Oaks Diabella

Age: 9

Height: 16.3hh

Sire: Diarado

Dam: Baluna van het Appelsvoordehof (Kannan)

Level: 1.40m

Emma’s main ride for 2019 is this lovely mare. ‘Bella’ is the ultimate package for showjumping. Not only is she a powerpack of a horse with scope to burn but she also has the dream pedigree for breeding. Emma is very excited about this new partnership and will be campaigning this mare with the aims to step her up into Grand Prix.

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Diabella’s sire is the glamorous Diarado, who took his licensing year by storm with a perfect 10 over the free jumps. He also possesses wonderful movement and ridability. His sire, Diamant de Semilly has been one of France’s best stallions, several times national champion and with many progeny jumping internationally. Traits that are preeminent are intelligence, scope and balance.

Kannan is like a lollybag of European jumping blood, and his performance, and that of his progeny, is proving what a successful mix it is. Kannan was 2011 number 5 Jumping Stallion, and number 8 for Eventing in the WBFHIS rankings on the basis of his offsprings’ performances – and the eldest are only 9. He is also a producer of character and balance, as well as producing good mouths.

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