Gornall Equestrian support British Breeding Awards

Gornall Equestrian – an elite training facility based in the North of England, and home to International showjumper Jamie Gornall – are sponsoring an award at the British Breeders Awards Dinner in London on Saturday 12th January 2019. Gornall Equestrian will present an award to the highest placed British bred mare on a British Showjumping Championship Team in 2018.

Gornall Equestrian have built up a strong team of showjumping horses, ranging from young horses coming through into the sport to those competing successfully at 5* Grand Prix level, many of which are also available as breeding stallions.

Jamie has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of showjumping bloodlines and breeding, and Gornall Equestrian offer semen from his team of elite stallions who have some of the sport’s most illustrious bloodlines.

“We are thrilled to be involved with the Breeders dinner, breeding is something we are very passionate about and is a big part of our business so this seemed the perfect fit” said Jamie. “We have worked very hard over the last few years to build the team of horses we have, and bloodlines are an important part of our selection process.  Having competed on behalf of Great Britain and achieved good results up to 5* international level in 2018 with horses such as Christian 25 along with being able to offer semen from our stallions to riders here in the UK is something we are really proud of; we are looking forward to seeing their offspring out competing in the future.”

Jamie, who has ridden for some of showjumping’s biggest names, including Di Lampard, Rolf Göran Bengtsson, Janne Meyer, John Whitaker and Ludger Beerbaum, set up his Yorkshire base in 2015 with the help of his wife Averil, a successful Interior Designer, after converting a former dairy farm into one of the finest training yards in Europe. The world-class facility is now home to popular Holstein stallion Christian 25 who joined the Gornall Equestrian team in late 2016.

Christian 25 has a pedigree full of top competition horses; his sire Cartani is the result of breeding two of the world’s best showjumpers – two-time Olympic stallion Carthago Z and 1994 World Equestrian Games team gold winner Taggi.

As a young stallion Christian achieved the highest scores in his 30 day test for his stallion licensing, including four 10s.  He is a tall, athletic, modern model of a showjumping stallion who has proven to pass on his rideability, fantastic movement and confirmation, and huge careful scope to his youngstock.

Although the eldest of his offspring were only born in 2012 they are making a name for themselves. A Christian son, Oak Grove’s Che, out of a Check In mare, competed at the World Championships for young horses as a 5 year old and won the opening day of the prestigious Bundeschampionate in Germany. In 2018 Che competed in CSIYH* classes with several clear rounds and placings internationally.

Christian daughters have also proved popular with Cinderella and La Marron being price highlights for jumping horses at two Oldenburg auctions in 2018.  La Marron won the Oldenburg mare grading in 2017 as a 3 year old, broken to ride and going well in early 2018 she sold at the Vechta auction for €141,000. Cinderella sold for €80,000.

For more information on Gornall Equestrian please contact Laura Clegg on 01423 339222 or email admin@gornallequestrian.com

The British Breeders’ Awards Dinner is hosted by the British Horse Foundation at the Grange City Hotel, London, EC3N 2BQ to reward, draw attention to and celebrate the accomplishments of British bred horses and ponies.