For three years now, the Jumping International de Bordeaux has been organizing a stallion show. This year, 41 stallions were presented, including some who have jumped at the highest level, including: Jaguar Mail (Hand in Glove xx – Elvira Mail x Laudanum xx, bred by Bernard Pierre Le Courtois) – an Olympian at Beijing 2008 in Hong Kong under the saddle of Sweden's Peter Eriksson; Orient Express (Quick Star – Kamtchatka x Le Tot de Semilly, bred by E.A.R.L. Haras de Gisloterie) who jumped at 1m60 under the saddle of Frenchman Patrice Delaveau; and Romanov (Heartbreaker – Narzisse x Fedor, bred by Gebr. Bosch) who jumped at 1m60 under the saddle of Ireland's Bertram Allen. The Bordeaux jumping programme also included a CSI-YH1* exclusively for stallions born in 2010 and 2011. There were 16 entries, mostly with French riders, but also from Belgium and Ireland. The two classes provided an ideal opportunity to bring young stallions in preparation for the remaining indoor event, as well as the outdoor season to come. Britain's Scott Brash was complimentary, saying "It would be very nice if organizers could also include youngster classes for geldings and mares. Breeders can learn a lot from seeing promising offspring, and riders would be very willing to bring young horses.” The stallion presentation and the CSI-YH1* certainly provided some great insights into both sport and breeding, and a full report will be published in the March issue of World Breeding News.