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Quintero La Silla (Quintero Ask) Bold, Beautiful and Big Framed the first licenced Quantum son.


This powerfully built Holsteiner stallion, Quintero La Silla, bought by The Stallion Company in November last year, has recently been listed on the Horse Scout Stallion pages.  Standing at 16.3hh he is considered to be one of the Holsteiner Verbands most talented sow jumpers.

Proving himself again and again in the world arena Quintero la Silla (Qunitero Ask) is a proven successful sports horse his score card speaks for itself.

2013 – 6th at the Gothenburg world cup final,

2011 He won the Grand Prix in Bremen, the Barcelona nations cup (Swedish team) and – for the third time in a row – the Gucci Challenge in Paris

2010 Wins in Paris and Geneva

2009, Grand Prixs in Leipzig, in Bremen, Hagen and at the Aachen Nations Cup.

2008, Grand Prix and Nations Cup Level shows in Bremen, Neumünster, Aachen, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Geneva

2007 Quintero and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson wrapped up the Schleswig-Holstein jumping championship, along with wins and placings in the Grand Prix’s of Falsterbo, Paderborn, and Munich.

His offspring are noted for their carefulness and scope, none more so than Breitling LS (out of an Accord II mare) who was sold to a sposor of the USA Elite rider Bezzie Madden.

Quintero stallions have realised eye watering prices, with Quint sold to Saudi Arabia for 200.000 euros 2005 Neumünster auction, with Que Guapo, realising 250.000 euros at the same venue in 2007. 2008 his son Quarz was licensed for breeding and in 2009 his son Quick Fire became 2nd reserve champion of the Neumünster approval.

Quintero already boasts numerous offspring successfully shown to S level. His daugher Quibell in particular is rated as one of Germany’s best up-and-coming horses under her rider Henrik von Eckermann.

You can find out more about Quintero and other stallions on Horse Scouts website here.

If you are particularly interested in Quintero then you can contact The Stallion Company here.

Gold British Showjumping Elite Stallion Billy Congo gets to wear a bit of British Bling.


Stallions with Grade A performance winnings and having represented their country on either an Olympic/World/European Championship Team, Nations Cup Team and/or won an individual Championship medal at senior level are entitled to wear Gold British Showjumping Elite Stallion Discs on their bridles.

Billy Congo stands at The Billy Stud, a unique joint venture between William Funnell, Pippa Funnell and Donal Barnwell a team that brings together all their experience in showjumping, eventing and breeding.

Their knowledge has created a winning formula for consistently breeding and producing champion sports horses for the future.

Horse Scout has all the Billy Stallions listed on its pages.

But the horse who wears the bling is Billy Congo.

“Billy Congo is one of the most exciting young stallions I have seen. His bloodlines and the ability he is showing in the international arena makes him an ideal choice for my mares.”

John Whitaker

This hugely successful 16.2hh KWPN/Dutch Warmblold black stallion, Billy congo, is by 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.

Billy Congo’s young stock are now showing their potential. In 2011 Billy Umbongo was joint winner of the Four Year Old Championships at the Addington, the Following year he jumped clear everyday to pick up the bonus for the british bred 5yr olds. 2014 has seen Billy Umbongo go on his first sunshine tour to Spain and jumped numerous clear rounds in the 7yr old classes. Billy Cool is a Black mare by Billy Congo, as a six year old she was clear everyday in the 6yr old championship at the Welsh masters, and in 2014 she finished on the spainish sunshine tour by coming 4th in the 7yr old final. Billy Onslow is now an 8yr old and has gone from strength to strength, in 2013 he was double clear in a 1.40m jump off class at the Royal Windsor horse show, he was 3rd in the 7yr old final in Maubage, and jumped clear rounds in the 1.45m classes at the CSI5* show in Hickstead which was a big test for a 7yr old. At The Burghley Young Event Horse Competition in 2010 Billy Pastime ridden by Pippa Funnell was 5th in the 4 year old section, and is now competing at CIC2* Level.

His successful progeny and as a Grade A show jumper himself, Billy Congo’s own competition results show that he a sound choice for breeding performace. Billy Congo was bred, trained and produced by Britain’s William Funnell at The Billy Stud. He won the 7 Year Old Championship at the British Young Horse Championships in 2008. In 2007, as a 6-year-old he was 2nd in the Young Horse Championships and in 2006, aged five, he was 3rd. Billy Congo and Funnell and accumulated a many Grand Prix successes and key Nations Cup performances. In 2013, the pair won a European Team Gold medal. By the end of 2012, Billy Congo is estimated to have won in excess of £100,000.  In the 2013 season € 175,540  and the 2012 season € 13,380 His total purse is somewhere in the region of £500,000

For more information on the stallions listed on horse scout visit our website www.horsescout.co.uk

You can see Billy Congo’s profile here:

There’s no denying his good looks: He’s Heaven – Heaven is standing his first season at The Woodlander Stud


Heaven is a stunning dark Bay Hannoverian 2012 Graded: WBS-UK stallion standing 16.1hh (165cm) listed with Horse Scout.

Lynne Crowden, owner of the Woodlander Stud, proudly says that from the very beginning, this young stallion has topped the lookability and the lovability polls. As the highest scoring Futurity dressage foal in 2012, he impressed with his type and his movement and this was despite being a very late foal.  Again  at the WBS_UK licencing in 2014 that he impressed with the way of going. This is a horse of “blood” (lighter weight build) but has unusually big movement for his type. Of course his dam line is impressive, St Pr Limoncello, was a Foal Champion, a Youngstock Champion and a Mare Champion and is already the dam of one other Hannoverian approved stallions, Clapton. She is also the dam of the top young dressage horse, Woodlander Betty Boo and her 2014 foal, by Zack achieved Futurity Elite and was also the Reserve Filly Champion for BHHS 2014, and Heaven is no exception in the good looks and eye catching stakes. Heavens sire Hotline was not only the top priced stallion at the auction in Verden but went on, via the Danish Young Horse Champion win, to achieve many successes up to and including Grand Prix. Heaven’s own sire, Hofrat also performed to a high level in the sport. Heaven also boasts the British Team horse Wie Weltmeyer ridden by Emma Hindle from his dams side.

You can find out more about Heaven on his profile page  (  ) or visit www.horsescout.co.uk to look at otherr stallions offered by the Woodlander Stud.

Horse Scout Stallion Review: Woodlander Stud Stallion: Fransje.


The heart melting young stallion Fransje standing at the Woodlander Stud is a beautifully bred bay KWPN / Dutch Warmblood.

Graded with AES, Oldenburg and WBS_UK his listing on Horse Scout describes his sire, United, as one of many successful licensed son’s of the international Grand Prix horse Krack C, whose other son’s include Redford, Tolando, Tuschinski, Trento B, Zhivago who was Champion of the 2011 Z level KWPN Stallion Competition at Den Bosch and also the amazing Vivaldi.

His Dam line (Tirette) brings accredited keur and preferent mares and the Tirette is by the International Grand Prix stallion Silvano N was individually placed 6th at the Sydney Olympic Games and was crowned the 2002 Dutch Dressage Champion,.

Woodlander Stud are please to say that Fensje was approved by the Oldenburg Verband with particular mention of his movement and mechanics. 2014; saw his first foal crop where he added huge movement and elasticity.

In 2014 he also completed his 70 day test at Schlickau and is now life approved for Oldenburg.

Proven Progeny       For One Night Only (Fransje x Mondriaan x Ulft)

You can find Fransje’s profile on the Horse Scout website by using this link to his stallion profile page here

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


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


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


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.

A Warm Reception for Freezing Rain: the only British Stallion to have approved status by the KWPN Studbook


Freezing Rain is a young stallion on the way up.  Born in 2010 this 16.2hh handsome bay AES Stallion was bred at Paddock Woods Stud with Select Stallions, where international event rider Emily Llewellyn and Polo player and show jumper Max Routledge are based. This stud with second to none facilities is a family run stud near Godalming in Surrey where the Grand Prix show jumper Typhoon’s son Freezing Rain was bred in 2010.

Freezing Rains listing on Horse Scout’s Stallion pages has some fabulous pictures of Freezing Rain and his sire Typhoon S. Freezing rain was assessed in the UK by the KWPN inspectors and was allowed to attend the two KWPN stallion grading shows in Holland in 2012 and early 2013. From the 500 3 year old stallions assessed by the KWPN  only a few, whose confirmation and jumping ability and veterinary assessment were of sufficient quality were invited to attend the  50 day performance testing in the autumn of 2013 where Freezing Rain he was made ‘Approved’ by the Studbook!

This has made Freezing the first British bred stallion ever to reach this level. We are justifiably proud of this achievement. Ricky is only a 5 year old Stallion but he is already making a name for himself. His first foal born on the stud has been named Mr Rainmaker he and paddocks Woods say “ He is a beautiful stamp of foal and is really bright and bold in his temperament”.

Freezing Rain is out of Tiandra (a Heartbreaker mare) and by Typhoon S Paddock Woods top breeding and competition stallion.

You can find out more about him on his Horse Scout listing page by clicking this link

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

How interesting: Brace yourselves for the low down on the effectiveness of Topical Applications (hot and cold) for muscle strain relief


Exactly what is going on when you apply heating or cooling gels to your horses legs?

Horse Scout Blogger was watching the BBC’s The Truth about your Medicine cabinet last night.  Some very interesting items indeed.  However what caught my attention was the report on the use of topical muscle liniments to reduce reaction to strenuous workouts (obviously this was with humans).  Livery Yards (and competitive stables too) have tack rooms which are full of row upon row of expensive topical applications of hot and cold rubs to help muscle strain relief.  Diligently applied and expensively bought.  I am not a scientist but I am commenting “intelligently” on the scientific research carried out on the programme.

There were three groups.  For fifteen minutes Group One sat in cold (icey) water, Group Two sat in warm water and the third group rested.  In terms of recovery groups one and two felt an immediate benefit (distraction therapy it was called) group three continued to feel sore.  However, over the next three days the two water groups recovered considerably better than the resting group with only a 2-3% difference between the two water groups with the cold group thus marginally better recovered than the warm water group.

The conclusion was that using either cold or hot water treatment for 15 minutes increased recovery time.

They then went on to test both hot and cold topical embrocations from leading brands.  Whilst the subject definitely could feel the effect of the cold and the hot applications and the heat camera was definitely showing the difference in the skin temperatures, the effect had absolutely no effect on the deep tissue temperatures which both read the same and where a normal reading for resting muscles.

I leave you to draw your own conclusions with reference to the effect these topical cooling gels and heat linaments may therefore actually have on your horse.  Me? Well I always did think water was cool…..and pretty much free; especially if you can orgainise a pond or river to stand in.