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The Young Guns – Sir Donnerhall

July 23rd, 2012 at 11:54 am

The Young Guns – Sir Donnerhall By Christopher Hector If we are looking at hot young dressage stallions, there is no going past the current star of the Schockemöhle stallion selection, Sir Donnerhall. No other stallion polarizes the breeding community like his sire, Sandro Hit. You either love him, or you hate him… indeed there…[More]

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Breeding Values Ten Years On…

July 16th, 2012 at 11:20 am

The Breeding Values Ten Years on… Diamond Hit – looks like a real Grand Prix stallion Story – Christopher Hector Photos – Roz Neave and archives The German FN breeding values have been in operation in their current form for just on a decade – although they are now divided into three groups based on…[More]

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Breeding Dressage Horses – A Global Perspective

June 19th, 2012 at 10:40 am

What follows is the text, slightly updated, of my address to the Dressage Horse seminar at Warendorf. While the invitation was a great honour, it was also very intimidating to be asked to address such a distinguished gathering, especially on a topic that so many people present knew so much about. What I tried to…[More]

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Changes In Oldenburg

June 18th, 2012 at 11:32 am

Changes in Oldenburg Story – Chris Hector Photos – Silke Rottermann and Roz Neave Christoph Hess’ Bundeschampionate Seminar is a brilliant idea. Rather than trying to get judges and aficionados to travel the world to an educational seminar, he has grafted his educational seminar onto the world’s most exciting young horse show. Brilliant, your target…[More]

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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…

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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

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Dutch Stallions Delight – KWPN Stallion Show 2012

March 22nd, 2012 at 4:29 am

Chris and Roz report from the 2012 KWPN Stallion Show in Holland.

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Kannan – the next ‘dominator’?

February 23rd, 2012 at 12:34 am

Story – Christopher Hector The WBFSH stallion rankings are never what you’d call breaking news, year after year, the lists are pretty much the same. Seemingly forever, the jumping standings have been headed by the late, and very great, Darco – and indeed about half the top ten spots are held by horses gone to…[More]

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WBFSH Rankings 2011

January 16th, 2012 at 5:31 am

Chris Hector reports on the WBSFH 2011 rankings, analysing the top studbooks…

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Florestan Dead!

January 2nd, 2012 at 11:36 pm

The great Westfalien stallion, Florestan is dead. Christopher Hector analyses his career…

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Animo Dies Aged 29, read his breeding analysis.

November 17th, 2011 at 12:27 am

The Dutch Warmblood showjumper, Animo has died at the age of 29 in the United Kingdom. The stallion was euthanased due to problems with his teeth and a sinus infection. He was a standout showjumper and produced many famous offspring. Below is an extract on Animo from The Making of the Modern Warmblood: from Gotthard…[More]

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Breeding Analysis by Chris Hector following the 2011 European Championships

October 25th, 2011 at 4:02 am

An analysis of the breeding of the horses at the European Championships confirms once again the dominance of the Donnerhall line. There are three own sons of the great stallion, two by De Niro, two by Don Schufro and one by D-Day. The next best represented stallion is Gribaldi, with four, then another Trakehner, Michellino,…[More]

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