Ranked as the World's 38th Best Sire
According to a report just released by the World Breeding Federation
for Sport Horses (WBFSH), Morningside Stud's stallion Ekstein is ranked
as the world's 38th best sire for producing international Grand Prix
showjumpers for 2001 - 2002. Ekstein is also the top sire standing
in Ireland for producing the most offspring competing successfully
in international Grand Prix classes.
two stallions currently standing in Ireland have made the list of
the world's top 40 showjumping sires for 2001-2002: Touchdown (born
1982) is ranked 35th and Ekstein (born 1986) is ranked 38th. Whereas
Touchdown has only two progeny that contributed to his ranking (Liscalgot
at 18 and A Touch of Romance at 1180), Ekstein has four offspring
in the exclusive list of the world's top international Grand Prix
showjumpers (Joel at 56, King at 203, Kasmir at 317, and L'Unique
at 1149). Another interesting fact is that the great progenitor
Voltaire (born 1979 and therefore seven years older than Ekstein)
is ranked 37th, just one position ahead of Ekstein.
(Zion x Joost) is approved for life by the KWPN and the Irish Horse
Board. He was Champion of the 1989 KWPN Stallion Performance Test
and Champion 7-Year-Old KWPN Stallion Showjumper. His progeny have
won the Dutch Showjumping Championship; European Junior Rider Championship
Team Gold Medal; the European Young Rider Championship Individual
Gold Medal, Individual Silver Medal, and Team Bronze Medal; the
Belgian Classic Cycle
Championship; and the Gold Medal in the Samsung Nations Cup World
Final. Three of Ekstein's progeny are competing in Nation's Cup
competitions and four are
competing in World Cup competitions.
of Ekstein out of mares owned by Morningside Stud and its network
of breeders throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland will be available
for sale at the
Elite Auction on August 3. The auction will be held as part of Morningside
Stud's 3rd International Breeders Conference on August 2 - 3, the
weekend before the
Dublin Horse Show.
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Updated: October 2005.