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.

Oh d’Eole the mare by Kannan (Voltaire) x Eole Des Bruyeres (Papillon Rouge) has competed at the highest level of the sport, even at LGCT 1.60m level for several years with Olympic riders like McLain Ward, Michel Robert, Kevin Staut, Gregory Wathelet and German champion Marc Bettinger.

Oh d’Eole has been known by the equestrian community as one of the fastest horses top-level in the competition, and has victories from all over the world on her record: Shanghai, Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, Barcelona, Magna Racino and Spruce Meadows are among the destinations she won big classes with her different riders.

Exceptional bloodline

  • Oh d’Eole’s father Kannan, who himself had a great international career up to 1.60m, has amongst his offspring LGCT GP winners, World Champions and even an Olympic gold medallist: Nino des Buissonets
  • Her grandfather, Voltaire jumped 1.50m with great success at just 8 years old in the 1980s! He won the Samsung Super League and he was also French National Champion
  • The Furioso II and legendary Gotthard cross resulted in Voltaire being the first of the super star performance stallions
  • Most famously, Voltaire has won the Grand Prix of Berlin on 1989 with Jos Lansink, but also showed his strength in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembley
  • On the other side of her pedigree, her grandfather Papillon Rouge, coming from the same breeding program as Quidam de Revel, was one of the most successful jumping sires in the world
  • Eole des Bruyeres is the dam of Oh d’Eole and also the daughter of Papillon, who has had around 40 1.60m performers on international level. 

Results, references and pictures


2nd place CSI5* Doha (1.50)
3rd place CSI5* Doha (1.50)
6th place CSI5*-W Zurich (1.50)


8th place CSI5* GCT Cannes (1.50)
1st place CSI5* GCT Shanghai (1.50)
4th place CSI5* Grand Prix Hermès Paris (1.60)
1st place CSI5*-W Zürich (1.55)


5th place CSI5* Genève (1.50)
4th place CSI5* Los Angeles (1.55)
4th place CSIO5* Calgary (1.50)
3rd place CSIO5* Calgary (1.60)
6th place CSI5* GCT Paris (1.60)
6th place CSI5* GCT Monte Carlo (1.60)
1st place CSI5* GCT Shanghai (1.50)
3rd place CSIO5* NC Rome (1.50)
1st place CSI5* W Lyon (1.45)
2nd place CSI4* Braunschweig (1.50)


5th place CSIO5* NC Dublin (1.60)
2nd place CSI4* Mons (1.50)
2nd place CSI4* Franconville (1.60)
3rd place CSI4* Franconville (1.50)
1st place CSI4* Bourg en Bresse (1.60)
5th place CSI4* Bourg en Bresse (1.55)
3rd place CSI3* Le Touquet (1.50)
5th place CSI2* Barbaste (1.45)
Several placements during the
Sunshine Tour in Vejer de la Frontera (1.50)
6th place CSI5*-W Bordeaux (1.45)
4th place CSI2* Offenburg (1.45)


2nd place CSI5* La Coruna (1.60)
1st place CSIO5* NC Barcelona (1.45)
Winner of the German Championship
2nd place CSI4* Fontainebleau (1.50)
4th place CHIO Aix la Chapelle (1.55)
Several CSI3*-victories


Two times Olympic gold medalist
“I just wanted to put up a good fast time and I knew she could do that, she’s a very fast horse.”


Olympic bronze medalist, European champion
“This mare is a warrior that
we like to have in our stables.”


Two times German national champion
“For me, Oh d’Eole is one of
the three best horses I have ridden.”


Olympic gold medalist, European champion
The pair claimed victory at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Shanghai and
the World Cup finals in Lyon, France


Olympic bronze medalist, World champion
„She is respectful and very courageous, nevertheless delicate. Pénélope
[Leprevost] told me that she thought
she was a very good mare.”