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A Brave New World For Breeding


An exciting collaboration has been established between Spy Coast Farm, one of USA’s largest sport horse breeders and Mares of Macha, a Belgian company selling embryos, which could help revolutionize, monetize and incentivize the sport and breeding industry. It is also hoped that this partnership paves the way to increase two-way breeding trade between the US and Europe.

The objective of the collaboration is to identify and champion top dam lines (some of which may have migrated to the US) and then make the acquisition of their frozen embryo’s more transparent and accessible to buyers all over the world.

The seeds of the partnership were sown when Lisa Lourie of Spy Coast Farm was approached by Klaas De Coster of Mares of Macha, to buy a filly from her elite foundation mare “Werly Chin de Muze”. Klaas wished to reintroduce this highly regarded dam line back to Europe and beyond, as he saw it to be one of the best in the world.

Mares of Macha collects frozen embryos from the world’s top dam lines and then sells frozen them to buyers all over the world for preset fees. Spy Coast will help promote the initiative in the US. The emphasis is on giving everyone access to proven breeding via the best dam lines, explains Klaas: “ Our objective is simple: access to proven breeding. It was really difficult if you were a normal breeder and wanted to breed World Cup horses or Olympic horses. It was impossible to get in contact with the right people and be able to even buy the foals and embryos. We were lucky because we already had a connection and contacts within the sport. We wanted to try to make those extremely rare horses available for all the people in the room.”

Spy Coast Farm has long been a highly regarded breeding operation in the US. Now it is making its mark on Europe, which for years has been considered the epicenter of sport horse breeding. Klaas recognized and admired what Spy Coast was achieving and was keen to buy their foundation mare, Werly Chin de Muze. He explains why. “Werly Chin is out of Querly Chin, I think she is the best broodmare in the world, ever. I am a mathematician so I do the research and I look at results. No other horse has done what she has done in producing top horses and Werly is a direct daughter. She has given a number of 1m60 horses already. She is such a special mare.”

As testament to the success and reputation of Spy Coast Farm, Lisa has been regularly approached by breeders from all over the world to sell her mares but has resisted the temptation. Yet she felt it was a ‘meeting of minds’ with Klaas and after much persuasion, she agreed to sell her beloved Werly to Mares of Macha.

“By selling to Mares of Macha, I could be assured that Werly’s genetics will be dispersed to the maximum number of breeders rather than just one breeder” explains Lisa. “I was impressed by Klass who was not just a breeder, he was an entrepreneur.” Mares of Macha is not so much a traditional stud but rather a highly thought out enterprise, with the aim of making the best bloodlines available to a wider market as frozen embryos. We agree with each other’s philosophy of breeding and hope that this venture will positively impact sport horse breeding around the world.”

Written by Horse Scout CEO Lucienne Elms and Horse Scout Journalist 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.

Coloured Riding Horse Stallion Country Top Dollar

Coloured Riding Horse Stallion: Country Top Dollar


 Coloured Riding Horse Stallion: Country Top Dollar is aptly named. He is an elegant, eye catching, coloured stallion who exemplifies the term Riding Horse.


Son of the Elite graded CHAPS sports horse Country Top Gun he has excelled in so many spheres of competitive ridden equestrian sports and Country Farm Stud believe he is the only coloured horse to be Elite Graded for both Dressage and Showing in the UK.

His Dam Pendragons’ Bay (1/2 TB) also foaled the Bay AES Stallion Simbas’ Pride, with substantial BSJA winnings, who was picked or the Spanish Young riders Show Jumping team, a successful finalist for Young Event Horse and a champion in the show ring.


How to judge a Riding Horse Stallion? – Results across the board.


As a young competition horse Country Loan ranger was campaigned under BSJA rules and proved a careful horse capable of consistent double clears. However it was in the dressage arena that his elegance, clear and precise paces and steadfast temperament won the day.

He was Dressage Champion at CHAPS Championships and at the festival of Champions in ’06. Throughout his four year career under British Dressage Rules, it was only on a rare occasion that he did not take home points in his purse. In 2009 he hung his competitive spurs up bowing out very gracefully with marks upwards of 70% at Medium and Elementary levels. Counrty Top Dollar has accumulated a very substantial 200 British Dressage points.


Newly backed as a 4yr (& 5yr ) old he qualified for the Potential Sports Horse Championships. The Show Ring where his laid back temperament , Balanced ride and impeccable manners make him reliable whatever the atmosphere, wherever he may be. Rarely out of the top three he has numerous Royal International Horse Show and Horse Of the Year Show tickets as well as many many Championships taking the ribbons at the UK’s most prestigious County and national Shows consistently from 2006 to 2010 when he took the Performance Champion, Reserve Ridden Champion & Reserve Combine Training Champion and was placed 10th at HOYS 2010 (in his 10th year!) The 2nd highest placed Riding Horse Type that year.


This 16.2hh Bay Tobiano Coloured Riding Horse Stallion has a profile on Horse Scout Stallion Listings. For breeders looking for a general purpose quality Riding Horse Stallion,; Country Top Dollar has, to date, had over 90% coloured foals to plain mares and his foals certainly inherit his elegance, movement and temperament.

UK Dressage Stallion Denver LG

UK Dressage Stallion – Denver LG


Based at LG Sports Horses Stud is UK Dressage Stallion Dever LG.

Lauded as a Dressage Stallion this lovely horse has a pedigree to inject performance across all three disciplines. With his young stock taking premium gradings at this years BEF Futurity shows as both dressage horses and eventers.  This Uk Dressage Stallion,  Denver LG, is passing on the best of genetics through both his sire and dam lines. His own good looks and superb conformation are testament to this. He also has a wonderful temperament making him a joy to train and handle at the LG Sports Horses Stud near Macclesfield.

Watching the Uk stallion parade at Twemlows Hall last year I was impressed with him. He moves easily into the collected trot paces showing a freedom through his back and giving us a glimpse of the horse he will become. In his Piaffe he showed very correct collection with good hind foot flexion, the action of a true Piaffe. I am in no doubt that, with maturity, this eye catching AES Stallion will move, from truly impressive, to stunning in the dressage arena. He is short coupled with a wonderful shoulder and length of neck set well behind an archetypal KWPH head. His hind leg has freedom and power and the potential for real promise to excel in the footsteps of his sire Johnson (also known as Glocks Johnson – Verdi V) who was champion dressage stallion at his own licensing in 2005 . Johnson is the son of the Grand Prix Keur Stallion Jazz (Cocktail and Keur Flemmingh) On his Sire Dam Line he has Approved Oldenburg Stallion Sion and also Grand Prix Jumper it’s Otto and his Dam Line Granciano/Landino and also Grannus. Johnson was top competition stallion in 2006 & 7 and in 2007 also took the World Championship Title in Verden. And also won at M level in Stallion classes in 2008 and now has two approved stallions.

The Denver LG dam line (Godiva) is through Landino (Langraf 1) a prolific sire of approved and premium stock was placed 2nd at his grading with an impressive overall score of 137.79. His Son Lord Sinclair broke auction records at 2.8 million DM. Lanciano also bred state premium mares, 22 approved sons and his stock also broke records in the sale rooms and are proven in the show jumping arena. Godivas Dam “Grannschka” bred 4 approved stallions.

Denver LG is a modern Sports Horse with the best of both Dressage and Jumping Lines in his pedigree. He was the reserve Champion Dressage foal in the Netherlands and qualified to go forward to the National KWPN Championships in Ermelo in Holland. As a three year old he competed at the National PAVO Dressage Championships and qualified to go forward to the VSN Championships (Dutch Sports Horse Traders Association)

Denver LG has a profile on Horse Scout which can be found here where you can find more information on his breeding and also see the other stallions and horses for sale with LG Sports Horses.


Sports Horse Stallions Listed on Horse Scout Photo Cevin Z

UK Sports Horse Breeding


Horse Scout Stallion Listings have the Cream of British Sports Horse Breeding Stallions listed on their Profile Pages.

Of the 250 entries at this years Young Sports Horse Breeding Evaluations Horse Scout has 34 profiled stallions producing 127 graded offspring at the BEF Futurity 2015 Gradings; including, 12 Elite Premium across all three disciplines with Dam Sires also featuring heavily in our listings.

The list of  Horse Scout  profiled UK Sports Horse Breeding Stallions who  have had offspring graded 1st Higher 1st and also with Elite premiums is impressive.  This means that Horse Scout is listing the top breeding stallions and that Britain’s Top Breeding Studs are listing their stallions with Horse Scout.  If you are already planning next years breeding for your mares then visit our stallion pages.

Many of these stallions also have Blog reviews giving in depth and interesting reviews of the stallions and their progeny so do visit our blog or sign up for our newsfeed.

The stallions profiled on Horse Scout Stallion Listings who feature so successfully at the BEF Futurity Evaluations are, In alphabetical Order:

Balout de Rouet  2 x higher 1st

Balou Star 1 x Higher 1st 1 x Elite

Catherstone Dazzler 1 x higher 1st

Catherston Liberator 2 x higher 1st

Catherston Springsteen 2 x higher 1st

Cevin Z 2 x 1st 1 x Higher 1st

Chilli Morning 1 x 1st 1 x Elite

Denver LG 2 x 1st 4 x Higher 1st

Donnerblitz 1 x 1st 1 x Higher 1st

Flammengold 11 x 1st 7 x Higher 1st

Footloose LG 1st

Forinth 1st

Garuda K 1st

Grafenstolz 4 x 1st 6 x Higher 1st

Herald III higher 1 x 1st 1 x Elite

Jaguar Mail 5 x Higher 1st

Kambarbay higher 1st

Kannan 1st

Odermus R 1 x 1st

Opposition Bombshell 2 x 1st

Peppermill 1 x 1st 1 x Higher 1st

Powerblade 1 x 1st 1 x Higher 1st

R Ali Bey Higher 1st

Ramiro B 1st

Rotherwood Signature 1 x Elite

Royal Rubin 1st

Royaldik  10 x 1st  7 x Higher 1st 17 in all!

Serano Gold 1st

Temple Croesus 1 x higher 1st

Timolin 1 x 1st 2 x Higher 1st 2 x Elite

Totilas 1 x 2nd 2 x 1st 1 x Higher 1st

Woodlander Del Amitri 1 x 1st

Woodlander Freddie M 1 x 1st 2 x Higher 1st 3 x Elite Premium

Woodlander Rockstar – 1 x 1st

Woodlander Supertramp – 1 x Higher 1st

Woodlander Wales woodlander stud 3 x Higher 1st

Woodlander Wild Child Woodlander Stud 4 elite premiums

With one of our listed Stallions gaining a 2nd  Samara Fly

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Country Top Gun Elite CHAPS Coloured Stallion

CHAPS Coloured Stallions: Elite graded Country Top Gun


There are Nine stallions Graded Elite with C.H.A.P.S.  (Coloured Horse and Pony Society) and 3 are Country Farm Stallions.  Country Top Gun is graded as BSJA Elite as is his son Country Top Dollar (CHAPS Elite Dressage)

As a CHAPS Coloured Stallion this Grade B Jumping Stallion passes on so much to his progeny which are certainly making the most of this attribute with offspring competing at Grade A under BSJA rules and also working their way up the British Eventing rankings and excelling at Sports Horse competitions.

His best known sons is, are the Elite  Dressage coloured stallion Country Top Dollar. A Bay Tobiano (Skewbald). Graded CHAPS, BSPA Graded Sports Horse Stallion. Licensed Weatherby’s NTR. (see Horse Scout Blog) and also his Son Country Marksman is a graded C.H.A.P.S.  Coloured Tobiano Stallion and also graded with B.S.P.A.and  A.E.S . This coloured Stallion  is a Grade B show Jumper and  show ring champion.

Other Progeny Successes for Country Top Gun:

Country Top Guns eventing and jumping progeny are listed below:

Oakfields Milloco (Oakfileds Rococo) SHB-GB BE Eventing now in his 3rd season and earning points at Novice Level

Country Show Gun has BD points and is now Eventing

Gamble on Noodles (Gamble on Lucky) BE Eventing to Novice

Worth the Wait Eventing at BE100

Country Top Spot (Country Capers) and Country Hot Spot (Country Spice)  are both British Eventing

And Top Gun Goose by Country Top Gun x Mango Tess a 2008 gelding is competing BE and in his second season with Miss Amit Hardy had moved up to BE100.

Country Herb (Country Ra) is Show Jumping at Grade A

Prince of Thieves (Kanpden Kate) Show Jumping

Country Colours (Country Lady) is an very tidy AES all rounder winning 6 Championships both ridden and in hand and earning herself 40 BD points

Leavers Lace (O’Slo) Stallion Sports Horse Breeding-GB Winning CHAPS and non coloured Sports Horse classes at county level.

Tarnbrook Topoftheworld (Tarnbrook Tickled Pink) 2nd Premium BEF Futurity 2010

Chaterzley Top Class  Successes include:- Club Classics Champion Foal, BSPA Hack Breeding Champion, Festival of Champions Coloured Champion

Country Puzzle – a prime example of the quality all round offspring Country Top Gun produces. Winning in hand and ridden championships, Hack classes and sports horse classes both as a coloured horse and non coloured Best Coloured Hack at HOYS 2006 talking the RIHS Ridden coloured 3 years in a row.

Country Welsh rose (x welsh mare) taking the top pony championship’s in her first two years of competition

Are just some of his successful (and much loved) offspring, not leaving Hebe (Tibertitch Sabrina), a very well made Appaloosa, is an all round competitive riding horse who is more than a delight both in looks and movement but also has a great temperament. Something that a former groom from Country farm Stud recommends about this personable stallion. She said on a Horse and Hound forum “…he is a total babe, … he is an absolute sweety and produces some good stock “

For Breeders looking at CHAPS Coloured Stallions

As an all round general purpose horse this attractive Stallion is very well made and his progeny certainly catch the judges eye in the show ring.  However when breeders are also looking for jumping performance his offspring also prove the worth of this CHAPS Coloured Stallion.

Country Top Gun has a detailed breeding history on his Horse Scout Stallion Profile Page which you can visit using this link

Timolin - British Bred Futurity Elite Stallion

A Futurity Breeding Elite Stallion: Timolin


Timolin stands at Catherston Stud. With his first crop of foals born this year Timolin has set a high bench mark on the Futurity Breeding  stage for his offspring.

Timolin A Futurity Breeding Elite Stallion steps into the competitive arena as Catherston Studs rising star, moves on from this three Futurity  Breeding Elite Gradings to start his competitive career.

Catherston Stud, surely, could not be more pleased, Timolin is already proving himself  and has  the important championship qualifiers under his belt.

With an assured future as an imporver stallion this young stallion the head turning presence and superior gaits and build of his dressage pedigree and the jump and ground covering canter to produce not only dressage progeny but is expected to sire horses to event as well.

British Breeding Futurity Grading Awards

It must be thrilling beyond words to see a horse that you have bred gain his third Futuriy Elite Grading and the Catherston Stud (he property of Mr & Mrs A G Loriston-Clarke, Lizzie Murray and Hilary Davey) acquired this fabulous young stallion in February this year. Timolin, Graded with SHB-GB & BWBS, is already a father with his first stock foaling this year. Timolin, who is scheduled to go for Sports Horse grading this October, has “a charming Character and loves showing off” says Anne Dicker who manages the Catherston Stud. This year Timolin has started his competitive career and has qualified for both the National Dressage Championships in the Shearwater Potential International Dressage Horse 4 year olds and for the Albion Saddlemakers Young Dressage Horse of the Future 2015 Championships which take place at Badminton at the end of July. So not long until we see him sparkle, but before that he has joined Sports Horse Breeding GB Stallion Parade where, Catehrston say, he took the whole thing in his stride and is building a veritable fan club following.

The next crop of Futurity Breeding Super Stars?

By May Timolin had had four babies all of whom seem to have inherited his good looks and conformation and their sire was out winning the Blue Chip Sports Horse Qualifier. Horse Scout are looking forward to seeing some facebook updates on the Timolin Babies.

Timolins breeding has a great gene pool and the Futurity gradings are all credit to his breeding. Timolins Sire Totilas was a super star (and still is) of the dressage world. His results record with the FEI had 12 wins in 12 outings under Matthias Alexander Rath where he is for the most part outshining his nearest competitor by four or five full marks! An incredible dressage stallion. Born in 2000 he was competing at Grand Prix with Edward Gal by the age of nine and at 15 is still the king of the circuit whenever he competes. He was the first horse ever to score over 90in a dressage competition. His FEI record speaks for its self; a total of 45 1st places in 53 FEI Dressage competitions with three world cup Gold Medals with Edward Gal. “He has taken the sport to a whole new level.” Said Anne Gribbons (2010) of this record breaking horse the technical dressage advisor to the USEF. In his first year at stud he generated fees of nearly €1.4 million. With an embryo sold for 32,000 Euro in 2010.

Whilst there has been controversy over the methods employed in his training, this does not detract from the fact that he has been hugely successful and deservedly reigns supreme in the stallion rankings. Totilas, himself a KWPN Dressage Stallion, is jet black, standing a full 17.1hh he is just a little taller than his sire Gribaldi (Trakhener), and sports four short white socks (a particular feature on both his sire and dams line) as opposed to his fathers two, although his snip is very small in comparison Garibaldi and Totilas look remarkably like each other and of course Garibaldi was also an Olympic Dressage Stallion. Totilas Dam bred 7 offspring four of whom were by Gribaldi. Her early offspring Platini and Ramon where also very successfully campaigned in the dressage arena .

Timolins Dam Samira (also owned by Aram Gregory who rides for Hong Kong) was a Grand Prix horse herself campaigned with Jane Gregory (his wife who sadly died in 2011 was an Olympic Champion twice)). She stood an enormous full 18hh and her dam bred three proven performance offspring who compete/d in Germany. However her Sire Sion was a very successful general purpose stallion with offspring competing at Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping as did his sire Sultan.

Timolin is certainly set to be a star of the future and Catherston Stud must be thrilled with their purchase. Horse Scout is shortly to publish an interview with Jennie Loriston Clarke where she will talk about Timolin and his future. I know Horse Scout readers will be looking forward to this.


Horse Scout are so impressed with the lovely horse that we have already blogged about him three times. Find out more about Timolin on his Horse Scout Stallion Profile page or read up on his news articles on the Horse Scout Blog.






AJs Farbenfroh

Stallions for Improving Performance Breeding: AJ’s Farbenfroh


Improving performance through breeding means considering the merits of your own mare and that of the stallion.

To breed a successful performance horse or to improve a breeding line then considering the genetics, conformation and performance record of both the stallion and mare are key and the horses in their pedigree will indicate the quality of the fola to be produced.

Key indicators for improving performance breeding with confidence

When a breeder is able to comment on the consistent quality of the progeny of their stallions then you can be sure that the stallion is influencing  the outcome through his own breeding performance genetics.

“Brilliant” replied Karen Raine “They all are, he (sic AJ’s Farbenfroh) throws such amazing stock” said Country Farm Studs owner in response to a post from D.S (Langho) after her 3 year old AJ Knockout was placed 2nd at the Northcote BS young horse Show in June this year.

AJ’s Farbenfrohs’ young stock (the oldest are now 4 years old) are certainly looking well-made and with results like this it indicates that he is passing on his Show Jumping Genetics to his progeny.

AJ’s Farbenfroh performance breeding genetics

Kurt Smiths’ lovely chestnut stallion is from a line of super star performance breeding His Sire Forrester, himself an international grand prix show jumper is by For Pleasure (Olympic team golds and a purse of over a million euro) son of the foundation stallion Furioso, who bred 250 state registered broodmares and 50 licensed stallions on his sire Forresters dam line we find  Grannus,  who died in 1993, bred seven Olympic horses and more than 60 approved stallions.

AJ’s Farbenfroh is the only licenced son of Forrester (a cross that his breeder used often) who at the moment has 15 international performance horses listed out of 29 progeny on Horse Telex.

AJ’s Farbenfroh has himself already done well on the BSJA circuit and has a good clean shoulder action with good humorous angle and length, which is a bonus when considering improving performance breeding..

AJ’s Farbenfroh influence on colour breeding

Interstingly AJ’s Knockout is a Chestnut Westphalian with a full sister born the following year (AJS* Farbenfroh) and two of AJ’s Farbenfrohs’ own filly foals AJS Knockout and AJ’s Tecquila Knockout both registered with the AES as roan two out of three registered AES filies.

Maybe AJ’s Farbenfroh breeder Hartwig Rellensmann based in Munster, the heart of the Westphlian breeders country in Northern Germany knew that he would have the capacity to throw foals with the is colourful coat colouring; or perhaps it was a reference to Farbenfrohs’ eye catching white stockings.

Most of his stock, though, do seem to be bay, brown or chestnut with 8 out of 12 being colts.

AJ’s Farbenfroh, owned by Kurt Smith stands at Country farm stud who have a range of lovely stallions listed on the Horse Scout website.

*Different lettering style but the same name

View this incredible stallion and many others here on Horse Scout

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Catherston Springsteen

Breeding Performance Horses: Improver Stallion: Catherston Springsteen


Breeding for performance and temperament: Catherston Studs’ handsome and successful British Sports Horse Catherston Springsteen

For breeders looking for that “extra mile” they can’t go far wrong with the quality and performance of the handsome and very well made Catherston Springsteen who stands four square when Breeding Performance Horses. He is consistently producing quality performance stock which carry his temperament and presence into the competitive arena, which is why those in the know can say with absolute enthusiasm:

“What a star, mind you those Springsteen babies are worth going the extra mile for” said N.C.C. (27th May)

His first progeny, now rising six, are are proof of his ability to breed for performance. They are eventing successfully and competing in dressage, alongside others following on who are in the ribbons in Sports Horse and Young Event Horse classes at prestigious county level shows etc.  They are definitely proving themselves as class horses.

This international dressage stallion standing at the Catherston Stud is a champion British Sports Horse graded with the SHB-GB and the BWBS.

Catherston Springsteen; A Performance Stallion  for Breeding Performance Horses

This expressive and elegant British Sports Horse is eye catching and has the “look at me” so necessary in the show ring as well as in the dressage arena.  He is a stallion with an exceptional temperament which he passes on to his offspring, and breeders have been more than enthusiastic about this important character trait which Catherston Springsteen passes on.

His make is exemplary, and his conformation allows him to show his expressive, bold and elevated paces to their best with his lovely head complimented by his length of rein.

His own career has been well managed and he has been campaigned successfully not only by Jennie Loriston Clark but also  as part of the Junior Dressage squad with her granddaughter Charlotte Dicker. Long listed to be part of the squad last year, Charlotte is now part of the Junior Riders Prime Squad Team for GB with Catherston Springsteen and her beloved ride Sabatini.

Catherston Springsteens’ own performance breeding (Dutch Gold) his undoubtedly played a part (along with exceptional training) in his successful career on the dressage stage.

In 2003 he qualified for the finals of the Rhinegold Potential Dressage Horse at the European Championships at Hickstead and was also short listed for the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses.

By 2005 he had also qualified for the British Dressage National Championships at Advanced Medium and in the Prix St Georges.

At only 10 years old he won the Grand Prix to Music classes at the College Premier League and at the Wellington Premier League Shows, also taking 2nd in the Grand Prix Special at Wellington.

By 2007 he was proving his breeding performance with a series of important successes at Grand Prix competitions at National Level. After an injury, he took some time away from the competitive arena but stormed back in 2010 winning the Grand Prix Special at Swolle Stallion Show in Holland. Since this, he has qualified for the National Championships most years at Grand Prix taking respectable placing’s every time out, and now Charlotte Dicker is steering him to success for Great Britain.

Catherston Springsteen himself has a bold and careful jump, and his progeny show that he is passing this on with successful youngsters in the eventing field now competing at BE100 this season.

His older progeny Longstock Sinatra, bred by Jeanette Burtenshaw who has some 395 odd BD points (at the time of writing), has qualified for every year and progressed up the levels at the Regionals and last year qualified for the Winter Regionals at Advanced Medium level.

Catherston Springnut is catching up on the points, and is now consistently winning at Advanced Medium and has also qualified for Regionals as well as the Petplan Championships.

For breeders looking to identify a quality stallion and breed for performance next year, then Catherston Springsteen is definitely one to put on your list.

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Amour G Tobiano Warmblood Stallion

Tobiano Warmblood Stallion: AMOUR G


Amour G: A key player at Team Torrent with Pippa Childerhouse in Norfolk, a Tobiano Warmblood Stallion; a star on the rise in the dressage arena.

Eye catching and successful in the competition arena, Amour G is a KWPN/Dutch Warmblood Tobiano Dressage Stallion standing 16.2hh.

There is no doubting his credentials to breed serious competition horses, but what went into breeding this Tobiano Warmblood Stallion?

Amour Gs’ Sire line Goshka Ringo, maternal grandson of Olympic Ferro and Purioso on the sire line, Purioso was the sire of Bonfire and Cocktail (sire of the 2006 KWPN Stallion of the year Jazz)

Purioso (son of Show jumping sire legend Furioso) produced three Olympic sons including Bonfire and Cocktail, who is the sire of Jazz, the 2006 KWPN stallion of the year.

His dams line is equally impressive with May Sherif sire of two progeny competing at the Soel Olympic Games in 1988.

Armour G is not just a pedigree. He has proved over and again that he has the presence and movement which is essential for a successful competitive career and also passes a strong stamp on his progeny. He also has a kind and gentle nature which makes him ideal for producing sensible riding horses for the amateur rider too. There is no denying that Armour G is so much more than a pretty face and a coloured coat!

As a Tobiano Warmblood competing as a Stallion in the dressage Arena, how does Amour G size up?

Amour G has both Olympic dressage and show jumping stars on both sides of his pedigree and these fantastic family members have influenced him and the way he is made. He has three loose, rhythmic elevated paces and a very good length of rein.

So maybe its no surprise that he was awarded Elite First Premiums for both Dressage AND show jumping. His lowest grading was 9 (out of 10).  His comments included very favourable remarks on his walk, his good hind leg, his scope and his switched on approach at his BEF grading.

He has been licensed with the AES, and graded with the SHB(GB) and WBS-UK in the Sports Horse Register (champion)

Amour G had a consistent dressage career to date and is now working well in  Advanced levels with impressive scores of up to 78.8%. He is aimed at PSG for this 2015 season with his new rider GB team member Nikki Crisp. Horse Scout wished them the very best in their new partnership and feels sure that the compliments from those judging him will continue along the same lines as previously. i.e. “a pleasure to judge!” “Impressive” and “A sure talent for the future”, and Horse Scout Blogger is sure the words of the Olympic Judge who described him as “world class” are not short of the mark, and Nikki Crisp certainly feels the same way about this lovely Tobiano Dressage Stallion.

Amour G has also competed under BSJA rules to Newcomers and also shows a bold but careful X-country flair. To cap it all he has also bee successful in the show ring where he has been lightly shown. With valuable accolades he was the winner of many sport horse classes and championships and won the coveted BSPA Superstar In Hand Championship twice.

Young Stock progress for this lovely Tobainao Dressage stallion, Amour G a KWPN/Dutch Warmblood.

His first progeny where born in 2010 and, with the older ones now under saddle, there is a definite trend towards success in them too. Armour Gs’ progeny are winning in the show ring at county level and there is an impressive count of BEF Higher First Futurity winners. His young stock having recently (June this year) been winning yearling Sporthorse classes and successes in Event Youngstock classes.

Youngstock from this gorgeous Tobiano Dressage Stallion may not always carry his colouring but they definitely are using his super genes to good effect in their competitive endeavours where class, integrity and superior quality as paramount.

TT Amika, (Amour G x Medoc x Louella Inschallah) BEF scores of 9 for her attitude and athleticism, and 9.25 for her trot which was elastic, uphill and rhythmic with particular compliments on her good movement behind scoring her the third highest mark of the day from 66 starters.

TT Amikas’ great score was topped, though, by her sibling in Achak Zan-Amour, who was graded 10 for atittude at the BEF Futurity.

First Kiss, a coloured filly by Amour G ex Dolphin Beech (TB) 1st in the  Sporthorse foal class, Suffolk County show.

2yr old gelding by Amour G placed 2nd on his first ever outing at the Royal Norfolk in the Sporthorse class.

First Kiss, 1st  2yr old Sporthorse class plus overall championship at Herts County.

Fleur de L’Amour Eventing foal section BEF Futurity Premium of 8.96

Kellythorpes Adonis G 2nd at Bucks County sporthorse class.

A Little Miracle 1st in Sporthorse foal class and foal championship at Oxford & Thame County show.

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