Type of seed IAF / IAR
Year of birth 2002
Size 167 cm
AES Birth Studbook
SF, Z, Holst, AES Approval Studbook
What we like
World No. 1
Its longevity at the highest level
Argento is strong but his excellent propulsion and willpower don't make him a Heavy horse at all.
So that's the whole compromise we're looking for now.
Recommended for complicated and unwilling mares, but also all "single-speed" mares
Available in fresh and refrigerated semen throughout France and Europe:
FT + 1200 € ttc at the birth of the foal
FT + 1080 € ttc at 1/10 + GPV
Here it is finally in France and at the best time for French breeders
We said it: Earning in 5 *, year after year, week after week, until the age of 18 is
the prerogative of exceptional individuals. Let us mention Galoubet, Baloubet, For Pleasure and a few others (not so many). These extraordinary subjects transmit their genius to their production.
Argento belongs to this cenacle.
John Whitaker and Argento won 18 international Grand-Prix (like Galoubet in his time). For eight years they together occupy the best places in the world ranking. Equally efficient in GP
that in the speed test, his power and respect for bars were unalterable throughout his career. Argento combines elegance and kindness of character.
Argento descends from Argentinus, breed leader in show jumping and CD, via the excellent Arko III big winner who produced very well despite having started breeding at an advanced age.
These products (few in number since he was dedicated to sport) inherited his look and athletic build. We know of 28 products of which 15 are old enough to compete; 10 of them come out in CSI. Bazento is the winner in 150cm.
BLH is very proud to have attracted Argento to France. It is a major asset for French breeding
In the coming years.
For Sébastien Neyrat, “Argento shone in the 160 Grand Prix and knew how to be super fast in the hunts. Well designed, powerful, he never left his immense respect and his unwavering desire to win. The great performers who have shown such longevity at the highest level by maintaining style, respect, desire to do so are exceptional individuals, out of the ordinary. Galoubet, Baloubet, For Pleasure are shining examples. It is with such stallions that breeding progresses and it's our job as a stallion to pamper them so that they perform at their best. So he joins our other stars, Cartani, Romanov, Firth of Lorne, Ustinov, Cooper Van de Heffinck, Cornet's Stern to constitute a gallery of very complementary stallions. "
▶ His father: ARKO III
Grand champion Arko III's earnings are over € 1 million, and he was the number 1 horse in Europe for 3 consecutive years in 2004, 2005 and 2007
Arko has an impeccable pedigree and is by the prestigious and famous Argentinus who was Oldenburg Champion and Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2005.
His maternal line is equally impressive. Unika, who was number 1 in show jumping in Europe for 5 years and was voted world number 1 for 2 years, also produced Arko ESI, full brother of Arko III who got the highest price for a foal sold at German auction: 130 euros.
Represented Great Britain at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Member of the British team at the 2005 European Championships
Won the richest competition in the world with the
2008 Calgary CN Grand Prix
Won the Dubai Classic 2006, 2nd at the 2006 Dubai Grand Prix
Grand Prix CSIO Rome & Lucerne 2006
Won the 2007 Estoril Grand Prix
▶ His mother: Flora May
In 2010, one of Flora May's daughters was crossed at ARKO III, she will give the excellent international horse ARAKAN ISJ 1.60m - which ridden by Louise Saywell (GBR) will be classified