Breeding News for Sport Horses is sad to report the passing of well-known BWP breeder Herman de Brabander. Herman was perhaps best known for producing the hugely successful international showjumper Flora de Mariposa (For Pleasure - Adeline x Power Light) who, together with Penelope Leprevost (FRA), won team gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pair also won team silver at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen and finished fourth individually at the 2015 European championship in Aachen. Flora is descended from Herman’s foundation mare, Londy – who produced Adeline’s sire, Quirinal with the legendary Quito de Baussy. A tribute to Herman de Brabander will be published in the March 2016 issue of Breeding News.