(KWPN 2005) Our Homozygous black dressage stallion with a
pedigree of legendary ancestry who has consistently achieved
excellent results in dressage.
Expressive, head turning, with that "look at me factor",
modern and long legged he possesses three equally good paces,
a ground covering walk, elasticity and suppleness in his trot
with expressive use of the front leg in all three paces. His
canter is excellent with above average length of stride, uphill
cadence and good self carriage.
Amoureux is a consistent winner with high scores and has
now made his debut at Advanced level dressage. He debuted
his dressage career in young horse qualifiers with scores
of 80%, including the Badmington Young Dressage Horse Of The
Future, the Sheerwater Potential International Dressage Horse,
the Sheerwater British National Young Dressage Horse both
as a five and six year old under International Grand Prix
Dressage Rider Michel Assouline. Together the duo gained a
Double win at the Sheepgate Premiere League in the Hickstead
Young Horse Qualifier and Medium SOQ75 with a final placing
in the Sheerwater 6YO National Dressage Championship at Hartpury
Festival Of Dressage.
The British Magazine "Horse & Hound" quoted
"Potential International star emerges in Scotland"
On September 3rd 2010 Amoureux was presented at the UK KWPN
Keurings successfully passing his IBOP (ridden performance
test) and was awarded STER status on the basis of his above
average suitability as a dressage horse.
Saros Van't Gestelhof claimed over 50 Wins
up to Prix St Georges in Dressage.
Erle (Elite) Three times National Mare Champion.
She competed with good results up to Advanced Level Dressage.
Krack C Competed with success at Grand Prix
Dressage with Anky Van Grunsven.
Ruby Amoureux's dam the Ster Preferent
Prestatie mare is a consistent progenitor of successful
dressage horses. Her sons and daughters have also faired exceptionally
well in the mare performance tests and Keurings.
- Bachoera SV' (Samba Hit II) gained the Elite
predicate having successfully completed her EPTM score of
81 points. and placed 2nd behind the reserve Champion 3
year old mares at the National Mare Championships. She was
a Pavo Cup semi finalist.
- Danica SV (Johnson) successfully scored 81 points in her
EPTM test and was awarded the Elite Predicate.
Danica was also the winner of the "Noord Holland Cup"
and a Pavo Cup finalist.
- Flavia SV (Wynton) was awarded the Elite
predicate gaining 80.5 points in the EPTM performance test
with 80 points for conformation.
- Wonderful Jazz AKA "Willy Wonka" (Ster)
by Jazz now competing with success at Grand Prix
- Zirkoon (Ster) Rousseau M1 level. (Deceased)
Zita herself successful in dressage she
produced the dressage horses, "Quality's Pride"
and "Dorita" along with no less than five ster mares
and the preferent mares Ruby and Felita.
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In a very short time frame Amoureux has proven to be a progenitor
of his own strengths and positive attributes, an opinion shared
by many National and Overseas judges, breeders and mare owners.
Due to his genetic make up being homozygous black, Amoureux
cannot produce chestnut foals.
The worthiness of any sire can only ever be proven by the
quality and success of his progeny. He has consistently sired
Champion Prize Winning and high scoring Premium progeny. His
oldest progeny have commenced under saddle with excellent
His first foals demonstrate clearly that he adds expression,
suppleness and athleticism, he refines the head, adding length
to neck and limb, raising the forehand. He produces light
footed foals with excellent use of the foreleg, frequently
adding length of stride often in all three paces, most have
shown to inherit his exceptional canter a characteristic inherited
from the great Ramiro Z.
Above all Amoureux produces beautiful progeny with the most
wonderful , trainable temperaments suited for the every day
amateur or professional. All the talent without the fizz!
2016 Three of his progeny qualified for
the Scottish Winter Regional Championships, with Amouriva
(Argus x Amethist) winning the Prelim Championship. At The
British Dressage Nationals she was Highest Placed British
2014 His daughter Solaris
Extacy was much admired by the jury at the Oldenburg inspections
held in Scotland and was approved for breeding in the main
stud book with a good overall score of 8.00. Highly noted
was her suppleness in movement, conformation and pleasant
2013 His daughter the Scottish Sports Horse
"Amoureva" out of the KWPN mare Niclien (Argus x
Amethist) impressed the judge at the Scottish Sports Horse
National Championship Show winning the four year old ridden
class and then went on to claim the 2013 Ridden Sport Horse
Championship and achieved high scores in dressage of over
2012: Amoureux sired the highest scoring
dressage filly foal Halexia
of the UK KWPN Keurings Nationwide. The second highest scoring
dressage colt and overall third equal highest scoring dressage
foal was "Holy Amazing Destiny" out of the Carnaval
Drum daughter Carnaval Delight owned and bred by Lindsay Beech
in Kent. As a result three of his progeny were in the top
ten overall rankings.
At the annual Scottish Sport Horse Gradings his daughter
our homebred mare Solaris
Extacy was highest scoring three year old mare
and over and was awarded the much coveted Ster predicate.
His daughter Elissonna out of a homebred pony mare by Umenno
was Supreme Champion at the Scottish Sports Horse Youngstock
Inhand Championship Show 2012 held at Blair Athol International
2011: His son Solaris Gracieux out of the
KWPN Mare Velita (Goodtimes x Ulft) won the title of KWPN
Champion Dressage Foal Scotland at the UK KWPN Keurings held
at Oatridge college.
His daughter Solaris Galaxie out of the KWPN Ster mare Abisag
(San Remo x Jacardo x Actuel) was Inhand Champion Performance/Hunter/Sport
Horse Champion and Supreme Champion Reserve, Braco Show.
His son Solaris Flambeaux out
of our homebred mare Solaris Achanenna
by Umenno, won several prizes at a multitude of shows including
the Royal Highland, qualified for the Scottish Sports Horse
Championship Final at Blair International Horse Trials finishing
Champion Reserve Yearling. In september Flambeaux was presented
for grading at the SSH gradings and was awarded a 1st premium
with an impressive 85% .
At The North Of The Border Foal & Youngstock Show Edelweiss
out of Polyanna by Just Biff owned and bred by Balcormo partnership
was Champion Two/Three year old and Overall Supreme Champion
with his daughter Elissona claiming the Champion Reserve.
2010 His 1st Premium daughter,
"Cullenbay Aurora", owned and bred by David &
Jacqui Lamb placed 2nd in a very strong sports horse class
at the Royal Highland Show out of 16 entries, this followed
her win and qualification for the Ingliston Grand Slam Scottish
Mare & Youngstock Final at New Aberdour Show. She now
competes with high scores under saddle in dressage.
His 1st premium daughter, "Archangel", won the
Hunter class at Drymen Show and then went on to take the Inhand
Youngstock Champion Reserve. A few weeks later Archangel won
her yearling class at Gargunnock Show, taking the Inhand Championship
and Overall Supreme Inhand Champion of Show.
At the BEF Futurity another of his daughters, "F.Amour
Perle", owned and bred by Ally Hicks of Arabella Sport
Horses, gained a high first premium score of 87.9% at The
College, Keysoe, with 8.75 for her walk, 9 for trot and 9
for canter. She also did well at the UK KWPN Keurings placing
Amoureux as 5th highest dressage sire in the UK.
2009 From his first crop of foals, six were
presented at the SSH Gradings from a variety of mare types,
five of which scored first premiums. Two of his daughters
scored the second highest average score of 78% out of 40 foals
presented with very good marks for conformation and movement.
At the North Of The Border Foal Show, his daughter "Elissona",
out of our homebred pony mare "Alkatinna" by Umenno
won the Sports Pony Championship and his daughter, "Cullenbay
Aurora", was placed third in a very strong sports horse
foal class judged by Lynn Crowden.
His first premium coloured son, "Solaris Excalibur",
out of our homebred mare "Achanenna" was sold to
Spain at a few weeks old as a potential stallion candidate
and sports horse.
Amoureux Progeny Gallery
KWPN STER IBOP PROK
171 cm 17hh
£700 (£300 Booking Fee)
|Saros Van Te Gestelhof Elite
||G Ramiro Z
|Ruby Ster Pref Prestatie
Winner of the Sheerwater British Young Horse Qualifier &
The British Dressage N38SO With 70.97% On His first Outing
Ingliston EQ 2010
Rowallan Winner Of The Sheerwater Potential International
Dressage Horse Qualifier 2010 & The Badminton British
Young Horse Championships
Badminton Young Horse Dressage Championships 2010
British Young Horse 5 YO Championship Final Hartpury Festival
Of Dressage CDI***
Blair International Horse Trials 2010 Stallion Parade
Michel Assouline & Solaris Amoureux Winners of the Medium
75 SQO and the British Young Horse 6YO Qualifier with 80.6%
Michel Assouline & Solaris Amoureux in the Prize Giving
Ceremony British Young Horse 6 YO Championship Final Hartpury
Festival Of Dressage CDI***
Michel Assouline & Amoureux Dressage at Hickstead CDI3***/5*
British National 6YO Young Horse Championships
Matthew Burnett & Solaris Amoureux Qualified for the
Summer Regional Championships Medium 2012 & 2013
Matthew Burnett & Solaris Amoureux British Dressage Summer
Regional Championships 2014
Debuts at Advanced Level Winning The Class With 69.22% At
West Wilts First Prix St Georges April HC Abbey Dressage 2014
Matthew Burnett British Dressage Summer Nationals 2014 AM98OC