Breeding News

Le Champ Ask infertile

28-04-2009

Le Champ Ask also became licensing champion in Denmark (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
Le Champ Ask also became licensing champion in Denmark (Photo: Ridehesten.com).
Le Champ Ask, the 2008 Oldenburg Show Jumping Licensing Champion and record price selling stallion, has proven to be infertile.
Blue Hors Stud purchased the stallion for a phenomenal 1,100,000 euro at the Oldenburg Stallion Licensing but now the grey proved to be unable to get mares in foal. None of the mares inseminated in Denmark and Germany were in foal. The stallion's semen quality seemed ok when it was tapped directly from the stallion, but mares never caught. The semen was researched by the Danish vet Jesper Møller Nielsen from the Ansager Animal clinic and by professor Sieme from the Equine High School in Hanover, Germany.
Their results made Blue Hors decide to pull the stallion off the stud market. At this point of time it is still unknown whether the infertile stallion goes back to the seller or will still have a future in Denmark.