Alme (Ibrahim x Ultimate)
Cor de la Bryere (Rantzau x Lurioso)
Ibrahim (The Last Orange x Porte Bonheur)
Despite their scarce presence in the United States, the Selle Français is nevertheless essential to the world of European equine breeding.
Modern European breeders use the same bloodlines of five horses who can be considered as “foundation stallions”, among them, three are Selle Français: Almé, Cor de la Bruyère and Ibrahim.
The Selle Français’ gene pool is one of the richest in the world. Selle Français Sires are second to none when it comes to passing on their jumping qualities to their offspring. Current statistics show that the bloodlines used by the French breeders who have been producing top sporthorses over forty years ago, are still untouchable. For instance, there were 11 descendants of the Selle Français stallion Quidam de Revel competing at the London 2012 Olympics!
The endless list of well-known Selle Français who have won at prestigious Grand Prix, WEGs and other Olympic Games, demonstrates the excellence of the French breeding techniques.
Thanks to the latter, the Selle Français sporthorse ranks consistently among the world’s top competitors. The Selle Français breed is the epitome of what a sport horse should be: Athletic, strong, exhibiting good bone, muscle and an intelligent, tractable disposition.
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Primarily known for their excellence in show jumping, the versatile Selle Français also excels in eventing and dressage. The Selle Français appellation has existed since 1958, but the breed is the result of centuries of selective breeding in France which has produced a horse of exceptional athletic ability, keen intelligence and willing disposition.