LATEST NEWS : Virtuoso Morinda left Corsica in April 2015 for Normandy, sold to a great horse dealer who located him. We don't know yet if he will be staying in France or will be off to foreign climes. But bon voyage to you, Virtuoso !


Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda, 2014

Virtuoso Morinda à 4 years old, ridden by Amandine Maceri :


Here is the page created from his birth and which follows him until he was a three year old (sold once broken by our careful handling, in Corsica) :

Virtuoso Morinda, born on the 15th of May 2009 is a splendid colt by the homozygous stallion Ringo. We have been absolutely astonished by his size. He is really very large with magnificent presence, with a beautiful head (see below his photo at 6 days)

Virtuoso Morinda

We had not expected to see the arrival of such a large baby, still less since Rhapsodie Fontanel, although tall, is finely made, with a great deal of blood, and this was her first foal. We are, moreover, very relieved that she is reveling in motherhood. Bearing in mind her very distinct character (passed down from mother to daughter) she could just as easily have thrown her foal out of the box!

Virtuoso is a coloured colt from one of the best show jumping lines in France. Her line goes back to the famous Geisha N, the Grand Prix mare of Janou Lefebvre and mother of the Grand Prix Stallion Ephèbe for Ever.

The daughter of Geisha N, Bilitis du Defey, (by the foundation stallion Almé) produced, amongst others, the stallion Jaleo du Defey (who was exported). The line continued, via Habanera du Defey and La Danse du Fraigneau down to the magnificent Rhapsodie Fontanel, bought by the Morinda Stud.

Click on the link below to see Virtuoso's origins :

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda
Virtuoso Morinda, 5 weeks

The page of his mother Rhapsodie is accessible by clicking here :

Rhapsodie Fontanel

Rhapsodie started competition at 5 years old and now, at 6 (in 2011), she already proved that she was an excellent Jumper, with a lot of power. While as for Virtuoso, he is growing peacefully without the least little problem.

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda
Virtuoso Morinda, 11 months

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda 15 months, August 2010

Virtuoso Morinda


Virtuoso Morinda
Virtuoso 2 years old, May 2011

Virtuoso Morinda
Virtuoso 2 years old, May 2011

Virtuoso Morinda

Like all our other V foals, Virtuoso was broken in gently at the end of 2011. He has proved that he can move just as well under saddle as at liberty. In fact, the exceptional paces he has proved to have, have almost tempted us to dedicate him entirely to dressage. But…. Amandine Maceri, who has already bought several horses from us (including her best mazre Ziggy Stardust), loved him at first sight, and Virtuoso accepted her straight away. We know he’ll do very well with her. A new life for this splendid youngster who will bring luck to his youthful owner, without a doubt in some good jumping competitions.

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda, February 2012, 3 years old

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso Morinda

Departure

Virtuoso Morinda

Virtuoso made an excellent debut in competition in June 2013 (see the video below). He is very impressive which augurs well for his future. We think that he will go far.