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

McCartney1McCartney, an outstanding A Grade and World Cup Show Jumper was by Souvenir out of the mare Vali also an A Grade Showjumper. McCartney was bred by Viv McClean.

When McCartney was retired from Show Jumping at the age of 19 he came to Koyuna and went on to produce many top Eventers and Show Jumpers. Currently competing successfully with some of our top riders, are Wendy Schaeffer's Koyuna Sun Smoke, Mac's Bravado,Protype, Legarto, Blue Chip, Cameo, Jack Frost, Irish Decent, No Where Man, SP Mirage (exp), Over the Moon (exp), just to name a few. Then we have horses like Megan Jones Kirby Park Irish Jasper (Silver Beijing Olympics) that carry his blood line.


KoySupreme A beautiful grey stallion by Souvenir out of Felicty.Supreme was to win his first ever Royal in the ridden and led section at the tender age of 21 months (photo Right) Supreme had only been broken in 6 weeks earlier. Supreme competed in the ridden for the next 3 years where he was never beaten and continued to compete at the Royal Melbourne Show in the led untill 1975. In the 11 years of competing at the Royal Show Supreme was only beaten on his last year and that was to Koyuna's other young  stallion by Souvenir Sovereignty

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Apart from their Olympic achievments, Souvenir progeny have competed successfully at national and international levels for decades. In addition, on the suggestion of leading European trainer Count Robert Ossrich, Souvenir was used in the British book, The Handbook of Showing as an example of outstanding confirmation. Souvenir's confirmation and performance prowess is evident in the youngstock sired by his sons and grandsons at Koyuna today.Souvenirbody

While the list of Champion horse by Souvenir is extensive a little known fact was that he was also a sire of champion Hacks, Galloways, Polo horses, Stock horses and Dressage.

Other horses by Souvenir

Alpine:Twice winner of reserve Champion Mare at Royal Melbourne Show.

Bronze Lad:Winner of 80 Champion Galloway awards.

Ignatius:Won Champion Stallion Perth Royal show.

Image:Winner of Gawler 3DE

Kamarooka:Won Champion ridden at Royal Melbourne Show 1972 and 1974.

Killawarra:Three times Champion Hack at Hobart Royal Show.

Kumali:Won Champion Stallion Adelaide Royal Show

lightwind:Second Reserve Champion Stallion at Royal Melbourne show 1970 (Third behind Supreme and Victoree, both souvenir stallions) A Grade Showjumper.

McCartney A Grade Showjumper

Miss Muffet:Never unplaced in cross country and a very successful showjumper.

Pegasus:Winner Gawler 3DE

Sovereignty:Won Dressage compertition at 1985 Royle Melbourne Show

Tijuana:Twice resarve Champion to Supreme at Royle Melbourne

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