Cornish Gem

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Stable Name: Gem
DOB: 1998
Height: 15.3hh


Cornish Gem really is royalty when it comes to event horse breeding. She is by the leading sire of event horses, Rock King, and out of a CCI**** event mare Cornish Faer, by Ben Faerie. Her immediate family is saturated with CCI**** horses and she herself competed successfully up to Novice level before her rider’s family commitments prevented her progressing further, and she was retired to stud.

Rock King is the sire of the Olympic event horse Rock Model, and sired 4 competitors at the 2008 CCI**** at Luhmuhlen. Cornish Faer was placed multiple times at Badminton & Burghley and was shortlisted for the Atlanta Olympics.

Cornish Gem has been very kindly loaned to us by Olympic Gold medallist and current British Team selector, Bridget Parker.


Date Rider/Handler Venue Class Placing Comment
17/03/06 Mrs K Burton Aldon Novice 5th
30/09/05 Mrs K Burton Charlton Park Novice 10th
16/04/05 Mrs K Burton Larkhill Pre-Novice 9th
23/03/05 Mrs K Burton Spire Park Pre-Novice 5th


Photo Name Sire Sex Year Comment
Future Charming Illusion Future Illusion F 2010 Sold
Future Coeur de Reine Desir du Chateau F 2009 * HIGHEST GRADED EVENT FOAL IN UK 2009
* BEF ELITE 1st Premium Graded Event Foal – 92.1%
* CHAMPION Eventer – Heart of England
Retained by Future Sport Horses
coming shortly… Cornish Curtis Capability Curtis C 2008 Not Bred By FSH
Cornish Reveille Up With The Lark G 2007 Not Bred By FSH
Highest Graded event foal at the 2007 BEF Futurity (Catherston)
Cornish Freedom Catherston Liberator G 2004 Not Bred By FSH
2nd in first dressage outing, just started competing
Cornish Cove Kuwait Beach F 2002 Not Bred By FSH
Bought by Captain Mark Phillips as a 3 year old


Rock King (1990) (31/32ths Thoroughbred) Advanced Event Stallion. Sire of Olympic eventer ‘Rock Model’, Pippa Funnell’s horses ‘Chamrock’ and ‘Laspen Rock Star’, and Leslie Law’s horse ‘Prarie Monarch’
He is the No.3 Event Horse sire for 7 Year Old Progeny Points in 2006 and No.14 Event Horse Sire by Total Progeny Points in 2006.
Just A Monarch (1970) b 16hh (Thoroughbred) Sire of many CCI**** & Advanced Event Horses including King’s Jester, Just An Ace, Midnight Monarch and Just A Mission.
He is the No.4 Event Horse Sire by Lifetime Progeny Points & is still No.9 Event Horse Sire by Progeny Points in 2006.
Happy Monarch (1943) br Limelight (1929) Pharos (1920) br full brother to Fairway
Vervaine (1912)
May Queen (1934) Empire Builder (1926) gr by Son-In-Law
Pink Hawthorn (1923)
Just Snuff (1962) Manicou (1945) b Last Post (1935) b
Mylae (1927)
Moria Black (1950) Black Rock (1942) br by Black Devil
Moiratown (1944)
Rocky’s Double (15/16ths Thoroughbred) Dam of CCI**** Event Horse Double Trust Rugantino (1962) Whistler (1950) ch Panorama (1936) ch by Sir Cosmo
Farthing Damages (1939) ch by Champion SireFair Trial
Barrette (1955) Dante (1942) dkb/br Winner of Epsom Derby in 1945 (by Nearco)
Mombasa (1944)
Farley Mount Dam of 3 CCI**** Event Horses – Alfresco, Trust in Me & Kilcashel Mosquito II (1941) b Cor de Chasse (1935) ch
Mise (1938) b by Black Devil
Rocky Road II Thoroughfare (1938) by Champion SireFairway
Irish Sporthorse
Cornish Faer (1985) CCI**** event mare, placed several times at Badminton & shortlisted for the Atlanta Olympics
Dam of:
* Cornish Esprit – Adv. eventer
* Cornish Cracker – still hunting at 21 yrs old
* Cornish Heights – Nov eventer
* Several young other young horses currently being produced
Ben Faerie (1968) b 16.11/2hh Thoroughbred Sire of Ginny Elliot’s Olympic medallist ‘Priceless’ & European Champion ‘Nightcap’, Pippa Funnell’s European Championship Bronze Medallist ‘Walk On Star’ and Tina Cook’s ‘Faersferre. Also Dam-sire of Pippa Funnell’s double CCI 4* winner ‘Primmore’s Pride’.
He is the No.1 All Time Sire of Eventers & is still the No.20 Event Horse Sire by Progeny Points in 2006
Ben Hawke (1954) Chanteur II (1942) b Champion Sire in 1953, Sire of ‘Pinza’ Epsom Derby winner & 4th generation sire of ‘High Rise’, ‘Teenoso’ & ‘Double Trigger’ Chateau Bouscaut (1927) In the top 10 sire list 4 times
La Diva (1937) dkb/br
Rose Of Peace (1945) Owen Tudor (1938) br 16.1 hh Won Epsom Derby in 1941, Won Ascot Gold Cup in 1942. Sire of ‘Elpenor’ winner of Ascot Gold Cup in 1954
Perfect Peace (1939)
Faerie House (1959) Vieux Manoir (Career earnings $73,000) Brantome (1931) b Winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 1934. Leading sire in France. One of the great French colts of the 20th century. Was known for his scintillating bursts of speed. Retired to stud at Haras de Meautry, Normandy for a fee of FF45000. His stud career was interrupted by the war, when the Germans took him to Graditz Stud
Vieille Maison (1936) b
Faerie Dance (1953) by Derby WinnerDante Dante (1942) dkb/br Winner of Epsom Derby in 1945 (by Nearco)
Faerie Queen (1939) by Solario
Tregea (1976) Dam of 12 foals, 5 of which went Advanced including:
* Rugan – Young Rider Gold medallist, completed Badminton & Burghley
* Cornish Nephew – Advanced Eventer exported to USA & Completed Fairhill CCI***
* My Cornish Spirit – Intermediate eventer & G-dam of Bromont CCI*** Winner The Kings Spirit
* Cornish Charisma – Grade A SJ
* Cornish Express – Point to Pointer
* Cornish Niece – Grade B SJ
* Cornish Magic – Advanced event
* Cornish Legend – Int. eventer
* Cornish Envoy – CCI**** eventer, 14th Badminton, 6th Burghley, 11th Kentucky. British Team European Champs 1999
Four Burrow (1962) b Hornbeam (1953) ch Winner of 11 races Hyperion (1930) ch 15.1hh Winner of Epsom Derby in 1933. England’s Leading Sire. England’s Leading Brrodmare Sire. Sire of 12 Champions
Thicket (1947) b
Ma Marie (1956) My Babu (1945) b Sire of Bruce Davidson’s CCI**** event horse JJ Babu
Marie d’Ecosse (1947) b
April the First Grade A Showjumper
Jumped 7′ in the Puissance at the Horse of the Year Show.
Dam of:
* Cornishman (4th & 9th at Badminton CCI****, Grade A Showjumper)
* Cornish Gold (Olympic Team Gold Medallist in Munich 1977, World Champs Silver Medallist 1974, 3rd & 11th Badminton, Grade B Showjumper)
* Cornish Blue (Grade A SJ ridden by Caroline Bradley & David Broome)
* Cornish Fair (Intermediate eventer & Junior Team Reserve)
* Cornish Bronze (Top Team Chaser)
Timoshenko (anglo-arab) tbc
Katie May (Thoroughbred) tbc

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