Breeding Ground

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Breeding Ground
A lap of honour after Romanno Ruinart’s Shearwater success

A stallion from Yorkshire has been taking this year’s young dressage horse classes by storm

Treble delight for young British stallion

The British-bred four-year-old dressage stallion Romanno Ruinart has dominated the young horse competitions, with three major wins this season.
Owned by Julie and Clayton Down from Dore, South Yorkshire, "Rubic" is produced by Tim Sillevis and Darren Mattia and captured the Badminton Young Dressage Horse of the Future award and Shearwater Four-year-old Dressage Horse Championships, both with 84%.

He then carried his success forward to the national dressage championships, where he took the four-year-old championship and stood reserve young horse supreme.
Rubic, who gained premium status at his stallion grading last October, was born at the Romanno Stud in Scotland. The son of Rohdiamant out of a De Niro mare was bought by Sue Carson Saddles-sponsored Julie and Clayton as a prospective competition stallion and was broken by Tim in January.
"He doesn’t just look the part, but so far he has also come up with the goods every time," said Tim.

Triumph for Yorkshire Cleveland Bay breeder

Yorkshire’s Jemoon Stud proved the winner at the
Cleveland Bay National Breed Championships at Equifest, Peterborough, which celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society.
The youngstock class was won by Jane Moore’s two-year-old gelding Jemoon Tambourine Man, who went on to take the in-hand title.
"This was a wonderful win. I hope that one day Tambourine Man will make a small hunter," said Jane.
The reserve championship went to Jemoon Flying Officer, who was also the winner of the in-hand part-bred class for four-year-olds and over and the open ridden class. Also bred by Jane, the seven-year- old by Arms And The Man is owned and ridden by Liz Lloyd of West Halton in North Lincolnshire, who competes him in dressage classes.
* Botton Grove Bazel, who was featured in our September issue after winning at the Great Yorkshire, is now owned by Carol Chadwick, who bought him at the start of the show.

Breeding world

Woodlander wins

Lynn and Dave Crowden’s Woodlander Stud in Wales scored a fantastic double at the recent National Dressage Championships.
The 2004 reserve champion BWBS stallion Woodlander Rockstar won the Biotal Medium Open Championship with Maria Eilberg on a score of 72.27%. Then Woodlander Dornroeschen, dam of the 2008 BWBS supreme champion Farouche, scored 70% with Michael Eilberg in the same class and went on to take the Martin Collins Advanced Medium title with a score of 72.20%.

AI course

The Willesley Equine Clinic in Gloucestershire is running an
equine AI course and examinations for technicians on 28-29 November. The course is limited to 20 delegates and costs £475. Speakers include Martin Boyle, Tessa Clarke, John Gilliver, Jonathan Pycock and Chris Shepherd. Visit for more information and to download an application form.

Royal fan

Angela Wise of the Dalcotes Stud in Newquay is still celebrating after The Queen selected her Thoroughbred stallion Kings Composer as the sire of two foals.
Her Majesty used Kings Composer, a former SHB (GB) champion stallion and BEF overall top sire, to produce an embryo transfer foal out of a Primitive Rising eventing mare competed by her granddaughter Zara Phillips and by
chilled semen on a Welton Crackerjack mare."I have to admit that I’ve photocopied the cheques for posterity!" said Angela.

Ustinov grades

The Hanoverian Studbook commission has awarded the 2004 KWPN stallion champion Ustinov its covering certificate.