Holsteiner approved SF, ISH, AES and Hann
Grey - 1,70 M - 1995 - CSIO5* - OG - WEG

Born in Germany and managed by Michel Spaas - Belgium


Russel stayed for several years at the top of the international scene with Nick Skelton.
ated mainly to showjumping during those years, he is now available for breeding.
This handsome grey Holsteiner stallion with a beautiful forehand, son of Corofino I
and brother of Coupe de Cœur,
has a lot going for him to be liked by the breeders.



COROFINO I, his sire :

Very good international winner for Italy, he has been notably well placed in the CSI of Modena, Vincenza, Pinerolo, Arezzo, Cervia, Cannes…

One of the best german stallions, Corofino I has more than 200 products winners in Germany and more than 60 international winners. Among those ones, we can notice besides Russel : Fresh Direct Corlato 16ème aux J.O. de Pékin 2008 avec T. Stockdale, Jasmin Championne du monde des 7 ans à Lanaken 2001, Chatman champion of Belgium (L.Philippaerts), Cadillac ISO 162 CSI5* (E. Navet and D. Deusser), Corino 7 CSI5* (B.Alves), Campino 103 CSIW (P.Wylde), Capriola Van de Helle CSIO (N.Bruynseels), Corofina CSIO (L.Kraut), Ivita 2, California 25, Chicofina, Cindy 247, Coro-Piano K, Caprera, Catecus Degli Asseri, Cypria 6, Jazmin II, Cassandra 139, Campari, etc.

Corofino I, his sire

ADELE, his 1st dam, filly of Lincoln, sire of the wellknown Landgraf, is also the mother of :
Coupe de Coeur, stallion great CSIO winner with Ludger Beerbaum, 5th of Madrid European Championships,
California good CSI winner,
Corofina very good CSI winner,

Fichte II dam of Riverman II ISO 131 ;

KOLIN, his 2nd dam, has also produced :
Bolina dame of Larry Lassig CCI
Vanessa XI dam of Bolina great international winner for Mexique under the name of : Marimba La Silla and mother of the stallions Chairman La Silla very good CSI winner with Maria Gretzer, Manzanillo LS and Eilige, good 1,50m classes winner ; J-Siddhartha mother of the stallion Acclaim.

Coupe de Coeur, his brother

WYK, his 3rd dam, has also produced the KWPN approved stallion Nassau (by Sable Skinflint). She comes from the 4232 Holsteiner dameline.


Great international showjumper

Russel made a long and brillant international career with Nick Skelton.
Among his best results, we'll remind :

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games

14 Nations Cups for Great Britain
Winner of 16 Six Bars and numerous Puissances
all over the World

and also : 1st GP CSIO5* Hickstead 2004, winner of the WEF Challenge CSI5* Wellington 2006, 2nd of the King George V Gold Cup 2004 and 2005, 5th GP CSIO5* La Baule 2007, 9th GP CSI5* Wellington, 4th GP CSI3* Birmingham 2006, 2nd GP CSI3* Vejer de la Frontera 2004, etc.

Russel - Aachen World Equestrian Games

“Russel was very brave and had the scope, power to jump any track in the World !” Nick Skelton



Russel began breeding in France in 2011. He has been concentrating on his jumping career up to Olympics 2008, so he doesn't have so much offspring yet, but he seems to produce very well !
Among the first products of Russel, we notice :
Unlimited 2nd in the six year old championships during the Spanish Sunshine Tour 2007, out of 123 competitors, placed every other day he competited and then exported to Canada ; Rodgerio placed in international 7YO classes in 2012 ; Marfurlong Magic CSI.  
Russel has super 5 and 6 year olds currently competing in England and
his first offspring in Belgium and in France is also promising.

Russela de Rohan
(Russel x Voltaire)

Cash de l'Angevine
(Russel x Clinton)

(Russel x Vancouver)


Cash de l'Angevine
(Russel x Clinton)

Marfurlong Magic

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Russel has a fantastic temperament and combines good looks with athletic movement. He is brave and extremely scopey.
He should bring to his offspring his power, elegance and bravery.


You can bring your mare to France for being inseminated. In this case, the stud fee is divided in two parts :

2016 conditions : 300 euros at reservation + 1200 euros if the mare is pregnant (Live Foal Guarantee)

It is also possible to send frozen semen to other AI center (shipping costs to add).

Towards foreign countries, we can send you the semen directly or through our brokers if there is one who works for us in your country. For all information, feel free to contact us by email : contact@semilly.com

Russel has got a very good fertility rate.



ISO : Showjumping Index
ICC : Eventing Index
IDR : Dressage Index
IE : exported horses ranked in international classes CSI /CSIO / CSIW
100 to 120 : Good
120 to 140 : Very Good
140 to 160 : Excellent
160 and more : The Best