U-Genius: 17hh, black stallion, 2011, AES licensed
Sire: Uthopia (Metall x Inspekteur)
Dam: Weidyfleur II (Valegro’s only breeding full sister: Negro x Gershwin)
U-Genius available for the first time to North American Breeders!
The genetics of this powerful young stallion are so interesting being by UTHOPIA out of the only full sister to VALEGRO. He shows wonderful willingness to work, super suspension and very good power from the hind legs. U-Genius’ breeding credentials are superlative and glittering with gold! His sire, Uthopia, was part of the extraordinary London 2012 GB Dressage Team winning Team Gold and Individual Bronze. His dam is the only breeding full sister to Valegro, who is quite simply ‘the best the world has seen’ having won every title and medal possible including Individual Gold medals at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 and concurrently holding and breaking his own World Records in all 3 Dressage categories.
U-Genius has very much been kept ‘under wraps’ until now. He was quietly made available to British and European breeders for the 2016 season and quickly sold out of the nominations available for his first full season. He is available to approved mares only and a waiting list is in place for 2017.
U-Genius is a big and powerful horse with outstanding balance and gaits. His aptitude, ability and willingness to listen and learn are extraordinary. He has deliberately been slowly and quietly brought on by his breeder, being ridden by Amy Woodhead under the guidance of Carl Hester. His extremely clever brain has enabled him to learn the initial dressage movements quickly and easily. He has often taken the role of the ‘young horse’ in demonstrations with Carl Hester to give him public exposure without the pressure of young horse classes. The aim is to give him every chance to be a happy and healthy ‘long-term’ athlete while being available as a breeding stallion.
U-Genius has concluded a successful stay at West Kington Stud for collection and freezing of semen, and fulfilled worldwide export criteria. As he is young and not in full work, U-Genius’ semen is of very high quality. This, combined with the expertise of the world renowned staff and freezing methodology of West Kington Stud, means that the shipment of frozen breeding doses due to arrive in North America in early 2017 will give breeders in the North America a rare opportunity to introduce medal winning lines to breeding programmes.
U-Genius is licensed by AES in Great Britain, and is “Erkend” by KWPN. Mares are bred to him in the German Oldenburg region already, and due to foal in 2017, so registry will be in place with Oldenburg. Update: The AES representative is coming to Florida soon, and there will be a registration process available in the U.S.