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Brando SD


Dark Bay







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

Chilled semen £250 NFFR

Frozen semen £300 NFFR

Semen: Chilled/Frozen
Breeder: Debbie Bridges
Owner: Debbie Bridges
Location: Nr Forth, South 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, Facebook (Sidewood Dressage) or contact Debbie Bridges on 07779 259123 or




Hilken's 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: Hilken’s 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 also 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’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. He enjoys his work and is constantly improving and moving forward with his dressage training. As a foal he was awarded a High First Premium at the BEF Futurity and also at the Scottish Sports Horse grading. He has had a couple of competition outings at Novice level and received good marks and very positive comments from the judges. One of his 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. He will be out competing in affiliated dressage competitions in 2017.



Offspring/Breeding Advice

As a newly licensed stallion, Brando SD will be available at stud for the first time in 2017. 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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