It was with great sadness that Bernard Le Courtois announced the passing of his Selle Français stallion Alligator Fontaine (Gayssire Fleury-Noren - Nighty Fontaine x Dark Tiger), saying that although "it's true that he lived to the great old age of 30, it's always a difficult moment to say goodbye to a horse that has […]
Next Monday, September 24, Fences-web will be offering 34 carefully selected foals for sale. Foals representing well-known sires such as Contendro I (Contender - Bravo x Reichsgraf) and Vigo d'Arsouilles (Nabab de Reve - Illico d'Arsouilles x Fleuri du Manoir), or rising stars Dollar du Rouet (Chacco-Blue - Souche du Rouet x Quaprice Bois Margot) […]
Irish eyes will certainly be smiling following the five-year-old showjumping finale at the WBFSH-FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken today. Not one, not two, but three Irishman on the podium with a trifecta of Irish-bred horses. Winner, Uppercourt Cappucino (Pacino [BWP] - Uppercourt Posh [ISH] x OBOS Quality [Oldbg]) has a mouthwatering […]
Nicknamed ‘The Genius’, this Anglo Arab stallion was owned by l’Institut Français du Cheval et de l’Equitation (IFCE – French Institute for Horses and Riding), and had been available as a stallion since 2015 thanks to Génétiqu’Anglo. Quercus du Maury represented the genesis of Anglo Arabian breeding, and was the fruit of Renée-Laure Koch and […]
Is the age-group finals of the showjumping World Breeding Championship for Young Horses provide a good indicator of tomorrow's stars? Only time will tell – but it does present a studbook road map as our analysis will show.