This is always an exciting time of year as the next generation is born. Donal’s work is invaluable to our system from the beginning when he decides which stallion to put to which mare, right through to just before their ridden work starts. We believe in giving the young stock the most natural start to life by being turned out in a herd at Donal’s yard, which William and Pippa were recently able to go and visit.
One foal they saw and are particularly excited to watch grow up (pictured below) is an embryo transfer out of Billy Picador by Chaccon Blue. Picador has been one of Williams’s top horses for the last few years and has successfully represented Great Britain on Nations Cup teams multiple times this year. Chacoon Blue is a very successful stallion, his sire Chacco-Blue is ranked No.1 on the WBFSH Jumping sire rankings for 2022 and he is sire himself to some extremely successful offspring including Explosion W.
4 years feels like a long time to wait when you are excited about a horse like this one, but luckily we have plenty of other talented horses to keep us busy until then!