Hitoshi is a son of Winningmood, a stallion currently proving very successful at the highest international level with Luciana Diniz and making an impact as a breeding stallion. Winningmood is by Darco, one of the best sport sires of all time, having no less than 40 registered progeny in the Breeding Guide for international showjumping horses. As a sport horse, Darco has been placed in both the World Equestrian Games and the Olympic Games under Ludo Philippaerts.
Hitoshi’s dam-line is no less impressive, with his dam being by Sioux de Baugy, who has been a very successful breeding stallion in his own right, himself being by the great French ‘Chef de Race’, Grand Veneur. Grand Veneur has produced more than 320 successful showjumpers and more than 100 approved sons, such as Le Tot de Semilly, Sioux de Baugy and Major de la Cour. Further down the pedigree comes Lurano, who is by Lugano I, the grandsire of the wonderful Darco.
Hitoshi has become our Grand Prix champion, having won three 1,50m Grands Prix in 2017. Not only does he attract attention due to his striking looks, beautiful jump and superb technique, but also due to his outstanding achieves in the 1,50m classes with Nicole Horwood.