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Mighty Bright






Sire: Metall

Dam: Barons Bright Light

Damsire: Baron B VII

Height: 157 cms
Born: 2013
Graded: Provisionally Licensed SPSS with covering permission for 2020 - 2022
Stud Fee: Please contact owner
Semen: Please contact owner
WFFS result: Has not been supplied to SPSS
Breeder: Rachel Howard
Owner: Rachel Howard
Location: near Whitland, Carmarthenshire

Mighty Bright is an exciting combination of the legendary Metall (sire of GB Olympic Dressage Gold Medallist Uthopia) and Baron B. 


For more information please see below, or contact Rachel Howard - 07970 666132;  or  










Le Mexico (SF)

Pia (KWPN)




Farn (Holst)

Upianne (KWPN)




Ramiro Z


Raimond (Holst)

Valine (Holst)







Barons Bright Light


Baron B VII




Absatz (Hann)
Ottomane (Hann)




Securius (Hann)
Flicka (Hann)


Galants Gaya VII




Galan (Hann)
Wurdevolle (Hann)




Argentan (Hann)
Un-named (Hann)


Metall got the highest mark of the 'M' year at his licensing and his first foals made him 2001 Offspring Inspection Champion and the same year he also won several stallion classes.  He was Vice-Champion at the 7 year old final at S'Hertogenbosch before competing successfully up to Prix St Georges level.   He is the sire of several Grand Prix horses and licensed stallions the most notable being Carl Hester's ride at the 2012 Olympics, Uthopia, with whom Carl won Team Gold to add to the Team Gold and Individual & Kur Silver medals they won at the previous year's European Championships - where he received several perfect 10s including from all 7 judges for one of the extended trot movements.  Metall has several other licensed sons (including Special D, Maserati, and UFO) and his 40% thoroughbred blood is said to have made him an elegant mover and given his progeny a lightness and they are known for being uphill, with lots of lift in the forelimbs, very refined with beautiful heads and their conformation scores tend to be very high.


Metall has produced noteworthy jumping horses, too such as Kate Ivys Rentall, and Ucento a European Young Rider contender, who won a medal in 2010.


Metall is from two foundation bloodlines - Ferro and Ramiro Z.  His sire, Ferro, is a dressage legend who competed at the highest level, including at the Olympics (Team Silver, 2000) and World Equestrian Games (6th individually) ridden by Coby van Balen. The pair were also second in the 1999 World Cup Final. Ferro then went on to produce a dressage dynasty, with his most notable offspring including Negro (sire of World, European and Olympic gold medallist Valegro), Rousseau (sire of many licensed stallions including Blue Hors Zac), Kennedy and Rhodium.


Metall's damsire, Ramiro Z, is one of the greatest producers of sport horses and stallions worldwide, having sired several international championship horses, including the Olympic Gold medallist Ratina Z. Metall is from the Dutch mare line 8, well known as the "Reina line", which belongs to the best mare lines in Dutch breeding. This line produced the stallions Bonaparte Z, Charmeur, Drakdream (performance test winner), Eros, Fuerst Frederik, Johnson (stallion champion), Kapriool, Mendel, Sir Primeur, Sultan, Udarco, and Waldo.



Barons Bright Light is out of a mare by Galant, a Hanoverian stallion who, according to Horse Telex, Showjumped to Grand Prixk (1.40m level).  Galant's sire, Galan, was also the sire of the Hanoverian gelding Garlic, who won over 170,00 in jumping classes.



Baron B VII (originally named Baron Byhj) was imported to the UK from Denmark as a yearling. He is said to have been typical of his sire's progeny being a big-framed bay horse and a nice mind and he also had good athletic movement (from his damline) .  He was a popular sire in the late 1980s and 1990s and in the 2000 edition of the Sport Horse Annual 2000 (based on information up to the end of 1999), his progeny had amassed over 5,000 dressage points, 461 point with the British Horse Trial Association (the forerunner to British Eventing) and 2,641 with BSJA. These dressage points meant that Baron B topped the British Horse Database Leading Living Dressage Sire Ranking by Total Progeny Winnings for Winter 1999 - and ranked 3rd when just progeny winnings in 1999 were considered. He also topped the ranking from 1995 to 1998.



Mighty Bright attended the BEF Futurity in 2013 as a foal and was awarded an overall score of 8.68, so gaining a Higher First Premium in the Dressage section.  All of his individual scores were 8/5 or more and he received a 9 for his frame and 8.75 for both trot and canter.


He was backed without any problems and has been straight forward with his ridden work, there being no need for him to be ridden more than a few times a week.



Offspring/Breeding Advice

Mighty Bright's first foal, Mountainhaze Mighty Dapper, was born in 2019 and as a foal he was evaluated by the SPSS and the British Breeding Futurity, gaining both an SPSS Gold Premium and a Futurity Gold.


Mighty Bright has a pleasant personality and enjoys attention.  He is laid back both in a stabled or field environment.  He is sociable with other horses and he has very happily shared his field with a gelding as an adult. 



Mountainhaze Mighty Dapper

Born 2019, out of Everglades By Request (Questa Sea Pearl of Barkway x Rosevean Sea Fever)


Awaiting photo ....



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