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Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley





BWBS (Trakehner)

Sire: Holme Park Kalibre

Dam: Holme Grove Cezanne

Damsire: Holme Grove Prokofiev

Height: 153cms
Born: 2007
Graded: SPSS
Stud Fee: £350 NFFR
Semen: Please contact owners
Breeder: Sue & Mike Clarke
Owner: Sue & Mike Clarke
Location: South Scotland

Owner breeders Sue and Mike Clarke were beaming with pride and pleasure in October 2009 as they watched their 2 ½ year old colt, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley, become the first pure Trakehner Graded Pony Stallion in the world.


Bo Diddley was presented at the annual Sports Pony Studbook Society Grading by Tim and Bernadette of Woodcroft Trakehners and not only graded but was also awarded Reserve Champion.


For more information on where Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley will be standing for the 2018 stud season please contact Sue Clarke on 07807 558004 or




Holme Park Kalibre



Holme Grove Solomon (TBF) Fernando(Trak) Flugwind
Freude II


Holme Grove Schlobitten (Trak) Malachit
Schoene Schwalbe


Holme Park Kremona (Trak) Kostolany (Trak) Enrico Caruso


Kiara (Trak) Tenor


Holme Grove Cezanne (Trak) Holme Grove Prokofiev (Trak) Beg xx (TB) Gelikon


Pillar III (Trak) Goldino
Primadonna III


Holme Grove Cointreau (Trak) Elite H Hohenstein (Trak) Caprimond
Helena XIV


Holme Grove Chorus (Trak) Holme Grove Solomon
Home Grove Cordula VII


Holme Park Kalibre is a full brother to the graded Trakehner stallion Holme Park Krug. Kalibre is no longer entire and Bo is his only entire son. Kalibre is pursuing a dressage career with Natalie Banks and has won at Novice, Elementary & Medium levels and had top 3 placings at Advanced Medium.. Kalibre’s dam, Holme Park Kremona was carefully selected by Holme Trakehners as a breeding partner for their senior stallion, Holme Grove Solomon. In 1994, Solomon was awarded the title of “Runner-up Young Dressage Stallion of the Year” then in 1998 he was crowned “BHF Top British-bred Dressage Sire 1998”. The next year, he was runner up, then he was awarded the title again in 2000.




Holme Grove Cezanne is a graded BWBS pony mare and Bo Diddley is her first foal. Cezanne’s dam, Holme Grove Cointreau is dam of six foals and her granddam, Holme Grove Chorus, was Champion of her grading with a score of 9 for type.




Holme Grove Prokofiev is a German graded and performance tested Trakehner stallion who is by the Russian TB stallion Beg xx. Beg won money racing, show jumped to the equivalent of Grade A and won Grand Prix dressage in Germany. Prokofiev himself has won at Elementary, Medium, Advanced Medium and Prix St Georges dressage in the UK.  

By kind permission of Kevin Sparrow





The Reserve Champion of the 2009 SPSS Stallion Grading and making history by becoming the first pure Trakehner to Grade as a Sports Pony Stallion, Dowland K.O. Bo Diddley carries some of the best dressage bloodlines.


Bo Diddley scored a nine for his canter, which was described by the judges Lynne Crowden and Geoff Glazzard as “Athletic" with "good cadence and engagement of hindquarters”.  The judges described his loose jumping as having "natural freedom and a lot of scope". 


Bo is proving to be exceptionally trainable, with a super attitude to his work, and loves his jumping, where he shows great style and technique.


Offspring/Breeding Advice

Bo has an outstanding temperament and a superb loose jump. He carries some of the best dressage bloodlines and his foals, out of a variety of mares, have all inherited his lovely athletic movement and temperament. His oldest progeny will be backed in 2014/5.


Considered by the grading judges to be “an improver type with good elasticity”, Bo is an ideal sire to produce competition ponies and small competition horses. 


In 2016, one of his foals, Dowland Gee Whizz, was awarded an SPSS Premium with the judges commenting that she was “a lovely foal with three good gaits and of sport pony type”.


The video clip below shows Bo jumping in April 2015, despite having only started ridden jumping a few weeks earlier he's still showing a good natural aptitude





Dowland Gee Whizz

Dam: Bathleyhills Sea Dream. Born 2016

Breeder: Sue & Mike Clarke, Dowland Stud




Dowland Bravado

Bay colt. Dam: Broomford Bravado (by Maximillian Saluut)  Born: 12 Jun 2011. 

Breeder: Sue & Mike Clarke, Dowland Stud





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