A variety of stallions will take centre stage in Ring 2 on Friday at approximately 12.30pm, during the lunchtime BEF Stallion parade at The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.
The stallions taking part in the parade are:
Cornetto King (2003, 170cm, Cornet Obolensky-Zeus)
Owned by Gaynor Kingston, this grey Westphalian stallion is graded with Westfalian, AES and SHB (GB). Cornetto King was the highest placed jumping stallion in his 30-day test and qualified for the Bundeschampionat as both a five and six year old. Previously ridden by Robert and John Whitaker, he has won and been placed in 1.50m classes.
Edobantos (2009, 165cm, Amadeus-Indorado)
Rafael Marins’ KWPN stallion is graded and licensed with AES and has been slowly produced for eventing. He is currently competing in eventing and has three top 20 placings up to and including novice level. He also has 27 BD points and winnings BS showjumping.
FHS Diamond In The Rough (2008, 163cm, Solitair-Strong Gale)
At the 2011 BEF Futurity Evaluations, Madeleine Gardner’s AES stallion was awarded a Higher First Premium, in 2013 he qualified for the Burghley Young Event Horse finals where he gained 10/10 for suitability and potential, and in the 2014/2015 season, he evented up to novice level. He is now concentrating on pure dressage.
Glencarrig Dolphin (2010, 147cm, Coosheen Stormboy-Coral Star)
This purebred Connemara eventing stallion is graded Premium with SHB (GB), and graded with SPSS and BCPS. He is now eventing successfully up to novice level, this year coming fourth at the Burghley Pony Club Hunter Trials, and attaining third at the BE100 open Norton Disney Horse Trials. One of his first offspring took in-hand champion at Osberton in 2015.
KL Mac (2011, 168cm, Larduc-Graf Quidam)
Homebred by owner Robert Livock and standing at Kington Langley Stud, this SHB (GB) graded stallion started the year competing in international showjumping classes with Jay Halim and is now competing in dressage with Olivia Oakley. The pair was champion at the BYRDS home international and have qualified for the BD national championships.
Opposition Bombshell (2004, 162.5cm, Fleetwater Opposition-Dutch Courage)
By leading event sire Fleetwater Opposition, sire of former team horse Opposition Buzz, Anne Dicker’s graded AES stallion Opposition Bombshell is out of a mare by Jennie Loriston-Clarke’s Grand Prix dressage stallion Dutch Courage and stands at Catherston Stud.
Primitive Faerie Tale (1998, 162cm, Primitive Rising xx-Ben Faerie xx)
Advanced event stallion Primitive Faerie Tale is by the leading event sire Primitive Rising.
He has over 300 BE points and has competed for 10 seasons with owner Julie Lawson up to and including advanced level. He won the CIC2* at Burgham in 2015.
Ramiro B (1994, 168cm, Calvani-Wendekreis)
A leading event sire, showjumping stallion Ramiro B has enjoyed wins and placings in county and international Grand Prixs. His offspring include Ballynoe Castle RM, Cooley Masterclass and Oliver Townend’s British team horse Cooley SRS who recently competed at the 2017 European Eventing championships.
Springs Spirit (2009, 168cm, Springfield Symphony-Calvados)
This three-quarter bred event stallion is the grandson of well-known Thoroughbred stallion Kings Composer. Registered with the Warmblood Breeders UK and graded with Breeders Elite, John Chambers’ eventing stallion finished the 2016 eventing season with a top 20 finish at Aldon International 1*. He achieved a double First Premium at the BEF Futurity evaluations for showjumping and eventing, and his stock are jumping double clears eventing.
Tiger Attack (2012, Dolphin Supreme xx-The Outlaw)
Bred by his owner William Moran, Tiger Attack is graded with SHB (GB). He was successful in-hand as a young horse and is now successfully competing in eventing with three top ten BE90 finishes already this year, and has qualified for today’s Burghley Young Event Horse Final. His first crop is now out competing successfully in showing.
Timolin (2011, 170cm, Totilas-Sion)
Son of the famous dressage stallion Totilas, British-bred Timolin’s youngstock are consistent winners in the show ring. In his first season eventing, he has won four of his eight starts up to and including BE100, finishing on his dressage score of 22 at his last event.
Wolkenderry (2005, 170cm, Wolkentanz-Londonerry)
This Hanoverian stallion’s breeding combines two famous lines in Wolkentanz and dam sire Londonderry. He has 119 BD points and is currently competing successfully at advanced medium level.