We enter 2017 following a record year for The Stallion Company! And once again we see another of our younger stallion entering the world top 100 sires, Bentley van de Heffinck, sire of Guess 6 and Heartbreaker vd Achterhoe. Quintero rose even higher in the rankings, as did Namelus R and our Trakehner stallion of the Year 2016 Grafenstolz, who rests just outside the top 10. In total we still own five stallions in the top 100 sires of their sports, and we rest in the top five stallion owners in the world!
During 2016 we welcomed the stunning new stallions Hector van d’Abdijhoeve, Dino W, and Romanov, all owned or ridden by the young genius Bertram Allen, for whom we now have the global management contract for his stallions. Additionally we have taken on the management of the outstanding sire Action Breaker (Heartbreaker), who also appeared in the world top 100 for 2016.
The Young French stallions will continue their jumping careers with Axelle Lagoubie in Normandy, and I have great hopes for them in the sport this year.
The Irish centre opened in 2016 and has been a roaring success, adding a new professionalism to the industry there, and this year we will see two new stallions stationed there for the benefit of the Irish breeders.
I wish you all a great 2017 breeding season,