Tell us more about the stallions that you have had over the years, which ones you think have been the most influential to sport horse breeding both in the UK and world-wide?
"After Sussex Diamond we had Magic Motion, he went on to win a Gold Medal at the Pan Am Games in the 90's with his new owners. Then a trakehner, Tropic Star [known as Dinner, I had just watched the film - A fish called Wanda!!]. Dinner was a winner at Hickstead amongst other shows, he suffered a fatal injury too early in life.
Next was Maestro Nativio aka Supper!!, he carried a lot of thoroughbred [Native Dancer] and blood lines to Alme Z; he shares the same dam as Ludo Phillephaerts' World Cup horse: Parco. He was a step forward being a more modern blood type. An International Grade A, he jumped International Trials and the Hickstead Derby before being sold abroad. His progeny have been successful in all three of the major disciplines, his best known son being the aptly named “Buddy Bunn”, winner of the 2004 Hickstead Derby for Mr Douglas Bunn when ridden by John Whitaker. Times Square was an advanced eventer and Brendon Stud offspring have won and qualified for the Blue Chip Winter Finals, RIHS and WBFSH Young Horse show in Lanaken. I would love to still have this one.
After Supper came Hamilton III, another Belgian warmblood carrying the blood of Elf III, Mourne Mountain xx, going back to Hyperion xx. Hamilton is the sire of many BSJA jumping horses as well as Eventers. All the mentioned stallions reached Grade A with the BSJA, proving they were winners!"