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Eldorado – This stallion is striking in every sense: Will he be gold?


WSC Dressage’s wonderful young horse Eldorado is competing consistently and causing a stir with dressage judges and attracting new admirers at every outing. Eldorado has demonstrated all the desirable traits of a dressage stallion and the showed his superior qualities in the dressage arena as a 4 year old which points to, potentially, a performance horse of the highest caliber.

Eldorado’s Horse Scout stallion listing shows that he was awarded with being the Reserve National Champion for 4 year old Dressage Horses at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage, and that later on in the year, at the British Dressage National Championships he completely outshone his nearest rivals to go one better and become the 4 year old Potential International Dressage Horse National Champion. WSC Dressage and Eldorado have already swept the board at Novice, Elementary and Medium. In normal tests Eldorado is praised for his excellent gaits and good submission time after time. He is currently winning Novice tests with up to 78%.

WSC Dressage is very excited to present this truly spectacular young stallion. Eldorado has it all; excellent conformation and faultless mechanics in his basic paces with outstanding natural swing, suppleness and suspension. His natural talent is complimented with exceptional rideability and a first class temperament with a brilliant attitude to work. Every stride that Eldorado takes is uphill, with unrivalled impulsion, giving his rider a feeling of incredible controlled power. Eldorado demonstrated all of these qualities in the dressage arena as a 4 year old. He was awarded with being the Reserve National Champion for 4 year old Dressage Horses at the Hartpury Festival of Dressage, but later on in the year at the British Dressage National Championships he completely outshone his nearest rivals to go one better and become the 4 year old Potential International Dressage Horse National Champion. Eldorado is Anglo European Studbook (Approved) Breeders Elite and accepted for the Oldenburg 70 day test.

His sire Special D (S: Metall sire of Utopia) is himself a grand prix horse, and as a youngster was the Champion dressage horse of Holland as both a 4 and 5 year old in their Pavo Cup competition. On His Dams side Damiro (five 9’s and two 8.5s in his performance test) was the sire of champions in both the jumping arena and also Le Byou p. top USA Dressage sire.


Are you looking for a coloured horse?


A fantastic collection of coloureds at Country Farm Stud.

Karen Raine’s fantastic set up in Lancashire has every combination of coloured horse that you can imagine!, What a place, an equitation centre ‘par excellance’ and also a world renowned stud.  The majority of her Sports Horse Stallions are Homogenous coloureds (i.e. coloured stalliions which breed similar coloured foals) Established for 20 years Country Farm Stud has grown from a small family run stud to one of the largest Sports Horse Stud Farms in the UK with the underlying reason for this growth being customer referrals and recognition.

As well as standing the stallions there are many other sides of the business into which it has diversified. These now include semen freezing & storage along with other stallion services & has attained DEFRA approval for EU export of semen. It is an approved A.I centre for chilled semen & also has a large education & training department.

As well as various plain competition stallions we are t he home of three of only seven Performance Elite Graded Coloured stallions in the UK & the only Premier Performance Elite Graded stallion in the UK.

Karen Raine Stud owner & Manager is an Equine Lecturer with Cert Ed qualification, NVQ Assessor & specialist Breeding & Performance Horse Assessor as well as a BHS Int SM & A.I technician. In putting these qualifications to use the Education and Training side of the business has grown with extension to the training facilities. Both full and part time students are taken for Work Based Diploma Courses (NVQ) throughout the year. We pride ourselves in producing employable students who have gone onto very good careers within the industry both here and abroad.

Country Farm Stud also has some fantastic coloureds for sale including Country Class Act at £2,750 last years quality colt foal (can geld) by Country Top Dollar out of a Lone Rnager mare. Super sport horse youngster who has the conformation, presence and paces to exceed in any sphere.

Country Joker at £3,950 a Stunning 3 year old gelding currently standing approx 16hh. He was to keep but I just don’t have the time to do him justice. This young man has it all, as a foal he won the SHB NW points over the season and took 2 Championships and a Reserve Supreme. He is out of a retired show jumping mare who went on to become a prolific show brood mare and also has numerous Grade A show jumpers in his pedigree. He has the looks movement and conformation to make a HOYS show horse and has the scope to show jump or event. Pictures are in his winter woollies but even so his quality shines through. He is well handled and can be backed if required, and :

Country Polka Dot  £3,950 a striking 5 year old homozygous Sports Horse Mare 16hh by Dual Elite Graded stallion out of Clover Hill mare. Very unusually marked this mare will stand out in a crowd, hard to see on pictures but she has paw prints on both sides. A super ridden or breeding prospect this mare has it all breeding, paces and jump. Backed and turned away to mature she is now back in work. She has three established elevated paces, hacks out and jumps coloured and rustic courses. She has the most super temperament in and out of the stable and is a pleasure to own and work with. Only for sale as we do not have time to compete this super mare.

These horses are all noted as being suitable for or with potential as: all rounder, showing or sports horses.

Horse Scout is very pleased to see such a high profile breeder and centre on its lists, so welcome to Karen Raine.

Are you covering your mare this year?


We’re moving towards the spring are you thinking of covering you mare?

Stallion Review – William Funnels’ ride Billy Mexico

William Funnels’ ride Billy Mexico is by the Billy Stud AES / AWR Approved stallion Cevin Z. He is an exceptional young stallion starting his competitive career with William Funnell. He is showing huge ability, combined with an excellent temperament. Cevin Z his sire was bred by the prestigious Zangersheide Stud and carries double crosses in his pedigree of both Cor de la Bryere and Capitol I.

His pedigree sets him apart and combined with his talent and temperament ha has proven to be an ideal producer of high class sports horses, especially show jumpers and eventers.

His first crop of young stock were placed first and second at the Young Horse Championships in 2006. He has competed successfully with William Funnell at International level. His youngstock are achieving top class results in both show jumping and eventing at international level.

Bidorette the mother of Billy Mexico is a proven broodmare having produced numerous good foals, in particular the approved stallion Fervent, a proven sire who achieved over $20.00.00 in winnings and also Libro who jumped to Foxhunter level, with BSJA winnings of £974.00. Libro also excels as a dressage horse with 250 points and is working at advanced medium level.

This graded AES chestnut stallion has well proven progeny.  2008 was Billy Mexico’s first season at stud and as he was only a 3yr old the stud only covered six mares with him, but the crop have been outstanding.

William said “From what we have seen of Mexico’s progeny so far we are very excited about him as a breeding stallion. Considering we only covered the six mares the first year, all the offspring have shown his super technique and great brain”. Of the six, two were sold to Norway as 4yr olds and both have been consistently in the results.