Nina Simone DKS is a striking, scopey, and kind mare by the famous stallion Kannan out Centina (by Cento). This brave and athletic mare is destined for big sport. She impressed during the Fences Auction selection and really dazzled during the Fences Elite Auction on August, 31, 2016, where she was one of the top sellers of her lot.
Kannan, himself an international jumper under the saddle of Michel Hecart, is one of the best stallions in the world. A former #1 on the WBFSH stallion rankings, Kannan has produced many top international jumpers, including the 2012 Olympic winner Nino des Buissonnets, the 2015 World Cup winner Albfuhren Paille, and the stunning Quabri de l'Ile. Cento, Nina Simone's dam sire, is himself a former Olympic and European Champion, and World Cup winner.
We REALLY like the cross of German blood with Kannan, so much so that we have already bred Centina's daghter Kumana (by Cumano) to Kannan twice, with great results.
Nina Simone was purchased at FENCES 2016 by Claire Franzoni Eliot who rides and trains in France at the Ecuries de la Pointe. We wish them both the best, and can't wait to see what spectacular things they accomplish together!