Successful KWPN Registered AES Approved Homozygous Black Dressage
Stallion At Stud In Scotland & The UK
"A beautiful long lined dressage stallion
that combines elegance and beauty with an abundance of presence
elasticity and suppleness"
This charismatic dressage stallion attracts attention where
ever he goes. His length of stride is long with expressive
use of the foreleg in all three gaits. His canter is unquestionably
Bred by Marja & Simon Spaans at Stal Barghorn in the
Netherlands, Amoureux was purchased as a weanling at the age
of six months and imported to Scotland. He sired his first
foals in 2008 with his first crop arriving in 2009.
His progeny have consistently achieved excellent results
and positive remarks from the most experienced judges when
presented at Stud Book inspections including the KWPN, Oldenburg,
SSH and BEF futurity.
Due to his homozygous black genetics, Amoureux cannot sire
Amoureux has achieved a multitude of high scoring wins and
placings competing against the nations most experienced and
talented horses and riders at the most prestigious high profile
dressage shows, premier leagues Regional and National Championships
He debuted his dressage career in 2010 aged five in the young
horse qualifiers with scores of 80%, including the Badmington
Young Dressage Horse Of The Future, the Sheerwater Potential
International Dressage Horse and the Sheerwater British National
Young Dressage Horse. He made news headlines in Horse and
Hound magazine following his second public appearance "Potential
International star emerges in Scotland" read
At the UK KWPN Keurings 2010 Amoureux successfully passed
his IBOP ridden performance test and was awarded the STER
Predicate with above average suitability as a dressage horse.
In 2011 he commenced his British Dressage career with International
Grand Prix Dressage Rider Michel Assouline.
- Qualified for the British Young Horse 6YO National Championship
- 1st Sheepgate Premiere League M75SQO
- 1st Hickstead British Dressage 5YO Young Horse Qualifier
also qualifying for the Championship Final.
- Qualified for the British Dressage Summer Regional Championships
- First National Championship placing in the Sheerwater
British Young Horse 6YO Final at Hartpury Festival Of dressage.
In 2014 he passed the strict veterinary requirements of
the KWPN (x-rays and soundness of wind) thus enabling his
progeny depending on the mares status eligible for main stud
book status when they come of age.
Amoureux has also enjoyed some success over a fence! With
the jumping blood of G Ramiro Z the Holstein lineage of Flemmingh
and the older German blood of Pik As, it comes as no surprise
that he placed 5th out of 27 entries at the SSH loose jumping
championships with scores of 80% for technique, scope and
canter. Amoureux does and can jump for fun!
Above all Amoureux consistently passes on his amicable, loveable
and willing work ethic. He is a fabulous choice for the sharpest
of mares, and produces beautiful well balanced offspring suitable
for the amateur and professional.
From his first foal crop, five of his progeny presented at
the SSH gradings received 1st premiums one of which obtained
the highest scores out of over forty foals presented.
His daughter Halexia SSH was
the highest scoring dressage filly at the UK KWPN Keurings
Nationwide in 2012 inspected by Ine Van Deurzen and is now
in training with International and Olympic dressage rider
Judy Reynolds in Germany.
Her full brother Solaris Flambeaux
was awarded his first premium as a yearling by the German
graders Jens Meyer and Edwin Schuster, members of the grading
board Pferdezuchtverband Baden-Wurttemberg e.V (P.Z.V.B.W)
at the SSH Gradings gaining an excellent score of 85% for
Many others have been awarded high 1st premiums at the British
futurity and have won many a Championship and Supreme Championship
title throughout the UK.
His progeny now under saddle in the dressage arena are consistent
high acheivers with scores in the high 70%. He was represented
by no less than three offspring at the British Dressage Scottish
Winter Regional Championships in 2016 with his daughter Amoureva
owned and ridden by Ferne Fairful, qualifying for the British
Dressage National Championship Finals where she was awarded
Highest Placed British Bred.
Saros Van't Gestelhof
BWB approved stallion who claimed over 50 prizes up to Prix
St Georges in Dressage including a 4th place at the young
dressage horse world championships.
G Ramiro Z
KEUR Preferent stallion approved by the Holstein and KWPN
stud books. Awarded the titles 'Stallion of the Century' and
"King of Sires." Bred in Holstein, born in Westphalia,
licensed at Neumünster, Ramiro Z was an international
performer under Fritz Ligges. During his sporting career he
had numerous wins at all levels of show jumping including
Nations Cups, Puissance (jumping over 2.2 meters) and in international
Grand Prix competition. He became the strongest and most successful
sire for Leon Melchior's performance breeding program at Zangersheide.
Erle Van De Helle
An Elite mare who claimed the Belgian National Mare Championship
three times. She competed with good results up to Advanced
The KWPN Ster Pref Prestatie mare who's sons and daughters
have excelled in sport and achieved excellent results in the
30 day ridden performance tests and KWPN Keurings. Such is
the success of her progeny Ruby is now used for Embryo transfer:
Willy Wonka (Wonderfull Jazz) S. Jazz
STER International Grand Prix dressage stallion who who
is listed in the top 50 dressage progeny contributing
to Jazz's current third position in the WBFSH dressage
Zirkoon S. Rousseau
STER Medium Dressage
Amoureux S. Saros Van T'Gestel Hof
STER IBOP PROK AES Licensed Advanced Dressage
Bachoera SV S. Samba Hit II
ELITE EPTM score
of 81 points. 2nd Champion Reserve 3 year old mares at
the National Mare Championships and Pavo Cup semi finalist.
Cousteau SV S. Dreamcatcher
Danica SV S. Johnson
ELITE EPTM 81 points. Danica SV was also the winner of
the "Noord Holland Cup" and a Pavo Cup finalist.
Flavia SV (Wynton)
ELITE EPTM 80.5 points 80 points for conformation. Medium
Guiness SVS Furstenball
Impressive SV Desperado
Kylian K Chagal
Lord Jazz De Debbehoeve Jazz
Legacy VD De Debbehoeve Sir Donnerhall I
International Grand prix Drexssage Stallion competed by Anky
Keur Preferent Prestatie mare dam of:
Lady Cara II KEUR Sport-(Dr) Advanced Medium
Melvin STER Grand Prix Dressage
Something Special STER Grand Prix Dressage
Zchufro NRPS Approved Stallion Intermediate dressage
Baton Rouge Grand Prix Dressage
Ster Dam Of:
Dorita STER Medium Dressage
Felita Ster Preferent Novice Dressage
Gerita Ster Novice Dressage
Pride Ster Advanced Dressage
Ruby Ster Pref Prestatie