25th January 2012

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Our wonderful new mare Bugatti has brought us the most stunning black filly by the sensational Bretton Woods. I can't praise this filly enough, she has inherited her dam's superb hind leg and her sire's long legs and charm. With two such good looking parents it's no surprise that she is a stunner too!

This filly is First Class. Her breeding is of exceptional quality, she comes from 3 generations of Elite mares. We are thrilled with her and have called her Larkshill Hallelujah!

Sire Bretton Woods
Bretton Woods is by Johnson out of Annabel Elite (by De Niro x Romancier x Troublemaker) who incidentally is also the dam of the licensed stallion Chagall by Jazz! Annabel has the Elite predicate (as does Bugatti) and is the highest scoring mare in the KWPN index, with 205 points.  In her performance test she scored 9.5 for dressage talent and her daughter Vienna (by Ferro) is an Elite performance tested mare. 

Bretton Woods won the Princes Dressage Trophy in autumn 2009 and went on to win the VSN Trophy in Ermelo in January 2010 having scored the highest marks in Holland in the qualifying rounds.   He also won his KWPN Stallion Performance Test in 2010 with an overall score of 84.5 points. He scored a 7.5 for walk, 8.5 for trot, 9 for canter, 8.5 for suppleness, 9 for self carriage, 8 for rideability/character and 9 for dressage potential. In 2011 he qualified for the World Breeding Championships and received the Bronze medal in the 5 year old class.

His sire Johnson (by Jazz) was overall champion of the KWPN stallion show in 2005, top ranked in the stallion series 2006-07 and 6th in the World Championships in Verden in 2007.  He went on to win the M-level final of the KWPN stallion championship 2008.  In February 2011 he won the VHO trophy by an easy margin. 

Dam Bugatti St Elite
Dam Bugatti St is an exceptionally well bred and highly graded mare. She was awarded Keur status at her grading, scoring highly on all three gaits. Following a very successful performance test and completion of the strict KWPN X Rays she has now been granted ELITE status! Her breeding is impeccable, with line breeding to the legendary Donnerhall and a blue chip dam line. Every mare on her damline is graded ELITE and has the Sport dressage predicate too. This exceptional quality of the dam line is truly outstanding. She is also beautiful, kind and gentle with the most amazing hind leg I have ever seen.

Her sire Discovery is a stunning black stallion with three powerful gaits. He completed a very successful performance test scoring 9 for type, 8 for trot and 8 for canter. Discovery has a strong hind leg, a beautiful use of the front leg and is very easy to ride with great rideability. His father Dolany is a son of the legendary stallion Donnerhall, who is also the father of Don Schufro and Don Primero. Donnerhall is one of the World’s best dressage stallions. Dolany came 3rd at the German Bundeschampionat and with Discovery he produces an approved stallion out of his first breeding year.

Bugatti's dam Vienna was successful in dressage competing to such a high level she was awarded the prestigious Sport predicate by the KWPN. She is also an Elite mare. Her mother and her mother's mother are also all Elite mares and have the Sport dressage predicate. Vienna's sire is the famous Blue Hors Don Schufro by Donnerhall. Don Schufro is an Elite stallion, Danish Champion and Olympic bronze team winner in Hong Kong! Don Schufro continuously produces top results. In 2010 his progeny made the headlines time after time. His daughter UNO Donna Unique became 6-year-old World Champion in Verden and Danish Champion in Odense, a son of Don Schufro became licensing champion in Oldenburg and the 7-year-old dressage champion in Falsterbo 2010 was Dejavu ridden by Patrik Kittel.

Don Schufro has won World Cup qualifications and has over 30 victories and many placings in Grand Prix at the most prestigious shows like Aachen, Bremen, Wiesbaden, Lingen, Neumünster and Nörthen Hardenberg. His career highlight came in 2008 when he became Danish Champion and won team bronze at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong. Individually he placed 11th. At the world championships for young horses in Verden 2009 Don Schufro was either sire or grand sire of the four Danish horses that all made it to the final. In Verden 2010 Don Schufro was either sire or grand sire of five of the nine best horses! In the final for 6-year-olds he was the sire of the champion UNO Donna Unique, No. 4 Rebelle and dam sire of No. 5 Skovens Rafael. Don Schufro still tops the German breeding value with a dressage index of 171 (No. 2). He has sired more than 20 licensed sons, two of his daughters have been Champion Mare in Oldenburg and three Daughters of Don Schufro have been Champion Mare in Denmark. Four daughters have been awarded the highly coveted gold medal.

Bugatti's maternal grand sire the Preferent stallion Flemmingh, was one the most famous dressage stallions in the KWPN. The Preferent predicate is the highest award the KWPN can give which demonstrates just how outstanding Flemmingh was. He placed third at his performance test in 1990, scoring three 9s, including a 9 for jumping. Flemmingh is the sire of Anky van Grunsven’s now retired Grand Prix horse Krack C, as well as Cathy Morelli’s BeSe, and Imke Schellekens-Bartels’ Melvin, among many other notable dressage horses and numerous ster and keur mares. Flemmingh’s offspring are big moving, tall, athletic, and long lined horses with three excellent gaits and an outstanding temperament.  He is known for passing on the “knee action” that makes his movement so appealing as well as the wonderful temperament.

Bretton Woods
Jazz Preferant
Roxanne Cream Sport
Annabel Elite Preferant
De Niro Elite
St. Pr. Alina
Bugatti St Elite
Mandia l
Vienna St Elite Sport (Dressage)
Don Schufro Elite
Jasandra Elite Sport (Dressage)
..............................................Sire Bretton Woods ......................................................