Having always admired champions Coachwood Mayfly and Mayhem, we went about finding a Medallion mare that exhibited the same attributes to breed to Sadiks Psyche. We found that with Highbury Waltzing Matilda, her floating movement and stunning looks, strong but still refined.
Medallion hardly needs an introduction – he was by the world-renowned Danish stallion May Sherif, who was the sire of more than half a dozen international Grand Prix horses including Matador and Andiamo, both World Cup winners. May Sherif is also recognised for his ability to pass on to his progeny wonderful activity and a special talent for piaffe and passage. Medallion’s dam line was also truly amazing, as it included a long line of internationally successful dressage horses. Medallion’s dam Catherston Desert Gold was by Dutch Gold, one of the leading dressage horses in Britain and who represented England at the World Championships and Olympics with Jennifer Loriston-Clarke. Dutch Gold was in turn by the famous Dutch Courage, the World Bronze Medal Dressage horse and sire of Graded stallions and mares as well as International Dressage horses, Show Jumpers and Eventers. Desert Gold competed Medium level dressage and was from Catherston Lonely Breeze. Catherston Lonely Breeze was Champion Small Hack of the Year at the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley as well as winning at dressage and in the Show ring as a brood mare., her dam, Desert Storm was also a champion Hack winning the overall Hack of the Year at the HOYS and was short-listed for the Mexico Olympics as a Grand Prix Dressage Horse.
Kakoda is the only progeny of Matilda and exceeds expectations. A beautiful bay with super movement showing all the elegance and style that his breeding represents. As a yearling Kakoda was shown twice in 2017 for Eastcoast Arabian Champion Yearling Warmblood Gelding and Australian National Silver Champion Junior Warmblood Gelding.