Category Archives: Horse Breeds

There are a large number of different breeds of horses across the world all used for their individual characteristics.

Solaris Sports Horse Stallion: Kambarbay is producing a crop of golden boys


Are you looking for a stallion to improve the “Blood” factor in your performance stock?

Kambarbay is a graded Breeders Elite – SIES VNIIK Stallion by his owners Solaris Sports Horses. He is a 15.3hh Akhal Teke Perlino stallion who offers everything in terms of quality, scope, stamina to give an edge in the competitive field.

Breeding in elasticity over a fence and four exceptional paces – walk, trot, canter and gallop – the Akhal Teke is considered by many to be one of the oldest thoroughbred breeds today and Solaris Sports’ stallion at stud Kambarbay possesses all of the desirable characteristics of the modern sport horse, three very good paces, well defined limbs and a well proportioned length of body and neck, a beautiful head and a the bonus of a metallic golden sheen to his coat for which the breed are also renowned.

Kambarbay is a stallion with tremendous presence exuding the nobility and refinement of his breed. As an Homozygous agouti and cream, he will always produce palomino and buckskin foals from solid mares. His first foals (2012) show an abundance of athleticism, presence and refinement.

Kambarbay is a consistent producer of first premium progeny presented at the British Futurity and SSH young-stock gradings. He has crossed well with a variety of mare types – Irish Sport Horse, Warmblood, Thoroughbred and pony mares. He has proven a popular choice with mare owners with progeny born throughout Scotland and the UK. His first foals have arrived in Australia.

Kambarbay’s Sire Kuvvatli was born in Turkmenistan – he comes from Posman and Ak Belek bloodlines and is half-brother to Gaigisiz, a famous sire in Russia. Kuvvatli s’ full sister Sumrygush became a breed champion in Krasnodar in 1991.

Click here to view this sports horse stallion on Horse Scout

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Aimbry Chester Performance Pony Stallion

Performance Pony Stallion: Aimbry Chester


Breeders Looking for Picture Perfection in a Performance Pony Stallion: the nomination must surely go to Aimbry Chester

The perfect performance sports pony Stallion Aimbry Chester is also the eye catching face of Baileys Horse feeds and a catalogue model.  He has everything. He is Everything and he gives everything too.  The list of successful progeny on his End House Stud Biography page is awe inspiring. His family connections read as a who’s who in the performance arena in showjumping, dressage, and Eventing with their success reflected in his being graded as a lifetime Sports Pony Stallion followed by a certificate of excellence awarded by the SPSS  for the most progeny to be registered with them by any Sports Pony Stud Society stallion.

At 15.hh this lovely British Warmblood stallion has a wonderful photograph on his profile page on  showing his lovely head and photogenic allure. Aimbury Chester is a breathtakingly beautiful horse with tremendous paces. He is short coupled with natural elevation, cadence and outstanding good looks. He gives an overall picture of incredible beauty proving to be a natural performer excelling throughout all stages of his dressage career. He was selected as a member of the Supporters Of British Breeding Dressage Quadrille at the Young Riders European Championships opening ceremony held at Hartpury College. But its not just in the dressage arena that Aimbury Chester shows a huge careful jump over coloured poles, is completely at home across country and the only time he was shown in hand as a youngster he qualified for the Royal International Horse Show. After several years away from competition due to his busy stud commitments he returned triumphant from the Northern Horse Show winning the Riding Horse Stallion class, qualifying for both the British Show Horse Association ( BSHA) National Championships, & the National Pony Society  Ottergayle Supreme In Hand Riding Horse Championship, at fifteen years of age this was surely a testament to his soundness, temperament and breeding.

For breeders wanting to produce consistence then End House Studs’ Aimbury Chester has a predominantly bay gene and has never thrown chestnut. His lineage includes some of the top performance horses in the world such as showjumping stallions Ramiro Z , Lady Killer, Galanthus, Rastell , Raimondo, and the famous olympic mare Ratina Z gold medal winner at WEG 1994. . Wadacre Chicko, who was a graded BWBS Stallion and advanced dressage horse by Atlantus, a legend in his own life time being sire of more graded Stallions and medal winning Mares than any other British Warm Blood Society Stallion. Annika was a BWBS graded Danish warm blood Mare dam of the highest priced yearling at the High Performance Sales in 1993. Rum Moss is the dam of graded Stallions, top class competition horses including Asslam member of the Italian Showjumping team, his pedigree also includes Quorum, sire of three times Grand National Winner Red Rum .

Aimbury Chester is the ideal sire for breeders wanting to produce the archetypal eye catching competition pony, Dressage, FEI pony,  looking for HOYS potential, or a Riding Horse or  Hunter with the right temperament and looks and presence in Hunter & WHP and the top class Show pony.

If you would like to find  out more please click through to Aimbury Chesters stallion profile on Horse Scout here: Aimbry Chester – Gisburn, Lancs

As a taster of the success you could be breeding here are a list of just some of his highly successful progeny including graded stallions and winners in all performance arenas:

Chester’s Cloudy Bay

Parkgate Royal Visit

Springtime Breeze,

Bushburn Aramist

Bowland Whispering Lady

Aimbry Kymmara

Paddocklow Persephone

Classical Echo

Paddocklow Supernova


Sweet Gemini

Burgundy’s Dream Warrior

Kerranen Merlyn…. In fact the list of winners, champions and supremo’s just goes on and on!

Aimbury Chester is, crucially, the sire of of Thursden Vallye Raphael Multi-Champion In-Hand and Ridden 14hh Sports Pony Stallion. Who also qualified for HOYS 2010 Cuddy In-hand Final, multi supreme champion ridden and in hand NPS stallion, BEF 1 st premium 07, 20 BD points competing elementary level – who in turn sired champion Pony Foal in Ireland at Cavan All Ireland Championships 2008.

And another stallion Thursden Vallye Raphael a handsome 14hh stallion licensed with the National Pony Society, & Graded with the Sports Pony Stud book who also stands at End House Stud and has a profile on Horse Scout. Who also boasts a string of very successful progeny himself. And you can find his Horse Scout listing here 


Horse Scouts’ Irish Connection – Top Professionals and horses with an Irish Conncetion listed on Horse Scout


Horse Scout Blogger was been inspecting our lists for Irish Horses today.  Wow, there are some top Irish horses listed, at stud and for sale on Horse Scout.

The Irish sports horse is evaluated on its genetic performance. This is used as a measure of the ability of all of a horse’s known relatives including parents, full‐and half‐siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts etc. Breeding values based on pedigree alone will be identical for all full siblings, however, when these horses start to compete, their own performances will be used to determine a set of genes and therefore breeding values will change accordingly.

Horse Scout also has Olivers Green an Irish Sports Horse Eventer who upgraded to Intermediate in 2014. Lucca Stubbington, who has a Professional Profile on Horse Scout along with profiles of her string of competition horses, says that Olivers’ best placing was 2nd at Scarva Horse Trials as and that he has had good placings at novice level, which included winning at Finvoy Horse Trials. He will be upgraded to CCI** in 2015, whioch must be a very exciting prospect for her. She lists his breeding as Florida Son x Brockley Green.  At the moment this horse has no connections to others on our site other than his Irish Breeding.

However, Horse Scout, the horse worlds’ answer to LinkedIn offers all our professionals the opportunity follow other professionals and their horses. It is a useful measure of pedigree to see how well horses with similar breeding are performing and by building connections, as with any social media hub, the more connections you building the stronger your profile is in the Horse Scout.

Of course a horses performance can be greatly influenced by its training, its rider and its circumstances. A multitude of things. However horse scout bloger has noticed that the Irish Horse is a popular one in the competitive field.  They are a versatile breed with great performance records in all spheres of horsemanship. The even temperament, durability and power of the Irish Draught, mixed with the speed and athleticism of the Thoroughbred, creates a potent mix which is well up to the demands of modern day competition. World famous for jumping and cross-country ability, this Irish Draught/Thoroughbred cross is not only a top caliber international athlete, but can serve as a perfect novice mount, adeptly boosting the confidence of a lower level rider.

Horse Scout has Honour Cruise – listed as a 16.2hh Irish Sports Horse stallion standing in Malpas, Cheshire with proven Cloverhill bloodlines this lovely dapple grey horse combines an exceptional jumping technique with superb correct movement and conformation. He was selected by Oliver Townend and Nina Barbour from the 2009 Elite 3 yr old sale at Cavan. He combines the very best of Irish bloodlines and has the blood and quality needed to be a top-class athlete. Honour Cruise has a fantastic, trainable temperament. Jumped a double clear in his first event, a BE100, at the end of the 2012 season with Oliver Townend, finishing on his dressage score of 25. In 2013 Honour Cruise completed his first full season, finishing the season with a consistent record at Novice level. Finishing in the top ten on five occasions.

Horse Scout also has a few Irish horses for sale on its lists namely:

Clonkyle Pilgrim in Norfolk at £5,500 Richard Pilgrim describes him as a lovely boy by Rantis Diamond who has hunted in Ireland. In six BS outings has had double clears in his Novice classes. Riochard thinks he would make lovely eventer or show jumper and that he is a horse with potential and would make a great project for someone to bring on. He is very careful over jumps and is competing now He won BN and was second in discovery at Easton colledge in two outings at BS classes on 21 02 2015 British Novice and Discovery 8 .03.15.

and Cappoquin Steel in Dorchester, Dorset, who is extremely eye catching **SERIOUSLY SMART** is how describes Aaron Millar, the international Event rider. He says his lovely 16.2hh, 6y.o. steel grey Irish gelding, with 3 tidy paces and a great attitude, is fast learner, who wants to please. Cappoquin Steel will do a super test and has a bold jump but is still snaffle mouthed and polite to a fence. Schooling well at home he hasn’t put a foot wrong. Very well mannered, a pleasure to have on the yard. Will excel in any discipline, ready to go on and realise full potential.

What about a Warmblood?


If you plan to ride as a sport you will definitely be seeing the term ‘Warmblood”. Why buy a warmblood breed? Excellent for riding due to their confirmation the warm blooded breeds were created when warriors returned to Europe from the Middle East and Africa with hot blooded Arabian horses captured in battle. Bred for 100‘s of years to strict “specifications” the breeds have a particular stamp and steady temperament and are, generally, easy to do.

A Bit of History!

Breeding the large, heavy war horses of northern Europe with the lighter, faster and fiery tempered hot bloods from the Mongolian steppes created horse breeds that combine the quickness and agility of race horses with the larger build and milder temperament of cold bloods. Over time, the draft horses of Europe were increasingly bred with hot blooded imports, creating the forerunners of dozens of breeds in existence today. Warmbloods have smaller heads and bodies than draft horses and tend to be less excitable than hot blooded horses, making them good all-round horses for riding and light work and yet with the abilities of elite athletes for the Olympic sporting events.

To ensure that breed criteria and standards are still met for warm blood breeds the UK has its own breed society standard grading matrix. Since 1982 the British Warm-Blood Society, now the Warmblood Breeders Studbook – UK, has been operating a Mare Grading scheme and the Mare Grading will form part of the two-day WBS Breed Show. The introduction of the Mare Grading scheme means that only graded mares are eligible for the BWBS Stud Book, which has three separate sections as follows:

  1. SELECT STUD BOOK – must have three generations of fully pedigreed and graded warmblood parents(i.e. Pink Papers).
  2. MAIN STUD BOOK MARES: must have at least one graded parent and a full verified pedigree for three generations on both sides ( i.e. pink or some white papered mares).
  3. PERMANENT BREEDING REGISTER MARES: must have one graded and recognized parent.

All foals sired by WBS graded Stallions are eligible for registration and white papers, but mares only enter the Stud Book only after successfully attending Grading.

Since 1983 only foals with two graded parents and three full BWBS/WBS recognised generations can receive pink papers.

For the competitor Horse Scout has a few British Warmbloods listed with Professional event rider and dressage rider Wayne Garrick who has ridden at 3* international and Advanced medium level dressage. He is currently breaking and producing young horses along side running the competition horses. Two of which are:

Hillgrounds Movinda  for £15,000 an eye catching 16hds dark bay mare rising 5 by T Movistar X Don Premaire. This incredibly eye catching mare has three uphill paces, correct confirmation and a trainable nature. Super young horse ready to start her competition career.

Diamonique Dancer £14,000 Gorgeous 16.2hds 5 year old bay mare by Sandros Dancer X Dimaggio x Pik Trumpf. 3 correct and exuberant paces. Professionally schooled and being slowly produced to allow time to mature. Has been out to unaff. competitions and has proven to be well behaved and well liked in the arena by the judges. Hacks alone or in company and jumps too. As with any horse with lots of scope and potential she is not a novice ride.

With Carron Roberts Equestrian we have:

Cookie a 16.2 British Warmblood x TB Bay Mare, just turned 5. Won & placed Combined Training, Double Clear at first unaffiliated ODE, Won and placed unaffiliated Dressage and Clear at WWEC Hunter Trial.She has super balanced and elevated paces with a bold scopey jump. And to top her off she has a super temperament and wants to learn and please you as a rider. Will happily stand on the lorry alone and with company and is easy to do at competitions. Hacks out alone and in company. She loves people, this horse is easy enough for a good amateur but talented enough for a professional. NO vices. Based at a professional yard since a foal so has been produced and handled correctly, competed by one of our talented working pupils.

In Southampton there is a super 17hh dark bay young horse who would be a great prospect for young horse classes 2015.He is tall but elegant with three quality paces and his owners think he is sure to make a top dressage horse.





Focus on Scotland Continued… The Scottish Horse Breeding Scene


Horse Scout has been searching the Scottish stallions listed on its website for you and here they are all gathered together. Well Spotted in Scotland!

If you are looking for a stallion for your mare this year and want something close to home….assuming you live in Scotland, then look no further.  However all these stallions can supply frozen seamen if you cannot travel to Scotland for your Stallion this year.

The Solaris Stud have a range of stallions.  All of them completely gorgeous and perfectly bred to produce your competition horse.

Solaris Buenno – Braco, Dunblane £500

Our home bred homozygous coloured tobiano warmblood stallion standing at stud, Solaris Buenno, is an interesting addition to the world of warmblood and sport horse breeding who consistantly passes his abilities and temprament on to his progeny, elasticity, suppleness, atheleticism, tremendous shoulder reach and powerful hind engine. His bloodlines are a combination of both jumping and dressage genes from the worlds leading stud books including the grand prix show jumping stallion Wellington by stallion of the century Nimmerdor. Buenno is Homozygous for the tobiano gene, thus providing breeders with the certainty that his progeny will be tobiano. For the showing enthusiast his progeny have already been shown with great success. His first progeny have been sold as far as the Czech Republic Switzerland & France. Full ancestry report and extensive library of videos and photos of his progeny available on our website.

Umenno – Braco, Perthshire – £700

Umenno possesses a good trainable temperament, powerful flamboyant movement, a beautifully marked chestnut and white robe, and a pedigree of legendary ancestry with 50% thoroughbred. Bred with athleticism in mind Umenno is an expressive powerful mover with off the floor paces and has demonstrated good jumping ability in the showjumping arena.Umenno was also shown in hand throughout the UK, standing Open Non Native National Champion and young stock reserve. He has stood Champion at many National county shows including, the Scottish Chaps National, the Highland Show, Fife Show, and Great Yorkshire along with other wins in Sport Horse classes.As a four year old he jumped double clears in British Novice. Discovery and Newcomers. He qualified for the Royal Show potential showjumper, the Royal International Horse Show BSPA Ridden finals, Burghley young event horse, Arena UK 4 year old SJ championship, and the Scottish Sports Horse 4 year old showjumping sport horse series along with numerous overall Championships in ridden sport horse classes often standing vainquer to older competitors. Winner of the five year classes at Bicton and the six year old class in St Legier Switzerland with additional placings at RII with Rudi Wallerbosch.Umenno has since been sold to South Africa and has dominated the showing circuit with multiple wins and Championships.Frozen semen is still available for distribution within all EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

Solaris also stand Ameraux (KWPN 2005) Our Homozygous black dressage stallion with a pedigree of legendary ancestry who has consistently achieved excellent results in dressage.Expressive, head turning, with that “look at me factor”, modern and long legged he possesses three equally good paces, a ground covering walk, elasticity and suppleness in his trot with expressive use of the front leg in all three paces. His canter is excellent with above average length of stride, uphill cadence and good self carriage.

Gino – Braco, Perthshire – £500

A tall, refined, long legged stallion of uphill build, dark coat and excellent mechanics, expressive use of the foreleg, quick & powerful use of the hind leg, a pure active walk and good self carriage in both trot and canter, just as one would expect when analysing his pedigree! Gino captures your heart with his gentle nature, his presence and his undeniable elegance. His sire is the KWPN stallion Sandreo a son of the famous Sandro Hit. His dam a daughter of the great Negro and his maternal grand dam a daughter of Michelangelo. A combination of the very best performance bloodlines! He will stand his first season at stud in 2014 and commence training in September in preparation for the young horse dressage Championship classes and the KWPN IBOP ridden performance test in partnership with Mat Burnett. Gino is KWPN PROK certified (Clean X-Rays) and fully vet checked.

Solaris Sports and performance stallions also have a very special and different Akhal Teke stallion called Kambarbay – £600.

He is stallion with stamina, speed, agility, scope and and high percentage of blood? – elasticity over a fence and four exceptional paces, walk, trot, canter and gallop? The Akhal Teke is considered by many to be one of the oldest thoroughbred breeds today. Kambarbay possesses all of the desirable characteristics of the modern sport horse, three very good paces, well defined limbs and a well proportioned length of body and neck along, a beautiful head and a metallic golden sheen to his coat for which the breed are also renown. The Akhal Teke as a breed are infamous for their great stamina, speed, agility and bravery the characteristics very much sought after for the eventing and endurance horse. Kambarbay is a stallion with tremendous nobility and refinement an elegant high blood stallion with the ability as a Perlino to pass on his dilute colouring 100% of the time. Homozygous agouti and cream he will always produce palomino and buckskin foals from solid mares. His first foals show an abundance of athleticism, presence and refinement. Kambarbay has competition results in British Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing.

In Lanarkshire, at the Romano Stud, is Serano Gold (£650 excludes VAT @ 20%). He was vice champion of 3yo stallions in Rastede in 2004, where he also was placed in the final of the Bundeschampionat. He scored highly in his 30 day performance test, scoring the highest mark for rideability with an outstanding mark of 9.75. He scored an impressive 10 for both the temperament and character and high marks for his paces. From the outset he was set to impress. He qualified for the Bundeschampionat in 2004 where was placed in the final and again in 2006 & 2007 where he sadly through no fault of his own was unable to attend the finals.

In 2006 ALL his foals received the prestigious Oldenburg PREMIUM title – he was thereafter known as “the foal maker”. He has sired several approved breeding stallions including the 2010 BWBS reserve champion SERANO and also SFORZANDO. CASHMIR was approved with the Swedish warm blood society. His offspring are sold for consistantly high prices at many of the auctions including SMILLA P for 40,000 euros and SOPRESSO for 40,000 euros at the Vechta Elite auctions, STRAHLEMANN for 27,000 euro

Of course, chilled seamen works both ways and if you are up in Scotland and want to look at Horse Scout’s other Stallions at Stud from across the country please use click the link .  There are some really class Stallions to see.

A Lot About Arabs – The Va Va Voom horse


Are you thinking that an Arab may be the horse for you?  Have you seen them performing in the show ring or out on endurance rides.  For the rider who has a certain va va voom Arabs make great riding horses.  They are spirited and fun and full of character.

Cross bred arabs make really lovely riding horses where their hot natures can be somewhat tempered by the nature of the cross, although any cross will still have that spirited element to his character. The Arab (generally) would not be my choice as a first horse nor for anyone who is a nervous rider.  Its not that they are bad, not at all, but they are “fun” to ride, they are not called Hot Bloods for nothing!

A picture of physical perfection with unparalleled endurance and strength, Arabian horses are uniquely tied to the history of humankind. In fact, these hearty horses have been a human companion for close to 5,000 years. Once the favored mount of historical figures such as Genghis Kahn, Napoleon, and George Washington, modern Arabians continually gain the favor of horse enthusiasts the world over. Despite their widespread popularity, however, Arabians remain sleek, well-muscled, and intelligent with a gentle disposition that keeps them poised to remain our trusted companion well into the future.

Interesting Facts:

History & Origins:    Arabians are believed to be the oldest breed of riding horse. It is thought that early desert nomads first domesticated these horses from the wilds of the Middle East as early as 2500 B.C.

Size:   The breed standard lists 14.1 to 15.1 hands (57″ to 61″) high with allowances for horses over or under this height. Many modern Arabians, however, have been bred to stand between 15 and 16 hands (60″ to 64″) high due to breeder and personal preferences.

Color & Markings:    The Arabian Horse Association recognizes five purebred horse coat colors. The most prominent is bay. Other colors include gray, chestnut, black, and roan. Half-Arabians, derived from the crossing of a purebred with other breeds, may have additional coat colors. Purebreds may exhibit a sabino spotting pattern, in which white markings dress the upper legs, belly, or face. All Arabians, regardless of coat color, have black skin except under any white markings. This dark skin historically helped protect the breed from the hot desert sun.

Physical Appearance:         Traditionally classified as a smaller horse, Arabians are built for endurance in the most inhospitable environments. Their strength and balance stem from compact bodies with short backs, dense bones, and sound hooves. Their refined appearance is derived from a dished body, wedge-shaped head, large eyes and nostrils set against a small muzzle, arched neck, high tail carriage, and long, level croup. Interestingly, some Arabians have seventeen rather than eighteen pairs of ribs and five as opposed to six lumbar vertebrae.

Temperament:         Arabian horses are traditionally bred for speed and spirit. Hence they are classified as “hot-blooded.” However, these intelligent horses also have a history of living in close quarters with human families and have carried their disposition and sensitivities with them over the centuries. As a result, Arabians learn quickly and are responsive to well-trained riders. It is little surprise that Arabian stallions are one of the few breeds allowed to be shown by children under the age of 18 in most shows endorsed by the United States Equestrian Federation.

Unique Characteristics:     The popularity of Arabians stretches around the world and throughout time for a reason. Their versatility, speed, courage, endurance, intelligence, and responsiveness suits them for pleasure, competitions, film work, law enforcement, ranch life, and more. Similarly, their sleek lines and majestic beauty attracts the eye of any horse enthusiast. However, it is their friendly disposition and continual companionship over centuries of human existence that helps add familiarity to the mystique and romance of horses.