The prolific elite Selle Français sire and former Olympic jumper Quidam de Revel has died in Denmark. He was 32 years old.
The famous son by Jalisco B was approved by the KWPN and the Selle Français studbooks, as well as in Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Denmark
Under Hervé Godignon the bay stallion won team bronze and was 4th individually at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
After the Olympics Quidam de Revel was sold to the Velin family in Denmark forThomas Velin to ride. The partnership were 4th at the European Championship for Young Riders in 2006, as well as winning the grand prix of Hanover and the grand prix of Helsinki.
Quidam topped the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings for showjumpers in 2003 and 2004.
His superiority as a sire was confirmed at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez where 10 of his progeny were jumping — more than any other stallion.
Quidam was also the first warmblood to be cloned. In 2005 Quidam De Revel II Z was born.