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Theo 160 tops the first WBFSH Breeder Ranking for 2023

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Photo © Mackenzie Clark Conor Swail's Theo 160 (Christian 25 x Calando IV) is the new no. one on the WBFSH Breeders Ranking for 2023, and is bred by World of Showjumping’s very own co-founder Jenny Abrahamsson. Photo © Mackenzie Clark.


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Conor Swail's Theo 160 (Christian 25 x Calando IV) is the new no. one on the WBFSH Breeders Ranking for 2023, which includes results for the period from 1 October 2022 to 30 April 2023. The 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding is bred by World of Showjumping’s very own co-founder and photographer Jenny Abrahamsson, and tops the ranking with a total of 1118 points. 

David Will's My Prins van Dorperheide (Zilverstar T x Winningmood) – bred by Stoeterij Dorperheide – is second with 1111 points, followed by James Smith's Arkuga (Arko III x Heartbreaker) – bred by John and Laura Renwick – as rank three with 1065 points. Julien Epaillard's Donatello D'Auge (Jarnac x Hello Pierville) – bred by his wife Susana Epaillard Garcia Cereceda – is rank four with 1011 points, while Kent Farrington's Landon (born Crack de Nyze Z, Comilfo Plus Z x Quadrillo) – bred by Danny Nijs – is rank five on 925 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, BWP still leads the way on 4764 points, with My Prins van Dorperheide, King Edward (Edward x Feo) and Equitron Naxcel V (Balou du Rouet x Landetto) leading the way. Stud Book du Cheval Selle Français follows in rank two on 4430 points, with Donatello D'Auge, Bacot (Lavillon x Corrado I) and Bibici (Norman Pre Noir x Nelfo Du Mesnil) as their top three ambassadors. Rank three is the Holsteiner Verband, that has a total of 4328 points – with Theo 160, Zaccorado Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Acorado I) and Monaco N.O.P. (Cassini II x Contender) as their best three horses. 

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