Stallions at stud
We do not just sell stud fees, we believe and trust in our stallions and use them on our own mares as well. Knowing that we live from what we breed, being conscious of the current market, our stallions are very carefully selected, resulting in commercial progeny.
Last year Belmont House Stud and its horses, particularly the stallions, had an amazing season during which many of our goals and dreams came true. It was a great achievement and the success of our horses speak for themselves, proving that here at Belmont, we offer stallions not only with top genetics, but also stallions that are successful at major competitions.
Our homebred Celtic Hero B Z, while ridden by Damien Griffin, qualified for the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS – he qualified for the final and placed 6th in a very competitive class. His consistent results got him a ticket to represent Ireland at the prestigious World Breeding Championship in Lanaken, however his sale to American Nations Cup rider Heather Caristo Williams meant that the stallion left Ireland for the United States instead. Once over there, Celtic Hero B Z continued to shine; competing at the South American Young Horse Class, where in the final he finished in the top 15. This year already successful in the 7 year-old classes at WEF, the future of Team Caristo and Celtic Hero B Z looks bright! In 2019 Celtic Hero B Z will be available by frozen semen.
Damien was also the jockey in charge of Ganesh Hero Z and together they had an exceptional season, winning not only the Dublin qualifier in Barnadown out of 100 starters, both qualifiers at the RDS and finishing 3rd in the finals. Ganesh Hero Z proved that he doesn’t just have a top-class pedigree, but that he is also a superior competition horse. Ganesh Hero Z is now sold to an International Investment Group and will be exclusively available at Belmont for this season only. This is a unique opportunity for the Irish breeder, aiming to breed high quality showjumpers or eventers as Ganesh Hero Z offers access to one of Europe’s most sought after bloodlines, a true athlete with over 70% xx blood.
Mr Lincoln B was aimed at the 4 year-old championship during the Cavan International show where he qualified for the preliminary and subsequently the final of the competition. Although still green Mr Lincoln B, ridden by Damien, finished impressively in 4th place and left for his new home in Germany at the end of 2018. In 2019 we have his full brother, Mr Quincy B at stud: an exceptional young stallion, 2018 winner of the RDS qualifier, out of the strong damline of a 1.60m jumper Wandonga, by the very popular Zangersheide based sire Aganix du Seigneur. As Luc Henry rightly quoted:
“Mr Quincy B has it all to become a top horse and has the genetics to breed horses for the top sport.”
Our magnificent newcomer Kassanova Hero B Z by Gregory Wathelet’s mount Kassander van’t Roosakker is another exciting addition to Belmont House Stud’s 2019 stallion roster. Equipped with carefulness, scope, power and size, Kassanova will surely win some Irish hearts and produce some impressive foals!
As proactive and responsible breeders, we felt it was important to test all of our stallions for the hereditary diseases PSSM and WFFS and can confirm that all stallions are free from those genetic defects.