There is a Belgian expression that goes: “goed bloed kan niet liegen”, freely translated: “Gifted blood never lies”. Although originally used to address someone’s noble descent, Belgian horse breeders adopted the expression and used it to show that good showjumping horses almost exclusively stem from good showjumping genes.
Joris De Brabander, himself already of the right breed with his father also being a horseman, has always used this mantra in his breeding, using amazing mares and the best sires to attain the best possible result. And the results have shown. Many great horses were born with the suffix “de Muze” or discovered at a young age by Joris De Brabander. Glock’s London (born as Carembar de Muze), Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof, Nabab de Rêve and World Champion Vigo d’Arsouilles held up the honours for Stal de Muze in the past, but a new generation is already knocking on the door. Just watch out for many more great horses coming from his stables in Belgian Sint-Niklaas.