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Kannan is the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) number 1 jumping sire and the number 21 eventing sire. He is also the top KWPN stallion!


Kannan’s competition successes have included winning the Belgian Classic Circuit at the age of 6 in 1998 and becoming 7 year old Belgian Champion in 1999. In 2000 he made his international debut by finishing 5th in a Grand Prix. In 2003 Kannan won the Deauville Grand Prix and in 2004 he won at both Paris Bercy and Jardy as well as having many other competition successes. He was a regular member of the French team which won the Samsung Super League in 2003 and 2004. And in 2005 he became French National Champion.


Kannan carries blood from all the important jumping breeds in Europe: Voltaire, Furioso, Nimmerdor, Gotthard, Farn, Le Mexico, all great progenators of modern jumper breeding.

Breed: KWPN
Height: 17hh
Colour: Dark bay
Year Born: 1992
Country of Origin: Belgium
Resident in South Africa: No
Semen Available: Frozen
Stud Fee: €2,500.00 Live foal guarantee. APOLOGIES, CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK.
Contact: Iconic Sires
Telephone: +27 (0)71 566 7305

Voltaire (Hann)
Furioso II (SF)
Gogo Moeve (Hann)
Furioso xx
Dame de Ranville (SF)
Gotthard (Hann)
Mosaik (Hann)
Cemeta (KWPN)
Nimmerdor (KWPN)
Wozieta (KWPN)
Farn (Holst)
Ramonaa (KWPN)
Le Mexico (SF)
Rorieta (KWPN)


Kannan is the sire of the 2012 Olympic Show Jumping Gold medal winner Nino des Buissonets (Steve Geurdat) and has more than 280 offspring competing at FEI level.

Kannan’s offspring can be regularly seen winning at International Grand Prix level. They include Molly Mallone V (Bertrum Allen), Diva II (Ben Maher), Paddock du Plessis (Timothée Anciaume) and Oh D’Eole (Gregory Wathelet), to name just a handful.

His highly successful offspring also include Bridget, who won the bronze medal at the 2011 Pan-American Games, and the sadly deceased A Pikachu du Muze, who won the 6 year old World Championships at Lanaken in 2006 and sold at the PSI auction for €570,000. Kannan also sired the 2006 American 6 year old Champion, Amis de Kannan.

Kannan is a tall, rangy stallion who brings power, movement and scope. He is also noted for his style, balance, temperament and good mouth which he passes onto his offspring.

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