- Discipline: Dressage
- Height: 16.3 hh
- Stud Fee: £650 LFG 1st collection and delivery included
- Breed: Trakehner
- Colour: Dark Bay
- Year of Birth: 2005
- Contact: Melissa Wood
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 07515481431/01798867768
- Web: www.bellegracestud.com
Craig is a true modern stamp of the Trakehner breed offering striking, elegant conformation, exceptional length of leg and neck, refined with lighter bone than the traditional stamp. Although not the stereotypical temperament, he is gentlemanly, laid back and tremendously eager to please, in fact he has been competed successfully by a BYRDs rider and his amateur owner but also is ridden and handled at home by young children. (Whom are ever hopeful he will be their next PC pony!) His temperament is simply exceptional and key to his versatility, his willing attitude and athletic physique adds to his raw ability. He has competed successfully in BD and BE, hunted and even been used as a ‘hire a horse’ for all riding club activities by numerous riders!
He offers graceful, off the floor paces with huge natural reach in front, resulting in floating extensions and an incredible walk! He loves to jump and is wonderfully bold, this combined with the ability to jump out of his stride makes him a phenomenal cross country horse with a massive ground covering gallop and exceptional stamina.
Craig’s sire is the Elite Trakenher stallion Buddenbrock, who is presently the sire of 13 approved Trakehner sons, two of which have also received Elite status, namely King Arthur and the late, great Connery, Craig’s full brother who himself a fantastic dressage horse also produced many noteworthy offspring most renowned being the Olympic Reserve dressage stallion Imperio. This line has produced countless sires noted not only for their athletic ability but their incredible versatility producing horses for all disciplines at top levels.
Craig is descended from the highly successful mother line of Corrida, producer of the revered C line. His mother Caro Dame is out of Cornau, half-sister to Elite stallion Consul who was one of the most important and influential Trakehner stallions, producing a total of 10 approved Trakehner sons, with more than 30 higher level dressage horses including E.H. Rockefellar, sire of the event stallion Fountainbleau (producer himself of numerous ***star horses) and Olympic qualified Trakehner mare Eos, both CCI*** eventers. Another Consul son was Onassis E whose daughter Insterfee produced William Fox Pitts ****star eventer Seacookie. Craig’s dam sire Karo As is by the prolific Thoroughbred Volkorn II renowned specifically for producing superb daughters, with them possessing powerful movement and substance.
At present, Craig is standing at stud for the beginning of the breeding season, then returning to concentrate on dressage, having qualified for the 2018 Winter Regionals at both Medium and Advanced Medium levels and achieving this from Elementary in under a year all with an amateur rider. He is aimed to debut at Advanced very soon. He started dressage later in life as he was previously focused on Eventing with his owner and had intentions to step up to Intermediate level, this is a testament to his versatility, a trait that is predominant in every one of his offspring!
There has not been one mundane Craig foal, even to the plainest mare, they all have his athletic conformation and elegance, not forgetting an exquisite head!He adds length of leg and improved reach in front refining the heavier and more traditional warmblood mares calming even the hottest with straight forward, trainable, eager to please temperaments and adding more movement to the lighter blood mares, along with his bold and scopey jump, providing the ideal event stamp. He is a true dual purpose, dexterous stallion for Dressage and Eventing and produces consistently striking stock for the show ring, crossing to ponies to result in a wonderful hack or riding horse stamp. He has also crossed well to small mares to produce superb juniors horses -an easy to train, straightforward to ride, conscientious child’s horse, any mother’s dream!
Due to popular demand, Craig now has frozen semen available to the UK, Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand. He is now standing at stud at Stallion AI for a short time for those requiring fresh and chilled semen.
Stud fee £650 LFG 1st collection and delivery included