Darkminster - 2004 Blk stallion by DISTELFINK

2004 Black NZ Sport Horse stallion - 16.2 hh

Brdy by Maurice Beatson 

DARKMContentINSTER is an exciting combination of New Zealand’s best ever jumping and eventing sire in DISTELFINK with the top eventing bloodlines of WESTMINSTER. Making him arguably one of the best NZ bred eventing stallions but also equally suited as a jumping sire. He was bred by show jumper Maurice Beatson.

Colour2004 Black - 16.2 hh
RegistrationNZ Sport Horse
BreederMaurice Beatson
ProgenyFirst foals born 2009
StatusNatural & Chilled semen - $1200 + gst - FRS

One of the last foals by DISTELFINK, DARKMINSTER was broken in and started jumping with his breeder/owner Maurice Beatson before an unfortunate injury meant he will never compete.


DISTELFINK was NZs leading sire of showjumpers since results were first computerized and he remained leading showjumping sire for 14 years in a row until his death in March 2004.  DISTELFINK produced Horse of the Year Winners, Young Horse of the Year, Show Hunter of the Year and national champions in dressage and eventing. He was also ranked 3rd in the world on the WBCSH/FEI sires list for event horses in 1997/98 season. His record of success has been unparalleled.


WESTMINSTER was a thoroughbred sire by GROSVENOR out of Apple Blossom by Bismark.Westminster produced many top international event horses including 3* eventers Bates Our Questionair, GV Tuscany and 4* eventer Glenbuck of Zara Phillips.  He was a Group 1 winning racehorse winning  the MVRC Manikato S., VRC Cantala S., and the ARC Railway H.

 Through Pegasus Joy, the dam lines goes back to Ruling and Head Hunter, both known to produce great jumpers.


DARKMINSTER is a beautiful type of stallion – very scopey with a fabulous jump according to Maurice. He is kind and intelligent and relates well to what is happening around him. They are all stunning and athletic types with beautiful elevated movement and an equally impressive jump. We have now broken in two geldings that are for sale Da Vinci LS and Dusk Till Dawn LS