By Eva-Maria Broomer / AES
Photography: Horsepower Creative, Charlotte Lemmens-Picture Pure
It was a great pleasure to return to Moor Hall in beautiful Cheshire on April 21 to start our 2022 UK Spring Stallion events. The event was organised with Dave Quick and Louie Cunningham and their teams from Ashdale Sports Horses and L.J.C. Stables who provided a great set up and experience for all participants...
While Stallion AI Services very generously donated gift buckets and vouchers for all newly licensed stallions.
In the showjumping section, High Offley Stud made a strong impression with two home-bred young stallions. High Offley Legend is by the AES approved stallion Ashdale Legend who is owned by David Quick and combines his busy breeding schedule with his successful international competition career.
His dam High Offley La Croc (Crocodile Dundy Z x Sultan) was bred at High Offley Stud, and is a half sister to AES licensed stallion Bohemium Business. High Offley Legend convinced with a powerful jump and plenty of scope, as well as very balanced and correct gaits. He has a lot of bone and length through the body, which will make him very suitable for breeders who are wishing to add substance, power, and a longer frame.
The second stallion presented by the stud was High Offley The Colour of Money, a three-year-old stallion by the stud’s very own High Offley Fernando, a son of Kannan who inherited his skewbald colour from his mother Jorinde, a daughter of the famous Samber. High Offley The Colour of Money’s motherline is exceptional. His dam is the half sister of numerous inter-nationally successful showjumpers, including: Tirano (Chacco-Blue), jumping at 1m55 under the saddle of Sergio Alvarez Moya; Gismo de Pravia, by Jimy, who has been competing up to 1m45 and is currently ridden by Jimena Garcia Rueda; and last but not least Julia de Nela, by Dodo St Z, competing with Felipe Villanueva Alonso. This charming stallion showed a great athletic jump with excellent use of the front leg and a lovely attitude. It is a delight to find a coloured horse with such exceptional performance breeding and talent.
To complete the group of three-year-old showjumping stallions who achieved licensed status it was a pleasure to meet Ian Kellett’s home-bred Mon Beau Fire who is by the For Contest son Fire and Ice J who comes from one of Westfalia’s most valuable motherlines and whose dam has been prolific in producing licensed stallions and internationally successful performance horses alike. Fire and Ice J is owned by the Böckmanns for whom he is competing internationally at Grand Prix level. Mon Beau Fire’s mother Cornelia is a Swedish Warmblood mare who was competed internationally by Madeleine Kellett before concentrating on her second career as a successful broodmare. She brings the valuable blood of Contendro I and Mowgli. The direct motherline has produced the international 1m60 horse Quando H. Mon Beau Fire showed a very keen and quick attitude over the fences, paired with excellent technique. He is very light on his feet and will suit breeders wishing to add athleticism, scope and speed... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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