We have dreamt of the birth of a Tobiano foal with exceptional origins and above all, with a truly prestigious low line! But few extraordinary mares are served by coloured stallions!

The Fontanel breeding stables has agreed to attempt the experiment with 3 prestigious mares and in particular, Fantine du Defey, by Laudanum :

Click here to see Fantine du Defey's story and bloodline :

Fantine du Defey's presentation

On 30th March 2008, the foal Utahh Morinda was born and we were lucky that he is truly tobiano and, what's more, magnificently marked! One could say that Fantine used a mirror to get the spots perfectly distributed on both sides.

Click on the link below to see Utahh Morinda's origins :

Utahh Morinda

To our knowledge, Utahh Morinda, is certainly the Tobiano Foal with the best existing French low line. Fantine du Defey is directly related to the famous Grand Prix horse Flambeau C through her grandmother, Inula.

The only one who could possibly contest this title is Circée de l'Erdre's baby, Ulyss Morinda, who has just been born and is related to the famous Utricule, the Marc Roguet Grand Prix mare. Two male foals with prestigious origins!

Utahh was unfortunate to lose his foster mother, Koralie, in a few hours, from colics, and after a few days where he was fed from a bucket (so not to get used to the feeding bottle), he was readopted by a new mum, Gipette, with lots of milk. Everything went well and he has not suffered from this adventure which could have turned out badly. On the other hand, we were very sad not to have been able to save Koralie, despite having tried everything.

Utahh was sold off his mother at six months. We hoped that he would be brought up in such a way that he would fulfil all the promise he showed us.

Six years later - Utahh Morinda, belonging to our friend Marcel Lopez, having been approved as a stallion by the AES, was finally castrated since he was too hot headed. He is much calmer now as a gelding, and will now be properly starting his career as a sports horse.


AES Stallion approval, March 2013


AES Stallion approval, March 2013


AES Stallion approval, March 2013


First shows 5 years old, april 2013


Utahh 6 years old, Haras de la Chapelle, ridden by Charlotte Gambin-Houri


Utahh 6 years old, Haras de la Chapelle, ridden by Charlotte Gambin-Houri