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Stallion Carrick Quidam De Revel is an ideal choice for breeders and he one of the few stallions by Quidam De Revel

Only a handful of stallions by the legendary sire Quidam De Revel are standing in Ireland for 2019.One such horse, Carrick Quidam De Revel, is unique in that he carries traditional Irish - and performance - bloodlines (Flagmount Diamond/Clover Hill) on his dam side, making him an interesting choice for breeders.

Bred by Tom Jones at Greaghwillan Stud in Co Monaghan, the seven-year-old 17.1hh bay is unbroken, but has shown the ability to jump at home. He boasts an exceptionally quiet temperament, and has passed this trait on to his progeny, the eldest of which are now four.

Legendary sire

Quidam De Revel needs little introduction as a sire. Bred in France in 1982, he boasts two of the most important lines of the Selle Français horse – the lines of Jalisco and Uriel.

Uriel was one of the most successful French stallions, producing more than 100 international show jumpers, which gave him a jumping index of 121, the highest recorded in France at the time. Jalisco B represented Portugal at the 1998 Seoul Olympic Games before retiring to stud and producing horses such as Quito de Baussy (World and European champion in 1990 and 1991) and Dollar du Murier (2002 WEG team gold and individual silver).

Quidam De Revel also proved to be not only a world-class Nations Cup and Olympic show jumper, but a prolific sire as well.

In the early days Quidam De Revel was ridden by Sophie Maze, but it was with Herve Godignon that he had the most success. Together they won numerous Grand Prix competitions throughout 1990, as well as the Nations’ Cup in New York, bringing his prize-winnings to over 1 million francs that year.

In 1991, they placed team fourth and individual sixth at the European Championships in La Baule, in addition to the Nations’ Cup in Hickstead, and fifth in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The following year they were back in the winner’s enclosure, with team bronze and individual fourth at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games among their many accolades.

Sadly this partnership ended in 1993 when the horse changed hands, but under Thomas Velin he continued to shine until he was retired from competition in 2001.

While standing at stud Quidam De Revel sired no fewer than 3,000 foals, with 30 of those standing as fully approved stallions in Germany alone. Some of his best known progeny include Dollar de la Pierre (2002 WEG team gold medallist) and Nabab de Reve (2002 WEG team bronze medallist).

The success of his offspring has kept Quidam De Revel at the top of the WBFSH jumper sire rankings for years.

Carrick Clover Diamond’s sire Flagmount Diamond was ranked in the top 50 sires of show jumpers in the world between 1998 and 1999. He goes back to the great King of Diamonds who also sired such top show jumpers as Special Envoy, Millstreet Ruby and Mill Pearl and ranked 21st in the World Breeding Rankings for the period 1992-2001.

Carrick Quidam De Revel’s grand-dam was by Clover Hill, who still appears in the pedigrees of hundreds of Irish Sport Horses today. Carrick Quidam De Revel is available to view with a full set of clean x-rays and veterinary certificate. Fresh semen is available both here and in the UK.Frozen semen is still available for Aldato, and fresh and frozen semen is also available for the legendary Carrick Diamond Lad, who has progeny worldwide – including New Zealand and the US – competing across many disciplines.

Phone Tom Jones on 086-2506135 or e-mail tomjonescmx@gmail.com www.carrickdiamondlad.com