2002, Bay Anglo-Arab Stallion Primitive Rising x Doyenne
Persiflage is an elegant Anglo Arab stallion with the impressive and fluent movement of his famous sire and with the grace and agility of his dam's family (from which the famous eventer Tamarillo also springs). As of 2012, he has 60 Persiflage is a keen and agile jumper. He started 2012 at Intermediate eventing level at Tweseldown in March and then went clear at the Houghton CIC*** and at Advanced level at Burnham Market. He was also 4th at Advanced level at Aston le Walls in July.
Persiflage is suitable to sire Eventers and Endurance horses. He has been covering mares during his competition career and already has some impressive young stock to show for it. Please visit www.biddesdenstud.co.uk to see a nice selection of photographs of his youngstock.
The illustrious Primitive Rising, who proved himself time and time again in the event field and National Hunt racing. He was a prolific sire of eventers, winning 8 British Horse Foundation Awards and siring the winner of the BYEH on 5 occasions. In 2010 he was 6th in the WBFSH Top 100 sires of eventers in the world. His advanced horses include Cool Mountain (won team gold and individual silver at WEG 2010, 1st Kentucky 4*) Kings Temptress (1st Kentucky 4*,7th Burghley) Primitive Control (6th Badminton, 7th Burghley, competed for GB at the 2002 European championships), Primitive Streak (8th Bramham and Necarne), Jurassic Rising (3rd & 4th Bramham, 1st Blenheim, 5th Le Lion d'angers) and Limestone Rise.
It is key to note to US breeders that Persiflage's dam is the full Arabian mare Doyenne. Doyenne is by the Arabian stallion Pavot al Maury, who had four wins in France as a racehorse, and out of the mare Difayah, who was also a racehorse. The perception of Arabian breeding in the United States seems to be more focused on show horses, who show in hand with a very stylized appearance, versus the racing arabian who is more comparable to a TB racehorse or the Endurance horse who is very tough and sound with incredible endurance and heart. This inaccurate perception could be compared to a similar issue with the perception of Quarter Horses --- there is a big difference between a QH racehorse, a QH Western Pleasure horse, and a QH halter horse, yet the perception of most people is to think of a Quarter Horse as a big, bulky, slow horse with tiny feet and a short choppy pony stride!
Foals are eligible for registration with the ISR-Oldenburg registry and with the AHA (out of Arabian, TB, or AA mares).