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The pedigree of Alligator Fontaine goes off the well-trodden path, allowing a new and richer genetic choice for producing sport horses. He is completely free of the blood of Alme, Uriel or Grand Veneur and brings the thoroughbred bloodlines of Mourne and Nasrullah.
Many riders like Alligator offspring for their jumping ability and their great mind. They are known for their lovely head and nice models.
Alligator entered stud in 1994. He had 4 and 5 YO products qualified for the French Young Horse Championship finale in 2000, which placed him amongst the stallion revelation of his generation. Alligator most notorious daughter was Jalisca Solier, who with Steve Guerdat won the GP in Geneva in 2006, the World Cup in Vigo in 2007, was team Bronze medallist in Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and individual 10th, team Gold medallist in the 2009 European Championship.
Alligator Fontaine was ranked the best French stallion of his age group at 8 & 9 YO. Ridden by Michel Robert, he won numerous CSI and CSIO at Blaye (1st Grand Prix), Dublin, Dinard, Deauville, Hickstead (1st Speed Derby), Gijon, Jardy, Jerez, Paris-Champ de Mars, La Baule. At 10 & 11 YO with Eric Navet, he was reserve champion at Aachen, Cannes, Deauville (2 victories), Caen (1st Master des Etalons), Paris-Bercy, Modena, Genèce, Jardy (1st Grand Prix), Bordeaux (2 victories), La Baule (2nd Derby 99 & 2000), Vichy (1st Derby, 2nd Grand Prix). Alligator Fontaine was voted " Best Performing French stallion of the year 1999 " and obtained the highest ever ISO by a stallion to this day (ISO : 190). At 12YO (2000) Eric and Alligator won 16 international victories in 13 shows CSI/CSIO, another record ! In 2001, 8 international victories and 2nd at the Dinard Derby. Alligator Fontaine has accumulated more than EUR 230,000 in prize money during his career.
His father Noren, grandson of the thoroughbred Mourne, was a top international showjumper in the USA. He was named "Horse of the Year 1982 ", winner of 10 international Grand Prix in 3 seasons, 9th in the World Cup 1983 etc… Noren who produced only a dozen foals per year during only 6years of breeding (1987-1992), is also the father of, Crackerjack ex Béguin du Pas good winner in CSI in USA, and in France the excellent winners Baron du Percher (ISO149), Eden du Thal (ISO 150), Arene de Garmeaux (ISO 133, CSI), Best Bride (ISO 136, CSI), Chabgar Mail (ISO 134, CSI), Chernoren de la Ji (6yr old Finalist, ISO 131), Dabgar Mail (ISO 132), Djamel (ISO 136), Fleuron du Plessis (6yr old Finalist, ISO 138), etc . His Dam Nighty Fontaine, 7/8th thoroughbred is the daughter of Dark Tiger, thoroughbred and father of international winners in CSI & CCI. She is the sister (same dam) of the famous top stallion I LOVE YOU, Horse of the Year 1983, ridden by Norman Dello Joio.
Alligator is an exceptional horse with a fantastic mind. He is has an excellent topline, a beautiful shoulder and a long neck. He has a very expressive head. He has very correct legs. His trot is very active and he has a big strided canter. Alligator is a fast horse.
Alligator Fontaine fits well sporty mares with an average size and refined frame, requiring a stallion with strong legs, as he passes on his size and strong legs. Some of his larger foals, like him, can be late developers and deserve to be brought along slowly.
Alligator and his younger brother Frascator Mail were late bloomers but have both gone on to become International Champions.
(Noren x Dark Tiger)
Selle Francais - 1988 - dark bay – 17 h – ISO 190
CSIW, CSIO *****
Price per dose: $800