Koyuna Stallions

Koyuna Stud’s aim is to breed quality performance horses using our stallions over a select group of home-bred mares 

Koyuna Stud

Brilliant InvaderIn New Zealand, Brilliant Invader sired World Cup show jumpers Pirate, Mitavite Imperial, Gingernut, Scarlett and Dunstan Flower Power, as well as several other better than average horses, to rank second on the NZ jumping sires list with just 10 offspring competing. By 2011 Brilliant Invader had made it into the top 5 Eventing stallions of the world on numerous occasions and has been voted Number 1 twice and is still ranked in the top 50. Flower Power is the dam of Dunstan Delphi, sold for mega dollars by Katie McVean to Saudi Interests, recently, after placing sixth in the World Cup final for show jumpers in Germany . Brilliant Invader has also sired exceptionally talented Eventers. The most famous of his New Zealand offspring was Ready Teddy, individual Gold medal winner at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He was also the sire of Andrew Nicholson's top three-star horse Mister Maori. The most successful of Brilliant Invader's stock in Australia include Street Talk, which went to World Cup show jumping level for Michelle Clark of South Australia. In Victoria, Jane Griffin's Koyuna Mousetrap, a successful eventer and show jumper, and Angela Dobbins' Mini Prix horse Hush, and Rebecca Allen's world cup show jumper, Koyuna Ted are by him. Koyuna Ted was also selected to the 2009 Elite Show Jumping Squad before retiring hurt. Wendy Schaeffer's current eventing champions Koyuna Sun Dancer, Koyuna Sun Shine and Koyuna Sun Storm are all by Brilliant Invader. Koyuna Sun Dancer and Koyuna Sun Shine have also been selected to the 2011 Elite Eventing Squad. Brilliant Invader's potential as a jumping sire shines through his pedigree. He was by the great racehorse and sire, Vain, out of Persian Bronze, an Oaks winning mare by Agricola, who was a half-sister to racing sensation Tobin Bronze. Brilliant Invader.pdf