Dejan Krunic Sporthoses was honored to have Nina Simone DKS chosen to be featured in the FENCES auction among their three year-old jumpers at the incredibly prestigious auction in Fontainebleau, France on August 31, 2016. Nina Simone DKS was selected by FENCES for inclusion at the beginning of the summer, after producing very exciting results in their trials held in Normandy. She was prepared for this by Amy Graham of Haras du Ry, who ensured that she was ready, willing and able to do the job for Fences. Great job Amy, Manu and everyone at Haras du Ry!
Nina Simone DKS is a striking, scopey, and kind mare by the famous stallion Kannan out Centina (by Cento). This brave and athltic mare is destined for the 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 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!