World Cup winner Utamaro d'Ecaussines to Studfarm Zangersheide
The breeding season has only just ended and Zangersheide Stud has already announced its first acquisition for the 2021 season! World Cup champion Utamaro d'Ecaussines is going into a sporty retirement and will start his breeding career at Zangersheide Stud in Lanaken.
Fast, exceptionally careful and with plenty of scope... Utamaro d'Ecaussines was one of the world's top stallions during his sporting career under Joe Clee, William Whitaker and Niels Bruynseels. Many breeders had been waiting impatiently for Utamaro for years, but the sport always took top priority with numerous victories at the highest level. Utamaro and Joe Clee competed at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy and the European Championships in Aachen. William Whitaker rode the stallion at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, the European Championships in Gothenburg and won the world cup at London Olympia..
At various Nations Cup competitions, Utamaro jumped double clear rounds countless times under Joe Clee, William Whitaker and Niels Bruynseels.
"Stallions like Utamaro d'Ecaussines are scarce and I am very grateful that Ludwig and Yasmine Criel are entrusting their very best to us", says Judy-Ann Melchior. "He is the perfect addition to our collection. For several years, Utamaro was one of the top stallions on the circuit. He is exceptionally careful, has a lot of blood and is bursting with talent. And the combination of Diamant de Semilly and Quidam de Revel is also quite interesting, genetically speaking. We've had Utamaro in our stable for several weeks now, and we have already been able to test and freeze his sperm. As a true son of Diamant de Semilly, his semen is of very good quality! I expect that he will bring speed, blood, a strong foreleg and sportiness to many mares, and I look forward to seeing his first offspring!"
Studfarm Zangersheide will offer fresh semen from Utamaro d'Ecaussines Z at €1,400.00 (€400.00 purchase fee after first insemination and €1,000.00 gestation charge after 90 days of gestation).
More info: www.stallions.zangersheide.com
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