Cobra 18 – a stallion about to strike

By the legendary Showjumping stallion Cornet Obolensky and with an exceptional damline that includes the performance lines of Ramiro Z and Usurpator XX, Cobra 18 is a relatively new name in Showjumping breeding circles, but he is certainly destined to make an impact. 

Born in 2003 at the world famous Ligges Stud in Germany, this 172cm Bay Westphalian Stallion covered just a handful of mares as a 4yo, before embarking on his own Showjumping career. A horse with exceptional ability, Cobra 18 reached international 150 level before a career ending injury in 2014 forced his retirement to stud. But what was the sport’s loss is to be the breeders gain.

Cobra 18

Of the small number of his early progeny, several have already reached an extremely high level. And one in particular – the 10 year old Dublin (Cobra 18 X Calido) – is emerging as of showjumpings hottest prospects with World Number 1 – Kent Farrington. Described by Farrington as ‘a horse with a big future’. Dublin is really starting to make his mark on the circuit, having won the $130,000 1.50m Championship at the CSI5* show in Florida this spring and recently placing 3rd in a very competitive top ranked class at Windsor International Horse Show. 

Since his retirement to stud in 2014, a growing number of performance breeders are choosing this impressive stallion for their breeding programs and he has a wonderful selection of youngstock on the ground. 

Although Cobra 18 is standing at stud in Ireland for the coming season, frozen semen is now available toCobra 18 jumping British breeders through a new partnership with sport horse specialists B&W Stud.

Stud manager Carol Potts comments “We are very excited to be able to add the fabulous show jumping stallion Cobra 18 to our stallion catalogue. This is such a fantastic opportunity for UK equine breeders to have access to the Cornet Obolensky and Ramiro Z lines – two internationally proven stallions – and perfect for today’s Sport Horse breeding”

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