Birth of a modern damline

At Scuderia Sonnevend we are proud of our carefully selected broodmare selection. We chose to breed with these magnificent horses because of their extraordinary showjumping qualities and the outstanding performance of their offspring. 

This is how our Oh D’Eole and China Touch Hero became the backbones of our broodmare selection. We combine each of them with TOP 30 WBFSH sires so that they can bring out the best from their breeding career. In addition, there are also self-bred broodmares in our stable with just as outstanding bloodlines.

Comtessa SA Z was born this way – which is the right way: his direct ancestors are the brilliant Cornet Obolensky and Arielle. The 2020 filly’s Comtessa SA’s face, although different colour, is the spitting image of Cornet Obolensky’s. We can only hope that everything else of her will resemble of the great Cornet!

Cornet Obolensky has been a top ranked sire on the WBFSH Jumping Sire ranking for many years! Never before have we seen a stallion dominate all the international events in breeding and competition at such a degree. Today, his children and grand-children fly the Cornet Obolensky flag at the top level all over the globe. He sired the top horse of the FEI Ranking multiple times.

Arilelle is definitely in the category of ‘upcoming broodmares’ with her oldest offsprings already competing up to 1.45m level, while Arielle herself jumped the most difficult 1.60m shows without a doubt, including the Göteborg World Cup Final with Abdullah Mohd Al Marri, but also many other 5* events with William Withaker.

Exceptional bloodline

  • Cornet Obolensky was from Clinton’s first crop of foals. His dam, Rabanna van Costersveld was an advanced showjumper in Britain, and her sire Heartbreaker is one of the most successful sons of Nimmerdor
  • Cornet Obolensky dominates the scene in breeding and competition like no other stallion: his most successful son, Clooney, won the Silver at the World Championships in 2019 and the Gold at the European Championships!
  • Among his offspring are several title bearers such as world champions, World Cup winners and international GP winners
  • Cornet Obolensky’s jumping talent simply rocketed when teamed up with Marco Kutscher in the saddle. The pair qualified for the Bundeschampionat’s finals with scores other athletes can only dream of. With a casual ease they conquered the world’s most difficult courses as if it were child’s play
  • Rabanna van Costersveld is the half sister to the BWP stallion, Vivaldo van Costerfeld (by Clinton) who sold for €150,000 and competed successfully with Roger Yves Bost winning 1.50 classes at Bordeaux, Paris and Goteborg, and a Grand Prix at Arezzo
  • Bred by Acord II, Arielle jumped herself on the highest level with William Whitaker and Abdullah Mohd Al Marri. Her carefulness and great mentality resulted in an impressive palmares, such as the CSIO4*-W 1.60m Nations Cup win and a 1.60m CSI5*-W Mechelen GP World Cup win in the same year
  • Arielle has done more than enough on the showground, now it is the breeders’ responsibility to bring out to best from her breeding career and it’s on the right path with offspring like Hourra de Réville (President), Plaisir de Réville (Kannan), Just Top de Septon Z (Jenson Van’t Meulenhof) or Gavotte de Réville (President)


  • CSIO5* Nations Cup Rotterdam (1.60),
    1st place with Marco Kutscher
  • CSIO5* Barcelona (1.60),
    1st place with Marco Kutscher
  • CSI5*-W World Cup Zürich (1.60),
    1st place with Marco Kutscher
  • CSIO5* 2008 – Final Samsung Super League Barcelona (1.60), 1st place with Marco Kutscher
  • World Cup Bordeaux (1.60),
    2nd place with Marco Kutscher
  • World Cup Stuttgart (1.60),
    4th place with Marco Kutscher
  • Nations Cup Aachen (1.60),
    2nd place with Marco Kutscher
  • Olympic Games Hong Kong (1.60)
    with Marco Kutscher
  • CSI5*-World Cup Mechelen (1.60),
    1st place with William Whitaker
  • CSI5* GCT Monte Carlo (1.60)
    with William Whitaker
  • CSI4* Birmingham (1.60),
    3rd place with William Whitaker
  • World Cup Final Göteburg (1.60)
    with Abdullah Mohd Al Marri
  • CSIU25-A Kronenberg (1.45) with Dylan Ringot
  • CSI2* Villers Vicomte (1.40) with Dylan Ringot
  • Grand National FFE Le Mans (1.40)
    with Dylan Ringot
  • CSI3* Vilamoura (1.40)
    with Daniel Moseley
  • CSIYH1* Fontainebleau (1.40)
    with Elodie Gondailler