Kannan has passed away

24 January 2020

At the age of 28, Kannan was one of the best stallions on the planet. He could boast an impressive line offspring, including Olympic Champion Nino des Buissonnets, World Cup final winner Paille de la Roque, and also Quabri de l'Ile, Quorida de Treho, Oh d'Eole, A Big Boy and so many others.

Spotted by Guido Bruynickx, he started his international career with François Mathy Jr. before being sold to Michel Hécart with whom he went on to perform at the highest level.

This winter, the France Elevage Group decided to acquire the last remaining shares in him to become the full owner and thus offer the market the semen straws collected during his Belgian youth, as well as during his career at the Haras de la Roque stud.

At 28, Kannan was still in great shape. Still ridden for short hacks, he would go out to the paddock every day but this morning he suffered a heart attack that took him from us.