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DeLaRoche Brillanz



Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography



Sports Pony (SPSS)

Sire: Bernwode Brokat

Dam: Evelina-S

Damsire: Prins Alfred

Height: 138cm
Born: 2010
Graded: SPSS
Stud Fee: Please enquire for 2015 availability
Semen: Please enquire for 2015 availability
Breeder: Lucy Sheldrake, Delaroche Stud
Owner: Lucy Sheldrake & Amelia Struel
Location: Near Taunton, Devon

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

For more information please see below, or contact – Lucy Sheldrake – 01437 711005; Mobile 07989 334929;   or 


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Brillanz and co-owner, 11 year old Amelia, relax after

their first Pony Club Rally together

(April 2015)




Bernwode Brokat



(Benedict of Piran)


Piran John Halifax


Bwlch Hill Wind (BRP)

Arden Domin (PBA)


St Lawrence Lilactime


Arthur Sullivan xx

Downland Candytuft (Welsh PB)


Cornelia (DRP)

Diamant II


Dakota I (DRP)

Narzisse (DRP)



(DRP/Welsh PB)

Cilwych Frantic (BRP)

Crwdryn Betsan (Welsh)


Evelina-S (NRPS/SPSS)

Prins Alfred (NRA)

Abdullah Nomar vh Oosterveld


Abdullah (ox)

Nomari (ox)




Ferdinand (NRA)

Uletia (NRA)


Sendy (Dutch NF)

Merrie Moscan


Merrie Mercury (NPS)

Merrie Moth (NPS)


Slinghoeve's Mitzita (Dutch NF)


Rexwinkel Mintie


Brillanz’s sire Bernwode Brokat needs very little, if any, introduction. Brokat was imported from Germany by Bernwode Stud as a 2yo & currently at 18yo he is still very much proving his worth as a member of the GB International Pony Dressage Squad. He has represented Great Britain in international competitions on numerous occasions over the intervening years & with several pony riders, gaining him SPSS Elite status. Brokat was BEF Futurity Leading Sire of Sports Ponies in 2009, 2010 & 2011, he was awarded the SPSS Dancer Medal in 2009 and the SPSS Trophy in 2012, in recognition of his contribution to British breeding and international competition.


Brokat truly is an Elite sports pony stallion & it is our dream that Brillanz will emulate his brilliant father in every sense, as both a successful competition pony & a leading sire. Brillanz certainly has started off on the right footing by standing Reserve Champion at the 2014 SPSS Stallion grading, exhibiting beauty, intelligence, athleticism & his outstanding temperament.



Brillanz’s dam Evelina-S is a NRPS Dutch bred pony approved in Holland and subsequently Weser-Ems approved in Germany, where she had two foals by Brillant. She was the first broodmare to be imported to the UK by Bernwode Stud for whom she consistently produced top quality foals by a selection of top European pony stallions, before being purchased by Delaroche Stud in 2007. Her offspring inherit her extravagant movement and kind temperament - Bernwode Aslan (by Apslau), Bernwode Benedict (SPSS Licensed stallion by Brokat, full brother to Brillanz), Delaroche Breve (by Brokat, BEF Futurity highest marked sports pony yearling 2008), Delaroche Laureve (by Lauriston, BEF Futurity Elite marked sports pony yearling).


Evelina-S ranked as the 2009 BEF top ‘all time’ dam of sports ponies and was awarded the honour of The British Equestrian Federation ‘Leading Dam of Sports Ponies’ at the Breeders Awards Dinner in London in January 2010. Evelina’s damline includes the notable NF sires Merrie Moscan and Merrie Mercury.



Evelina’s sire Prins Alfred is a part bred Arabian recognized in Holland as a brilliant and much utilised sport pony producer. He competed successfully in both Show Jumping and Dressage and has sired many Champions and Keur & Ster daughters.



DeLaRoche Brillanz - 2014 SPSS Reserve Champion Stallion.


Brillianz arrived during the afternoon of Easter Sunday 2010 & was immediately very special, earmarked here at Delaroche Stud as having stallion potential from that day on. Now some four+ years later, with Brillanz as a licensed pony stallion, the dedication, determination & hard work for everyone truly begins. The grading judges’ superb comments & the fantastic marks awarded act as fuel for this process, they are positive encouragement reinforcing our belief in him, once again identifying & highlighting Brillanz’s potential for the future. It is our very real intention to realise all this potential – to prove his worth.

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography

‘Good marching walk with overtack’

‘Good ground cover & balance’

‘Free in his movement’

‘Very willing pony’

‘Superb temperament’

‘Exceptionally well put together’


Through his part owner's mother, Rachel Struel, Brillanz has an expert trainer to guide him, along with his young jockey Amelia Struel to competition success. We are all very excited for their future together!


Offspring/Breeding Advice
As well as having top pony bloodlines, Brillanz is also beautifully engineered for dressage with the very trainable brain & temperament prerequisite to being a successful competition pony stallion & sire. 2017 will be Brillanz’s first year at public stud.

Photo by kind permission of Julia Shearwood Photography


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