- Discipline: Eventing
- Height: 16hh
- Stud Fee: P.O.A
- Breed: British Sports Horse
- Colour: Bay
- Year of Birth: 2000
- Contact: Carolyn Bates, Grafham Stud
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 01884 861024
- Web: www.grafhamstud.co.uk/briefencounter.php
Brief Encounter is by the leading British-based Advanced eventing sire, Jumbo and out of Grafham Society. Both are on the well respected SHB(GB) Elite studbook. Brief Encounter has it all: the athletism and breeding for eventing, and the looks to sire offspring for the show ring. He also has the temperament to combine his eventing and stud career. As a 4 year old Brief Encounter was 7th at the BYEH final and the top placed stallion. He was graded with the BWBS in 2004 and was Champion Sport Horse. In early 2009 he will be competing in a CCI* and CIC** in Portugal.
Brief Encounter is full brother to the well known Henry Tankerville, 8th at Badminton in 2007 and Bramham winner 2006, ridden by Andrew Nicholson. He also has a sister in the USA, Java, a Grade A showjumper, previously in Robert Smith’s yard before going to the States.
Brief Encounter is exceptionally fertile and his foals are doing exceptionally well in the show ring winning at County Level. Most are a replica of their stunning sire.