Opposition Bombshell

Black Sport Horse
16hh (162.5cm)
2004
SHB – GB Graded
Fully Licenced with the AESB

Available by Natural Cover or Artificial Insemination
Stud Fee: £250.00 inc VAT

Opposition Bombshell

Opposition Bombshell is a very eye-catching horse with tremendous presence, a beautiful head and next, and a good length of rein. His paces are bold, expressive, and off the ground. his temperament is superb.

Unfortunately as a 4 year old Opposition Bombshell unjured himself in the field, so has not competed himself.

Fleetwater Opposition Muschamp Danube

Opushka

Isenstein

Donaulied von Schimmelh

Oplot

PKA 63

Dutch Bombshell Dutch Courage

Military Song

Millerole (XX)

Higonia (Geld/Gron)

Marine Corps (XX)

Song

He had four foals in 2012, 3 of whom were presented at the BEF Futurity Evaluations, all 3 were awarded Higher Firsts, which gained Opposition Bombshell 2nd in the Eventing Stallion Rankings. He stood 3rd in the All Time Sire Component Rankings on the BEF Futurity List.

He had his first BEF Futurity Elite with the foal Catherston Oakley, out of Catherston Deodara who is by Dutch Gold.

His Sire, Fleetwater Opposition first hit the headlines as a six-year-old when he won individual and team gold at the Junior European Eventing Championships 1983. Opposition then competed in dressage to grand prix level before turning to stud duties. Opposition produced winners in all three disciplines but he hit the headlines in eventing, in which his offspring included Summersong, the Olympic, World and European medallist. In 2003, Opposition was awarded the British Breeding Lifetime Achievement award. Fleetwater Opposition is the sire of 48 Group 1 BE Eventers and is THE ONLY STALLION IN THE WORLD TO HAVE WON AND SIRED THE WINNER OF AN INTERNATIONAL THREE-DAY EVENT!
Successful horses sired by Fleetwater Opposition:

Yarlands Summer Song: The Olympic, World Games and European 3 Day Event Bronze & Silver Medallist.Winner Compiegne International Three Day Event. 4th Saumur International 3DE, Team silver medallist at World Equestrian Games at The Hague. 8th Badminton Horse Trials (Double clear)

Opposition MP: 3rd Newcomers Championships, 4th Foxhunter Championships, winner of Best British Bred award and Breeder prize at Horse of the Year Show 1995. Now grade A. Jumped Internationally.

Utopian Opposition: Graded Anglo European stallion. International showjumper. Placed Hickstead Speed Derby RIHS 1998. Winner Triangle Award 1998. Winner Festival of Show Jumping 1998. Winner Zwolle International 1999. Winner Anglo European Grand Prix Championships 1999.

Opposition Heracles: British Eventing Breeding Champion at both 5 years and 6 years.

Opposition Leader – International 3 Day Eventer, Double clear Windsor International CCI and Blenheim International CCI

Royal Opposition – Outstanding Young Dressage mare selected to compete in Spain and Germany

Gaelic Opposition: – United States Dressage Champion, FED Future Event Horse Champion and 3 yr old Colt Champion 2008.

Regal Opposition: Previously known as a Medium Dressage horse he transitioned to Intermediate Event horse in less than a year and won at Upton House, Gatcombe Park, Stonar Inter Schools Championships and UK U21 Dressage Derby.

Opposition Buzz: a reserve horse for the 2008 Olympics in China, Gold Medal Team at the London 2012 Olympics, placed in both Burghley and Badminton and has had one of the most consistent careers in the past years, also taking 9th at the European Championships in 2009 and GB Team gold at the World Equestrian Games 2010.

His Dam, Dutch Bombshell, herself a successful show horse and dressage horse. She is by the International Grand Prix Dressage stallion and World Bronze Medal Dutch Courage out of Military Song who was by the NH stallion Marine Corps out of a mare by Song. Dutch Bombshell competed in the 1990’s up to Medium level and then became a Prix St Georges schoolmaster. Dutch Bombshell was the dam of Catherston Armalite and Catherston Liberation, both as Embryo transfers, whilst she was competing. Armalite is consistently being placed in BD Elementary and was 6th at the Regionals and won the Area Festival. After breeding Opposition Bombshell she became a vaulting horse, carrying the English Intermediate Team Champions as well as all ages of Individual Competitors.

Successful horses sired by Dutch Courage:

Dutch Gold: Olympic dressage horse at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and winner of the European World Cup League as well as being Novice Eventing Champion – Graded Stallion
Catherston Dazzler: International Grand Prix Dressage horse – Graded Stallion
Catherston Decipher: International Small Tour Dressage horse – Graded Stallion
Catherston Dance in the Dark: Show jumper & Graded Stallion
Dingli Marietta: Advanced eventer
Dutch Treat: Advanced eventer with 766 points
To name but a few!