THE stables of Augustsson-Zanotelli and Ashford Farm have joined forces to make one of their stallions available for breeding. Co-owned Parfait van het Schaeck (Comme Il Faut x Diamant de Semilly) is approved by the BWP studbook and at just eight years old, has already sired two BWP-approved stallions.

“We bought Parfait because he impressed us in the national youngster classes and because myself and Enda Carroll know the qualities of his mother, Like a Diamond van het Schaeck, so well”, co-owner and rider Marlon Zanotelli explains. “We want Parfait to be available for breeding as well as focus on his development in the sport. On top of his incredible breeding lines, he combines a lot of quality and blood with a super character. He is also very light of the ground and has a fantastic rideability.”

Well-known dam line

The Brazilian showjumper currently holds the reins of both Parfait van het Schaeck and his mother Like a Diamond van het Schaeck. “Parfait is a very careful modern type horse with a lot of blood, partly thanks to his mother. Her pedigree was also a very important part on the decision of buying Parfait. This dam line is very successful and well-known for producing many Grand Prix and Championship horses. Like a Diamond herself is an absolutely amazing horse with many successes at the top-level of the sport. She is probably one of the best horses I’ve ever had the chance to ride,” he said.

Parfait has already sired two BWP-approved stallions from his first crop; Tattoo H&DB (ds. Kannan) and It’s Parfait van het Schaeck (ds. Nabab de Reve out of Exquis Walnut de Muze).