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Tamarillo

Tamarillo: Such Sad News

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It is so sad to hear that the legendary Event Horse Tamarillo has been put to sleep.  William Fox Pitt rode this wonderful horse to victory eventing at the top eventing venues, both nationally and internationally.

He was not, according to William, the easiest of rides…but it seems he was consistent and William certainly made the best of him. Looked after by The Fox Pitts’ wonderful head girl Jackie Potts at the Fox Pitts yard in Dorset, Jackie played a large part in his life. William said “he had an incredible presence, he was one in a million and I feel very lucky to have partnered him for all those special years” and there are many in the event world who will mourn his passing. Horse Scout would like to pass on its own sympathies to William, The Guiness’ and to Jackie Potts in particular.

Tamarillo was bred at the Biddesdon Stud by the Guinness family. Having started his career with Diana Burgess at Tweezledown in 1997 Tamarillo had nine years at the top of his game. William took the ride on him in 1999 and his eventing career went from good to brilliant after his first three day event in 2000 where he took 1st at Blarney Castle CCI** and also 2nd at Blenheim in the ***.

Two years later Team GB took bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Athens; the same year that he also won Badminton, the worlds seminal **** course.

He went on to take impressive prizes for William and the Guinness’s, including Team Gold at the Blenheim European Eventing Championships in 2005, Team silver at the World Equestrian Games, Aachen in 2006 and he finished his career with a 1st at Burghley CCI**** in 2008.

This impressive Gelding was out of Mary Guiness’s eventing mare Mellita (campaigned by Lucinda Green) who is also the dam of their lovely part arab event stallion Persiflage. His Sire is a Polish Thoroughbred endurance Stallion called Tarnik who was just over a 1/4 Arab and won had the 26-mile Arab Horse Society Marathon.(find out more about Persiflage here on his Horse Scout stallion listing).

For the breeding world and Biddesdon Stud it was apparent that Tamarillo had a good genetic make up and in 2013 the Guiness family were delighted to welcome Tomatillo, Tamarillos’ clone, into the world.  He was born in New Mexico and has now moved, with his surrogate dam to a stud farm in New Jersey.  The Biddesdon Stud will, in time, bring him home to the UK.  He is a colt foal and whilst his competitive career is not, as yet, mapped out, it is certain, however, that, all things being equal, Biddesdon Stud will be breeding from him.

Persiflage

Anglo Arab Event Stallion Persiflage: Biddesdon Stud

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Picture Perfect Persiflage Elegant Bay Anglo Arab National Stallion Association Grade 1 Elite Performance Stallion 1st choice for quality breeding.

Persiflage, a  stallion with the impressive and fluent movement of his famous sire Primitive Rising, who bred 96 Event Horses, as well as successful dressage and show jumping progeny, and whose line can be traced back to the Darley Arabian.

Persiflage has also inherited the undoubted elegance of his dams line the grace and agility of his dam’s family (including Tamarillo). Its interesting to note that the French and Trakhener stud books accept Arab bred horses in their stud books. The Arab crossing brings stamina, lightness of frame and toughness to a sporting or pleasure horse. Performance Arabs are an ideal cross with a variety of mares to bring that particular brave and honest approach to work that a proven performance Arab or Arab cross can.

Biddesdon Studs’ Persiflage has 60 points with British Eventing and £305 (£206 notional) with the BSJA. Persiflage is a keen and agile jumper. He has proved himself a consistent horse throughout his eventing career he has competed at CIC*** and regularly competes at Intermediate and Open Novice with Ruth Cuthbertson who has ridden him throughout his career. Persiflage also has winnings under BSJA rules.

Persiflage is suitable to sire Eventers and Endurance horses. He has been covering mares during his competition career and already has some impressive young stock to show for it.

And here are a few of them: Dunlewey Potentilla – A Connemara Cross has proved the perfect pony club pony with successes in team regionals, Halston Plantago and Halston Pimpernel ( both Novice Eventers) Dunlewey Pyrus (Young Horse evaluation Winner and now dressage team member) Holnest Mikado (In-hand Champion) Persiflage’s semen is available in the USA through EMCO Stallion Services.


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All That Jazz: Biddesdon Stud

Anglo Arab Event Stallion: All That Jazz

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International Jet Setter: All That Jazz by SS City Lights, is finding just the right note in his progeny.

The Anglo Arab All That Jazz is a handsome dark bay National Stallion Association Grade 1 Elite stallion. All That Jazz stands 16.2hh was imported to Biddesden Stud from Victoria in Australia as a colt. His sire is the Arab stallion SS City Lights who was bred in the USA and is nearly 16 hands. His dam is Belingo, an Australian Thoroughbred by Saulingo.

All That Jazz was always a tall colt with great scope to his stride. He has the softest and springiest of canters as all who have been lucky enough to ride him will attest.

He was taken through the ranks to advanced level in British Eventing by William Fox-Pitt and is a regular out in the field giving his riders some great days out. Number one fan Rory G attests that William Fox-Pitt “…rated All That Jazz’s canter as better than Tamarillos’”. (source: Samantha Clark for Eventing Nation published in the Arabian Horse magazine)

His foals have been successful in the show ring and have made a promising start in eventing their big strides and elegant steady head positions making them good rides across country.

All That Jazzs’ progeny are showing promise with:
Ajax  - Awarded the top marks for the two year old eventing section at the 2008 BEF Evaluations at Catherston.
Annaliese – A well made Anglo Arab mare on the BE circuit campaigned by Katie Cuthbertson had a great win at Daunsey park in ’13 and has 56 foundation points.
Edam – Was awarded Gold Champion Colt and Best in Show at the National Junior Championships of Malopolski Horses held at Białka Stallion Depot in Poland at the end of July 2014
Anthriscus (2010) – Took part in the Badminton British Young Event Horse Class in may is just starting out on his career as an event horse.
Music Man – 200 Owner Virginia Russell Wood Hugely successful two-year-old season taking Junior In Hand Anglo Arab Championship at the prestigious South East Arabian Horse Group Spring Show in 2014

Virgina Russell-Wood also owns his full brother Jazz It Up - also a champion in the making.


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