The Dutch-bred KWPN stallion Vleut (Quick Star x Cantus) has been retired to stand at stud in Normandy, France with L’élevage de Coquerie.
Now 14 years of age, the black stallion went through the hands of several top international riders, beginning with Maikel van der Vleuten of The Netherlands. In 2011, Vleut was sold to Edwina Tops Alexander of Australia, who memorably won the Equita Masters CSI5* at the 2011 Equita Lyon, France.
In 2015, Abdullah al Sharbatly of Saudi Arabia bought Vleut and competed to top finishes on the CSI3* circuit, as well as jumping such CSI5* classes as the LGCT Grand Prix of Monaco (pictured above.)
With the passing of Vleut’s sire Quick Star last year, his importance as a stallion rose. That along with Vleut’s strong mother line –his grandmother is the legendary Audi’s Jikke– increased interest in his breeding career. In addition to a solid career of international results, Vleut’s attractive, modern type also led to hisimage being used by Gucci in advertisements around the world during his time with Gucci-sponsored rider Tops Alexander. Egyptian rider Yehia- jojo Fahmy, who is based in Holland, facilitated the closing of Vleut’s sale to L’élevage de Coquerie.