Height: 161cm – 15.3 1/2 hands
Approved for: France
Whilst diminutive, this stallion defines the term “heart of a lion”. Take a look at the video an be amazed at what this little stallion is capable of. He has the most remarkable jump.
He has been a permanent fixture in the French Nations cup team with his rider Laurent Goffinet, in 2006 he won ten different International titles, including the Grand Prix of St Lô, the CSIO ***** of Gijon, the four star Grand Prix of Deauville and the four star Grand Prix of Bremen (germany), he was also selected for the WEG in Aachen. In 2006 alone he won 81,000 euros.
2003 – A member of the Samsung Super League winning French team. He also won the three star Grand Prix at St Lô, and the three star Grand Prix at Le Courneuve.
2004 – Again he was a key member of the French which won the overall Samsung Super League, and the winner of the Grand Prix at St Lô.
2005 – Flipper won the Grand Prix at Deauville, Chantilly and Le Mans, he also competed at the European Championships at San Partignano.
Flipper‘s father Double Espoir served French breeding with distinction throughout his carrier. He sired International jumpers such as Bayard D’Elle, Fidelio du Thot, Avec Espoir, and Apache D’Adriers. The father of Double Espoir, Ibrahim, needs no introduction as one of the most influential foundation sires in breeding. His most famous son being Almé.
The dam sire Jalisco was considered the “Sire of Sires” and his products include Quidam de Revel and Papillon Rouge along with another forty odd approved sons.
His products are flattering and very in demand. Of a generally medium height, they have acceptable movement and a super action in front over a fence. They are generally good looking.
His offspring in France are competing successfully in jumpers and hunters.
La Luna du Thot (6-year-old) now jumping international GP;
Lucky de Quettehou (international showjumper).
FLIPPER is now really starting to prove himself as a sire, with a significant number of his offspring from each year qualifying for their respective age class finals, and of those, a surprising number make it into the hunter finals each year. With his huge popularity outside of France, we can’t wait to see what the future holds for FLIPPER.
It would not be arrogant to say that his semen is amongst the top ten most desired in world breeding.
Flipper suits larger mares with movement and good frames. He is having super results with Dutch, Belgian and German mares. He is one of the most sought after stallions in these countries.
Heart, jump, genetics.