Tag Archives: Country Farm Stud

Coloured Riding Horse Stallion Country Top Dollar

Coloured Riding Horse Stallion: Country Top Dollar


 Coloured Riding Horse Stallion: Country Top Dollar is aptly named. He is an elegant, eye catching, coloured stallion who exemplifies the term Riding Horse.


Son of the Elite graded CHAPS sports horse Country Top Gun he has excelled in so many spheres of competitive ridden equestrian sports and Country Farm Stud believe he is the only coloured horse to be Elite Graded for both Dressage and Showing in the UK.

His Dam Pendragons’ Bay (1/2 TB) also foaled the Bay AES Stallion Simbas’ Pride, with substantial BSJA winnings, who was picked or the Spanish Young riders Show Jumping team, a successful finalist for Young Event Horse and a champion in the show ring.


How to judge a Riding Horse Stallion? – Results across the board.


As a young competition horse Country Loan ranger was campaigned under BSJA rules and proved a careful horse capable of consistent double clears. However it was in the dressage arena that his elegance, clear and precise paces and steadfast temperament won the day.

He was Dressage Champion at CHAPS Championships and at the festival of Champions in ’06. Throughout his four year career under British Dressage Rules, it was only on a rare occasion that he did not take home points in his purse. In 2009 he hung his competitive spurs up bowing out very gracefully with marks upwards of 70% at Medium and Elementary levels. Counrty Top Dollar has accumulated a very substantial 200 British Dressage points.


Newly backed as a 4yr (& 5yr ) old he qualified for the Potential Sports Horse Championships. The Show Ring where his laid back temperament , Balanced ride and impeccable manners make him reliable whatever the atmosphere, wherever he may be. Rarely out of the top three he has numerous Royal International Horse Show and Horse Of the Year Show tickets as well as many many Championships taking the ribbons at the UK’s most prestigious County and national Shows consistently from 2006 to 2010 when he took the Performance Champion, Reserve Ridden Champion & Reserve Combine Training Champion and was placed 10th at HOYS 2010 (in his 10th year!) The 2nd highest placed Riding Horse Type that year.


This 16.2hh Bay Tobiano Coloured Riding Horse Stallion has a profile on Horse Scout Stallion Listings. For breeders looking for a general purpose quality Riding Horse Stallion,; Country Top Dollar has, to date, had over 90% coloured foals to plain mares and his foals certainly inherit his elegance, movement and temperament.

Country Top Gun Elite CHAPS Coloured Stallion

CHAPS Coloured Stallions: Elite graded Country Top Gun


There are Nine stallions Graded Elite with C.H.A.P.S.  (Coloured Horse and Pony Society) and 3 are Country Farm Stallions.  Country Top Gun is graded as BSJA Elite as is his son Country Top Dollar (CHAPS Elite Dressage)

As a CHAPS Coloured Stallion this Grade B Jumping Stallion passes on so much to his progeny which are certainly making the most of this attribute with offspring competing at Grade A under BSJA rules and also working their way up the British Eventing rankings and excelling at Sports Horse competitions.

His best known sons is, are the Elite  Dressage coloured stallion Country Top Dollar. A Bay Tobiano (Skewbald). Graded CHAPS, BSPA Graded Sports Horse Stallion. Licensed Weatherby’s NTR. (see Horse Scout Blog) and also his Son Country Marksman is a graded C.H.A.P.S.  Coloured Tobiano Stallion and also graded with B.S.P.A.and  A.E.S . This coloured Stallion  is a Grade B show Jumper and  show ring champion.

Other Progeny Successes for Country Top Gun:

Country Top Guns eventing and jumping progeny are listed below:

Oakfields Milloco (Oakfileds Rococo) SHB-GB BE Eventing now in his 3rd season and earning points at Novice Level

Country Show Gun has BD points and is now Eventing

Gamble on Noodles (Gamble on Lucky) BE Eventing to Novice

Worth the Wait Eventing at BE100

Country Top Spot (Country Capers) and Country Hot Spot (Country Spice)  are both British Eventing

And Top Gun Goose by Country Top Gun x Mango Tess a 2008 gelding is competing BE and in his second season with Miss Amit Hardy had moved up to BE100.

Country Herb (Country Ra) is Show Jumping at Grade A

Prince of Thieves (Kanpden Kate) Show Jumping

Country Colours (Country Lady) is an very tidy AES all rounder winning 6 Championships both ridden and in hand and earning herself 40 BD points

Leavers Lace (O’Slo) Stallion Sports Horse Breeding-GB Winning CHAPS and non coloured Sports Horse classes at county level.

Tarnbrook Topoftheworld (Tarnbrook Tickled Pink) 2nd Premium BEF Futurity 2010

Chaterzley Top Class  Successes include:- Club Classics Champion Foal, BSPA Hack Breeding Champion, Festival of Champions Coloured Champion

Country Puzzle – a prime example of the quality all round offspring Country Top Gun produces. Winning in hand and ridden championships, Hack classes and sports horse classes both as a coloured horse and non coloured Best Coloured Hack at HOYS 2006 talking the RIHS Ridden coloured 3 years in a row.

Country Welsh rose (x welsh mare) taking the top pony championship’s in her first two years of competition

Are just some of his successful (and much loved) offspring, not leaving Hebe (Tibertitch Sabrina), a very well made Appaloosa, is an all round competitive riding horse who is more than a delight both in looks and movement but also has a great temperament. Something that a former groom from Country farm Stud recommends about this personable stallion. She said on a Horse and Hound forum “…he is a total babe, … he is an absolute sweety and produces some good stock “

For Breeders looking at CHAPS Coloured Stallions

As an all round general purpose horse this attractive Stallion is very well made and his progeny certainly catch the judges eye in the show ring.  However when breeders are also looking for jumping performance his offspring also prove the worth of this CHAPS Coloured Stallion.

Country Top Gun has a detailed breeding history on his Horse Scout Stallion Profile Page which you can visit using this link

Jumping Stallion Country Farm Stud Challenge

Jumping Stallion for Performance: Challenge


KWPN registered Jumping Stallion Challenge is a handsome grey performance and improver stallion for the serious breeder. KWPN reg and Sports Horse Society GB graded, this Elite AES graded and licensed jumping stallion has a temperament which makes him both keen, clever and entirely “trainable” Tracy Newman who took the ride on him in 2013 has been bowled over by his attitude to training. She says “He finds his job easy, his canter makes you feel as if you could jump a mountain”

With his owner Derek Bolton Challenge started his career as an all round sports horse, He respectably completed 6 British Eventing competitions with each event culminating in just a dressage score to carry forwards (excp. One outing he had 8 time faults – whose quibbling?) He successfully qualified for the British Dressage Open Novice & Open Novice freestyle regionals with scores of up to 70% He had the highest jumping score of the day at his stallion grading. It seems that nothing phases this agile, powerful young jumping stallion.

Challenge has won over £2000. (Actual winnings) in his short career.

In 2013 he achieved :-

5th Overall in the National 6yr old Championship

3rd in the Newcomers Regional Final as well as

Qualified Foxhunter 2nd rounds,

Blue Chip 1.20m, &

Addington 6 yr old championship

Blue Chip Karma Champs,

National B&C Champs Winter Grade C Final

In terms of genetics and cumulative marks for confirmation Challenge has exemplary breeding lines.

Challenes’ Sire Lucky Boy is the Italian Ranked number 1 Sire and approved by eight leading stud books: WPN, Holstein, Oldenburg, SBS, Unire, Selle Francais, Oldenburg International, Irish Sport Horse. This grandson of Langraf was sired by Lavall II in his first stud year. And has the best Dressage and Jumping lines in his pedigree his dam sire Calypso I (Cor de la Bryere). His Dam line provides 65 approved Stallions including Ramiro Z.

Lucky Boys career as an international show jumper was crowned by qualification for the Olympic Games in 2004 having taken purses at 12 of the top international venues his 2003 season with arcus Ehning’s Stable saw him take top four places at the world championships.

Challenges’ Dam Woh I Noor (A Keur mare) is by the KWPN Foundation TB Roven. Roven was bred in Chilli and exported to America where he had a successful jumping career under Geofry Welsch (1.50m) and also Peter Geerink (1.40m). He had a wonderful temperament (one of Challenges good traits) A select few Thoroughbred stallions are used as foundation stallions to introduce particular traits which the KWPN see as advantageous to their breeding programme and Roven was described by the KWPN Jury as “Showing a uniform quality riding type, athletic foals which were high legged and standing in a good rectangular model. The foals have a good trot and a very supple, powerful, balanced canter. The TB injection here complimenting their performance horse breeding lines and boosting the value rating of successive generations. Whilst Thoroughbred Stallions themselves do not gain high values, generally, in the breeding rankings the KWPN highly rate the TB stallion Roven (xx) saying that he “boasts a remarkable breeding value” Examples of his well-known offspring include;

Winadja National Champion three-year-old Mare),

Zinadja (who passed the IBOP with 81.5 points),

Antara (who passed the IBOP with 85 points),

Contessa (the 2010 Central Inspection champion in the Thoroughbred-cross mares division).

One of only seven stalllions from his performance group in 2014,this year Hunter, owned by J.A. van, by Uden by Ukato x Antara elite ibop-(spr) by Roven has been picked as one of 35 stallions to be put forward for Performance tests.

Who I Nor is out of the Grand Prix Show Jumper Koh I Nor (Creool x Twiggy/Lucky Boy(Langraf 1)) and Esther who produce 5 Grand Prix/international show jumping horses out of 6 foals.

Karen Raine who owns Country Farm Stud offers A.I. for Challenge ,owned by Derek Bolton who also stands Challenge.

You can find out more about the jumping stallion Challenge on his Horse Scout Profile on the Horse Scout website.

Karen Raine specialist Breeding & Performance Horse Assessor takes both full and part time students for Work Based Diploma Courses (NVQ) throughout the year.

AJs Farbenfroh

Stallions for Improving Performance Breeding: AJ’s Farbenfroh


Improving performance through breeding means considering the merits of your own mare and that of the stallion.

To breed a successful performance horse or to improve a breeding line then considering the genetics, conformation and performance record of both the stallion and mare are key and the horses in their pedigree will indicate the quality of the fola to be produced.

Key indicators for improving performance breeding with confidence

When a breeder is able to comment on the consistent quality of the progeny of their stallions then you can be sure that the stallion is influencing  the outcome through his own breeding performance genetics.

“Brilliant” replied Karen Raine “They all are, he (sic AJ’s Farbenfroh) throws such amazing stock” said Country Farm Studs owner in response to a post from D.S (Langho) after her 3 year old AJ Knockout was placed 2nd at the Northcote BS young horse Show in June this year.

AJ’s Farbenfrohs’ young stock (the oldest are now 4 years old) are certainly looking well-made and with results like this it indicates that he is passing on his Show Jumping Genetics to his progeny.

AJ’s Farbenfroh performance breeding genetics

Kurt Smiths’ lovely chestnut stallion is from a line of super star performance breeding His Sire Forrester, himself an international grand prix show jumper is by For Pleasure (Olympic team golds and a purse of over a million euro) son of the foundation stallion Furioso, who bred 250 state registered broodmares and 50 licensed stallions on his sire Forresters dam line we find  Grannus,  who died in 1993, bred seven Olympic horses and more than 60 approved stallions.

AJ’s Farbenfroh is the only licenced son of Forrester (a cross that his breeder used often) who at the moment has 15 international performance horses listed out of 29 progeny on Horse Telex.

AJ’s Farbenfroh has himself already done well on the BSJA circuit and has a good clean shoulder action with good humorous angle and length, which is a bonus when considering improving performance breeding..

AJ’s Farbenfroh influence on colour breeding

Interstingly AJ’s Knockout is a Chestnut Westphalian with a full sister born the following year (AJS* Farbenfroh) and two of AJ’s Farbenfrohs’ own filly foals AJS Knockout and AJ’s Tecquila Knockout both registered with the AES as roan two out of three registered AES filies.

Maybe AJ’s Farbenfroh breeder Hartwig Rellensmann based in Munster, the heart of the Westphlian breeders country in Northern Germany knew that he would have the capacity to throw foals with the is colourful coat colouring; or perhaps it was a reference to Farbenfrohs’ eye catching white stockings.

Most of his stock, though, do seem to be bay, brown or chestnut with 8 out of 12 being colts.

AJ’s Farbenfroh, owned by Kurt Smith stands at Country farm stud who have a range of lovely stallions listed on the Horse Scout website.

*Different lettering style but the same name

View this incredible stallion and many others here on Horse Scout

Looking to buy or sell your own horse? HORSE SCOUT is the number one equestrian networking site that allows you to follow and connect with leading industry professionals as well as buy, sell and promote your horse or business – sign up free today!

Vince Homozygous Black Stallion

Homozygous Black Warmblood Stallion Review: Vince


Vince is a modern dressage horse with an elegant self carriage, presence and grace. This gorgeous homozygous black warmblood stallion stands at 17hh.  He is an eye catching stallion who exudes presence in the competitive arena. His progeny carry forwards this elegance and, being homozygous black, he breeds bay/black progeny. From Country Farm Studs, Vince had many successes as a young horse including winning or being placed in all the BD Young Horse Series tests (Shearwater, Rhinegold & Nuumed) qualifying him for the National BD Young Horse Championships.

Vince’s warmblood sire Gribaldi KWPN Keur stallion was ridden by Edward Gal to countless victories in the international arena and was a leading dressage sire.  His sons include Panted Black, Anky Van Grunsvens ride, and another of Edward Gals rides Moorlands Totias (himself a world record holder). Gribladi had sired 10 licensed sons and became the #1 sire producing consistently high caliber offspring. Vince is an example of his Gribaldis’ quality stamp.

Vince has been consistently awarded impressive scores including 9 for his walk and high 8’s for his trot and canter. Judges described him as a very athletic, loose moving horse with three excellent gaits and strong presence.

His consistent good scores resulted in him being invited to the World Class Start & Potential selection day, to be assessed by a panel of experts including Emile Faurie and Carl Hester. Vince also has numerous wins at novice & elementary level with scores over 75%, and he has regularly qualified for the regional dressage championships. He has all the ingredients required to produce consistent results at advanced dressage competitions.

His progeny are still young but are certainly quality horses in their own right, and they have been given premium status by the Oldenburg Society.

Click here to view this eye-catching stallion on Horse Scout

Looking to buy or sell your own horse? HORSE SCOUT is the number one equestrian networking site that allows you to follow and connect with leading industry professionals as well as buy, sell and promote your horse or business – sign up free today!

Country Romero Stallion

Sports Horse Stallion at Stud: Country Romero


Country Romero presented on Horse Scouts Stallion pages by Country Farm Stud, a young sports horse stallion by International Grade A Silver Elite jumping stallion Ontario out of a Country Marksman mare.

Congratulations to Country Farm Stud and their sports horse stallion Country Romero who has qualified for the Royal International Horse Show at the Staffordshire County Show.

This Country Romeros debut in the show ring and Horse Scout are very happy that everything went well but deservedly so for this lovely stallion. Country Romero is a compact coloured sports horse, this young stallion is showing a good shape over jumps. Standing at 16.2hh, this mixed blood sports horse has the pedigree and presence to become an interesting performance horse.

By International Grade A Silver Elite jumping stallion Ontario out of a Country Marksman mare, this young man has an Elite 5 generation pedigree including the same breeding as the Olympic Show Jumper ‘It’s Otto’. Country Farm Stud believe that Country Romero is the only coloured stallion to carry these lines.

Country Romero will be out soon under saddle and will concentrate on his show jumping career. The Horse Scout team are looking forward to following his progress.

Click here to view this sports horse stallion on Horse Scout

Looking to buy or sell your own horse? HORSE SCOUT is the number one equestrian networking site that allows you to follow and connect with leading industry professionals as well as buy, sell and promote your horse or business – sign up free today!

WEG Cross Country


World Number One William Fox-Pitt retakes the Lead


William Fox-Pitt showed why he is the world number one after a magnifient cross-country round, Chilli Morning. Fox-Pitt was 35th to go in the 90-strong field, over the extremely testing conditions at the Haras Du Pin site. He rode a masterful round with just 12 time faults taking all the direct routes in order to save energy and valuable time. Taking the risk paid off as he retook the lead he had after day one of Dressage.

“I could not have been more proud of my horse, he just tried really, really hard. The ground conditions were tough – every stride was tough, but he worked hard. I took him easy in the first part because the most important thing that Yogi Breisner said was “just get home – it is no good looking amazing for eight minutes and not getting home”. So I did waste a little time, but I certainly didn’t have much petrol in the tank at the end. I am so proud of him as he kept on trying. He deserves what he achieved today and there is nothing I can do now – we will have to see what happens but I am very relieved.”
The 35-fence course proved extremely testing with 60 competitors completing the course and no competitors finishing within the optimum time. Two fences were removed from the final competition before the start in deference to the testing ground conditions after torrential rain earlier in the week. Just 10 points now separate the top 10 placings, and one penalty fence in tomorrow’s deciding show jumping phase covers the top five riders. It will be an extremely tense finale to an outstanding Eventing competition, with the home nation’s hopes resting on Maxime Livio (FRA) riding Qalao Des Mers, who is in eighth position. Germany are in a very strong position, with overnight leader Sandra Auffarth lying in second place and Michael Jung in third place. New Zealand take up fourth and fifth position with Jonelle Price and Andrew Nicholson respectively, and will be hoping to go one better than their team Bronze position at the 2010 World Equestrian Games held at the Rolex Stadium in Kentucky. British team member Zara Phillips, showed all her skills as a previous World Champion by steering her horse High Kingdom around the challenging cross-country course, with a stunning clear round. Commenting on her ride Phillips said, “I really enjoyed being first out for the Brits as you can just go out and ride it, and go straight, and get on with it. I know how good my horse is and to go out and get a clear round for the team is great. You’ve really got to be sensible out there and just get them home. You’ve got to look after them and just make sure you keep jumping.” Having been World Champion in 2006 in Aachen, Phillips knows exactly what it takes to win and will be going in to the final show jumping phase of the competition at the Stade D’Ornarno in Caen full of confidence, and hoping to secure another top podium finish.


The day was marred by sadness when Wild Lone ridden by British rider Harry Meade collapsed and died after jumping clear cross-country.