By Helen Sharp PhD
Photography: Private collection
Belmont House Stud recently welcomed the handsome 1m60 stallion Qui Vive Des Songes Z (Quaprice du Bois Margot - Larnaque x Lagos) from the USA, to his new home in County Offaly. Belmont House Stud is run by Andrea Etter, who has managed her highly successful breeding programme and stud in Ireland for almost 30 years.
Belmont House Stud offers an impressive roster of stallions, including Stockholm van’t Roosakker (Stakkato - Quasibelle du Seigneur - Rubens du Ri d’Asse), home-bred Celtic Hero B Z (Calikot Hero - Cricket Z x Caretano Z) and Ganesh Hero Z (Gemini CL xx (Gem Twist xx) - Hiamant van’t Roosakker - Diamant de Semilly).
Qui Vive Des Songes Z travelled well and is happily settled alongside his new yard mates. Neighbouring him for the 2021 season will be home-bred rising star Mr Quincy B (Aganix du Seigneur - Lucy in the Sky B x O-Piloth) who is showing outstanding jumping ability just like his full-brother, Mr Lincoln B, recently sold to Zangersheide and ridden by Christian Ahlmann (GER). Another barnmate is the exciting young stallion prospect, Mr Connery B (Ganesh Hero Z - Lovestory B x O-Piloth), and the top-level performer and sire of 1m60 progeny, Stetter (Manhattan - Nicole x Goodtimes). As well as international superstar Livello (Limbus - Zocka x Ahorn Z ) 1m60 performer, fourth in the FEI European Championships with Cameron Hanley (IRL) and successful sire of 1m60 jumpers and approved stallions... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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