Faside Stud was established in 2006 with the purchase of four top quality broodmares to use for breeding high quality sports horses. We combine the excellent bloodlines of our mares with some of the finest stallions in Europe to produce offspring that have the potential to go to the top in their discipline.
By breeding the best to the best, Faside Stud hope to produce horses who are sound, athletic and trainable. Temperament and conformation are the top priorities in our breeding programme. Every foal is well handled consistently from birth.
The stud has a purpose built yard within Fa'side Estate. Each stable is large enough to comfortably accommodate a mare and growing foal. The yard also has CCTV both inside the stables and externally for both security and monitoring the horses. Some of our stables have heat lamps and the yard has purpose built stocks.
We are expecting seven foals in 2013 by Metall, Sir Donnerhall, San Amour, Furst Romancier and Wolkenderry.
There are videos of most the foals and youngstock on our Youtube Channel. We had 2 dressage bred foals in 2012 by Rousseau and Hotline.
The foals due in 2013 are...
Dawn Til Dusk
Olympic Vincent x Farrington
Rosenburg x Pik Trumpf
Sunny Boy x Rosenburg
Sandreo x Freestyle
Demonstrator x Vincent
Donnerhall x Pik Bube
The mares were holding on to their foals, probably due to the snow in April. Glad we weren’t foaling in the snow! I don’t think Reggae has ever gone over her due date before, she usually foals a couple of weeks early. It was worth the wait though as she produced a fantastic colt I Spy who is the spitting image of his sire Metall, who is also the sire of Carl Hester’s Olympic ride Uthopia.
At the start of May our Sir Donnerhall colt Solo arrived and he is the spitting image of his dam! Sir Donnerhall keeps producing first class offspring each year, for example, his son Sa Coeur was the 2012 World Champion of 5-year old dressage horses and was then auctioned for 2.31 million Euro as top horse of the PSI Auction.
The next mare due to foal is little Sundance followed by Champagne Supernova. Our first 3 mares have been inseminated and are awaiting their 16 day pregnancy scans. One of our empty mares has been away for a few weeks of training at KA Equestrian and we will be sending 2 young horses there for backing later in the season.
We had 2 foals in 2012, both of which are offered for sale at weaning. Champagne Supernova produced a colt by the Hanoverian licensing Champion and record- priced auction horse Hotline, who won advanced dressage classes by the age of 7. In 2008 Hotline became Danish National Champion and in 2009 he won a Qualifier with a score of 9.45. Of his first offspring (aged 3 in 2010) Halifax was in the top 5 at the Bundeschampionat and many of his stock were selected for Elite auctions where they fetched high prices. At only 9 years old, Hotline already has already produced 9 approved stallion sons as well as the Danish Champion mare.
Our homebred mare Faside Rubins Black Magic had a stunning filly foal by Rousseau who has the highest Dressage index of KWPN stallions. He was the 4 yr old Dutch National Champion and 5 yr old Reserve Champion. He won a Silver medal at the 2003 FEI World Championships for Young Horses. As a sire he produced 3 Champions of KWPN Stallion Licensing - Wamberto, Blue Hors Zack and Ampere.
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The sires of this year's filly foals all stand at the world famous Paul Schockemoehle Stallion Station in Germany. We selected several exciting up and coming stallions who are the names to watch in the future as well as the dressage phenomenon Sandro Hit.
Faside Sandalwood was the first foal born - an elegant WBB-UK filly by San Amour (Sandro Hit) out of Rosewould by Rosenburg (Rohdiamant). San Amour (2004) was main premium champion, dressage index leader and qualified for the Bundeschampionat. Sold at auction for EUR 450,000. Sandalwood is offered for sale.
Faside Sandros - black WBB-UK filly by Sandro Hit out of Donnatella. Sandro Hit founded a new dressage horse breeding dynasty, produced ten Bundeschampions and consistently produces offspring selling for over EUR 100,000.
Faside Harmony - KWPN filly by Don Primus (Don Primero) out of Reggae by Olympic Vincent was born in April. Don Primus (2005) gained outstanding scores for his paces in his 30 day test. Son of Grand Prix winner and Bundeschampion Don Primero. From the damline of Schwanau renowned for producing top-class horses.
In June, With Love produced a black KWPN filly Faside Eutopian Melody by Sarkozy (2005) the current Vice Bundeschampion and Hanoverian Champion, and sire of the reserve champion at the German Foal Championship.