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Broderick won the four-year- old championship with BP Castlefield (ISH), a horse he owns jointly Ger O’Neil. BP Castlefield is by Luidam, a five-star stallion under the Irish Sport horse classifica- tion system, and the dam Wendoliene (Darco) has jumped up to 1m30 level, ac- cumulating 293 SJI points. The mare has produced an- other two young progeny, a...

Stallion Breitling LS wins 2018 FEI World Cup Final

With Beezie Madden in the saddle, Breitling LS (Quintero - Armonia La Silla x Acord II) has won the 2018 World Cup Final in Paris in superb style. But, she knew she’d been in a fight, having faulted for the first time in the second round of the final, the first time this duo had put a foot wrong...

Tomorrow, April 5, is the last day…

to try out Oldenburg sport horses that will be offered in Vechta this coming weekend. On April 7, the 88th Elite Auction will offer around 45 first-class horses for dressage and showjumping. Among the lots are licensed stallions, champion mares, schooled masters and talented youngsters. The carefully selected collection has something to excite every rider. Sun, summer, sunlight – spring...

Clinton influences BWP

BELGIUM (by Jo de Roo) The Belgian stallion approvals season is over, with BWP approving 43 out of 140 candidates (30%). Overall, several approved stallions have very good showjumping qualities, we saw the very great influence of progenitor Clinton, 25% of approved stallions belong to a BWP performance line and a very complete BWP champion in the option showjumping. Three...

Auctions: An ever-increasing trend

INTERNATIONAL (by Aurélie Covini) The supply of horses for auction continues to grow, thanks to various online platforms that now offer sales very regularly. In this first quarter of the year, the number of horses sold at auction has increased by more than 50%. In France, still far behind in terms of auction offerings compared to what is done...

High standard for HSI

IRELAND (by Susan Finnerty) Nine years after Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) introduced their continental-style stallion inspections, the consensus was that this year’s inspections yielded the best overall standard to date. And while Irish breeders have started the slow, painstaking steps of rebuilding their performance bloodlines by tapping into leading European pedigrees, there were a number of homebred success stories...

Good notes for German sport tests

GERMANY(by Adriana van Tilburg) Two years ago, the German Federation (FN) initiated a new performance test – an event taking place over three days for four- and five-year-old approved stallions. On the first day, when the stallions arrive, there is a free training session, followed by a mandatory training period under the watchful eye of an evaluation committee, as...

Strong sBs damlines at selection show

BELGIUM(by Jo de Roo) This year saw a record number of candidates inscribed to participate at the BWP as well as the Studbook Zangersheide stallion approvals, respectively, 140 and 118 candidates. From March 10-11, the sBs stallion approval took place. Unfortunately for this smaller studbook, ranked a very creditable third in the WBFSH studbook ranking of showjumpers, the organisers...