SWITZERLAND (by Adriana van Tilburg) The Olympic Gold medal horse of 2012 Nino de Buissonnets (Kannan – Hermine du Prelet x Narcos II) is retired from sport. This unique sport horse is bred by Caroline Deroubaix in Bondues, France. Four years after the phenomenal win in London his rider Steve Guerdat decided to retire him from sport.
Who is Nino de Buissonnets? What do we know about his motherline?
In 1956 the mare Ma Pomme (Furioso xx - Harmonie x Barnum, bred by Antoine Nail) was born and subseqently produced 11 foals. Her first foal was born in 1962 and her last in 1981. Christopher Hector wrote in his article about Furioso xx: “Perhaps Furioso’s crucial influence has been as a mare sire: Ma Pomme, the full sister to Pomone B, produced a string of national and international jumpers, and importantly, when bred to the Ibrahim son, Quastor, the stallion Fair Play III, the sire of Narcos II. Furioso’s daughter, Tanagra (out of Délicieuse by Jus de Pomme) produced an extraordinary number of competitors, stallions and broodmares, the most important of which was Jalisco B. Artichaut, the dam sire of Nabab de Rêve, is out of a Furioso mare, as is Qredo de Paulstra who founded something of a dressage dynasty in Oldenburg through his son, Quattro B, the grand sire of the popular Quarterback.” Full sister to Ma Pomme is Pomone B who competed at 1.60m with Pierre Jonqueres d'Oriola. Including the result: 1st 1966 Buenos Aires (ARG) - individual World Championships...