|Studbook Approval, Grading:|
|HIETCHER VAN BERKENBROEK||HEDJAZ||IBRAHIM|
|CASABLANCA||GOLDSPRING DE LAUZELLE|
Another Gamble otherwise known as Belle is a bay 1996 mare that is around 16.3hh and is Graded with the SHB GB. She has one of the best temperaments on the yard and is a really sweetie. She is a quality mare with good conformation and super movement with powerful hock action and a huge scopey jump.
Belle was successful in her ridden career before she was retired to stud due to injury. She jumped up to discovery height in the show ring and did a little eventing and dressage. She had high hopes for the future and was about to Affiliate until sadly incurred an injury. She throws correct foals with the movement to match. In her previous stud home at Shingle Hall Stud she had a lovely chestnut Filly Shinglehall Casino in 2008, who is being shown successfully in hand and a super bay colt Shinglehall Scandle in 2009, who gained a 1st Premium for eventing at the BEF Futurity as a foal, with the score of 8.54.
She out done herself here at the stud in 2010 by producing a stunning quality chestnut filly, Myspires Another Joy. Juliette (as she is known) became second in the country out of 114 foals brought forward to the BEF Futurity Evaluations that year in the eventing section! She is Retained but her full sibling is due on the 3rd of May 2012 who will be for sale! Deposit secures.
Her Great Grand Sire Ibrahim was born in 1952. In 1956 he won the title of Champion for his age group and was then sold to the State Stud St Lo and stationed at Sartilly.Ibrahim was the most famous stallion at the St Lo Stud in the 60s and 70s. He stood at stud between 1956 and 1973. It took time before he gained popularity and breeders realised how good he was.
Between 1956 and 1966 he bred with Normandy Draught and heavy mares and had not bred one single sport horse during that time. In 1965 his luck changed when the mare Norvale who was one of his 1957 foals began her sporting career as an eight year old after producing several foals before hand. Her rider Jean-Michael Gaud produced her to international ranks where they were soon joined by more of Ibrahims offspring such as Petit Prince and Alain Navet. Breeders where still not convinced but he covered three riding mares and one draught mare in 1966.
The following year Jean-Michael Gaud produced another showjumping star, Tango C. This was a turning point as breeders started to use him more and he sired around 25 foals a year, and had a record of 33 foals in 1969. In 1970 Ibrahims progeny were the stars at Fontainebleau when his four year olds dominated the jumping finals.
Ibrahim ended up with more than 30 approved stallions in France and other countries and many international winners.
He also sired a lot of glorious broodmares who took over at the broodmare competitions where they all lined up one by one in a row.
Some of the best stallions sired by Ibrahim were:
Alme, Double Espoir, Ukase, Cor De Chasse and Hedjaz in Belgium who is Belles Grand Sire.
Shinglehall Casino - 2008 Chestnut Filly (Shinglehall Senator)
Shinglehall Scandle - 2009 Bay Colt (Shinglehall Senator)
Myspires Another Joy - 2010 Chestnut Filly (Shinglehall Senator)
Myspires Another Dream - 2012 Chestnut Filly (Shinglehall Senator)