I was in a discussion with a close friend today about something much along these lines. We were discussing the lack of American bred hunter jumper foals by American owned jumper stallions. Where are all of the: Orlando, Amaretto D’Arco, Coconut Grove, Mezcalero, Vancouver d’ Auvray, Metropolitan, Quidam Junior, Far West, Cisco, Salvatore, Laroche, VDL Bubalu, Ublesco, Vegas, Rebozo, Landkoenig, Special Memories, Laurinn, Canezaro, Caballo,Cunningham, Oh Star, Conejo, Jetstar Du Lozon, Triomphe de Muze, Cubito, Judgement, Domino, etc etc, etc. <sigh> We really have some very good jumper blood here on our soil yet to find foals by such horses is like finding a needle in a haystack and very few folks if any seem to talk about them
Heck we had Chin Chin and never used him. Carolus II has been exported to Europe as well b/c the Europeans get what these horses are and bring to the table. Not to mention Quick Star, Hand in Glove, Contefino, I Love You… I’m sure the French would love to get their hands on Quidam Junior b/c of his dam line.Has any even looked at his dam line? I mean really looked?