Location: Wellington, FL
Dam: Ampere x Farrington
Height: 16.3 h
Mally is an American bred gelding coming 7 in 2024. Mally is schooling a solid 3rd level. He is a talented competitive mover with three lovely gaits. Travelled to clinics and a few competitions. He is a modern beautiful type with talent to work up the levels. This boy is suite to a competitive Junior/Young rider or experienced amateur in program or young professional. X-rays on file including neck and back.
In Wellington, FL
Connaisseur (Con Amore x Donnerhall) was imported to Vancouver, Canada in the fall of 2012. Before coming to Canada, he was ridden and competed by Dutch team member, Emmelie Scholtens. In 2011 and 2012, they competed in the prestigious Pavo Cup finals, placing 3rd and 6th respectively, with scores in the mid 80s each time. He also successfully completed the 50 day KWPN performance test with a total score of 82 points and all scores of 8 and above.
Connaisseur has sired many top quality foals, consistently passing on his exceptional canter, top notch rideability, abundantly elastic gaits, and natural uphill balance. He also stamps his foals with his head and neck connection and beautiful face. As a three year old he was leased to the Swedish National stud, Flyinge, where he became the fourth highest producing stallion in Sweden for 2010. He sired over 70 foals in his first year of breeding and was praised for his super fertility. He then had about 100 foals in the Netherlands before being imported to Canada.
Fast forward a few years and Connaisseur now has several offspring competing and winning at FEI levels, including a few elite Grand Prix stars. ‘Haute Couture’ (Connaisseur x Krack C) scored 90 points at her KWPN mare inspection and received the prestigious Elite predicate. She then went on to have an incredibly successful career with Dinja Van Liere, including numerous Grand Prix accolades and being the Dutch Reserve for the 2020 Olympic Team. Another super son of Connaisseur, Harvest (Connaisseur x Ulft), owned and ridden by Alice Tarjan, won the North American Stallion Test in 2017 before becoming an accomplished Grand Prix horse a few short years later. Chemistry (Connaisseur x Johnson), ridden by John Thompson, also made waves on the International stage by representing New Zealand and the World Equestrian Games in 2023.
Connaisseur has also produced quality 3 day Event horses with several competing at Young Rider level. His combination of dressage and jumper blood make him an ideal choice for those wanting to explore dressage, hunter/jumper, or eventing.
Since moving to Canada, Connaisseur has continued his sport career with his owner and rider, Sara Pocock. In 2017, Sara and Connaisseur competed at the small tour level nationally scoring up to 74.6% in the Intermediate 1 and received much praise from the FEI judges panel. His scope and ability for the big tour were consistently recognized, along with his exceptional ability to collect, scoring 9’s on pirouettes on multiple occasions. In 2018, Sara and Connaisseur debuted in the International small tour, in Del Mar, California. The pair scored 69.5% in the I1, 69.6% in PSG and 72.7% in I1 Freestyle, placing 3rd, 2nd, and 1st respectively. In 2019, they made the jump to Intermediare 2, with consistent scores around 70%.
Connasseur and Sara have now been competing at Grand Prix since 2020 with several wins under their belts! With his natural ability for passage and extended gaits, the Grand Prix Special has quickly become their favourite test, which they recently scored 73% in from FEI judge, Cara Whitham. Sara has declared for the Canadian Pan American Games Team and will compete in their first GP CDI soon. Stand by for updates...
Although he was born in Germany, Connaisseur has the remarkable distinction of being approved in four countries: Germany (Westfalen), Holland (KWPN), Sweden (ASVH) and Belgium (BWP). And he achieved all that before his fourth birthday. A dressage stallion of the highest international quality, he attracted an extraordinary level of interest at the Swedish licensing, where he received an average gait score of 9.13, with 9.5 for his powerful, expressive trot, and a perfect 10 for his exceptional canter. As a four year old in 2011, Connaisseur successfully completed the KWPN's 50 day performance test with 82.5 total points. He was described as an "honest, reliable stallion with a good attitude," receiving 8.5 for canter, self carriage, rideability and character, and 8 for walk, trot and suppleness. Connaisseur's willingness to work and talent as a dressage horse were also noted on his test results, along with the comment that he is easy going and quiet in the barn. As a breeding stallion he can be expected to improve rideablity and the canter in his offspring.
DAM: Ampere (Rousseau x Flemmingh)
Ampère is a noble and elegant stallion with a beautiful head.
Exterior: handsome stallion with a great dressage type and a striking appearance. Ampère has a well formed neck, correctly placed shoulders, his withers are well developed and have good length, and his legs are strong and perfectly proportioned to his body.
Gaits (8; 9; 9,5): His walk is very clean and consistent and he covers ground easily. The trot is big, well balanced and powerful. The canter is dynamic, uphill, big and well balanced.
Test riders: (9; 8,5; 9; 9): Ampère moves with a lot of natural balance and suppleness, with very strong hindlegs. He also has a very good and natural self-carriage.
As a dressage horse, Ampère has a lot of talent and he gives the rider a very good feeling. He is an honest, reliable and sensible stallion, with a very good work ethic.
Ampère won the Dutch performance test – the 70 days performance test in Ermelo – in 2008, with very high scores (walk 8; trot 9; canter 9,5; ridability 9; talent as dressage horse 9).
During the test, riders praised him as the best horse they had ridden in years. Fortunately, he passes his exceptional gaits on to his offspring.
His sire, Rousseau, was vice world champion of the young dressage horses in Verden in 2003. As of today, Rousseau has eleven approved sons in the Netherlands, as well as four approved sons in Germany. Ampère is one of three Rosseau’s sons in a row that has won the Dutch performance test and has become champion of the stallion test with very high points.
Ampère’s dam sire, Flemmingh, counts as a supplier of international top horses like Krack C (Anky van Grunsven) or Lingh (Edward Gal). Flemmingh produced the young stallion champion of the Oldenburg licensing in Vechta in 2009. Ampère’s damline has produced both breeding stallions and a great number of competion horses for both jumping and dressage, like the licensed stallions Mythos (Mytens xx – Farn) and Gringo (Ramiro – Amor).
Ampère was one of the best sires at the last most important licensing of Europe. In 2012 and 2013, more than 20 sons were approved at the licensing of KWPN, Westphalia, Southern German Verbands and Holstein. He produced the Young Stallion Champions of the Dutch verband KWPN and the Westphalian Verband as well as premium stallions.
In 2011 he was sire of the 2nd runner-up of the German foal-championships in Lienen. At the auction in Vechta he made a new record: A foal by Ampère was sold for the unbelievable price of 200.000€!
Immediately with his first foal crop in 2009 an 2010, the son of Rousseau provided for headlines. Beside several foal-champions, Ampère provided the winning foal of the Dutch federation (KWPN) in Ermelo. At the second “Lemwerderaner Fohlenchampionat”, he put the winner foal from a Rotspon-Matcho xx dam in April 2010.
Ampère gives his elegant type, the dark colour and best movements to his offspring.