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Sport horse breeders can bid for semen from elite stallions, and support the work of British Breeding at the same time, by taking part in this year’s “silent auction” of stallion nominations.

Organised by Desi Dillingham, on behalf of the Supporters of British Breeding (SBB), 2004 will see the second run of the “silent auction”, which is sponsored by Stallion AI Services.

Desi told HHO: “Last year’s auction was a huge success and raised around £8,000. This year we have semen from many more stallions, including some who are not on the open market. Bids are already starting to come in and we are hoping that the auction will raise at least double last year’s total.”

The following stallion semen is open to bids until the auction’s closing date of 1 March:

Dressage

  • Successful dressage pony, Aimbry Chester, donated by Trudy Goulding
  • Top young German stallion, Diamond Hit, donated by Brookhouse Stud
  • Successful young dressage horse and proven sire, Pro-Set, donated by Meadow Stud
  • Number one in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) list of international dressage stallions, Wie Weltmeyer, donated by Brookhouse Stud

Eventing

  • Advanced eventer, Catherston Liberator, donated by Catherston Stud
  • Successful Thoroughbred event sire, Criminal Law donated by Louella Stud
  • Sire of the champion event foal at the Brightwells 2003 Foal Show, Devil’s Jump, donated by Sporting Horse Stud
  • Winner of the 2003 lifetime achievement event stallion award, Fleetwater Opposition, donated Landford Stud
  • Advanced eventer, McGuigan, donated by Alistair Holder
  • Advanced eventer, Mill Law, donated by Stallion AI Services
  • Successful Thoroughbred sire of eventers, Miner’s Lamp, donated by Chris Hewlett
  • Sire of top eventer and top British-bred horse in the 2002 young horse evaluation series, No Complaints, donated by Jane Poole
  • Rarely available young event stallion, Rock King, donated by Sarah Bullen

Show Jumping

  • Number three in WBFSH list of international show jumping stallions, Arko, (pictured) donated by John and Lisa Hales
  • Top BHD ranking and sire of Carnavalley, Carnaval Drum, donated by Kevin Cooper
  • Exciting young stallion, Najed, donated by Old Lodge Stud
  • Number one in WBFSH list of international show jumping stallions, Parco, donated by World Class Stallions

Bids for a nomination to one, or more, of the above stallions should be sent to: Desi Dillingham, 16e Randolph Crescent, London. W9 1DR; (tel: 020 7286 6925); (fax 08701 3857500); (mobile: 07785 292103); (e-mail: desi@desidillingham.co.uk).