We had leased Circée de l’Erdre to the Fontanel Stud to be inseminated by Utah van Erpekom (the Tobiano stallion ridden by John Whitaker) but we weren’t really hoping to obtain a coloured foal. Indeed, Circée had stubbornly given three flaxen chestnuts and only foals with this coat, despite her having been served by three dark or black bay stallions. Her famous grandfather (Laudanum) had a very powerful influence !

But on 23rd May 2008 we were surprised to see a magnificent male bay tobiano born! Greatly surprised!!!! The name was clear with a mother named Circée : This would be Ulysse turned Ulyss !

Ulyss when he was a foal /:

Click here to see Circee de l'Erdre's story and bloodline.

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

Ulyss Morinda

Ulyss Morinda is a magnificent foal, extremely strong and well turned out! His low line goes back to the famous Utricule by Monceaux (his late grandmother), one of the two Marc Roguet Grand Prix mares.

His main feature is currently the passion and energy he is showing ! He doesn't stop for a second except to drink and then sleep a little !

The famous Utricule with Marc Roguet

Piperazine Laleu out of Laudanum, Utricule's daughter

Below, Ulyss Morinda at 2 years old

Below, Ulyss Morinda at 3 years old, 2011 : the first jumps

Ulyss 3 years old, Selle Français stallion show, May 2011

His brother Sikkim Fontanel at 3 years old. Sikkim, very "signed" Laudanum, was sold as a stallion in Italy :

Sikkim Fontanel

Sikkim Fontanel

Here are pictures of his father, Utah van Erpekom with John Whitaker.

To see more pictures of Utah, click here.