Geminis Classic Opera

Stud Fee: £850
Chilled Fee: £850
Frozen Fee: £850
Disciplines: Dressage| Eventing| Showing| Showjumping
Breeding: WB X TB  
Studbook: Sport Horse Breeding of Great Britain  
Height: 15hh - 152cm
Born: 2012
Colour: Dark Brown
Grading: Sport Horse Breeding of GB
UELN: 826041/000/62980
Overseas Use: EU / USA / Canada / Australia / New Zealand.
Availability: Chilled|Frozen|Natural / Fresh
Concessions: Top class Eventing & Showing mares with proven form either under saddle or In Hand
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Description

The almost black stallion Geminis Classic Opera was ranked in the top 12 stallions in Great Britain by Horse and Hound Magazine in 2019 and as a result it is no surprise that he has gained enormous support from both the very best Eventing and Showing mare owners alike. He is a British Eventing winner himself on his dressage score as a 5 year old and is also full brother to the Advanced Eventer The Classic Composer. Geminis Classic Opera shares a paternal line with the two-time CCI4* winner Chico Bella P whom also won the Team GBR Olympic Trial for the 2016 Rio Olympics with Gemma Tattersall.
Prior to standing at Stud, Classic Opera was shown very successfully In Hand as a Hunter, Sports Horse, Small Hunter and SHP; and either won or went Champion in all of these classes including winning at The National Hunter Show. In his 3 year old year he both won and went Champion on absolutely every outing and was a Horse of the Year Show Cuddy In Hand Finalist. In 2019 Geminis Classic Opera’s progeny had accumulated 13 winners and Champions at County level in a range of classes from Hunter Breeding, Sports Horse Breeding, Hack Breeding and Riding Pony breeding. The range of classes from across which Geminis Classic Opera’s progeny have won clearly demonstrate his versatility as a sire across many types of mares.

Geminis Classic Opera’s pedigree is the ultimate modern pedigree for eventers. Through his sire Classic Primitive who was by the full thoroughbred Primitive Rising he has sufficient thoroughbred blood to breed the very best event horses along. Classic Primitive was himself a British Eventing Breeding Young Horse Champion. Classic Primitive had two progeny competing in the prestigious British Eventing 8 & 9 year old classes in 2019 via The Classic Composer and Something Classical. In the 8 & 9 year old Advanced at Aston Le Walls in 2019 Classic Primitive was the ONLY sire to have 2 or more progeny in the class. Classic Primitive was a Reserve Champion Nationally and Elite Scorer in the B.E.F Futurity in 2007.

Geminis Classic Opera’s grand sire is Chico’s Boy who was the Champion of the 2002 Licensing of Holstein’s for Show Jumpers; this gives his progeny excellent movement, technique over a fence and bravery. In 2019 Chico’s Boy stood at number 51 in the Rolex FEI World Ranking of Sires for Eventers.
Geminis Classic Opera’s dam the black mare Weltmusik was ranked by the British Equestrian Federation as the highest ranked broodmare for Great Britain in 2007 as a result of her progeny’s winning performance in the B.E.F. Futurity .

Classic Opera’s progeny are well known for their excellent temperament and ease to produce as youngstock. He has been used by Great Britain’s most succesful mares including a Burghley CCI5* mare and multiple Horse of the Year Show and Royal International Mares. The Gemini Stud offers concessions to proven mares with significant form from the disciplines of Eventing, Showing and Show Jumping.

Full Siblings:
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The Advanced Eventer The Classic Composer ridden by Harry Meade is full brother to the Gemini Stud Stallion Classic Opera and stands at 16.2hh. The Classic Composer is Eventing Advanced in points and competed in and British Eventing 8 & 9 year old Advanced classes in 2019. The Classic Composer had a total of 82 British Eventing Points as of the end of 2020. In 2019 The Classic Composer was 10th at the Festival of Eventing Intermediate Championships at Gatcombe and was 8th in the CCI3*-S at Rockingham International Horse Trials.
In 2018 The Classic Composer completed his first two British Eventing Intermediate Events and was 2nd and 1st in these two events respectively.
Geminis Classic Valentine is the full sister to Classic Opera. She was shown 3 times under saddle as a 5 year old in 2019 with Aimee Stunt and Martha Jobling Purser in SHP classes and won on all three occasions including going Reserve Champion at Mid Herts and winning at the BSPS Summer Champs.

Progeny

Classic Opera despite being only 7 years old in 2019 had 13 winners at County level. His stock won In Hand as Sports Horses, Hacks, Hunters and Riding Ponies. His most prolific winning progeny include:-

Gavin Isherwood’s Nessum Dorma who was shown twice in 2019 and won and went Champion on both occasions, Masterclass III who was the overall winner of Hunter Foals and Hunter breeding at The Royal Welsh and Geminis Classic Valentine who has won and been placed as a Hack and Sports Horse at NPS Summer Champs, Suffolk County, and The Derbyshire Festival.

Pedigree

Classic Primitive
Weltmusik
Chico’s Boy
Gentle Savage (Full TB)
Weltmeyer
Sarina
Carpaccio
Eluna
Primitive Rising (Full TB)
Another Jubiliee (Full TB)
Weltmeyer
Donna Bella
Salvano
Martina

Pedigree

Classic Primitive
Weltmusik
Chico’s Boy
Gentle Savage (Full TB)
Weltmeyer
Sarina
Carpaccio
Eluna
Primitive Rising (Full TB)
Another Jubiliee (Full TB)
Weltmeyer
Donna Bella
Salvano
Martina

Contact

Stands at: Gemini Stud
Address: Gemini Stud, The Oaklands, Oakham Road, Somerby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE142QF
Contact: Georgie Belton
Telephone: 01664 454 929
Mobile: N/A
Website: www.thegeministud.com

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Stud Fee: £650 no vat
Disciplines: Dressage | Eventing | Showing | Showjumping
Breeding: WB X TB
Studbook: Breeders Elite   Owner logo
Height: 16.2hh - 168cm
Birth: 2018
Colour: Black