West-Sussex based Finnish dressage rider Kyra Kyrklund is celebrating the elevation of her former grand prix ride, Master, into the world’s top 10 dressage sires.

The 19-year-old Swedish Warmblood, by Ceylon out of an Iran mare, has been extremely successful as a stallion, with four approved stallion sons in Sweden and one in the US. He will now stand in Britain for his first full season at West Kington Stud in Wiltshire.

Master demonstrates his piaffe with Kyra Kyrklund

Among Master’s successful offspring is Max, the horse with whom Kyra competed at last weekend’s dressage World Cup final. Another son, Tip Top, was in the American team at last year’s World Equestrian Games and was also a World Cup finalist for Leslie Morse.

“As well as his elastic movement, Master had an exceptional talent for collection and I’m always on the lookout for new horses by him to join my string,” said Kyra.

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