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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

Chilli Morning – highest ranked competing stallion ever!


Horse Scout is pleased to present a world class stallion that needs very little introduction.

Chilli Morning is fast becoming an icon and a legend in the sport of eventing. Partnered by three greats of the sport – Nick Gauntlett, Mary King and most famously William Fox-Pitt, this stunning chestnut by Phantomic rose to the higher echelons of the eventing world to become the first stallion in history to win the prestigious Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials back in 2015, following his World Equestrian Games Bronze in 2014. Chilli Morning finished his illustrious eventing career at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio as the highest placed British combination in 12th place.


Owned by Mr & Mrs Christopher Stone and bred by Rainer Schicketanz from Neustadt in Germany and sired by Phantomic and out of a Kolibri called Koralle. ‘Chilli’ has always been the most exceptional stallion and competition horse, with striking looks, scope and paces that were the envy of the eventing world.

Chilli started his career with a win as a 6-year old, in 2006 with Nick Gauntlett in what was then called Pre Novice, before finishing his first season with a 2nd place at The Pavo British Eventing Breeding Championships at Tweseldown. From thereon, as they say, the rest is history. A career spanning 10 years with numerous National and International victories including Badminton CCI****, Bramham CIC*** & CCI*** twice, The Festival of British Eventing and Houghton CIC***. Chilli Morning will forever be remembered as an eventing great, as we now look to the future to the progeny that are set to follow in his hoof prints.


Already proving very fertile, a string of Chilli offspring are already starting to make their mark on the world with Chillis Gem, ridden by Gemma Tattersall, representing GB at the 2016 Le Lion d’Angers Seven Year Old World Championships.

“Although Chilli needs no introduction and his results and reputation speak for themselves, it is still really important to let people know that he is standing at stud and that this year for the first time he is available for fresh/chilled AI. Horse Scout is a good way for us to get the word out and a great platform for people to get more information,” added Elodie Frost, agent for Chilli Morning.

Chilli now stands at the West Kington Stud, owned by Tim & Jane Holderness-Roddam and managed by Tessa Clarke, a yard steeped in as much eventing history and glory as Chilli himself.


What can we expect from Chilli in the future?

“Chilli is now 17 so we will have to see how he enjoys his first season at stud and then make a decision about the coming years. I think it is very likely that there will be performance related selection criteria moving forwards. We already have some very exciting Chilli progeny and are looking forwards to seeing if they can follow in Dad’s footsteps!” added Elodie. 

All enquiries regarding Chilli Morning should be directed through Elodie Frost.

William Funnell, The Billy Stud and Horse Scout


Horse Scout are thrilled to announce ‘Billy Congo’ as the most connected Stallion of 2016!


v7a4173aHorse Scout do a good job of promoting The Billy Stud, and allow people all over the world to know about us”. – William Funnell 


Billy Congo is by the 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.


Horse Scout Team are thrilled to see organic connections building on his profile, showing how well he stamps his stock as a fabulous jumping sire. Fellow jump riders endorse Billy Congo, including Steven Franks, with multiple successes with Billy Ginger, one of many Billy Congo offspring !


Horse Scout are currently advertising three horses for sale by the illustrious Billy Congo- a BE 100 eventer (Billy Opaque) and a BE Novice eventer (Billy Chicago),  both ready to progress to the next level, and a 6 year old showjumper in Ireland.



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.

Click here to view this jumping stallion on Horse Scout

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Opposition Bombshell

Eventing Bloodlines Stallion: Opposition Bombshell


Opposition Bombshell – what a stunner! Catherston Stud Hampshire Sports Performance Stallion bred to Event.

Handsome and strong black 16hh Trakehner Stallion Opposition Bombshell is a very eye-catching horse with tremendous presence, a beautiful head and  a good length of rein.

His paces are bold, expressive, and off the ground. Opposition Bomshell is standing at The Catherston Stud in Hampshire. His profile on Horse Scout shows he is SHB – GB Graded Fully Licenced with the AESB.

Unfortunately as a 4 year old opposition, Bombshell injured himself in the field so has not competed himself. He had four foals in his first crop in 2012, 3 of whom were presented at the BEF Futurity Evaluations, all 3 were awarded Higher Firsts, which gained opposition Bombshell 2nd in the Eventing Stallion Rankings.

He is standing 3rd in the All Time Sire Component Rankings on the BEF Futurity List.

He would make an excellent choice for breeders looking to add some quality: All-rounder, Dressage, Eventer, Jumpers / Show Jumper, Showing, Sports General.

Click here to view this eventing stallion on Horse Scout

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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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Thursden Vallye Raphael Graded Sports Pony Stallion

Thursden Vallye Raphael: Graded Sports Pony Stallion


Thursden Vallye Raphael – The  British Bred Pony Stallion Competing At PSG Level Dressage

Thursden Vallye Raphael a striking son of End House Studs very own Graded Sports Pony Stallion Aimbry Chester out of a classically bred SPSS graded Yealand Nightowl mare.

Thursden Vallye Raphaels’stallion listing profile on Horse Scout is picture perfect proof of just how elegant this pony is. Thursden Vallye Raphael has an exquisite head, fabulous athletic paces and a superb temperament. With very correct conformation and a fabulous front, length of rein he injects quality into all types of mares. Consistently reproducing his super quality stamp. For breeders procuring a nomination form this wonderful pony stallion its reassuring to know that he does not carry the red gene, especially I, and its worth noting that he has not produced a chestnut foal to date.

End House Stud are justifiably proud of this attractive talented pony stallion who shows a careful jump over poles, loose jumping up to 1.25m and is bold and brave across country water, ditches, banks etc hacking out alone and in company. He has been fully vetted and licensed with the National Pony Society, & Graded with the Sports Pony Stud book he is regularly ridden and handled by children which must surely be testament to his outstanding manners and temperament,

Thursden Vallye Raphael is the perfect Childs pony – the type mothers dreams are made of and his progeny are proving just how consistent he is

With his offspring:

Partytime in the ribbons with

BEF First Premium Futurity Evaluations,

Higher First Premium BEF Futurity Evaluations 2011.

Highest Placed Sports Pony Yearling Overall at BEF British Breeding Awards.

Bathleyhills Sea Swift –

1st & Champion winning NPS Silver Medal Rosette, Show Hunter Pony – Ashby De La Zouch Show.

Champion Show Hunter Pony In Hand NCPA Leics & Rutland Show.

Silver Horse Show, Supreme Champion,

Graded SPSS broodmare achieving a SPSS first Premium at The SPSS Open Youngstock Show at The Heart Of Engla

For breeders wanting a quality stallion to build in HOYS potential, or looking to breed for HOYS qualified, Jumpers / Show Jumper, or county level Show pony , then this is certainly a very strong contender. You can find End House Studs Thursden Vallye Raphael’s profile on www.horsescout.co.uk by clicking this link:


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 Review: For Pleasure


Select Stallions, For Pleasure, is a Show Jumping Stallion that will go down in history as a triple Gold Medal Winner accruing 1.8 million euros over his career. Not only a legend himself but he also has six progeny listing  in the top 7 placings in the WBFSH breeding Rankings 2015  and is 5th himself in theWBFSH sire rankings

Horse Scouts stallion listing profile page for For Pleasure shows that this amazing Select Stallions’ winnings include an incredible ten international Grand Prixs and sevenNations Cups with Germany.

For Pleasure was a Hanoverian Stallion who competed in international show jumping under riders Lars Nieburg and Marcus Ehning during his unusually long career, from which he was retired in 2006 at the age of 20.

For Pleasure was born at Robert Diestel’s stable in 1986. His dam’s line is a collection of prominent sires of show-jumpers and the breeding to Furioso II added sought after refining French blood. A breeding which matched. For Pleasure passed his performance test at Medingen as winner in the jumping test with 145.95 points. Afterwards he was trained by Hans-Jürgen Giebel. In 1993 the then seven-year-old celebrated his first win in an open jumper class and became Lower-Saxony Champion. With his new rider Lars Nieberg, For Pleasure’s spectacular international career began in 1994.

If For Pleasure was a phenomenon in the competitive jumping arena then, incredibly, it is not just his own amazing competitive record because now we are seeing his offspring coming through the ranks and showing dominance at every level.

After his victory at his performance test 15 foals were classified ” First Premium”, 8 colts were approved and 10 colts achieved the top-price at the Sales in Verden. Despite covering a limited number of mares For Pleasure was ranked tenth best sire by winnings in Germany in 2002.

In 2003, he had 8 progeny in the circuit for “Young Horses” for 7-8 years in the international classes (CSI***, CSI****, CSI WC and CSIO) : including; Forester winning twice and many places.1st Farina to Berlin, placed 8th in the World Cup of Dormund (to 8 years).

His son For Feeling won his 100 day test.

For Joy is winner of Grand Prix CSI in Ireland.

The excellent, For Fun: twice winning in Leipzig,

Spruce Meaddow (Canada ) numerous wins and 2nd and 5th east, wins to Berlin and 2nd Stuttgart also Frankfort, three times placed at Olympia in London.

For Keeps very often placed and Forsyth dominated world-wide in the 7-8 male years: 1st or placed in Bordeaux, Leipzig, Wiesbaden, Berlin, Kiev (2 times 1st and 3rd).

In the 2015 Hanoverian Stallion Book, For Pleasure is recorded as having 394 competitors with 121 jumpers competing at Advanced level. Together they have won €2,138,334, with the highest money winner being Rene Tebbel’s Farina, who has won €262,806. Farina won the George V Cup at Hickstead. Christian Ahlmann’s Firth of Clyde is the winner of €227,659. Firth of Lorne has won €189,940, Forsyth has won €119,779, For Fun is the winner of €111,490, while For Germany has earned €83,722. There are 20 horses by For Pleasure that have won more than €15,000.

On the WBFSH 2015 sires rankings, he is in 5th place.

In the WBFSH Rankings 2015 rankings he has six progeny stallions in he top 7 placings.

This phenomenal stallion died a the age of 25 at his long time home but through modern technologies his straws are available through Select Stallions. £800 + VAT for 1 Straw or £2,200 + VAT for 3 Straws (Multiple foals can be registered)

Put forward by Select Stallions whose other stallions can be found on our stallion listings profiles on www.horsescout.co.uk you can find For Pleasure by clicking here

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.