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Grafenstolz- A Master of all Trades




He’s dark, handsome, elegant and has talent in abundance. If you ever see him in the flesh or watch him in action, he would undoubtedly make an impression on you. The Trakehner stallion Grafenstolz, is certainly proving hot property in the breeding world right now and he is just one of the many, first class stallions we profile on Horse Scout.


Rarely do you find an stallion who both in his own performance and that of his off-spring has proven to be a Master of all Trades. In fact you would be hard pressed to find many stallions with better all-round credentials. Grafenstolz currently stands at Number One in the British Eventing stallion rankings and is in the top 10 of the World rankings for good reason but he is also siring a number of quality jumpers and dressage horses.


The fact that World No 1 eventer Michael Jung chose to compete him as a young horse is testament to the stallion’s ability. The pair won the prestigious Bundeschampionnat 6 year old eventing championships (the German Young Horse Championships) and was also a finalist for the 6 year old Jumping and Dressage Championships. That same year, he won the World Eventing Championships in Lion d’Angers and then displayed his extraordinary scope and bravery when clearing 2 metres in an International Puissance competition.


His progeny are displaying the same talent, willingness and bravery together and seem to be inheriting his elegant movement. Some of his successful representatives include Grand Prix Iwet who finished 4th at Waregem in CSI3* level showjumping; Santana’s Gold who won the Junior European Championships; Gina K, Telstar de Bardenave, Saviola 3, Giaccomo YSS and Mr Schabel are all competing CCI3* eventing. Then in young horse classes he has dominated the Burghley Young Event Horse Finals as well as the French Young Horse Championships.

He is also the damsire of the reserve champion at the 2015 Trakehner approvals, Fellini who is now in training with leading Dressage rider Helen Langehanenberg.


Grafenstolz stands at 167cm and is approved by a number of the main studbooks: Trakehner, Selle Francais, AES, Anglo Arab, Hannovarian and is ranked number one of all the stallions in Baden-Wurttemberg.


His own breeding is exemplary. His sire Polarion qualified several times for the World Cup Finals in dressage and went to the European Championships with Laura Bechtolsheimer. His damline is equally impressive as his mother is the full sister of the approved stallion Gypsy King and the approved stallions Guy Laroche and Grimani are from this damline.


His stud fee remains at 900 euros plus VAT this season which includes a live foal guarantee.


More information can be found here http://www.thestallioncompany.com/portfolio/grafenstolz/


If you simply can’t wait a few years for some of his offspring use our unique search facility to discover more exciting Grafenstolz progeny on Horse Scout.  https://www.horsescout.com/stallions-at-stud/profile/674


Written by Ellie Kelly

Premium Pony Stallions Joins Horse Scout


Horse Scout is delighted to have one of the most exciting premium pony stallions in the UK listed with them.  Chartsturmer WE is the exquisite, 4 year old, chestnut pony stallion, by Caramel FH and owned by Ann-Marie Manning and ridden by sister Jennifer Manning.


“We met the Horse Scout team at the Bury Farm Stallion show and agreed that Horse Scout would be a great platform to promote Chartsturmer WE from” confirmed the Manning sisters.

The incredibly smart Chartsturmer WE achieved his Premium status grading and licence with Weser Ems in Vechta, Germany in 2015, where he was only 1 of 5 colts to achieve the prestigious title.

At only 4 years of age this beautifully tempered pony displays three impressive and balanced paces. An elevated, powerful, yet graceful trot with a wonderfully active hind leg, a superbly active walk and canter, that already display so much scope and potential for his future, both as a competition pony and breeding stallion.


Purchased as a yearling, it has always been the Manning’s aim to both produce ‘Charti’ as a leading competition pony and breeding stallion.

“Our long term aim is to produce him as an FEI dressage pony, but also to help dressage pony breeding within the UK.  We saw that the British Breeding industry was in need of a stallion like Chartsturmer WE, and it has always been an aim of ours to help improve this area of the industry” added Jennifer Manning.


Backed in 2016 Charti is now into his ridden career and will feature in the Northern Stallion Show later in March, along with Stallions AI in April.  Ann-Marie and Jennifer also plan to aim him at the British Dressage Young Pony classes later this year, as part of his own competition pathway and to build his own profile as both an elite competition and pony stallion.

“He is aimed at the competition mare and we will be looking to work with approved mares, but he has only got one breeding season under him at the moment, with 2 offspring due this season.  As much as it is our aim to support the dressage pony breeding industry in the UK, we have also had interest from the eventing market looking to produce smaller event horses with high quality dressage paces.”


Leprince Des Bois

Performance Event Stallion: Leprince des Bois


Leprince des Bois a Selle Francais eventing stallion who really covers the ground. Proven performance underpinned with picture perfect conformation and breeding.

Leprince is a rare blood type, with an expressive head and elegant length of rein. By Yarlands Summersong (Fleetwater Opposition) out of Welton Gazelle, he has an event pedigree to shout about. On Leprince des Bois Dam’s’ side he has the elite be Bois line.

Outstanding in the Event Field, with Leprince regularly finishing first or second after the dressage at Burghley, Badminton and Pau, with Carl Hester stating that Leprince was “stunning” whilst in first place after the dressage at Badminton in 2013, high praise indeed. Leprince is built uphill, with a very active hind leg and strong quarters. He is an improver for any mare. His temperament is superb, and to prove this he took a sixteen year old girl to the German junior championships and won.

Competition Results with rider Kai Ruder:
2013 – Leprince des Bois competed at both badminton and Burleigh ****’s
2012 –  He competed at Harptbury International CCI****
2011 – Fontainbleau 19th Leprince Des Bois
2010 – Badminton CCI ****39th
2010 – Pau CCI**** 4th
2009 – Burghley CCI**** 10th
2009 – Strzegom CIC***W final 8th
2008 – Boekelo CCI*** 2nd

Leprince des Bois is standing for The Stallion Company who are the World’s leading eventing sire owners, with Kannan, Leprince des Bois, Esteban, Grafenstolz and Royaldik, along with showjumping legends Parco, Triomphe de Muze, Clinton II, Namelus R and Bentley van de Heffinck.

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Arkol Harthill Stud

AES Jumping Stallion: Arkol for Harthill Stud


Arkol by Argentinus  AES jumping stallion carrying the torch for Harthill Stud producing modern performance athletes.

Harthill Studs’ stallion Arkol is setting breeders alight, this trail blazing modern and successful performance stallion.

Arkol is a son of Argentinus – also the sire of Nick Skelton’s former top ride, Arko lll – Arkol is known for his trainable attitude and athletic ability, already making a name for himself on the showjumping circuit.

Arkol has been competed by William Whitaker, one of the top professionals listed on the Horse Scout website, who likes the ride he gives so much he tweets about it when he visits Harthill Stud to ride him!

Arkol has been much admired since winning the 4 year old class at The British Showjumping National Championship at the Scope Festival in 2011.  He has since consistently won 5 year old classes at Arena UK, Adoldington and Scope. In 2013, Arkol has had three wins in the Six Year Old Tour in Valencia.

Arkol is now jumping 1.45m classes in the 7 year old series. The British Stallion Event at Harptbury was the first stallion parade attended by Harthill Stud’s young show jumping stallion Arkol made easy work of the up to height jumps William Whitaker displayed him over.

Nina Barbour said of Arkol: “Again, all that we say about him was displayed with his very good attitude, scope and quality. William is looking forward to producing Arkol on the International circuit further in 2015, and has no concerns that he will be restricted in anyway when his time comes to jump the biggest classes in the sport.”

Arkol, by Argentinus is a type hard to find, bringing a superb temperament alongside the quality needed to put on most jumping mares being covered to produce a modern athlete. Arkol’s Sire – Argentinus – prolific sire of world class sports horses, both in dressage and jumping. Including the infamous Arko III, who also passes on his talent through his progeny – this is seen in Argento and Air Jordan Z to name but two.

Arkol’s Dam is Kolibri who has 16 approved sons and more than 60 state premium mares.

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Exclusive: Event Stallion

Performance Sports Event Stallion: Exclusive


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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Dowland KO Bo Diddley

Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley : Brownscombe Stud


A small but perfectly formed Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley BWBS Stallion standing at Brownscombe Stud.

A BWBS 15hh Trakhener, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley, an ideal sire to produce competition ponies and small competition horses. Considered by the grading judges to be “an improver type with good elasticity”, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley was The Reserve Champion of the Sports Pony Studbook Society at the 2009 Grading and made history by becoming the first pure Trakehner to Grade as a Sports Pony Stallion, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley carries some of the best dressage bloodlines.

Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley has an outstanding temperament and a superb loose jump. He carries some of the best dressage bloodlines and his foals, out of a variety of mares, have all inherited his lovely athletic movement and temperament. His oldest progeny will be backed in 2014/5. Horse Scout is looking forward to seeing their profiles uploaded and watching their progress.

At his grading, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddleyey scored a nine for his canter, which was described by the judges Lynne Crowden and Geoff Glazzard as “athletic” with “good cadence and engagement of hindquarters”. The judges described his loose jumping as having “natural freedom and a lot of scope”.

Bo has been backed and brought on slowly, and is proving to be exceptionally trainable.

Dowland K.O. Bo Diddleys’ sire Holme Park Kalibre is a full brother to the graded Trakehner stallion Holme Park Krug. Kalibre is no longer entire and Bo is his only entire son, and his Dam Holme Grove Cezanne is a graded BWBS pony mare.

This is a lovely small stallion and well worth checking out.

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Elite Showjumping Stallion: Billy Congo


Billy Congo:  “I’m just in love with some of the young horses by Billy Congo” says William Funnel to the AES in January this year.

Billy Congo achieved Gold British Show Jumping Elite Stallion status in 2010 ridden by William Funnell. He was part of the Nations Cup winning team at Hickstead jumping a double clear round and was also selected for the British Team squad for Dublin. He was placed sixth in The Super League Grand Prix in Falsterbo Sweden again jumping a double clear round and was 2nd in the Derby Trial at Hickstead and won the International Bunn Leisure Tankard class.

His successes continued at Grand Prix through 2011 to last year and 2015 looks set to be a star year with Billy Congo already taking good placing’s in his 3* competitions this year.

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 Dam Billy Autumn was herself and successful Grand Prix Showjumper and her sire, Animo, is among the elite jumping stallions in the world today.

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.

With his deep understanding of the breeding process, breeders should be assured by William Funnels responses to the Anglo European Stud Book when asked “Is Billy Congo the best?” and “Which stallion brought you the best horses?” his response was:

“Billy Congo is the best! No, I’m a modest man, but I’m just so in love with some of the young horses by Billy Congo. Some six and seven-year-olds in my stables. What I experience with Billy Congo is that he gives blood and produces careful sport types. There aren’t many stallions like that. For most stallions you need a blood mare. He doesn’t need that. I think most people don’t even realise how good he is because I think he is suited more to the European mares than the English blood types. He’s good on the typical continental mares, because he’s a strong horse with a good back and good hind end. That’s why I think we should sell more semen to Europe. There are not enough stallions with this type in Europe. Together with Kees Van Den Oetelaar I’m dividing the semen in Europe now. We have just finished another period of freezing his semen. His semen is better than any other, and his frozen is as good as the fresh.”

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Solaris Sports Horse Stallion: Kambarbay is producing a crop of golden boys


Are you looking for a stallion to improve the “Blood” factor in your performance stock?

Kambarbay is a graded Breeders Elite – SIES VNIIK Stallion by his owners Solaris Sports Horses. He is a 15.3hh Akhal Teke Perlino stallion who offers everything in terms of quality, scope, stamina to give an edge in the competitive field.

Breeding in elasticity over a fence and four exceptional paces – walk, trot, canter and gallop – the Akhal Teke is considered by many to be one of the oldest thoroughbred breeds today and Solaris Sports’ stallion at stud Kambarbay possesses all of the desirable characteristics of the modern sport horse, three very good paces, well defined limbs and a well proportioned length of body and neck, a beautiful head and a the bonus of a metallic golden sheen to his coat for which the breed are also renowned.

Kambarbay is a stallion with tremendous presence exuding the nobility and refinement of his breed. As an Homozygous agouti and cream, he will always produce palomino and buckskin foals from solid mares. His first foals (2012) show an abundance of athleticism, presence and refinement.

Kambarbay is a consistent producer of first premium progeny presented at the British Futurity and SSH young-stock gradings. He has crossed well with a variety of mare types – Irish Sport Horse, Warmblood, Thoroughbred and pony mares. He has proven a popular choice with mare owners with progeny born throughout Scotland and the UK. His first foals have arrived in Australia.

Kambarbay’s Sire Kuvvatli was born in Turkmenistan – he comes from Posman and Ak Belek bloodlines and is half-brother to Gaigisiz, a famous sire in Russia. Kuvvatli s’ full sister Sumrygush became a breed champion in Krasnodar in 1991.

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Horse Scout Stallion Review: Calypso’s Rampant Million


A lovely young breeding stallion with his first foals born last year.  A very handsome16hh Dark Bay Hanoverian Stallion, Anglo European Graded and Scottish Sports Horse Approved. This impressive young stallion has excellent confirmation, outstanding movement and a calm sensible temperament. He has some of the best breeding you will come across. With his future looking bright as a showjuimper.

By Flight View Studs very own Temple’s Calypso (find Temple’s Horse Scout stallion profile here http://www.horsescout.co.uk/horses/profile/759 ) Calypso’s Rampant Million is currently jumping BSJA in Foxhunters and showing potential to follow in his relatives foot steps. He started competing BD at novice level in April 2013 gaining dressage points in his first outing. Qualified in February 2013 for the BLUE CHIP JOINT RLF POWER CHAMPIONSHIP Qualified Discovery 2nd rounds for 2013 Qualified Newcomers 2nd rounds for 2014 & 2015 Qualified for the RIHS 2015 in the Winter Novice.

His sire, Temple Calypso, has produced numerous Grade A showjumpers, most notably Ali, ridden by Graham Lovegrove who `flew the flag for British breeding with 6th place in the 6 year-old World Championship` as featured in the Horse and Hound with winnings just over £25,000.

His Grand sire Calypso II; a stallion known for siring international performance horses with great jumping ability and great ridability .He was one of the most significant sires in Germany.

Calypso II’s dam, Tabelle produced SIX approved stallions, starting with one by Congress, then when bred to Cor de la Bryère, the five Calypso brothers all of whom were useful horses and valuable sires. Tabelle is a full sister to Samei, who was the dam of the great Granat, a world champion dressage horse with Christine Stückelberger.

Temple Whatsit sired by Temple Calypso winning just short of £ 10,000 in A&B’s, 1.30m & 1.40m Opens.

Definitely one to look out for this lovely Hanoverian can be found on Horse Scouts web site www.horsescout.co.uk where he has his own profile page;

Horse Scout Stallion Listing for Landpirol


Landpirols’ little lovelies for 2015 are delighting the breeders.

If you are looking for a multi-purpose sire for top class showjumpers,dressage horses, event horses and working hunters then This lovely stallion is waiting for  you in Lancashire. Landripol is standing at West End Stud is a 17.1hh British Warm Blood Approved and Lifetime Licensed with Oldenburg Verband owned  by Francesca Pollara.

This impressive son of International Showjumper Landphoenix is an upstanding horse with a beautiful head, perfect conformation, stunning paces, Landpirol shows a wonderful free shoulder technique over a fence, with proven scope and success makes him an exciting prospect for UK breeders.  End House Stud are generously keeping him affordable so Uk breeders can  access  one of the most prolific classic Oldenburg bloodlines.

Landpirols’ excellent bloodlines link him to some of the top International Showjumpers of all time including Landgraf, Ladykiller and Tin Rocco and also the internationally renowned stallion Landadel

His Horse Scout Stallion listing profile is brief but he is surely most noted for his fantastic temperament . He is an ideal choice for mares requiring more quality and athleticism. He is a modern example of the Oldenburg breed, carrying 55.29% Thoroughbred. Landpirol is an approved and lifetime licensed breeding Stallion with the Oldenburg Verband, He passed his 70 day test with a great overall score of 110 and an outstanding jumping score of 128.72 in jumping, he finished 4th at his stallion performance test in 2001 at Adelheidsdorf and 12th place overall. Landpirol won elementary and medium level tests in the young horse series and was campaigned up to Grand Prix classes with placings in Europe.. He was a multiple winner of 6 year old classes and was placed 11th in the Final of the Bundeschampionat as a 5 year old and again 4th in the Kleine Finale as a 6 year old under the saddle of Marco Kutscher, competing up to 1.40m classes. He was then sold to Italy where he competed successfully on the International Showjumping circuit ridden by Antongiulio Pieraccini and Vieri Mugnaini. Landpirol also competed up to Advanced Level Dressage with Italian Dressage Rider Francesca Pollara who is currently qualifying to compete on the Italian Dressage team at the 2012 Olympics.


His European progeny is successful  and includes Showjumpers

  • Luca Toni (dam Schneeglanz – Hann),
  • Lupo W (dam Logoluw – Hess),
  • Lapilotta (dam Porta – West),
  • La Pirola (dam La Palma – Hess),
  • Lupo W 2 (dam Lena W – Hess),
  • Lady Legend (dam Heika – Old),
  • Lago W (dam Foxi Lady – Hess)

and dressage horses

  • Von Jinx (dam Elkara – Old)
  • Leonardo 716 (dam Winja – Hann).


In The Uk Lanpirols eldest crop here in the UK were yearlings in 2014 and include Towerco’s L Di Resta 1st Sports Horse Royal Highland Show. 5th Great Yorkshire. 1st Stanhope Show.1st Eggleston Show Reserve Champion & Champion Overall. This years crop are all looking gorgeous too.

To find Landpriols listing on www.horsescout.co.uk along with other stallions standing with West End Stud do visit our pages or to visit Landpirols page click this link: