Billy Congo


Stud fee £1,200.00 plus VAT

Chilled & frozen semen available.


Vechta’s extended pedigree carries 3 crosses to influential TB stallions Lucky Boy, Cottage Son and Furioso and top level performance sports horses, these performers and progeny include the great For Pleasure, Heisman, Faust Z and Maximillian Voltucky, Champion young stallion at the SHB (GB) stallion grading.

Billy Congo is by the AES & Irish Horse Board Approved stallion Vechta, who himself is by the famous sire Voltaire.


Billy Congo had a fantastic year in 2013, After jumping triple clear to finish 4th in the London leg of the global champions tour, William went on to jump triple clear again in Cannes to finish second, and an unlucky pole in the final round in Monte Carlo prevented him winning the class, but another 2nd place finish meant that he moved up to fourth in the global champions tour ranking list, with over £150,000 worth of winnings from the 2013 global tour season alone. William and Billy Congo finished off the summer in style by being part of the Gold medal winning team at the European Championships. He has now just under £500,000 in prize money.


Billy Congo’s offspring are now at the highest level of the sport. A full record of his offspring can be seen here where he has countless progeny jumping at 1.45 level and beyond.

Billy Buckingham In 2018 he was the winner of the Al Shiraa’a Hickstead Derby. He continued his great season when being selected to represent Team GB at the World Equestrian Games.

Billy Um Bongo In 2011 he was the joint winner of the Four Year Old Championships at Addington. The Following year he jumped clear everyday to pick up the bonus for the British bred 5yr olds. In 2014 Billy Umbongo went on his first sunshine tour to Spain and jumped numerous clear rounds in the 7yr old classes.

Billy Cool is a Black mare by Billy Congo, as a six year old she was clear everyday in the 6yr old championship at the Welsh masters, and in 2014 she finished on the Spanish sunshine tour by coming 4th in the 7yr old final. She is now being placed consistently in 1.50m classes and is jumping international Grand Prix.

Billy Onslow hit the headlines as a 7 year old in 2013 when he jumped double clear in a 1.40m jump off class in Royal Windsor, he was also 3rd in the 7 final in Maubege and jumped clear rounds in the 1.45m classes at the 5* Royal International – quite an achievement for a 7 year old. He moved to the USA to be ridden firstly by Darragh Kenny (IRL) and then Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) who have both enjoyed success with him at 4* and 5* level.

Billy Cointreau is now a 9 year old Stallion out of Billy Congo and Orange Juice, another International performer, with William Funnell at Bolesworth. He moved Julie Andrews after he was bought in September by Emelie Marsh. As quoted in the Horse and Hound “I was sitting watching with Emelie and when he came into the ring I remarked on what a beautiful horse he was. By the end of the round, we both wanted him,” said Julie. “This horse has got everything. He already has foals on the ground, but his manners are impeccable because he’s been produced so well. He has a brain, the stride and the jump. I think he’s as good as they get.” He has since made the move to Sweden where he is enjoying more success. 


“For ability and bloodlines Billy Congo more than compares with any other stallion standing today, he is an exciting prospect for the future and I will be using him on my mares.”

Roelof Bril

“Billy Congo is an exceptional young horse about to break into the top of the sport. He also has the bloodlines to match and that is why he will be my choice of stallion.”

Duncan Inglis

“Having already bred a World Cup Finalist in Flexible, I see huge potential in Billy Congo having seen him compete at several international shows. The fact that I have selected him to use on my mares speaks for itself.”

Edward Doyle

“Billy Congo is one of the most exciting young stallions I have seen. His bloodlines and the ability he is showing in the international arena makes him an ideal choice for my mares.”

John Whitaker