AN international showjumper based in North Yorkshire is aiming to “bring Europe’s best bloodlines” to the UK.

Jamie Gornall, who has a yard at Kirk Hammerton near York, has ridden for some of showjumping’s biggest names including Di Lampard, Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Janne Meyer, John Whitaker and Ludger Beerbaum.

He has spent the past few years developing his Yorkshire base, which has built up a team of showjumping horses with “a focus on outstanding bloodlines” and is now offering semen from its competition stallions.

Christian 25 and Carsten, currently competing around Europe, joined the Gornall Equestrian team in late 2016 and are being aimed at the very top of the sport.

Mr Gornall said: “Gornall Equestrian strives for excellence and my team and I are confident that stallions we have are not only fantastic competition horses in their own right, but also offer the best possible pedigrees for horses destined for a career in showjumping. I am thrilled to be able to provide semen from some of the best bloodlines in Europe to riders here in the UK.”

During his time in Europe, Mr Gornall rode for the Holsteiner Verband breeding association in Germany, “strengthening his knowledge and understanding of the top European bloodlines”.

Christian 25 has several offspring which are already licensed stallions. As a young stallion, Christian achieved the highest scores in his 30-day test for his stallion licensing, including four 10s. Carsten is a bay Holstein showjumping stallion by Cassini I. He was previously ridden by Marco Kutscher. Cassini I also sired several top international showjumpers, including 2006 World Champion Cumano.