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Talk of Tokyo Part 1: All you need to know about the British eventing team


The news of who has made the cut for the three equestrian teams heading to Tokyo Olympics was announced last week, so we thought we would bring you the story behind the story, with some fun facts about those riders selected to compete. First up, we will look at the British eventing team.

The eventing team:

Laura Collett (31) based in Salperton, Gloucestershire, with Karen Bartlett, Keith Scott and her own London 52 (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Landos x Quinar.)

Breeder: Ocke Riewerts GER, Groom: Matilda Sayburn-Hughes.

Tom McEwen (30) based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen’s Toledo de Kerser (bay, gelding, 14yrs, 16.1hh, Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge.)

Breeder: Kerstin Drevet FRA, Groom: Francesca Gorni.

Oliver Townend (38) based in Ellesmere, Shropshire, with Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s Ballaghmor Class (grey, gelding, 14yo, 16.2hh, s. Courage II.)

Breeder: Noel Hicky IRL, Groom: Jess McKie

Travelling reserve-
Piggy March (40) based in Maidwell, Northamptonshire, with John and Chloe Perry and Alison Swinburn’s Brookfield Innocent (bay, gelding, 12yrs, 16.3hh, Innocent x Kings Servant.

Breeder: John Mulvey IRL, Groom: Amy Phillip

eventing team


● The last time the British eventing team won a Olympic team gold medal was 1972. Richard Meade (father of Olympic longlisted rider Harry Meade) also won individual gold that year.

● Unlike previous Olympics were there were four riders with one drop score, now only three riders will compete and all scores will count. The fourth rider is a travelling reserve. The last time there were only three riders competing at an Olympics was Mexico City 1968, when Team GB also won team gold. Britain won two of their three team gold medals under the three rider format. Perhaps this is a sign for things to come…

● The 49 year Olympic eventing team’s gold medal absence may be surprising given the Brits are reigning world champions, an accolade won in at the World Equestrian Games, Tryon in 2018, where British rider Ros Canter also picked up the individual title.

● None of the three selected riders or reserve for Tokyo 2021, have ever been on an Olympic team before.

● The four selected horses have all finished either first or second in at least one 5*. Three of the four riders have won at least one 5*.

● Two of the four selected horses are Irish bred. Ballaghmor Class is by Courage II, whilst reserve horse Brookfield Inocent is by Inocent out of a mare by Kings Servant.

● Laura Collett suffered a death defying fall in 2013 and was in an induced coma for six days. She was left partially sighted when a fragment of bone got into her bloodstream and damaged the retina. She has learnt to ride with this disability and it is the reason she competes with special glasses.

● Laura started in the world of showing when she won the Supreme Pony title at the Horse of the Year Show. She then made her first British event team at the age of 15 riding a home-produced pony called Noble Springbok with whom she won individual bronze and team gold at the European Championships.

● Laura won nine medals during her youth career, seven of those were gold and since moving into the senior ranks she has been selected for three European Championships as an individual.

● Tom McEwen is based on the Princess Royal’s Gatcombe estate, a stone’s throw from the yard of the Queen’s granddaughter and fellow eventer, Zara Tindall.

● Tom is from a very horsey background- his father Bobby McEwen is a world renowned equine vet who was on the vet team at Badminton horse trials for 30 years; his mother Ali was a showjumper and his sister Ella competed on two British pony teams. His uncle John McEwen was Vice President of the FEI for eight years.

Oliver Townend has been a world number one rider on numerous occasions. He was the leading rider on British Eventing points in six of the nine years between 2011-2020.

Oliver has won six times at five-star level, including three back to back victories at the US 5* Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event.

Oliver is the son of a milkman from Huddersfield. Despite having no financial leg-up bought the impressive eventing set-up Gadlas Farm, at the age of 25 years old from money made by buying and selling horses.

● Reserve rider, Piggy March (nee French) was the last rider to win Badminton which took place in 2019. She finished 2nd to Laura Collett at Pau in 2020 with Brookfield Inocent- the horse’s 5* debut.

● Piggy earned selection for the 2012 Olympic Games but was forced to withdraw fairly late in the day, due to an injury to her horse.

Written by Horse Scout journalist Ellie Kelly.

Photo’s courtesy of British Equestrian and Oliver Townend Official.

Sligo Candy Boy Progeny For Sale


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.

Licenced AES Stallion Footloose LG

AES Licensed Stallion Footloose LG


 AES Licensed Stallion Footloose LG is the perfect choice as an improver stallion particularly for eventing or showjumping.  He has great genetics on both his sire (Numero Uno) and his dam (Ushi Picciano) sides with Keur and St Pref gradings featuring heavily on both sides.

Licensed with the Anglo European StudbookFootloose is a stallion with the right genetics for the future of British Breeding

Footloose is well built with powerful hindquarters offering exceptional hip hock alignment giving him a strong and powerful hind leg action, his sire, Numero Uno, gained a 9 for his explosive take off at his grading. For breeders looking for a stallion to bring quality, temperament and innate jumping ability along with an injection of TB quality (vvv Lady KillerXX) this lovely sports horse stallion has to be a good choice.

His Sire Numero Uno (Libero H v Langraf 1) has bred a prolific number of proven performance horses, mostly in show jumping but also in the other disciplines and has earned himself Keur rating in the KWPN Studbook with a breeding value in the 140’s (NL) scoring 97% reliability as a jumping stallion for the last two years and consistently in the mid to high 90’s since 2009 as a jumping stallion and was judged as an excellent jumper with a good potential for dressage. Numero Uno’s progeny have been judged at grading shows as having well made rectangular bodies with long necks which are well muscled a steep jumping shoulder and excellent jumping hind legs. Their conformation allowing flexibility, strength and agility.  In 2013 WBSFH Numero Uno was in the top ten rankings for Show Jumping Sires along with Baboulet De  Rouet, Kannan,Coronet Obolensky, Diament de Semilly and Contendro 1 all also listed on the Stallion listings on Horse Scouts Website and also with information and reviews on our Blog.

Footloose’s dam line is also impressive Ushi Picciana is a Keur Mare with by Royal Bravoir (another horse with a high jumping breeding coefficient) who was, himself, a grand prix show jumper breeding an impressive number of jumpers (including Ushi Picciana). Ushi Picciana x Daisy, a state premium Keur mare, who bred 7 offspring including grand prix jumper Tatum and Arriba, both also Keur mares.

This handsome well made stallion is, of course,  still young and it will be interesting to see his career unfold.  Horse Scout is pleased to have this useful stallion profiled on its web site.  To connect with LG Sports horses or to link through to the  AES Licensed  Stallion Footloose LG please use this link.

Oldenburg Stallion At Stud in the UK Seano Gold

Oldenburg Stallion at Stud in the UK: Serano Gold


Oldenburg Stallions at stud in the UK making Top Money  – Serano Gold has some impressively priced offspring at the elite auctions.

With the European Championships well underway in Aachen over the next few days it seems that Sandro Gold has not only friends but many relations representing their country at this important equestrian competition this year. Bought by the Romanno Stud in 2013. Jennifer Gilchrist is the owner of this Approved Oldenburg stallion at stud in the UK who has presence, power and grace  presented in a beautifully made body. Graded with both the OALL Southern German Societies Oldenburg and the Sports Horse Breeders – GB

This lovely Oldenburg Stallion was Reserve Champion at his performance test as a 3 year old just two months after he was backed, and, two months later, was 5th in a well contested Warendorf Bundeschampionat in 2006 gaining extremely high marks for ridability.

His ridability is something this Oldenburg Stallion demonstrates so well in the arena, with a ground covering trot and a distinctive lift and lightness in his rhythmic animated paces.  He has a relaxed and powerful piaffe and a lovely canter. His grading marks awarding him 9.75 for temperament and he achieved marks between 9 and 10 for his basic paces.

His Sire Sandro Hit has offspring at the European Championships today; Santana (Han.) Sandro Hit x Rubinstein and is representing Sweden with Minna Telde in the Grand Prix today.

SERANO GOLD was vice champion of 3yo stallions in Rastede in 2004, where he also was placed in the final of the Bundeschampionat. He has always been impressive. and qualified for the Bundeschampionat in 2004 where was placed in the final and again in 2006 & 2007 where he sadly through no fault of his own was unable to attend the finals.

In 2006, the year that Edward Gal took the ride,  every one of Serano Golds’ foals received the Oldenberg Premium Title crowning him “The Foal Maker” He has sired several approved breeding stallions including the 2010 BWBS reserve champion SERANO and also SFORZANDO (Oldenburg Graded) A stunning black stallion was produced by Woodlander Stud for his owners Brian and Beverley Rumbold  won his first Shearwater qualifier in 2012 when he did not get less than 8 and has been campaigned by Gregory Simms since Februray this year in BD classes. CASHMIR (approved Swedish warm blood society) is owned by Fiona Bigwood (Team GB at todays dressage in  Aachen). Cashmirnow has 80 BD points taking 1st in every one of  his classes up to FEI PSG last year.

Serano Golds’ progeny are gaining top prices at the auctions

SMILLA P for 40,000 euros and

SOPRESSO for 40,000 euros at the Vechta Elite auctions,

STRAHLEMANN for 27,000 euro in 2012

And his breeding lines still taking centre stage at world class international dressage competition.  The Romanno Stud are, duly, proud of the excellent Oldenburg Stallion who passes on everything which is good about him.

 To find out more about his breeding and the Oldenburg genetics which have stood him, and his offspring, so well visit his Horse Scout Stallion Profile on the Horse Scout Website.




Homozygous Tobiano Stallion Solaris Buenno

Homozygous Tobiano Stallion: Solaris Buenno


Solaris Buenno is a handsome very well marked Homogygous Tobaino Stallion for those looking for quality, improver genetics and 100% colour outcomes.

Colour isn’t everything.  performance is key to breeding good stock and it seems that some stallions crop up again and again in British Bred Sports Performance horses; Lucky Boy is one of those.

The Lucky Boy breeding line in Solaris Buenno, a 2006 Homozygous Tobiano stallion owned by Solaris Sports Horses can only reassure breeders of his good liniage. Solaris Buenno (Umeno KWPN /wellington (DR) x patty (Lucky Boy( SJ))) is registered Scottish Sports Horse Stallion.  This attractive warmblood stallion already has 32 registered progeny over half of whom are Scottish Sports Horse Registered, and with one third of the mares returning, this has to be conformation of the potential seen by breeders in his progeny. His youngest from 2010 will make interesting watching as they start their competitive acreers over the next few years.

Umeno is a Dutch bred, SSH graded, show Jumping Stallion standing in South Africa. Both trees of his pedigree show remarkable versatility proving themselves in both dressage , jumping and in the show ring. With his offspring also producing successful 2nd generation competitive progeny, including the lovely Solaris Flambeaux, through Unemmo on his Dams side Solaris Achanenna.

Solaris Buenno Has Breeding Lines for Homogenous Tobiano Genetics

Dam line Edwina NRPS (Dutch) mare with 1st premium as a Scottish Sports Horse. X Darwina//Damenstoltz who also has Lucky Boy breeding lines through her sire Ed King Hill/Ekstein

His progeny are very successful in the show ring taking championships at all the Big Northern Shows.  His well made young stock are also being sold, not only to the European Market, but further afield too. His breeders are happy to share their successes and the beauty of his progeny; to a man there is high praise for his stock: For their movement, athleticism and temperament.  Solaris Buenno is a handsome well made improver general purpose stallion, with the advantage for those wanting coloured foals that he is the Homozgous Tobaino Stallion in the North with compelling performance genetics

Solaris Buenno – stands for Solaris Sports Horses and has a Stallion Profile listing on Horse Scout.  So if you are looking, particularly, for a homozygous Tobaino Stallion, with the added bonus of the best breeding and a well made athletic conformation, then this is definitely one for your tick list.

Jumping Stallion Country Farm Stud Challenge

Jumping Stallion for Performance: Challenge

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailKWPN 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.

Catherston Liberator Thoroughbred Event Stallion

A Thoroughbred Stallion for Eventing Catherston Liberator


A Thoroughbred Stallion for Eventing Catherston Liberator is the ideal improver Stallion

A Thoroughbred Eventing Stallion with so many strings to his bow.  Not only has he had a very successful career in a wide range of disciplines but his progeny too are showing clear star quality themselves.

Top sire young horses aged 4-8 ranked 14 (296 points) and 10th with 397 points in 2013 with British Eventing

Catherston Liberator shows just why he is the thoroughbred stallion for eventing with his own concrete career in the event world gaining  66 points British Eventing and in the money at every event in his last season and taking 12 points for each of his last three wins at Longleat, Wilton and Somerly Park Intermediates.


In 2007 cousins, Catherston Dazzler (x Welton Gazelle Catherston Liberators Grand dam) and Catherston Liberator where both ranked in the Futurity Stallion Rannkings for three progeny with the highest scores as Dressage Sires


Catherston Liberator is an impressively well made stallion with the classic good looks of the best of thoroughbreds. His head and neck are set well on a good shoulder with a great coupling front to back and he stands four square.  He raced for eight years proving just how good his conformation is and how well his lovely well made legs have served him.

A Career that proves Catherston Liberator is the right Throughbred Stallion for Eventing Breeding

He followed racing with a career in Dressage (435 points: Advanced) and also taking a fair sized pot in the showjumping arena (£346: Grade C) and finished at the top of his game in Eventing (66 points: Advanced). Not content to rest on his laurels he has since been a schoolmaster at Advanced Medium for Jennie Lorsiton Clarks daughter and also taken the ribbons in Veteran Classes at the National Hunter Show classes too.

He has returned from Langaller Farm in Bovey Tracey, after five years, to stand at Catherston Stud and would make a valuable contribution to both amateur and professional breeding programmes.

Breeding that makes a Thoroughbred Stallion right for Eventing

Catherston Dazzlers’ sire Liboi ran 71 races both on the flat and over hurdles. He won 10 races and was placed in 23. That is a seriously impressive success rate!.  He was also a tough thoroughbred who retired sound despite an intense career on the track. He certainly deserved his Champion TB Stallion at the Ponies of Britain Show in both 1984 and 85.  He also took the reserve Champion (over 14.2hh) at the Essex County Show in 1987.

Loboi sired winners in both flat and hurdle racing and also in the show ring.  His other noteworthy progeny is the Graded Stallion Grand Prix Dressage Catherston Humbug.

His dam, Catherston Jetstream, had great breeding lines.  By the Dutch horse Jashin, who was sire of Olympic horse Sunny Boy and Beau Bravado.  Catherston Jetstream was a very successful Show Jumper with earning £2,000 in winnings.  Catherson Jetstream bred 5 foals. Her own progeny taking top places at Futurity  and her daughter Catherston Dream Machine bred Catherston What A Dream, a sliver medal British Warmblood who competed at Small Tour and also Catherston Springstream who took Champion Hunter as a foal and is successfully competing BSJA.


For Breeders looking for Catherston Liberator , he stands at the Catherston in Stockbridge, Hampshire and has a Stallion profile on Horse Scouts’ website.  Use this link to find out more about his successful progeny.

Woodlander Stud, Woodlander Rockstar

Woodlander Stud: BWS-UK Stallion Woodlander Rockstar


Woodlander Rock Star – Woodlander Stud’s homebred British Warmblood  and grade 1 Oldenburg Dressage Stallion

A good looking British Warm Blood Stallion with the all important look at me presence.

Woodlander rockstar is very powerful and now competing with the Eilbergs at Inter II

Woodlander Rock Star – Woodlander Stud British Warmblood

A good looking British Warm Blood Stallion with the all important look at me presence.  He is very powerful  stallion, and yet entirely contained, and now competing with the Eilbergs at Grand Prix. He has the wonderful, and covetable, ability to move from an expressive passage full of power and elevation into a relaxed walk across the arena and back to show some passage with so much lift and rhythm that you cannot help but be truly impressed;: Not his temperament which allows such a calm approach to a contained jet power driven performance. In the spring of 2013 Lynne Crowden had commented the she was looking forward to his move into the 70’s and he has transitioned seamlessly gaining over 70% at Lemieux National Championships in 2013 and has, since, taken respectable points at all his outings, building on his great success on the 2009 Success on the Sunshine Tour where he won all nine of his classes.  His 2012 seson saw his move into FEI Inter II competition and he took the reserve National Champion that year too. These results were predicted by his grading judges who foresaw an international career ahead of him.

There is no doubt that he is being favoured as a dressage stallion to date with 2 good looking offspring at the 2014 Futuity  as both as sire and dam sire and again in the 2013 Futurity awards with 4 progeny put forward for dressage grading (as sire of and dam sire). Woodlander Rockstar gained a certificate of merit at the Futurity Dressage yearling in 2012 and It was in 2011  that Woodalnder Rock Music came before the judges and he set the bar high for his siblings to follow.

An early foal by Woodlander Rockstar, Woodlander Rapido, campaigned so ably by Annette Ruth Davis-Green is now competing at FEI Inter 1 and PSG and has 368 points at the time of writing and has gained points at every outing over the last tow years.

Woodlander Studs Woodlander Rockstar is by Rotspon/Rubenstein 1 x Anatalia

Woodlander Rockstars’ Sire Sire Rotspon by Rubinsein 1 x state premium mare Antalia was known and admired for his great temperament too, making training such a pleasure  and productive. His good sloping shoulder and elegantly long neck, and of course his sleek jet black colouring are also features which Woodlander Rockstar and his progeny are carrying through. His Grand Sire Rubenstein 1 was prodigiously successful as a performance horse with 40 winds at Grand Prix and he was also a member of the gold winning team at the 1996 Olympics. With 89 State Premium mares and 66 approved stallions.

Dam St Premium Savannah/Sandro x Lollipop

Woodlander Roackstars’ State Premium dam, Savannah, (San Paolo mare) sadly passed on in 2012 but she was a prodigious mare. Her own temperament was “fiery” as Lynne Crowden said in the lovely obituary she wrote for this Woodlander foundation mare which she had bought with the help of hermother. However her offspring have demonstrated again and again just why they are so popular because they are so “ridable” her last two foals have been secured by Maria & Michael Eiberg; certainly a sign of the quality of her progeny. Two embryo transfer foals where born of her. One, Supertramp, has progeny already proving their quality successfully at the Futurity Awards. Savannah, at her own gradings, had impressive scoring in her jumping test and undoubtedly it is her abilities which also pass to Woodlander Rockstars’ Progeny who are coming on to the competitive scene in all disciplines.

I have saved his other successful progeny for another blog…there are just so many!

Medal Mare Woodlander Repartee (2005) – Foal Champion 2005

Woodlander Rallentissez (2006) – Dressage horse, Mare Performance Test Champion

Penhaligon Rockstein (2006) – High Scoring Young Dressage Horse Woodlander Rapido (2006) – Foal Champion 2006 Finalist Shearwater Nationals 2010 & 2011

Woodlander Rhythm n Blues (2007) – Graded Stallion

Woodlander Roxanne (2007) – Foal Champion 2007

Woodlander Ravi Shankar (2008) – Youngstock & Supreme champion 2009

Woodlander Rocketman (2008)

Woodlander Stud has profiles for all its stallions on Horse Scout and you can find a link to Woodlander Rockstar here.


Woodlander Summertime Blues

UK Hanoverian Stallion: Woodlander Summertime Blues


If you a re looking for a future star then  UK Graded UK Hanoverian Stallion Woodlander Summertime Blues  should be top of your list

Woodlander Summertime Blues was the top 2 year old dressage horse at the British Breeding Futurity in 2014 and has also been graded with both the German and UK Hanoverian Societies and with the WBS-Uk.

I am looking forward to seeing him mature, some tension during his stallion show was evident but the judges still praised him for his great power and long lines he shows all the elasticity and expression that the judges look for. His natural elevation can be seen in his trot and he will only improve on this with training under saddle. Lynne Chapman says he also has a super canter, which is going to prove invaluable in a horse with this lovely confirmation. At his Hanoverian grading the Judge, Dr Christmann, said of this eye catching black 16.3hh Stallion that “…he was the image of his great grand dam, the mare St Pr Pikantje who was German National Champion under saddle.

Woodlander Summertime Blues’ Sire, Spörcken, was the highest priced stallion at the 2010 verden Auctions, and deservedly so. An exceptionally elegant uphill and powerful horse with an beautiful trot. His well made shoulder and forearm allowing the coveted forward, elevated and elegant gait so coveted in the dressage arena. Spörcken Is by the world famous Sir Donnerhall, himself a successful performance horse, he is sire of an impressive list of Bundeschampion offspring,. Sir Donnerhall was the five year old world champion dressage horse, with 89 licenced stallions by him and 80 state premium registered mares to his record.

La Beale Isoud,Spörckens’ dam Sire is by Lauries Crusador xx a had success on the British racing Circuit was a Hanoverian State Stallion for 23 years. He sired 2,713 foals of which 264 mares became state premium and 55 sons were licensed.

Woodlander Summertime Blues’ Dam Moulin Rouge Daughter of Alabama who also bred The licensed WSBS graded stallion Santana. The Graded Warmblood Breeders Studbook stallion for 2009 bred at Woodlander Stud and now standing for the Trevoulter Barton Stud

Dam Sire is the tall Elegant Grand Prix Stallion (2xBundecshampionat Finalist ) Margue Hwho has a high percentage of TB in his breeding through his sire the Anglo Arab Mont Du Chantal with Florestan ii, through Mon Fleury, boosting his great modern shape., he has Cardinal XX on his Dams side. Standing for Sue Carson (Saddles) List 1 British dressage Judge, who says “…he is a powerful, handsome and willing ride” from whom his delighted owner claims, she has learnt a huge amount. Margue H Progeny are now making headlines at Grand Prix with Mystery (by Margue H x Delano) ridden by the Polish rider Zaneta Skowronska on the podium at the 2014 CDI Radzionkow on home territory.

Woodlander Summertime Blues is definitely a star of the future,  a young stallion waiting in the wings. To find out more about Woodlander Stud and Woodlander Summertime Blues visit www.horsescout.co.uk

This Uk Hanoverian Stallion Woodlander Summertime Blues has his own stallion profile page on the Horse scout website.


Show Jumping Stallion Babeleh

Show Jumping Stallion Review: Babeleh


For Breeders Looking to Improve Performance with a Show Jumping Stallion: Balebeh offers concessions to Grade A mares.

For those breeding to improve performance in show jumping the stallion Balenbeh is a handsome, compact, well made Selle Italiono with a good shoulder slope and humorous length giving him a good shape over a fence. Now campaigned by Emma Jowsey here in the UK.

Standing at Ballinmore Stud in Yorkshire this lovely show jumping performance stallion has already proved his genetics with offspring competing in the international arena. As a young sire his progeny included A Brok a chestnut KWPN 2005 gelding15 currently competing at a 1.50m level with Rein Pill, and the KWPN Registered Bay Stallion Abaldo.

Bred in Holland by Alessandro Pellegrini, an internationally recognised Show Jumping Breeder, who has bred and produced top show jumpers for more than 20 years. Balebeh was Graded and Approved with the Zangersheide stud as a 4 year old Stallion and was 5th at the Dutch National Stallion Championships. He is also a Graded AES Stallion and has been awarded the Silver Stallion Medal with the BSJA.

His Show Jumping career was started in Italy at 6 years old and he has competed at CSI 4* Level, jumping here in the UK and in Italy.

Babelehs’ own show jumping genetics are assured. His sire is the Olympic stallion Baloubet du Rouet . Baloubet du Rouet is a 3 times World Champion Show Jumping Stallion with 2 gold medals and an Olympic Team Bronze. And this line comes from Galbouet by Alme, also an Olympic stallion, winning team gold at the World Show Jumping Championships in 1982.

His dam Tallisman Girl (Lucky boy xx. ) has also bred Millemiglia (2001) who is already successfully campaigned by the Italian International Show Jumper Filippo Moyersoen. Another relation from Alessandro Pellegrinis’ stable is Adwana (Lucky Boy/Lucky Boy xx) is campaigned by International Show Jumper, turned Eventer, Juan Carlos Garcia.

Lucky Boy XX has 27 approved stallions to his name and is clearly one of the key foundation stallions of the modern Show Jumper.

This well made show jumping stallion, Balebeh, has a neat, powerful jump. He is an agile stallion with plenty of power and yet has a surprisingly long stride, which is why he has been successful on the international tracks. He also has the best of temperaments, not only to cope with the stresses of a show jumping career but also one which makes him a dream to handle at home.

For Breeders looking for an excellent stallion which offers good value this show jumping improver stallion has a Stallion Profile on Horse Scout and offers concessions to Grade A Show Jumping Mares.