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Bon Coeur has fantastic elasticity with powerful but light and airy gaits. Translate the name Bon Coeur and you have exactly what characterizes this beautiful black pearl – a good heart!

 “Bon Coeur is a spectacular stallion with brilliant gaits. A rideability that makes it easy for the rider to do the job.”

Carl Hester


Bon Coeur has fantastic elasticity with powerful but light and airy gaits. He was judged a premium stallion in Verden 2014 and won his 30-day test in Schlieckau in a very strong field, achieving a total of 9.1 points for his gaits. During the 30-day test he was rewarded with the maximum 10.0 points several times. Bon Coeur has achieved a score of 9.0 points multiple times for rideability during qualifiers to the Bundeshampionat. He was also champion in Hannover 2016, and was both as a 3-year and 4-year-old Reserve-Bundeschampion in Warendorf. Bon Coeur is a modern sports horse, with three excellent gaits, fantastic mechanics, and superb rideability. He was awarded the Weltmeyer Prize 2017 from the Hanoverian Association for his magnificent year in the sport.

Bon Coeur competed for the first time in Sweden in September 2018 with outstanding results. Securing 93% in his 6-year-old test, with a full 10 points for future potential. He then went on to win his second competion at Advanced Medium level with an impressive 73,2 %. In 2019 he continued his superb track record making a strong start to the 2019 competition season by winning the 7-year class with 80,3%, then going on to even win his second start of the year and securing an early qualification to Falsterbo Horse Show.

Bon Couer with Caroline Darcourt in the saddle had a very successful 7-year season resulting in their selection to the Young Horse World Championships and first reserve place in the German team. Success has continued into the 2020 season with the pair taking 2nd place at St Georges level (72,4%) and securing their first International Intermediate I win (71,9%) in Wellington. In the second week at Wellington their strong season continued by winning the CD1I* Prix St George class with 72,9%.


Bon Couer`s foals have become very popular at the foal auctions, and despite their young age have made strong impressions on several top European dressage riders. During the elite foal auction in Munich in July 2018 the most expensive foal was sired by Bon Couer. In August Bon Couer had a total of 24 sons presented in Hannover. In October 2018 during the stallion test in Verden seven out of eight of his sons were approved, and 2 became premium stallions. Bon Couer became the stallion with the highest number of approved sons.

During 2019 Bon Couer continued to show what strong off-spring he produced with both his sons presented during the Oldenburg performance show becoming premium stallions. One of which became the winning stallion and sold in the following auction to DLZ Lodbergen for 660 000 Euro.

Bon Couer`s son Atterupgaaards Barcelo won in 2019 the Danish 35 days performance test with 914,5 points.


You can read more about Bon Couer`s sire, Benetton Dream FRH 1301, here.

The grandsire, Sandro Hit, has proven success both as a breeding stallion and a high-level dressage horse. With merits including winning the World Young Horse championships 6-year class and being a national champion. He has produced countless offspring who compete at S-level, a large number of which have competed in World Cup finals, Olympic Games and other major championships.

In the third generation is the grand dam Carismo, by Calypso II. The jumping bloodlines found longer back in the pedigree have certainly contributed to the strong active canter and powerful hind legs. Especially in combination with Sando Hit, Calypso II has sired some very successful dressage horses.

Bon Coeur is approved by SWB, Oldenburg, Westfalen and the South German Federation.

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