His sire is the famous ORLANDO, a son of the legendary HEARTBREAKER. He is a multi winner in CSIO 4 &5*. Orlando has been in the stallion top 100 for 5 years in a row.
His dam is Taquine Line. She is by UTAH VAN ERPEKOM who is what we could call “a foundation sire” of the colored world. Utah is for instance the sire of the 1.60 stallion ULYSS MORINDA.
Far West’s dam has produced CHEYENNE DE LA VIOLLE (ISO 144, ie top 30% in the SF studbook). Cheyenne was Grand Champion of the 6yo in 2018 then Grand Champion of the 7yo in 2019. He was also titled “2019 best Selle Francais horse" and ranked « Elite ».
She also produced ARAPAHO DE LA VIOLLE who competed at 1.30m and was sold at the prestigious Elite F.E.N.C.E.S auction to the USA.
Type of mare and offspring
The first Far West offspring will be born in 2021. He has already sired 60 mares (France only).
Far West is a refined and modern horse with a long but tight back and a nice top line. He has a nice conformation with 42% blood. He is also recommended for Eventing.
He has 50% chance of producing a colored offspring. His offspring can be registered AES so sBs, BWP and Z.
PERFORMANCE (6yo in 2021)
- 2020 : no competition due to covid
- 2019: 11 clean rounds out of 14 courses.
- 2018: Double clean round (out of two) at the 4yo National Championship finale in Fontainbleau. The stallion is graded “excellent” and finishes 13th.
- Double clean round at the 4yo CIR in Salines (CIR= concours inter regional )
- Qualified for the Young Talents Trophy at the Equita’Lyon (one of the biggest horse fairs in Europe). He finished 4th.
NEW NORMANDY FARM
B R E E D I N G S H O W R E S U L T S
FAR WEST DE LA VIOLLE
(Orlando x Utah van Erpekom)
AES, Z, BWP – 2015 – colored – 1.67m
Price per dose: $700
Price per Mare in Foal Guaranty contract: $990
When New Normandy Farm started its search for colored stallions, we were interested in being the first to discover the new generation of stars. FAR WEST DE LA VIOLLE was a name that kept coming back and we quickly understood we had to have him in our line up. We are very proud to introduce this stallion to the North American market for the first time.
Very successful under Nicolas Houzelle’ saddle, Far West is a must for any breeder interested in colored stallions but does want to compromise performance. Far West is a refined and modern horse, he has a correct conformation, very nice movement (3 nice gaits). He is very supple, intelligent with strength and scope. He is a very forward horse that always gets the job done. He has a very good temperament.