Leprince des Bois
The best living stallion in eventing, with 8 four star events under his belt, he finished 2011 as the number 3 eventing horse in the world, and the highest ranked stallion.
Leprince des Bois’s performances make him the best living stallion in eventing, with 8 four star events under his belt, he finished 2011 as the number 3 eventing horse in the world, and the highest ranked Stallion. Leprince finished 4th at Pau, 7th at Burghley and 11th at Badminton.
In terms of conformation, Leprince is very blood type, with an expressive head and elegant length of rein. His movement is outstanding in the sport, with Leprince regularly finishing first or second after the dressage at Burghley, Badminton and Pau, with Carl Hester stating that Leprince was “stunning” whilst in first place after the dressage at Badminton in 2013, high praise indeed.
His temperament is superb, and to prove this earlier in 2014 he took a sixteen year old girl to the German junior championships and won.
By the British bred Yarlands Summersong, himself an Olympian with Pascale Duroy. Summersong has spent the last five years in the world top ten ranking for eventing sires, along with his father, Fleetwater Opposition, also the father of Opposition Buzz.
The mother of Leprince has also had one other four star offspring, and she is by a son of the great Olympian, Galoubet A, the sire of Olympic Champion and triple World Cup Champion, Baloubet du Rouet. Leprince carries 65% thoroughbred blood, more than enough for modern eventing breeding.
Leprince has only had one season at stud but his offspring are highly anticipated.
He retired sound and with five star x-rays. He is recommended to breeders with mares who need refinement and elegance, but also those who lack scope and movement. He’s short coupled and compact, and so mares who are rectangular will go well with him.
Leprince is built uphill, with a very active hind leg and strong quarters. He is an improver for any mare.