We are very pleased to confirm that all of our foals for 2020 have now safely arrived! First born was a super colt by U-Genius out of our top mare Amusora (Florencio x Lancet). He was born at about 4.30 a.m. on 19th April. A huge foal, he is very stylish indeed and is a 3/4 brother to our super stallion, GreenLanes Jester, who is out of the same mare and by U-Genius’s maternal grandfather Negro. He certainly seem to have all the movement we had hoped for and some. A very exciting future for this young man!
Next to arrive was a very special foal, the first sired by our super stallion GreenLanes Jester! And what a stunning first couple of foals he has produced! This is GreenLanes Piccolo who arrived at 8.30 p.m. on 3rd May and is out of a homebred mare, GreenLanes Hope (Concorde x Danzig Connection xx). Hope was a very successful show jumper until she retired to stud at 6 years old when her dam Star sadly died, having just come 4th in the Nation 1.10 Championship at the Blue Chip National Finals. It will be interesting to see how Pickle develops over the next few years to see if he is going to be a jumper, a dressage horse or an event horse. Certainly looks to have the paces and style to do well in any area!
Following on just a day later, almost to the minute, was the last of our foals for 2020, another colt after many years of primarily fillies!! This si the second of our stallion GreenLanes Jester’s foals and, as I say, a couple of real stunners. This is GreenLanes Popinjay, a strapping but very elegant bay colt out of our lovely Sir Sinclair x Florett mare A-Fleur. He looks so very stylish and with beautiful markings, as they all have. He even had the energy to show us something other than standing and looking pretty or just wandering about, so a few of some canter – but from a video so not the greatest quality! More photos of these gorgeous boys will follow of course!