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Brando SD


Dark Bay




Sire: Hilkens Black Delight

Dam: Mirage

Damsire: Voyage

Height: 147cm – 14.2hh
Born: 2011
Graded: SPSS
Stud Fee:

Please contact Romanno Stud

Semen: Chilled/Fresh
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Debbie Bridges
Owner: Debbie Bridges
Location: Nr Elsrickle, Lanarkshire

Brando SD is a bold and friendly young stallion with an excellent temperament.  He is a son of the renown Hilkens Black Delight with an exciting dam line full of proven lines and legendary names including Downland Folklore, Brillant and Night-Star I.


For more information please see below, or contact Jennifer Gilchrist on 01899 810223; 07703 535179 or




Hilkens Black Delight

Branduardi M Black Boy Black Grannus


Gloria Valentino


Syrah Morbidelli Mozart II


Sira Black Boy


Mirage Voyage Valentino Downland Folklore


Mago Brillant


Moonlight Night-Star I Nalet ox


Melodie Nixen
Blackamoor Miranda

Sire: Hilkens Black Delight was 2005 Weser-Ems Stallion Licensing Champion, receiving high praise from the licensing committee and standing ovations from the crowd. He was described as being “as close to perfection as possible” and became the first pony stallion ever to be invited to the Oldenburg Stallion Parade. As a 4 year old he was State Champion and winner of his Performance test, scoring 10 from the guest rider and praised for his jumping, both X-country and over show jumps. In 2009, Black Delight became Weser- Ems 6-9 year-old Stallion Champion and qualified for the Bundeschampionate before being sold to France. His sire Branduardi M was successful at L-level in dressage & showjumping and his dam, Syrah also competed in dressage and L-level jumping.



Dam: Mirage is the dam of the 2015 SPSS Supreme Mare Grading Champion, Mystique (by Argentino) and of her full brother, Adonis, who was exported from Germany to USA where he was graded by the Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar.  Mirage is also the dam of the SPSS 2018 Supreme Youngstock Champion, a colt foal. Mirage’s dam, Moonlight is a daughter of the influential Night-Star I who was Reserve Bundeschampion (Jumping) and sire of Eventing Pony Euros Team & Individual Gold medal winner, Nelusko



Damsire: Voyage, a proven sire of dressage ponies whose progeny have won over €11K, is a son of Valentino, who was highly influential in Dutch & German part-bred Welsh sport pony breeding and was awarded the Sport predicate.



Brando SD is a bold and friendly young stallion with an excellent temperament.


As a foal he was awarded a High First Premium at the BEF Futurity and also at the Scottish Sports Horse grading.


Brando has only managed to have a short spell under saddle due to his owners work commitments but he always enjoyed his work and was constantly improving and moving forward with his dressage training. In the few outings he had he competed at affiliated novice level, where he qualified for the Petplan Area Festival and the Scottish Championships, and he received good marks and very positive comments from the judges. He is trained to elementary level.


One of Brando's highlights is his medium trot and this was also recognised by the grading judges commenting that he had “good freedom and cadence” in his free trot.


Offspring/Breeding Advice

Brando SD was available at stud for the first time in 2019 and his first foals are eagerly awaited in 2020..


He has an exceptional temperament as well as being from renowned German dressage and jumping bloodlines and definitely has that ‘look at me’ factor!


His consolidated German Riding Pony breeding with his pedigree full of proven competition bloodlines should make him a good cross for pure and part-bred native, Arab & British Riding Pony mares as well as for other German Riding Ponies or to reduce the height on horse mares.




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