15.3 hh bay Anglo-Teke*
by Welton Double Cracker out of Gulara (Elite)
A striking stallion with an exciting and quite unique blend of the best of British Sporthorse and Russian breeding
Registered with VNIIK (Russian Stud Book) reg. no. 122000105, passport no. 081-E/12
Licensed by the Anglo-European Stud Book
KYZYL DOUBLE or QUITS (Sam to his friends) has a beautiful, trainable temperament, very correct movement and and an enormous, scopey canter and jump. His bloodlines are full of courage, soundness and stamina.
Winner and four placings from his first five outings (see below), since when he has rarely come home empty-handed. He has not been out this year because of Covid-19.
Sam’s sire WELTON DOUBLE CRACKER is an international event horse. His grandsire DOUBLE TRIGGER is one of the outstanding long-distance racehorses of the last quarter-century, winning two Ascot Gold Cups and £500,000 total prize money. His grand-dam Baby Welton is an Advanced event horse by the immortal WELTON CRACKERJACK.
Sam’s dam GULARA, an elite-graded mare from Russia’s leading Stavropol Stud, never competed due to a head injury at two years. Her sire GAIGYSIS is the best Akhal-Teke stallion of his generation, and the most prolific sire ever of Akhal-Teke breed champions (sire and grandsire of four Russian champions and eight world champions).
The line of Welton Sporthorses has a history of more than fifty years, producing many Badminton and other 4* eventers including a European Champion, as well as Grand Prix dressage horses.
The Akhal-Teke – agile, tough, and supremely responsive to the sympathetic rider – is the world’s most versatile sporthorse, having set Olympic Dressage and USSR Showjumping Puissance records. The breed is the second fastest in the world (behind the English Thoroughbred), measured over distances from 1,000 to 4,000m. Added to these attributes is legendary stamina.
The Akhal-Teke, with its speed, bottomless stamina, resilience and quick intelligence, offers priceless genetic material. Kyzyl Double or Quits, combining these qualities with established and proven sporthorse bloodlines, is the ideal stallion to breed the twenty-first century event horse.