Imported from Sweden as an unbroken 2yo, Byalee Briar is an amazing opportunity to acquire a highly sought-after European pedigree without the frozen hassle! His sire, Bjorsells Briar 899 was for seven years a legend, the world’s number one dressage breeding stallion, and his most successful offspring to date is Byalee Breathless, sold for moe than $72,000 at Auction of the Stars in December 2016. Foals sell for an average of $10,000 and most sell before we get to ride them! Luckily for us, we have many client who send their beautiful babies back to us to be ridden so we still have the delight of starting off what we have created!
On the dam line, Byalee Briar is out of a Bernstein mare, Bernstein being another Swedish warmblood stallion and sire of many approved stallions, with offspring in Grand Prix in Europe and the US. Bernstein was at one point stallion of the year in Sweden and now has offspring with amazing piaffe and passage performing in the United States.
Both Bjorsells Briar and Bernstein are elite-listed performance stallions (along with the sire of Bjorsells Briar 899 Magini) and together these bloodlines have now produced Byalee Briar, who is an incredibly talented stallion with an amazing trot, Briar’s incredible uphill canter with strong shoulder and knee action, and the ever-essential correct walk that has never lost a beat, not even during piaffe training. Byalee Briar also shows a distinct flair for piaffe and passage. Apart from being an incredible gold warmblood, who throws wonderful buckskins and palominos, he is also renowned Australia-wide for his beautiful temperament, being arguably the quietest, calmest, most gentle warmblood stallion. He is able to give pony rides to the two-year-old Byalee Cherub as he walks to the arena, and has spent whole days being patted by his small fans at numerous Equitanas.
Byalee Briar won a bronze medal from Dressage NSW for his achievements at medium level in 2013/2014 and qualified for the National Dressage Championships at advanced level with an average of 65%. He is schooling in piaffe and passage and tempi changes. He has, in his time, been hacked otu by working pupils and even competed with pony clubbers making their official EA dressage debut. His babies are friendly with great conformation and amazing movement. His youngsters are a joy to ride. Some have even become vaulting horses!
In addition, Byalee Briar has sired some amazing jumping horses including a 2-star horse with Megan Bryant called Spirit and the amazing 3-star eventer Bronze Boy R with Heath Ryan.
And as a bonus, Byalee Briar is a palomino, with the colour dating back eight generations of Swedish warmbloods.
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All you need to know about the sire, Bjorsells Briar 899
“I would give my soul for this horse” international Grand Prix competitor Kyra Kyrklund speaks of Bjorsells Briar 899
Bjorsells Briar was approved after his stallion test in 1995. He scored the second highest total points and had the best scores that year for rideability. In 2006 Briar became Elite.
Bjorsells Briar was placed in all starts in the Swedish championships for young horses as a 5yo, 6yo and 7yo. He went to eight World Cup finals, he has seven gold medals from the Swedish Championships, and he did all the Equestrian Games during the past 10 years including two World European Equestrian Games and three Olympic Games. He also participated in the world’s largest outdoor competition, Aachen, in Germany, 10 years in a row, and won the Grand Prix 2005. He has had 16 international wins at Grand Prix level.
Briar has been the highest-ranked dressage stallion (sports results) in the world almost continuously during eight years. Together with his rider Jan Brink, they have been the most successful international equestrian partnership in Sweden across all disciplines. No other horse in Sweden has ever come close to these results. Briar did his last competiton at the World Cup in Las Vegas 2009, which was in fact his 8th World Cup Final.
Briar’s pedigree is a combination of Swedish Warmblood and Hanoverian champion lines, with a touch of Thoroughbred. His sire, Magini 695, was by the Elite stallion Maraton 600, who fathered numerous Grand Prix dressage and show jumping horses, six approved stallions and 54 diploma mares.
Briar’s dam line includes the outstanding mare, Medea who was by Gaspari 340, one of the most famous horses in the history of dressage stallions. He sired the legendary Piaff, who won the individual Gold Medal at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Briar has produced more than 10 approved stallions in four different countries. Of these, two sons have been stallion test winners in Sweden. He has also produced a large number of diploma mares.
Briar is known for his temperament, strength and movement, which he consistently passes onto his offspring. Many of his offspring compete at Grand Prix level in both dressage and show jumping!
Byalee Briar won a bronze medal from Dressage NSW for his achievements at medium level in 2013/2014 and qualified for the National Dressage Championships at advanced level with an average of 65%. He is schooling in piaffe and passage and tempui changes. So quiet he can be campaigned by a teenage pony clubber, and his babies are friendly with great conformation and amazing movement. He jumps, practises polocrosse, and rides out like a gelding babysitting the young horses. His youngsters are a joy to ride. And as a bonus, Byalee Briar is a palomino, with the colour dating back eight generations of Swedish warmbloods. Now AWHA, ISSA and palomino registered.
Byalee Briar stands at stud with a service fee of $1100 including GST.