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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.

Exclusive: Event Stallion

Performance Sports Event Stallion: Exclusive

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A covetable stallion, Exclusive offers his first offspring this year.

Exclusive is a good looking Dutch Warmblood Stallion with Emily Llewellyn, known as Kevin at home, at Paddock Woods Stud. Standing 16.2hh, this handsome black event horse is a proven performance Eventing Stallion with the best British blood lines.

Campaigned by The Mayfly Syndicate, Exclusive won the Novice at Chatsworth International Horse Trials earlier this month.

British Eventing Magazine describe Exclusive as ‘A covetable black stallion’ with some very good British Eventing results to date, including winning his first novice at five years old. He has five foals due this year.

Emily Llewellyn says she bought Exclusive at the Brightwells sales, because he looked like Totilas!” Exclusive is proving a well judged buy – “He’s so confident within himself” said Emily “but the best part is how reliable he is on a day-to-day basis. He just comes out and works the same every day.”

Paddock Wood Stallions describe Exclusive as a lovely genuine and very talented young stallion. He is a beautiful modern type and combines the most laid back approach to life with a huge enthusiasm to work and to please. He is a lovely gentle nature and very straightforward to ride. This is his second season at stud, his first crop are due this spring.

We have great hopes for him in his Eventing career. In 2014 he had outstanding form and was only out of the top 10 once; he won his first Novice and won several other events. Exclusive is listed in the top 20 BE stallions for 2014 and is now a licensed stallion with Breeders Elite Studbook.

Exclusives sire Warrant made his international debut under Henk van der Pol in the winter of 2011/12, performing very well at 1.50 level, and now 1.60m. In April 2012 he was 10th in the Dutch Championships, by far the least experienced competitor at this level.

Meanwhile his eldest offspring, Wiranta Z, has been sold to Stuart Harvey in England and is impressing hugely. With Exclusive Grand Sire also proving himself as a top performance horse and sire of elite offspring.


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British Eventing Stallion: Britania’s Mail

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British Eventing Stallion: Britannia’s Mail is proving himself and so are his progeny this season

British Eventing Stallion Britannia’s Mail is Lucinda Fredericks’ Elite syndicated stallion graded SHB (GB), a British Sports Horse standing 16.1hh by Olympic Show Jumper Jaguar Mail out of triple 4* winner and Olympic Medallist Headley Britannia.

Britannia’s Mail has proven to have the potential to be a top event horse. He has been clear in all BE events with Lucinda riding, including 12 novices and two 1* last season and with 14 points under his belt already this season he is competing well in intermediate classes.

Britania’s Mail will be aimed at 2* level in 2015 with the World Young Horse Championships as his main goal,

Britania Mail has to be the No 1 choice stallion for 2015 with his stunning looks; he is a beautiful mover with an exceptional technique over a fence and is quick and nimble across country.
Lucinda Fredericks’ Eventing Stallions rightly say that Britannia’s Mail is the ‘modern next generation stallion of choice for breeding for eventing or show jumping’.

His first three years competing have shown him to be consistent and improving. Britanias’ Mail has been a Burghley Event Horse finalist two years running (3rd place in the 5 year olds) and was also in the four and six year old final at Osberton in 2012.

He will continue to compete together with his sister Little Britannia around the UK and in Europe this season. He is a British Eventing Stallion to watch and use for your competitive mare.
His temperament, agility and good conformation are definitely showing in his progeny to date with six registered with the SHB (GB) database for 2014.


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The Billy Studs’ AES Stallion Billy Mexico is proving himself through his successful progeny

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Congratulations to Pippa Funnel and Billy Walk On at Chatsworth International earlier this month.

Billy Mexico, a striking AES/AWR approved stallion, is a successful international showjumper with William Funnel has competed along side his stud duties.

Besides his own skills in the competitive arena at CSI3* CSIO5*, his progeny are also making their own mark in the performance horse world. In January, Horse Scout blogged about the successful line up for the Billy Stud at the Futurity awards where Billy Walk On took just one of the first places awarded to Billy Stud that day.

Billy Walk On is showing just why he was feted at the Futurity Awards. He is performing so well out in the competitive arena with three wins from three starts already this season. Billy Studs’ busy news reel reported in March that Billy Walk On, the lovely 6yr old by Billy Mexico, led from the front in both his novice events, firstly at Tweseldown where the section had over 60 starters, then at Aldon, Pippa rode a 24.3 dressage which then gave her breathing space in cross country to pick up 8 time faults but still finish victorious”.

He followed this by another win at Somerly Park Horse Trials. Then yesterday, the Billy Stud reports that Pippa and the Walkinshaw’s amazing 6yr old Billy Walk On have once again brought home the top honors! He won the CIC* at Chatworth international, this was his first time competing at this level. This lovely son of Billy Mexico will now have a holiday in the field before returning to competition in the autumn…. Deservedly so!

Billy Mexico has the breeding to stand by his own successful progeny through both his sire Cevin Z his sire who was was bred by the prestigious Zangersheide Stud, and carries double crosses in his pedigree of both Cor de la Bryere and Capitol I. Cevin Zs’ youngstock are achieving top class results – in both show jumping and eventing at international level. Bidorette, the mother of Billy Mexico, is a proven broodmare having produced numerous good foals, in particular the approved stallion Fervent, a proven sire who achieved over $2000.00 in winnings and also Libro who jumped to Foxhunter level, with BSJA winnings of £974.00. Libro also excels as a dressage horse with 250 points and is working at advanced medium level.

Billy Mexico is by the Billy Stud AES / AWR approved stallion Cevin Z. He is an exceptional young stallion starting his competitive career with William Funnell. He is showing huge ability, combined with an excellent temperament. His pedigree sets him apart and combined with his talent and temperament ha has proven to be an ideal producer of high class sports horses, especially show jumpers and eventers.

His first crop of young stock were placed first and second at the Young Horse Championships in 2006. He has competed successfully with William Funnell at International level. His youngstock are achieving top class results – in both show jumping and eventing at international level.

2008 was Billy Mexico’s first season at stud and as a 3yr old only covered six mares, but the crop have been outstanding. As this crop reached maturity, William said “From what we have seen of Mexico’s progeny so far we are very excited about him as a breeding stallion. Considering we only covered the six mares the first year, all the offspring have shown his super technique and great brain”.


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Thoroughbred Eventing Stallion Power Blade

Thoroughbred Eventing Stallion Power Blade

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Thoroughbred Eventing Stallions are an essential genetic improver bringing quality, stamina and toughness along with a quick thinking will go attitude.

Breed in Power and Influence with the Event Horse Stallion Power Blade standing at Harthill Stud

This years Badminton Horse Trials commentators hot topic of conversation was the stamina of the horses and their ability to keep up their performance towards the end of the course. Thomas Reed Ph.D.has has written many papers on breeding and the influence of the warmblood and has, recently turned his attention to the need to the quality injection needed and provided by the Thoroughbred for the event horse.
Nina Barbour and Oliver Townends Stud, Harthill, offers all this quality and power in their stallion, Power Blade differs from other thoroughbred stallions in that he has a jumping pedigree. His father, Fine Blade, sire of 4* The Wexford Lady, was a top showjumper. Fine Blade also sired The Demon Barber, winner of 10 National Hunt races. His dam’s sire, Forties Field is an influential sire of competition horses. His full sister, Fine Fields, evented internationally in the USA. As a young horse, Power Blade showjumped to 1.30m level before retiring to stud. In 2005 he was crowned Croker Cup Champion, a prestigious class for stallions, at the Royal Dublin Horse Show. Power Blade’s quality and versatility as a thoroughbred stallion are proven by the success of his progeny, he has progeny competing internationally in the disciplines of eventing, show jumping and winning in the show ring.
However its not just jumping that must, according to Tom Reeds paper on the influence of the Thoroughbred in the event field, be chosen as a prerequisite when breeding for the event market. Tom Reed believes we have a problem: showjumping and dressage breeders are not selecting on certain other traits associated with Thoroughbred stallions that are required for medium and upper level eventing horses: great stamina, courage, efficient jumping style, and gaits that are not overly elastic or “round”. These are the very thing that true “blood” breeding will bring to the progeny and a stallions like Power Blade are what are needed to bring theses traits to the top echelon of the eventing field.
This classic bay thoroughbred, Power Blade, stands at 16.2hh and is already has Proven Progeny in Eventing:
“Power Line” 2* event horse coming up the grades in the UK, previously campaigned with Antoinette McKeowen. Already clocked some great results at international level. Now ridden by Martyn Johnson to Advanced level.
“Power Drive” In 2014 he was the champion at the Novice Final, and has been consistent to 1* level under Oliver Townend.
“BGS Juicy Fruit” 2* Event mare, selected in Ireland for the World Championships for young horses at Le Lions d’Angers in 2014.
“Wind Power” Eventing in the USA
Tom Reeds criteria is straight forward “I expect the stallion to possess the same athletic traits and riding horse qualities I demand in warmblood stallions. Success on the race track is of no significance. If the stallion has been used in breeding, I want to see empirical evidence that he is producing promising
progeny; if the stallion is young or has not been used in breeding because he has been in sport, I want to see empirical evidence that he has the riding horse qualities required for an eventing horse. ( Source: A Critical Shortage Of Blood-Tom Reed published in Horse International, 2015 Volume 3, pp 56 – 57.)
In which case Power Blade fulfills this and offers more through his pedigree which you can find on www.horsescout.co.uk on his profile 

Horse Scout Stallion Listing: Ramiro B No.10 listed Eventing Sire on WBFSH Top 100

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Horse Scouts listing for Ramiro B shows his record as a sire has been exceptional. Based at Nina Barbour & Oliver Townends’ established stud, Harthill in Cheshire. Ramiro B has particularly gained notice as an event sire and he is ranked 10th on the WBFSH Eventing Sire Rankings (November 2014), and has a lifetime approval for Irish Sport.

One of his standout offspring is Ballynoe Castle RM, the highest scoring U.S. event of all time and ridden by Buck Davison, who has been in the top 20 at Badminton and Burghley and finished 4th at Rolex in 2013 and 3rd in 2014. Aside from being a hugely successful horse on the event circuit Ballynoe Castle (Reggie) suddenly produced a pair of balls in April this year, ….much to Kathleen Blauth-Murray, the longtime head groom for Buck Davidson Eventing! (Now all Horse Scout Blogger can say to this is….the post date was 1st April!) Oliver Townsend currently has a number of upcoming Ramiro B offspring that he is developing. Cooley SRS, Oliver Townends’ win in the CIC2* at Burnham Market in April, has been earmarked as one of the top 12 young event horses to watch out for. He also sired Noble Bestman’ Laura Collett’s great ride with successes at **** and *** level when he was 6th at Belton Park, 8th Bramham Int and 9th at both Hartbury Int & Burnham Market Int etc……., ‘Cooley Masterclass’ (Oliver Townend) winner at 3 star Ballindenisk & at 2 star Tattersalls……, ‘Westwood Hercules’ (Joseph Murphy) 5th at 3 star Ballindenisk……, ‘Tommy B Good’ (Denise O Brien) at 3 star level 20th Ballindenisk, while at 2 star level 4th Camphire Int & 11th Kilguilky Int.. – See more at: http://globalstallions.com/stallions/ramiro-b/#sthash.9pHaQ6JV.dpuf

In the Showjumping world Ramiro B has sired numerous successful horses winning up to Grand Prix level. These include the approved stallion Samgemjee, ridden by Edward Doyle who has represented the Irish Equestrian Team, Heracross who has competed with Nick Skelton & Paris Sellon, and Heaven who won the Italian 7-year old Championships.

Jumping Stallion Ramiro B – Belgian Warmblood standing 16.2 born 1994

Ramiro B’s pedigree is a cocktail of some of the best jumping lines including Belgium Warmblood and Holstein.

Performance horse Ramiro B was an International Grand Prix winning show jumper produced and ridden by Edward Doyle.  His own career was studded with top class wins and his important career results include;

Indoor Champs Spring 1998 4 yr old finals 1st,

R.D.S. Dublin 4 yr old Championships Summer 1998 1st,

Cavan 5 yr old class 1999 1st,

Cavan 6 & 7 yr olds class 2001 â??

1st, North Wexford Grand Prix 2002 1st,

Dun Laoghaire Horse Show Grand Prix 2002 2nd

Kerrygold Dublin Horse Show Grade A 2nd,

Blessington Show 2003 1.50m 3rd

Top international placings:

Longs de Saunier, France 2002 4th

Italian Grand Prix Pontedere 2002 1st.

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Other stallions standing at the Harthill stud can also be found on www.horsesocout.co.uk

Badmintons’ Battle of the Brothers. Nereo and Armada in the top three of leaderboard at the Badminton Mitsubishi Horse Trials.

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Two fabulous rides on two full brothers by Eventings top riders Andrew Nicholson and Oliver Townend Armada and Nereo are by the Thoroughbred stallion Fines on to Berganza, a daughter of the Hanoverian stallion Golfi. Oliver Townends ride Armada, owned by Paul and Diana Ridgeon, was ridden superbly round what has proved a course with many questions despite the perfect going. An immaculate, measured and controlled ride from Horse Scout supporter Oliver Townend. With the top six horses at this years Badminton Mitsubishi Horse Trials all within one fence of each other tomorrow is set to be an exciting….and nail biting, show jumping day.

The Sky’s the Limit. Emily Lewellyn and Greenlawn Sky High set for a great ride through Badminton tomorrow

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Emily Llewellyn has featured on the Horse Scout Blog and our face book page a bit recently and here she is again as we watch her holding her own on her lovely horse Greenlawn Sky High who is owned by her mother Mrs Cindy Lewelly and Mrs Nicolette Gidley Wright.  He is a 12year old Irish Sports Horse by International Show Jumper Aldatus Z.  Previously a show jumper Emily has had the ride on Greenlawn Sky High for the last six years and it didn’t take long to realize that he was the horse for her. She loved him so much that she decided to buy him! Before selling a half share to Mrs Gidley Wright. (Kingsland Equestrain)!  Emily and Green Lawn Sky High have a penalty score of  just 49.6 to take with them to the starting gate tomorrow. We all wish her the very best at the Horse Scout Blog and I hope that the sun does indeed come out for you (as you asked on your tweet the other day!).

You can find Emily’s professional profile here: Emily Lewellyn on Horse Scout 

Good Luck Giovanni : Horse Scout sponsors Giovanni Ugolotti at Badminton Mitsubishi Horse Trials

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Horse Scouts sponsored rider at Badminton Mitsubishi Horse Trials is Italian Rider Giovanni Ugolotti who make his debut at Badminton riding the lovely Stilo Kontika.  And the pair of them have ridden a good test today with a score of 65.11%, giving them a fighting chance tomorrow.  Giovanni represented Italy at the World Equestrian Games finishing in 22nd place having only made his senior debut the year before at the European Championships in Malmo where he and Silo Kontika had a double clear.

If you want to follow Stilo Kontikas profile on horse Scout here is his link Stilo Kontika

Good luck Giovanni.

Flora Harris: Amazing – set to wow us after a great dressage test today

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Flora Harris riding Amazing VIII was sitting at third earlier in the running and is now a very credible 13th with only 4 penalties between her and Townend before tomorrows cross country. Floras Year is off to a great start with her debut, as a member of the British Nations Cup. A member of the World Class Potential programme she came 15th at Fontainebleau.  Her last outing at Badminton was on Law Choice.  They jumped a clear cross country but unfortunately law choice has to be withdrawn before the showjumping.  So Horse Scout Blogger along with all my readers lets wish her all the best for tomorrows awesome task on the cross country course tomorrow.

You can follow Flora Harris’ professional profile on Horse Scout here: Flora Harris on Horse Scout