The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses have released the sire rankings for 2011. In late autumn each year, the WBFSH sire rankings are produced in cooperation with the FEI. Based on the results of their offspring, each stallion is ranked in the WBFSH Stallion Rankings.
Heraldik xx, a black Thoroughbred stallion by Caramel xx out of Heraldika xx, was the top scoring sire of 2011 with his progeny earning 1093 points. His most successful offspring this year was Butts Leon who earned 196 points. Heraldik xx is also the grandsire of La Biosthetique Sam, the 2010 World Champion. Heraldik was born in the Czech Republic and competed in show jumping. He was licensed with almost every German studbook and was one of the most popular Thoroughbred sires for warmblood breeders. Heraldik xx died in 2005 at the age of 23, but he has multiple approved sons in Europe and the U.S.
Sitting in the second position on the sires list is another Thoroughbred, Master Imp, whose progeny scored 909 points and include Tiana Coudray’s Ringwood Magister as well as Karen O’Connor’s four-star partner, Mandiba. Master Imp passed away in 2009 at his farm in Ireland.
Crusing, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse, earned 770 points for the third spot on the rankings. One of his many notable offspring include Harbour Pilot who was ridden by Hannah Sue Burnett to a team gold and individual silver medals at the 2011 Pan American Games.
Rounding out the top ten are Jumbo (697), Cavalier Royale (683), Primitive Rising (628), Yarlands Summer Song (512), Kannan (496), Limmerick (462), and Cult Hero (450).
View the complete listings on the WBFSH Site.
About the WBSFH
The World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) is a non-profit federation of sport horse studbooks from around the world. The WBFSH generally promotes the common interests of its member studbooks and acts as a representative body for the sport horse breeding sector.
The WBFSH is the only international federation of studbooks for sport horses in the world. The WBFSH is the major connection between the breeding organizations of sport horses and the international equestrian sport (FEI). Together, FEI and WBFSH have organized the World Breeding Championships for Sport Horses (WBCSH) in dressage, jumping, and eventing since 1992.