Alert - Equine Influenza Virus

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Equine influenza is a highly contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory system of the horse. Since December last year we have been seeing an increased number of cases of EIV in Northern Europe with the first reported UK case on the 2/1/2019.

Please read this article by Towester Onley Equine Vets to help protect your own and others equine stock.  










Breeding British publish article about Gemini’s Sport Horse GB Graded Stallion, Classic Opera

Breeding British published an article written by Sacha Shaw on the 1st December 2018. The article discusses Classic Opera’s breeding heritage and what makes him, and his progeny, exceptional sport horses and traditional show horses alike. 

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Please fill out the form below to view or download our Breeding British article on Classic Opera.











Full Brothers – Classic Opera and The Classic Composer Consistently Winning B.E. Events

Keeping good looks and performance in the family, the full brothers The Classic Composer and the stallion Classic Opera have knocked up an impressive three WINs in B.E. Events between them. 

The Classic Composer who is now 8 years old has the most incredibly consistent record including:-

  • Great Witchingham – Intermediate -  WON
  • Catton Park – Intermediate – 2nd
  • Little Downham – Intermediate Novice – 4th
  • Aston Le Walls – Open Novice – 3rd
  • Oasby – Open Novice – 6th
  • Aston Le Walls – Intermediate Novice – 2nd
  • Aston Le Walls – Novice – WON
  • Buckminster – Novice – 4th
  • Keysoe – Novice Regional Final – 5th
  • Eland Lodge – Novice – 5th
  • Norton Disney – Novice – 8th

(The Classic Composer is now owned by Steve Revell)

Classic Opera won his first BE Event as a 5 year old on his dressage score in the 20s at Speetley.

Wildfire Gemini Stud Classic Opera & The Classic Composer

2018 New Foals - Meet Classic Opera and The Classic Composer’s new half brother

Meet the new half brother to Gemini's Stallion Classic Opera and the intermediate eventer The Classic Composer. Out of Weltmusik, who was the highest ranked broodmare for dressage in Great Britain in 2007, under the BEF Broodmare Rankings, and a Hanoverian Elite Graded mare herself. This 2018 colt foal is by the young SJ Stallion Comfort. Comfort was Reserve Champion Stallion at the Oldenburg Licensing at Vechta. This colt foal will be black and is expected to be 16.2hh. His dam is the dam of a Licensed Stallion, a HOYS Cuddy Finalist, and the Intermediate Eventer The Classic Composer who has 53 BE points as an 8 year old.

The Classic Composer WINS his Intermediate Section at Great Witchingham

The full brother to the Gemini Stallion Classic Opera was second in his first intermediate at Catton Park earlier in June and then won his second intermediate at Great Witchingham later the same month.  At Great Witchingham, The Classic Composer and Lisa Freckingham led their Intermediate section from the start with a superb dressage of 26.1 and then finished the day winning the section. 

The Classic Composer and Lisa Freckingham are seen here boldly jumping into the water at Great Witchingham.

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The Classic Composer 2nd at Catton Park

Delighted for Lisa Freckingham and the full brother to Gemini's Stallion Classic Opera  - The Classic Composer – as the pair are second in their very first Intermediate Event together at Catton Park.  The pair did a stunning dressage test in the 20’s putting them second after dressage and kept their place over the next two phases to end second in a very hotly competed section.

The pair are pictured below here as they jump the skinny as you come out of the water fence at Catton Park – picture courtesy of Action Replay Photography.

The Classic Composer

Gemini News - Spring 2018

After a rather long Winter, Spring is just around the corner and we are looking forward to the start of a new competition and stud season.

Gemini's Classic Opera ended his 5 year old first season winning a BE Event on his dressage score in the 20s and attracted some wonderful mares to stud. Having already had the  Burghley CCI**** mare Bunratty Rose he went on to have bookings to a mix of eventing and showing mares, including both HOYS and Royal International finalists. 

   
  
    
  
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     Sport Horse GB Graded Stallion Geminis Classic Opera - rising 6 years old

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     Stallion Classic Opera Eventing last season as a 5 year old with Lisa Freckingham

Stallion Classic Opera Eventing last season as a 5 year old with Lisa Freckingham

We continue to follow Gemini’s Classic Opera’s full brother who is 16.2hh and had a terrific season eventing last year. The rising 8 year old bay gelding called The Classic Composer, was second in his first Intermediate novice at Aston Le Walls, was 17th at Somerford Park International CCI* and heads for his first Intermediate later this spring and all being well is bound for a CIC** later this year.

   
  
    
  
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     Stallion Classic Opera Eventing last season with Lisa Freckingham as a 5 year old

Stallion Classic Opera Eventing last season with Lisa Freckingham as a 5 year old

The Classic Composer - 16.2hh Full Brother to Geminis Classic Opera

We continue to follow Gemini’s Classic Opera’s FULL brother in his eventing career. The 16.2hh gelding had a terrific season eventing last year with Lisa Freckingham and has been sold to Steve Revell. The rising 8 year old bay gelding called The Classic Composer, was second in his first Intermediate novice at Aston Le Walls, won his novice at Aston Le walls and was 17th at Somerford Park International CCI* and heads for his first Intermediate later this spring and all being well is bound for a CIC** later this year. He how has a total of 24 British Eventing points and 28 British Eventing Foundation Points.

   
  
    
  
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    The Classic Composer eventing last season with Lisa Freckingham in 2017

The Classic Composer eventing last season with Lisa Freckingham in 2017

   
  
    
  
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    The Classic Composer Eventing in 2017 with Lisa Freckingham

The Classic Composer Eventing in 2017 with Lisa Freckingham

   
  
    
  
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    The Classic Composer at home in 2017, photo by Tessa Smith

The Classic Composer at home in 2017, photo by Tessa Smith

Gemini’s Classic Valentine, the full sister to Classic Opera, had a terrific season with Steve Pitt and Vicky Smith with her in-hand showing in 2017, resulting being Reserve Champion at the NPS Summer Championships in the same class that her full brother Gemini’s Classic Opera was Champion in 2015.

   
  
    
  
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     Gemini's Classic Valentine at the NPS Summer Championships where she was Reserve Champion