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Donatello d'Auge tops the WBFSH Breeder Ranking for a second month

Wednesday, 09 August 2023

Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson/WoSJ. Julien Epaillard and Donatello d'Auge. Photo © Jenny Abrahamsson for World of Showjumping.


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Julien Epaillard's Donatello d'Auge (Jarnac x Hello Pierville) – bred by his wife Susana Epaillard – tops the 2023 WBFSH Breeder Ranking for a second consecutive month, leading the way with 1603 points. The latest ranking includes results for the period from 1 October 2022 to 31 July 2023. 

Conor Swail's Theo 160 (Christian 25 x Calando IV) – bred by Jenny Abrahamsson – goes from rank no. three to two this month with a total of 1458 points, followed by Kent Farrington's Landon (born Crack de Nyze Z, Comilfo Plus Z x Quadrillo) – bred by Danny Nijs – in third with 1416 points. This month, Henrik von Eckermann's King Edward (Edward x Feo) – bred by Wim Impens – is rank four with 1353 points, followed by Simon Delestre's Dexter Fontenis Z (Diarado x Voltaire) – bred by S.C.R.I S.KY Horses – as rank five with 1276 points. 

The Breeder Rankings are published monthly from the April extraction cycle onwards. At the end of the cycle, the breeder of the horse with the most points in each discipline is crowned WBFSH Breeder of the Year for each respective discipline. The top breeders are celebrated during the Longines WBFSH Breeder Awards.

For the studbooks, the Holsteiner Verband stays on top of the ranking with a total of 6878 points – with Theo 160, Zaccorado Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Acorado I, bred by Tanja Schramm) and Monaco N.O.P. (Cassini II x Contender, bred by Ralf Leutja) as their best three horses. Studbook Zangersheide sits second with 6631 points, with Landon, Dexter Fontenis Z and Legacy (born Chavantele Z, Chippendale Z x Bon Ami, breeder Romain Rotty) as their three leading ambassadors. Studbook Selle Francais (SBSF) climbs to third on 6532 points, with Donatello d'Auge, Dzara Dorchival (Qlassic Bois Margot x Raphael, bred by Sebastian Fonck) and Bibici (Norman Pre Noir x Nelfo du Mesnil, breeder Daniel Millet) as their best three horses. 


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