Our stallion Agincourt, tested in '92, became a GP jumper with Hap Hansen, retired from show jumping at 13. Agincourt will compete at PSG this year having competed successfully (scores in the mid-60's) at 4th level.
Great idea to compile a list of those US tested stallions that have gone on to become successful performance horses. This is the kind of information that should be available to mare owners.
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Special Memories is by Abdullah out of kluwall xx (dam of touch of class). I think he did the 100 DT in 1990 when it was in california. Unfortunately he was sick out there, but he still managed to pass!
Andrea... very good idea... but can you (or anyone) tell me what Hunter requirements would (if completed) earn a stallion his lifetime breeding license with a WB registry. I am not familiar with Hunters, I know that the Dutch have a Hunter "program" (or they are about to launch one), and I think Oldenburg North American has at least one stallion who earned a life time breeding license because of his Hunter Division record. But I am not familiar with the requirements.
This thread is about data on stallions who went through the 100DT and then went on to actually have an FEI career (and therefore would have also actually earned a lifetime breeding license through performance in the upper levels of sport). So, if there are stallions who went through the 100DT and earned the Hunter equivalent of the FEI level of Hunters, letâ€™s add them too *
*maybe with an asterisk explanation
I think we should each keep a copy of this list and update it from time to timeâ€¦ One huge advantage of posting it is that we get input about stallions we seldom hear of.. brilliant competitors who, for what ever reason, seem to fall off the radar screen.
While I'm honored that PikÃ¶r is on the list I need to make sure everyone understands that he did not complete the test: he was given a medical excuse on the final days of testing. Also, although schooling GP he died before we were able to show him at that level. Thus the highest level he competed was I-1.
He did the testing at November Hill in 1991 - the same year as Rio Grande, Bordeaux, Gold Luck, Palladium, Wendesohn and a little gray stallion named Marquee... who I believe went on to compete thru Preliminary level in eventing. Although Marquee was only 3 years old and the youngest horse at the test he finished a repectable 5th, if my memory serves me correctly.
Actually, the BWP also has instituted a program that permits stallions to fulfill their performance requirements as a hunter. The requirements will be introduced in 2005. However, the stallions still need to present on the triangle and freejump the same gymnastics as the "traditional" stallion candidates for their approval and are judged by Belgian inspectors.
Here is an example of the hunter requirements:
In order to satisfy performance requirements, horses must compete in at least 4 â€œAâ€ rated competitions and finish in the top 50% of
their Zone â€“ as reported by the USEF.
3 year olds: Fence heights at least 3â€™ â€” for example: Pre-green hunter
4 year olds: Fence heights at least 3â€™3â€â€” for example: High Pre-Green (3â€™3â€) or Adult/Amateur