Desir du Chateau
| Name:|| Desir du Chateau|
| Birth Year:|| 1991|
| Breed:|| Selle Francais|
| Height:|| 172 cm|
| Sire:|| Quidam de Revel|
| Dam:|| Javotte D (Cor de Chasse x Rantzau xx)|
| Pedigree:|| click here|
| Damline:|| WSI 16 / SF 105|
| Breeder:|| Jean Grandjean|
| Approval:|| WSI, SF, BWP|
| Location:|| Morningside Stud|
Desir du Chateau qualified for the French 4-Year-Old Championship but a serious injury involving a pasture gate prematurely ended his competition career and delayed his stud career until he was seven. His first crop of 38 foals was not born until 1999, when he was 8 years old.
Sire of 2012 Individual Silver and Team Bronze Medal Winner in the European Young Riders Showjumping Championship, Nosco de Blodel, and the 2010 World Champion 7-Year-Old Showjumper, Dax van d'Abdijhoeve.
From his first crop of foals 19 of 38 offspring competed in the French 4-Year-Old Classic Cycle, 23 competed in National showjumping and/or eventing classses, 9 have won showjumping competitions, 3 qualified for the 6-Year-Old French Showjumping Championship, and 4 have gone on to showjump internationally in 2006 as 7-year-olds From his second crop of foals, born in 2000, 23 are jumping Nationally, 14 have won showjumping competitions, 2 have won eventing competitions, 1 qualified for the 5-Year-Old Eventing Championship, and one is showjumping internationally.
From his third crop of foals, born in 2001, already 13 are showjumping nationally and 7 are winners.
From Desir's fourth crop of foals, born 2002, Oceano de Tivoli is jumping nationally - as a 4-y-o (2006) jumped 11 rounds without fault out of 12 courses, was a finalist at Fontainebleau, and is classified as "Excellent".
From his fifth crop of foals, born in 2003, the bay Belgian Warmblood gelding Dax van d'Abdijhoeve was the top-priced horse sold at the 2006 Auction Mechelen, selling for euro 52,000.
International Showjumpers: Dax van d'Abdijhoeve (2010 World Champion 7-Year-Old Showjumper), Nosco de Blodel (2012 Individual Silver and Team Bronze Medal Winner in European Young Riders Championship), Milord de Kergane, Nebra de Blondel, Osanna de l'Huisne, Le Prince, Lorka de Blondel, Litanie du Halage, Le Lorraine de Montsec, Mamba Rillois, Melba Girl, Mondel, Otto Didacte, Quono, Polias de Blondel, Royalty Desir, and Querouef de Blondel.
Other Successful Showjumpers: Oceano de Tivoli, Ombrelle Rouse,
International Eventing Horses: Oliver Cael, Oregon de la Vigne, Praline de Ribaud, Nabouco de Lessay, Multipass de Forge, Mistral de Blondel.
In 2009 Desir du Chateau sired the Champion Filly of the WSI, Adriana Lima m2s, and the highest graded eventing-bred foal in the UK, Future Couer du Reine (bred by Future Sport Horses in the U.K.).
Click here to download a video of Desir du Chateau as a 4-year-old.
Click here to download a report on the damline and the progeny of Desir du Chateau.
Note: The dam of Desir du Chateau produced 7 international showjumpers. The first three dams in his pedigree and their daughters have produced 28 international showjumpers including Edwina Alexander's Itot du Chateau.