By Eva Maria Broomer / AES
Photography: Charlotte Lemmens/Picture Pure
The 2021 AES Winter Stallion Gradings were again very well supported with some exciting and talented young horses coming forward. Following from our report about British stallion gradings in the previous issue of World Breeding News, it is now a great pleasure to introduce our new stallions who came forward on November 26, 2021 in Schijndel (NED).
The event was very well attended, with 28 stallions in total accepted by the studbook. Of those, 16 stallions were aimed at showjumping, nine were aimed at dressage, and there was also one pony stallion.
Stallions are accepted by the AES in four categories: Registered status is given to young stallions who are correct in conformation and movement, and who have the potential to mature into excellent sport and breeding horses. This status enables owners to use the stallion on up to five mares, providing the opportunity for him to prove himself. himself. Registered stallions will need to be re-presented for assessment as they mature.
Licensed status is awarded to young stallions who are showing exceptional potential and maturity. Owners are able to advertise licensed stallions for public stud duties for up to 30 mares per annum and will be monitored by the AES stallion team as they progress in the sport.
Approved status provides a lifetime, unlimited permission to use the stallion for breeding, and is usually awarded on the basis of sports performance and/or quality of offspring. Part of the approval process is a thorough inspection under saddle.
Elite status is awarded to only a handful of the very best stallions who have proven themselves in the international sport.
At Schijndel, approved status was awarded to just one stallion in Loxton van de Groote Kamps (Kannan x Roven xx), who was bred and is owned E.W.J. Bakker. He convinced the jury with an excellent attitude and jumping ability and has already made a good start to his competition career. His dam is half-sister to the outstanding international 1m60 stallion Presley Boy, whose highlights include Grand Prix wins in Calgary, Monterrey and Arezzo.
Licensed status for 11 jumping stallions
• 4 Secret d’Athena Z (Sublim des Grezils x Kannan), bred by Catherine Perrot, owned by Marie Fontanaud;
• 6 Caesar van Jonckhoeve Z (Comilfo Plus x Calvaro Z), bred and owned by Jonckhoeve Stables;
• 7 Copy Fox Z (Copycat Z x Indoctro), bred and owned by Stud DeGo;
• 9 Helsinkey SR Z (Harley VDL x Armitagos Boy), bred by Keystud, owned by Marie Fontanaud;
• 13 Gentleman d’Aubry (Grandorado TN x Verdi TN), bred and owned by Luc van Hollebeke;
• 14 New Diamant RT (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I), bred by R.Tel, owned by Stal van de Grenshoeve;
• 15 Cander Panama VDK (Cornet Obolensky x Darco), bred and owned by People & Horses;
• 17 Monaco Baraka (Berlin x Oramé), bred and owned by Auke de Jong and A.H. Vervelde;
• 31 Illuminati van den Dries Z (Iron Man vd Padenborre x Vigo d’Arsoulles), bred by Karen de Wit, owned by Spits BVBA and Stevens Sporthorses;
• 32 Barney Z (Billy Congo x Darus), bred by Stal Wolfswinkel, owned by Joan van Gorkum;
• 36 Imagination van’t Winkenshof (Ilas vh Vlasmeer x Casmir Z), bred by Jan Deckers, owned by Nina Asper
One of the stand-out stallions was New Diamant RT (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I), bred by R. Tel and presented by Stal van de Grenshoeve. The Jury remarked: “This Diamant son is a complete stallion. He has a good canter, a good model, and has power and overview on the jump. He is also very well bred and seems to have a top attitude.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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