Distelfink dominates the broodmare rankings!

The foundation stallion Distelfink who was NZ’s leading SJ sire for more than 14 years in a row has an equally impressive record these days as a broodmare sire in both showjumping and eventing ranks.


In eventing, 3 of the top young event horses are out of Distelfink mares.

  • Henton Attorney General - by Anamour out of Delphi by Distelfink
  • Highly Recommended - by Brilliant Invader out of Diversity by Distelfink
  • Eon - by  out of Diversity by Distelfink. Won the Young Event Horse competition at the Taupo 3DE in May after placing 2nd in the 4 Year Old Championship at the Young Horse.


In showjumping at the end of the 2009/2010 seaon, 3 of the top 5 horses in the Astek Stud 5 Year Old Breeding Series were out of Distelfink mares!

2nd        Dunstan Springfield - by Indoctro out of Diversity by Distelfink

4th        Giggles - by BT out of Gabrielle by Distelfink

5th        Funny Lass - by Funny Star out of Distinctive Lass by Distelfink

Other Distelfink connections in the series included

19th      Oscar Wilde - by Distelfink out of Banana Perfume by Green Perfume

22nd    Henton Encore - by El Bundy out of Distancia by Distelfink


In the Mitavite 6 Year Old Series

8th        Shimmel Warrior - by Wishing Well out of Distance LS by Distelfink

9th        Shalimah Distellation - by Distelfink out of Ballymelloe


In the Cushionride 7 Year Old Series

4th        Winter Warrior - by Wishing Well out of Distance LS by Distelfink

12th      Henton Exclusive - by Escudo 1 out of Delphi by Distelfink