About - Available for the first time in 2018, we are thrilled to bring Le Tot de Semilly to British breeding. Le Tot de Semilly brings strength, style, suppleness, carefulness in addition to an exceptional mind and a brilliant foreleg technique; he consistently passes on all of these qualities to his offspring.
Performance - From 1988 to 1991, Le Tot won 22 international, and 63 national, grand prix classes. He was the first French horse to be sponsored by the French Equestrian Federation. At seven years old, Le Tot de Semilly was part of the gold-medal-winning team in the European Young Riders Championships in Cervia, and placed fourth in the individual competition. The next year, he took second place in the Nations Cup in Hickstead. At nine years old, he placed second in the Wiesbaden CSI GP, won the Bois le Roi GP, and took third place in the Gijon GP and the Nations Cup.
Sire - Grand Veneur was by the somewhat obscure stallion Amour du Bois, out of Tanagra G, who also produced two other international showjumpers, L’Elue de Veneur and O’Veneur. Grand Veneur was a popular sire, and led the French sire rankings a number of times. Fourteen of his progeny won or placed at grand prix level, including Ashle, Copélia de l’Epine, Ultimée du Chemin, Love Love who jumped for Portugal, and Montblanc for Belgium. In all, he produced more than 335 showjumping winners. He produced 74 licensed sons, including Major de la Cour, who became an important sire in Belgium, the international competitors, Fidji du Fleury, Fétiche du Pas, Boléro de Brécey HN, Bidy du Gisors HN, Usban du Haul, Valiant de Brécey, and Dohitzun.
Damline - Le Tot's dam Venue de Tot is a grand-daughter of the Thoroughbred stallion Ultimate, who is found in the pedigrees of a huge number of international stars including Galoubet A, Baloubet du Rouet, I Love You, It's Otto, Quidam de Revel, Ratina Z, Quito de Baussy, and many more. Le Tot's damline is responsible for countless successful French stallions and sport horses, including Doris des Halles, Elodie D'Aursaye, Quick Study, Reel Star des Luthier, Lady de Semilly, Galant de Semilly, Biche de la Barre, Espoir de Semilly, MTM Reve du Paradis, and Manhattan de Semilly.
Progeny - Le Tot's best known offspring are without doubt Diamant de Semilly and Itot du Chateau. The diminutive Itot du Chateau was an international grand prix sensation for many years under Edwina Top-Alexander, amassing more than €3.5million in prize money. They appeared at two Olympic Games (London 2012 and Hong Kong 2008), finishing in the top-10 individually on both occasions, as well as the World Equestrian Games and the World Gup Final. Itot won the final of the GCT tour in both 2011 and 2012, and the Rolex Geneva GP, among his many other grand prix wins.
Diamant de Semilly was successful immediately as a young horse, qualifying for the French Championships at Fontainebleau as a four-, five-, and six-year-old. His international career was exceptional; team gold at the 2002 World Equestrian Games (and individual ninth), team silver at the 2003 European Championships, and 2002 French Champion. He was selected for the 2004 Olympic Games, but missed out due to injury. His international results include many wins and placings at grand prix, including: winner of the Pioltello Grand Prix, the St. Lô Grand Prix, and the 1999 Caen Stallion World Championship, third in the Cervia, Normandy, and Auvers grands prix, fourth in the Lummen and Modena Nations Cups, and eighth in the grands prix of Munchen and St. Lô. On his final competition appearance, he won the CSI4* Liege Grand Prix. His success as a stallion has also been enormous - among his licensed sons are the ever-popular Diarado, Dominator Z, Favorit ASK, Elvis Ter Putte, and Emerald.
Le Tot has sired many other grand prix horses and licensed stallions, including Flamenco de Semilly, Quebracho Semilly, Iman de Kreisker, Harlem de Mescam, Baccara du Tot, Vancouver, Ideal de Prissey, Jasper Bleu, Nervoso, Dollar de Semilly, Fetiche du Pas, and Kash de Prissey.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Frozen only Stud Haras De Semilly WFFS status Unknown Studbook Selle Francais Approved for AES, Selle Francais Year of Birth 1977 Colour Chestnut Height 168cm