Fleetwater Opposition recognised as UK Elite Stallion

Fleetwater OppositionSeptember 2010: The internationally acclaimed Fleetwater Opposition, who was team and individual gold medal winner at Junior European Event Championship 1983, this month received recognition by The Trakehner Verband and Trakehner Breeders Fraternity. Fleetwater Opposition was awarded UK Elite Stallion status at the 2010 breed show.

Bred at Fleetwater Stud by the Henderson family in 1977, Fleetwater Opposition is by Trakehner stallion Muschamp Danube out of, one of the few elite graded mares in the UK and foundation mare of the stud, Opushka.

“We are so proud that Fleetwater Opposition has received this recognition, we look forward to seeing all his offspring following in his footsteps” says Jane Henderson, Fleetwater Stud. “In particular we would like to extend our best wishes to Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz at the forthcoming World Equestrian Games in Kentucky”.

Fleetwater Opposition died back in 2005, but his bloodlines live on in many of the UK’s current and future top sports horses. Fleetwater Opposition’s winning progeny also includes proven stallions; Yarland Summer Song, international eventer; Future Illusion, a champion sire; Utopian Opposition, International Grade A Show Jumper; and Opposition Heracles, British Eventing Breeding Champion.

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