The ultimate modern pedigree combined with power, scope and balance.
Kensington’s KWPN performance test report states the following: “Kensington is an honest and reliable stallion with an excellent character and a great willingness to work. His canter is light-footed, has a good space and is very well balanced. Kensington jumps with very good reflexes, good technique and uses his body in the best possible way a showjumper could do. Kensington looks to be very careful and shows a tremendous amount of scope. As a jumper Kensington has lots of ability and possibilities and gives his rider a very good feeling.”
So far Kensington has met all the expectations that were set by the KWPN stallion committee. He shows great power and strength and has all the qualities to develop into a great showjumping sire. Kensington recently placed 3rd in the KWPN stallion competition by jumping 8 clear rounds in a row!
Kensington is by the phenomenal stallion Cornet Obolensky (semen also available through Iconic Sires). At the 2001 Westphalian stallion inspection Cornet Obolensky blew away the audience and received a 9.24 score for jumping aspects and a 10 for free jumping. He placed in most of the top European competitions and was a member of the German Nations Cup winning team at Rotterdam 5* where he also placed 2nd in the Grand Prix. Cornet won the CSI 3* at Cervia, and as a nine-year-old was the youngest member of the German showjumping team at the Beijing Games. In 2012, he was a member of the winning Nations Cup teams at Rotterdam and Rome, and won the Grand Prix of Zurich 5*.
Kensington’s damline is no less impressive and includes the likes of For Pleasure, Athlet Z, and Libero H, all of whom have been hugely influential in modern show jumping breeding. Damsire, For Pleasure’s earnings were in excess of €1.8 million! He won 4 team gold medals, including 2 Olympic, he had four championship victories in eight years with the German showjumping team, won individual bronze with Marcus Ehning at Donaueschingen, won his last grand Prix at the age of 18 and competed against two of this own progeny, For Keeps and Farina at the 2005 Wiesbaden Grand Prix.