Breeding

Cassini I, one of Holstein’s success stories

November 21st, 2014 at 10:35 am Cassini I, one of the most successful Holsteiner stallions, has died this month, aged 26. The Capitol I Caletto II-son, bred by Johann Hermann Claussen, Neuenkirchen, was found dead in his box. The grey had spent the day before with … Continue reading Read Article

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New 2014 Stallion Directory and a portrait of De Niro

June 19th, 2014 at 3:26 pm Our 2014 Stallion Directory will be coming out in September with the great De Niro on the cover, as portrayed by the famous German artist Klaus Philipp. A good opportunity to take a look back at the career of this … Continue reading Read Article

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Rohdiamant’s breeder dead…

May 27th, 2014 at 10:35 am Hans Francksen, the breeder of Rohdiamant has died at the age of 89. I was lucky enough to interview Mr Francksen and find out something about the mare line, especially since the pedigrees provided for Rohdiamant are conspicuously silent when … Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding Eventers – Blood will out

October 1st, 2013 at 9:36 am Eventing – blood will out! I suspect that it is one of the most persistent myths of equestrian sport, that eventers are freaks, accidents – that you cannot breed to produce eventing horses. As I see it, this is just … Continue reading Read Article

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London Olympic Games – Breeding Analysis

October 10th, 2012 at 12:01 pm This article examines the bloodlines of the horses at the London Olympic Games... Continue reading Read Article

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French Breeding in Crisis

at 11:26 am The breeding scene in France was for so long the most regimented and formalised in Europe. STORY: Chris Hector & PHOTOS: Roz Neave and Archives A network of National Studs (Haras Nationaux) covered the land, headed by god-like Breeding Directors … Continue reading Read Article

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Joop Van Uytert – Stallion Magician

September 12th, 2012 at 12:02 pm Meet the Dutch mega stallion owner, Joop Van Uytert... Continue reading Read Article

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The Young Guns – Sir Donnerhall

July 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 am If we are looking at hot young dressage stallions, there is no going past the current star of the Schockemöhle stallion selection, Sir Donnerhall... Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding Values Ten Years On…

July 16th, 2012 at 11:20 am The German FN breeding values have been in operation in their current form for just on a decade – perhaps now we can look back at the sires’ rankings and see just how useful they have been in pointing us in the direction of stallions likely to produce superior progeny... Continue reading Read Article

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Breeding Dressage Horses – A Global Perspective

June 19th, 2012 at 10:40 am In a paper delivered at the Bundeschampionate seminar at Warendorf in 2010, Christopher Hector examines the globalisation of dressage breeding... Continue reading Read Article

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Mr Blue – the jumping stallion that was loved after he died…

April 23rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm Initially reject by the Dutch breeding authorities, Mr Blue is now proving one of the world's great jumping sires... Continue reading Read Article

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The Young Guns – Ampère

April 10th, 2012 at 6:13 am Christopher Hector looks at the stallion whose sons were the stars at the recent KWPN stallion show…Ampère Continue reading Read Article

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