Audace 2016

Audace Kalone has become in 2016 a magnificent six year old mare who measures 18 hands (1.80 m). After spending time in Corsica where she was sold to as a three year old we bought her back with the aim of having her covered by Ulyss Morinda: a cross breeding which pleases us enormously above all because Audace is a daughter of Visage Van de Olmenhoeve with an excellent dam (see further down the page). Like all of Visage’s progeny she has lots of style and good blood.


Audace May 2016

Before returning her to being a brood mare, we kept her for several months in work in order to come to know her better and to see her potential over fences, where she proved herself to be very promising. We didn’t ask too much of her since she was extremely green in her work. She really didn’t know how to do very much.


Audace May 2016


Audace May 2016


Audace May 2016


Audace May 2016


Audace May 2016


Audace May 2016

Audace visibly appreciates her new life as a brood mare since she proved to be in foal from her first insemination by Ulyss Morinda. We are waiting for the arrival of this splendid foal with impatience. We already know that Audace is a wonderful mother since she had a foal from Diamant de Semilly two years ago.

Here is a presentation of Audace which we made in the year of her birth when we bought her after she was weaned:

This magnificent filly, by Visage Van de Olmenhoeve out of Idée du Bourg, was born on the 24th of May 2010 at the Kalone Stud.

Audace Kalone

In 2009, we suggested Visage to the Kalone Stud for their beautiful mare Idée du Bourg (Socrate de Chivré x King’s Road x Amour du Bois). Magali loved the stallion and decided to use him in the hope of producing a coloured foal.

Here is the result (photos taken when she was only 3 days)

Audace Kalone

Audace Kalone is a fine big filly, elegant but with plenty of bone. Her head bears the mark of Visage. We fell in love with her as soon as we saw her and as she was for sale, we immediately bought her. The crossing of Visage and Idée has been a perfect success.

Audace Kalone

Here is how her breeder describes her:

"She is a big classy filly possessing charisma, a very good shoulder, a fine rump, good bone, and on top of it, a beautifully marked tobiano coat".


Audace at 4,5 month


Audace at 4,5 month


Audace 1 year old, 2011


Audace 1 year old, 2011


Audace 1 year old, 2011


Audace 1 year old, 2011


Audace 18 months old, winter 2011/2012


Audace 18 months old, winter 2011/2012


Audace 18 months old, winter 2011/2012


Audace at 2 years old, May 2012


Audace at 2 years old, May 2012

Audace was brought into work in July 2012 as a two year old. As we were expecting she accepted it with equanimity : nothing but a formality for her. She is now returning to her life as a youngster. During 2013 she will be put back into work with the intention of preparing her for the Four Year Old Classics, unless she is purchased by one of the many fans of beautiful coloured Sports Horses.


Audace, 2 years old, July 2012


Audace, 2 years old, July 2012


Audace, August 2012


Audace, August 2012


Audace, August 2012

As a four year old Idée du Bourg was a brilliant winner with 14/14 courses completed without incurring any faults at all. She was placed equal 8th in the Championships, classed as Elite and ISO 135.

She was bought by Michel Hécart, the famous International rider (ex rider of one of the best horses in the world, Itot du Chateau now ridden by Edwina Alexander) and unfortunately, she got injured during the winter. A real shame as Michel Hécard has bought her in order to compete one day at the highest level. She had to become a broodmare.


Idée du Bourg


Idée du Bourg

Two of her uterine brothers compete internationally : Dandy du Bourg (CSIO) ridden by Luis Astolfi (Jeux de Jerez) and Cascadeur du Bourg , (CSI).

His first two offspring to have reached the age of competition are going very well :

Op'La de la Roque was 5th in the 4 year old Hunter Championships, then a finalist as a 5 year old, and

Queenie de la Roque was classified in CSI competitions for young horses ridden by Alain Bourdon. She had a very good 2010 season in the 6 year old A (double clear at Nantes in May 2010 then double clear at CIR Lion d’Angers). We shall see her in the final for 6 year olds at Fontainebleau!

Op'La de la Roque

Queenie de la Roque, 4 years old


Queenie de la Roque, 6 years old

Utopie Kalone, another daughter of Idee (3 years old in 2011) is ready to follow in their footsteps :

Utopie Kalone, 2 and a half years old

The year following the birth of Audace, Idee gave us her full brother, Besame d'As Morinda, who is destined to become a stallion. The very least we could say about him is that as a mere two year old he is already showing great potential over obstacles.


Besame april 2013

Besame, second time free jumping, april 2013

Socrate de Chivré, the sire of Idée du Bourg, has performed well himself.

This stallion is one of the most valuable in French breeding, already with a significant legacy of offspring of which a large proportion are indexed between 130 and 160.

In 2009 Socrate de Chivré appeared at 15th in the chart of best sires of brood mares producing young horses.

Socrate de Chivré