The king arrives at Amberley House
Amberley House, in its 125th year, has further enhanced its sports horse stud with the recent purchase of the majestic stallion Remi Lion King.
The Australian-bred seven year old Lion King was imported into New Zealand a few years ago by Vollrath Hanoverian stud.
Amberley House’s goal is to feature its new stallion in national competitions once he has become established in his new North Canterbury home where he will also be used over their growing herd of warmblood mares.
Amberley House also intends to offer his services as a stallion to other breeders given his versatility in both jumping and dressage disciplines.
Andy and Angie Mason have been developing Amberley House’s Sporthorse breeding programme since moving to the property in 2014 with nine foals now bred on the property so far and another seven due this coming season.
Angie said it was a very exciting prospect for South Island breeders to have a stallion as well bred as Lion King living and competing locally.
Standing at 17.2 hands (1.75 metres) Lion King is a rich bronze with an affectionate gentle personality.
His gait and paces are a reflection of his exemplary European pedigree that has as his grandsire Londonderry who prominently features in the top 20 warmblood dressage sires in the world since entering the rankings in 2014, and great grandsire Lauries Crusador, winner of the Hanoverian Stallion of the year in 2007 and regarded as possibly the best thoroughbred ever to enter the warmblood studbooks.
Lion King’s jet black sire, Lauries As, purchased by Remi Stud in Australia, has all the personality he has given his son and has won many international dressage events in Australia and Europe at the top echelons demonstrating four unbroken generations of stallions at the top of world.
Amberley House is taking bookings for Lion Kings services this coming season and already has a number of mares scheduled in.
Amberley House has enhanced its sports horse stud with the purchase of stallion Remi Lion King.