FRANCE (by Adriana van Tilburg) During the recent Selle Francais stallion licensing, Falcone Rouge (Tyrol Rouge - Nesle de la Roque xx x Villez xx) and Eldorado d’Elle (Qlassic Bois Margot/ex Quincy - Niade d’Elle x Richebourg [BWP]), respectively bred by Xavier Leredde and Bertrand Pignolet, earned championship titles. Falcone is a great grandson of the legendary Jalisco B, via Tyrol’s sire, Papillon Rouge, while Eldorado descends from the Oldenburg L’Arc de Triomphe via his Holsteiner sire.
I met Xavier Leredde for the first time a few years ago when he told what I also hear frequently in Holstein – that blood is needed in order to breed showjump- ing horses, and that breed- ers should find a way to bring that into their breeding. Leredde is, himself, a former international Grand Prix rider, a judge for Studfarm Zangersheide, and also breeds steeplechasers along- side showjumpers. As soon as I met him at this year’s Selle Français stallion ap- provals he told me to keep an eye on Falcone Rouge.
Falcone is a product of his own stallion Tyrol Rouge (Papillon Rouge - Jugoline Rouge x Olisco, bred by Haras des Rouges) out of a steeplechase mare Nesle de la Roque xx (Villez xx - Scevollia xx x Dom Pasquini xx, bred by Genevieve Mongin), whom Leredde co-bred with Daniel Desforges...
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