Arnacquine du Mesnil
Quarnac du Mesnil x Bill de Baugy/Corrent
2010 Bay Selle Francais Mare
Arnacquine du Mesnil aka Ary was born April 1, 2010 in France. She is bay and stands at 16.1 hands. She is registered Selle Francais and is in the MMB of Westfalen. She has her Pradikat Sport title as well.
Ary began her show career in France, winning the CIR in St Lo at the age of 6. She was then brought to the US and competed regularly under Melissa Strawser. Together they made their way up to 1.40m quite successfully. On top of a successful show record, Ary also boasts a powerful producing dam. Of the 12 offspring from her dam, 7 have competed at 1.30m and above. We can see that Ary follows in her dam's footsteps as she already has competitive offspring. Arnacquine has one daughter currently competing at 1.40m and one approved son in France, Mister Hornet DDH.
With Ary's success in sport and ability to produce, we are very excited to see the competitive offspring she can produce for us. She is in foal to Chacco Blue II for 2023!
Mister Hornet DDH
Narcos II is very much a ‘home grown’ product; both his sire and dam were born at the Brohier family stud, where Narcos II was based throughout his career.
Jean Brohier competed internationally for France, riding the mare, Krishna who was bred by his father, Alfred Brohier. And in keeping with the tradition, Jean manages the stud in association with his son, Denis, who is now the rider.
The story starts with the horse dealer, Alfred Lefèvre (why do so many French breeding stories start with this phrase?) who sold Jean Brohier, Ma Pomme, a three year old filly by the Thoroughbred, Furioso out of Harmonie by Barnum. Furioso, who was by the great foundation jumping sire, Precipitation, was then the leading sire of jumping horses in France, a title he held from 1954 until his death in 1967. When Brohier bought her, Ma Pomme had a sister, Pomone B, then just a few months old, who was to win the World Showjumping Championship of 1966 with Pierre Jonquères d’Oriola.
Grand Veneur is by the somewhat obscure stallion Amour du Bois, out of Tanagra G – although this is not the same Tanagra who is the dam of Jalisco. This mare produced two other international showjumping winners, L’Elue de Veneur and O’Veneur. Grand Veneur was a popular sire, and was often France’s leading sire based on the performance of his progeny at the national championships in Fontainebleau. Fourteen of his progeny won or placed at Grand Prix level, including Ashle (ex Alize des Iles), Copélia de l’Epine, Ultimée du Chemin, Love Love who jumped for Portugal, and Montblanc for Belgium. In all, he produced more than 335 showjumping winners. He produced 74 licensed sons, including Major de la Cour, who became a most important sire in Belgium, the international competitors, Fidji du Fleury, Fétiche du Pas, Boléro de Brécey HN, Bidy du Gisors HN, Usban du Haul (sold to the USA) and two that went to Italy – Valiant de Brécey and Dohitzun.