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Samara fly Dual Purpose Stallion

Dual Purpose Stallion the Skewbald Tobiano Samara Fly


An eye catching and coloured Dual Purpose performance stallion Samara Fly standing at Longacres Stud

Samara Flys’ credentials as a Dual Purpose Stallion

Samara Fly carries his 17.0hh with powerful athleticism. Owned by Mandy Sanderson, Samara Fly is a Dual Purpose Anglo European Registered Sports Horse with a passport full of ticks in the right boxes.  His pedigree Sambertino KWPN (Samber ex Illustra), Dam: Annie XVIII SHB(GB) (Tullibards Shakespeare ex Grange Girl Pet) back up his performance potential..

However, its not just performance that matters to breeders and temperament is often key to stallion choice.  This quiet, companionable and highly trainable stallion lives on a mixed yard and hacks out on the moors at home from the Longacres Stud.

His “clients” are obviously very happy with their offspring and this is more than backed up by the number of breeders posting up to Samara Flys’ “facebook” page.  What has been very interesting is the obvious stamp of Samara Fly on his offspring: They do, to a man, seem to stand well on all four corners with good shape to their bodies and well set heads and necks. Interestingly, they are, bar a very few, all coloured and most carry the widened blaze over the nostrils.  The over arching impression though is one of interest in the camera!! Something their father is not shy of either.

Samara Fly is fully graded with both CHAPS UK and ISPA (now LHI). The Irish Sports Horse grading thorough his dams line as well as a fully licensed stallion with the Zfdp (Zuchtverband fuer deutsche Pferde e. V.) where he was the youngest UK stallion, at the time, to receive this grading. His grandsire the Skewbald KWPN Samber was not only a very useful jumping horse but also a Grand Prix dressage horse.

In 2011 he received his full AES (Anglo European Studbook) grading as a Dressage Stallion.  Indeed another first for this lovely coloured stallion.

Samara Fly is Dual Purpose in the Judges Eyes

His judges would, it seems agree with his usefulness as a dual purpose horse. In the same year he qualified for Badminton Young Dressage Horse gaining a 7th at the finals, he also qualified for, and made a good account of himself, in the Summer Regionals that year and qualified for the Pet Plan Medium following this up with a qualification for the Winter Regionals too.

He has started his jumping career under British Show Jumping with Sarah Lundy and has also made successful appearances in the show ring.

As a performance horse Samara Fly is working well, and above average for a horse of his age. Campaigned from Novice up to PSG by YGB rider Alex C Ingoe-Topham under Michael Eiberg since 2010. Michael has been a supporter of this horses career and who firmly believed that this lovely horse would go to Grand Prix (and I have no doubt he was right!) said;

So much upward movement, the like I have never seen in a Coloured Horse ! …”He is the Coloured horse of the future…The one to Watch !!”

The ride is now with Hannah Doggett who has upped his game, and his success record since April this year. His results are nothing less than impressive.  Competing at Advanced Medium and Prix Saint Georges he has taken a ribbon at every show so far with upwards of 665% at most outings and an impressive 67.3% at AM for the Summer Qualifier at Cockshot along with top slot on her other ride the Andalusian stallion Hortelano Cen in the Medium.

At the Hartpury Festival of Dressage Michael Eiberg must have been pleased to see Samara Fly with Hanna Hoggett in the Elite Stallion class where this young stallion performed well in a very strong field where the marks ranged from just touching 60 right up to the outstanding score by Micheal Eibergs’ ride with Woodlander Farouche at 0ver 77%.

Longacres Stud, who bred from Samara Fly as a 3 year old, have 33 of his progeny with the stud prefix Longacres. Samara fly has some 55 progeny now listed the first looking set to show the world how successful Samara Fly Progeny will be.

With his progeny featuring in the Futurity programs across all three disciplines he is proving himself a versatile performance improving dual purpose stallion and even only so few years in his ranking with BEF is already 7.77.

You can find out more about this attractive dual purpose performance stallion through his profile on horse Scout the website which connects breeding lines and professionals.

Aimbry Chester Performance Pony Stallion

Performance Pony Stallion: Aimbry Chester


Breeders Looking for Picture Perfection in a Performance Pony Stallion: the nomination must surely go to Aimbry Chester

The perfect performance sports pony Stallion Aimbry Chester is also the eye catching face of Baileys Horse feeds and a catalogue model.  He has everything. He is Everything and he gives everything too.  The list of successful progeny on his End House Stud Biography page is awe inspiring. His family connections read as a who’s who in the performance arena in showjumping, dressage, and Eventing with their success reflected in his being graded as a lifetime Sports Pony Stallion followed by a certificate of excellence awarded by the SPSS  for the most progeny to be registered with them by any Sports Pony Stud Society stallion.

At 15.hh this lovely British Warmblood stallion has a wonderful photograph on his profile page on www.horsescout.co.uk  showing his lovely head and photogenic allure. Aimbury Chester is a breathtakingly beautiful horse with tremendous paces. He is short coupled with natural elevation, cadence and outstanding good looks. He gives an overall picture of incredible beauty proving to be a natural performer excelling throughout all stages of his dressage career. He was selected as a member of the Supporters Of British Breeding Dressage Quadrille at the Young Riders European Championships opening ceremony held at Hartpury College. But its not just in the dressage arena that Aimbury Chester shows a huge careful jump over coloured poles, is completely at home across country and the only time he was shown in hand as a youngster he qualified for the Royal International Horse Show. After several years away from competition due to his busy stud commitments he returned triumphant from the Northern Horse Show winning the Riding Horse Stallion class, qualifying for both the British Show Horse Association ( BSHA) National Championships, & the National Pony Society  Ottergayle Supreme In Hand Riding Horse Championship, at fifteen years of age this was surely a testament to his soundness, temperament and breeding.

For breeders wanting to produce consistence then End House Studs’ Aimbury Chester has a predominantly bay gene and has never thrown chestnut. His lineage includes some of the top performance horses in the world such as showjumping stallions Ramiro Z , Lady Killer, Galanthus, Rastell , Raimondo, and the famous olympic mare Ratina Z gold medal winner at WEG 1994. . Wadacre Chicko, who was a graded BWBS Stallion and advanced dressage horse by Atlantus, a legend in his own life time being sire of more graded Stallions and medal winning Mares than any other British Warm Blood Society Stallion. Annika was a BWBS graded Danish warm blood Mare dam of the highest priced yearling at the High Performance Sales in 1993. Rum Moss is the dam of graded Stallions, top class competition horses including Asslam member of the Italian Showjumping team, his pedigree also includes Quorum, sire of three times Grand National Winner Red Rum .

Aimbury Chester is the ideal sire for breeders wanting to produce the archetypal eye catching competition pony, Dressage, FEI pony,  looking for HOYS potential, or a Riding Horse or  Hunter with the right temperament and looks and presence in Hunter & WHP and the top class Show pony.

If you would like to find  out more please click through to Aimbury Chesters stallion profile on Horse Scout here: Aimbry Chester – Gisburn, Lancs

As a taster of the success you could be breeding here are a list of just some of his highly successful progeny including graded stallions and winners in all performance arenas:

Chester’s Cloudy Bay

Parkgate Royal Visit

Springtime Breeze,

Bushburn Aramist

Bowland Whispering Lady

Aimbry Kymmara

Paddocklow Persephone

Classical Echo

Paddocklow Supernova


Sweet Gemini

Burgundy’s Dream Warrior

Kerranen Merlyn…. In fact the list of winners, champions and supremo’s just goes on and on!

Aimbury Chester is, crucially, the sire of of Thursden Vallye Raphael Multi-Champion In-Hand and Ridden 14hh Sports Pony Stallion. Who also qualified for HOYS 2010 Cuddy In-hand Final, multi supreme champion ridden and in hand NPS stallion, BEF 1 st premium 07, 20 BD points competing elementary level – who in turn sired champion Pony Foal in Ireland at Cavan All Ireland Championships 2008.

And another stallion Thursden Vallye Raphael a handsome 14hh stallion licensed with the National Pony Society, & Graded with the Sports Pony Stud book who also stands at End House Stud and has a profile on Horse Scout. Who also boasts a string of very successful progeny himself. And you can find his Horse Scout listing here 


Horse Scouts’ Irish Connection – Top Professionals and horses with an Irish Conncetion listed on Horse Scout


Horse Scout Blogger was been inspecting our lists for Irish Horses today.  Wow, there are some top Irish horses listed, at stud and for sale on Horse Scout.

The Irish sports horse is evaluated on its genetic performance. This is used as a measure of the ability of all of a horse’s known relatives including parents, full‐and half‐siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts etc. Breeding values based on pedigree alone will be identical for all full siblings, however, when these horses start to compete, their own performances will be used to determine a set of genes and therefore breeding values will change accordingly.

Horse Scout also has Olivers Green an Irish Sports Horse Eventer who upgraded to Intermediate in 2014. Lucca Stubbington, who has a Professional Profile on Horse Scout along with profiles of her string of competition horses, says that Olivers’ best placing was 2nd at Scarva Horse Trials as and that he has had good placings at novice level, which included winning at Finvoy Horse Trials. He will be upgraded to CCI** in 2015, whioch must be a very exciting prospect for her. She lists his breeding as Florida Son x Brockley Green.  At the moment this horse has no connections to others on our site other than his Irish Breeding.

However, Horse Scout, the horse worlds’ answer to LinkedIn offers all our professionals the opportunity follow other professionals and their horses. It is a useful measure of pedigree to see how well horses with similar breeding are performing and by building connections, as with any social media hub, the more connections you building the stronger your profile is in the Horse Scout.

Of course a horses performance can be greatly influenced by its training, its rider and its circumstances. A multitude of things. However horse scout bloger has noticed that the Irish Horse is a popular one in the competitive field.  They are a versatile breed with great performance records in all spheres of horsemanship. The even temperament, durability and power of the Irish Draught, mixed with the speed and athleticism of the Thoroughbred, creates a potent mix which is well up to the demands of modern day competition. World famous for jumping and cross-country ability, this Irish Draught/Thoroughbred cross is not only a top caliber international athlete, but can serve as a perfect novice mount, adeptly boosting the confidence of a lower level rider.

Horse Scout has Honour Cruise – listed as a 16.2hh Irish Sports Horse stallion standing in Malpas, Cheshire with proven Cloverhill bloodlines this lovely dapple grey horse combines an exceptional jumping technique with superb correct movement and conformation. He was selected by Oliver Townend and Nina Barbour from the 2009 Elite 3 yr old sale at Cavan. He combines the very best of Irish bloodlines and has the blood and quality needed to be a top-class athlete. Honour Cruise has a fantastic, trainable temperament. Jumped a double clear in his first event, a BE100, at the end of the 2012 season with Oliver Townend, finishing on his dressage score of 25. In 2013 Honour Cruise completed his first full season, finishing the season with a consistent record at Novice level. Finishing in the top ten on five occasions.

Horse Scout also has a few Irish horses for sale on its lists namely:

Clonkyle Pilgrim in Norfolk at £5,500 Richard Pilgrim describes him as a lovely boy by Rantis Diamond who has hunted in Ireland. In six BS outings has had double clears in his Novice classes. Riochard thinks he would make lovely eventer or show jumper and that he is a horse with potential and would make a great project for someone to bring on. He is very careful over jumps and is competing now He won BN and was second in discovery at Easton colledge in two outings at BS classes on 21 02 2015 British Novice and Discovery 8 .03.15.

and Cappoquin Steel in Dorchester, Dorset, who is extremely eye catching **SERIOUSLY SMART** is how describes Aaron Millar, the international Event rider. He says his lovely 16.2hh, 6y.o. steel grey Irish gelding, with 3 tidy paces and a great attitude, is fast learner, who wants to please. Cappoquin Steel will do a super test and has a bold jump but is still snaffle mouthed and polite to a fence. Schooling well at home he hasn’t put a foot wrong. Very well mannered, a pleasure to have on the yard. Will excel in any discipline, ready to go on and realise full potential.