Watt du Colombier
2009 (chestnut-born) grey stallion 1.51m high
Sire: Arques Perspex
Dam: Primera (by Persik)
Full pedigree: https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/watt+du+colombier
Best results: 2x 160 km (3* FEI)
2019 part of team for European Championships for The Netherlands
* Performance premium stallion of the Dutch Arab studbook (given after at least 3 rides over 120 km)
* Premium Ridden Merit Stallion with the Arab Horse Society Brittain
Proven pedigree and proven performance!
Esther bought this stallion from the best French proven endurance lines when he was 18 months old. The only way to be able to afford such a promising horse like Watt du Colombier was to buy him young and hope he would be as good as his pedigree promised. And he was! With Watt, Esther has made the Dutch endurance squad, competing in the European Championships. Because proving Watt in competition was the most important task as of 2019 he has not been at stud yet and we eagerly await his first foals, likely in 2021.
Watt is a strong, compact stallion, measuring 1.51m. He has good conformation, well-shaped feet and a super canter. Watt has a low rest pulse and the typical fast “Persik recovery” in work. He is a gentleman, impeccably behaved at any event, and always 100% focused on the job ahead. He loves endurance, and it is clear he is the product of many decades of successful French endurance breeding. Both his sire and dam have produced champions, and Watt has many half, ¾ and even closer relatives that have done very well in endurance.
Watt has completed 2 160 3* events up to 2019, and he was part of the Dutch national endurance squad. He competed in the 2019 European championships and loves big events like this. Unfortunately it has become much harder for us to come to Europe to compete after Brexit so we have had to re-evaluate our options and we are now staying in the UK, competing at lower levels as we have achieved so many goals already.
Until 2019 all focus was on performance, every year there was a new challenge for Watt and Esther, so he was not used for breeding to minimise risks. But since 2020 Watt is available at stud! He will continue to compete at a lower level, and he will combine his rides with his stud duties.
Watt has produced 2 stunning colt foals in 2021, both awarded gold premium at the Britsh Breeding endurance futurity. Anglo Colt Voltage Akhdhar got the highest marks and he is an exceptionally well-put-together young man, with super efficient gaits and a sweet gentle personality. His half-brother Elektrik Akhdhar is full Arab and has his mother's long legs and his grandfather Moreno's cheeky personality. Both are exciting prospects for the future. In 2023 Rik's full brother NRG (Energy) was born. Again a super colt, which in turn did well in the futurity gradings. This cheeky chestnut colt will be kept for the future.
In 2024 we hope for 2 new foals by Watt, Voltage will hopefully have a full sibling, and Asphodele is also expecting a foal by Watt.
Watt is standing in the UK, he is available frozen for both UK and Europe. He can cover live with well behaved experienced mares, or we can arrange fresh AI. As Watt is a premium stallion, all AHS foals will be registered with a discount, more discount for premium performance mares. Please contact Groen Equestrian for prices and terms and conditions for using Watt. More information on the benefits of using a Premium stallion you can find here: http://www.ahs-premium.org.uk/