A final page is turning in France as Padock du Plessis*HN (Kannan x Adelfos), the last public stallion still active in sport, will now focus only on breeding, so the ‘HN’ suffix will no longer appear around the world’s show grounds.
Started by Beranger Oudin, with whom he was a finalist as a five-year-old at the WBCYH, Padock du Plessis then joined the stables of Timothy Anciaume, progressing to the highest level, including third in the Nations’ Cup and Grand Prix during the four-star CSIO in Dublin 2014. Then, last year, the powerful grey won the three-star CSI of Saint-Lô in what would be his final winning performance.
At the beginning of this year, the stallion travelled to Vilamoura, but given the low possibility for the pair to be selected for the French team for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and due to his increasing popularity with breeders, the rider and IFCE agreed to retire Padock du Plessis from competition. It has been decided that the stallion will, henceforth, be stationed with Caroline Faucigny at Haras de Circée. - Stud for Life