Winner of the most prestigious Ridden Championships, British National Champion, Horse of the Year Supreme Champion 2010, and Reserve in 2011. Three times winner of the UK International Stallion Class and twice Supreme Champion. He remains unbeaten in the Ridden Stallion Class at that show. Champion Royal International Horse Show at his first attempt and many other Ridden Championships under his belt. In 2015, he was chosen to receive the WAHO Trophy for the UK, as an Ambassador for the breed. He retired from the ridden ring in 2013 and has stood at Public Stud. He is available by natural cover, fresh, chilled and frozen semen. His stock are outstanding and it is hoped he will have many more even if he is now 20.
GRECIAN IDYLL (Silvern Idyll x Grecian Gilt)
“Zorba” had a successful show season as a two year old but since then has been at home breeding mares! Many of his children have taken to endurance and been successfully competed up to 80Km rides. Others are just starting out. His son, Crystal Satisfaction, was a FEI endurance horse in Belgium before being sold to the Middle East. Zorba is now 22 and enjoying retirement, looking to his sons to continue his lines.
*Photo Credit Lesley Thiel
BINLEY RONALDO (Afarja Robard x Arfaja Silver Mist)
“Ronnie”, named after Ron Ryan of the Arfaja Stud was bred in Australia and imported to bring in some different lines. His outstanding action has been passed to his children. His daughter, Binley Silvern Opal was exported to the Oldford Stud in South Africa and his son has gone to an endurance home. Binley Silver Sunset is retained at Binley. Due to his low fertility, he is not offered at public stud. His dynasty will continue at Binley through his daughter.