This afternoon Kevin Staut of France won the Individual Gold Medal in the European show jumping championships in Windsor, England, riding his 'Selle Francais' stallion Kraque Boom Bois Margot.
He is by Olisco (by the legendary jumping sire Jalisco B out of a mare who is over 60% Arab ) who jumped very successfully in the United States in the 1990's ridden by Michael Matz, and out of Joyau D'Or a 'Selle Francais' mare.
When you do the analysis on this stallion's breeding what do we find?
The largest percentage of genes in Kraque Boom Bois Margot are thoroughbred with among others five crosses of Orange Peel, two of Ultimate (by Umidwar) and a cross of Furioso. He is at least 55% throughbred. Plus he is a little over 15% Arab and has something around 5% trotter blood... with a little hackney thrown in!
So add these 3 together together and you have a jumper that is approx three quarters 'hot' blooded....and what a joy to watch. Congratulations to Kevin Staut and the French team. Happy days..William
Here is Kraque Boom Bois Margot…what great quality....could have been an event horse or a dressage horse as well as a show jumper.