2002 Dark Bay Hanoverian
Of all the British equestrian sport governing bodies, British Eventing does by far the most to support breeders. Their annual stallion rankings are a very interesting guide for breeders looking for some statistical information to back up their own instincts. The annual rankings present both a list of stallions with offspring competing at all levels, and also stallions with young offspring coming through the ranks.
Entering the top 50 sires of young event horses for the first time in 2015 was Bazaars Chief, a minimally marked tobiano stallion standing at Bazaars Stud in Staffordshire. The young event horses rankings are based on points earned by 4 to 8 years olds. Bazaars Chief was ranked 19th, ahead of such well known sires as Primitive Proposal, Kannan, Balou De Rouet and Catherston Liberator.
Flammengold is a 22yo black Hessen stallion standing at Witcham House Farm Stud in Cambridgeshire. He is still part owned by German breeder Volker Brodhecker and has shuttled back and forwards to cover in Germany in recent years, in light of the success of his German bred foal crops.
Still actively competing himself at Intermediare I level, he comes from an incredibly strong damline and is also a proven producer of both foals and serious performance horses. He was the South German Dressage Champion of 2000.
Standing 16.3hh he is loved for his great nature and charm. He passes his easy going nature onto his foals and most consistently passes on a really strong canter. His foals can be registered Hanoverian.
Brendon Stud’s senior stallion is the Belgian Warmblood Caretino Glory. From a young age his careful technique over a fence and excellent paces were evident. He was the overall Young Horse Evaluation champion at Horse of the Year Show and won many young horse classes. He then has a successful Grade A career with winnings of nearly £14,000. He also won points with BD.
Nick Skelton’s 2004 Olympic mount, the bay stallion Arko III, gained a massive following among show jumping fans due to his scope, technique and beauty. Owned by John and Lisa Hales, Arko was the number 1 show jumper in Europe for 5 consecutive years, he retired from sport to concentrate on his stallion career at the end of 2008.
And he looks like he possess all the ingredients to make his second career as successful as the first.