Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WBFSH Stallion Rankings for 2017 Released

The World Breeders Federation for Sport Horses published their list of top breeding stallions for 2017. In dressage, De Niro (who died just last month) was the top-ranked sire, with Sandro Hit second (up from 3rd in 2016). Chacco Blue was first for jumpers, a big leap from 8th in 2016, while Diamant de Semilly went from 1st to second. Contendro was top sire among eventers, with Jaguar Mail moving up from 4th to 2nd.

I invite you to use the new Search feature on to see which North American stallions have any of these top stallions in their pedigrees. I started with the top two sires in dressage and show jumping and found these stallions in North America:

  • We have a wonderful son of De Niro in North America: the Elite stallion Devon Heir.
  • Sternlicht is an exemplary grandson of Sandro Hit.
  • For a show jumping son of Diamant de Semilly, check out Daxibus Normandy.
  • Cornet Obolensky's is well-represented by grandson Coronet d'Honneur.

Please post in the comments below any other stallions you find on by these top sires!

Click here to search on

Click here to see the top ten results, and you can also download a PDF with the full results from that page.

For the eurodressage story on the passing of De Niro, click here.

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