A stallion must be absolutely exceptional
Breeding is about making progress, making the next generation better than the one that went before. To achieve this, stallion selection must be strict and only those with exceptional pedigree, performance should be used. We strongly believe this and wouldn't want to offer any stallion who we didn't stand squarely behind. Cupid March has been exceptional from day one, is now proving it in competition and we are hugely excited to see his first foals on the floor in 2024. Make sure you have one of them!
4yo Burghley Champion 2022
His first season of competing in 2022 included winning qualifiers for both the Burghley and NexGen Finals. However, the unquestionable highlight was him being crowned Burghley Young Event Horse 4yo Champion as well with a superb display in all phases including receiving the highest jumping mark from Yogi Breisner. A fantastic way for a special horse to finish his first season of competition.
It was a pleasure to judge Cupid March in the jumping phase of the Burghley Young Event Horse Final. He showed a great temperament and attitude and was very intelligent in his assessment of the jumps. He was bold yet careful, scopey with a great technique, and was a very likeable horse throughout.
Premium Life Graded SHB(GB)
Cupid March's stallion grading was similarly outstanding with 10/10 for both flatwork and jumping under saddle and an exceptional average mark of 9.15, which resulted in him being granted Premium Life Graded status with Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain. The judges commented on his "great athletic movement in all paces", "outstanding" attitude and "great future and potential".
The perfect genetic cocktail
In the end a stallion is doing no more than passing on his genes to his offspring. For that reason he must have the pedigree to perform or else the chance of him successfully passing on his qualities to the next generation is slim. Cupid March has a show jumping pedigree, out of a dam who competed 5* eventing, by a sire on his way to Grand Prix dressage and a damline that can produce horses for any discipline. In short, he possesses the perfect genetic cocktail to breed a modern sport horse.
Cupid March's dam, Valentina II, is proven in sport and breeding. She competed successfully up to 5* level in eventing and already has multiple international level progeny to her name. They include Highdown March (pictured) who won Chatsworth 2*S, Burgham 3*S and Osberton 3*L with Piggy March before being sold to Hong Kong. Her damline (Holsteiner Stamm 1463) is a proven producer of international horses for eventing, show jumping and dressage.
Cupid March’s sire, Clarksville, is a promising stallion in Germany by the up and coming sire Cascadello I, himself a son of the legend Casall. He was a Premium Stallion at his licensing showing phenomenal movement and jumping ability. Whilst his pedigree is purely jumping bred, Clarksville is now beginning a dressage career with multiple Olympic and World Champion Isabell Werth who is "convinced he will become a Grand Prix horse".
Brother of Cupid March