CThe world class Locarno 62 was purchased as a 5 year old from the PSI auction in Germany. He was bought for a staggering 1,000,000 Euros and still holds the record today as the highest priced 5 year old show jumper ever to be sold or imported to the British Isles.
Now retired he was a world-renowned Grand Prix horse, performing with both Ellen and Steven Whitaker and winning Grand Prix at the highest level including twice jumping clear around the Hickstead Derby course with two different riders.
Locarno 62 has been selected to represent Great Britain twice at the senior European Championships at San Patrignano 2005 and Mannheim 2007 at which he won the bronze medal. He was the best British horse resulting in Great Britain qualifying for the Olympic games. Unfortunately injury kept him out of the Olympics, although he had the best performance in the European Championships and has won and been placed in major Nation Cups, Grand Prix’s and World cups across the globe.
Locarno 62 was a consistently successful jumper and this phenomenal dark bay stallion is bred in the purple and has the looks, temperament and movement to die for. Watch him in action in our video link.
Locarno’s young stock is proven to be very consistent, inheriting his scopey careful jump, correct conformation, elastic movement and fantastic temperament. Among his offspring; Lola V, JB Hotstuff, Abazu, Lovarno, La Mona, Viola, to name just a few have competed internationally at the highest level including Grand Prix and Nation cups.
Locarno must have the highest percentage rate for jumpers in the world, all with his wonderful temperament, movement, looks and confirmation.
Prices for visiting mares at livery are extremely competitive
Home bred Pony Stallion “Double Pleasure” by Follow Me (For Pleasure / Sandro Boy jumped the World Cup final after being sold to America) out of Desdamona, (Quidam de Revel 1.50 mare, won national champs at scope and went to Junior Europeans with Joe Whitaker).
He is measured as a pony, but registered jumping and being produced as a horse.
He has a fantastic temperament and is a very easy stallion to do and his younstock all seem to have this same super temperament.
Ring Steven Whitaker 07767 438258 for more details.