Myrtille Paulois, Orient Express, Nino des Buissonnets, Paille de la Roque, Ornella Mail, Opgun Louvo, Quickly de Kreisker… We have stopped counting French horses which perform at the highest international level. Ridden by people from all nationalities, they represent French excellence throughout the world.
France is a land for horses and breeding, where genetic inheritance is transmitted carefully, generation after generation. Selle Français, Anglo-Arabs and French sport ponies are today the perfect examples of the success of breeding at the service of sport, in all disciplines, especially showjumping and eventing.
But to become an equine star, the young horse has to learn his job. The French SHF training circuit allows young horses, from four years old, to evolve through adapted classes, developing their abilities for potential buyers. So until the age of seven, young French sport horses and ponies go to “school competition” and benefit from a strong experience.
The best of each generation meet during the Grandes Semaines, the national finals reserved for young horses, which crown the champions of each generation. For six and seven-year-old horses, they are the way to discover the high level stars of the future. The place to be for breeders and riders searching for a new horse, the Grandes Semaines take place every year from August to October, for all the disciplines: ponies, showjumping and hunter, eventing, dressage, driving and endurance.
In 2015, the France Young Horses Show Jumping Championships will be in Fontainebleau (near Paris) from 29 August to 6 September. The Fences sales will be the moment to unearth a champion. A lot of equine stars, such as Itôt du Château, or the worldwide champion Quickly de Kreisker, have been sold thanks to the Fences auction.
The three-year-old horses presented this year offer high quality jumping. The Paille de la Roque’s full brother or the Rock’n Roll Semilly’s brother will also be auctioned. As to the France Young Horses Eventing Championships, it will take place 7-13 September in Pompadour, equally close to Paris.
For a breeder, to have a good horse is not enough. That’s why the website SHF Market was born in 2014, to give a highest visibility and a full transparency on young horses and ponies for sale. The Internet portal www.shf-market.com/en/ allows to access to more than 1,000 young sport horses and ponies for sale, which have already proved themselves on official arenas.
With one click, due to a detailed search engine, the web surfer can display the horses that best correspond with what he is looking for. After each national class photos and videos are updated in order to help the buyer having the most precise idea of the horse. The seller’s contact details are also on line, to facilitate the contact with the potential buyer. Since June 2015, the website has also featured two and three-year-old horses and ponies.
The French equine performance market is now accessible for all: meet our sport horses for sale on www.shf-market.com/en/.