Hélios Morinda SF

Male Skewbald 3 years old

General comments

The superb Helios Morinda, an immense well marked colt foal, was born on the 26th of April 2017, in fine form. We have just carried out genetic tests on him and he has been revealed to be HOMOZYGOUS for the Tobiano (coloured) gene and also the Black gene (the test is published on this page), Seeing that as well he only possesses a single example of the Agouti gene, he will be able, unlike his father Ulyss Morinda, his grandfather Visage Van de Olmenhoeve and Flamboyant V Morinda (to give examples of Selle Français coloured stallions) to produce black and white coloured foals (Black Pies or Piebalds) and and not just brown and white foals (Bay Pies or Skewbalds). He will not produce chestnut and white foals (Chestnut Pies). On top of this we have also verified that Helios Morinda does not carry any genetic diseases, style PSSSM1. Helios is the Greek personification of the sun and of light. In Homeric poetry about Helios he is represented as the son of Hyperion and the titaness Euryphaessa. This is a wink to his father Ulyss, through Homer and Greek mythology. He was also the god who was the guarantor of oaths and of the gift of sight. It was he who returned sight to the giant Orion. There’s often confusion between Apollo and Helios, the sun god, all the more so as they sometimes are given the same surname – Phoebus – “the brilliant”. A very good name for an exceptional colt.


At three years old, Hélios, still very sweet natured, continues to grow. He is going to be a real giant, with more than his fair share of bulk, but nontheless plenty of energy. He has a “gentle strength”. Needless to say that in view of his size we will be asking nothing of him. He will need plenty of time to develop.

Sir : Ulyss Morinda SF

Ulyss Morinda

Dam : Audace Kalone SF

Audace Kalone

Second mare : Idée Du Bourg SFA

Idée du Bourg

Third mare : Rebecca Du Bourg SFA

Rebecca du Bourg

Pedigree

His father Ulyss Morinda, 5 * at the CIRALE, comes from base bloodline that was marked 8 out of 10 by the Selle Français studbook. The line goes back to the Grand Prix mare Utricule (by Monceaux, TB) and then to her daughter Piperazine Laleu, mother of several excellent horses. Ulyss is a carrier of 5 Thoroughbred blood lines, one of which is the famous Laudanum but there’s also Ladykiller, Furioso, Pericles and Monceaux. As a maternal grandfather he also has Jalisco B whom he very much resembles. You can go to his page to see the details of his wonderful bloodline and photos and videos of his performances. Ulyss Morinda, Hunter Champion of France as a six year old came back to his true discipline, the CSO in 2015 as a seven year old.


Ridden from now on by Rik Hemeryck (a Belgian), he won the Young Stallions SF Masters for seven year olds (classed as ‘Very Promising’ by the ANSF) and at nine years old, he was already a winner and had been placed in numerous outings in 1.50m classes (CSI 3*). He took part in his first CSI 5* in Rotterdam in June 2017 and his first 1.55m at the end of the year. He is ISO 150 (2017).


In 2018, Ulyss is confirming his quality, being placed 2nd at the start of the year in the 1.50m (3*) Grand Prix at Bonheiden (just half a second off Daniel Deusser), placed 7th in the 1.50m Bourg en Bresse Show Jumping (4*) and jumping in the 1.55m at Maubeuge with and incredible effortlessness. He is now performing in Grand Prix 1,60 m.


In 2019 he confirmed his position once again : he’s been placed several times over 1m50/1m55, and won a 1m60 Grand Prix in England (see the section News).  He’s also taken part in his first 5* Rolex Grand Prix and proved he has the ability to jump anything he meets at this level.


His mother, Audace Kalone, also Selle Francais, was put directly into reproduction thanks to her excellent genetics and her superb conformation. She is a daughter of Visage Van de Olmenhoeve (who is presented in detail on this site), one of the only two coloured stallions to have competed in classes up to 1.60m and in CSIO and CCE. Audace Kalone's mother, Idée du Bourg, daughter of Socrate de Chivre, was a brilliant winner as a four year old with 14/14 clear rounds, one of eight equal Champions and classed as Elite. Two of her uterine brothers competed internationally: Dandy du Bourg (CSIO) ridden by Luis Astolfi (Jeux de Jerez) and Cascadeur du Bourg (CSI). Amongst her produce already of an age to compete, Op’La de la Roque was 5th in the Four Year Old Hunter Championship, and 11th as a five year old; Queenie de la Roque was placed in CSI competitions for young horses ridden by Alain Bourdon, being a finalist at six years old and then continuing in CSI as an eight year old; Rapido de la Roque was a finalist in the Belgian Classics cycle for horses of five years of age and lastly Virtuose Kalone has been much noticed in Eventing.

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Hélios, 3 years old, April 2020

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Hélios, 2 years old, August 2019

Hélios Morinda - <b>Hélios, 2 years old, August 2019</b>

Hélios, 2 years old, August 2019

Hélios Morinda - <b>Hélios, 2 years old, August 2019</b>

Hélios, 2 years old, August 2019

Hélios Morinda - Hélios almost 8 months old, December 2017

Hélios almost 8 months old, December 2017

Hélios Morinda - Hélios August 14 and 16, 2017

Hélios August 14 and 16, 2017

Hélios Morinda - Hélios 3 months and a half, August 7 2017

Hélios 3 months and a half, August 7 2017

Hélios Morinda - Helios 14 days on May 10, 2017

Helios 14 days on May 10, 2017

Hélios Morinda - His birth on the 26th of April 2017 and his first days

His birth on the 26th of April 2017 and his first days