New proven blood for dressage breeding
Hard as nails, proven sport genes and free bloodline. Briar shines in all facets that today’s dressage horse breeder, with his sight set on the sport, is seeking.
A living legend
The liver chestnut stallion is a living legend. Briar had a remarkably long and successful career with Jan Brink. He has over 30 international Grand Prix victories to his name. Even more striking is the fact that Briar competed in six big championships including two World Cups and an Olympic Games. During these competitions he collected various medals and several high rankings, as Sweden’s number one. Briar also has eight World Cup Finals to his name, with a third place as his best result. His success in the sport made him, for many years, the number 1 stallion on the WBFSH-rankings for dressage stallions.
Top-class blood in the pedigree
The pedigree of the Swedish-bred Briar makes him even more interesting, with a view to the addition of new top-class blood in the relatively tight (Dutch) dressage breeding. It is not without reason that the KWPN recognised this stallion, who is approved by many studbooks. Sire Magini is a son of the Swedish elite stallion Maraton and dam Charis (s. Krocket) is also a product of Swedish top breeding. As well as Briar, her offspring include various horses that are competing, or have competed, at a high level in the sport.
Remarkably high percentage of offspring competing at Grand Prix-level
Briar’s strength as progenitor is reflected in his offspring. A remarkably-high percentage (10%) of the mainly Swedish-bred offspring reached Grand Prix-level. Also, Briar’s hardiness, temperament and rideability have ensured that a number of his progeny have even successfully competed at top-level in both showjumping and eventing. A stallion cannot prove any more than all of this. It is now up to you as breeder.
Frozen and delivery terms
Briar is available via frozen semen. The fees are €250 per straw. The delivery of one straw to our insemination stations is free of charge. For delivery to other addresses the costs are €70 within the Netherlands.