Selle Francais, 1999, 171 cm
Leprince des Bois is sired by British bred Yarlands Summer Song who was ranked in the WBFSH top 10 Eventing sires for 10 years. Summer Song's sire Fleetwater Opposition is a legend in eventing circles and has produced numerous international eventers (Opposition Buzz, Ngong Hills, and Absolute Opposition). The dam of Leprince has also produced one other 4* offspring (Popof Des Bois), and she is by a son of the great Olympian, Galoubet A, the sire of Olympic Champion and triple World Cup Champion Baloubet du Rouet.
Leprince competed internationally with German rider Kai Ruder for 8 years and amongst many other outstanding results finished 4th at Pau 2010, 11th at Badminton 2011 and 8th at Burghley 2012.
Leprince was retired sound in 2014 after winning the German junior eventing championships with 16yo Kristen Rickert. Due to his busy competition schedule the majority of his offspring have yet to reach maturity. He is 65% TB and produces intelligent, easy horses and passes on his tremendous scope and stamina.