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2019 BREEDING AT RINGFORT and foals expected for 2020...



4* eventing mare EMS Florence (Loch Cruise/Cruising ex Kishane Mansha /Horace AA) in foal to Lucarelli xx carried by recipients 1 and 2 - due date 12.05.20

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Open 2*

(see below) Lucarelli xx - covering sire of EMS Florence

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and florence's baby


Ard Amaretta (by Ice Man/Amaretto 1 ex Ard Caramel,Ohio/Iroko) in foal to Corporal VDL/Cardento) due date 15.05.20



(See below) covering sire VDL Corporal by Cardento

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She is by Ice Man (Amaretto I x Lux Z x Cassini ) – a young stallion, but his sire is a 1.60 show-jumper and his dam Perpetua is also a 1.60 show-jumper.
Amaretto I jumped the European Championship and the World Cup Final with Hugo Simon. Ice Man's dam 'Perpetua' won the CSI5* Grand Prix of Lummen with Willem Greve in 2008. His dam is also a half sister to Approved stallion 'Van Schijndels Optical' who came 2nd in the CSI4* Grand Prix of Copenhagen with Piet Raijmakers. His Grand dam is a half sister to approved stallion 'Casino' who competed European Championships, and half sister to 'Casita' who competed World Equestrian Games and Olympic Games.
The dam of this rising 4 year old filly, Ard Amaretta, is Ard Caramel who has already bred two 1.35 and a 1.45 horse, including Ard Golden Crisp who represented Ireland in the 7 year olds in Lanaken in the Autumn. Ard Caramel is also a full-sister of the 1.60 show-jumper Peninsula Emerald Lass, both by Ard Ohio and also half sister to Chanell II who is the dam of Cumano!




See more detail of Isoletta under her name on the drop-down menu....

Isoletta (by Untouchable/Hors La Loi 11/Papillon Rouge ex Promesse/Heartbreaker) now in foal ...

Isoletta's dam is three parts sister to the HSI Approved stallion Colandro, 4* for his own and his progeny's performance, and on both the WBFSH show-jumping and eventing rankings.

The Best French, Holsteiner and Dutch blood in 1 stallion: UNTOUCHABLE 27

Untouchable has by Lors La Loi II the blood of the French top breeding stallion Papillon Rouge (v. Jalisco B). Hors la Loi II jumped at international level under Rodigro Pessoa and descends directly from the Bourree bloodline (SF 32/33). On mothers side we find in the first place the founding father Heartbreaker. The grandmother (Chablis) is a daughter of the double Olympiad participant Carthago which has emerged after his sporting career as a topstallion. Untouchable comes from the super Holstein tribe 18A2

This motherline also includes Olympiad stallion Clinton, Classiker, Cardero, Caruso, Cobra, Lavender, Livingstone, Naples, Versace, Champs Elysées, Cristallo, and Cadett.

Untouchable is "the best". His jumping quality is extraordinary and he has blood, length and much respect.In 2008 Untouchable was finalist at the World Championships for 7 year olds in Lanaken. Since 2010 he was, with Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda Neto, 3rd in the Grand Prix CSI 5 * -GCT in Valencia, 6th in CSI 3 * in Nantes. Furthermore he was 8th at the CSI 5 * -W in Vigo and 10th in GP CSI 3 * in Arezzo.

Between 2010 and 2013 he won with Daniel Deusser, the 6-bars of CSI 4* in Vienna and the CSI3* in Vichy. He won numerous placings in i.e. the GP and the World Cup of CSI 5* in Helsinki, the GP of CSI 5* in Rio de Janeiro, the GP of CSI 5* of La Coruna.

Despite the limited number of offspring Untouchable already has several approved sons: Don’t Touch It M (AES and Holstein) - finalist at the World Championships for 5 year-olds, Untouched (Westfalen) - After the approbation (in 2009) sold for € 300.000 at the auction, Ulriko (Holstein), Unikato (Holstein), Unreal SEJH (DWB). Meanwhile, several of the first offspring are breaking through into the international sport. There is Untouched which was earlier this year, with Nick Skelton, 2nd in the GP CSI 4* of Wellington and who will be released from now on under the saddle of Ben Maher.

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Isoletta's sire Untouchable (SEE BELOW). The grandmother (Chablis) is a daughter of the double Olympiad participant Carthago which has emerged after his sporting career as a topstallion. Untouchable comes from the super Holstein tribe 18A2.


Carthago Z (breeder Erhard Krampitz, D - Empenwoehrder) is considered one of the most influential sires ever and the most important product of Capitol I. In his career he created a dynasty that is unequalled. Up until today Carthago Z has 73 stallions world-wide active in breeding and is of immeasurable value in the pedigrees of hundreds of international sport horses.

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JOMIRA: HER DETAILS ARE UNDER HER NAME ON THE DROP-DOWN MENU....see Ringfort Broodmares and click on her name.

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JOMIRA is in foal to the redoubtable VITTORIO and due to foal on or about the 27th July. Her foals will be Irish Sport Horses and be be eligible for a green book and registration in the Irish Horse Register.

2018 foals expected...

Three broodmares in foal for 2018.

Lady Portiana (Try Time/Numero Uno) in foal to Vittorio (Holst) - due date 23.06.18

Kandice Z (Kannan) in foal to I'm Special de Muze - due date 18.04.18

CSF Lulu (Luidam) in foal to Vittorio (Holst) - due date 18.06.18

(All foaled safely, all beautiful colts, but CSF Lulu's foal died at three months following an accident in the field.)

2017 foals born!

24.06.17 - filly by Je T'aime Flamenco born to Lady Portiana (Try Time/Numero Uno ex Cavalier Royale mare).


KANDICE Z CONFIRMED IN FOAL to I'm Special de Muze. Due Date 2018, April 18th.

09.05.2017 - CHESTNUT COLT born to CBI Land of Hope! Stable name Sam.

This foal has been sold - in-utero - to a client in Sweden. He will remain at Ringfort until weaned. The mare was put in foal at Ringfort to Douglas VDL for 2018 and sold with the foal in-utero to Sweden.


Two of our broodmares are due to foal shortly.

CBI Land of Hope by Womaniser out of a Landadel mare is in foal to Douglas VDL and due on the 4th May 2017. At the time of writing, 3rd of May, 2017, she is bagging but not waxing.

Lady Portiana who is by Try Time (Numero Uno) out of a Cavalier Royale mare is in foal to Je t'aime Flamenco. She is not due until June 18th. Her colt foal, (now a gelding), Ringfort Rocco Blue by Zirocco Blue, is two years old now.


Lady Portiana is in foal to Je T'aime Flamenco (above)


Lady Portiana has a two year old at Ringfort by Zirocco Blue (above) UPDATE: Ringfort Rocco Blue p.t.s. as a two year old having contracted sepsis from an injury.

First timers at Ringfort.

Kandice Z, by Kannan and whose damsire is by Ramiro Z out of a Voltaire mare, is on her way to Parkland Vets to be prepared for insemination with I'm Special de Muze..

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Some of our broodmares are retired or sold, but we still have their youngstock growing on, so their damline is important. viz...

Ringfort Heloise du Moulin by Cobra 18 out of Moulin Fontaine; Ringfort Reve du Moulin by Glasgow van't Merelsnest out of Moulin Fontaine; Ringfort L'Allegro by Tolegro out of Ushi.


Ringfort Reve du Moulin by Glasgow van't Merelsnest (above) out of Moulin Fontaine is now 2 years old.


Two year old by Tolegro (above) out of Ushi is now 2 years old.


Zirocco Blue (above)

Ringfort Rara Ruby

During one of my three short-lived retirements, our international 3* eventing mare (who, since her own retirement from eventing, has had five Ringfort colts), was given to a great friend and supporter of Ringfort.

We had always said we would never sell her but rather than just retire her to a field we gave her to this friend . She has had a foal by Diamond Discovery and is in foal for 2018 to the excellent Holstein stallion standing at Drumhowan Stud, Vittorio.

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