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Candy de Nantuel

The prototype of the modern sports stallion with a dream canter, explosiveness, elasticity, and enormous respect for the jump. He offers temperament, blood, flexibility and a beautiful pedigree.




Candy de Nantuel was the highlight of the Fences Elite Auction in 2015, and rightly so – jumping with style, boldness and explosive power. He received a historic 19/20 at his licensing and has jumped fantastically in his early career, easily winning the Selle Francais Stallion Masters early in 2017. He was a finalist in Fontainebleau at 4, 5, and 6 years old, 2nd in the Knokke 7-year-old GP and 5th in Saint Lô. He was also a finalist at the World Championship for 7 year olds in Lanaken.

His great mind, blood, flexibility, and pedigree give hope for an exceptional career in both sport and breeding.

With over 54% blood he is also one for eventing breeders to consider.




Sire, Luidam’s career began when he won the prestigious Foxhunter title in 1999 as a six-year-old. He just kept rising and had a stellar international career under Ireland’s Billy Twomey. The pair won numerous grands prix including the Samsung Super League in La Baule, the Nations Cups of St Gallen, Dublin and Aachen, they were second in the grands prix of Dublin, St Gallen, Mauberge, Norten, Hardenburg and the British Open, and were shortlisted for the 2004 Olympic Games. They also represented Ireland at the 2003 Europeans and the 2006 World Equestrian Games, where the team finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Candy de Nantuel is out of one of the best Selle Français dam lines, which combines the genes of Diamant de Semilly and Quidam de Revel. Damsire, Diamant de Semilly, topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for the second time in 2016, having been inside the top ten since 2012. During his career, he was French national champion and WEG team gold medallist in 2002, and European team silver medallist in 2003. Quidam de Revel can be found on both sides of Candy’s pedigree, and is a son of the famous Jalisco B.

Breed: Selle Francais
Height: 16.2hh
Colour: Chestnut
Year Born: 2012
Country of Origin: France
Resident in South Africa: No
Semen Available: Imported frozen
Stud Fee: €350 deposit + €1,300 pregnancy fee (Live foal guarantee)
Contact: Iconic Sires
Telephone: 071 566 7305

Luidam (KWPN)
Guidam (SF)
Eljenohve (KWPN)
Quidam de Revel (SF)
Fougere (SF)
Akteur (Gronigen)
Poline (KWPN)
Thara Nantuel (SF)
Diamant de Semilly (SF)
Karma de Nantuel (SF)
Le Tot de Semilly (SF)
Venise des Cresles (SF)
Quidam de Revel (SF)
Royaltie III (SF)





So convincing is this young stallion, that he was the fourth most used stallion in France in 2016 just behind Diamant de Semilly and Kannan! His offspring have been highly anticipated and so far have not disappointed. His first products are 3 years old in 2020 and so far successes include:
– Harmonie Chic, Hollywood de Frenay, Happy Paluelle, Hanouman EDB, Hold Up d’Edmond: finalists in the French Championship
– Hello de Chalusse: sold for €70 000 at the Nash auctions
– Happy de l’Aumone: 2 yo Normandy Champion, Hitech de Canteloup is 5th.
– Hop Mouche: 3rd at the SF stallion selection in Brittany
– Hot Savoie and Highland de Riverland: licensed in Saint Lô Championship for 3 year olds.


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