Southern Cross Stud buys top Dutch stallion

By: Horse Deals

Southern Cross Stud buys top Dutch stallion
Southern Cross Stud buys top Dutch stallion

Jill and Jules Walker of Southern Cross Stud are the new owners of KWPN Licensed stallion Armani, described in the 2012 KWPN Official Report as "a stallion with a very good carriage, good balance and spacious movements."

Armani is an eight-year-old KWPN stallion by United, who holds the record for the highest scores ever achieved in a KWPN stallion performance test.

On his dam’s side Armani also comes from a famous family being a full sister to Adelinde Cornelissen’s  London 2012 Olympic silver medal partner Parzival.

Armani will be trained by Australian Olympic rider Hayley Beresford at her base at Soest, Germany.

"Hayley has done a superb job of producing high profile stallions such as Belissimo M and Relampago,"says Jill. "She understands the demands placed on a stallion by combining breeding commitments with sporting ones, and we feel that Armani couldn’t be in better hands. Armani is a beautiful modern type with a super temperament and we are excited about incorporating him into our breeding programme, as well as watching him develop in the sport. With British team rider Anna Ross Davies training our horses in the UK, we are really thrilled about the fantastic team that we are building for the stud."

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