Star stallion: Greenvale Audacity

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Star stallion: Greenvale Audacity
Star stallion: Greenvale Audacity

All about Jo Milne’s talented part-bred Trakhener stallion Greenvale Audacity, who has made a promising start to his eventing career and is popular with sport horse types

About Greenvale Audacity

Owned by Jo Milnes of West End Farm Stud, Yorkshire

Home-bred by Jane Richey, Pembrokeshire

Born: 2005

Colour: skewbald

Height: 15.31/2hh

Breed: part-bred Trakehner

Sire: Alderfarn VII

Dam: Fleetwater Acclaim

Approved with CHAPS UK

Available fresh AI or chilled semen via West End Farm Stud, Driffield, Yorkshire

Bloodlines and highlights

The good looking coloured stallion has excellent Trakehner bloodlines, which go back to Muschamp Danube, the UK Trakehner foundation stallion. This includes Fleetwater – a well known name in the eventing world and on his sire's side there is an influence of Thoroughbred - again ideal in event breeding.

His dam Fleetwater Acclaim, who was a successful dressage horse in the 1990s, is a graded Trakehner and BWBS [British Warmblood Society] mare, while his grandsire Elvis, a graded coloured Trakehner, has produced many successful sports horses.

According to Jo, Dazzle (so named because of the way he turns on the charm) has inherited traits from the best Trakehner bloodlines -- bold over a fence, moves well, extremely athletic, as well as being capable of producing sports horses.

Greenvale Audacity was produced for the CHAPS UK gradings by Derek Morton at Beech House Stud and is currently with event rider Vickie Dennis near York, being prepared for his first season eventing. The plan is for him to spend the stud season between training and competitions and home for covering duties.

"He has always been easy to handle and was quick to learn his covering job," says Jo, "Starting first with a natural cover and then progressing to AI shortly afterwards. "

Type and temperament

His owner is full of praise for this stallion’s temperament and ability: "He loves to jump and be the centre of attention," she says. "He also loves his stable at home, which is the first box visitors come to. He has a window just inside the gate and if something has been left in his reach, he has been known to throw something at people just to draw their attention to him!

He also loves to chat up his mares -- he would certainly be the perfect gent that would wine and dine his date first!"

Greenvale Audacity’s progeny to date have been ideal sports horse types, which have proved to be athletic, people-friendly, inquisitive youngsters.

"He has been used by a few people to produce family horses - these have all had a lovely nature that would go and do any job, while still being a member of the family," says Jo.

"He suits many types of mares - we have used him on Thoroughbreds and sports horses to produce sports horses, but he has had a few quite large mares to downsize the offspring and also a couple of ‘cobby’, smaller mares to refine and add quality and lightness to progeny.

"The oldest progeny is now three years old and have turned out to be very similar stamp to Dazzle, with kind eye and athletic conformation.

"He certainly knows he’s special -- I think his temperament and cheekiness makes him the horse he is!"

For more information about Greenvale Audacity, contact Jo Milnes: 07779 637507 or 01262 490570