Thursday, April 7

AES Approval for Cobra 18

Cobra 18, the Cornet Obolensky son, standing at Drumhowan Stud, Castleblayney, Ireland, has recently been awarded Approved Stallion status by the Anglo European Studbook (AES).

AES Studbook Director Joris van den Oetelaar said “As we prepare for the 2016 breeding season, we are delighted to award Approved Stallion status to Cobra 18. By the renowned Cornet Obolensky and out of an exceptional damline, Cobra 18’s phenomenal genetics are an exciting addition to have in our Studbook.”

Joris continued, “Cobra 18 is a big athletic horse with great presence, movement and scope. These qualities along with his excellent temperament and competitiveness are demonstrated in his offspring, the eldest of these starting successfully this year at 1.60 level.”

Cobra 18 was campaigned through the youngster series in Europe, progressing up to 1.50 level before a career ending injury resulted in his premature retirement from the sport. However, the sports loss is proving to be the breeder’s gain based on the recent results of his offspring, debuting at championship level.

A spokesperson for Cobra 18 advised “It is a privilege to have Cobra 18 awarded Approved Stallion status by the Anglo European Studbook, particularly as the AES is one of the top 10 Studbooks in the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses World Ranking list. The AES is a progressive Studbook, actively promoting sports horse breeding throughout Europe, with AES registered horses competing throughout the world and their riders getting podium results. Therefore, as Cobra 18 was a good sports horse and is now proving to be a great breeding stallion, it makes complete sense to have an association with this dynamic Studbook.”