Registered Name: Petrossian BC
Sire: For Pleasure
Dam Sire: Darco
BWP Number: 056-002-U09706720
Height: 16.1 hh
Date of Birth: 03/23/2015
Country of Birth: USA
Breeder: Blue Chip Bloodstock
Year Licensed: 2018
Stud Fee: $1,400 US; $1,500 Fresh/Frozen Europe
Booking Fee: Included
EVA Status: Negative
Standing At: Blue Chip Farms
Telephone Number: 845-895-3930 Ext. 10
Fax Number: 845-895-2110
Owner of Record: Blue Chip Bloodstock
Petrossian BC continues to perform at the highest levels in Europe under reign to Jeroen Dewinter. After a solid 5 and 6yo campaign, highlighted by winning the 6yo competition in Broeehem last year, he jumped several clear rounds as a 7yo in CSI1* in Bonheiden and Lier and was double clear in the 7yo FEI WBFSH jumping world championship in Lanaken. His 7yo year was capped off by winning the ultra-competitive 7yo championship at Mechelen and has led to him being transferred to the yard of Stephex and Daniel Deusser to continue his sport career. Petrossian has been bred to many excellent mares in Europe , USA, and South America and the resulting foals are extremely impressive.
Petrossian BC is one of only two stallions in the World who’s both sire and dam have a combined four Olympic Gold medals. He is out of one of the most well-known horses in recent show jumping history, double Gold Olympic Champion mare Sapphire who bankrolled $2.75 million during her illustrious career. After winning Olympic team gold in 2004, Sapphire and her rider, McLain Ward, earned another team gold as part of the 2005 Samsung Super League Team. In 2006 they claimed the team silver at the FEI World Equestrian Games & won the USEF National Show Jumping Championship. In 2007, Sapphire won the $300,000 CN Worldwide Florida Open GP CSI5* & was second in the Budweiser American Invitational in preparation for the FEI WC Final in Las Vegas where she won the $75,000 grand prix by more than three seconds. Her numerous wins throughout 2007 earned her the title of American Grand Prix Association (AGA) Horse of the Year.
Sapphire and McLain went back and earned another team Gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing & won the American Invitational and the $100,000 President’s Cup at the Washington International Horse Show. In 2009 they won three six-figure wins at WEF highlighted by the $400,000 FTI Finale GP win. She delivered an incredible five clear rounds to place second at the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals and earned her second win at Devon. After picking up two wins at the Hampton Classic, she won the $1 million CN International GP, beating reigning Olympic champ, Hickstead, by 3/100ths of a second in a jump-off for the ages. In 2010 she added wins at the Pfizer $1 Million GP in Saugerties, New York, the Longines Grand Prix of La Baule(France), the GP of Rome and again at the President’s Cup. She was long listed for the 2012 Olympics prior to her retirement.
Petrossian’s sire, For Pleasure retired at the age of 20 at Aachen CHIO in 2006 with staggering lifetime earnings of €1.8 millionand began a full time breeding career His Career highlights include; Four championship victories in eight years with the German showjumping team; Four times winner of team gold; 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and European Championships at Hickstead and Donaueschingen; Individual bronze with Marcus Ehning at Donaueschingen; Winner of 75 S-level classes; Winner of his last Grand Prix (Leipzig round of World Cup) at the age of 18.