Ulyss Morinda SF

Male Skewbald 12 years old 1m67

Aptitudes

  • Show jumping

Can produce

  • AA
  • SF
  • Z
  • AES

General comments


Ulyss Morinda, born on May 23 2008, approved as a Selle Francais. Anglo Arab and AES stallion, and with a CIRALE osteo-articulaire score of 5*, as well as tested negative for PSSM1 and other ailments (see his complete results on this page), has experienced a meteoric rise to the top level in his sport in just three short years. This is not astonishing if we examine his ancestral blood line which takes him back to the famous UTRICULE (who was ridden by Marc Roguet). You will find the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 available in detail on a PDF on this page.


On the 16th of June 2019, in England, Ulyss Morinda broke into the small circle of 1m60 Grand Prix winners. It was the biggest and most important victory of his career. Here is what was written in Grand Prix, one of the numerous magazines which covered the event.


“With great style, Rik Hemeryck beat a whole host of British riders on their home ground in the 4* Grand Prix at Bolesworth! Riding Ulyss Morinda, an eleven year old Selle Francais stallion, the Belgian rider executed a perfect jump off in a time of 38.33 seconds. Three tenths of a second slower was the American Laura Kraut who came second with Vvaramog de Breve, followed by the British Ellen Whitaker, also double clear in 39.31 seconds."


You can also read about Ulyss and Rik’s victory in Horse and Hound, Web Stallions and many other equestrian publications in many languages!

Results

2012 : He completed 11 clear rounds out of 14 outings as a 4 year old, of which one was during the final at Fontainebleau, finishing up being classed as ‘Very Good’.


2014 : As a 6 year old he was Champion of France in the Hunter Style at Fontainebleau with a mark of 19 out of 20 for his final course, and was classed as ‘Elite’.


2015 : He joined the stables of the Belgian rider Rik Hemeryck in January and developed in CSIYH classes, regularly going clear in the 7 year old events. He was approved as a Selle Français stallion in September 2015. He also won the Masters Young SF Stallions for 7 year olds in Saint-Lô : he obtained 16/20 during the conformation and paces presentation, 9/10 for style and 8.5 / 10 for willingness, intelligence over poles and his bloodline. He was classified ‘Very Promising’ in the Guide to young Selle Français stallions 2016.


In 2016, he was a good winner in CSI at 1m40 level: a winner in the 3* CSI at Bonheiden, 3rd in the 2* CSI during the Longines Masters of Paris, 4th and 7th in the 2* CSI at  Kronenberg… 


2017: He won the 1m50 Grand Prix at the 2* CSI in Lier, was the winner, and also came 2nd and 4th in 1m40 events at the 2* CSI in Villeneuve Loubet, came 5th in the 1m40 at the 3* CSI in Hardelot, and came 7th in a 1m45 at the 3* CSI in Lanaken… ISO 150


In 2018, he started the year, from his second competition by being placed 2nd in the 3* BONHEIDEN Grand Prix. Ulyss went clear in the jump-off and finished 0.89 seconds behind Daniel Deusser. He finished 7th in a 1m50 class at the 4* CSI in Bourg en Bresse. Then in June, he won the 1st round qualifier for the Grand Prix at the 4* CSI in Gross Viegeln, Germany. Placed in two competitions at the 3* in Knokke, he went on to produce his first placing in a 1m60 Grand Prix in the 4* CSI at Samorin. He was placed in the 5* CSIO at Gijon (Spain) where he was participating in his first Nations Cup. ISO 160. He went well in both heats of 1m60, and proved to Peter Weinberg (the chef d’equipe for the Belgian team who was there at Gijon) that he deserved to have been selected. 


In 2019, after a few small placings, Ulyss finished 4th in the 1m50 Grand Prix in Bonheiden in April, then came 3rd in the qualifying round of the 1m50 class at Maubeuge in May. Then he performed beautifully in the 1m55 Grand Prix at the International Bourg en Bresse Show, but had a regrettable 4 faults. He made up for this by flying over and winning the 1m60 HARTHILL Grand Prix at Bolesworth in England on June 16, 2019, held over two rounds. Then he won a 1m45 class at the 3* CSI in Knokke (Belgium) and was placed 8th in the 1m55 class. This was the year he tackled his first 1m60 Grand Prix classes in 5* competitions. 


In 2020, after a first CSI at Lier (3 clears), Ulyss and Rik began the year with a roll of drums at the CSI in Royan. They won the 1,45 m Ranking.

Sir : Utah Van Erpekom AES

Utah Van Erpekom

Dam : Circée De L'erdre SF

Circee de l'Erdre

Second mare : Piperazine Laleu SF

Piperazine Laleu

Third mare : Utricule SF

Utricule

Pedigree

His father, Utah van Erpekom, ridden by John Whitaker, won in classes up to 1.60 m and in 5* CSIO. His mother Circée de l'Erdre, with a 130 index, is the issue of a prestigious Selle Francais line, marked 8 out of 10 by the ANSF. Her blood line is traceable to UTRICULE, Marc Roguet’s Grand Prix mare, who was mother of Quabri de Laleu and Piperazine Laleu, the grandmother of Ulyss Morinda who was one of the best six year olds of her generation and gave birth, amongst others, to Module d’Auzay, ISO 149. Ulyss Morinda has a uterine brother who is a stallion, Sikkim Fontanel, exported to Italy, and a uterine sister, Thais Fontanel, ISO 129.

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CSIO 5* of Gijon : Nations' Cup and Grand Prix 1,60 m, August 2018

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Highlights of 2017

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Highlights of 2016

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Ulyss 7 years old, 2015

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Ulyss winner of the 7 years old Selle Français Stallion Masters, Saint-Lô 2015

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Ulyss 3 years old, 2011

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Ulyss 2 years old, 2010

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Ulyss in 2008 and 2009, foal and yearling