Star stallion: Sir Suave

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Star stallion: Sir Suave
Star stallion: Sir Suave

All about Thoroughbred Sir Suave whose proven eventing bloodlines make him a popular choice for sports horses

About Sir Suave

Owned by Lucinda Broad

Home-bred by Beryl Broad

Born: 2006

Colour: chestnut

Height: 16.3h

Breed: 15/16th TB

Sire: Revolution (TB)

Dam: My Abyssinia's (Welton Ambassador)

Registered with SHB

Available through Stallion AI Services, Twemlows

Bloodlines and highlights

Home bred in Yorkshire by Lucinda Broad’s mother Beryl, six-year-old Sir Suave’s bloodlines all point to a successful career in the eventing field. His dam, My Abyssinia (also home-bred) was an advanced eventer and half sister to My Abalu, who was third at Bramham.

His sire (Revolution), dam and grandsire (Welton Ambassador) all competed up to Advanced level and Welton Ambassador, the well known advanced winner ridden by Leslie Law, produced numerous 4 * offspring, as well as dressage and show winners.

According to his owner, Sir Suave, who is known as "Rupert" because "it’s an upper-class name and he thinks highly of himself", proved himself a winner early on.

As a two-year old he made his mark winning the in-hand Potential Three-day Event class at Bramham, before going on to gain Elite Premium in BEF Futurity a year later (the highest marked colt of the year).

Sir Suave also won and was placed in the 4 & 5year-old class at British Young Event Horse and Lycetts Young Horse qualifiers and remains unbeaten to date at British Dressage novice level with scores into the 70s%.

His full sister, who won four pre-novices as a five-year-old, was on the Equine Pathway at the age of six and placed in novices and reached Intermediate level at seven-year- old . She was also graded with Head Stud book SHB(GB) with the highest mark for 2010.

Temperament and type

Sir Suave has many admirers who describe him as having "a temperament to die for, big floaty paces, a fab canter and plenty of scope with a natural jump".

"He is very uphill, with an active hind leg and built like a traditional National Hunt TB -- very powerful and tall, but short coupled. I would say he suits most mares as he has enough bone for lighter stamps and is also ideal for both warmbloods and part bred mares."

Sir Suave, who enjoys time out in the field every day after work, passes on his exceptional temperament, which is evident in his offspring, which have all proved very similar to himself – "uphill and tall with a lovely temperament".

"What is he like as at home? Well, he likes lying down in this stable and eating his haylage and dislikes people going in to get him out of bed!" says Lucinda. "He also loves to please and hates been told off.

"He definitely knows he is special -- it’s his rideability and willingness to please that makes him so special."