Category Archives: Stallions At Stud

A stallion at stud is a male horse that does not compete, meaning they are used exclusively for breeding and can sire offspring.

Handsome and Classic Licensed Hanoverian: Classic Juan


Witchan Farm Stud stands Classic Juan a 16.2h Dark Bay Licensed Hanoverian Stallion with nothing but good feedback on breeders forums for the progeny he is siring.  The consensus is he throws classic form with a laid back approach and easy temperaments, and their photographs show he passes on his handsome head too..

Classic Juan has the Cor De La Bryere line on his sires side and the fabulous state stallion Werther (Wendekreis).  On his Dam’s side he has Don Juan; powerful and impressive “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year” in 1997. His progeny have earned more than 75 million Euros in competitions. One of his very successful offspring is Dulf. With his rider Leslie McNaught he was part of the Swiss team that won the silver medal at the European Show Jumping Championships in Hickstead 1999. So if you are looking for the archetypal Hanoverian this breeding is first class. Classic Juans’ Horse Scout listing has some great photos which show his classic conformation well.

Bred and started at the German Hanoverian State Stud in Celle Classic Juan was born in 2000. After his rigorous 300 day performance test he was bought by Witcham House Farm Stud.

Proving his performance talent he is turning his abilities to a Dressage career.

Classic Juan won 26 affiliated classes and is graded Medium with 157 BD Points. Classic Juan qualified for 2007 winter semis in music at Elementary and Medium also qualified for Rhinegold International young horse championships at Hickstead as a 5 and 6 year old. Classic Juan also events successfully with 2 wins at BE100 and numerous placings and in 2012 he has been Show Jumping with 6 wins from 8 starts.

Since Classic Juan (CJ) started breeding his foals have been winning at County Shows, Hanoverian Regionals and placed up to third at the British Dressage Breeders Nationals and the Hanoverian Annual Shows. He is proving very popular with Breeders as his foals have his beautiful head, good conformation and brave personality. His colt scored 8.8, the highest mark for a dressage foal in the Futurity Evaluations in 2006. His offspring Classic Prada was awarded the highest mark ever 9.75 and Elite Premium in 2008 the judges gave her 3 x 10s for movement. 2 of his foals have also been awarded first Premiums for Eventing. Classic Juan was one of the only stallions to receive a stallion progeny performance award by the British Equestrian Federation 2009 when Classic Juan led the Sire rankings for overall and for Dressage.

You can find Classic Juans’ profile page on here :

Record Breaking Progeny for Stallions on Horse Scout.  Stallion review Woodland Wavavoom


Son of Wavavoom, Woodlander Wild Child, followed his mother (Woodlander Farouche) into the record breaking books by being the highest scoring horse ever in the BEF Futurity when he took the Foal title.

Hanovarian Stallion Woodlander Wavavoom has power  and expression.  Woodlander Studs beautiful chestnut stallion has a wonderful temperament, power & paces. Woodlander Wavavoom has provided a real flag to wave for British Breeding. In 2010 and 2011, he qualified for every young horse Championship with scores of 8 and above and as a 4 year old was runner up in the Badminton Yong Horse Championships to Woodlander Farouche. 2011 saw him again as a finalist at the National Dressage Championships and the Reserve Champion Shearwater 5 year old. In 2012 he returned to Germany to complete his life approval with qualification for the German Bundeschampionat. As a six year old, he scored 86% at Advanced Medium. In 2010 he had only one foal and this was the Hanoverian Champion but in 2011, he surpassed himself by heading the stallion rankings for the BEF Futurity having presented 10 foals and achieved 6 Elites. Not surprisingly, his cross with Woodlander Farouche was the highest scoring horse ever for Futurity with 9.79. In 2012, he remained the highest scoring UK based stallion with more Elite Offspring and, once again, the top pony foal. In 2013, Wavavoom qualified for the summer and winter regionals at Medium and Advanced Medium, and unforgettably was the sire of two licensed sons: Woodlander Wild Child and Woodlander Wales – both of whom were double stallion Champions for Hannoverian, WBS-UK and SPSS. 2014 saw the start of his new partnership with Bobby Hayler where he qualified for Winters and achieved his AM scores well above 70%.

Other supremely sucsessful offspring are:Woodlander Wales (2011)– Elite Sports Pony Futurity 2014; Small Competition Horse Champion SPSS; Supreme SPSS; Licensed Stallion (WBS-UK, SPSS, Oldenburg) – Champion Stallion
Woodlander Winwood – BHHS Foal Champion 2010
Woodlander Wirginia Plain – Elite Foal
Wikipedia – Elite Foal
Wonderful World – Elite Foal
Briarwood Wild Beauty – High First
Wasimah – Elite
Woodlander Wallis – Elite Foal
Woodlander Waterloo – Elite Foal
Waverley Wright Stuff (2013) – Elite
West End Diva (2013)– Higher First
Woodstock (2013) – Higher First

To find out more about Woodlander Wavavoom and the Woodlander Stud view his stallion listing on Horse Scout here

Woodcroft Stud : Horse Scout Bloggers Profile Review of Bernadette O’Sullivan & Tim Harris’ class collection of horses.


Woodcroft Stud has some great warmbloods for sale and a stable of Trakehner broodmares with exemplary breeding.

They also have the simply stunning Trakehner stallion Woodcroft Garuda K – Whose Bio is impressive “Winner of the award for the Leading Sire of successful progeny in the British Breeding Futurity Rankings 2008 Garuda K This Stallions bloodlines are outstanding, with a most exceptional genepool which is proven & consolidated. He has no less than 6 Elite Stallions directly within his breeding. Garuda K is becoming known as the improver, all of his foals are a definate upgrade on the generation before. In 2008, 3 Garuda Youngstock where entered for the BEF Futurity, all 3 were placed in the top 20 in th Country with Grace Kelly & Woodcroft Gonzales becoming Elite & Reserve Champion within there section overall. In 2011 Garuda K Produced the Champion & Supreme Champion Trakehner foal Woodcroft Hirtensong. In 2012 Garuda K again produced Champion Trakehner Foal Woodcroft Noah, Best British Bred & Reserve Supreme Champion. In 2013 The 3 year old filly Woodcroft Nathalia was awarded Premium mare, she was champion of the Performance test & Best British bred. Fully Graded Trakehner Verband Germany. British Equestrian Federation Champion Stallion on progeny results, producer of Elite & Champion foals. Warmblood Breeders Society Reserve Champion & Group 1 Stallion. Licenced Westfalian Verband Germany. Live foal guarantee.

Woodcroft Stud is owned and run by Bernadette & Tim who say “We are breeders and producers of high quality Champion Warmblood horses, from foals to Grand Prix, all of our horses are selected from proven genes using only the very best competition bloodlines. If you do not see what you require then please contact us to discuss your requirements, we have excellent Breeder contacts throughout Europe who can help locate your perfect horse!’

Their Bio’s say that they have both been involved with horses for as long as they can remember, having both competed and hunted as children, Tim was a successful young eventer and went on to become England Pony Club Tetrathalon Captain and a Member of the Great Britain Modern Pentathalon World Championships Team.

Tim also competed a string of top International Showjumpers, some of which he produced from novice to grade A, Winning many Titles he had the privilage of Training with many International Riders and Trainers such as George Morris (For many years American Team Show Jumping Trainer), Stuart Davidson (winner of the Foxhunter Championship at The Horse Of The Year Show in the late 70`s and renowned Trainer and Producer of Young Show Jumpers) and more recently Di Lampard. Tim was also selected to become a member of the Great Britain Modern Pentathalon team which won a team Bronze Medal in Barcelona 1984. They both compete on the dressage and showing circuits

As Trakehner breeders their aim is to produce top quality sporthorses using top international bloodlines, as well as gaining a reputation of being fair, honourable and well respected breeders and producers.

On their Horse Scout lists at the moment are 6 lovley warmbloods:

Royal Charter  a stunning 3 year old, black Trakehner gelding, standing 16.2hh. Stunning quality youngster with great paces but an outstanding walk, Canter, temperament & overall rideability. Tim and Bernadette are convinced that this lovely young horse will excell to the higher levels in the right hands.

A Home bred youngster Woodcroft Supermodel an exceptional bay Filly born 20th April 2013. Very beautiful, correct & powerfull moving filly out of our State Premium mare Woodcroft Nathalie by the young stallion Woodlander Supertramp

Woodcroft Silvermoon another stunning black gelding, 4 year old, 16.2hh. A super prospect that is ready to compete now at Novice level, training Elementary level established counter canter & finds lateral work easy. He has 3 quality paces, is a really kind natured horse that wants to please. He has wins & placings in young horse ability classes & ‘A’ level in Germany, he is FN registered. Silvermoon was Hanoverian Champion at a foal show in Germany,due to his lovely conformation & paces . Ready for 5 year old classes.

Woodcroft San Jose– a top Quality, 4 year old Gelding.. A very powerful moving young horse with a modern stamp and a great walk & superb uphill canter. San Jose is from one of the best Hanoverian mother lines in Germany, the dam St.Pr. Rieke produced the highest priced Premium Graded colt at the 2011 Hanoverian Stallion licensing achieving around €350.000. His great grandam Galana is the mother of Famm, Hanoverian mare of the year 2007 who produced Shutterfly, twice World Cup Winner under Meredith Michaels – Beerbaum. This youngster will make a superb sport horse & will be a real asset to anyone looking for a top young Dressage or Eventing prospect of the future. Just been gelded & Just backed. Recent UK Vetting & X-rays available. Currently in training in Germany.

Another good looking youngster Woodcroft Fifty Fifty  by Fifty Cent. A beautiful dark chestnut, German bred Hanoverian gelding to make 16.1hh – 16.2hh. This young chap has a lot of talent for the future with very good & correct paces as well as a super temperament, good vetting & recent xrays

Finally they have an elegant tall Trakehner in Woodcroft Sebastian A really striking Black 5 year old gelding, currently standing 17.2hh. He is a very powerful youngster with great suspension, very elegant, impressive young horse with 3 very good gaits. This youngster has potential for the highest levels but not suitable for a novice. He is by the young Stallion Silberschmied, who was Reserve Champion of his performance test for Celle State Stud stallions. He is a young producer of top up & coming Dressage & Eventing offspring.Del Piero by Donnerhall was National five year old Dressage Champion, & produced the highest priced filly of the 2000 Elite Auction. More pictures & details to follow.

Bernadette & Tim have some lovely broodmares and if you are interested in selecting from their new crop or in any of their listed horses then click here on their professional profile page.

Well Spotted – New Stallion at Country Farm Stud with an historic story


Horse Scout Blogger noticed a new stallion standing at Country Farm Stud in Lancashire who is a Leopard Blanket Spot Sports Horse called Moorhey Tomahawk.

Horse Scout Bloggers’ mission today: Find out about the spotted horses, which are very popular on todays circuits. The European spotted horse has developed independently of the American spotted horse. Recent research has suggested that Eurasian prehistoric cave paintings depicting leopard-spotted horses may have accurately reflected a phenotype of ancient wild horse. Domesticated horses with leopard complex spotting patterns have been depicted in art dating as far back as Ancient Greece, Ancient Persia, and the Han Dynasty in China; later depictions appeared in 11th-century France and 12th-century England. French paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries show horses with spotted coats being used as riding horses, and other records indicate they were also used as coach horses at the court of Louis XIV of France.[ In mid-18th-century Europe, there was a great demand for horses with the leopard complex spotting pattern among the nobility and royalty. These horses were used in the schools of horsemanship, for parade use, and other forms of display. Modern horse breeds in Europe today that have leopard complex spotting include the Knabstrupper, first established in 1812 in Denmark. This breed is generally based on the warmblood and also the Baroque horses such as the Andalusian, Lipizzan and Lusitano breeds.

Moorhey Tomahawk. Is an extremely well know & versatile Appaloosa Sports Horse Stallion who joins Country Farm Stud this year. Horse Scout Professional Karen Raine describes him as a true all round Sports Horse Stallion this compact stallion has it all. He has the most fantastic temperament, drop dead gorgeous looks & perfect conformation. To add to all that he has successes in Showing, Sports horse Classes, young Event Horse Classes, BSJA Show jumping & BD Dressage. He is the proven sire of a HOYS winner, numerous Showing & Sports Horse Champions, as well as Show jumpers & Dressage horses.Show Jumping He has substantial BSJA winnings showing a superb technique over a fence which he passes onto all his offspring. he is both bold & careful with plenty of scope. Dressage He has almost 200 Bd points winning at Elementary level. last year he was 4th at the National & won the Individual Elementary Section at the British Dressage Home Internationals at Rowellan. Sports Horse As both a 4 & 5year old he won numerous Ridden Sports Horse Classes & qualified for the Burghley young Event Horse Final at Burhgley. Showing Numerous Ridden & In Hand Championships,to his name. Stud Fee £400 plus VAT

Straight from the horses mouth; or at least …the Catherston Stud News Desk!


Straight from the horses mouth; or at least …the Catherston News Desk!
The foaling season is about to begin with our first mares in for foaling down at Catherston. We are also busy with the dressage horses getting ready for the Regionals. Contenders from Novice Freestyle to Advanced Medium will be at Kingston Maurward in the middle of February. Good luck to you all. Catherston is excited to announce that the Loriston-Clarke Family and friends have purchased the young stallion Timolin from his breeder. Timolin, by Totilas stood at Catherston last year and we eagerly await his first crop of foals some due in April 2015. Timolin will be standing at the stud fee of £1,000 to approved mares. Please forward your mare’s breeding, photographs of her and any stock already produced.
Catherston has been quick to congratulation Jan at the BEF for organising another stunning Stallion Parade at Hartpury. They say that their lovely stallion Timolin behaved perfectly in his first ever ridden performance with Lizzie Murray. Lizzie also showed Catherston Springsteen. Littledale Bright Star with Morgan Graveley reminded people that smart things come in small packages and is superb at crossing with small horses to produce outstanding pony FEI dressage prospects. The last of our boys parading was Opposition Bombshell with Charlotte Dicker CFD Dressage in the eventing section who again presented himself exceptionally.
All in all a very successful outing for Catherston. Congratulations form the Horse Scout Team.

6 Tips for Picking Out Awesome Freestyle Music for Your Horse


Don’t freewheel …Freestyle instead

1. Know your horse’s ideal BPM (beats per minute)

2. The average horse has the following BPM:

•   Walk 90-106 BPM

•   Trot 138-160 BPM

•   Canter 96-108 BPM

3. Pick music that matches your horse’s BPM within 4-6 BPM range.

(For example if your dressage horse has a canter of 104 BPM, choose music that is between 100 BPM and 108 BPM)

4. Choose music that has a very clear downbeat. (You’d tap your toe to the downbeat.)

5. If you CAN’T tap your toe or clap your hands easily to the beat of the music, it’s not great freestyle music!

6. Choose freestyle music that will help you achieve your horse’s ideal tempo.

For example: If your horse is a bit on the lazy side, choose an upbeat and energetic piece of music that will help YOU ask for more energy. If your horse is hot or nervous, choose freestyle music that will help you feel calm and steady as well as help your horse with rhythm and relaxation.

Here are the facts – Thanks to British Dressage

There has been no stopping the popularity of the freestyle dressage to music test, also known as a kür, since Goodwood CDI hosted the first one at international level in 1979. There is even a separate set of individual medals up for grabs at the Olympics, World and European Championships for this crowd-pleasing form of the sport.

If you want to have a go, it is worth watching a few kürs to give you an idea of what works and doesn’t. Marks are awarded in a different way to ordinary tests. There are two categories: technical and artistic.

The freestyle test sheets tell you the compulsory movements required at the different levels and these are available through our Online shop.

To play copied music in public, you must have a music licence. You can arrange this by completing and returning both a music sub-licence agreement and a music licence record form to:

Michelle Garland, British Dressage,  Meriden Business Park Copse Drive, Meriden West Midlands CV5 9RG

Michelle will then send you stickers, which you need to put on your freestyle tapes/CDs to fulfil the licence agreement. This allows you to use any music from the record labels listed on the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) repertoire list.

Follow this link to access the PPL online search facility.

2014 PPL Licence

There is no charge for this service if you are a BD member. If you are not a member, you can become a BD music member for £36 per year or £25 if you are a riding club member. Contact Michelle Garland (tel: 0247 669 8832) for more information.

You can put your own test and music together or you can pay a professional to help you. It is a good idea to take two CDs or tapes with you to shows in case there is a problem with one. Check with the organiser whether they have any requirements; at international shows, organisers like two different mediums, such as a mini disc and CD.

You need to give the organiser one CD or tape marked with your name and that of your horse. It needs to be ready to start at the right place with a note as to whether this is at the halt or at the position outside the arena where you will give a signal.

Rock and Roll guys. Horse Scout has a number of Dressage trainers and instructors who would, I am sure, be only to pleased to help you put your test and the music together with you and your horse! Good Luck.

Stallion at Stud Timolin


View our exceptional stallion at stud Timolin here

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 presence and natural self-carriage. He is thought to be a refining sire and is expected to produce quality foals for dressage and probably for eventing with his ground covering strides and great jumping ability. His temperament is ideal for both disciplines.

His Sire, Totilas was World and European Dressage Champion, the first horse to win all three available gold medals at a World Equestrian Games in 2010. His name is legendary and was the first dressage horse to top 90% at Grand Prix level and at that time held 3 world record scores.

His dam, the International Small Tour Dressage mare Samira, was ridden by Jane Gregory and is by the Dutch stallion Sion.

Timolin was presented at the BEF Futurity as a yearling in 2012 where he was awarded the Overall highest score of all Dressage Yearlings with a score of 9.38. A very good Elite score.

Coloured Stallion with Horse Scout


View the stunning coloured stallion on Horse Scout now 

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.

His sire, the coloured Dutch Warmblood Stallion Umenno has an accomplished performance record to date and his dam, Edwina, a Supreme Champion high scoring 1st premium mare who’s progeny have consistently been successful in the county show ring.Solaris Buenno is an interesting addition to the world of warmblood and sport horse breeding and an excellent choice for the showing enthusiast.His sire Umenno, has an accomplished performance record to date and his dam Edwina a first premium Supreme Champion mare who`s progeny have already been successful in the county showring.Buenno, has not only inherited the qualities of both sire and dam but consistantly passes them on to his progeny, elasticity, suppleness, atheleticism, tremendous shoulder reach and powerful hind engine, despite his injury which has prevented him from following an inhand showing and ridden career.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, on his damline we find the bloodlines of Ekstein, Lucky Boy & Joost. His pedigree is also made up of nearly 50% thoroughbred blood including Perciles xx Lucky Boy xx, Compromise xx, Lucky Boy xx, Katamaran xx, Le Faquin xx, Korridon xx, Relic xx and Katouchon xx.In addition to his proven performance bloodlines 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.Cevera Caviar 1st CHAPS Non Native Youngstock and Overall Champion Stewarton Show. 1st Non Native Youngstock Royal Highland Show 2013.Solaris Fechinna 1st Yearling & Chaps Youngstock Non Native & Inhand Champion Reserve Royal Highland Show 2011 on first outing & Inhand Coloured Champion Perth Show 2011.Picti Warrior 1st Sport Horse National Foal Show 2012Cevera Charisma 1st CHAPS youngstock class and CHAPS Overall Champion Reserve at the BSPS Scottish Championship Show, Strathallan Castle 2012Buenno adds top line and muscle development, beautiful well developed quaters, clean well defined limbs, ample movement, plenty of elevation in trot and good reach in walk.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.

Dressage Stallion


Opposition Bombshell is a very eye-catching horse with tremendous presence, a beautiful head and next, and a good length of rein. His paces are bold, expressive, and off the ground. his temperament is superb. Unfortunately as a 4 year old Opposition Bombshell unjured himself in the field, so has not competed himself. His first crop of foals earned him 2nd Ranked Stallion from the BEF Futurity Eventing Section He has had four foals in 2012, 3 of whom were presented at the BEF Futurity Evaluations, all 3 were awarded Higher Firsts, which gained Opposition Bombshell 2nd in the Eventing Stallion Rankings. He is standing 3rd in the All Time Sire Component Rankings on the BEF Futurity List. Opposition Bombshell is a very eye catching horse with tremendous presence, a beautiful head and neck and a good length of rein. His paces are bold, expressive and off the ground. His temperament is superb. Unfortunately as a 4 year old Opposition Bombshell injured himself in the field so has not competed himself. He has had a few foals in 2012, 3 of whom were presented at the BEF Futurity Evaluations. All 3 were awarded Higher Firsts, which gained Opposition Bombshell 2nd in the Eventing Stallion Rankings.

Stallion at Stud ‘Timolin’- at Catherston


 Catherston Stud is pleased to announce that the Champion SHB Stallion & Champion BEF Futurity Stallion TIMOLIIN is to remain in Great Britain. The family Loriston-Clarke and friends have managed to purchase this horse from his breeder and are very excited about producing him next year as a stallion and dressage horse. He has fantastic paces, a lovely temperament and loves jumping so is an ideal sire to breed quality dressage horses and eventers. His Sire, Totilas was World and European Dressage Champion, the first horse to win all three available gold medals at a World Equestrian Games in 2010. His name is legendary and was the first dressage horse to top 90% at Grand Prix level and at that time held 3 world record scores. His dam, the International Small Tour Dressage mare Samira, was ridden by Jane Gregory and is by the Dutch stallion Sion. Timolin was presented at the BEF Futurity as a yearling in 2012 where he was awarded the Overall highest score of all Dressage Yearlings with a score of 9.38. A very good Elite score. In 2013, as a two year old he was shown at both The Royal Bath & West Show and Devon County where he won his classes and was Sports Horse Champion at both shows. He also did the Futurity in 2013 where he was Reserve Overall Dressage Champion two year old with a score of 9.34. He was also graded as BWBS stallion this year. Last year, as a three year old he again was presented at the BEF Futurity where he was the Overall highest score of all dressage three year olds with a score of 9.43. This score of 9.43 is the highest score recorded so far ever for a three year old dressage horse and he has the highest scoring average of any horse or pony ever, presented at the Futurities three times. He also attended the Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain Stallion Grading where he was Graded and Champion. Timolin has 9 foals eagerly awaited in 2015 and some will probably be shown in Sport Horse Classes as foals.