UK, charity number: 1003290.

Address: Streethill Farm, Queniborough

Road, Lowesby, Leicester, LE7 9DL.



Equine Export


From the 15th January 2022, to

export horses abroad you will

require a CPH number. This CPH

number will be required to be

inputted on to the Defra Health

Certificates issued by your official

vet (OV).

The form that will need to be completed

and returned can be found courtesy of

British Showjumping by following the link

below, and should be returned to Equine.

Registration@apha.gov.uk. CPH numbers

should be received from Defra within 2-3

days after submitting the form.

Please note that this is a requirement from

DEFRA and all forms, and any queries,

should be sent to their email address.



Badminton Box

Office Opens

The countdown to Badminton

begins now. The Box Office has

opened for Badminton Horse Trials,

bringing with it some New Year

cheer and the promise of a thrilling

return to top-class competition in


There will not only be the opportunity to

watch the Olympic and European

champions in action on home ground, but

also the very best international

combinations vying to impress ahead

of the World Championships in Italy in


“Badminton means the world to riders, it’s

our ‘Wimbledon’, the one everyone wants

to win and we’re all so looking forward to

having it back,” said Tom McEwen MBE.

A major change for 2022 is that parking

and admission tickets can only be bought

in advance — there will be no tickets

available at the gate. This includes

Saturday’s Cross Country, when there will

be improved new traffic access.

Badminton’s new live-streaming service,

will mean that everyone can keep up

with the action whether attending as a

spectator or watching from home. Now

available for purchase via the Badminton

TV page of the website for a discounted

annual fee of £14.99; if purchased from

1st April onwards the cost will be £19.99

and, even if you are unable to watch it

live, you won’t miss a beat of the action,

as it will be possible to view on demand


“We are hugely excited at the prospect

of providing a wonderful five days of

competition and seeing everyone back

at Badminton again,” said Horse Trials

Director Jane Tuckwell. “We know how

much the event means to riders, owners,

sponsors, trade stand holders and

spectators, and we are doing our best to

ensure everyone has a thoroughly

enjoyable visit after a two-year-break.

It should be a great celebration.”

Tim Holderness Roddam

Memorial Bursary

Supporting British Bred Young Event

Horses. British breeding were extremely

proud to be named as a recipient of

donations in memory of the late Tim

Holderness Roddam. Tim was a

passionate and knowledgeable

advocate of eventing for many years,

and a great supporter of British


It was fitting that the fund should be

used to support breeders of young sport

horses and ponies. A JustGiving page

was set up in Tim’s memory, and 100%

of the funds will be used to support the

further development of the top

scoring event horse in the British

Breeding Equine Bridge young horse

performance assessments. The top

scoring event horse at the Equine

Bridge on 11/12 February will receive

a bursary of £1000 to be used to

further develop their training.

Scan the QR code below to donate.

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Charley Hamilton wins SEIB Winter

Novice Qualifier at Northcote Stud

Charley Hamilton wins SEIB

Winter Novice Qualifier at

Northcote Stud in January.

With a turn of speed, Charley Hamilton

from Milltimber, Aberdeenshire claimed

first place in the seventh SEIB Winter

Novice Qualifier of the season held at

Northcote Stud on Sunday, riding

Caroline Ironside’s 6 year old chestnut

mare, Loretta Blue MFS.

Out of thirty-six starters, eighteen

navigated a first round clear with just

four going on to produce a double clear.

Charley Hamilton rode a lightning fast

round to stop the clock on her winning

double clear in 28.80 seconds.

MFS Loretta Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL

x Goodtimes) is owned and bred by

Caroline Ironside at MFS Stud Farm, a

highly regarded sport horse breeding

establishment breeding mainly KWPN,

Oldenburg and Hanoverian dressage,

showjumping and event horses. As a

foal, Caroline described Loretta blue

as “a phenomenal daughter of the

International Grand Prix stallion


produced numerous horses competing

in both dressage and showjumping

and comes from the amazing mare line

of CORLAND VDL, one of the

best Holstein mare lines. Her dam

RETINA-S comes from a top

showjumping breeder in Holland and

the whole line is renowned for producing

horses to the very highest levels in sport.

Even at a young age this filly possesses

all the attributes to make a top class

showjumping horse and will make an

exceptional addition to our breeding

lines for the future”.

The mare has already got a number of

wins under her belt, including the 5 year

old young horse qualifier at the Daimler

Foundation at Morris Equestrian in July,

as well as being placed in Newcomers

classes with big double clears.

“Delighted to watch this combination

grow together”, commented Caroline on


The stud is located in a beautiful part of

the North East of Scotland, overlooking

the Moray Firth/North Sea, and has

bred Champion foals and youngstock

that have topped the BEF Futurity, Annual

Breed Shows, Young Horse

Championships and County Shows in the

UK and USA.

Hot on their heels and taking the runner

up spot was Jessica Quine and Lalu

TW securing a double clear in 29.47



Equine Forum


30th Birthday


The National Equine Forum (NEF) has

announced an exciting and practical

programme to celebrate its 30th birthday

in March 2022. Currently the intention

is to hold a hybrid event at the Institution

of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), with

a reduced number of attendees and

the opportunity for others to join via the

livestreaming, on Thursday 3rd March


The day will include a special celebratory

review of the past 30 years of NEF

as well as consideration of what the

next 30 years may have in store. Other

highlights include a debate on workforce

sustainability within the equine sector,

Defra’s view of the industry, a look at

equine herd health status and the latest

on anthelmintic resistance.


Tim Brigstocke, Chairman of the NEF

said: “In this, our 30th year, and a time

at which the industry continues to face

challenges imposed by the pandemic,

we have tried to cover important

practical issues within the sector as well

as sharing the latest knowledge and

news. We hope the day will be

engaging, informative and fun and that

our hybrid format will once again

broaden our reach around the globe.”

The Equine Industry in a Changing

World will include contributions from

The Rt Hon Lord Benyon, Parliamentary

Under Secretary of State, Defra, Robert

Huey, Chief Veterinary Officer Northern

Ireland Executive and Dr Martin Blake,

Chief Veterinary Officer, Department

of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,


Equine Health will see David Mountford,

Chair of the British Horse Council and Dr

Richard Newton discussing topical

aspects of disease prevention and


Workforce sustainability in the equine

sector will deliver a real-world insight

into the roles of humans and horses with

contributions from the British Grooms

Association, the Equestrian Employers

Association, the racing industry and

riding schools, along with equestrian

colleges and universities. The session

will close with a panel discussion and

questions from the audience.

Equine anthelmintic resistance will take

a detailed look at the growing threat of

resistance to the equine wormers that we

have available with presentations from

Dr Claire Stratford and Dr Alison Pyatt at

the Veterinary Medicines

Directorate. The responsibilities of

owners, vets, and RAMAs/SQPs in

helping to slow resistance will then be

discussed, with the inclusion of case

studies and opportunities for delegate

participation via Slido.

Breeding changes in the last 30 years

will be explored by Tullis Matson in the

Memorial lecture. The day will close

with the announcement of the Sir Colin

Spedding Award 2022 winner.

Q&A opportunities have been built in

at the end of all the main sessions to

give the audience a chance to engage

with the discussions. Questions can be

submitted quickly and easily via Slido

from Monday 28 February 2022. You

can find out more on the NEF website



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Equestrian sport named in

Olympic programme for

Los Angeles 2028

digital platforms. This significant and

rapid growth in the change of the digital

landscape, meant more fans were able

to experience the Games, with greater

accessibility to more content than ever


The FEI President has welcomed

the announcement by the

International Olympic Committee

(IOC) that equestrian sport will

be proposed for inclusion in the

Olympic programme for the Los

Angeles 2028 Games.

During the IOC Executive Board meeting

in December, the initial list of

twenty-eight sports to be recommended

the LA28 Initial Sports Programme, which

includes equestrian, was agreed and is

now subject to final approval at the IOC

Session in February 2022. Discussions

also focussed on defining the process for

finalising the disciplines in each sport

offering early certainty to athletes,

National Olympic Committees (NOCs),

International Federations (IFs) and the

Organising Committee for the Olympic

Games (OCOG).

Universality, integrity and fairness,

gender equality and popularity were

highlighted as key requirements of the

evaluation criteria which will be used to

determine the disciplines and events for

the programme. Athlete safety,

environmental sustainability and keeping

the sport relevant to youth were also

reiterated as significant factors.

“I am confident equestrian sport, a

celebration of the unique bond between

human and equine athletes, has its place

in the Los Angeles 2028

Olympic Games programme”, FEI

President Ingmar De Vos said.

The IOC also published figures in

December which revealed the Tokyo

2020 Games reached a global

broadcast audience of more than three

billion people across linear TV and

“We need to guarantee global visibility

of our sport in the media and digital

platforms, and continue to showcase

relevant content and entice new fans.

We have this opportunity every four

years and consolidating equestrian sport

in the Olympic Movement is crucial for

the FEI and for our community” FEI

President Ingmar De Vos continued.

“Another key focus for the FEI is Youth

development. Keeping the youth

engaged in equestrian sport and

inspiring new generations to make the

Olympic Games their goal. We have

robust development programmes around

the world targeting the next generation

of athletes, but also fans and industry

professionals, because equestrian sport

is a way of life that is multifaceted and

extremely diverse.”

The approval of the Initial Sports

Programme will take place in February

2022 and the finalisation of the events

and athlete quota will be confirmed in

December 2024, following the Olympic

Games Paris 2024.

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encysted small redworm this


“You may think any wormer will do for

the treatment of the dangerous encysted

small redworm but using one that does

not specifically treat the encysted stages

during late autumn or winter can actually

increase the risk of a horse with a high

encysted small redworm burden

developing larval cyathostominosis,

which can be fatal,” explains Zoetis vet

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All horses of more than six months of age

should be blood tested by a vet to

determine the presence of an encysted

small redworm burden or treated with a

wormer that is licensed to treat

encysted small redworm in autumn/

winter, regardless of their faecal worm

egg count.

“It’s imperative that the wormer used is

indicated for encysted small redworm,”

advises Wendy. “This is because wormers

such as those containing ivermectin,

pyrantel or single dose fenbendazole

will remove the adult stages of small

redworm from the gut which then leaves

room for the encysted stages in the gut

wall to emerge and take their place. It

is this en masse emergence which can

cause severe damage to the gut resulting

in clinical signs such as diarrhoea, colic

and even death”

Moxidectin is the only active ingredient

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in a single dose. Because moxidectin

acts against the encysted stages before

they have a chance to emerge, it is less

likely that larvae in the gut wall will be

able to cause this effect.

A five-day course of fenbendazole is

also licensed to treat encysted small

redworm but there is widespread

evidence of small redworm resistance

to fenbendazole, including the five-day

dose so a resistance test is

recommended before using it.

“A practical and cost-effective solution

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Stallion Event 2022


EVENT 2022

Programme - Main Arena

Thanks to our Sponsors

Welcome to this magnificent selection of stallions from across

the disciplines.

• 9.30am

• 10.30am

• To follow

• To follow

• To Follow

• To follow

• To Follow

• 4pm approx

• Followed by


- Final assessment of Equine Bridge Eventers

- Eventing Stallions

- Final assessment of Equine Bridge Showjumpers

- Showjumping Stallions

- Final assessment of Equine Bridge Dressage

- Dressage Stallions

- Equine Bridge presentations

- Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity Awards

- Presentation of Competition Stallions Awards


• Baileys Horse Feeds

• Clements Equine/Rossdales sharing

• Elite Stallions

• Equine Register

• Twemlows

• Equitrace - new breeding app being launched

• Protexin



• Bolesworth

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Bathleyhills Monet


2009 Palomino

Sports Pony - Dressage

Bathleyhills Monet is a superb

stamp of a modern sports pony with

fabulous uphill moment, excellent

conformation, a superb temperament

and an air of elegance about him.

He has fantastic German bloodlines

as well as possessing the "cream"

gene so his progeny could also be

palomino or buckskin. As a yearling,

Monet was awarded an Elite premium

at the BEF Futurity receiving highest

placed yearling, alongside taking

Reserve Champion of The National

British Palomino Show then as two

year old, he was Reserve Champion

at the SPSS Stallion Grading. As a 5

year old, he competed successfully in

BD Open Novice classes, with a win,

a number of 2nds and 3rds as well as

a score of over 74%.

This year he has been accepted into

South Notts Pony Club with praise

from the District Commission on his

exceptional manners. He has since

competed in Area competitions for

the South Notts. Travelling on a full

lorry to all competitions

Height: 14.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.52

Stud Book: Wesser-EMS

Grading: SPSS

Availability: Fresh/Chiilled

Stud Fee: £400 no vat

Stands At: Bathley Hill Farm Stud

Contact: Penny Walster

Tel: 07753445614

Email: billybushfire@aol.com

Website: www. bathleyhillfarmlivery.com

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FS Champion de Luxe

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FS Cocky Dundee

FS Golden Fleur

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Blue Hors Zackorado


2016 Black


Zackorado is a very attractive stallion

with a super temperament. He was

crowned Champion Stallion at

the stallion licensing in 2018, and

in 2019 he completed his 14-day

performance test with a total score of

8.34 points. Zackorado was placed

second at the mid-selection for 4y/o

dressage horses in 2020 with the

marks: 8.8 for canter, 9.0 for walk,

9.0 for rideability, and 9.3 for trot.

This exciting stallion offers a pedigree

that combines the best of Dutch and

German dressage horse breeding

through iconic sires such as Ferro

and Jazz on his paternal side, and

Florestan, Weltmeyer and Donnerhall

on the maternal side.

His own sire needs no introduction;

Blue Hors Zack's career launched

when he was just three years old

as a champion stallion at the Dutch

stallion licensing and since has been

used extensively as breeding stallion.

Alongside his incredible breeding

duties, Zack has represented

Denmark in various international

competitions including the 2020

Olympics in Tokyo.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Stud Book: Oldenberg


Availability: Chilled

Stud Fee: £1000 + vat

Stands At: Elite Stallions

Contact: Lorna Wilson

Tel: 01837880100 / 07969202174

Email: info@ elitestallions.co.uk

Website: www.elitestallions.co.uk

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Debutantes Dream

Debutantes Dream ‘Dex’ is a young

dressage stallion who is rising seven.

He has recently licensed with the

Anglo European Stud Book. He was

the first licensed son of Shamwari


He has a beautiful kind temperament

and a wonderful family line.

His father is Shamwari Debonair who


in 2014 achieved 1st place at the

Badminton Young Dressage Horse

Championships and 3rd place in the

Shearwater National Championships

at Stonleigh. Debonair’s sire is De

Niro. Debonair’s mother Show Hit

is an Elite and State Premium Mare

with 5 generations of State Premium

Mares in her line.

Dex’s mother is Woodlander Dixie

Chick who has 52 state premium

mares in her motherline. Dixie’s

father Woodlander Del Amitri has

produced a number of offspring who

have performed well with their

dressage careers. 5 grand prix

stallions are in his family line namely

Dimaggio, De Niro, Donnerhall,

Olympic Cocktail and Sandro Hit.

2015 Chestnut

Larkshill Debonair

Woodlander Dixie


DE Niro


Woodlander Del Amitri



Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.96

Stud Book: WBS-UK

Grading: AES

Availability: Fresh / Chilled

Stud Fee: £600 no vat

Stands At: Bramble Stud, Newfield Farm, Bucks. MK16 9JD

Contact: Liz Ball

Tel: 07979345709


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Diamond Cut is a ten-year-old

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stallion. Diamond Cut has an

exceptional temperament and three

top paces including a huge walk

and a sensational canter. He has

an impressive pedigree sired by

Diamond Hit who has bred many

top horses up to International Grand


Prix level including the fantastic

stallion Delicato. Diamond Hit himself

was World Reserve Champion in

2012 and competed at Grand Prix.

Diamond Cut has been with his

current rider Natalie Allen based in

Warwickshire for two years and they

have been very successful achieving

3rd at the Regional Championships

with over 70 per cent. He has

qualified for this year’s Regional

Finals at Medium level and has an

excellent competition record of 70

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Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.102

Stud Book: Old

Grading: BWBS/AES

Stud Fee: £800 inc vat

Availability: Frozen

Stands At: Edge Hill Stud, Warwickshire.

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First Words

First Words aka Picachoo is a young

dressage stallion who is rising five.

He is licensed with the WBS-UK. He

obtained an Elite award at British

Breeding Futurity.

His sire For Romance I is the VTV

Oldenburg Dressage Stallion of the

Year 2019 for his outstanding

achievements in breeding and sport .

First Words has inherited his sire’s

lovely face, his outstanding typical


beauty, his elegance, and his

rideability. He is very easy to handle.

He will be competing under saddle

in 2022

First words has a beautiful

temperament and very good work

ethic. His paces are extremely

powerful, uphill and rhythmical. He is

very intelligent and wants to please.

At his licensing he was described

as an elegant modern riding horse

which we think admirably describes


First Words’ mother West End Diva

qualified for the Equine Bridge and

she is graded Elite with the

WBS-UK of which only 2% of mares

achieve such grading.

2017 Black

For Ramance I

West End Diva

Fuerst Romancier



Woodlander Dixie Chick


Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.120

Stud Book: WBS-UK

Grading: WBS-UK

Stud Fee: £600 + vat

Availability: Fresh/Chilled

Stands At: Bramble Stud, Newfield Farm, Bucks, MK16 9JD

Contact: Liz Ball

Tel: 07979345709

Email: bramblestud@bramblestud.com

Website: www.bramblestud.com

Fuerst Heinrich


Sir Donnerhall I


Weltregent H


Woodlander Del Amitri


Lestingdale VS


2016 Black


Lestingdale VS (Loki) is an elegant,

striking homozygous black stallion

who turns heads wherever he goes.

He has the most wonderful, kind

temperament along with excellent

conformation and eye-catching

movement. He is exceptionally well

bred, sired by non-other than the

famous FEI 7-year old World

Champion, Glamourdale.

Often described as the ‘British

Glamourdale’ Loki boasts an

incredible uphill, powerful canter, an

expressive trot with good scope and

an active, clear walk.

He is proving to be very trainable

and willing under saddle. In just a few

outings he was crowned Nexgen 4yo

YH Champion at Hickstead with a

score of 7.96.

He also came 2nd in the Shearwater

4yo YH qualifier with a fabulous

score of 8.4.

Loki is based with his rider Elly

Darling and is currently training

elementary at home.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.184

Stud Book: BWBS

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS negative, Homozygous Black Availability: Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 + vat

Stands At: Clements Equine, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1AB

Contact: Zoe Kirkpatrick

Tel: 07817627946 / 07792580708

Email: enquiries@heartbreakerstud.com & info@clementsequine.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lestingdale


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In Association with

Lollipop Dance


2016 Dark Brown


Lollipop aka Whinney is a young

dressage stallion who is rising six. He

is licensed with the BWB.

He has the Olympic bloodlines of

Uthopia, Ferro and Cocktail in his

pedigree along with Jazz who is

ranked the world number 1 dressage

sire for 2019.

Lollipop has a beautiful temperament

with a very good work ethic. He is a

very kind horse.

His paces are extremely powerful

and rhythmical. He is very intelligent

and wants to please. Lollipop has

inherited his sire Uthopia’s natural

activity in the hind leg with a great

canter and rideability.

He is a sensible ride which makes him

an absolute pleasure to work with. He

will be competing under

saddle in 2022.

All of his offspring he has sired to

date are refined with a good hind leg

action, good length of stride and

have fantastic temperaments. Thise

who have attended the BB Futurity

have all achieved a Gold award.

We believe he is an outstanding

offspring of Uthopia who Carl Hester

competed in the London Olympics.

Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.186

Stud Book: WBS-UK

Grading: WBS-UK

Availability: Fresh/Chiilled

Stud Fee: £650 no vat

Stands At: Bramble Stud, Chicheley, Bucks, MK16 9JD

Contact: Liz Ball

Tel: 07919 345709

Email: bramblestud@bramblestud.com

Website: www.bramblestud.com











Saros Van T’Gestelhof



Gerida II



2017 Chestnut


Mick's pedigree brings an

outstanding cocktail of some of

Holland's most successful breeding

lines. His sire Apache is an extremely

interesting stallion. His exceptional

breeding record led to him being

awarded the status of "preferential"

sire by the KWPN, the highest

accolade the studbook offers for

its stallions. He brings the blood

of UB40 and Krack C. His KWPN

breeding value for dressage is 154

with a reliability of 95%.

Famously, of course, he is the sire of

Charlotte Dujardin's former Olympic

ride Gio whose ascent to Grand Prix

level at a young age is testimony to

the exceptional ability this stallion

produces. He is also the sire of the

double World Breeding Champion

Jovian whose performance at Verden

in 2021 was breathtaking. Mick's

mother Rozimone has an exceptional

and prolific breeding record. She is

the dam of two PSG/Inter I horses

already in Gibson and Farewell and

another licensed stallion in D'Joep.

Her sire, the legendary Ferro, needs

no introduction. It is very exciting to

be able to offer this young stallion.

Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Stud Book: KWPN

Grading: Licensed AES & Breeders Elite

Availability: Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £450

Stands At: Aike Grange Stud, Driffield. YO25 9BG

Contact: Jenny Lyon

Tel: 01377 271271/07801922331

Email: aikegrangestud@outlook.com

Website: www.aikegrangestud.co.uk









Krack C








2015 Perlino Tobiano


Multicouture (aka Gucci) is an

incredible AES and SPSS Approved

Perlino Tobiano Warmblood stallion.

He has fabulous confirmation, an

amazing nature with an outstanding

colour which guarantess a dilute foal

every time with a 50/50 chance of

the foal being tobiano.

Gucci impressed the judges at

his Grading with his expressive,

balanced and powerful canter along

with an oustanding trot for which he

received a score of 9 with both AES &

SPSS judges.

Height: 15.3hh (160cm)

Stud Book: AES

Grading: AES/SPSS/British Palomino Society

Test: WFFS negative

Availability: Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £500 no vat Frozen

Stands At: Penmawddwy Stud, Machynlleth, Wales & Stallion AI Services

Contact: Bianca Hill

Tel: 07951822063

Email: penmawddwystud@gmail.com

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Myspires Fider Hit

Myspires Fider Hit is a stallion who

truly melts every heart that comes into

contact with him. Like a magnet

he draws you into his charming,

gentleman ways, with the most

wonderful temperament making him a

true pleasure to be around and enjoy!

A young stallion who brings with

him huge amounts of elegance and

poise in the arena, with Rideability

and willingness to match his super


temperament. He’s short coupled, has

a big over stepping walk which

scored him 9, alongside a 9 for his

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lots of suspension, energy and ground

cover. Has competed with numerous

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Novice with Amy Woodhead, was

about to go Elementary until covid so

concentrated on his stud duties for the

rest of 2020.

He moved residence to the Aike

Grange Stud in late 2021 from where

he will be re-commencing his

competing season this year.

All ready a sire of multiple Elite and

Gold foals at Futurity.

2014 Black



Fidermark I

Reine Freude

Sandro Hit



Height: 16.2hh (167cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.194

Stud Book: WBS-UK

Grading: WBS-UK

Test: WFFS negative, Homozygous black Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £500

Stands At: Aike Grange Stud, Driffield, YO25 9BG

Contact: Jenny Lyon

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Email: aikegrangestud@outlook.com

Website: www.aikegrangestud.co.uk

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2011 Bay


Timolin is an elegant, light-footed

stallion of exceptional quality

showing outstanding paces with a

lot of athleticism as is shown in his

jumping ability. Heads turn where

ever he walks with him eluding

exceptional presence and natural

self-carriage. This he passes on to his

stock who all inherit his lovely

paces and superb conformation.

He is a lovely, well balanced ride

with a bold attitude and excellent


Timolin, as an event horse is only 1

point off Advanced, mostly achieved

with Gubby Leech, although Izzy

Taylor kindly stood in to ride him at

the Novice National Championships

at Gatcombe where he was 6th.

He is both bold and careful, has a

light and easy gallop which he makes

look effortless.

As a dressage horse with Lizzie

Murray, even with very busy stud

seasons in 2020 and 2021 he came

out winning at Intermedaire II, he is

now making Grand Prix movements

look effortless. He is a prolfic sire of

Elite and Gold scoring offspring in

both Dressage and Eventing.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.234

Stud Book: BWBS

Grading: BWBS, SHB(GB) Champion, AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £1,000 + £30 grooms fee

Stands At: Catherston Stud, Hampshire, SO20 8HX

Contact: Jennie Loriston-Clarke or Anne Dicker

Tel: 01264 782716

Email: enquiries@catherstonstud.com

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Woodlander Grand Designs

Let’s start with the sire! Grand Galaxy

Win is an ultra-modern, lustrous black

young stallion by Apache.

Galaxy has eight sons selected for the

DWB’s stallion licensing in Herning.

Grand Designs qualified for the

Final of the Nexgen 4 year old at

Hickstead and also completed his 14


day test in Germany. He owes much

to his dam. Elite Foxy Lady, who is by

the double World Champion,

Florencio. She too comes from a

persuasive mare family and has

already produced a licensed son in

Oldenburg, and the BBN Champion

Dressage Filly in 2018. Her own

family can convince too, with two

half brothers performing in dressage

and eventing.

Woodlander Rockstar took

multiple National Dressage titles

and performed to Grand Prix and

Woodlander Wesuvio continues in

his eventing career after having been

selected for Le Lion d’Angers as a six

year old.

2016 Dark Brown

Grand Galaxy Win

Elite Foxy Lady


Winner T


St Pr Savannah


Height: 16.2hh (169cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.258

Stud Book: Hann

Grading: Hann, WBS-UK, Oldenburg pending 50 day test

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled

Stud Fee: £750

Stands At: Woodlander Stud, Frenchlands Lane, Worcester, WR2 6QU

Contact: Lynne Crowden

Tel: 07768 323351

Email: woodlanderstud@mac.com

Website: www.woodlanderstud.com







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2014 Black

NPS Pony Stallion Display

Alonby Chardonnier is already

proving to be a versatile young

Stallion. Turning 8 this year, he has

already had his first born progeny,

Roseberry Great Expectations, qualify

for the Price Family Supreme at HOYS

2021. This is something Chardonnier

achieved himself as a 3 year old. In

2021, Chardonnier was awarded

Premium Stallion status by the NPS

which we are very proud of at such

an early stage in his career.

Chardonnier’s sire is the irreplaceable

Llanarth Aristocat, who was by Cusop

Disciplin and had such influence on

the British Riding ponies we have

today. His dam carries valuable

Thoroughbred blood. He has bred

Show Ponies, Show Hunter Ponies

and Hacks.

Chardonnier possesses a beautiful

turn of front, movement, and quality

that he is also passing onto his

stock, whilst also having a great

thoroughbred influence coming from

his dam’s side, giving him and his

stock substance, body, and excellent


Height: 14.2hh (148cm)

Stud Book: National Pony Society

Grading: NPS Licence

Availability: Natural

Stud Fee: £600

Stands At: Alonby Stud, Blackrod, Bolton, BL7 5LR

Contact: Ian Boylan

Tel: 07737 726175

Email: riderb2010@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.facebook.com/alonbystud

Llanarth Aristocat

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Rotherwood Jubilee Diamond


2012 Bay

NPS Pony Stallion Display

British Riding Pony who is also

registered part bred Arab 23.24%

and part bred Welsh 35%.

Very athletic stallion, fabulous

temperament, winner of many

supreme championship.

Inheriting the very best of British riding

pony blood lines.

Successfully used on larger mares to

bring more pony blood into them.

Grandson of the great Strinesdale

Matador which has given him good

jumping ability making him an

excellent choice to breed eventing

ponies as well as for the show ring.

Height: 13.1hh (136.5cm)

Stud Book: National Pony Society

Grading: NPS Licence

Availability: Natural/AI Fresh & Chiilled by arrangement /Frozen from Autumn

Stud Fee: £500

Stands At: Wytchwood Stud, Newark, NG23 5AJ

Contact: Jane Laffey

Tel: 07831 385319

Email: laffey@newsurf.net

Rotherwood Just A


Rotherwood Quick


Strinesdale Matador

Rotherwood Bo-Peep

Cusop Dimension

Rotherwood Gavotte

Twylands Troubador

Gredington Natalia

Solway North Wind

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Cusop Finger Print

Cusop Delilah

Strinesdale Matador

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Rotherwood Peeping Tom


2005 Bay

NPS Pony Stallion Display

Outstanding sire of ponies and

horses. From a prolific winning proven


All stock inherits Freddie’s excellent

limb, temperament and movement.

He has sired numerous show winners

including Show Hunter ponies

winning at HOYS, champion show

pony at HOYS and supreme pony


He is also sire of Twice qualified

HOYS inhand championship

Sandboro Sir Henry.

He suits a variety of mares from

ponies to horses for quality,

temperament /trainability and


Height: 14.1hh (143cm)

Stud Book: National Pony Society

Grading: NPS Licence

Availability: Natural / Fresh / Chilled

Stud Fee: £600 NFFR

Stands At: Sandboro Stud, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3SA

Contact: Kelly Phillips

Tel: 07958 916885

Email: Kellyphillipssand@icloud.com

Website: www.facebook.com/Sandborostud

Strinesdale Matador

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Twylands Troubador

Gredington Natalia

Westacre Concerto

Rotherwood Bo-Peep

Solway North Wind

Bwich Minuet

Count Romeo


Kreston Royal Occasion

Twylands Crescendo

Solway North Wind

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SPSS Graded PBA 138cm quality

coloured sports pony prospect, who

received Gold Premium at the

2019. British Breeding Futurity

evaluations as an eventing pony

gaining a 9 for his bold, brave

jump, with well known famous lines

including Weltmeyer and Weltruhm.

The perfect choice for anyone

wanting to breed good quality ponies

for all kinds of disciplines and

definitely not one to miss.

Great scope for jumping, and

trainability when backed in July

2020, this chap is simply the best to

have around.

He is graded with the Sports Pony

Society and licensed with the Arab

Society with 43.23% part bred


He has a wonderful temperament

to pass on to his offspring which

runs down through his lines, and is

safe and easy to handle with good



2016 Skewbald

Murraybrook Moriarty



Royal Command of Wentward


Commanche Ace

Windy City E

Sports Pony - Eventing

Height: 13.2hh (138cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.38

Stud Book: SPSS/AHS

Grading: SPSS

Availability: Natural/AI Fresh/Chilled

Stud Fee: £300 no vat

Stands At: Gatwicke Farm, Cowfold, West Sussex, H13 8EA

Contact: Sarah Ablewhite

Tel: 07527435847

Email: enquiries@abbeywoodsunderpressure.co.uk

Website: www.abbeywoodsunderpressure.co.uk

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Wind dancer

Peppermint Petty

Abbeywoods Veyron


2017 Piebald

Sports Pony - Eventing

Abbeywoods Veyron aka Ralph,

140cm piebald 4 year old is a quality

sports pony prospect, graded

Bronze with CHAPS and SPSS

grading as a quality breeding stallion.

For anyone wanting to breed good

quality multi-discipline ponies, he

is definitely not one to miss with a

wonderful temperament and free

floating paces. Since a foal, he has

competed and won various classes,

qualifiers and championships .

He has exceptional manners, is safe

and easy to handle by children and

adults. He has fantastic breeding

with lines such as Weltmeyer who's

damsire is the famous showjumping

sire Argentan I whose offspring

includes Aramis (who competed at

Olympic/World Championships

level) and his most famous son, the

prolific jumping sire Argentinus,

whose offspring include Arko III

(ridden by Nick Skelton at the

Olympics and European

Championships). Ralph is now

competing successfully under saddle,

winning the sports pony class at

a national show. He has already

gained BD points in few outings.

Height: 13.3hh (140cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.40

Stud Book: SPSS / CHAPS/ AHS

Grading: Chaps

Availability: Natural/AI Fresh/Chilled

Stud Fee: £350 no vat

Stands At: Gatwicke Farm, Cowfold, West Sussex. H13 8EA

Contact: Sarah Ablewhite

Tel: 07527435847

Email: enquiries@abbeywoodsunderpressure.co.uk

Website: www.abbeywoodsunderpressure.co.uk

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Peppermint Petty



2007 Bay


He is a successful athlete in his own

right, being a stakes winner with total

winnings of £181,286 from just

a few starts and in the 2010 Italian

Derby he came from the back of the

field to take second, just missing

out on first place.

He returned to training after time off

for covering and finished third in a

maiden hurdle at Limerick in 2013.

This was his first run back and

demonstrates that not only does he

have speed he also

has a super jump.

He has a superb pedigree containing

Northern Dancer and not one, but

two crosses of the famous Grey


The Grey Sovereign line has been

extremely influential in infusing

blood in European warmbloods and

appears in the pedigree of many top

show jumpers including Olympians

Clinton and Corrado.

Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.46

Stud Book: BWBS

Grading: SHB(GB). HSI, Selle Francais

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 + vat NFNF or LFG

Stands At: Stallion AI Services, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4BP

Contact: John Chambers

Tel: 07717432814

Email: john.chambers191@gmail.com

Website: www.springfieldstud.com

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Ashwey Laurenzo


2012 Dark Bay


Oaks Farm Stud present a stunning

16hh British bred AES registered SHB

graded stallion by the prolific

sire Lauriston and out of an Ircolando


Graded overall champion in the SHB

2018 Stallion gradings scoring a 9 for

his jumping ability and


He started his affiliated eventing

career in 2018 with five outings and

five top ten finishes and is now

competing successfully at Novice

level . In 2021, he continued to be

consistent coming second in the

CCI-S 1* at Chilham followed by

a 3rd at Wellington International

and rounding the season off with a

second in his most recent CCI-S 2* at

South of England.

Good temperament, compact athletic

type with excellent paces.

Height: 16hh (163cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.48

Stud Book: SHB(GB), AES

Grading: SHB(GB)

Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £500 + vat

Stands At: Stallion AI Services

Contact: Rebecca Gordon

Tel: 07572 659813 / 07973 518675

Email: oaksfarmstud@mail.com

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Britannia's Bijou


2017 Bay


Eventing bloodlines in the purple,

Britannia’s Bijou is an exciting

young International competition and

breeding prospect with Internationally

renowned parents – daughter of

legendary 5* eventing champion

Headley Britannia & top Riding pony

Littledale Bright Star. Britannia’s

Bijou has huge scope - effortlessly

jumping 130cm - classic technique,

three beautiful paces and a superbly

relaxed and trainable temperament.

In 2021 he successfully competed

up to 100cm SJ and 90cm Eventing,

including clear at the Nexgen Young

Horse Series 4 yr old qualifier.

Britannia’s Bijou’s sire is by the top

Riding pony stallion Littledale Bright

Star – a high quality pony stallion

that has competed at everything

from Vaulting to Show Jumping. He is

the only pony stallion that has sired

many International progeny in all

the Olympic disciplines. Britannia’s

Bijou’s fertility is already proven.

He was awarded Gold in the British

Breeding Futurity evaluations and

Gold Premium by the SPSS.

There is no other pony stallion with

such quality breeding.

Height: 15.1hh (154cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.62

Stud Book: SHB(GB), SPSS

Grading: SHB(GB) Gold & SPSS Gold Premium

Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £350 + vat

Stands At: Tomlinson Equine, Elmleaze, Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QE

Contact: Lucinda Fredericks

Tel: 01380 816636

Email: marketing@lucindafredericks.com

Website: www.lucindafredericks.com

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Bella Britannia

Catherston Nightsafe

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Headley Britannia


Propserity of Catherston

Burstye Trajan

Gweryslit Nans

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Alan's Bambi

Britannia's Mail

Proven Advanced eventer Britannia’s

Mail is a “Brit Legacy” elite

syndicated stallion by Olympic Show

Jumper Jaguar Mail out of triple 5*

winner Olympic Medallist Headley

Britannia. Britannia’s Mail is stunning

looking, has three super paces,

exceptional jumping technique , is

incredibly bold, careful, sure-footed


and quick across country. After nine

seasons competing he continues to

prove himself to be an outstandingly

tough, sound and confident

stallion who consistently produces

extraordinarily rideable offspring with

kind and trainable temperaments.

He has successfully performed for a

range of riders from young teenager

to top professional. Britannia’s

Mail has taken 17 year old Ellie

Fredericks from Novice to Advanced

within one year. They have had

fantastic results in 2020/2021 with

13 out of 13 clears XC and all top 12

placings, including 10th place in

their first Advanced at Little

Downham, 2nd at Cornbury House

International CCI-S Y3*, 12th at

Keysoe International CCI-S 3*

2008 Bay

Jaguar Mail

Headley Britannia

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Elvira Mail


Alan's Bambi


Height: 16.1hh (164cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.64

Stud Book: AES

Grading: SHB(GB) , Approved AES

Availability: AI Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 + vat

Stands At: Tomlinson Equine, Elmleaze, Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QE

Contact: Lucinda Fredericks

Tel: 01380 816636

Email: marketing@lucindafredericks.com

Website: www.lucindafredericks.com

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A beautiful, bold and exquisite young

stallion. Oakley has a wonderful

temperament, along with superb

conformation, with very expressive

paces. This super young horse is

showing so much talent, both over a

fence and on the flat. He is a

breath takingly stunning stallion very

like his Grand Sire Dutch Courage.

Oakley so far has a very good

competition record, picking up elite


status in Futurity gradings as a young

horse and numerous wins in

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classes and SHB-GB Sport Horse

ridden classes along with being

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Futurity Graduate and Equine Bridge

Finalist, in 2021 Catherston Oakley

moved to Gubby Leech who has

been competing him at Novice BE as

a 7yr old and has won two Novice

classes and been placed 9

times in the top 10 out of his 16 runs

proving that he is reliable, consistent

and able to combine his

competition commitments with his stud

work. He finished the season with

33BE points and a lovely clear at

Bicton CCI-S 2*

2014 Bay

Opposition Bombshell

Catherston Deodara

Fleetwater Opposition

Dutch Bombshell

Dutch Gold



Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.80

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: WBS-UK

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Natural/Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 + £30 grooms fee

Stands At: Catherston Stud, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8HX

Contact: Jennie Loriston-Clarke or Anne Dicker

Tel: 01264782716

Email: enquiries@catherstonstud.com

Website: www.catherstonstud.com

Muschamp Danube


Dutch Courage

Military Song

Dutch Courage

Gold K xx

Thriller xx


Amiro Z


2004 Chestnut


Amiro Z jumped internationally at

1.45m level, including qualifying for

the Lanaken World Championships

for 6-year-olds. He is a stallion

with an enormous jumping potential

and a well geared canter; a blood

horse with a remarkably good

temperament. The contribution of

thoroughbred blood is crucial for

eventing sport at the top level and

Amiro Z combines enough blood with

a very high quality type.

Amiro's father Amigo Toss xx goes

back directly to the mother of the

famous stallion Le Sancy xx, the

progenitor of Ramzes and Zeus.

Amiro's dam Renomee Z jumped at

the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996,

and the 1998 World Cup, with

Argentinian Ricardo Kierkegaard.

Amiro Z's damsire, the legendary

Ramiro Z, earned the titles 'Stallion

of the Century' and 'King of Sires'.

Amiro Z has already sired the

Westfalen Eventing Champion &

BYEH Champion Caunton First Class.

He also has a number of eventing

progeny competing internationally as

well as showjumpers upto 1.30m

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.42

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: SF, Zang, Hann, West, SHB(GB), AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £1000 + vat

Stands At: Elite Stallions

Contact: Lorna Wilson

Tel: 01837 880100 / 07969202174

Email: info@elitestallions.com

Website: www.elitestallions.com

Amigo Toss xx

Renomee Z

Nippon Toss xx

La Toscana xx

Ramiro Z

Argentina Z

Egg Toss xx

Nipona xx

Lefty xx

La Spezia xx



Alme Z

Heureka Z

Future Gravitas

* International CCI2* Eventer and

WINNER at ALL these affiliated levels

- 5yr Old Qualifier, BE100, BE

Novice and BE Open Novice levels

* Multiple BD WINNER and Double

National Championship Finalist at

Medium and Elementary levels

with 132 BD points

* No.1 Ranked Sire of Futurity

Eventing youngstock

* Used by MARY KING on her 5*


winner, Kings Temptress and the

offspring 'King Cyrus' is now at CC2*

at 6yrs.

Gravitas’s dam is Elite mare Juswith

Genoa - an EXCEPTIONAL producer

– making Future Gravitas a maternal

brother to the legendary Olympic

Silver medallist, WEG Gold medallist

& multiple CCI5* winner Winsome

Adante, and brother to CCI3*

Eventer & YEH World Championships

Qualifier Future Genie, CCI3*

eventer Future Gravitie and more..

Already a sire of 2* Eventers, BD

National Champion, County Show

Champion, Futurity Champion....

A Stallion with the pedigree, the

ability and genes being passed on to

high perfoming pogeny.

2010 Bay


Juswith Genoa


Gipsy Lady

Bohemond xx

Just Gingerbread


Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.124

Stud Book: ZfDP

Grading: Life Graded SHB(GB), Life Approved AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £585+VAT Fresh/Chilled LFG, £300+VAT + £285+Vat in foal Frozen

Stands At: Future Sport Horses, Baswick, East Riding of Yorskhire. YO25 8LZ

Contact: Julia Hodkin

Tel: 07951 519288 / 07775 633004

Email: info@FutureSportHorses.co.uk

Website: www.FutureSportHorses.co.uk

Van Deyk



Grazie II

Auction Ring xx

Kaftan xx

Carbrooke Surprise ox




In Association with

Future Guilty Pleasure


2016 Grey


Future Guilty Pleasure has already

made an impression at the tender age

of 5 years old having already taken


• UK AES National Stallion

Licensing Champion (2018) from over

90 stallions inspected

• National Champion Sire of Futurity

Eventers (2019) with his very first crop

of foals

• National Champion Sire of Futurity

Eventers (2020) with his second crop

of foals

• National Champion Sire of Futurity

Eventers (2021 Virtual Series) with his

third crop of foals

Future Guilty Pleasure received

exceptional licensing scores including

9.5 for trot, 9.25 for canter and

9 for walk and comments from the

AES Stallion Licensing Panel included

this ringing endorsement of his

quality:…”Every now and then we

encounter a young horse who has

future greatness stamped all over

him. And this simply breathtaking

son of Levisonn is such an example.

Already a sire of Elite Futurity

Eventing Foal Champion and others.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.126

Stud Book: ZfDP

Grading: Licensed AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Frozen

Stud Fee: £400+VAT + £365+Vat in foal upto 3 doses Frozen

Stands At: Future Sport Horses, Baswick, East Riding of Yorskhire, YO25 8LZ

Contact: Julia Hodkin

Tel: 07951 519288 / 07775 633004

Email: info@FutureSportHorses.co.uk

Website: www.FutureSportHorses.co.uk


Future Guilty Secret

Levisto Z

Melodie VIII


Future Gold Digger







Primitive Proposal xx

Juswith Genoa

Future Hepsilon


2017 Grey


Future Hepsilon is a powerful, athletic

stallion with a talent for jumping and

a trainable temperament.

Performance in the very close family

of Hepsilon is convincing and should

give breeders confidence that by

choosing him they are choosing

proven genetics that pass from

generation to generation.

With genetics that breeders dream of

Future Hepsilon directly combines the

superstar eventer Upsilon with

the world’s best ever sire of eventers

- the thoroughbred, Heraldik.

Hepsilon’s dam has already

produced two International eventers

and descends from the same dam

line that produced the €1m winning

Grand Prix showjumper, Embassy II.

Upsilon sired the 1-2-3 at the 2019 4

YO French National Eventing

Championships AND the 1-2-3 at

the 2021 7 YO French National

Championships, and is renowned

for his record-breaking score in

the Nations Cup. Heraldik xx has

sired horses at the top in all three

Olympic disciplines… being WBFSH

No.1 Ranked Sire of Eventers for an

incredible 5 consecutive years.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.128

Stud Book: Breeders Elite

Grading: Licensed AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £300+VAT + £285+Vat in foal upto 3 doses Frozen

Stands At: Future Sport Horses, Baswick, East Riding of Yorskhire, YO25 8LZ

Contact: Julia Hodkin

Tel: 07951 519288 / 07775 633004

Email: info@FutureSportHorses.co.uk

Website: www.FutureSportHorses.co.uk


Heralidk Girl-W


O'Vive x

Heraldik xx




Fusain du Defey x

Garce d'Aulix x

Caramel xx

Heraldika xx



Hearnesbrook New Moon


2008 Grey


Hearnesbrook New Moon has very

correct conformation, is a lovely

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and a fantastic temperament. This

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Chip Championship. His main

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Pony Classes, where he has also

enjoyed great success. He won

at BSPS Heritage Championships,

qualifying for the Royal International

in 2018, 2019 and 2020. He has

been placed 2nd at the Royal

International, 5th at Horse of the

Year Show and Won his class at the

Royal Windsor in 2019, before being

named overall Reserve Champion.

New Moon has twice been

selected for the British team in the

International Peformance classes at

both Dublin & Clifden, bringing

home prizes on both occasions.

Competition Stallions Guide p.146

Height: 14.1hh (145cm)

Stud Book: Connemara,

Grading: Connermara - Class 1, SPSS

Availability: Natural/ AI Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £400 + vat

Stands At: West Kington Stud, Church Farm, West Kington, Wilts, SN14 7JE

Contact: Harry Thirlby/Jane Holderness-Roddam

Tel: 01249 782050

Email: manager@westkingtonstud.co.uk

Website: www.westkingtonstud.co.uk

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In Association with

Heritage Arrakis


2013 Bay


This exciting tallion has already made

a rare achievement by becoming

the highest scoring Futurity Eventing

youngster in two consequtive years

as a two year old and three year

old. He won the Breeders Award

in 2015 as the highest scoring BEF

Futurity Overall Event Young stock

and also the highest scoring Two

year old scoring a high Elite of 9.08.

In 2016, he went on to increase

his scoring to achieve a high Elite

score of 9.18 and take the Award for

the highest scoring 3yr old Futurity

Eventer. In 2020/2021 he has been

based at Brendon Stud starting his

showjumping training and ended

jumping Newcomers. He has also

competed in some Derby classes

proving to be bold and very careful.

Heritage Arrakis is the perfect Young

Event Stallion; combining good

movement, athleticism, endurance

and speed. He shows three excellent

paces and a superb jump. He is

today being ridden by 16yr old Ada

Marson. He is the ideal sire on a less

blood mare having 82.5% TB and

12.5% Arab with the rest being SF.

His progeny are already successful.

Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.260

Stud Book: AHS

Grading: Licensed AES & AHS

Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £1,000 inc vat

Stands At: Heritage Coast Stud, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2BH

Contact: Jane Marson

Tel: 01394 450850 / 07771608376

Email: jane@hcstud.com

Website: www.hcstud.com

Heritage Orion ox

Carnival's Dancing


Heritage Neptune ox

Darkest Hour xx

Carnaval Drum

Lou Lou II xx

Lone Tornado

Sea Thyme xx

Absalom xx

Queen of Twilight xx



High Season xx

Sweet Vanity xx



2001 Brown


Jacondrik's pedigree boasts an

illustrous line of the Worlds leading

event and jumping sires, being a

direct desendent himself of the 2019

World No3 and 2018 World No2

leading event sire, Jaguar Mail.

Jaguar Mail was active in the sport at

the highest level himself and was one

of the finalists at the

Olympic Games in China in 2008.

He won the Sires of the World in

Lanaken in 2007 and was sired

himself by the magnificent TB Hand In

Glove xx. Jacondrik's dam 'Cosima'

is by the long standing World No1

ranked eventing sire Contendro I, who

needs no introduction. He is the 2015,

2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 World #1

Eventing Sire and World #25

Jumping Sire! Jacondrik is bold and

athletic and takes on every task that

is thrown his way with the courage

needed tomake a great competition

horse thanks to his pedigree of

eventing’s finest. Jacondrik is nearly

70%blood. Jacondrik like his father

passes on his good looks, movement

and agility as well as having

anoustanding temperament.

Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.158

Stud Book: Hannovarian

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh / Chilled

Stud Fee: £650 + vat

Stands At: Caunton Manor Stud

Contact: Victoria Wright

Tel: 07966507205

Email: victoria@cauntonmanorstud.com

Website: www.cauntonmanorstud.com

Jaguar Mail


Hand in Glove xx




Best Turn xx

Miss Betty xx

Laudanum xx

Adoret Z



Heraldik xx



Jamhoori ran 52 times, winning 7

races (2 in UAE) and was placed 12

times. He was also placed over

hurdles. He ran over distances

ranging from 6f to 2.1 miles. This

tough, versatile stallion has a lovely,

kind temperament and excellent

conformation. He has taken very well

to his new role as a stallion.

Jamhoori is a lovely ride and is very


quick to learn, both on the flat and

over fences. He shows good

technique over a fence and is bold,

yet careful and athletic. He schools

nicely over XC fences and

particularly enjoys jumping bales in

the hay-making season!

We were thrilled to welcome

Jamhoori’s first foals in 2020, who

have inherited his kind temperament,

good looks and have great

conformation and movement. He

enjoyed a great season in 2020, with

every mare conceiving on first

service. Jamhoori is already proving

to be a great refiner on heavier

warmblood and draught type mares

to produce Eventing and Showing

prospects with fine features and good


2008 Bay

Tiger Hill xx

Tanazie xx

Danehill xx

The Filly xx

Cadeaux Genereux xx

Tansy xx


Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.160

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: SHB(GB)

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Natural / AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 + vat

Stands At: West Kington Stud, Church Farm, West Kington, Wilts, SN14 7JE

Contact: Harry Thirlby/Jane Holderness-Roddam

Tel: 01249 782050

Email: manager@westkingtonstud.co.uk

Website: www.westkingtonstud.co.uk

Danzig xx

Razyana xx

Appiani xx

Tigress Silver xx

Young Generation xx

Smarten Up xx

Shareef Dancer xx

Topsy xx




In Association with

Leprince des Bois


1999 Bay


Leprince des Bois is sired by Yarlands

Summer Song who was ranked

for 10 years in the WBFSH top 10

Eventing sires and Leprince is his

most successful offspring. Summer

Song’s sire Fleetwater Opposition is

a legend in eventing pedigrees as

well and has produced numerous

international eventers (Opposition

Buzz, Trevalgar II, Ngong Hills,

and Absolute Opposition). With the

Olympian Galoubet A as damsire,

Leprince’s pedigree easily explains his

outstanding talent and achievements.

Leprince finished 11th at Badminton,

8th at Burghley and 4th at Pau. His

full brother Popof des Bois was also

successful in CIC 5* as well.

Leprince retired, in great form in

2014 after winning the German

junior eventing championships with

a 16-year-old girl, his offspring

are still young (his breeding’s were

limited before The Stallion Company

acquired him) but those now out

competing are showing good

performance and have inherited

their sires super temperament . He

produces intelligent and easy horses

and manages.

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Stud Book: Selle Francais

Grading: AF, AA, AES, Hann, Old

Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 + vat LFG

Stands At: Tomlinson Equine Vet Practice, Tetbury, Glos. GL8 8QE

Contact: Emma Tomlinson

Tel: 01666 880236

Email: info@tomlinsonequine.co.uk

Website: www.tomlinsonequine.co.uk

Yarlands Summersong

Escale de Bois

Fleetwater Opposition

Welton Gazelle

Quandy du Mayne

Perle de Bois

Muschamp Danube


Welton Gameful xx


Galoubet A

Scynik xx

Funy Hobby xx

Lolita V

PennineView Bee Spritely

n, this exciting young stallion has

already competed up to British

Eventing 2* level, with lots of top ten

placings in eventing and wins in show

jumping. Not surprising as he comes

from serious eventing parentage, both

parents being international eventers.

The father, Pennine View Silver

Concorde, an Advance and

International 3* eventer, carries the

famous dutch bloodlines Concorde


and Ramiro Z plus 70% TB. His

dam is herself an International 3*

mare, and is from the same dynasty

as Opposition Buzz, the Olympic

eventing medallist in 2012, ridden

by Nicola Wilson. Her Father was

Fulton, a top Belgium warmblood,

sire of Advance eventers and PSG

Inter II dressage stars! A very well

put together, short coupled and wellbalanced

stallion with uphill paces

and a scopey jump that is showing

great potential in all spheres. In line

with his father and grandfather he

has a kind trainable temperament. He

was graded with SHB in 2020 ridden

by Issie Thompson when only 16 and

at his first events. He has his first 4yos

out this year.

2015 Bright Bay

PennineView Silver


The Bees Knees V

Z Concorde

Silver Squirrel xx


Jungle Bee


Height: 16.0hh (162cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.200

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: SHB(GB) Premium

Availability: Fresh/Chilled

Stud Fee: £650

Stands At: Clarendon Stud, Hindon Road, Teffont. Wilts. SP3 5QU

Contact: Issie Thompson

Tel: 07496823055

Email: info@pennineviewstud.co.uk

Website: wwwpennineviewstud.co.uk



Silver Wizard xx

Farah xx



Java Tiger xx

Queen Bee

Pennineview Silver Concorde


2009 Dark Bay


Stunning Elegant Modern Sport

Horse Stallion with a temperament

second to none! - Graded SHB (GB)

16.2hh, 2009 Bay Stallion by Z

Concorde out of Silver Squirrel (TB),

Silver Wizard (TB). 70% TB and

competed to 3*Long 2021 Eventing

coming 25th and having many other

international top ten placings.

This elegant and modern sport horse

stallion with stunning proportions,

expressive paces and bold scopey

jump that one would expect from

his top breeding lines of Concorde,

Ramiro Z, Voltaire and Furioso

from his father and pure TB from his

mother, also has a calm sensible

temperament that any owner could

cope with. In 2018 he became a

successful 3* International eventer

and in 2019 took a 15yo through her

novice MER's with an end of season

win at ONu18. He is scopey in all

areas from dressage, with his stunning

paces qualifying him for Regionals

and Nationals, now competing at

Medium. To Show Jumping boldly

at Newcomers and Foxhunters, and

exceptional clear XC!

Height: 15.3hh (160cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.202

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: SHB(GB)

Availability: Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £850

Stands At: Clarendon Stud, Hindon Road, Teffont, Wilts, SP3 5QU

Contact: Issie Thompson

Tel: 07496823055

Email: info@pennineviewstud.co.uk

Website: www.pennineviewstud.co.uk

Z Concorde

Silver Squirrel xx



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Sir Mayfly


2017 Dark Bay


A smart, elegant stallion, with

tremendous presence, a proven

pedigree for eventing, show jumping

and showing given his thoroughbred

qualities combined with exceptional

jumping ability and movement.

He was awarded gold premium in the

2020 British Breeding Futurity and

chosen for the live webinar showing

great temperament, presence and

type as a future top class eventing

stallion.He has the stamp, bascule

and technique from his sire line of

premium show jumpers (Meredith

Michaels-Beerbaum’s brilliant show

jumper Shutterfly & Sir Shutterfly.

His dam(by Mark Todd’s NZ TB

Mayhill) has competitive racing lines.

Mayhill competed at Advanced &

4 star Eventing, reserve for the World

Championships in 1990 and placed

at the British Open. He sired

many event horses, the most famous

being Primmores Pride(Pippa Funnell)

winner of the Rolex Grand

Slam 2003, winning Kentucky,

Burghley and Badminton.

His sire AUK produced many top

National Hunt horses, eventers and


Height: 15.2hh (158cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.226

Stud Book: SHB(GB), AES

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Natural/Fresh/Chiilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £500 NFFR

Stands At: Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne, Chippenham, Wilts, SN14 8AZ

Contact: Dawn Cameron

Tel: 07770 624466

Email: dawncameron23@gmail.com

Website: www.mayflysporthorses.co.uk

Sir Shutterfly

Westoke Mayflower

Silvo I


Mayhill (Fair Oak)

Molly's Song






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Tiger Attack


2012 Bay


Tiger Attack, owned and bred by

Joanne & William Moran, is an

outstanding quality horse, a real

head turner with superb conformation

and exceptional movement. He has

approximately 70% of thoroughbred

blood, ideal for breeding quality

event horses as well as top class

show horses and ponies, hacks, riding

horses and hunters. They inherit

his strong colour, natural correct

movement, superb conformation and

presence. He has the most trainable

temperament and is always willing to

please and always gives 110%.

A supreme champion in-hand

show horse as a youngster with

an amazing track record winning

every major national championship

including qualifying for the Cuddy

Championship at the Horse of the

Year Show 3 times. From 2017 he

has competed under saddle based

at Catherston Stud where he has

excelled in all that he has done. He

has won at Eventing, the Combined

Training Championships, Working

Hunters, BYEH Qualifiers, Dressage

and Sports Horse Classes. His

progeny continue to win everywhere.

Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS Carrier Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 payable to Mr Moran

Stands At: Catherston Stud, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 8HX

Contact: Jennie Loriston-Clarke or Anne Dicker

Tel: 01264782716

Email: enquiries@catherstonstud.com

Website: www.catherstonstud.com

Dolphin Supreme

Tiger Lily IV


Dolphin Song

The Outlaw


Lord Gale xx

Otterhill xx

Blue Riband III xx

Dolphin Play ox

Criminal Law xx

Demon Spring

Louella Gandolpho

Miss Melinda xx

C Star WW

By the legendary Olympic Gold

Medalist Big Star out of an

exceptional dam line, C Star WW

is born to jump. Bred in the UK by

embryo transfer just before his dam C

Serendipity was sold to Canadian

Olympic rider Kara Chad. She comes

from a very famous Dutch mare line

which has produced numerous top


stallions and sport horses, in 2013 C

Serendipity and Anna Beck won the

first qualifier and was second in the

following qualifier against 280 of the

best 6 year old horses from around

the world at the Zangersheide World

Breeding Championships. Standing

at 17 hands C Star has a huge stride,

plenty of blood and masses of scope.

He has a wonderful easy

temperament, ultra careful , very

brave and has a great brain. 2021

was his first proper year competing;

He easily qualified for Newcomers

and Foxhunter , jumped triple clear in

both his Big Star six year old

classes, jumped three rounds in

his Newcomer second round and

popped round double clear in

his first 1.35m.

2015 Chestnut

Big Star

C Serendipity

Quick Star


Tangelo van Zuuthoeve



Height: 17hh (171cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.66

Stud Book: AES

Grading: Licensed AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £750 + vat NFFR

Stands At: Kings Oak Stud, Ampfield, Hants, SQ51 9BD

Contact: Gerda Weston - Weston Warmbloods

Tel: 01794367570 / 07824308511

Email: info@westonwarmbloods.co.uk

Website: www.westonwarmbloods.co.uk

Galoubet A

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his progeny already jumping

internationally and 45% jumping

1.45m and above. Cadensky has

striking good looks and a kind nature

making him the perfect stallion.

Cadensky himself as results at 1.50m

and 1.55m 3* Grand Prix as well

as being on the U25 Nations Cup in

Wellington, Florida.

He has notable progeny include Cool

Cash jumping 1.60m, Cava &

Cartier P both jumping 1.45m & Cit

De Luga competing at 1.25.

His first season at stud was 2021,

where he covered over 100mares of

which there is much anticipation to

see his first crop of foals.

Height: 16.2hh (168m)

Stud Book: AES/Old

Grading: AES/Old

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 + vat NFR

Stands At: Stallion AI Services

Contact: Jake Saywell

Tel: 01264 782716

Email: jake@jakesaywell.com

Website: www.jakesaywell.com

Cornet Obolensky



Rabanna Van Costersveld



Corrado I



Holivea van Costersveld

Capitol I




Calian Z


2012 Grey


Calian Z is a modern, light, compact

stallion, who has impressed with his

ability and attitude since he began his

professional career. By Calido I, who

is one of the most important jumper

sires in the world. Having been the

sire of mulitple Bundeschampions and

Grand Prix jumpers, he is a beautiful

grey Holstein stallion with exceptional

breeding success. Calido's offspring

include top international competition

horses such as the 2014 National

German 5 yr old Champion, Caroly,

Coupe de Coeur, won the young

horse championships both as a 5

yr-old and 6 yr-old in 2006 and

2007 with Rene Tebbel, and went on

to be the overall leader in the 2009

Riders Tour with Ludger Beerbaum.

Noblesse M won the Grand Prix of

Helsinki in 2007 and Eurocommerce

Acapulco was Dutch Vice Champion

with Gerco Schröder. Out of Colshi

Z,a Colman mare, that was a realible

1.30m winning mare Internationally.

Calian Z has athleticism, balance and

an impressive technique combined

wtih a superb temperament and

trainable attitude all making him an

excellent stallion to use.

Height: 16.1hh (164cm)

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Breeders Elite

Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: TBC

Stands At: Tudor Farm, Binfield, Berks, RG24 5QH

Contact: Clare Reynolds

Tel: 07720558030

Email: cr.showjumping@gmail.com

Calido I

Colshi Z





Caletto I








Caretino Glory


1998 Bay


This wonderful stallion has done it all;

Multiple winnings and placings upto

1.60m himself and now proven

himself as a Sire of the full range

of competition horses.Proving his

heritability as a sire.

His progeny are of outstanding

quality with star appeal. They have

movement and correctness, and are

proving to be real athletes in multiple

disciplines. He has numerous

progeny competing and winning

BS, several are now International

horses competing up to 1.55m. Other

progeny include Champion Yearling

at Pavo Championships and

Champion foal at North of the Border

Foal Show. In BD he has multiple

progeny successfully competing and

winning. And the same can be said

for BE. Equally he can also

produce a leisure horse and has bred

some super hunters. Offspring include

5* eventer ‘Liberty and Glory’

ridden by Tom Crisp who completed

Badminton ,CCI-L 5* 2019 (XC

Clear) , placed 6th Pau CCI****

2018, completed Luhmuhlen

CCI**** 2018 ,among other

numerous AI, CIC*** & CCI****

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.70

Stud Book: BWP

Grading: Approved SHB(GB) & AES

Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £100 booking fee + Stud fee £500+ vat

Stands At: Brendon Stud, Haresdean Lane, Pyecombe,Sussex, BN45 7EG

Contact: Shirley Light

Tel: 07968847025

Email: shirleyno2@hotmail.com

Website: www.brendonstud.com







Caletto II






Calypso I




In Association with

Chrysler Key SR

Chrysler is the ultimate sports model ,

combining good looks, class, quality,

super elastic paces and an athletic,

careful jump with an abundance of

scope & speed.

He has Olympic medal winners in

his pedigree on both sides. His sire

Comme il Faut won over 1.6million

euros under Marchus Ehning and

he shares the same grandmother

(Renaissance) as Verdi , winner of

2.9 million euros under Mikael Van

de Vleuten .

He had a fantastic crop of foals in

2021 and won The Competition

Stallion award for being the top

showjumping sire of 2021 in the

British Breeding Virtual Evaluations.


He will be combining stud duties with

competing for the 2022 season.

2017 Dark Bay

Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Stud Book: AES

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Chiilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £850 + vat NFFR

Stands At: Rumer Stud Farm, Welford on Avon, Warks, CV37 8AF

Contact: Carron Nicol

Tel: 07768510963

Email: esportshorses@gmail.com

Website: www europeansportshorses.co.uk

Comme Il Faut

Renaissance VII

Cornet Obolensky

Ratina Z

Calido I




Rabanna van Costersveld

Ramiro Z

Argentina Z


Baroness VII

Calypso I




2010 Grey


Colmar is a very beautiful and

elegant horse with the most fantastic

temperament. He has lovely paces

and a superb jump. From a young

age he showed his talent competing

and being very successful in 5, 6 and

7 year old classes. His pedigree is

world famous and littered with top

1.60m show jumpers. In the stable

and at home, he is kind and well

mannered. He hacks out alongside

mares and ponies all over his home

at the Hickstead showground. He has

travelled all over the world and has

competed at 1.60m level.

His progeny are very exciting with

the eldest being 6 years old and

are competing in international age

classes. His fertility is excellent and is

available fresh, chilled and frozen.

Career Highlights:

1st CSI Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi

2020,- 2nd CSI 1.45m/1.50m

Shanghai 2019, 2nd CSI 1.45m

Cannes 2019.

His progeny are already jumping

internationally and winning your

horse classes. He has been selected

by top Event breeders and used on

TB mares to produce eventers.

Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.88

Stud Book: SHB(GB)

Grading: AES

Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 + vat

Stands At: Breen Equestrian, Hickstead, Sussex.

Contact: Greg le Gear

Tel: 07887783244

Email: greglegear@gmail.com

Website: www.breenequestrian.com



Cornet Obolensky

Spice Girl R

Quidam's Rubin

Pysella Z


Rabanna van Costerveld



Quidam de Revel


Pythagorus Z



Comfort became the 2015 acclaimed

second reserve champion of the OS

licensing in Vechta. He not only

convinced the inspection commitee,

but also the spectators. He always got

along very well withthe distances of

the free jumping series and performed

outstandingly on all three days of the

licensing. His sire, Christian, debuted

at seven years old at advanced level,


achieving International success and

now continues his unblemished career

under Jamie Gornell in the UK. In

2012 he achieved the highest scores

in the Bundeschampion at finals for

six year old jumpers. Comfort was the

second son of Christian to be

licensed, and also full brother to the

six year old stallion Charlie Weasley.

Comfort has strikingly good looks

and a temperament to die for. He is

athletic and bold, suiting a variety of

mares. His progeny not only carry

his good looks as he stamps them

well, they also carry his athleticism

and trainability. Comfort is proving

exceptional in competition himself;

He has won at1.25, producing super

double clearsand now at 1.30m.

2013 Brown




Miss Liberty

Last Liberty



Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.90

Stud Book: Oldenburg

Grading: AES, SHB(GB), OLD

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £850

Stands At: Caunton Manor Stud

Contact: Victoria Wright

Tel: 07966507205

Email: victoria@cauntonmanorstud.com

Website: www.cauntonmanorstud.com



Lord Liberty

Miss Playback

lord Liberty



Aleska Z



Sponsored by

Donnarumma Blue Z


2018 Brown


Donnarumma Blue is a young,

upcoming stallion with some very

exciting names in his pedigree!

Both his parents have successfully

show jumped internationally. His sire,

Dominator Z is an exciting young

stallion himself, who is more than

living up to his name in both sport

and breeding. He is the perfect

combination of size, blood, power

and reflexes; a tall, large-framed

stallion with boundless scope and

ability. He combines the best of

French and Holstein breeding, and

the Thoroughbred Feenspross in the

fourth generation adds the essential

dash of blood into the pedigree.

His Grandsire Diamant de Semilly

topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for

the second time in 2016, having been

inside the top ten since 2012. During

his career, he was French national

champion and WEG team gold

medallist in 2002 & European team

silver medallist in 2003.Donnarumma

Blue's great grandsire Le Tot De

Semilly won 22 international, and 63

national grand prix classes. He was

the first French horse to be sponsored

by the French Equestrian Federation.

Height: 16.2hh (168m)

Competition Stallions Guide Online

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Zang

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 + vat

Stands At: Elite Stallions

Contact: Lorna Wilson

Tel: 01837 880100 / 07969202174

Email: info@elitestallions.com

Website: www.elitestallions.com



Diamant De Semilly

Cephalee 2000


Picabo Street

Le Tot de Semilly

Venise Des Cresles

Cassini I






Ecclestone Z


moment as one of the highlights of the

Zangersheide Stallion Approval

He is the carbon copy of his father

only 1 m 70 in height. His character,

his ability, his reflexes.

His dam, Cinderella, is also a uterine

sister of Escape Z. Cinderella has

already two sons approved


2007 Chestnut


Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.106

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Zang/AES

Availability: Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £850 no vat Pregnancy Guarantee

Stands At: Sports Horses Direct and available from Select Stallions

Contact: Danielle Ryder

Tel: 07792912539

Email: cr.showjumping@gmail.com

Website: www.sporthorsesdirect.co.uk

Ecclestone Z is the new approved

star available in the UK he is already

approved by the Zangersheide

Studbook in Belgium and is showing

his exceptional talent under saddle.

Ecclestone Z is one of the most talked

about young stallions in Europe at the

Ecclestone himself has already been

used by some of the biggest breeders

in Europe and has now become

available to the breeders in the UK

for chilled Semen

An exciting opportunity for the British

Showjump breeder.

Escape Z

Cinderella Z

Emerald vant Rutershof


Cassini II


Diamant de Semilly

Carthina Z



Capitol I




Echo Van Het Neerenbosch


2004 Chestnut


Echo is a beautiful looking stallion

with an outstanding temperament.

He has a strong athletic build with

very correct conformation and three

elastic paces.

He passes on his phenomenal scope

and his perfectly careful technique.

He was one of the most exciting

young stallions to be approved with

BWP winning numerous young horse

and stallion finals nationally and


Echo has excellent competition results

upto 1.45m with Joana Schildknecht,

Rachel Steffen & Giulia Martinengo.

He currently has over 15 progeny

competing at 1.45m or above;

best known being Ikke Van Stal

Cipa who competes at 1.60m with

Kevin Staut. He has also sired the

exciting approved stallion Joepie VD


His progeny inherit his power and

scope with striking quality.

Height: 16.2hh (168cm)

Stud Book: BWP

Grading: Approved AWP

Availability: Fresh/Chilled

Stud Fee: £600

Stands At: Stallion AI Services

Contact: Jake Saywell

Tel: 01264 782716

Email: jake@jakesaywell.com

Website: www.jakesaywell.com

Chin Chin




Kashmire van Schuttershof

Thake That

Cor de la Bryere




Nabab de Reve

Fines van Kameren


Vika D79



In Association with

Envoy Merelsnest Z

‘Dime Bar’ as he is known at home,

is bred from a special mare, the same

mother as Don VHP Z and

Carlos VHP!!!! Probably the only

mare to have two offspring in the top

ten in the world.

The sire, Elvis Ter Putte is an approved

son of Diamant de Semilly out of a

Darco x Quidam de Revel motherline.

He shows tremendous scope and

carefulness when free jumped; he has

super natural cadence and a

great trainability under saddle.

He has successfully competed BS in

young horse classes including

championship shows at Hickstead,

Addington, Pyecombe, Bolesworth

and Arena UK showing great

trainability and attitude at shows.

He is now competing in 1.40m

classes. BE Actual winnings £1367

Points 503


His first foals are all stunning - leggy

and tall with correct conformation.

2013 Brown

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide Online

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Licensed Breeders Elite

Availability: Frozen

Stud Fee: £100 booking fee + Stud fee £500+ vat

Stands At: Brendon Stud, Haresdean Lane, Pyecombe,Sussex, BN45 7EG

Contact: Shirley Light

Tel: 07968847025

Email: shirleyno2@hotmail.com

Website: www.brendonstud.com

Elvis Ter Putte

Sara ch Parelshof

Diamant de Semilly

Ukase Ter Putte




Le Tot de Semilly

Venise des Cresles


Quinette Ter Putte

Furioso II

Gogo Move

Ramiro Z




2018 Bay


British Bred by Castel Stud in Wales

and bought as a foal.

This new talent has just been sold into

partnership with former world number

1 Harrie Smolders.

Already started his first official

competition with a fabulous clear

This young British Bred super star

combines outstanding bloodlines with

superb temperament ,reflexes and

athletic body ; all the attributes to go

to the highest level in the sport. He

also possesses a great will to want to

perform at such a young age . An old

head on young shoulders .

Harrie Smolders ( former world

number 1 ) says of Espeshelli.

"I am excited to become a joint owner

of this young stallion. He looks very

exciting for future. Horses with these

qualities are hard to find at his age "

Danielle Ryder joint owner " He has

power , reflexes and find jumping so

easy. He travels forwards to

the widest oxers and he loves to

perform . He reminds me a lot of

Escape Z as a young horse "

We are delighted that we can offer

this exciting British Bred stallion to UK

breeders early in his career

Height: 16.1hh (164cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.114

Stud Book: AES

Grading: Licensed AES

Availability: Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £800 no vat Pregnancy Guarantee

Stands At: Sports Horses Direct

Contact: Danielle Ryder

Tel: 07792912539

Email: cr.showjumping@gmail.com

Website: www.sporthorsesdirect.co.uk

Zambesi TN



Calanda Z





Calvaro Z






Golden Hawk

Comfort became the 2015 acclaimed

second reserve champion of the OS

licensing in Vechta. He not only

convinced the inspection commitee,

but also the spectators. He always got

along very well withthe distances of

the free jumping series and performed

outstandingly on all three days of the

licensing. His sire, Christian, debuted


at seven years old at advanced level,

achieving International success and

now continues his unblemished career

under Jamie Gornell in the UK. In

2012 he achieved the highest scores

in the Bundeschampion at finals for

six year old jumpers. Comfort was the

second son of Christian to be

licensed, and also full brother to the

six year old stallion Charlie Weasley.

Comfort has strikingly good looks

and a temperament to die for. He is

athletic and bold, suiting a variety of

mares. His progeny not only carry

his good looks as he stamps them

well, they also carry his athleticism

and trainability. Comfort is proving

exceptional in competition himself;

He has won at1.25, producing super

double clearsand now at 1.30m.

2005 Chestnut

Vigo D'Arsouilles

Ta Belle Van Sombeke

Nabab De Reve

Illico D'Arsouilles

Chin Chin

La Belle Van Sombeke


Height: 16.2hh (167cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.142

Stud Book: Breeders Elite/AES

Grading: Elite Approved AES, Breeders Elite & Selle Francais

Availability: Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £850

Stands At: Breen Equestrian, Hickstead, Sussex.

Contact: Greg le Gear

Tel: 07887783244

Email: greglegear@gmail.com

Website: www.breenequestrian.com

Quidam de Revel

Merlodie En Fa

Fleurie De Manoir

Venzin D'Arsouilles



Goliath Z




Sponsored by

Hocus Pocus


2018 Brown


Hocus Pocus competed at

international level at 1.35m.

Hocus Pocus is a British bred Dutch

Warmblood (KWPN) born in 2012.

He is an Anglo European Studbook

(AES) Approved stallion and has

outstanding and proven bloodlines

on both sides of his pedigree. His sire

is the Dutch Warmblood Zambesi,

son of the legendary Heartbreaker

and a Calvaro Z mare. His Damsire

is the Selle Francais Vancouver and

his Granddam brings Silvio 1 and

Concorde into the mix too. Hocus

Pocus has superb conformation and

paces, an athletic and powerful jump,

together with a laid back nature in

the stable and fantastic attitude to

his work.

As a 3 year old Hocus Pocus

achieved an Elite score at the British

Futurity Evaluations making him the

highest scoring youngster shown that

year. Bred & competed by, Joseph

Hughes-Jones he has moved up

through the age classes & is now

competing & being placed at

national & international level at


Height: 16.2hh (168m)

Competition Stallions Guide p.152

Stud Book: KWPN

Grading: AES Approved

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600 no vat Chilled, £470 no vat + postage (3 straws) Frozen

Stands At: Walk in to Stallions AI Services

Contact: Joseph Huges-Jones

Tel: 07784854786

Email: info@teamh-j.com

Website: www.teamh-j.com

Zambesi TN

Della Testa Rossa


Calanda Z





Calvaro Z


Le Tot de Semilly

Perpetua Du Crocq

Silvio I


Kantairo WW

Kantairo's sire Kannan was the No.1

best jumping stallion in the world for

2014 and is still in the top 7.

Kantairo’s dam line produced a

number of successful show jumpers,

combining the “Euro-Classics”

Ramiro and Alme. In the fourth

generation stand the great Holstein

sires Amor and Porter, who both gave


Holland’s show-jumping breeding a

great boost. He represents the dutch

mother line 153 which also

produced the successful stallions

Flyinge Electro, Harvester and


Huge careful jump with exceptional

technique, his first foals are elegant,

long legged and athletic.

Airo already has a fan club due to

his stunning looks and personality, he

has all his double clears for

Newcomers, Foxhunter and jumping

double clears 1.30, Airo has jumped

34 double clears in 2021.

2014 Grey


J-Force W



Cicero Z



Height: 16.1hh (165cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.166

Stud Book: AES

Grading: Licensed AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Fresh / Chilled / Frozen

Stud Fee: £760 + vat NFFR

Stands At: Kings Oak Stud, Ampfield, Hants, SQ51 9BD

Contact: Gerda Weston - Weston Warmbloods

Tel: 01794367570/07824308511

Email: info@westonwarmbloods.co.uk

Website: www.westonwarmbloods.co.uk

Furioso II

Gogo Moeve



Carthago Z

Rendez-vous van Paemel



Klent Spot On


2016 Chestnut


Kung Foo, as he is known at home, is

homebred by Warrior. Warrior is a

son of Tangelo v/d Zuuthoeve x

Heartbreaker, who competed at the

London Olympics and Global Tour

shows, before being sold he won

numerous classes here in the UK with

Louise Pavitt, including Hickstead,

Royal Windsor, HOYS and RIHS.

Kung Foo's dam, Sussex Caretino, is a

1.50m International Grade A, ridden

by Philip Miller and Louise Pavitt.

She is a prolific winner in the UK and

has bred several foals by embryo

transfer,. She is by Caretino Glory,

who himslef is a 1.60m jumper. Great

grand sire, Hamilton III, was also a

Grade A jumping stallion and has

proven to be a super dam sire for us.

Kung Foo has successfully competed

BS in young horses classes including

championship shows at Hickstead,

Pyecombe and Bolesworth showing

great trainability and attitude at

shows. He is a double clear machine

with phenomenal scope and power.

His temperament is fantastic too. He

will continue with young horse classes

in 2022. He is full brother to Klent

Kick On, half to Klaris Giddy-Up

Height: 17hh (171cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p,176

Stud Book: Breeders Elite

Grading: Licensed Breeders Elite

Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £100 booking fee + Stud fee £500+ vat scanned in foal

Stands At: Brendon Stud, Haresdean Lane, Pyecombe,Sussex, BN45 7EG

Contact: Shirley Light

Tel: 07968847025

Email: shirleyno2@hotmail.com

Website: www.brendonstud.com


Sussex Caretino

Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve

Olympia vd Krekebeke

Caretino Glory

Special to Me

Fairplay III



Racyona Z



Hamilton III




In Association with

Lauderdale NS

Lauderdale offers the whole package.

Power, scope and carefulness,

correct conformation, expressive

paces and a superb trainable nature.

His unique pedigree also sports

some of the best bloodlines in the

world, with a damline boasting

proven performance in truly top

level sport. His sire Levisto Z needs

no introduction. Twice ‘Sires of the

World’ Champion, World Cup finalist


and European Championship team

member who enjoyed many years

success at the highest level. He has

over 20 offspring at 1.60m level and

over 30 approved sons. Levisto’s dam

Hirtin was herself successful at 1.60m

level and is maternal sister to

the renowned stallions Clinton I and

II, and further top level showjumpers

Clintus and Clinton III. Lauderdale’s

dam Wish brings the blood of

Heartbreaker and Grannus through

her sire Padinus, who was ranked

No1 in the KWPN jumping index

for 4-6 year old stallions prior to his

untimely death. Her all-important

damline is truly exceptional. Wish is

maternal sister to 1.60m Grand Prix

horse Cacharel.

2016 Grey

Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.182

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Licensed AES

Availability: AI Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £600+ vat LFG

Stands At: Clements Equine, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 1AB

Contact: Charlotte Clements

Tel: 07792 580708 / 01359 251233

Email: charlotte@clementsequine.com

Website: www.clementsequine.com

Levisto Z







Landgraf I


Carolus I

Waage I







2011 Black


Moonraker’s father Fantaland has

produced so many Showjumpers the

most notable being Moonraker and

Vistogrand who are both competing

at 1.50m level and Goldeneye at

1.45m .

Moonraker has a lovely

temperament, is easy to handle and

always gives his best . As a young

horse he won the 4yrs Final at The

National Championships which

was judged by Ernest Dillon and

the late Tim Stockdale and he then

went on to win the best British bred

showjumper award at Hartpury at the

British Young Horse finals . Now he

is consistently competing at 1.50m


He will be combining stud duties with

competing for the 2022 season

Height: 17hh (172cm)

Stud Book: AES

Grading: AES

Test: WFFS negative Availability: Chiilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £650 + vat NFFR

Stands At: Rumer Stud Farm, Welford on Avon, Warks, CV37 8AF

Contact: Carron Nicol

Tel: 07768510963

Email: esportshorses@gmail.com

Website: www europeansportshorses.co.uk








Weisse Dame




First Lady



Pandito Van't Merelsnest Z

Wifi as he is known at home is a

stallion with a phenomenal pedigree,

talent to match and a great attitude.

He is a good looking horse with

a pretty head; he has scope,

carefulness, movement, type and

presence. He is by the super sire,

Plot Blue who was a prolific winner

at 1.60m for Marcus Ehning, his wins


included the Geneva World Cup

final, Gold medal at the Kentucky

WEG, Team Bronze at Windsor

European Championships, numerous

Nation Cup clears and GCT GP wins

in Vienna and Cannes. Grand sire;

Mr Blue is also the sire of Simon and

Zirocco Blue among many more. The

grand dam, Ilotte is also the dam to

the KEUR GP stallion, Oklund.Wifi’s

dam, Ianthe is by Larino, himself a

1.60m stallion that competed at great

shows such as The Hague, Rotterdam,

Mechelen and Valkenswaard.

Wifi has successfully competed BS

in young horse classes including

championship shows at Hickstead,

Pyecombe, Bolesworth and Arena

UK showing great trainability and

attitude at shows.

2015 Brown

Plot Blue

Ianthe van't Merelsnest

Mr Blue



Relindi van't Merelsnest


Height: 16.3hh (170cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.198

Stud Book: Zang

Grading: Licensed Breeders Elite

Availability: Fresh/Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £100 booking fee + Stud fee £600+ vat

Stands At: Brendon Stud, Haresdean Lane, Pyecombe,Sussex, BN45 7EG

Contact: Shirley Light

Tel: 07968847025

Email: shirleyno2@hotmail.com

Website: www.brendonstud.com




Santa Fee







Sponsored by

Regal Caretino


2017 Bay


his exciting young stallion has a

superb temperament, is highly athletic

and stands at 17.2hh. He was a

finalist in the Bolesworth 4yos

jumping clear every day. He then

went on to be joint winner in the

Hickstead 4yo Final.He has the same

superb damline as Regal Don, who is

currently with Shane Breen jumping

1.50m.His dam, Sebastian’s First ,

competed up to 1.40m before joining

the Brendon Stud breeding herd. She

is a sound scopey mare by Sebastian

III [Mermus] who Scott Brash

campaigned to 5* International level.

The Grand dam, Queen of Queens

is also dam to Jess Mendoza’s

International 4* horse, Zelah.

Great grand sire, Hamilton III was

also a Grade A jumping stallion and

has proven to be a super dam sire for

Brendon Stud. Regal Caretino is by

Caretino Glory, who can be found on

page 70; he needs little introduction

as a consistent prize winner himself

and now a proven sire of both

Showjumpers and Eventers.

He is also half brother to the

prolific 5* winning mare, Gloria vd


Height: 17.2hh (178cm)

Competition Stallions Guide P.210

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Caretino Glory

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Sebastian III

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Mermus R


Hamilton III


Ynslyns Orlando

Orlando is not your traditional

Section D - he is able to offer bone

and substance to a lighter TB or WB

mare whilst also being able to refine

a more traditional D or heavier mare.

This combined with his exceptional

temperament and versatility under

saddle means that he really is

always a good choice. And you

get the added bonus of being able

to predict the colour of your foal! A


chestnut mare will always guarantee

a palomino, whereas a bay or

black mare can produce a buckskin,

palomino or smokey black foal.

Orlando is WPCS licensed and is

graded with the SPSS, taking Central

Grading Champion for 2020

and Reserve Champion for Britain

2020. He is also the first Section D in

AES history to be graded with the

society - a true sports D! At both

gradings he gained fabulous marks

but the stand out would have to be

9's and 10's for his jumping ability

and an 8.75 for his canter work.

He is the type of stallion who will sire

a foal who can go out and do a nice

medium dressage test on Saturday &

a 1.10m showjumping on Sunday.

2011 Cremello

Hendrewen Meredith

Dwyfor Golden Charm

Sports Pony -Showjumping

Height: 15hh (152cm)

Competition Stallions Guide p.266

Stud Book: WPCS

Grading: AES, SPSS, WPCS

Availability: Chilled/Frozen

Stud Fee: £550 no vat Chilled, £400 no vat Frozen

Stands At: Sports Horses Direct and available from Select Stallions

Contact: Amy Derber

Tel: 07791309011

Email: indygogirl@gmail.com

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Producer Profile - Elite Dressage



Beth Bainbridge in Le Mans

The Elite dressage team is one of the UK’s

leading competition sales and breeding

stabled in the U.K. headed up by

international dressage rider and former

British championship team member Anna

Ross. Working in close collaboration with

Elite Stallions, Newton Stud and Equus

vets they have an extensive breeding

program using top sports mares for

embryo transfer.

Head rider Beth Bainbridge and

international Grand Prix competitor Alex

Baker are key members of the

management team . Together the team

produce horses and riders to international

Championship team levels for sales and

competition from their base in Devon.

In 2021 the team had a a vintage year

with Beth winning the five-year-old

championship with Newton Tiger and the

Intermediate Freestyle at Le Mans CDI in

France with Habouche. Anna had a top

four placing in the Grand Prix Freestyle

at the BD National championships and

second place in Le Mans, France with

Newton Domino and finished the year

with victories at the High Profile show

at Keysoe International with Habouche.

Alex had a top 4 four placing in the small

place small final of the World

Championships for young horses and was

reserve champion at the BD nationals with

Newton Tiger. She was selected for the

Irish European championship team with

her own horse Dutchman.

These celebrated sports mares are all part

of the embryo transfer program and have

bred over 15 foals between them whilst

seamlessly continuing their sports careers.

Anna , Beth and Alex are assisted by a

team of talented up-and-coming riders

at Elite Dressage who train and compete

the sales horses at National level and

are well on the way becoming serious

competitors in their own right.

Beth Bainbridge will be the ride assessor

for the Equine bridge running forward her

knowledge of training a myriad of horses

to Championship level.

She will present the German Licensing

champion Blue Hors Zackorado in the

stallion show as he stands in the UK at

Elite stallions breeders and ride in the

masterclass with 5* judge Isobel Wessels.


Report - Elite Dressage

Impressions from Le Mans

Title here

Anna and her Team at Elite Dressage


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Studbook News - AES

Tantoni Salamanca

OCD DNA Test Available to all

AES Breeders and Stallion


of all ages, from foals and youngstock to

broodmares and stallions.

How does it work?

For the 2022 season we are delighted

to announce a very exciting step in our

studbook development aimed at offering

our breeders and stallion owners the

very best service and state-of-the art

support in breeding talented, healthy

and happy equine athletes. We will be

delighted to be working with our friends

at the KWPN who have been carrying

out groundbreaking work in developing

reliable breeding values to promote

equine health. We are proud to become

the first UK studbook to offer a DNA test

to determine a horse’s breeding value for


Says Studbook Representative and Vice

President of the World Breeding

Federation for Sport Horses,

Dr Eva-Maria Broomer:

“We are delighted to have established

an excellent relationship with the KWPN,

with whom we are jointly leading the

Marketing Department at the WBFSH

and with whom we share many key

values, such as our desire to promote the

breeding of healthy and sound horses

capable of enjoying a long and happy

career in the sport. We are grateful to the

KWPN for making this exciting opportunity

available to our breeders. Analyses

of our studbook database and pedigrees

have shown that our breeding lines are

close enough to permit reliable testing

and calculation of breeding values.”

The test will be available to AES horses

The DNA-test requires a hair-sample

(with roots) that can be taken by your

vet, for example when they microchip

your foal and complete the sketch form,

or by one of our studbook inspectors or

representatives. You will be notified as

soon as your results are available, and

we will send you a report via email or in

the post.

You will receive a Genomic Breeding

Value, which indicates the likelihood of

your horse having a genetic

predisposition to develop or potentially

pass on OCD. If your horse’s Genomic

Breeding Value OC is higher than 95 he

or she will become eligible for a Select

Studbook Health Premium.


Studbook - News

We will make the test available to all

newly licensed stallions as a reliable

alternative to x-rays.

Studbook Evaluator Lucy Simpson


“When we see signs of OCD on an

x-ray, we still cannot know for sure if

these have developed as a result of a

heritable propensity to develop the

disease, or whether this is down to

environmental or developmental issues.

This uncertainty can be very frustrating,

particularly when a horse otherwise

shows no soundness issues. The test is

focused on heredity and determines a

horse’s ability to pass on OC to any

offspring. We are delighted that the

DNA test can therefore offer a sensible

and reliable alternative to assess the

suitability of breeding animals, stallions

and broodmares alike.”

The advantages of DNA testing are

clear. The test can already be done on a

foal, which gives owners and breeders

valuable information about the future

direction for their horse. The result of the

DNA test, which is expressed in an easily

interpreted Genomic Breeding Value

(GFW OC), has been found by the

KWPN to be three times more reliable

for breeding purposes than

“conventional” assessments.

What are Breeding Values?

In order to understand and interpret the

OCD test results, it is important to

explore how breeding values are

calculated, and what they represent.

Breeding values are calculated by first

observing a large reference population

with known phenotypes and

genotypes, in the case of OCD,

horses with and without OCD findings.

By relating detailed DNA profiles of

horses to their physical properties, we

can identify correlations, which form the

basis for understanding the likelihood of

other horses who carry the same genetic

markers to develop those same traits,

i.e. in this instance OCD.

In order to calculate a breeding value,

studbooks can use data about a stallion

or mare’s progeny, including national

and international performance records

and linear profiles.

These can be collated to identify the

phenotype and performance

characteristics that the horse appears to

be most likely to pass on. method used to

create indices for various characteristics

for breeding animals within a

population. A common index is based

on a deviation from 100, which is the

population norm so an index of 120 is

above the norm, whereas an index of 80

indicates an animal below the norm.

As the development of OCD in horses is

also subject to a wide range

environmental influences, from nutrition

of the broodmare all the way to

ongoing management, these values are

an estimation.

Since there is large variability among

individuals - even closely related

individuals - large data sets are required

to develop the benchmark index.

Historically, studbooks have been

working with their own separate data

sets. As many of the most successful and

popular stallions are graded with

multiple studbooks, and produce

offspring all over the world, it makes

perfect sense to work together across

different studbooks to share data and


Says Dr Eva-Maria Broomer:

“The fragmentation and relatively small

breeding populations of sports horses in

the UK have been a challenge when it

comes to calculating reliable breeding

values and promote genomic selection

as a way of developing sports horse

breeding in this country.

This is why we have invested a lot of

energy in supporting cross-studbook

initiatives, such as the British Breeding

Futurity. Our OCD DNA testing project

with the KWPN is another great example

how we can take leaps ahead by

working together.”

Anglo European Studbook



Studbook News - WBS


First BWBS Licenced Stallion

we know today. Renamed in 2005 when

Debbie and her husband retired and

moved to South Africa, the past nearly

half-century has seen a total of well over

420 stallions graded with the Society

(including 48 British Sports Horses and

12 ponies) with an increasing number

of them being British-bred (including a

number with BHHS passports), although

imported stallions or British bred

stallions with foreign passports still tend

to predominate, now the foreign

studbooks are unable to register in the

UK, British studbooks will take the credit

for these home bred animals. The mare

studbook Is equally distinguished and

for a mare to be given Select status in

the WBSUK mare’s book is an honour

indeed. The most recent WBSUK grading

took place on 6th November 2021 at

Home Farm, Theddingworth. Judged by

Katy Holder-Vale and Hans Heinrich

Bruning. Eleven stallions came forward

for assessment.

Feinster Prinz

With the Warmblood Breeders Studbook

UK (formerly the British Warm-Blood

Society) now fast approaching its 45th

birthday it is probably a good time to

remind people of its origins and early

years as many of its ground-breaking

innovations are now regarded as almost

commonplace by breeders of sports

horses and ponies in the UK.

Founded in 1977 by American-born Mrs

Debbie Wallin and her Swedish husband

Anders when they moved to the UK from

Denmark and found no studbook in the

country would accept their performance

tested Danish, Hannoverian and

Swedish warmblood mares into their

breeding registers or consider their

outstanding young Danish Warmblood

colt Atlantus as a breeding stallion, the

then British Warm-Blood Society soon

found favour with a top class group of

competition-minded breeders including

Jane Kidd (Maple Stud with Maple Duel

and Maple courier), Jennie

Loriston-Clarke (Catherston Stud with

Dutch Courage and Dutch Gold), Fred

Welch (owner of the international

showjumper Interpol) and Marie Smith

(owner of the first stallion in the BWBS

book, the Hannoverian Furisto). These

pioneers were soon followed by Mrs E

M Kirby and her well-known 100-day

tested Hannoverian stallion Akkord and

the Holme Grove Stud with their first

stallion Istanbul.

With such an illustrious beginnings it is

perhaps not surprising that the past 45

years have been starred with many firsts.

These include being the first UK studbook:

• To open its graded studbooks for

stallions and mares to all recognised

warmblood and sports horse and

sports pony breeds

• To hold public gradings for stallions

and mares with publicly viewable

marks and full grading critiques

• To promote showing on the triangle

and the wearing of whites when

presenting stock for judging

• To use internationally recognised

grading judges from other European


• To recognise competition

performance as part of a

progressive grading structure.

From these beginnings has grown the

Warmblood Breeders Studbook UK that

The champion was the 2-year-old British

bred Oldenburg passported bay colt

FEINSTER PRINZ by For Emotion out of

El St. Dornroschen by Dimaggio, bred

and owned by Lynne Crowden -

Woodlander Stud. Reserve champion

was the 2-year-old British bred

Oldenburg passported brown colt DA

FIORE by D’Egalite out of St Pr

St.Floriade by Florencio I, bred by Robin

Farquahar and owned by Fay Thomas.

Da Fiore

A further six stallions were also graded

and approved for breeding. DIAMOND




Full details of these can be found on

the WBSUK web site www.bwbs.co.uk

which also contains information on future

events and rules for registration and

grading etc.



Studbook News - NPS

Kilvington Scoundrel

British Riding

Pony Studbook

News January


The first major event for the NPS will be

the 2022 AGM that will take place on

19th February in Warwick. At the AGM

the winners of the 2021 Stallion Awards

will be recognised and owners invited to

come forward and receive their prizes.

The awards are calculated based on

results achieved by progeny in both

ridden and in hand classes at recognised

Premium shows in the 2021 season.

The overall champion is Mrs MacInnes’s

late Kilvington Scoundel, still a much

sort after sire through frozen semen and

he was also the leading sire of 148cm

ponies. Previous champion Cusop

Dimension, also now retired from

breeding, was reserve overall champion

and the leading sire of 138cm ponies.

Cusop Dimension is owned by Mr

Pitman and has been the senior sire at

Wycroft Stud for many years.

The leading sire of 128cm ponies was

Hightopps Jet owned by Miss Roberts.

The Stanley Grange Trophy is awarded

to the leading young stallion 8 years and

under and has proved to be an

excellent indicator to future leading sires.

The award this year has been made to

Ian Boylan’s home bred Alonby

Chardonnier, a successful competitor

himself and now producing some very

exciting youngstock.

Results at Premium shows also feed into

the Stallion Premium programme which

was a new incentive in 2021. Premiums

are awarded annually to stallions who

have offspring successful in breeding


All Premium shows and full details of

both schemes are listed on the NPS

website. www.nationalponysociety.com


Studbook News - Trakehners UK

The Trakehners Breeders

Fraternity are pleased to

announce their annual

mare and stallion

grading will be held

this year on Tuesday

24th August at Solihull

Riding Centre in the West


We are working in partnership with The

National Stallion Association (NASTA)

who will be running their Performance

Tests over the same days.

Entries will open shortly but in the

meantime we ask all owners who are

interested in sending their mare or

stallion forward for grading to contact

the Show Organiser Sacha Shaw on

show-organiser@trakehners.uk.com or

message the Trakehners UK FaceBook

page so we can start to plan for the

expected numbers.

As usual we will be inviting a judge

from the Trakehner Verband to join our

British judges in assessing the mares and

stallions that come forward.

Prominent riders in the UK continue

to discover the quality the Trakehner

horse can offer them as their partners

in sport. International Grand Prix rider

Sonnar Murray-Brown already has a

tremendous partnership with his Latimer

gelding Erlentanz TSF and has now

added three new Trakehners to his string.

The 4 year old Samba by Millennium

, St.Pr.u.Pr.St. Herbstrot by All Inklusive

and the licensed stallion Sinatra by

Honoré du Soir have all arrived in

Gloucestershire and we are very excited

to follow their progress.

Although the competition season has

only just got underway within the last

week, Godington Stud have already got

some dressage wins under their belts

with licensed stallion Godington Utah

winning at Elementary and Godington

Ultimo at Novice.


Sonnar Murray-Brown und Erlentanz




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Studbook News - SHB(GB)

Sport Horse

Breeding (GB)

The SHB(GB) graded Thoroughbred stallion Recharge

(Cape Cross-Robellino) now stands at new Hill Farm, Worsely.

Who would have thought a year ago

that we would once again looking

forward to spring when we can all start

getting out and about again – and

hopefully some promise of blue sky

which has been in short supply the last

month or so. Despite the problems last

year threw at us all SHB(GB) managed

to continue with a programme of mare,

stallion and our new foal gradings. All

things considered our grading days

were successful with a pleasing overall

number of horses and foals forward.

Hopefully we will see and grade even

more mares and foals this year.

Stallion Grading

Due to lockdown and a continuing

uncertainty throughout the year we

continued to grade stallions on demand.

We added 13 new stallions to the

studbook of which six are Thoroughbreds

– the highest number of Thoroughbreds

forward for several years. The latest

addition is the good-looking Cape Cross

son Recharge, one of 10 for his dam, the

Group One winner Rebelline

(Robellino-Rainbow Quest). The

16-year-old, Recharge who

formerly stood at Shade Oak Stud, is

now standing at New Hill Farm Worsely

near Manchester.

Paul Hallam’s four-year-old Zest for Life

(WHS Zorro ex Didansa by San Remo)

is the latest to pass the full grading.

Other recent grading successes are;

MC’s Ringo King 2018 (Cornetto King

ex Sannanvalley by Igguldon Skye

Laird) and Sea Tzar 2003 (Alice’s

Diamond Slipper RID ex Seashell II by

Sea Crest).

Mare Grading

We graded 39 mares over the summer

with 17 (44%) grading into the Head

Studbook, a good illustration of the high

quality forward. The accolade of the

highest marked mare went to

four-year-old, half-bred Woodclose

Anisa. The mare, bred by Irish Draught

enthusiast Sue Benson from Cleckheaton

in Yorkshire, comes from an exceptional

line of high scoring SHB(GB) graded

mares; her grand-dam Woodclose Silver

Storm was the top graded SHB(GB)

mare in 2012 and her Irish Draught dam

Woodclose Rhianna (Grove

Warrior-Gort Boy) the runner up in 2017.

Anisa, by the Thoroughbred Andes, was

champion foal and reserve supreme

in-hand hunter on her only outing at the

2017Great Yorkshire Show.

The second highest scoring mare was the

Thoroughbred Double Spirit

(Double Trigger ex Miss Soprano by

Opera Ghost) owned by Mrs Elizabeth

Jones of Millbry Hill Stud.

Fifteen-year-old Spirit is in foal to the

SHB(GB) graded Irish Draught Stallion

Castlegar Cool Mist – her second foal

by the stallion that stands at the stud.

Foal Grading – sponsored by VT


We graded a total of 34 foals with 20

of them awarded a premium (a score

of 8 or more). Ian Darcy’s homebred

colt foal Westerdale St George came

out top scoring full marks. He is by the

eventing stallion Up with the Lark out

Westerdale Queen of Hearts by the

Thoroughbred Chase the Ace. The high

scoring runner-up, Millbry Wuthering

Heights was also by Up with the Lark out

of the KWPN mare Bronte by Riverman.

With thanks to our foal grading sponsor

VT Vets the owner of the leading foal will

receive a stud voucher to the value of

£500 and the owner of the runner-up a

stud voucher for £300.

Caption Westerdale St George – the leading

SHB(GB) graded foal in 2021

Two other foals gained more than 9;

Merrigan’s En Vogue by Tiger Attack out

of the Charlotte Martin’s former HOYS

winner Solaris Dwenqua by

Quaterback, and Sally Bullens

homebred grey colt Borough

Tennerpenny, another out of the

former leading international event mare

Borough Pennyz. Tennerpenny is by

Catherston Stud’s SHB(GB) graded

stallion Timolin who sired four of the

top 12 graded foals this year. Stallions

Catherston Oakley and Gemini’s Classic

Opera both sired two progeny in the top


Dates for the diary

10th April – Badminton Stable Yard,

Judges Seminar and Conference.

Although it is hoped that as many judges,

probationary and potential judges as

possible will attend, this event is also

open to all members and non-members.

All members will receive an official

invitation however could all

non-members please advise the office.

In the event of a large take up members

will take precedence. More details will

follow, keep an eye on the website and


Registration Delays

We can only apologise to those

waiting to receive new registrations

and passports that need to be returned.

This is because the DNA verification at

Weatherbys is taking much longer – as

least twice as long – than we are used

to. Please note that this delay applies to

all breed societies not just SHB(GB). We

will of course send out passports as soon

as is possible.

Telephone: 01732 866277

General: info@sporthorsegb.co.uk

Studbook: marian@sporthorsegb.co.uk



Studbook News - SPSS


Success - 2021

Grading &



Following from the success of our virtual

events in 2020, the SPSS took a blended

approach to Gradings and Evaluations

in 2021. There were full “in-person”

stallion & mare gradings at a

number of venues plus the opportunity to

eGrade mares or present a stallion for a

prE-grading virtual “eAssessment” (both

by supplying video footage). Overall,

we were very pleased with the success

of this approach and a hybrid approach

was also used for SPSS passported or

overstamped youngstock who could be

evaluated in person at an SPSS event or

they could be evaluated through the

British Breeding Futurity (both in-person

& virtual) where they were also eligible

for an SPSS Premium, based on their

Futurity Evaluation score. The scores of

all eligible youngstock went forward to

the SPSS End of Year Youngstock Awards

and the SPSS is delighted to also

announce those results as well as the

Mare & Stallion Grading Champions.


The SPSS team were pleased that all bar

one of the 2020 eAssessed stallions who

were presented in-person passed and

have been accepted as SPSS Graded

Stallions as were a further two stallions

which went straight to the in-person

grading stage. Another stallion was

accepted at the in-person grading

but has deferred completion of the

post-grading process until 2022. In

addition, two 2 year old stallions were

presented for eAssessment and both

were accepted, allowing them to cover

as SPSS stallions in 2021/2022, before

being presented at a full SPSS stallion

grading in 2022. So our congratulations

to the breeders & owners of...

2021 Stallion Grading Champion,

Godrics Dionysus (SPSS Elite Danger

36 x Donnerwetter). This 5 year old

Deutsche Reitpony, British-bred by Bev

Brown, is owned by Andrew Constable

(pictured left with his granddaughter

Daisy Bullman on Dionysus), Pat Pomp

& Elly Darling. Daisy has had a very

successful season competing at British

Dressage on Dionysus and was praised

by SPSS judge Anna Lowndes for being

a lovely rider - they were the Preliminary

Champions at the Keysoe Area

Festival then scored 72.43% to be

2021 Stallion Grading Champion – Godrics Dionysus

Photo - Tanja Davis / British Breeding

Reserve Champions in the Preliminary

Under 21 class at the Winter Area

Festival Championship in July. Ten

days later, they were back at Hartpury

competing in the 5 Year Old Young Pony

Final where they were again Reserve

Champions - a remarkable achievement

when 12 year old Daisy was the

youngest rider across all of the 3 Young

Pony Finals. Since then, Daisy &

Dionysus have competed at the Summer

Regional Championships at Preliminary,

a Summer Area Festival at Novice and

have won at Elementary level. At the

grading, Dionysus scored 82.33% and

was praised for his “excellent workable

attitude” and for being a “lovely sports

pony stallion”.

2021 Stallion Grading Reserve

Champion, Hearnesbrook New Moon

(Hearnesbrook Halley x Thunderbolt).

A 13 year old Connemara, British-bred

by Mrs RC & Miss V Buxton and owned

by Jane Holderness-Roddam, New

Moon is a proven competition pony with

many successes in Working Hunter Pony

classes including winning his class and

then being Reserve Champion at Royal

Windsor in 2019. He has also

competed at British Showjumping

(1.10m) and British Eventing (BE90 &

BE 100). In 2021, ridden by Gabriella

Wilton-Baker he was second in his class

at the Barbury Cotswold Cup, finishing

on his dressage score.

At the grading, the judges praised his

“excellent attitude and nice rideability”

and said he was a “lovely type with lots

of ability”, awarding him 81.67%.

You can find out more about all the

stallions accepted in 2021 as well as the

other stallions standing with the SPSS in

2022 on our website.


We are delighted to announce that

across the 24 mares graded by the SPSS

in 2021, the Mare Grading Supreme

Champion was Diane Kilshaw’s

Weser-Ems passported Sophie

(Dressman I x Black Boy), who graded

into the Head Studbook with the judge

describing her as “the ideal brood mare”

when giving her the perfect 10 for

General Impression. 22 year old

Sophie, who was the oldest mare

presented by 7 years, was bred in

Germany by Reinhard Kramer and has

had a stellar career as a broodmare.

For her breeder, Sophie had 15 foals

including a Bundeschampion, a

Vice-Bundeschampion & 3 licensed

stallions as well as many successful

competition ponies and her legacy in

Germany continues through her sons

and daughters, who have also produced

licenced stallions and good competition

ponies, including Golden Touch who has

represented Germany at international

Pony Dressage.


Studbook News - SPSS

Diane Kilshaw (centre) with her home-bred SPSS 2021 Supreme Youngstock Champion foal, Henza She’s On Fire, and her SPSS 2021 Supreme Mare Grading

Champion and Elite Head Studbook dam, Sophie.

Since Diane brought Sophie to the UK,

her first foal was the 2019 Elite Foal Tour

Pony Champion and her most recent,

the SPSS 2021 Youngstock Supreme

Champion. In recognition of Sophie’s

outstanding contribution to sports pony

breeding, the SPSS Governing

Committee unanimously decided to

recognise this by awarding Sophie the

ultimate SPSS breeding accolade - Elite

Graded status.

Then, from the oldest mare to the

youngest (by just 5 days), the next

highest scoring mare and 2021 Reserve

Supreme Champion mare was 3 year

old SPSS passported Delaroche Royal

Gold (Hilkens Gold Card x Prins Alfred)

who scored 82.92% and also went into

the SPSS Head Studbook. British-bred

by Lucy Sheldrake and owned by John &

Dawn Rose, the judges said that she was

a “lovely type” and “agile and athletic”.

Royal Gold was only shown once, as

a yearling, but she won her class then

was Reserve Champion, beating the 2 &

3 year olds. Now backed, her owners

hope that she will be just as successful

under saddle.

The SPSS is very pleased that another of

the mares presented for grading in 2021

received the sought after SPSS Elite

status, and that was Sarah Rook’s

Bannview Black Bess. All that is known

about Bess’s breeding is that she came

from Ireland, but missing or incomplete

pedigree has never stopped the SPSS

grading mares and acknowledging

their achievements – and Bess’s are

impressive! Born in 2010, Bess was also

awarded SPSS Elite Graded status in

recognition of her having represented

GB at FEI Eventing - in particular, ridden

by Mollie Harris, they completed the

Great Witchingham International CCI-S

2* and the CCI-L J2*at the Frickley Park

National Under 18 Championships in

2019. Once Bess’s 2021 foal (by

another SPSS Elite Graded Eventing

Pony, Prometheus) is weaned, Sarah is

hoping that Bess will go back under

saddle and resume her Eventing career.


We are delighted to announce that the

2021 SPSS Supreme Youngstock

Champion title goes to the pony foal

Henza She’s On Fire. Bred by her

owner, Diane Kilshaw, She’s On Fire is

by FS Numero Uno and out of Diane’s

2021 SPSS Mare Grading Supreme

Champion and Elite Head Studbook

mare Sophie. She’s On Fire was

evaluated at the Catherston Futurity

event where she received perfect 10s for

both her walk and canter, gaining 9.2

overall and a Futurity Elite Premium.

2021 Stallion Grading Reserve Champion

Hearnesbrook New Moon - Qorum Photos

Unusually, the 2021 Reserve Supreme

Youngstock Champion title was shared,

between two equal scoring foals - Sally

Hibbert’s Gorsebrook Hot Totty and

Carrie Passmore’s Goldenstorm.

2021 Mare Grading Reserve Supreme Champion

Delaroche Royal Gold - Qorum Photos

Both gained 9.025 at their in-person

Futurity Evaluations and so were

awarded Futurity Elite Premiums.

Carrie’s colt has 2 SPSS graded parents,

being by Hilkens Gold Card and out of

Carrie’s homebred Susie Shuttle, who

is also dam of 2020 Reserve Supreme

Youngstock Champion as well half-sister

to the Gold medal winning

Para-dressage mare, Midnight (also

bred by Carrie). Sally’s filly, by Pennal

The Great, was the first sports pony to

receive a Futurity Elite Premium in 2021

and is Sally’s first foal out of her SPSS

Head Studbook mare, Rafthouse Gee

Tee I, who is by a Morgan stallion out of

an Arab cross British Riding Pony mare.

Overall, 20 SPSS GOLD Premiums were

awarded and 19 Premiums and the SPSS

was thrilled with the quality of

youngstock presented either directly or

through the Futurity and we look forward

to seeing these youngsters shine as

sports ponies in the future.

Tel: 07703 566066

Email: sportsponies@gmail.com



Feature Article - Worming | Towcester Vets

Why worry

about worming

young stock?

It is common practice for equine

premises to have worming protocols in

place but this often focussed on the adult

population. Do we need to worry about

the young stock too? Should the same

protocols exist for them? The fact that

foals are born with no natural immunity

against worms and that we are seeing

ever increasing resistance to commonly

used wormers mean foals and young

stock are most at risk of serious and

potentially fatal disease from worms.

This article runs through some clinical

cases highlighting the importance of

farm/ yard management and the

appropriate use and timing of wormers

in these most at risk individuals.

Topics covered:

Ascarid Impactions

Tapeworm and intussusceptions

A resistance problem

A potentially fatal

ascarid impaction

A four month old foal presented with ill

thrift, a poor coat, nasal discharge and

an elevated breathing rate. The foal had

not been wormed. Ultrasound of the

chest revealed changes consistent with

pneumonia and infectious changes were

present on bloods, with a high white

blood cell count. Ascarids can cause

respiratory signs as well as

gastrointestinal signs due to the

extraordinary route around the body the

larval stages take (migrating from the

intestine to the liver, into the circulation,

into the lungs before being swallowed

and ending back in the gut to mature

further). Minimal response to antibiotics

was seen in this foal, as is common with

respiratory signs associated with

ascarids (Clayton and Duncan 1978).

The foal received a wormer and the

following morning was found showing

severe colic signs that did not improve

with pain relief. Abdominal ultrasound

revealed multiple loops of distended,

amotile small intestine. The foal was

referred for emergency colic surgery.

A huge ascarid impaction blocking the

small intestine was diagnosed.

Fortunately, this foal made a full


Abdominal ultrasound revealing multiple loops of amotile small intestine

The risk of acarid infection is greater on

premises that are breeding foals

regularly, as youngsters continually

burden the land. However, the size of the

burden is hard to quantify as there is no

correlation between worm numbers and

egg counts (Nielsen et al. 2010)

Ascarid infections can be fatal if they

become impacted in the small

intestinal. This is most common in foals

aged 4-8 months (Tatz et al 2012). To

avoid this aim to treat from 2 months of

age (treating prior to this is less

effective and encourages development

of resistance). Resistance to ivermectin

and moxidectin is seen widely in ascarid

populations. Treating with five days of

Fenbendazole (Panacur ®) can help

target the younger/ larval stages and

has a slower onset of activity so can be

useful if heavy burdens are suspected.

Treating with pyrantel is also beneficial.

Once horses reach maturity and their

innate immunity develops targeted

treatment for ascarids becomes less


Tapeworm and


An eight-month-old weanling presented

with ill thrift and intermittent low-grade

colic signs of a few days’ duration,

which had worsened over time. The

weanling was from a long-established

stud farm that foals a large number of

mares each season. The weanling was

yet to be wormed for tapeworm.

Ultrasound revealed significantly

oedematous large intestinal wall and a

suspected intussusception. This weanling

underwent surgery, a diagnosis of an

intussusception was made and

tapeworm were identified at the

junction between the ileum and the

caecum. Thankfully, despite the gut

initially appearing severely

compromised, once the intussusception

was resolved and the blood supply

returned, no gut had to be removed

and the yearling made a good and full


Abdominal ultrasound revealing oedematous

(thickened large intestinal wall) and suspected


Several studies have found an

association between the presence of

tapeworms and colic (Nielsen 2016b),

particularly in horses under three years

of age (Sembrat 1975). Large numbers

of the developing stages of these worms

attach to part of the gut wall, particularly

the ileum, caecum and the ileo-caecal

junction. Colic can be associated with a

physical obstruction of the lumen or due

to damage of the gut lining (mucosa)

and can be associated with



Feature Article - Worming | Towcester Vets

An intussusception is when one part of

the gut slides into an adjacent part. Both

impactions and intussusceptions require

surgical treatment as above. Smaller

tapeworm burdens can cause more mild

signs and should be considered in cases

of recurrent colic.

Tapeworm incidence varies

significantly with geography. The

sensitivity of diagnosing tapeworm in

faeces using the standard method is

low, at 10% (Nielsen 2016b). However,

saliva or blood tests taken from multiple

adults in the population (>20%) can

help identify the level of exposure on the

premises. If this result is high foals should

be treated from 6 months and then

treated twice yearly, but if low this can

be delayed and reduced to once yearly.

In cases of recurrent colic or following

surgery where tapeworm are identified

treatment should be administered when

the horse has recovered.

A resistance problem.

A yearling presented from a farm that

had bred a few foals each year for 5-10

years. The yearling presented with

consistent ill thrift and loose droppings,

it had been wormed previously but

predominantly with ivermectin. Bloods

revealed elevations of a chronic

infectious/ inflammatory marker

(fibrinogen) but were otherwise normal.

A faecal egg count (FEC) was 300 eggs

per gram (EPG). Ascarids had been

noted in the droppings.

A faecal egg count reduction test *

(FECRT) was performed post treatment

with ivermectin revealing a minimal

reduction in the count (250 EPG) post

worming thus confirming ivermectin

resistance. The yearling was treated with

a double dose of pyrantel (to also cover

tapeworm) and wormers have been

rotated since, to good effect.

Resistance to wormers has reached an

alarming point, with ivermectin resistance

to ascarids being reported worldwide, to

the point that it so should be

expected until proven otherwise

(Peregrine et al. 2014). Given ascarids

are the most dangerous parasite for foals

this is even more worrying.

Worming with fenbendazole or pyrantel

is favourable where ivermectin resistance

is known or suspected.

Resistance to cyathastomes has also

been demonstrated (Reinemeyer et al.,

2015; Bellaw et al., 2018). Given the

widespread occurrence of resistance to

fenbendazole in cyathostomes across

the world, moxidectin is generally the

treatment of choice, although patterns of

resistance to moxidectin are now

being seen. Performing FECRTs yearly, or

when resistance is suspected, to evaluate

the efficacy of wormers against

strongyles and ascarids, is advised.

Points of consideration:

FECs are not as useful in foals/ youngsters as they are with

adults. The focus now is to leave a small untargeted

population of worms (the refugia) on the pasture rather than

try and eradicate all, this helps young stock develop immunity

safely and reduces development of resistance.

FECRTs should be used annually or when resistance is

suspected.Rotation of wormers helps reduce development of

resistance. Do not under-dose horses and foals; use weight

tapes or scales to determine body weights.

Recently weaned foals should be turned out onto the “cleanest”

pastures with the lowest burdens.

In general target ascarids from 2-5 months of age and then

strongyle and tapeworm from weaning and thereon.

Yearlings and two-year olds should continue to be treated as

“high” shedders and receive about three-four yearly treatments.

Moxidectin (Equest ®) is safe in foals greater than four months,

moxidectin and praziquantel (Equest Pramox ®) is only safe

in foals greater than six months old. All wormers are safe in

pregnant and lactating mares.

*A faecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) is a commonly used method for

monitoring drug resistance and involves performing a faecal egg count prior to

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Article - Equine Viral Arteritis EVA | Zoetis

EVA: Equine Viral Arteritis

What is Equine Viral Arteritis?

Equine viral arteritis (EVA) is a virus that

is found in horse populations in many

countries. While EVA is not usually

life-threatening to otherwise healthy

adult horses, it can cause abortion in

pregnant mares and establish a

long-term carrier state in breeding

stallions. Rarely, it can cause death in

young foals1.

EVA is notifiable in the UK meaning if it

is suspected in any stallion, or in a mare

within 14 days of mating, you must stop

all breeding activities immediately, notify

DEFRA and continue to seek veterinary

advice. EVA was last reported in the UK

in 2019 involving non-Thoroughbred

horses imported from other EU countries

where the virus is endemic. One

outbreak involved the subsequent

respiratory spread of infection

associated with attendance at equine

competition events in the UK2.

What are the symptoms

of EVA?

The symptoms and severity of EVA can

vary widely. Infection may be obvious or

there may be signs at all2.

Clinical signs include flu-like respiratory

disease, fever, anorexia, depression,

swelling of the lower legs, conjunctivitis,

swelling around the eye socket, nasal

discharge, skin rash and swelling of the

scrotum and mammary glands2.

In breeding mares, abortion may occur

or those infected late in gestation may

give birth to foals with potentially fatal

breathing problems2.

How is EVA transmitted?

The equine arteritis virus causing EVA

is most frequently spread through close

contact with infected horses who transmit

the virus through respiratory secretions,

or via the semen of infected stallions,

directly during mating or indirectly via

artificial insemination (AI). Aborted

foetuses also have the potential to

spread the virus.3.

Once initial infection has occurred most

animals excrete the virus in bodily

secretions, including semen, nasal and

ocular discharges, urine and faeces for

up to three weeks. The virus is then

cleared by the immune system but the

accessory sex glands in stallions remain

infected, which means the male of the

species is an important source of the

virus. Once infected, some stallions can

become carriers, shedding the virus

for anything from several weeks to a


Infection in mares, whether caused by

the respiratory route or via semen, is

usually short lived. Mares do not

become carriers of EVA and the disease

usually doesn’t result in long term health

implications. However, if the mare is

pregnant when contracting EVA, it can

result in abortion or a weak foal.

How can I prevent EVA?

It is important to ensure that any

stallions being used for breeding

purposes, either directly or via AI,

comply with the Horserace Betting Levy

Board Code of Practice on EVA. If you

are a mare owner, you should ask to see

papers certifying that the stallion is clear

and has been vaccinated, before it is

allowed to breed with your mare2.


Article - Equine Viral Arteritis EVA | Zoetis


The HBLB codes of practice recommend

the routine vaccination of stallions

(including teasers) and colts to stop

the spread of EVA in breeding horse

populations and so prevent outbreaks

of virus-related abortions and/or loss of

young foals. The aim is to minimise the

risk of the establishment of the carrier

state in stallions, reducing the reservoir of

potential infection2.

The routine vaccination of mares,

however, is not necessary unless a

widespread outbreak occurs. Your vet

will be able to provide you with further

advice relating to vaccination against


Sero-surveillance, of stallions

vaccinated, to provide estimates of

antibody levels against EVA, showed

that to achieve and maintain levels of

immunity required to protect against

developing semen shedding, stallions

require several boosters in addition to

the primary course3.

What do vaccinations do?

Prevention is key to the control of any

equine disease. The intention is to reduce

the level of challenge whilst

maximising the horse’s immunity.

Vaccination is one of the most important

ways to help achieve this. Vaccinations

against contagious diseases such as EVA

have two main functions: the first is to

provide protective immunity and the

second is to reduce the spread of


Simplistically a vaccine imitates a

specific disease in order to stimulate the

acquired immune response more quickly

and with greater magnitude than in an

unvaccinated horse. The immune system

then communicates with the other body

systems to regulate and destroy this

foreign material or ‘pathogen’.

Vaccination helps to provide

protective immunity, priming the horse’s

own immune system to allow it to mount

an improved immune response more

quickly and with a greater magnitude

when challenged in the future4.

To work successfully an effective vaccine

must be used and the horse must have a

healthy immune system.


1. AAEP- Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA)


2. https://codes.hblb.org.uk/index.


3. Newton JR Controlling EVA in

the 21st century: ‘zero tolerance’

or ‘live and let live’? Equine vet.

Educ. (2007) 19 (11) 612-616 doi:


4. https://thehorse.com/197363/understanding-equine-vaccines/


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Feature - OPU | Tomlinson Vets

OPU - Giving Options To Breeders

by Emma Tomlinson MA VetMB MRCVS

It can be very overwhelming when

deciding the right Artificial Breeding

method to suit your mare, however one

technique breaking ground in the UK

provides more options than most. Ovum

Pick Up (or OPU as its often referred

to as) is providing solutions for many

breeders with mares and circumstances

that are not suited to more common

artificial breeding techniques. Ovum Pick

up is a procedure whereby Oocytes are

extracted directly from mare’s ovaries by

aspirating the follicles with a specialist

needle and pump. The Oocytes are then

sent to specialist labs in Europe where

they are inseminated directly with a

single sperm taken from a fraction of a

straw of Frozen Semen, this is called ICSI

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection. The

embryo can be frozen and transferred at

a later date or transferred directly into a


The donor mare is scanned prior to an

OPU session to ensure she has at least

15 follicles across both ovaries. These

follicles need to also be within 10-20mm

in size to ensure the best results from

the session. The procedure involves a

trans-vaginal scanning method to access

the ovaries and aspirate each viable

follicle to recover an oocyte. The oocyte

recovery rate per follicle is around

50-60% and usually requires 6-8

oocytes to successfully produce an

embryo using ICSI. This means that you

will not necessarily get an embryo from

each OPU session, it is important to

factor in around 2 OPU sessions

(repeatable at 3-week intervals)

for each embryo you want to achieve.

In order to send the extracted oocytes

over to Italy the donor mare currently

needs 3 different tests taken, all sent to

Animal Plant and Health Agency Labs.

These tests are: EIA, EVA, and two CEM

tests taken a least 7 days apart. Around

3 weeks should be allowed in order to

get all test results back from the lab, so

planning ahead is key if OPU is being


When explained like this, Ovum Pick Up

can seem overwhelming and technical.

However, it is a great solution for

breeders who are struggling with

roadblocks in their breeding plans. For

example, OPU is ideal for breeders with

mares with fertility issues who produce

embryos that are not viable for Embryo

Transfer, or those who cannot carry a

pregnancy at all. One of the

biggest positives of OPU is that it is being

frequently used with breeders who want

to use Stallions with either limited frozen

available, or sub-fertile semen. As only

a fraction of frozen semen needs to be

used, the fertility of a Stallion is much less

relied upon to achieve a pregnancy.

A straw of frozen semen can be used for

6-10 ICSI sessions so Stallion owners

with Stallions who have passed away

can use less of their semen in storage

when trying to achieve a pregnancy.

OPU can also be used in end-of life

situations through post-mortem oocytes

retrieval. This is where the oocytes are

extracted after the mare has

unfortunately passed away. Four years

ago, one of our clients’ top polo mares

tragically died on the operating table. It

had always been her plan to do several

cycles of Embryo Transfer with her to

carry on her fantastic bloodlines,

however this was clearly no longer an

option. The decision was made straight

away to try and harvest her Oocytes

and send them to Italy to carry out ICSI.

Our head vet performed this

procedure in the middle of the night and

Oocytes were recovered. The Oocytes

were each injected and an embryo was

produced. We now get updates on the

gorgeous Bay foal produced via OPU

and ICSI, he is now broken and ready to

start a successful career, just like his dam.

Without such procedures as OPU and

ICSI, this would not have been

possible, and these bloodlines would

have tragically ended with our client’s


Should the worst happen to top

competing mares, OPU and ICSI can

provide a brilliant solution to breeding

their offspring.


Feature - OPU | Tomlinson Vets

Another of our clients was given a tough

ultimatum a few weeks ago, her mare

had been having specialist orthopaedic

farriery involving fibre glass casts to help

her with ongoing issues resulting from an

acute pedal bone fracture. Tragically the

procedure was not providing the results

needed and she would have to be put to

sleep with a few weeks. With very little

time left, it was decided to try OPU/ICSI

as a last attempt to breed from her mare.

She had already bred a gorgeous colt

with us through Embryo Transfer from her

mare and chosen Stallion who has not

long been backed and coming along

brilliantly. With OPU as the only option

at this time of the year, it was a

no-brainer. Because of this, our client

now has three frozen embryos ready

to be returned to us and implanted in

our recipient mares, giving her another

option to carry on the legacy of her

beloved mare.

As Ovum Pick Up can be done outside

of the breeding season, it allows clients

to have the option to breed in end-of-life

situations. It also provides clients with

top level competing mare’s a solution to

breeding as it does not have to interrupt

their busy competition schedules that

typically coincide with the breeding

season. This client was also using a

Stallion with poor fertility and the little

semen in storage would have been

unlikely to produce pregnancies through

Embryo Transfer.

Ovum Pick Up can offer many options

for breeders who would otherwise be

very limited for choice. If your mare has

fertility issues, or should a worst-case

circumstance arise, OPU can be used

as a breeding option to carry on their

all-important bloodlines.


Feature - Worming Foals

Meet Maverick:

A four week old

foal with a

surprising worm

egg count result!


Maverick Eating Grass

Foals are born free of parasites but will

be exposed to them within the first few

days of life. Their immature immune

systems make them very vulnerable to

infection, which can have lasting and

very damaging effects. To help protect

them we recommend worming foals

proactively from four weeks old, every

six to eight weeks until they are 6 months

old. With wormer resistance increasing

it’s also advisable to put some worm egg

counts into your programme at around

three and five months old to ensure this

treatment is being effective.

Usually it’s threadworm and then ascarid

that new foals are most at risk from but

for this handsome chap, a Quarter Horse

foal called Maverick, it was redworm

that made a very early appearance.

He had a first worm egg count at exactly

four weeks old and we were surprised

to find a low count for redworm (50

e.p.g. Strongyle eggs). This means that

he had already ingested redworm larvae

from his environment and these had then

developed within his gut to become

egg-laying adults!

The small redworm species are some of

the fastest developing parasites that

affect horses. It’s one of the reasons

they’re so numerous and dangerous and

why we have to test or treat so regularly.

They have been estimated to have a

lifecycle of between five to six weeks so

it was a real shock to see the eggs

making an appearance after just four

weeks. Perhaps the lifecycle of some

species of small redworm is even faster

than first thought.

Maverick’s result is testimony to just how

easily horses can become infected and

how rapidly this parasite can begin to

colonise in their gut. This tenacity is what

makes small redworm such a threat to

horse health and why a redworm

problem in particular, can so quickly get

out of hand.



Although very young foals don’t graze

or eat hard feed they are curious about

exploring their environment and mimic


grazing behaviour, mouthing at grass

and licking and investigating with their


At just a few days old Maverick was also

observed enthusiastically attempting to

eat his mum's fresh poo. This is a

common behaviour called

coprophagia, which is from the Latin for

"faeces eating." It can take up to a year

or more for foals to develop a healthy

gut and so they are sometimes drawn

to eating other horse’s poo to help them

pick up micro-organisms to aid digestion.

Maverick Eating Poo

It’s also thought that as parasite eggs

and larvae are likely to be ingested as

part of this process, in the right

environment this could stimulate the

foals' immune system and help to build a

natural defence. This means it’s not about

eliminating exposure to parasites which

is impossible, but rather managing a

burden and stepping in before the level

where it could cause disease.Maverick’s

parasite infection could have come from

both of the behaviours described above.


Effective worming is a vital part of giving

young horses a healthy start. We’d

planned to worm Maverick at four

anyway and he was given a single dose

of fenbendazole, a very safe wormer for

youngsters. We continued to worm him

every four - six weeks alternating

between pyrantel and fenbendazole

until he was six months old. He’s now

gone on to a schedule of testing every

eight weeks and being wormed

accordingly. Regular testing has

indicated that the wormers have been

effective but that he has more

susceptibility to parasite infection than

other youngsters in the same field. Like

his mother, Maverick is potentially one

of the 20% of horses that carries 80% of

the worm burden in the herd. As a result

he will need more regular testing and

treatment to monitor this.

Worm egg counts in the lab


Foals are especially vulnerable to

parasite infection and benefit from

proactive treatment up to six months of

age. The lifecycle of some small redworm

species can be as short as four weeks

Worm egg counting of foals is beneficial

due to increasing wormer resistance

Some horses are naturally more prone to

parasite infection due to their natural

immune response, behaviour and


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