Category Archives: Stallions

A stallion is an uncastrated male horse that is primarily used entirely for breeding purposes.

Chilli Morning – highest ranked competing stallion ever!

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Horse Scout is pleased to present a world class stallion that needs very little introduction.

Chilli Morning is fast becoming an icon and a legend in the sport of eventing. Partnered by three greats of the sport – Nick Gauntlett, Mary King and most famously William Fox-Pitt, this stunning chestnut by Phantomic rose to the higher echelons of the eventing world to become the first stallion in history to win the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials back in 2015, following his World Equestrian Games Bronze in 2014. Chilli Morning finished his illustrious eventing career at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as the highest placed British combination in 12th place.

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Owned by Mr & Mrs Christopher Stone and bred by Rainer Schicketanz from Neustadt in Germany and sired by Phantomic and out of a Kolibri called Koralle. ‘Chilli’ has always been the most exceptional stallion and competition horse, with striking looks, scope and paces that were the envy of the eventing world.

Chilli started his career with a win as a 6-year old, in 2006 with Nick Gauntlett in what was then called Pre Novice, before finishing his first season with a 2nd place at The Pavo British Eventing Breeding Championships at Tweseldown. From thereon, as they say, the rest is history. A career spanning 10 years with numerous National and International victories including Badminton CCI****, Bramham CIC*** & CCI*** twice, The Festival of British Eventing and Houghton CIC***. Chilli Morning will forever be remembered as an eventing great, as we now look to the future to the progeny that are set to follow in his hoof prints.

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Already proving very fertile, a string of Chilli offspring are already starting to make their mark on the world with Chillis Gem, ridden by Gemma Tattersall, representing GB at the 2016 Le Lion d’Angers Seven Year Old World Championships.

“Although Chilli needs no introduction and his results and reputation speak for themselves, it is still really important to let people know that he is standing at stud and that this year for the first time he is available for fresh/chilled AI. Horse Scout is a good way for us to get the word out and a great platform for people to get more information,” added Elodie Frost, agent for Chilli Morning.

Chilli now stands at the West Kington Stud, owned by Tim & Jane Holderness-Roddam and managed by Tessa Clarke, a yard steeped in as much eventing history and glory as Chilli himself.

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What can we expect from Chilli in the future?

“Chilli is now 17 so we will have to see how he enjoys his first season at stud and then make a decision about the coming years. I think it is very likely that there will be performance related selection criteria moving forwards. We already have some very exciting Chilli progeny and are looking forwards to seeing if they can follow in Dad’s footsteps!” added Elodie. 

All enquiries regarding Chilli Morning should be directed through Elodie Frost.


Premium Pony Stallions Joins Horse Scout

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Horse Scout is delighted to have one of the most exciting premium pony stallions in the UK listed with them.  Chartsturmer WE is the exquisite, 4 year old, chestnut pony stallion, by Caramel FH and owned by Ann-Marie Manning and ridden by sister Jennifer Manning.

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“We met the Horse Scout team at the Bury Farm Stallion show and agreed that Horse Scout would be a great platform to promote Chartsturmer WE from” confirmed the Manning sisters.

The incredibly smart Chartsturmer WE achieved his Premium status grading and licence with Weser Ems in Vechta, Germany in 2015, where he was only 1 of 5 colts to achieve the prestigious title.

At only 4 years of age this beautifully tempered pony displays three impressive and balanced paces. An elevated, powerful, yet graceful trot with a wonderfully active hind leg, a superbly active walk and canter, that already display so much scope and potential for his future, both as a competition pony and breeding stallion.

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Purchased as a yearling, it has always been the Manning’s aim to both produce ‘Charti’ as a leading competition pony and breeding stallion.

“Our long term aim is to produce him as an FEI dressage pony, but also to help dressage pony breeding within the UK.  We saw that the British Breeding industry was in need of a stallion like Chartsturmer WE, and it has always been an aim of ours to help improve this area of the industry” added Jennifer Manning.

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Backed in 2016 Charti is now into his ridden career and will feature in the Northern Stallion Show later in March, along with Stallions AI in April.  Ann-Marie and Jennifer also plan to aim him at the British Dressage Young Pony classes later this year, as part of his own competition pathway and to build his own profile as both an elite competition and pony stallion.

“He is aimed at the competition mare and we will be looking to work with approved mares, but he has only got one breeding season under him at the moment, with 2 offspring due this season.  As much as it is our aim to support the dressage pony breeding industry in the UK, we have also had interest from the eventing market looking to produce smaller event horses with high quality dressage paces.”

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William Funnell, The Billy Stud and Horse Scout

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Horse Scout are thrilled to announce ‘Billy Congo’ as the most connected Stallion of 2016!

 

v7a4173aHorse Scout do a good job of promoting The Billy Stud, and allow people all over the world to know about us”. – William Funnell 

 

Billy Congo is by the AES & Irish Horse Board Approved stallion Vechta, who is by the famous world class sire Voltaire. Vechta’s extended pedigree carries 3 crosses to influential TB stallions Lucky Boy, Cottage Son and Furioso and top level performance sports horses. These performers and progeny include the great For Pleasure, Heisman, Faust Z and Maximillian Voltucky, Champion young stallion at the SHB (GB) stallion grading.

 

Horse Scout Team are thrilled to see organic connections building on his profile, showing how well he stamps his stock as a fabulous jumping sire. Fellow jump riders endorse Billy Congo, including Steven Franks, with multiple successes with Billy Ginger, one of many Billy Congo offspring !

 

Horse Scout are currently advertising three horses for sale by the illustrious Billy Congo- a BE 100 eventer (Billy Opaque) and a BE Novice eventer (Billy Chicago),  both ready to progress to the next level, and a 6 year old showjumper in Ireland.

 

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Jaguar Mail Young Event Mare for Sale

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This Very Talented Mare with the BEST breeding  is offered to the market at £20,000

Produced by Levi Hunt this top class competition prospect is certainly bred for the job.

Talented Event Mare shows British Young Event Horse Breeding at its most influential.

Advertised For Sale on Horse Scout. Born in 2012  this talented mare emphasises the need for good breeding. Her sire is Jaguar Mail, a versatile Selle Français Sports Horse by Hand In Glove, a Thoroughbred, who followed a successful racing career with an equally successful career as a Dressage Horse competing at Grand Prix level. His SireHand In Glove’s own sire  Best Turn also produced other very successful competition horses for both Dressage and Show Jumping. Jaguar Mail’s  dam, Elvira Mail, also bred World Class horses for racing and the competition arena.

Irish Draft Stallion at Stud: Cruising

This young event mare is a prime example of  Sports Horse Breeding at its best and with this top stallion as her sire her dam line brings the best of Irish Breeding too. Advertised on Horse Scouts Horses for Sale pages the mares dam is described as having ‘Cruising’ breeding.  Cruising was a  Grand Prix Irish Draft Stallion who died in 2014. He had a successful show jumping career gaining him top rankings with the WBFSH  and a breeding line, through his dam, to Clover Hill. Cruising was himself sire to some stunningly successful horses such as Cruise Missile (Grand Prix) Cruise Line (Grand Prix) and the list goes on.  A secure and reliable dam line supporting this young events mares onward career.

About the British Young Event Horse mare and her career to date; as outlined on her for sale profile on Horse Scout

Her producers – Levi Hunt Equine Training  – say she has a wonderful temperament, and firmly believe she has the talent and scope for a future career eventing. This 16.2hh bay mare scored 87 out of 100 at this years Gatcombe BYEH 4 year old class giving her joint 1st in her Show Jumping, Dressage and Conformation placings.

This young event mare for sale, Binky (as she is known), is a serious horse for the future and has proved to be very trainable, offering Levi Hunt (see here), and his staff, a mare with a very mature attitude to her work.  Well planned and careful producing means she has been introduced to variety in her work and taken out XC schooling and show jumped whilst being mindful of her scope she has not been pushed too hard. This confident laid back mare is open to a 5* vetting. Click through to her Horses for Sale profile on Horse Scout using this link.

Are you looking to breed this quality yourself then Lucinda Fredericks has Britannia’s Mail listed on Horse Scouts Stallions at Stud pages.

Standing at Rosegarth is the stunning stallion Britannia’s Mail also by Jaguar Mail who has proved that there is more to him than his fabulous good looks!  His classic and excellent conformation are shown off to perfection by his beautiful movement and exceptional jumping technique.  This quiet, confident stallion has a lot to offer his offspring in terms of the top sports horse breeding along with a temperament to ensure picture perfect progeny are grounded and trainable. It is believed that Britannia’s Mail is the youngest stallion at stud competing at Advanced Eventing in the UK.

Find out more here :  Link to  Britania’s Mail Stallion at Stud Profile on Horse Scout


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FEI Dressage Pony For Sale

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One of Three Truly Outstanding 148cm FEI Dressage Pony Geldings On the Market with Horse Scout.

Horse Scout Blogger has sourced three lovely dressage pony for the serious dressage rider who rides ponies.

FEI Dressage Pony Hagelkruis Valentijn produced by Cross Keys International Dressage Horses

This first has been produced by Edward Creamer the Grand prix rider  who trained with the great Monica Theoderescu.  A beautiful pony which has everything to shout about, which his pile of impressive ribbons is testament to.  He is surely the pony to make any judge smile.

Hagelkruis Valentijn is by the Dutch Sports Pony Stallion Leuns Veld’s Lord.

Leuns Veld’s Lord received the highest score at his stallion grading for his elevated and free trot; something which is certainly evident in his sons gait.  Leuns Veld’s Lord has some thoroughbred in him adding an essential quality to the build of this pony.  Leuns Veld’s Lord’s dam Sonhof’s Sabine is a registered Elite mare.

An FEI Pony For Sale On  Horse Scout With An Impressive Career: A pony which could be your next Dressage Prospect on the International Arena.

With perfect breeding for the dressage arena this Warmblood riding Pony has ridden with the Dutch Team and was the Dutch Indoor Medium Champion in 2012.  since then he has gone from strength to strength competing Internationally at FEI dressage competition.  His beautiful test at the CDI Hickstead Individual Test gave him 1st place last year.  He was one of only three British ponies to win a CDI class that year.

This pony is well known at this level having represented Great Britain  in no less than four international competitions.  His owner has sadly grown too much for him an has now moved on to horses so this brilliant pony is now available for a junior rider looking to compete at the highest level.

Cross Keys Dressage Horses are happy to validate his manners, in and out of the stable, and consider him suitable for any rider either young or adult.

Visit his profile on Horse Scouts Ponies for Sale pages by using our click through here or contact Edward Creamer directly through his own professional profile page on Horse Scout and find out more about this lovely pony.


Irish Sports Horse Stallion Sligo Candy Boy has progeny for sale on Horse Scout

Sligo Candy Boy Progeny For Sale

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Sligo Candy Boy Irish Sports Horse Stallion Progeny for Sale on Horse Scout

Sligo Candy Boy is an outstanding Irish Sports Horse Stallion by Balou de Rouet

The Irish Sports Horse Society describe him during his second stage assessments as “…a very attractive modern sport horse. He has a quality in all paces with a light balanced canter. When jumping he has excellent reflexes, with good bascule. He is very good behind and a little open in front which is understandable for his age (4 years). He shows ample scope and looks very careful, obedient, responsive and willing.” He is certainly a wet made good looking stallion standing in Sligo for Padcraig Howley.

Balou de Rouet, his Sire, is a consistently popular stallion with an excellent temperament and movement with a powerful jump.  In 2013, the year of Sligo Candy Boy’s Stallion testing in Ireland, Balou De Rouet was ranked  77 (WBFSH stallion list) in the world and the following year made a meteoric rise to 36th due to the successes of his offspring.

SLIGO CANDY BOY event prospect

Stunning 2yr old by Sligo Candy Boy with class enough to be a top showjumping prospect and the breeding to take him eventing .  God enough to excel in any sphere. Floating movement would make him an eye catcher in the show ring. Produced ahead of the Elite 3 year old sales. Sound and correct open to any vet. Dam side has King of Diamonds and her full sister now events in France having jumped into pole position at 1.20m.  The dam has already bred two brothers to this horse who are also top prospects.

Read more about this lovely 2 year old on his Horses For Sale profile page on Horse Scout by using this link. http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses-for-sale/profile/2254

Penhills Candy Boy

Another stunning youngster by Candy Boy Sligo, x Princess Cool Diamond, is this gorgeous 3 year old.  Has done well at the Dublin Show and is riding well showing promise for jumping classes next year. This 16.1hh chestnut gelding may have a little more growth in him yet but he is definitely shaping up to make a nice picture in the ring.  Riding well under saddle with a super trot and is being bold over a fence he is charming in the yard and level headed in work.  What a good choice he would make.  Find out more an contact his gluouscetershire based producers by following the link here to his Horse Scout horses for Sale profile page.

 

Experienced 16.2hh Irish Hunter by Sligo Candy Boy – LYREACROMPANE, LISTOWEL

Looking for a hunter for the season, it looks like you could do very well to consider this experienced Field Masters Mount from the Galway Blazers. A Challenging ground are no problem to him! He has proved himself ‘Brave as a Lion” not looking at anything, even the biggest of ditches (and they are big over that country).  He’s taken both men and women out for the day proving himself a star of the field.  To top this he has also done Riding Club and can add carrying side saddle to his CV.  What a super all rounder for year round competing and riding.  definitely worth a hop to Shannon Airport for viewing.

Take a look at his profile page on the Horse Scout Horses for Sale page by using this link.

Horse Scouts also has another Balou De Rouet son standing at stud and profiled on Horse Scout called Balou Star.  An outstanding stallion himself standing for Pippa Allen and advertised on Horse Scouts Stallions At Stud pages here.


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Talking to Charlie Hutton – International Dressage Rider

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Charlie Hutton - International dressage rider -  Talland School of Equitation, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Want to know what Charlie Hutton looks for in a dressage horse, how to get that elusive 80% and what it was like growing up at Talland? The international dressage star chats to Horse Scout and reveals the characters of his top horses, plus his insights into training them and his students

 

You’re the son of Pammy Hutton… were you born in the saddle?

Well, I don’t remember this, but apparently I started out riding in a basket on the back of a pony when I was just two years old. And then not much later I was put on one of my mum’s friend’s Grand Prix horses and was bucked off. It was downhill from there!

So you were always into horses?

No, actually I was always into sport and loved rugby and rowing but I wasn’t really interested in dressage until I was 14. Before that my mum used to bribe me and give me a pound every time I had a lesson — and let’s just say I wasn’t rich!

So what was your favourite discipline and what did you want to be when you grew up?

I jumped and hunted but the truth is I was more interested in the sausage rolls and port!

In terms of a career, I had high hopes of becoming an architectural engineer but then I got the dressage bug.

What made you change your mind and enjoy dressage? A particular horse?

No, for me it just wasn’t satisfying to walk, trot and canter. It was when I had the ‘OMG moment’ as I started to understand that you can communicate with a horse in such a unique way in dressage. Dressage requires such a wonderful bond with horse and rider. I remember at 14, going up to my mum and telling her I wanted to ride seriously and she just laughed because I think by then she’d just given up hope.

What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I’m still waiting for it! Seriously, I haven’t got what I want yet.

But if I had to mention the ‘stand out’ moments it would be going to the Youth Olympics where I won team gold and individual silver. It gave me a real taste of what it must be like to be at an Olympics. Another memorable moment was at Bolesworth this year where Super Blue and I won the feature event beating Charlotte Dujardin — the lap of honour was really magical because there was Carl and I trotting around together as winners and Super Blue really gave me everything he had that night.

And your ultimate goal?

I’d like to be on a senior championship team in the next few years and I’ve always had it on my list to go to the Olympics, although I’ve realised that it’s harder in real life than on paper… as there’s a horse involved, it’s not just about how hard you train.

So who has — and still is — influential in your training?

My mother, Carl Hester and I also spent a few months with the German Olympic team training under Johnny Hilberath.

What were the big lessons they taught you?

My mum taught me a huge amount about test riding, and how to be crafty in the ring, while my time in Germany, instilled in me the basics and how to be quiet and discrete — you have to sit still (you can’t move at all).

Carl? Well, he picks up on things that you’ve been struggling with and revolutionises your way of going, often by saying one line that you go home with, think about, try and then discover it works. As he often says: “The simple way is the best way”. He is such a wonderful rider and is someone I have always looked up to.

And you also teach/coach?

Yes too much! Last year I taught over 2,000 lessons and I freelance all around the world in Europe and America.

At what level do you instruct?

Any! I teach anyone willing and I get a thrill seeing people improve whatever their level.

What’s the hardest thing about being a coach?

Improving the connection with horse and rider. The rider needs to be able to feel… you can’t just say ‘kick now’, ‘half halt now’. It’s so subtle but it’s the difference between getting 70% to 80%.

Any tips on how to achieve this?

It’s appropriate to the person I’m teaching and I’m learning that being a coach is more about being a counsellor and psychologist. Some people take it far too seriously and improve when they’re reminded to go out, have fun and enjoy it. Others need their back side kicking because they can do it but they’re all airy fairy… then there’s the complex person with a huge amount of ability (but doesn’t believe it) and switches between ‘I can’t do it’ and then ‘I can’ and puts too much pressure on.

If I had to give one tip that applies to a lot of students it would be ‘Be brave — trust your instincts and have confidence’.

And you also coach your wife Abi… is that challenging?

I would say ‘no’ she would probably say ‘yes’.

At first it was hard, I wanted her to do better than anyone else and got too intense but Carl warned me: “Rather than you making your wife cry and go into another man’s arms, why not let me do that and let her run into yours”. I now try to take the pressure off and Abi has learnt that when she thinks I’m not right, I sometimes am (especially when I have video footage to prove it!)

How do you keep fit?

I ride around five to seven horses a day… I love sport and staying fit and do quite a bit of running and play squash from time to time.

Tell us about your top horses?

At the top level, there’s Super Blue, a 17hh, 11-year-old gelding by Showstar, owned by Judy Peploe. I’ve had the ride since 2013 and he’s now training at Grand Prix and competing at middle tour. He’s not much of a thinker but it suits his nature to let me set the rules. He’s also a bit spooky and notorious for standing on his hind legs in prize givings.

I’m also riding an exciting future prospect called Hawkins Rosanna, a powerhouse with huge potential and ability. She’s an eight-year old chestnut mare by Ruben Royale and again, owned by Judy Peploe. I’ve been riding her for 18 months and it’s taken a long time to discuss with her the principles of dressage — at the beginning it was her way or the highway! I’ve now built up a relationship and she’s listening more. It’s been a true test of character to be patient and not to worry that she’s behind in her development. I am lightly competing at elementary and medium and plan to do more at medium and advanced medium later this year.

So do you prefer geldings?

No, I’ve ridden geldings, mares and stallions and every horse is different. I had a mare that I trained that was so easy it took just four days to teach piaffe!

You can’t just put label on it but mares generally take a bit longer because hormones involved.

So do you look more towards breeding when buying a dressage horse?

To a degree, yes. Breeding is good on paper for when it comes to selling a horse. It increases value if there’s a particular stallion that’s famous.

And do you prefer a certain bloodline or type of horse?

If I have a choice I’d probably choose a German horse over Dutch but generally they don’t have to have big movement, I just want them to move loosely through the back and show elasticity and natural suppleness. It’s important to look more to their paces, ability and desire to learn.

How do you keep your horses fit, strong, supple — and happy?

We’re very fortunate at our yard to have a steep hill leading up to a ridgeway so we do a lot of work  up that in walk or at a very slow trot to strengthen their hind quarters — if they have a slight weakness, going up a hill slowly helps them to move their legs in straight fashion.

They’re also lunged in the EquiAmi to encourage them to stretch loose, long and low and we also use polework — it’s important to keep a varied routine.

Why Horse Scout?

It has sleek and stylish branding and there’s plenty of content from horses and stallions to riders and trainers — it’s unique to have it all combined together in one place.

Interview by Sam Lewis

Find out more on Horse Scout

Find out more about Charlie Hutton from The Talland School of Equitation and also those wonderful horses that Charlie Hutton campaigns and produces. At horse Scout we are always very grateful for these great tips from top professional riders especially when looking for horses for sale.  Charlie Hutton talks about his Wife Abi Hutton.  We have also interviewed Abigail Hutton, you can read the interview here or connect with her Professional Rider and Coach profile on Horse Scout by using this link.


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Heartbreaker sibling connections on Horse Scout

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Bently Van de Heffinck and his son, Heartbreaker, have a great number of sibling connections on Horse Scout.

Modern Jumping Stallions listed on Horse Scout

 Bently Van de Heffinczk’s son Heartbreaker is ranked 6th in the WBSFH Showjumping stallions  2015 and we have several of their progeny listed on the Horse Scout Horses For Sale pages.

Owned by The Stallion Company this stunning 16.3hh bay stallion Bently Van De Heffinck combines the best of modern jump breeding.  His sire line is through Darco and Clinton with Heartbreaker, the classic modern stallion, producing the enormously successful stallion Cornet Obolensky.  Gently Van de Huffinck has already produced a crop of impressive French and Belgian champions.

He not only passes on his talent and powerful conformation but also it is apparently that his youngsters are mentally well able to cope with the pressures of top competition.

Listed by The Stallion Company on Horse Scouts Stallion Listings pages Bently Van De Heffinczk has progeny on Horse Scouts for sale pages

Heartbreaker sibling connections and also horses for sale.

A talented KWPN/Belgian jumping mare who is ready to affiliate can be seen in Ifield with professional producer Elliot Rowe who also has a number of other horses for sale.

Orlando Stallion by Heartbreaker, listed as a Stallion at Stud on Horse Scout; a successful stallion in his own right with proven competition stock. This  copy powerful young stallion has a very reasonably priced fee. Standing with The Stallion Company along side his sibling  HSF Valantino who was hugely successful as a four and five year old, but who, after moving to USA has since died.  British breeders are given the opportunity to take advantage of a limited stock of his semen through The Stallion Company

Another Heartbreaker Stallion Temple Tamability stands for Jack Hopson in Northaw in Nottinghamshire as a Breeders Elite SEIS Stallion was voted by the KWPN as their 2015 Horse Of The Year and is one of the highest ranking stallion in Holland and Belgium.  Not only is he hugely successful on the international circuit but his progeny are also very successful.

Horses for Sale by Heartbreaker listed on Horse Scout

 Broodmare for sale by Heartbreaker  - Zeth A , and also  a lovely young horse with a lot of talent to show is for sale in East Sussex with Elliot Rowe.

 


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Music to your ears – Jazz

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Horse Scout Bulletin Board:

We have several horses on the “Horses For Sale Pages” at the moment, all with top breeding and three, in particular, are directly related to Elite KWPN Stallion “Jazz”

Grand Prix Keur Stallion Jazz is a foundation stallion of the highest Caliber, reading back through our blogs his name crops up again and again. (click through here to see Horse Scout Listed horses who are related Jazz)

There is a great article about him in #Eurodressage with the telling strap line “Jazz Offspring Bred For The Elite” a direct quote from their article “Described in his approval as honest, reliable, temperamental, Jazz is known as a horse that likes to look at everything yet those who have shared an intimate relationship with a Jazz foal believe that his sensitivity is also his greatest strength. “I love horses by Jazz!” exclaimed Olympic silver medalist Adelinde Cornelissen. “I know they are sharp and can really be quick but in the end that is also their strength!””

The two photos above show a two 4 year olds;

A 16.1hh Danish Warmblood mare by Blue Hors Don Olymbrio (Jazz/ Donnerhall) – With Assouline Dressage Colne Engaine , Essex, is  described as a light moving mare with outstanding temperament and looks.

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Based in South Yorkshire a stunning Weltmeyer/Johnson/Jazz  4 year old 6.2hh Chestnut Gelding. Would easily make Prix St Geroges/Inter 1, has bags of potential for the future. Simply stunning, and eft him a little longer than normal to grow and develop naturally, is now ready to start an exciting future. Three fabulous paces with big extravagant movement, showing lots of natural elevation with an excellent hind leg and seems very balanced.

Also listed is as for sale is a ‘talented beautiful’ stallion listed by Renske Lankreijer from RMC Horses – Zeewolde Holland also by the Jazz X Don schufro

 

 

 


Moonraker a Fantaland Stallion Son

Moonraker: Fantaland Stallion Son

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Fantaland Stallion Son Moonraker comes 1st at the 4 year Old National Championship, the showcase league for the champions of the future.

Moonraker a (Fantaland) stallion with a future.  With a pedigree which includes a good amount of thoroughbred the quality just shines through.

Moonrakers’ sire Fantaland is a stallion with a breeding line for success in all disciplines, and Moonraker looks set to shine in the show jumping arena.

The 4 Year Old Championships at Stonliegh are judged on flexibility, an even speed and responsiveness to the rider. These young horses also gain points for presentation and their technique and Championship is won on cumulative points.  Despite a slightly enthusiastic first round, and only his second competition on grass,  Carron Nicol was delighted with her lovely young stallion Moonraker, who showed a willing and relaxed approach to his round with a good jumping technique.  Enough to gain him more than a seventy point lead over his nearest contender Galiandra with Adam Botham.

Watching Moonracker school , nine months ago now, he has a lovely freedom in his movement, swinging well through his back in trot, and with an expressive canter, it was great to see him relaxed and working so well at home.  Now, just a few months on he is making a great start to his career.

His Sire, another Carron Nichol stallion, Fantaland is bred to perform.  His pedigree is a list of quality sires each producing successful horses for a range of disciplines, his daughter Fantasia (2011 x Canetty ZvCaretano) was a BEF Higher 1st Premium foal. From what I have seen of his offspring he is breeding true,  and his four year filly x v. Con Air looks fabulous. Fantalands’ sire Lanjonker is an approved AES v.v. Langraf 1 with Fantalands’ dam Fantasia, a showjumping  legend, with £200,00 + in her purse is by Olympic Concorde.

Moonraker certainly has the genetics to breed well and from his performance at Stonleigh he looks set to prove himself as a performance horse.  Whilst he is so young (he had his first season this year) it makes sense to take advantage of a very reasonable stud fee.

Visit Moonraker the Fantaland Son on Horse Scout