Vidocq Morinda

News of Vidocq Morinda becoming an adult !

Scarlett Fontanel, the genetic mother of Vidocq is by the celebrated foundation stallion Diamant de Semilly, and out of Fantine du Defey , by Laudanum. This is the direct stock of the line of FLAMBEAU C, pillar of the French Team for eleven years during the 1970s with Frédéric Cottier. The partnership usually took the fourth position in the team for the Nations’ Cup since one could always count on them to bring off a faultless round. His sister Camera is a foundation mare of the Selle Français stud-book

Here are the details of his extraordinary maternal line which starts with Narcisse, the mother of Flambeau C and many other Grand Prix horses, passing through her daughter Inula (uterine sister of Flambeau C, a Grand Prix competitor herself and mother of other international winners and Camera) then Tess du Defey, Fantine du Defey and Scarlett Fontanel. The page below is dedicated to her line, from Inula to Fantine du Defey by Laudanum, and her own daughter Scarlett Fontanel, the mother of Vidocq and Vision.

From Narcisse to Scarlett Fontanel

At the start of 2015 Vidocq Morinda (still a stallion and, may I remind you, approved by the AES) was sold to a young Belgian rider. They had some very promising debut outings (take a look at the video of him as a six year old) but the partnership was not meant to be and in May 2016 Vidocq was sold again and went to Guy Watrin. For their first outing in the CSI of Hardelot, the partnership took a very good sixth place in the 1m20 against the clock. Vidocq showed impressive skill and a fantastic scopey jump.

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Following this the owner unhappily took him back from this rider and we have just bought back Vidocq Morinda for ourselves.

Here is the video of one of his first compétitions with his new owner :

Before this, in 2014, Vidocq (resold to a dealer specialising in horses competing at the highest levels) completed a good season in the 5 year old classes ridden by Allan Pacha. In July, he had a double clear in CIR at Lion d'Angers and has managed to accumulate 1300 euros in winnings so far. His uterine brother, Graf Diamant Z had already passed 2500 euros by the end of his 5 year old year. They demonstrate that their mother, Scarlett Fontanel (deceased) had some excellent produce, and it is very encouraging to think that we have kept at our stud Vision Morinda, the twin sister of Vidocq and the uterine sister of Graf Diamant Z (who has a string of double clears competing as a six year old...).

Vision Morinda had her first male by Canturo in 2014, sold to one of Gregory Wathelet's owners, and a beautiful filly by Troubadour by Wisbecq (Troubadour d'Aurel) in April 2015.


Here is the page created from the birth of this magnificent black and white Pie :

Vidocq Morinda, born on the 5th of June 2009, was produced by embryonic transfer. His sire is Ringo, the homozygous pied black stallion (a descendant of Furioso II) and his mother, Scarlett Fontanel is from two of the best lines of French Obstacle Horses.


Vidocq, 6 days old


Vidocq Morinda is a handsome colt whose size has truly astonished us. Vulcain Morinda, for example, is very big, but Vidocq is frankly immense, but nevertheless a blood horse. He is similarly very gentle and close to people.

The most astonishing thing is that Vidocq has an embryonic twin, implanted obviously in another foster mother. This embryo has equally prospered and has given Vidocq a sister, born on the 17th of June 2009. This splendid filly, named Vision Morinda, has a unique coloration : she is certainly a pied bay, but completely “spotted”. They are totally different physically! As well as her coat, Vision is much more lightly built than her brother. On the other hand, their characters are very similar. Each one as affectionate as the other.

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda was sold to a lady who had been seduced by this magnificent colt and the exceptional line he is from. It goes without saying what the future holds for him - becoming a stallion.

She kept him at her own home in the company of his inseparable companion Vulcain Morinda. Then, when the two colts were two and a half, they were sent to the stables of Alexandre Goar. They were broken in and Vidocq showed enormous scope over fences. Not only is he very powerful but he has both an innate sense and a respect for fences. It is obvious who is his grand father - Diamant de Sémilly.

In 2013, as a four year old, Vidocq (licensed by the AES at the end of 2012) is making his debut in the four year old competitions, like other young horses we bred.

Vidocq Morinda

Vidocq Morinda
Vidocq 3 years old

Vidocq Morinda
Vidocq, 4 Years old "Formation"