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Posted on 12 Oct 2020 by Charlotte Smet

Last week, we reviewed the best broodmares of the past year. However this week, we decided to take a look at the ‘older’ mares by zooming in on the “Proven Mares” ranking, where broodmares are ranked based on the number of Black Type offspring. For this piece, we will discuss the two mares who have given life to the highest number of Black Type offspring. Both Ueleme and Cordula de Laubry are the mothers of 13 Black Type horses.



The first mare with 13 Black Type offspring is the Selle Français mare, Ueleme. Her breeder, Daniel Millet combined the SF stallion Nelfo du Misnel with his Pontecoulant mare for Ueleme to see life in 1986. Not only was she one of the most successful breeding mares to ever exist, giving life to 17 foals out of which 13 are Black Type offspring, she was active at the highest level in the sport herself. Under the French rider, Olivier Jouanneteau, she was part of the winning team at the 1997 Mediterranean Games in Italy, she won the Grand Prix in Franconville in 2000 and won the World Cup qualifier of Bordeaux in 2000 to name only a couple of her many achievements.


The first of her offspring to be successful was a Selle Français gelding, born in 1995, Helico of Lulu. He was bred by Ueleme’s rider, Olivier Jouanneteau, and breeder, Daniel Millet together and competed up to 1.50m level with Spanish rider Inigo Verdugo Velon.


In 1997, the pair paired Ueleme with Qualisco III, of which Kolette is the product. Kolette is a Selle Français mare, who later became known as J’M’En Balance and competed up to 1.45m level with Olivier Jouanneteau.


A year later, in 1998, Daniel Millet combined forces with SNC Haras de Villers to breed Kaeleme. She is a Selle Français mare who competed up to 1.50m level with Olivier Jouanneteau.


The first of Ueleme’s offspring to compete at 1.60m level, was born in 2000, the Selle Français mare, Ma P’tit Lulu. Just like her older siblings, she reached that level under the saddle of Frenchman, Olivier Jouanneteau.


In 2003, two of Ueleme’s offspring were welcomed into the world. Plusjeleme and Parlameme are full sisters, both by the stallion Happy Villers and both competed up to the 1.50 level under Olivier’s daughter, Pauline Jouanneteau. Parlameme is also the mother of Alamene, a mare by Armitage, who currently competes at 1.50m level under the French rider, Gregory Cottard. Last month even, she was seventh in a 1.45m class at the CSI5* of St Tropez.


Two years later, the full brother to Plusjeleme and Parlameme was born. R’bus is a Selle Français- approved stallion who jumped up to 1.45m level under the father-daughter duo, Olivier and Pauline Jouanneteau.


The year 2006 marked the birth of Signee Lulu. She was incredibly successful up until 1.50m level under French rider, Vincent Balleux, with multiple placings in 2* and 3* Grand Prix.

Seven years after the birth of her full sister Ma P’tite Lulu, Top Lulu by Quidam de Revel was born in 2007. She was very successful under the saddle of Spanish young rider, Otti Verdu Vidal. They won and placed in multiple 1.50m national Grand Prix together. They also represented Spain at two youth European Championships as well as gathering multiple placings in international competitions up to 1.55m level.ç


That same year, Tandeme was born. She is a grey mare by Norman Pre Noir who competed up to 1.45m level under Frenchmen, Clement Deshayes and Cédric Angot.



2008 offered Plusjeleme and Parlameme another full sister with the birth of Ululu by Happy Villers. She was active at 1.45m level under French rider, Aymeric de Ponnat, but is currently being ridden by another Frenchman, Quentin Sejourne.


Voyageur of Lulu is a son of Armitage who was born in 2009. He was active internationally up to 1.45m level under Cédric Angot.


Last but not least, Ueleme’s last offspring, Bibici might be the most successful. The 9 year old is a mare by Norman Pre Noir, which means she is a full sister to Tandeme, and is currently active at the highe

st level under French rider, Gregory Cottard. They were 4th in the CSI4* Grand Prix of Rouen last year. More recently, they have picked up multiple placings in the big classes at the 4* and 5* shows in St Tropez. Just a few weeks ago, the couple cleared the fences in the 1.60m CSI5* Grand Prix, however one time penalty kept them out of the jump-off, making them have to settle for 10th place.


It is interesting to note that, out of Ueleme’s 17 offspring, 13 of them were mares and out of her Black Type offspring ten were mares and three were male.



Cordula de Laubry


Cordula de Laubry is the second mare to have 13 Black Type offspring. The daughter of For Pleasure out of a Darco mother was born in 2002 and registered in the BWP studbook. She is also the full sister to Un Laubry de Muze who jumped up to 145 level. Cordula, who is a breeding product of Haras de Laubry, has a total of 28 offspring, of which 13 are Black Types.


Her first year of breeding, 2005, got off to a great start. First of all with her daughter, Folie de Muze, by Nabab de Reve. Folie was bred by Barbara Van Vossel and competed up to 1.45m level under Danish veteran rider, Mette Kofoed.


That same year marked the birth of the great stallion, Fantomas de Muze. Fantomas was bred by Joris de Brabander, is approved for BWP and is still active in the sport today under his loyal pilot, Belgian lady rider Karline de Brabander. Since 2014, they have regularly been placed in big classes up to 5* 1.60m classes and have represented Belgium on Nations Cup teams. Fantomas has also proven to be a great partner in six-bar classes and puissances, frequently placing in the top five in these classes. At 15 years of age, Fantomas seems as great as ever, jumping into 5th place in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Oliva earlier this year.


The full brother to Folie de Muze, Global, was born one year later in 2006. The BWP gelding was bred by Samuel de Pauw and Ward De Bie and is successful at the highest level under Luxembourgish rider, Christian Weier. Together they have placings up to 5* 1.65m classes and Nations Cup appearances. The couple represented Luxembourg at two European Championships, in Aachen in 2015 and Göteborg in 2017, as well as at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon two years ago.


One year later, breeder Gitta Maerten saw her BWP filly by Nabab de ReveHautaine de Muze for the first time. Hautaine is a full sister to Folie de Muze and Global who competed up to 1.50m level with Austrian rider, Gerfried Puck.


The same year, in 2007, Joris de Brabander matched Cordula to Tinka’s Boy to breed Hallina de Muze. She competed up to 1.45m level with Dutch lady rider, Lisa Nooren and more recently under Belgian rider, Olivier Vandamme.


In 2008 Hallina welcomed two full siblings: Indiego de Lauzelle and Igor de Muze. Indiego de Lauzelle was bred by Rik Hemeryck and showjumped up to 1.45m under French rider, Alexis Bonnard. The couple also evented at CCI1* level.


Igor de Muze is a BWP gelding, bred by Joris de Brabander. He jumped up to 1.60m level and represented Italy in Nations Cups with his rider, Marco Viviani.


In 2009, Eric Polfliet bred Nabab de Reve to Cordula once again, resulting in Jorden van de Kruishoeve. He jumped up to 1.50m level with Miguel Viana and is currently showed by Angolan rider, Rodney Jongschaap.


One year later, in 2010, Stal Van den Bisschop bred yet another Nabab de Reve son, Komeet vd Bisschop. He is very successful on the Swedish national circuit under his Swedish rider, Niklas Arvidsson. Two months ago, the pair was second in a 1.50m national Grand Prix in Norrköping.


In 2011, Cordula gave three Black Type offspring. First off is another Nabab de Reve son, Lord de Muze, who jumped up to the highest level with Frenchman, Mathieu Billot. Last year, the pair was third in a 1.50m class at the  CSI5*-W in Lyon.


Lector vd Bisschop is a Bamako de Muze stallion, approved for sBs studbook. He competed up to 1.45m level with Belgian riders, Koen Vereecke and Karline de Brabander.



Thirdly, London-Eye de la Pomme is a son of Elvis ter Putte, who competes up to 1.45m level on the Italian national circuit with his rider Eugenio Grimaldi.


The last Black Type offspring of Cordula was born in 2012 with the name Malissa de Muze. She is a mare who jumps up to 1.50m level with Italian Lorenzo de Luca. Last year, the pair ended 11th in the World Championships for 7 years old.


It is interesting to note that six out of 13 Black Type offspring are by Nabab de Reve, this means that there are six full siblings that jump 1.45m or higher. When looking at the sex of Cordula’s offspring, it seems that her sons are more successful than her daughters. Out of her 28 offspring, 15 are male and 13 are female, however when we take a look at her Black Type offspring, it shows that only four of them are mares and the remaining nine are male.

Both mares have 13 Black Type offspring, however as Ueleme’s Bibici was her last foal, that number is unlikely to change in her case. Cordula de Laubry has four more offspring who are younger than eight years old, which means that they could become Black Types in the future for their mother to take the leading spot in Hippomundo’s “Proven Mares” ranking. As for now, only time will tell.



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