By Jean Yves Tola/NAS
Photography: Shawna Simmons
The North American Studbook is excited to announce the approval of four new, young stallions into their Preliminary Studbook. Three are by Big Star, bred and owned by Spy Coast Farm. The fourth is by Diktator van de Boslandhoeve bred and owned by Melissa Wright.
All four stallions are currently progressing through their under-saddle training and are registered with the BWP/NAD. At the time of publication, these are the only approved stallions sired by Big Star in the United States. These stallions will be available fresh on a case by case basis depending on their training and showing schedules. The North American Studbook is looking forward to watching these young stallions develop.
• Poseidon WSS (Diktator van de Boslandhoeve x Catango Z x N-Aldato) – 16.0hh / 162.5cms
Poseidon WSS is out of Cobelia D Z aka The Real Delia, a Zangersheide hunter mare that placed well in the Children's Hunters, Low Adult Hunters, and Working Hunters. Poseidon WSS received positive marks for his scope and style of jump in the chute as well as his correct gaits, correct confirmation, and well developed hind end. His sire, Diktator van de Boslandhoeve (1.60m), is known for producing talented jumpers with excellent conformation, temperament and movement.
• Procyon SCF (Big Star x Diktator van de Boslandhoeve x Baldini I) – 16.2½h / 169cms
Procyon SCF is out of La Belle SCF, a mare who has been earning top results in the Developing Jumper Series 7yr old division with David O'Brien this year at 1.35m. La Belle SCF''s dam, Belle Bleu S, showed at 1.45m in the high junior jumper division. Procyon SCF received great marks for his balance, engagement, scope, and reflex at his stallion inspection. His first foal will be on the ground next year out of an Amaretto D'Arco mare.
• Polaris SCF (Big Star - Lester - Voltaire) – 16.2¾h / 169.5cms
Polaris SCF is out of the famed Dutch mare Rolette who competed in the 2008 Olympics with Ben Maher of Great Britain. During his stallion approval, the judge noted his excellent scope, agility, use of back, and balance. Polaris SCF's first foal will be on the ground next year out of a Thunder van de Zuuthoeve mare.
• Proxima Centauri SCF (Big Star x Diktator van de Boslandhoeve x Lester) – 16.2h / 167.5cms
Proxima Centauri SCF is out of Loletta SCF (Diktator van de Boslandhoeve x Rolette). Retired to breeding following t a pasture accident, Loletta's full siblings, Madagascar SCF and Nanette SCF, are doing very well in the show ring. Madagascar SCF is an approved stallion with the BWP/NAD and competing successfully in the Developing Jumper Series six-year-old ld division. Nanette SCF has been achieving top results in the five-year-old jumper classes. Like his half siblings, Proxima Centauri SCF also garnered top marks for his scope, balance, reflexes, and overall development.