An opportunity to invest in the future

From their Spring and Autumn European selection tour, the Fences partners have chosen 22 promising two-year-olds (14 stallions, seven mares and one gelding), to be auctioned on December 11 via Fencesweb. The collection includes sons of popular stallions such as Chacco Rouge (Chacco-Blue x Papillon Rouge); Zirocco Blue/ex Quamikase des Forets (Mr. Blue x Voltaire); […]

RIP Tim Stockdale (1964-2018)

The world of showjumping has lost one of its great competitors, visionaries and mentors today when Tim Stockdale passed away following a short battle with stomach cancer. Tim was the highest placed British showjumper at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in Hong Kong, represented his country on more than 50 Nations' Cup teams, and enjoyed […]

Diversity is key for SF

By Adriana van Tilburg Photography: SF/Les Garennes There were 44 two- and 82 three-year-old stallions in the catalogue and, as breeding is becoming more international, there were several scouts from other studbooks who were looking for ‘Selle Français originel’. One breeding director actually said, “I cannot buy a Holsteiner x Selle Francais.” It is, however, […]

HSI 2018 foal championship

By Susan Finnerty The Horse Sport Ireland foal championships, held on October 19, dovetailed in with one of the frequent shows held at Cavan Equestrian Centre. This is also where HSI hold their annual stallion inspections and, in both cases, it will be interesting to see how many graduates and their progeny go on to […]