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Bernwode Brokat

Colour:

Chestnut

Brokat and Ruth Hole

CDI Roosendaal 2013

 

Breeding:

 

German Riding Pony (Weser Ems)
Sire: Brillant
Dam: Cornelia
Damsire: Diamant II

Height: 146 cms
Born: 1997
Graded: Weser Ems and SPSS ELITE; Licensed NPS
Stud Fee: £650
Semen: Frozen semen only in 2014
Breeder: Z. G. Michelbrand, Germany
Owner: Sarah Steggall, Bernwode Stud
Location: In training, nr Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

Photo by kind permission of Kevin Sparrow

 

Bernwode Brokat has an outstanding temperament, very correct conformation and carries successful German bloodlines that are still proving themselves at the top of European Pony Competition today.

 

Brokat is proving to be a valuable asset to British breeding achieving the titles of 2009, 2010 & 2011 BEF Futurity 'Leading Sire of Sports Ponies' in the UK based on his foals to 3 yr olds. In 2011, Brokat ranked 17th on the overall BEF Sire list, the only pony sire to achieve a top 20 placing that year.

 

Brokat’s older offspring are also showing their talent and trainability under saddle, his daughter Mademoiselle still holds the highest mark ever awarded at an SPSS Mare Grading and was Mare Champion in 2009. Brokat also sired the 2010 SPSS Champion Stallion, Bernwode Broadway who is currently in training for FEI dressage competition.

 

Brokat’s stock also show a big, athletic jump, his 2010 filly foal and 2011 colt foal being Champion Event Ponies at the Futurity Evaluations, both achieving Elite status and qualifying for the finals at Osberton.

 

Alongside this successful stud career Brokat, and his rider Ruth Hole, is a successful FEI Dressage pony, competing Internationally and they were selected as Reserves for the 2013 GB Pony European Championship Dressage Team.

 

Due to his FEI Competition commitments Brokat will only by frozen semen in the 2014 stud season.

 

Watch Brokat over raised trot poles on YouTube here

 

For further information, see below, www.bernwodestud.com or contact: Bernwode Stud Tel: 01935 840029;  Mob: 07721 766210;

Origins

Pedigree:

Brillant

(DRP/BRP)

Piran John Halifax

(BRP)

Bwlch Hill Wind

(BRP)

Bwlch Zephyr

 

Criban Red Heather

 

 

Arden Domino

(PBA)

Blue Domino ox

 

Ardmay

 

 

St Lawrence Lilactime

(BRP)

Arthur Sullivan xx

(TB)

Talgo xx

 

Donna Lucia xx

 

 

Downland Candytuft

(Welsh PB)

Downland Dominie

 

Criban Heather Bell

 

 

Cornelia

(DRP)

Diamant II

(DRP)

Dakota I

(DRP)

Daikir

 

Atacke

 

 

Narzisse

(DRP)

Narzim

 

Menada

 

 

Claudia

(DRP/Welsh PB)

Cilwych Frantic

(BRP)

Bwlch Valentino

 

Gift

 

 

Crwydryn Betsan

(Welsh)

Wickenden Plover

 

Crwydryn Milwr Ba

 

Bernwode Brokat’s bloodlines trace back to some of our superb British ponies such as Bwlch Hill Wind. He also carries the time honoured Downland blood found in so many of the most successful ponies in both Great Britain and mainland Europe.

 

Sire:

Brokat's sire Brillant was one of the most prolific sires of successful dressage and jumping ponies in Germany, having competed himself to a high level in both disciplines in open classes. For three consecutive years Brillant was the top sire of German dressage ponies and he was one of the top three sires over a period of six years! He is famous for passing his kind, easy temperament and athletic sporting ability to his children. Brillant sired many State Premium daughters and a remarkable total of thirty seven licensed sons. Sadly this wonderful sire passed away in 2004.

 

Dam:

Cornelia, Brokat’s dam, is a German Head Studbook Mare descended from top class British Riding Ponies including Bwlch Valentino.

 

Damsire:

Diamant II won a Gold Medal for Germany as a member of the 1982 European Pony Dressage Team. This notable pony stallion sired a large number of licensed sons and State Premium daughters and his lines remain prominent in many of today’s top competition ponies. 

Performance

 

Brokat was imported to Great Britain as a three year old in 2000 and, during 2001, he began his ridden career under twelve year old Louise Crutcher. This combination won their first attempted affiliated dressage competition in January 2003 setting the pattern for an excellent season that culminated in representing England at the Blarney Dressage Festival in Ireland where they not only helped the England team to Gold Medal victory but also took the Individual Gold Medal on 73.5%.

 

At Brokat’s first Premier League show in 2004, Brokat finished in 5th place in the FEI Team Test ahead of two former European Team ponies! On returning home he covered a waiting mare to end a perfect day and to set a pattern for his future career! Since then Brokat has combined an extremely active stud career alongside competing and training with a variety of younger pony riders proving to be an outstanding FEI schoolmaster.

 

In September 2011, Brokat was invited to attend ‘Selection Trials’ with 12 yr old Ruth Hole. On the strength of his performance at these trials the combination was selected for the coveted ‘International Pony Dressage Squad’ and has been attending the winter training with Peter Storr under the watchful eyes of the GB Pony Team selectors. This is a remarkable achievement for a pony who has also headed the Sire Rankings in the same year.

 

Brokat (pictured left) ridden by 12 year old Ruth in late 2011.

In May 2012, the SPSS announced that Brokat had been awarded the accolade of "ELITE" by the studbook.  This prestigious status is given to those stallions (and mares) that have either represented their country at a FEI international competition (under saddle) or are the sire/dam of a FEI international competition pony/horse. 

 

Brokat earned his "ELITE" by representing Great Britain at the FEI International Dressage Competition at Zilveren Spoor, Moorsele, Belgium (17-20 May 2012) ridden by 13 year old Ruth Hole and they are pictured (right) going to warm up at the show.

 

In 2013, Ruth & Brokat continued to represent GB at International competitions and were selected as Reserves for the 2013 British Pony European Dressage Championships Team.  Brokat is currently on the 2013/2014 GB International Squad with Ruth’s 11 yr old sister, Clare, who has already represented GB in Biarritz gaining a first FEI Team score of 67.5%.

Brokat having fun during the 2011 covering season

 

Offspring/Breeding Advice

 

Bernwode Brokat is a consistent sire of First Premium & Elite youngstock and has already sired two SPSS licensed Stallions including the 2010 Stallion Grading Champion and the 2009 Champion of Mare Grading.

 

Bernwode Brokat was approved and licensed with Weser Ems Studbook, the German Oldenburg studbook for ponies. He sired one foal, born in February 2001, before being imported to Great Britain as a three year old in 2000. Since that time Brokat has attracted a wide range of mare types each stud season, achieving an excellent record of pregnancies from one insemination. Brokat's popularity has increased annually as his children continue to impress with many mare owners returning for second or third foals. In 2004, Brokat was promoted to ‘Life Graded' status by the SPSS on the strength of the quality of his offspring and his successful ridden career.

 

In 2006, Brokat's eldest son Bernwode Benedict successfully licensed with the SPSS and one of his 2 year old sons was awarded a First Premium at the British Breeding Futurity and stood Reserve Champion 2 year old Pony at the Final.

 

In 2007, ALL of Brokat's entered stock achieved First Premiums in the Futurity Series followed by First and Elite Premiums for his children in 2008 & 2009.

 

Following the 2009 Futurity Evaluations Brokat ranked as the Top UK Sire of Sports Ponies and was also presented with an award as The BHF & British Breeding ‘Leading Sire of Sports Ponies over All Years’. In 2009, Brokat also received the Sports Pony Studbook Society’s prestigious ‘Dancer Medal’ awarded annually for excellence in breeding or competition.

 

At the 2009 SPSS annual Mare grading, Brokat's three year old daughter, Mademoiselle, graded on a huge mark of 87.12% which qualified her for the prestigious Head Studbook. Not only did this young mare become the SPSS 2009 Champion Mare but she was also awarded the highest mark ever achieved at an SPSS mare grading to date.

 

In 2010 and 2011, Bernwode Brokat repeated his achievement and proved himself as the Futurity 'Leading Sire of Sports Ponies' with one of his 2010 filly foals being Champion Event Pony at the 2010 Futurity Evaluations, gaining Elite status and going on to place 4th at the finals at Osberton which was the highest placing achieved by any of the young Sports Ponies throughout the series.

 

In 2012, Brokat was awarded the SPSS Trophy for his achievements in Breeding & Competition.  The in 2013, his daughter, Bernwode Golden Delicious was Mare Grading CHampion, making Brokat the only sore to record three SPSS grading champions and a reserve.

 

Brokat's older offspring are now showing their talent and trainability under saddle. He is sire of the 2010 SPSS Champion Stallion, Bernwode Broadway, who gained the highest marks throughout that SPSS Grading weekend and is currently being produced towards FEI dressage. Another of his offspring was Reserve Champion and top 4 yr old at the 2010 Young Dressage Pony Championships. Indeed, there were three of his daughters competing sensibly in the 4 yr old class at that year's Young Dressage Pony Championships, all showing huge potential.

 

Several of Brokat’s offspring can be seen lower on this page or at www.bernwodestud.com. The stud, together with the mare owners who have used Borkat's services, are delighted with the quality and athletic ability of these youngsters, all of whom have inherited their sire's movement and delightful temperament.

Brokat at Bernwode Stud,

Spring 2003

 

February 2004

 

 

With Ruth 2013

 

Progeny:

       

Photo by kind permission of www.greenlees-photography.com

Bernwode Golden Delicious

Born 4 June 2009

Dam: Golden Dream (by Golden Dancer)

1st Premium winner 2009 Futurity

 

 

Bernwode Britvik

Born 5 June 2007

Dam: Bernwode Dorina (by Viktoria’s Chirac)

Awarded ELITE Premium, Champion Sports Pony and Champion 2 year old overall at the 2009 Plumpton Futurity.

 

 

Delaroche Birthday Girl

Born 29 April 2006

Dam: It's Herself (by ITSU)

Pictured competing at the 2010 Young Dressage Pony Championships where she won the 4 year old class and stood Reserve Champion

 

 

Woodwalton Brindizi

 

 

Brokat's Butterfly bred by Claire Bevan born 15th May 08 out of Spellbound by Fleetwater Olympus

 

 

Bernwode Golden Delicious

Aged 2 years

 

 

Bernwode Bugatti

Born 25/6/05

Dam: Bernwode Mandy (by Apslau)

 

 

Mademoiselle

Born 25 June 2006

Dam: Utaura (by Aester Tsakka Dekota)

Pictured age 4 at the SPSS Young Dressage Pony Championships

 

 

Bernwode Bugatti

Born 25/6/05

Dam: Bernwode Mandy (by Apslau)

 

 

Bernwode Birgitta

Born 23 May 2002

Dam: Bernwode Easy to Love (by Urbino 430)

 

 

Woodwalton Bhaltair

Born 22 May 2004

Dam: Saffron of Woodwalton (16hh TB/ID type of unknown breeding)

 Pictured 8 days old & 3 yrs

 

 

Bernwode Broadway

Born 8/6/06

Dam: Bernwode Mandy (by Apslau)

SPSS Stallion Grading Champion 2010

 

 

By kind permission of Rebecca Hoare

Mademoiselle

Born 25 June 2006

Dam: Utaura (by Aester Tsakka Dekota)

Pictured age 3yrs as 2009 SPSS Mare Grading Champion with the huge mark of 87.12%, the highest mark ever achieved at an SPSS mare grading!

 

 

Bernwode Bling (age 2 yrs) out of Bernwode Chantal/Chantre B

 

 

Rosewater Briant aged 3yrs. Champion 3 yr old pony throughout 2010 futurities

 

 

Tiger Lily

Born 12 June 2009 Chestnut Filly Dam: Just-Suzie (of unknown breeding)

Breeder: Amy Cox

Tiger Lily was awarded a First Premium at the 2009 BEF Futurity at Tall Trees, Cornwall.

 

 

Portmead Brimstone

Champion SPSS yearling 2011

Dam: Portmead Amethyst (unknown breeding)

Breeder: Kate Odey

 

 

Choklat Chip

Bred by Chantal Walton; born 15 April 2010. High first premium yearling 2011. Dam Cassandra Rose (breeding unknown)

 

 

Waterborn Bertina

Bred by Sarah Harris out of Sharron (Poundy Brenin) born 26 April 2011 (First premium foal 2011)

 

 

Bernwode Golden Wonder

(Golden Dream/Golden Dancer) born 17 April 2011

Age 4 weeks

 

 

Woodwalton Barnaby Fudge

Born 15 May 2007

Dam: Holme Grove Fabienne (16hh Graded Trakehner)

 

 

Rosewater Breant

Born 23 April 2007

Dam: Delphi (Graded Westfallen)

 

 

Bernwode Britvik

Born 5th June 2007

Dam: Bernwode Dorina (by Viktoria’s Chirac)

 

 

Photo by kind permission of www.greenlees-photography.com

Bernwode Benedict

Born 13/05/02

Dam: Bernwode Evelina (by Prins Alfred)

Graded SPSS Stallion in 2006

(pictured at the PSHP Stallion Display 2008)

 

 

Bernwode Broadway

Born 8/6/06

Dam: Bernwode Mandy (by Apslau)

 

 

Bahira

Born 10 June 2006

Dam: Walnut (HanovarianxArab)

Pictured warming up at the 2010 Young Dressage Pony Championships where she placed 6th in the 4 year old class

 

 

Woodwalton Bhaltair

Born 22 May 2004

Dam: Saffron of Woodwalton (16hh TB/ID type of unknown breeding)

Pictured at 5 years. 

 

 

Two 2011 Brokat sons bred by Robyn Farquhar

Left Chipmunk; Right and above Kitkat (High 1st premium foal 2011)

 

 

Bolero

Born 29 May 2011 out of Grey Squirrel/Grenadier II bred by Sarah Baker. Elite 2011 foal and res champion event pony through whole series.

 

 

Bernwode Benedict

Born 13/05/02

Dam: Bernwode Evelina (by Prins Alfred)

Graded SPSS Stallion in 2006

 

 

Bernwode Broadway

Born 8th June 2006

Dam: Bernwode Mandy (by Apslau)

Graded SPSS Champion Stallion in 2010

 

         

 

The Sports Pony Studbook Society

Studbook Office:   The Last House, Keysoe Row West, Keysoe, Bedfordshire MK44 2JJ

Tel: 07703 566066 or 

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