Ryan des Hayettes (Ph: Les Garennes)
Ryan des Hayettes (Ph: Les Garennes)

The victory of Ryan des Hayettes SF – out of a dam by Ryon d’Anzex SF – in the Hermès Grand Prix during the CSI5* of the Grand Palais at La Baule earlier this year, once again brought to the forefront the influence of the Anglo-Arab on the Selle Français Studbook. But is this influence as strong as in the past? What are its evolutionary factors?