Wish Upon a Star

Advanced Event Horse

16.1hh Chestnut  Sire: Gribaldi  Dam: Pasmiek  Approved: BWBS & SHB(GB).

WISH UPON A STAR is Grafham’s fabulous outcross stallion by GRIBALDI – used at home on the JUMBO mares. 

He is the only stallion at the stud who is not homebred and was purchased in Holland as a 2 yr old on account of his outstanding conformation, lovely bloodlines and super jump – all coupled with an incredible temperament. 

He was produced as a 4 yr old for both the SHB and BWBS Stallion Gradings which he passed with flying colours. He was then lightly competed winning his very first BYEH qualifier. As a 5 year old he returned to the SHB Grading where he gained lifetime approval and stood Champion – he then commenced his eventing career.
Wiz quickly qualified for Burghley again and finished 4th in a hotly contested final. He also started ‘eventing properly’ and won a couple of events and 15 points in the process. All this was coupled with a busy stud season where his temperament proved exceptional – switching with ease between covering and competing.

As a 6 yr old he continued to shine collecting  points in 8 of his 9 runs – winning 3 outright including his first two CIC 1*. He finished the season on 48 points and covered a big book of mares too.

During 2010/11 he continued to run well with a 2nd at Tattersalls and a win at Barbury finishing on 186 points – a stunning result marred only by a elimination at Osberton 2* due to the jockey taking the wrong course!

In 2012 he was competed very lightly due to a huge number of bookings at stud. Despite this he won the Advanced at Aston along with another 60 points in just a handful of competitions.
In 2013 Wizard stayed at Grafham again attracting a large book of mares whilst the youngest stallion THE PHILANDARER took his place eventing. 
WISH UPON A STAR is a carrier for Fragile Foal Syndrome. Both mares and stallions can be carriers and there is only a risk attached when breeding a carrier mare to a carrier stallion. Carriers themselves have no symptoms and their health, wellbeing, performance and soundness issues are not affected by carrier status.
As with many autosomal disorders responsible breeding should be encouraged. It is also important not to narrow the gene pool in either mares or stallions by excluding those of carrier status who have the pedigree, performance and conformation credentials to merit breeding status.
Therefore to encourage responsible breeding we request that your mare (Warmblood, TB or with Arab blood) is tested for Fragile Foal Syndrome. The cost of the test is 35.00 and is a simple hair test which is done by Animal Generics in Truro. www.animalgenetics.eu
Grafham Stud will deduct the cost of this test from your stud fee when you pay and will only accept NN (negative mares). This will ensure there is no risk of breeding an affected animal.


Stud Fees

Amazing value at just £575.00
(no VAT) NFFR. Concessions available to Advanced mares.
Fresh/chilled and frozen semen available.

Wish Upon A Star will be standing in Devon for 2019

 Contact tel: 
Helen 07795 167353 or Carolyn on 07860 111190

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Dressage

Believed to be the only graded stallion standing in this country by Gribaldi (The number 1 sire in Europe, Internationally successful Grand Prix dressage horse and already the sire of 10 licensed stallions including Painted Black).

Cross Country

In his first season eventing he ran nine times, finishing in the top three on no less than seven occasions from Intro to Novice and collecting 15 points.

He also won his only BYEH qualifier and finished a credible 4th at the final as well as finishing Reserve Champion Sport Horse at the SPORT HORSE BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPS at Addington

Show Jumping

Even with limited outings Wish Upon A Star made a great start to his competition career by winning his Burghley Young Event Horse qualifier, scoring an amazing 15 out of 15 for conformation and also jumping a double clear in his only PAVO qualifier.

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