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  • Keystone Dimaggio moves to Germany

    The former World Young Dressage Horse champion Keystone Dimaggio will stand at stud at Gestut Vorwerk in Cappeln, Germany, for the 2004 breeding season. Keystone Dimaggio, is by Don Primero and won the five-year-old division of the Young Horse World Championships in 2000 with his owner/rider Suzanne Davies.

    Accondy stands in Wiltshire

    Doreen Allison’s well-known Thoroughbred stallion, Accondy, will stand at West Kingston Stud, Wiltshire, for the 2004 season, where he will be available for AI and natural coverings. Mares are also welcome at Accondy’s home base at Summerhill Stud, Lanarkshire, for AI.

    New British-bred young sire

    Heidi Tronseck’s Lenski, who won the Rhinegold Six-Year-Old Potential Dressage Horse Championships at Hickstead last year, has had his semen frozen over the winter, in preparation for the forthcoming season. He will be competing at medium level this year.

    German sire comes to Scotland

    Romanno Stud in Lanarkshire has bought the top young German stallion Rubin Star from Paul Schockemöhle. The Oldenberg stallion is a son of Rubenstein I out of a Ramiro mare. He has competed to intermediate I level and headed his 100-day performance test. He will stand at Stallion AI Services in Shropshire for the coming season.

    Ben Faerie’s line lives on

    The genes of Diana Scott’s legendary stallion Ben Faerie, who sired Ginny Elliot’s top rides Nightcap and Priceless as well as Pippa Funnell’s European Championship ride Walk On Star, live on through Diana’s young stallion Ben’s Affaere. Ben’s Affaere is out of a Royal Vulcan-Spartan General mare and has winners in the show ring with his progeny expected to appear soon on the eventing circuit.

    Sports Pony Studbook Society online

    The new website for the Sports Pony Studbook Society, which was set up to identify ponies, irrespective of type or breeding, with the sporting talent to provide the UK with top class competition ponies, is now online at: www.sportpony.org.uk.

  • For more sport horse breeding news, see this Thursday’s issue of Horse & Hound (26 February).

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