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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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Thoroughbreds – how lucky we are!

August 3rd, 2011 at 3:33 am

Chris Hector looks at the way the Australian Thoroughbred industry provides Australian eventing riders with such wonderful horses…

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Warkant Dead

July 15th, 2011 at 12:29 am

Another of the Celle stallions, Warkant is dead. Chris Hector profiles his career

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Is Zangersheide really number one?

May 23rd, 2011 at 5:10 am

Chris Hector looks at the current controversy over the WBFSH studbook rankings, and finds something amiss in the new version which has Zangersheide number one

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Breeding Values – a survey of the major stud books

March 22nd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Chris Hector looks at the latest Warmblood Stallion breeding rankings across Europe…

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The Accidental Dressage Horse

February 23rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Chris Hector looks at a dressage champion who was bought to be a jumping stallion!

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Peter Stoop – super photos!

February 22nd, 2011 at 4:42 am

It is the philosophy that drives Peter Stoop Photography that horses are inherently majestic. “We think that everyone should try riding, at least once. So we have decided to take things on in bigger and better ways”. “Horses are provocative, people connect with horses, they are transfixed by their movement, and agility,” Peter said. “But…[More]

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Top Warmblood Stallions Rankings

January 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

The latest World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses rankings at analysed…

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Breeding Analysis – the horses at the WEG from 1990 to 2010

November 29th, 2010 at 2:01 am

Christopher Hector looks at the bloodlines of the horses competing at the 2010 WEG in Kentucky and compares them to the horses that competed at the first WEG in Stockholm in 1990…

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Do we still need Thoroughbred blood to breed Performance horses…

November 24th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Chris Hector looks at the role of the Thoroughbred in producing the modern sporthorse, and finds some surprising statistics…

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