as if he has been here before! Inquisitif, appropriately named
as has been interested in everything from the moment he was
At just a few hours of age his nose was already up over the
stable door intrigued by everything going on outside. He is
the first foal that we have bred over the nine years that
walked out of the stable on his own ahead of his dam as soon
as the door was opened, fearless and determined to discover
the outside world.
Some foals just seem to to thrive on human attention and
this one certainly does! - A compact colt with balance and
harmony in his paces, a beautiful easy mover. Ideal hunter,
event, dressage, all round riding horse for the future and
the perfect companion and competition horse for the every
day amateur or professional rider. Inquisitif is sure to excel
in a wide variety of disciplines as has inherited the brave
heart of his dam, nothing phases this confident lad.
His maternal sister Bequinna age seven, with junior rider
Lucile Lavenu rode to victory and became the French National
Junior Event Champions in France at Pompadour over two days
in May 2013 and Aquenna is now reserve on the Scottish Junior
Teams with rider Paula Patterson after just over a year under
saddle and in competition. We are confident that Inquisitif
will excell in competition and sport under saddle in the future.
"Foundation" on the occasion of the Oldenburg Stallion
Days 2012 in Vechta set a new milestone, after evaluation
of the performance record to date and his first foal crop,
he was the dominant I-a main premium winner of stallions with
emphasis on dressage in 2012. In 2013 Foundation qualified
for the World Dressage Championships.
Foundation features a certain charisma combined with an
enormous ground-covering mechanic of movements with engaged
hindquarters stepping under the center of gravity, a wonderfully
uphill canter and a fantastic character. He finished his 30-day
test in Schlieckau with dream scores: twice 10.0 for trot
and canter in the final test, 9.5 each for character and willingness
to perform as well as 9.25 for rideability. He converted his
first start in a test for young dressage horses into a sovereign
Foundation's sire, Fidertanz, the impressive 2004' NRW Champion
Stallion, has successfully competed up to Intermediate 1 dressage
and produced 34 licensed sons. Foundation is the younger full
brother of the licensed stallion and Bundeschampionat's finalist
Fiderstar. Foundation originates from the Hanoverian mare
line 569/Paninka, producer of 30 licensed stallions, including
Isabell Werth's multiple Grand Prix winner Apache. Grand dam
Weniga presented the 17-time advanced level test winner Queeny,
who competed successfully in the short Grand Prix with Victoria
Michalke, as well as the Prix St. Georges winner Lord/Kathleen
Another of the highlights in Foundations pedigree is the
Grand Prix dressage Donnerhall son "De Niro" who
is currently number 1 dressage sire of the World Breeders
Federation stallion rankings based on the success of his progeny
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His dam Quinine is our Swiss
State Performance Tested and prolifically successful show
jumping foundation Keur mare. Also inspected by the SSH and
SHB GB stud books she gained Head Stud Book Status with both.
In addition she underwent the IBOP test (mare performance
test) scoring 81 pts. and was also awarded the Sport predicate
with the SSH having successfully competed up to 1.30m in a
very short time frame of just two seasons.
Quinine has also won many ribbons in Dressage, Working Hunter
and Inhand Showing, winning the broodmare hunter class at
Perth Show and overall Hunter Reserve Champion aged 18. Other
wins and placings including Fife and the Royal Highland Show.
At 17 years of age Quinine returned for a short spell to
the show jumping circuit in Northern Ireland as a schoolmistress
for a junior rider, testimony to her fitness and good health.
She remains sound and in good health now aged 22.
Her sons and daughters have been successful at the SSH stud
book inspections with her daughters Aquenna and Chiquita achieving
the Ster Predicate with excellent marks for jumping technique
and ability but perhaps more importantly her offspring are
now proving themselves successful in sport both in the UK
and overseas in France. All of Quinines offspring have inherited
her brave heart, an attribute that can never be over looked
and Inquisitif is no exception.
Quinine's sire Quater was a Swiss State federal Stallion
who competed with success at MII. His best progeny Magnolia
CH et Quatersman CH competed CSI CSIO, CSI, SII and in the
young horse classes Balladeuse du Cornat CH, Bellamour du
Cornat CH, Catania IV CH, and Cristal de la Taille CH qualified
for the Zangersheide Young Horse Show Jumping Championships.
"Grand Veneur" in 1975, a popular State Stud Stallion
as one of France’s leading sires based on the performance
of his progeny at the national championships in Fontainebleau.
Sire of over 75 Selle Francais stallions and many more in
Belgium and across Europe. Grand Veneur was a product of three
very important French sire lines, "Amour Du Bois x Le
Micoche x and Jus De Pomme by the thoroughbred sire "Orange
peel" Veneurs dam, Tanagra G, (not to be confused by
the Tanagra that produced Jalisco B) also produced the two
International jumpers "L'Elue de Veneur and O'Veneur".
Since 1976, Grand Veneur produced more than 335 show jumping
winners. Regularly classed among the best sires, father of
winners in show jumping, he has produced among the best: Le
Tot de Semilly, Lama des Landes, Love Love de l'If, Magicien
IV, Nabo II, Rocky du Carel, Tenor de la Cour, ISO 160, Vas
Y Donc Longane, Alfa d'Elle and many showjumping winners in
foreign countries such as Le Grand du Tot, Mont Blanc, Quatre
de Mai, Sioux de Baugy, Tenor Manciais, Ulysse de Thurin,
Upsala de Baussy, Valou de Baussy, Veneur Pierreville, Amour
de Coquerie, As de Thurin, Beau Veneur, Belle Landaise and
Billy du Lys.