The Fleetwater Stud originated in 1973 with the purchase of the Elite Graded Mare Opushka. From her papers it was discovered that she was an Elite Graded Trakehner from Kirov Stud in Russia. From the same family as Olympic Dressage Silver Medallist “Pepel” and her granddam “Corinna”, born at the main stud at Trakehnen. Corinna’s daughter “Corrida” founded the much prized C – Line in the German Stud Book. Opushka was the first Trakehner mare Elite Graded in England.
Opushka pedigree

* Foundation stallions and mares from main stud at Trakehnen.
** Extensive winner of Eventing and Show jumping in USSR until 1954, only produced 12 foals, 4 beingGraded stallions.
*** Sire of PEPEL Silver Medalist Olympic Dressage
**** Granddam of ALMOX PRINTS J – Dual Olympic Show Jumping Team and leading Show Jumping International Sire.

OPUSHKA has proved the strength of her pedigree by producing stock that has won up to International level, and the next generations are showing the same promise. She has produced 15 foals in 16 breeding years. Amongst them are:


Mare 1970 by Dated Piece (TB). 2 times Norwegian National Showjumping champion. Medallist at Pan American Games. Jumped in World Championship in Dublin. A very highly regarded broodmare, producing foals in USA by Abdullah, Galoubet etc many by embryo transfer.


Graded mare 1974 by Silver Chest (TB) – Winner of mare grading 1981. DAM of 9 foals including:

  • Fleetwater Valis: British Sports horse stallion. Winner in dressage to Medium level. Trained to Prix St. Georges. Sire of Kissogram Kate (see details of her latest foal below)
  • Fleetwater Velocity: Graded Trakehner mare. Select graded British Warmblood mare. Top price at first High Performance sale.
  • Fleetwater Vitesse: Top price at first Addington High Performance sale.
  • Fleetwater Vital Times: SHGB graded stallion. Producing competition horses in all spheres especially eventing.
  • Fleetwater Vitouschka: Graded Trakehner Broodmare. Exported to France. Dam of Fleetwater Vanity Fair by Mayhill


Graded mare 1975 by Derrick (TB). Graded Trakehner. Advanced dressage. Reserve for British Young Riders Team Dam of Hallingbury Fleetwater L’Ecosse winner of many Medium & Advanced dressage competitions and £196 BSJA in 3 outings


UK Elite Stallion, born 1977 by Muschamp Danube.Graded in Britain and in Germany. Team and individual gold medal winner at Junior European Event Championship 1983. Advanced Dressage. TBF Award of excellence.

More on Fleetwater Opposition


Gelding 1980 by Muschamp Danube. Advanced eventer, won Gatcombe, placed Burghley 3 day event. Also nearly Grade A show jumping and Advanced Medium Dressage.


Stallion 1984 by Downlands Hasardeur. TBF Graded and performance tested. Graded BWBS. Champion riding horse, Dressage to Medium level. Masterlock finalist with top showjumping marks. Qualified Novice Horse Trials Championship in first season. Grandsire of:

  • Woodlands Unique Comet: 6 year old winner British Eventing Breeding Championship. Intermediate Event Horse
  • Olympus Hale Bop: AHS Grade A Premium stallion.

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