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TOP SIRES OF 2018

Eventing Worldwide has a look at the four of the top sires of five to eight-year olds based on British Eventing Points in 2018. Jaguar Mail Jaguar Mail is a big, noble stallion, with almost entirely Thoroughbred bloodlines in his pedigree.  His jumping is characterized by his scope and rideability, and his international career has been exceptional.  Jaguar Mail's offspring are sought-after all over the world; he is the leading sire of eventers in France and is currently ranked 2nd in the WBFSH Sire Rankings for 2018. His most successful offspring include FischerTakinou, who won European individual and team gold as just an ... Read More

Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS)

What is WFFS? WFFS is an inherited fatal disease. The disease caused by a genetic mutation, means the embryo does not produce collagen. Some embryos/foals will be aborted during pregnancy. If the foal is born the foal will have friable skin that will tear and ulcerate, its joints will be lax and unable to bear weight. The diseased foal will have to be euthanised within days of birth. How does it occur? WFFS is caused by a genetic mutation. The gene is recessive meaning affected horses can unknowingly be carriers of the mutation without any effect ... Read More

Three-year-old son of OBOS Quality 004 tops Go For Gold sale

2018 marked the ninth Goresbridge Go for Gold sale, and since its inception it has become Ireland's Leading Select Event Horse Sale Horses sold through the sale have gone on to reach the top of the sport. Cooley SRS, ridden by Oliver Townend, flew the flag when placed runner-up at Badminton, while the American based Copper Beach followed his CIC3* success in Plantation Fields with four-star completions at Pau and Rolex (2018). November Night, ridden by Ciaran Glynn, was clear at both Badminton and Burghley this year, whilst MBF Harley Rebel headed a massive ... Read More

Do we need full or nearly full Thoroughbreds for Championship level Eventing?

The FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 Eventing Breeding Review Do we need full or nearly full Thoroughbreds for Championship level Eventing? The 2018 World Equestrian Games at Tryon in the USA was an outstanding success for Team GB’s Eventing team taking both the team and individual gold medals. Competitors had to endure the challenges brought about by storm Florence disrupting the original programme along with the additional challenge of performing their three phases in the extreme heat. The combination of heat and demanding hills towards the finish of the course would have led people to predict that the full Thorougbred’s would dominate ... Read More

ET-AUCTION

Dutch Eventing Stables is proud to present the first auction of eventing foals in the Netherlands. A collection of 10 foals and 1 embryo will be sold via on-line platform ET-AUCTION.  The complete collection will be presented on Friday 12thof October at 5 pm at the VIP Area of the  CCIO3* event Military Boekelo. www.military-boekelo.nl. This session ‘meet the breeders’ will not only give a great insight in the special quality of each foal, represented by their breeders, but will also give the (potential) buyers an opportunity to ask questions and make an ... Read More

BREEDING – MGH Sport Horse Stud is a thriving young business with two ambitious people at the helm. Padraig and Lucy McCarthy..

Nestled between Dartmoor and Exmoor in the heart of the West Devon countryside, the MGH Sport Horse Stud is a thriving young business with two ambitious people at the helm. Padraig and Lucy McCarthy (nee Wiegersma) have only been trading under the MGH banner since 2013 but they have already seen a high percentage of their horses succeeding at 3 star level under some of the best riders in the world. “Whilst breeding is our passion, our breeding programme is still in its infancy, so we have been buying in young horses to produce too,” explains ... Read More

Osberton International & Brightwells Join Forces……

The organiser’s of The Osberton International Horse Trials, and Herefordshire based Auctioneers Brightwells, have announced an innovative and exciting new sale partnership. Following the success of the Event Horse sales at Blenheim International Horse Trials, Brightwells are once again providing both buyers and sellers the opportunity to come together at a venue, where the sale of talented event horses will take place. On the evening of Thursday 27th September, owners, breeders and riders of the best event prospects, sourced from the UK, Ireland and the continent, will be given the opportunity to present their horses ... Read More

FUTURE SPORT HORSES – Firm Foundations

Julia Hodkin So you’ve decided that you want to breed a foal…?  The thoughts of a gorgeous, cute baby bouncing round your field, and all the potential that the youngster might have is a truly compelling dream.  But where do you start?  Breeding horses is not for the faint hearted.  It takes huge amounts of commitment, effort…. and money. Quite honestly there’s two articles that can be written here – one for the one time breeder who just wants to have a foal from their precious mare for themselves to ride, and one for the ... Read More

BRITISH BREEDING ANNOUNCES 2018 FUTURITY PLANS 

British Breeding, the new management company in charge of the former BEF Equine Development Programme, is delighted to announce the dates and plans for its 2018 British Breeding Baileys Horse Feeds Futurity evaluations.   This highly regarded series for foals and young stock from yearlings to 3 year olds, aims to identify talented horses that will go on to compete successfully in the future.  With many Futurity graduates already competing at top level in eventing, the series offers the ideal opportunity for breeders to showcase their potential stars.   A Wider Choice of Locations and Dates To make the Futurity accessible to ... Read More

Meet the Legendary Ramiro B – World No 4 Event Sire 

At 24-years-old Ramiro B is simply one of the undisputed kings of sport horse stallions around the globe. Showing precocious talent as a show jumper as a young horse, Irishman Edward Doyle produced him up to Grand Prix level before his successful breeding career finally took over full time. A Belgian Warmblood by Calvani, a son of Caretino, one of Germany’s top sires of all times, Ramiro B is the sire of Nations Cup Level Show Jumpers and 4* Eventers.  Being 40% thoroughbred he adds quality movement and jump and without fail passes on his willing and winning mentality, making him a very commercial choice for ... Read More