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The Stallion Event

Tomorrow (Saturday 16th March) sees the Stallion Event taking place at Addington Manor in Buckinghamshire. The showcase of some of the very best sporthorse stallions standing in the UK is organised by British Breeding and supported by Baileys Horse Feeds and Competition Stallions.

There are too many stallions attending to preview each here but some of the most exciting already are featured on this site. They include:

Dankeschon – a recent arrival from Germany with an excellent small tour record about to start competing Grand Prix and with a wonderful damline

Noble Warrior – a tall, athletic British bred show jumper who is now competing internationally with some eye catching results

Volatis Defiant – a dual purpose gentleman of interest to showing, eventing and dressage breeders

Britannia’s Mail – a son of one of the greatest eventing mares ever, who is now at Advanced level himself

Multicouture – a young dual graded stallion with an eyecatching mix of colour genetics

Spring’s Spirit – a British bred eventing sire who has his first offspring on the sunshine tour this year

Volatis Defiant

Tickets can be purchased on the door with the first horse in the arena at 10.30. There are a number of tradestands covering all aspects of the industry, and the stables will be open to the public. If you are thinking of covering your mare this season, this event cannot be missed.

A full list of stallions with start times can be found on

British Stallion Event 2017 – Eventing

The British Stallion Event, was held for the second time at Bury Farm on Saturday 7th January 2017. There were individual sections for each of the Olympic disciplines and this year another section was added for dual purpose stallions. The first section to come forward was EVENTING.

There were only 9 stallions forward in this category, which was one more than last year but still disappointing given that the UK should be a powerhouse of eventing breeding.

3 entries in this section will be reviewed in the Pony stallion article, leaving 6 to cover here.

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The British Stallion Event – Ponies

The breeding of British sport ponies seems to be gaining more and more popularity. With the profile of the Sport Pony Stud Book Society (SPSS) on the increase and even the more traditional societies like the National Pony Society (NPS) adding in more performance classes, it is an apt time to review the pony stallions that were presented at the BBSH Stallion Event, earlier this month.

Ardbear Spirit

Ardbear Spirit


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The British Stallion Event – Dressage

Previous articles on this site have reviewed the eventing and show jumping sections of the British Bred Sport Horse Stallion Event. This article reviews the dressage stallions. There were 18 stallions forward in this section (excluding pony stallions).

Fransje from Woodlander Stud (picture courtesy of Eva Broomer)

Fransje from Woodlander Stud (picture courtesy of Eva Broomer)

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The British Stallion Event – Show Jumpers


Warratino, owned and bred by Brendon Stud

The British Stallion Event, held at Bury Farm on Saturday 9th January 2016, was split into sections for each of the Olympic disciplines. The first stallions forward were in the eventing section, covered in a previous article. These were followed by the SHOW JUMPERS.

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The British Stallion Event – Overview

It’s a grey, damp Saturday in early January. One of my favourite days of the year!

And why is this? Quite simply as a sport horse breeder it is one of the most exciting days on the equestrian calendar. An opportunity to meet old friends, and make new ones. A chance to see some of the most successful breeding stallions on the British Isles, and to also showcase new talent. All of this happens at The British Stallion Event, run by the team behind the British Bred Sport Horse initiative.

Amiro Z (picture courtesy of Elite Stallions)

Amiro Z (picture courtesy of Elite Stallions)

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