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Best stallions during the 2023 Nations’ Cup season

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Steve Guerdat riding Venard de Cerisy

By José Luis FC
Photography: José Luis FC

The 2023 Nations’ Cup season recorded a great many results for historical analysis, and the leading stallion with the most offspring participating in Nations’ Cup classes throughout the year was Chacco-Blue. Meanwhile, the studbook with the most representative sires was KWPN.

Throughout the 2023 season, 35 Nations’ Cups were contested, ranging from the CSIO5* in Abu Dhabi (UAE) in January to the CSIO3* in Vilamoura, Portugal, in the first half of November. The largest number by FEI star rating – each category in chronological order by country:
• 11 x five-star Abu Dhabi (UAE); San Miguel de Allende (MEX); San Juan Capistrano (CA/USA); Vancouver-Langley (BC/CAN); St. Gallen (SUI); Sopot (POL); Rotterdam (NED); Falsterbo (SWE); Hickstead (GBR); Dublin (IRL); Barcelona (ESP)
• 7 x four-star: Sharjah (UAE); Millstreet (IRL); Strzegom (POL); Avenches (SUI); Arville (BEL); Sarsaw Sluzewiec (POL); Rabat (MAR)
• 11 x three-star: Gorla Minore (ITA); Mannheim (GER); Kronenberg (NED); Uggerhalne (DEN); Drammen (NOR); Athens (GRE); Bratislava (SVK); Deauville (FRA); Ebreichsdorf (AUT); Vejer de la Frontera (ESP); Vilamoura (POR)
A total of 26 stallions had a minimum of five offspring, with two that have been dominating the sire rankings published every year by the WBFSH – Chacco-Blue and Diamant de Semilly. With the greatest number of offspring, Chacco-Blue had 28 representatives competing in jumping Nations Cups in 2023, including four that contested a minimum of three such classes: Casqoo Blue (Harry Charles); Chaccossini (Rikke Anderses); Mezohegyes Chabala (Gabor Szabo); and Stardus (Sienna Charles). The first two horses have Capitol I as their maternal grandsire.
The most outstanding of Chacco-Blue’s offspring, Casquo Blue, competed in St. Gallen, Falsterbo, and Hickstead – all in the five-star category, making a kill over all six rounds... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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