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Diamant de Semilly qualified at 4, 5 and 6 years old for the French National Young Horse Championship in Fontainebleau and went on to compete at the highest level in show jumping. Ridden by Eric Levallois, Diamant’s most memorable achievements are as follow: 2002 Team World Champion title at the world championship in Jerez (Spain). He finished 9th in the individual ranking. He also won the team silver at the European championship in 2003 in Donaueschigen. He regularly placed in international classes (1st 1999 Saint-Lô Grand Prix CSIB, winner of the Stallion World Championship in 1999 Caen CSIA, preselected for Atlanta Olympic Games 2000, 4th in Lummen and Modena Nations Cups 2001, 8th Munchen and Saint-Lô GP CSIA, ...) Diamant began his breeding career in 1996. Benefitting from his sire reputation, he soon covered more than 100 mares per annum. As his first offsprings proved to be very successful in the show ring (breeding shows, young horse championships), Diamant breeding career skyrocketed and in 2008 he was covering 450 mares per annum. As of 2014, Diamant has been covering an average of 300 mares per annum in France, this doesn’t include international semen sales.
He is easy to breed and fits almost any mare as he will correct some of the mare potential weaknesses (weak canter, lack of balance and suppleness, difficult temperament). As Diamant is not a compact model, we would recommend mares with a standard frame, with fighting spirit and a fast front leg movement over the fences. His offsprings are fast learners and very versatile. Their great mind makes them suitable to a vast array of riders (amateurs and professionals). Diamant progeny is very sought after.
Some of his outstanding offsprings include : Jalousie Louvo, 2001 Irish 4 Y.O. Championship winner - Jazz de Semilly ISO 124, exported to Ecuador, private stallion, 2003 Ecuador vice champion - Jerminal en Noir, numerous wins in 1.45/1.50m classes with Gregory Wathelet - Joyau d'Opal, winner of numerous International 1.45/1.50m classes including Nations Cup in Rome - Joyau de Bloye ISO 136, named "most beautiful horse" in Fontainebleau in 2002, now competing in International classes with Bruno Broucqsault - Kalaska de Semilly, Beijing Olympics 2008, WEG 2010, Silver Medal Asian Games 2010- Kerman de l'Abbaye, 2003 French 5 Y.O. Vice-Champion and winner seven year old class at Fontainbleau - Lavillon ISO 153, 6 YO Criterium French Champion - Muscaris d’Ariel, ISO 163, ranked 3rd at the world 7YO championship in Lanaken (Bel) in 2007- Niack de l'Abbaye, ISO 175 - Noowanda Semilly ISO 131, 14 clear-rounds out of 14 on the French 4 YO "Classic Classes" (ranked Elite), Obiwan de Piliere, Piman de la Deviniere (CSI *****), Quickly de Kreisker ISO 173 (CSI*****, 2014 WEG),... He is also the father of approved stallion Eurocommerce Toulouse and Diarado, the Supreme Champion of the Holsteiner Stallions in 2007, Pacino (Ireland’s horse of the year) and Rock’n Roll Semilly… Kalaska de Semilly and Rock’n Roll Semilly semen is available at New Normandy Farm. Please check our stallion page.
Being an exceptional showjumper, he is nevertheless and outstanding sire. He transmits to his offspring his wonderful canter, his balance, his strength, his great mind and an uncommon suppleness. Diamant also brings to his progeny, his wonderful jumping technique, a strong back and lots of scope. Diamant semen quality is fantastic as he presents an exceptional fertility rate, which makes him a dream stallion.
Diamant de Semilly is ranked “Elite” by the Selle Français Studbook, Diamant has been consistently named "best sire of young horses" at the French championships in Fontaineblau. He is one of the most sought after sires in France and Internationally and is currently, without a doubt, the best French stallion. Diamant has established himself as a pre-eminent living sire of jumping horses.
Diamant de Semilly
(Le Tot de Semilly x Elf III)
Selle Français - 1991 - dark bay - 17 hands
ISO 184 (Selle Francais studbook top 1%)
WBFSH Top 10 Jumping Sire Ranking:
1st in 2016 and 2015, 2nd in 2017,
3rd in 2014, 5th in 2013 and 9th in 2012.
Also recommended in Eventing
Recommended dose (D.A.I): 1 straw
Price per straw/dose: $1,500
Diamant de Semilly's sire, Le Tot de Semilly, was also internationally successful and is considered to be one of the best show jumping producers in France. He began his breeding career in 1985 and has produced more than 1000 jumping winners and 70 stallions.
His dam, Venise des Cresles only had one foal: Diamant.