We once again return to our popular photo series where we will take a closer look at some of the sport’s top stallions, and if the offspring bear any resemblance to their sires. This time we look closer at Kannan, who has turned out to be one of the best sires in the world with a huge amount of offspring jumping at the very top of the sport. Kannan was born in 1992, and by Voltaire x Nimmerdor. With Michel Hecart in the saddle, Kannan himself competed internationally.
Kannan's most well known offspring is probably Nino des Buissonnets. With Steve Guerdat in the saddle, Nino jumped to an individual gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He has also been World Cup Vice Champion twice; in 2012 and 2013 - and in addition he has won World Cups and Grand Prix classes all over the world over the last years. The now 14-year-old gelding is out of the mare Hermine du Prelet, by Narcos II.
Molly Malone V is another extremely successful Kannan-offspring. The 11-year-old mare finished in the top ten at the 2014 World Championships and at the 2015 European Championships she was in the top 20. At the 2015 World Cup Final, Molly ended 3rd with her rider Bertram Allen. Molly has won five star Grand Prix classes in Lummen, Dublin and Dinard as well as the World Cup in Verona. This Kannan-daughter is out of a Cavalier-mare.
Quorida de Treho recently won the World Cup in Helsinki, and was third in Lyon following up on a fantastic season where she won the five star Grand Prix in Paris and in St. Gallen. At the European Championships in Aachen this year she jumped a double clear in the final, finishing 11th overall. With Romain Duguet, the 11 year-old-mare also jumped to the team bronze at the championships. Quorida de Treho is French bred, and out of a Tolbiac des Forets-mare.
Diva II is another Kannan-daughter with a lot of success. This year she jumped at the European Championships in Aachen with Ben Maher, and she won the World Cup in Wellington as well as being on the winning British Nations Cup team in Rotterdam. In 2014, she won the five star Grand Prix in London. Diva II is bred in Great Britain, and is out of the mare Debutante by Berlioz.
The Kannan-daughter Oh d'Eole has been successful with many different riders; McLain Ward, Marc Bettinger, Michel Robert, Kevin Staut and now Gregory Wathelet. The 13-year-old mare has won classes all over the world, and has big wins from Bourg-en-Bresse, Shanghai and Zurich. Oh d'Eole is French bred and out of a Papillon Rouge-mare.
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