Farrell and Zack ranking on the German "Top 1%"

Which stallions are at the top when it comes to passing on their sought-after sporting traits in the breeding? Two of them are to be found in the stallion stable at Blue Hors!

The German association for horsebreeding and sport, called the FN, has made an overview of which stallions are in the absolute top of their breeding. Two of the stallions that are particularly strong in the game of inheritance are to be found in the stallion stable at Blue Hors! They are our own Blue Hors Farrell and Blue Hors Zack.

These numbers, made by the UN, cover year 2021 and are calculated from around 25 million competition, breeding and young horse results. In this way, the numbers each year equip breeders with a lot of important information to choose a stallion to match their mare.

The breeding values are assessed in the categories "Young horse results", "National sports results" and "Highest achieved sports results both internationally and nationally" and have been used since the mid-1990s, when the corresponding data was first being collected and evaluated to calculate these estimates. Since then, the international results have also been included in the assessment from 2019. Data for this have been provided by the World Equestrian Federation (FEI).

The purpose of any breeding value assessment is to estimate hereditary differences in performance as accurately as possible, to provide breeders with the necessary info to match stallion and mare. Of course, you can not always guarantee a successful offspring, but you can help the process well on its way through predictions and breeding values, that ​​give us the earliest and best possible input calculated from the stallion's results in sports and breeding.

It is important to note that the breeding values ​​are estimated with different levels of safety. From 99 percent (very safe) to 70 percent (uncertain).

Blue Hors Farrell on 'Stallion Top 1% Young Horse Tests Dressage'

For the breeding value estimation of the stallions, the results done by the list's 4,159 stallions' offspring, achieved in various dressage tests, apply. In addition, the grades from breeding tests (mare grading, stallion licensing, performance tests and sports tests) also counts.

In order for a stallion's respective breeding value to be published, the safety of the breeding value must also be at least 70 % and at least five offspring must have contributed with results.

In the Top 25%, 25% of the stallions have a breeding value in dressage of 109 points or better. 10% of the stallions have achieved a breeding value of at least 126 points and the 5 % best of at least 133 points. The best, namely TOP 1% of the stallions, have a breeding value of 146 points or better.

The following stallions are in the TOP 1% of stallions with a breeding value for young horse results in dressage of 146 or better (ranked alphabetically):

Name (ranked alphabetically)

Sire

Breeding Value

Safety (%)

Asgard’s Ibiza

Desperado

156

89

Baccardi

Belissimo M

149

87

Benicio

Belissimo M

160

96

Best of Gold

Belissimo M

147

83

Bon Coeur

Benetton Dream

151

96

Bonds

Benicio

166

83

Borsalino

Boston (NLD)

147

91

Damon Hill

Donnerhall

155

97

DeLorean

Dancier

153

83

Devonport

Dancier

147

76

Don Frederic

Don Frederico

154

94

Don Juan de Hus

Jazz

165

93

Don Martillo

Don Juan de Hus

165

76

Don Schufro

Donnerhall

146

98

Duvalier

Don Juan de Hus

148

77

Escolar

Estobar NRW

161

97

Farrell

Fürstenball

146

84

First Ampere

Ampere (NLD)

147

82

Follow Me

Fürstenball

156

90

For Dance

For Romance I

159

86

Foundation

Fidertanz

150

97

Franklin

Ampere (NLD)

149

78

Fürst Magic

Fürstenball

156

75

Fürst von Soest

Fürstenball

150

74

Fürst William

Fürst Wilhelm

152

78

Fürstenball

Fürst Heinrich

154

99

Fürsten-Look

Fürstenball

150

96

Imperius

Imperio

148

75

Ivanhoe

Millenium

147

80

Libertad

Londontime

146

81

Lissaro

Lissabon

152

96

Lord Carnaby

Lord Loxley I

147

82

Morricone I

Millenium

158

80

Quotenkönig

Quaterback

146

87

Real Diamond

Rohdiamant

150

92

Revolution

Rocky Lee

148

80

Rocco Granata

Rock Forever I

150

79

Rock Forever I

Rockwell

149

98

Roi du Soleil

Rosandro

149

72

Sean Connery

Sir Donnerhall I

149

77

Secret

Sezuan

158

86

Sir Heinrich

Sir Donnerhall I

147

97

Stanford

Sir Donnerhall I

157

81

Vitalis

Vivaldi

149

97

Vivaldi

Krack C

146

96

Zoom

Zack

160

80

/Reiter & Pferde in Westfalen

Blue Hors Zack on 'Stallion Top 1% Sports Results Dressage'

When estimating the breeding value of competition results, the only information basis is the starts or placements. This year, data have been calculated from more than 590,000 horses and the results from more than 19.3 million competitions in Germany, of which almost 5.9 million of the results are from dressage.

In relation to the breeding value estimation, all show performances the individual horse has achieved are taken into account, just as the respective breeding values for the stallion's sports results require a security of at least 70% (at least five offspring's contributions) to be included.

The following stallions belong in the top 1 % percentage of stallions with a breeding value for dressage of 148 or better (alphabetical order):

Name (alphabetical order)

Sire

Breeding Value

Safety (%)

Benicio

Belissimo M

151

79

Bordeaux (NLD)

United

159

90

Breitling W

Bismarck

162

87

Damon Hill NRW

Donnerhall

165

92

Dimaggio

Don Primero

149

94

Don Juan de Hus

Jazz

157

75

Don Schufro

Donnerhall

162

94

Dressage Royal

Donnerhall

152

90

Escolar

Estobar NRW

167

76

Flanagan

Fidertanz

148

85

Florencio I

Florestan I

149

97

Fürstenball

Fürst Heinrich

161

96

Jazz

Cocktail

168

91

Krack C

Flemmingh

156

85

Lissaro

Lissabon

155

89

Painted Black

Gribaldi

150

72

Rock Forever I

Rockwell

150

95

Vitalis

Vivaldi

168

91

Vivaldi

Krack C

171

83

Zack

Rousseau

150

88

/ Reiter & Pferde in Westfalen 

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