Stallions - Skip & Sea

SKIP & SEA
CLASS 1 RID IRISH DRAUGHT STALLION
GRADED IDHS(GB)), SHB(GB) AND HSI GOLD MERIT SHOWING PROGENY
Sire: SKIPPY TOO (SKIPPY) Dam: SEA MIST (SEA CREST)

Skip and Sea is a stunning Irish Draught stallion standing 16hh with 9.5 inches of good flat bone. He carries the best international performance bloodlines through Skippy and Sea Crest. His grandsire, Skippy was a prolific sire of sport horses generally including the elite sport horse Advanced Event Stallion Jumbo. Skip and Sea’s sire Skippy Too has sired a number of international event horses including Skip On and Hop and Skip. Hop and Skip ridden by Dirk hrade was selected for and won the team Gold Medal for Eventing at the 2013 Europeans at Malmo. In addition on his dams side, Riverbank is the grandsire of Zara Phillips MBE (now Tindall) top event horse Toytown.

Sea Crest, himself a Grade A SJ stallion needs no introduction as the sire of the legendary Cruising also a Grade A SJ. Cruising has sired numerous top competition horses including Cruiseline, World Cruise, Lenamore to name a few. Skip and Sea’s breeding is without doubt an exceptional proven genepool with Jumbo 4th and Cruising 5th on the WBFSH Eventing Rankings for 2013.

Skip and Sea has outstanding conformation and is a short coupled supple athletic horse with expressive straight paces, being very light on his feet with an active ground covering walk and a huge powerful and scopey jump. He has a genuinely kind temperament, and oozes presence, masculinity and enthusiasm for life. He is a very tough sound horse with excellent hard feet. Skip and Sea is a brave horse with an excellent brain.

Skip and Sea is renowned for his exceptional fertility. Indeed he won the IDHS(GB) Hazevern Fertility Award in 2009 and 2010, 3rd in 2011 and 2nd in 2012, and won again in 2017. This is no mean feat as he gets a lot of mares with long term fertility issues visiting him in the hope of getting infoal! Skip and Sea is proving to be very prepotent and is a definite improver stallion with his progeny upgrading the previous generation.

His progeny are truly outstanding both pure and partbred winning all major county shows and championships. Listed below are a few, to view photographs of these and more please click on Progeny Photos.

Hop & Skip - Gold Medal Europeans 2013
(Skip & Sea's half brother)

Skip On - Crosss Country
(Skip & Sea's half brother)

2017
1st Ridden ID Royal Three Counties Show
2nd ID Yearling Filly Royal Three Counties Show
3rd Inhand Gelding or Stallion IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
2nd Ridden ID Blue Chip Ridden IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st Ridden ID IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
3rd Yearling Filly IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st & Qualfied HOYS and RIHS HW Hunter Class Royal Cornwall
1st & Champion HW Hunter Berkeley Castle Show
1st & Champion HW Hunter BSHA Show
8th HW Hunter Royal International Horse Show
2016
1st & Champion HW Hunter IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st & Champion Ridden ID IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st HW Hunter SHB(GB) National Championship Show (HOYS Qual)
1st Ridden ID SHB(GB) National Championship Show
5th Ridden ID Blue Chip Final IDHS(GB) National Show
11th HW Hunter HOYS
2015
1st Ridden ID Royal Three Counties Show
2nd ID Yearling Filly Royal Three Counties Show
3rd Inhand Gelding or Stallion IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
2nd Ridden ID Blue Chip Ridden IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st Ridden ID IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
3rd Yearling Filly IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
1st & Qualfied HOYS and RIHS HW Hunter Class Royal Cornwall
1st & Champion HW Hunter Berkeley Castle Show
1st & Champion HW Hunter BSHA Show
8th HW Hunter Royal International Horse Show
2014
Winning Foal Gt Yorkshire Show
1st ID/SH Youngstock Gt Yorkshire Show
Champion Gt Yorkshire Show
Winner 4-6 Year Old Ridden Class IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
Winning Foal IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
Reserve Champion Foal IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
Youngstock Champion IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
Reserve Supreme Champion IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
Small Show Hunter HOYS Qualifier
1st Ridden Small Hunter IDHS(GB) National Breed Show
2013
National Supreme Champion IDHS(GB) National Show
Champion NFU Youngstock Challenge IDHS(GB) National Show
Yearling Finalist NFU Challenge
Two Year Old Finalist NFU Challenge
Three Year Old Finalist NFU Challenge
Gt Yorkshire Show Champion
1st, 2nd & 3rd Gt Yorkshire Show Youngstock Class
2012
Winner Two Year Old Gelding IDHS(GB) National Show
Winner Two Year Old Filly IDHS(GB) National Show
Champion Youngstock Colt/Gelding IDHS(GB) National Show
Champion Hambleton Show
Irish Draught Champion at Equifest
Champion NFU Youngstock Challenge IDHS(GB) National Show
2011
Reserve Youngstock Champion IDHS(GB) National Show
Champion Hambleton Show
Champion North Yorkshire County Show
Champion NFU Youngstock Challenge IDHS(GB) National Show
2010
Winning Filly Foal and Champion Foal IDHS(GB) National Show
Champion Yearling IDHS(GB) National Show

Plus many other partbred winners and champions too numerous to list! His youngest stock are now coming through in the ridden ranks and there are some very promising young eventers:

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Boyd - Reserve Supreme Champion


Balinmore Sea of Dreams - Foal Championship

Winner IDHS(GB) Fertility Award - 2009, 2010, 2017