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Stallion profile: Christian 25

Friday, 15 February 2019
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Gornall Equestrian, based in the North of England is home to international showjumper Jamie Gornall and his team of top class horses. Jamie’s extensive knowledge and passion for bloodlines and breeding allow Gornall Equestrian to offer semen from their stable of élite stallions who have some of the sport’s most illustrious bloodlines. One of Gornall’s main Grand Prix horses is the striking grey Holstein stallion Christian 25, who was previously based in Germany at the Böckmann Stud. Whilst in Germany he predominantly focused on breeding after achieving the highest scores in his 30 day test for his stallion licensing, including four 10s. 

Christian’s pedigree is full of top competition horses; his sire Cartani is the result of breeding two of the world’s best showjumpers – two-time Olympic stallion Carthago Z and 1994 World Equestrian Games team gold winner Taggi. Cartani was a member of the Danish team on numerous occasions including the 2013 European Championships. Christian's mother Free Lilly (competed as Who Knows Lilly) competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics. 

Christian is a tall, athletic, modern model of a showjumping stallion who has proven to pass on his rideability, fantastic movement and confirmation, and huge careful scope to his youngstock. He has bred some impressive offspring that are beginning to prove themselves in the sport despite his first progeny only being born in 2012. 

Christian daughter La Marron won the Oldenburg mare grading as a 3 year old in 2017 and several of his sons have been licensed. Christian offspring proved popular at each the Oldenburg auctions throughout 2018 with them being the price highlights for showjumping horses.   

Since moving to Gornall Equestrian and being based in the UK Christian has been focusing more on competing and is making himself known on the International jumping circuit, having been selected to represent Team GB up to 5* level in 2018. Jamie and Christian enjoyed a successful 2018 jumping up to 1m60 tracks, with good results including finishing 4th at Budapest CSIO5* in the World Cup qualifier (1m60), jumping double clear at Hickstead CSIO5* and coming 2nd at the Great Yorkshire Show in the prestigious national 1m60 competition “Cock O’The North”.  

Christian is available for fresh/chilled semen around his competition schedule with UK & EU frozen semen also available. Semen priced at £1000 + VAT with LFG. For European breeders there is a stock of frozen semen is based in Germany at the Böckmann Stud. 

Christian and the other stallions at Gornall Equestrian including the newest addition to their team, Olympic stallion Cassionato, can be seen at their open day on Saturday 6th April 2019. 

More information on Gornall Equestrian, their open day, the services they offer and their team of elite stallions can be found at

To keep up to date with the latest news and pictures from Gornall Equestrian follow them on Facebook (@GornallEquestrian) and Instagram (@team_gornall).  

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