HorseMagazine: Glamourdale, the Breeding of a Champion

Christopher Hector, of The Horse Magazine, Australia, devotes a new article to the breeding of Glamourdale, who won the recent FEI Dressage World Championship under Charlotte Fry. Their Individual Grand Continue Reading →

HorseMagazine: Do We Still Need Thoroughbred Blood?

A debate has been gathering steam in European breeding over the past couple of decades, on the topic Do we still need Thoroughbred blood? Christopher Hector, Australian publisher of The Continue Reading →

Corrado I for Foundation Friday

Corrado combines the blood of the two great Cs – Cor de la Bryère and Capitol, with a healthy dose of Thoroughbred on the dam line through Maestose xx and Continue Reading →

Lugano van la Roche for Foundation Friday

Lugano van la Roche has been one of the pillars of Belgian breeding, bringing the rich legacy of Hannover with him.His sire, Lugano I, was an extremely successful sire in Continue Reading →

Furioso II for Foundation Friday

Furioso was described as “well balanced but with slightly knock-kneed forelegs and tight hocks.” He was also rich in Thoroughbred jumping blood, being by Precipitation out of a mare by Continue Reading →

Jalisco B for Foundation Friday

Like so many of the great stallions, Jalisco was not an immediate star. As a five year old, he finished a respectable 8th at the French championships, the following year, Continue Reading →

HorseMagazine: Breeding at the World Cup Jumping Final 2022

Every World Cup, Christopher Hector of The Horse Magazine publishes an analysis of the bloodlines of the competing horses. In recent years he has been joined by Gemma Alexander, who Continue Reading →

Quidam de Revel for Foundation Friday

In 2004, Quidam de Revel topped the World Breeding Championships Jumping Stallion ratings for the second year running, establishing himself as the pre-eminent – and most expensive – living sire Continue Reading →

Landgraf I for Foundation Friday

Landgraf I began his breeding career with little success, but over time became a highly-sought after sire and an excellent example of the modern Holsteiner Sport Horse. His international acclaim Continue Reading →

HorseMagazine: Is Willeke Bos the Most Successful Dressage Breeder in the World?

Christopher Hector, writer and owner of, puts forward the argument that Willeke Bos might the the most successful dressage breeder in the world. Dutch breeder Willeke Bos is not Continue Reading →