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Ibrahim was discovered by the legendary horse dealer, Alfred Lefevre at a local show in Caen. He bought him from his breeder, René Haize for 500 francs.

Ibrahim’s dam, Vaillante went on to produce a number of other foals for Mr Haize including the State Stud stallion, Mersebourge and a number of good broodmares by Gagne Si Peu. However it was her first foal, by The Last Orange who was to assure Vaillante her place in history. The Last Orange was born in 1941 and stood at St Lô from 1945-1952. He descended from the famous Thoroughbred lines of Eclipse, Matchem and Herod, through his sire, Orange Peel – who was considered the progenitor of the modern Normandy horse. In all, Orange Peel sired 19 sons from 1924-40 at St Lô.

In 1956, Ibrahim won the title of champion of his age group and was sold to the State Stud St-Lô and stationed at Sartilly.

Ibrahim was the most famous Stallion at the St Lô Stud in the 60's & 70's . He bred between 1956 and 1973, but took some time to gain popularity.

His first crop of three year olds mainly sold abroad, with two of his sons going to Switzerland, and a two year old – Ofelus du Mesnil - to Belgium. In his first years as a stallion he even bred with Normandy Draught mares. He covered 40 heavy mares between 1956 and 1966, and in 1961 he was so shunned that he bred not one single sport horse!

Norvale one of his 1957 crop, she had produced several foals before she began her sporting career as an eight year old with Jean-Michael Gaud. The pair graduated to international ranks, and were soon joined by others – Petit Prince C and Alain Navet, Quo Vadie with Michel Raoul-Duval. The following year, Jean-Michael Gaud produced another jumping star, Tango C.

In 1970 Ibrahim progeny were the stars at Fontainebleau when his four year olds dominated the jumping finals: Alcazar D, Aurore C, Azimut, Arteban and Almé – while the five year old class was won by the mare Val de Loire B.

Some of his best stallions were : Almé, Digne Espoir (Kibrahim), Double Espoir, Elf III, Quastor, Dynamique, Ukase, Tanael, Cor De Chasse in France, Fantastique, Hedjaz in Belgium, Viveur, Que D'Espoir (Switzerland)

In CSI, his best products were : Norvale, Quo Vadis, Orsietain, Tango C (1st Berlin Grand Prix ), Taxi De Sartilly, Uri B, Varin, Val De Loire B (Olympic Games, Montreal, Horse of the Year USA), Valacampagne, Alcazar D, Artaban, Bavolette, Denis de Vauptain, Iman d'Or … Ibrahim was classed 1st in the list of French Stallions producing winners in CSO in 1970, 1974 & 2nd in 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1975.

Even today the influence of Ibrahim is strong. In the six year old finals at Fontainebleau in 2002 an analysis of the 20 top stallions (ie. those with at least 3 horses in the event) shows Ibrahim blood in 15 of the 20, especially through Almé but also Jalisco!

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Breeding Stallions

High Offley Stud has a selection of top quality breeding stallions to choose from Froufrou D’anchin, Sunnora's Sun, Arturo 9 and Crocodile Dundy Z. All High Offley Stud stallions have excellent breeding and characteristics to excel as a sports horse in a variety of different spheres whether it be show jumping, dressage or eventing. Using our stallions could help you produce quality young stock for the future.