Johnny Boy II retires

As it is a little over a year now since Johnny Boy II (Dollar du Mûrier - Quina des Bruyeres x Night and Day xx) last appeared in competition, his breeder, owner and rider have decided to retire the 19-year-old Selle Français stallion.  His dam, Quina des Bruyeres, competed in Nations’ Cups under the saddle

Casall’s quality as a sire includes a new star

Casall’s quality as a sire includes a new star – the 13-year-old Holsteiner gelding Casello (Casall - O-Cariva x Carolus I) – last weekend’s winner of the Hamburg Grand Prix under the saddle of Ludger Beerbaum. Bred by Herbert Blöcker, and owned by Madeleine Winter-Schulze, Casello only made his debut with Beerbaum at the Leipzig

Baloubar Mail becoming a real eye catcher

The five-year-old SF ‘original’ stallion Baloubar Mail (Baloubet du Rouet - Tosca Mail x Alligator Fontaine), who comes from an exceptional maternal bloodline going back to Almé, is becoming a real eyecatcher. During the age-group qualifiers for the French national young-horse championship, Baloubar is demonstrating his remarkable consistency with a total of eight out of

Untouchable 27 added to GFE’s stallion roster

Following some lengthy negotiations, the 15-year-old stallion Untouchable 27 (Hors La Loi II - Promesse x Heartbreaker) had been added to GFE’s stallion roster. Bred by Wim Van Hoof, the stunning grey has been an international five-star Grand Prix winner under the saddles of ‘Doda’ Miranda and Daniel Deusser. A grandson of Papillon Rouge, Untouchable

Ita Brennan passes away

Ita Brennan, the Co Kilkenny breeder of Irish team horse MHS Going Global (Quidam Junior - Gowran Lady, by Cavalier Royale) passed away recently. A sister of the late Seamus Hughes, who bred and produced international showjumpers, Ita is pictured at last year's Dublin Horse Show with MHS Going Global’s rider, Greg Broderick and the