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A proven international competitor, Far West offers North American breeders unique and highly influential French blood in a very rideable form. He epitomizes the dedicated, steadfast competitor that is sought after; from his early days in France where he was a finalist in both the Four and Five Year old “Cycle Classique,” to an international Grand Prix horse, to finally, an A-circuit schoolmaster. While Far West’s unassuming, gentlemanly demeanor may veil his competitive prowess, on course, his innate ability as a scopey, careful and fast jumper became readily apparent.

The stallions and mares in the lineage of Far West are most certainly not household names in North America. In France, however, some of the key players in his pedigree are veritable “rock stars” of French breeding. His sire, Muguet du Manoir was the leading sire in France for 2 years. And the dam and grand-dam of Muguet du Manoir, Camera and Narcisse, are two of the most famous mares in all of France. Far West’s sire line is well complemented by his mother's line with both his dam and his grand-dam being strong producers of stallions and international competitors.

As Far West modestly compiled a very impressive competition record, so has he embarked on his breeding career siring small crops of well-regarded foals since 2004. In 2010, officially retired from competition, Far West focused exclusively on breeding. Far West breaks the stereotype held by many of Selle Francais stallions. He provides North American breeders an excellent opportunity to inject very strong French performance blood into their jumper programs without the risk of sacrificing rideability or temperament.


Far West’s sire, Muguet du Manoir, was twice named the Leading Sire of France.  His sire Artichaut and dam-sire Rantzau still have a profound influence on the Selle Francais breed of today, while Rantzau’s reach extends to Holstein through his most famous son, Cor de la Bryere.  The dam and grand-dam of Muguet du Manoir are considered among the most influential mares in the Selle Francais registry and are most certainly what would be referred to as Blue Hen mares.  The first dam, Camera, produced 15 foals, 2 of whom were approved stallions.  From Camera’s daughters and grand-daughters, there are no less than 25 approved stallions standing in Europe today!  Camera’s dam, Narcisse, is mother of the world-famous Flambeau C, Dauphin XII, Baladain II, Roi du Manoir, as well as numerous coveted broodmares.  As grand-dam, she produced the international jumpers Urioso du Manoir, Orchestra and Valiska Forever.  The impression this mother and daughter team have left on modern sport horse breeding is indelible.

Far West’s dam, Galilee, is the sister to three approved stallions, including the Belgian Warmblood stallion, Fantastique, who was lauded with the title of Ambassadeur stallion due to his profound effect on the breed.  Galilee is also the mother of 15 foals, 3 being the approved stallions, Far West, Uzelein (full brother to Far West) and Neroli.  Through her daughters, Galilee is the grand-dam to five approved stallions and numerous international jumping competitors.  Galilee’s sire, Amour du Bois, is perhaps best known as the sire of the legendary Grand Veneur (the sire of Le Tot de Semilly).

Far West’s second-dam, Joyeuse, is also the dam of three approved stallions and is found in the pedigree of numerous stallions and international competitors as the second or third dam.  She is also the half-sister to Mirza, who is the dam of the approved Selle Francais and Belgian Warmblood stallion Hedjaz, who has regained acclaim recently as the dam sire to two of the stallion Darco’s best competitive offspring: Sapphire and Otterongo.  Joyeuse is sired by Centaure du Bois, the well-known dam sire of the great Papillon Rouge.

Performance Highlight:

1st FJL High Hurricane Katrina Grand Prix
1st $5,000 Acorn Hill 1.4m Speed Class
2nd $25,000 RV Sales of Broward Grand Prix
6th $30,000 Otter Creek Grand Prix, Manchester Classic
9th $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix
Numerous wins and placings in New York and Florida Winter circuit at 1.35, 1.4 and 1.45m and Adult Amateur Jumpers

1st $5,000 Acorn Hill 1.4m Speed Class
2nd $75,000 HITS Grand Prix, Saugerties, New York
3rd $10,000 Brookledge Welcome Stakes
5th $35,000 Old Salem Grand Prix, North Salem, New York
8th $25,000 HITS on the Hudson Grand Prix
11th $10,000 Chesapeake Petro National Stake, National Horse Show
Numerous wins and placings in New York and Florida Winter circuit at 1.35, 1.4 and 1.45m

Numerous wins and placings in 1.4-1.45m classes from New York to Florida

2nd WEF-AGA Championships (High Preliminary Division)
3rd Spruce Meadows 1.45m Pepsi Challenge
Numerous wins and placings in Preliminary and Intermediate Jumper Divisions

1997 & 1998
Finalist in French Four-Year Old Cycle Classique
Finalist in French Five-Year old Cycle Classique


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