Take it 2 the Limit is certainly a stallion of high calibre and is available both AI & natural covering with amazing fertility in both. He has proved himself to be a true producer of performance horses of all disciplines and his stock are proving this time and time again. 

"He’s one of the nicest youngsters I’ve ever had. His jump is to die for and he has the right paces and attitude to go with it."  -  Leslie Law

Take it 2 the Limit was hand-picked in France for Hartpury College by Olympic Gold medallist Leslie Law who trained and lightly competed him with great success. They crowned the first season with Take it 2 the Limit being placed fourth in the final of the Winergy Burghley Young Event Horse and third in the final of the PAVO British Breeding Championships.

Olympic Rider Jeanette Brakewell took over the education of the promising young Stallion from Leslie in 2006 and the partnership worked very well. Highlights in 2006 include being placed at the CCI* at the Mitsubishi Motors Hartpury Three Day Event and winning at Purston Manor. In 2007 the team had great success coming third at Houghton International CCI** and ending the season with victory at Burnham Market. 

Take it 2 the Limit

Gaub - Peseta De Sivola


Bay 16.1 Selle Francais

£700 NFFR

Advanced Eventer (297 BE points)

Available both natural & AI


Jeanette Brakewell said “he is consistent in all three paces due to his level temperament.  The toughness of the Selle Francais, combined with the TB are qualities needed for the modern event horse.”

He was 3rd at Chatsworth ***, 2nd at Aston Le-Walls and by far the best British horse. When his demand for Stud duties increased he went back to Hartpury to Stand at Stud. He has jumped clear XC at every Advanced/*** event in his career! and with 297 BE points he went to Stud without a mark on his legs.


He has paraded at Burghley more than once and was asked to parade at Badminton in 2013.


The fact that he could compete and go to Stud is a great tribute to his temperament.

Examples of video footage of Take it 2 the Limit

A small account of some of Take it 2 the Limits’ progeny who are Eventing worldwide:

Take it 2 the Limit’s very first foal Hartpury Make It A Double (out of a Welton Crackerjack x Kalaglow mare) has started his competition career as a 5 y/o with so far (1/10) double C/R in 2 out of 3 BE90 classes!


Limited Edition, as a Yearling was the highest scoring yearling in Eventing in the UK in the BEF Futurity Scheme 2013.


Sky Take 2 owned by Laura Varty-Lindsay competed at British Young Event Horse Trials at Burgham International Horse Trials where he was placed a very respectable 7th. This was his first time at such a huge event.

Hartpury Take it 2 the Top (57 BE points) out of Top Totty III has been in the final of BYEH Qualifications after a brilliant 2nd place at Homne. Take it 2 the Top ended 4th & 2nd Best British Bred in the Lycetts BE Young Horse Championships! Also Clear XC 1st Intermediate Event & 5th at Gatcombe BYEH. His owner describes him as a winning machine!

John Wayne (out of a Krisinsky x Welton Apollo mare) won his first ODE and went on to Qualify for the BE 4y/o Championships. As five year old John Wayne has been double C/R five out of six competitions.

Hartpury Top Gun (out of a Puissance x Duca di Busted, ISH mare) scored a very high 1st Premium Diploma (8.93) with 9.5 for athleticism, 9.25 for temperament & ended as 5th Best 3 y/o Eventer in the Futurity. Top Gun did his first XC competition at Stafford BE Horse Trials, where he placed 3rd. He Qualified for the BE 4 y/o Championships. As a 5 y/o Top Gun has been in the BYEH Qualification Finals twice with comments “Best canter of the day”. Then he progressed & went on to be 3rd at Chatsworth ***, 2nd at Aston Le-Walls & by far the Best British horse.

Volentieri out of Hendrewen Bounty (Advanced Event mare) owned by Moira Williams Qualified for the 4 year old British Young Horse Event at Keysoe. In 2019 she was mentioned in The Irish Times for being placed 6th in the Michael Leonard 5/9 year old Champs in Ballindenisk. This is an Irish Eventing National Class competed at 1* level. She was the only British Bred horse to be placed, where she finished on her Dressage score of 34.3 having gone double clear SJ & XC.

Burnock Bright Limit (29 BE points) by Take it 2 the Limit out of Bright Ditty, owned by Ilona Lang. Bright Limit has had an amazing career, being 2nd in her first Intermediate, won a Novice & was placed I three Novices. She has also Qualified for three Novice Finals & the British Intermediate Championship at Gatcombe. Burnock Bright Limit ridden by Dannie Morgan went double clear Newcomers & then did her first Foxhunter at Crofton, mostly at 1.25m, where she popped around the course easily!

Hartpury Roxette, Topwood Rolex, Hartpury Milady all placed eventing as 5/6 year olds.


Also, Hartpury Twilight who was jointly owned by Tom Searle and Mr and Mrs G Davis at Dauntsey Horse Trials competing in the BE 100 where he jumped a double clear at his second BE event. Hartpury Twilight now Fernhill Limited Edition is now owned by Paul Green is successfully competing over in the USA. See website for further photos, or visit United States Eventing Association website for up to date results.


Lil's Unlimited Lass (84 BE points) out of Galilee an AES mare by Gordios. Some of her achievements include a double clear 1st Novice, Qualified Dressage Elementary Regionals twice. She was placed 2nd in the Summer Regionals Medium & Qualified for Dressage Championships. Double clear SJ Foxhunter at Summerhouse & Allens Hill, Fountainbleau CIC** 19th out of 104. Won Intermediate at Wellington, clear at Gatcombe Intermediate CIC class. She has produced a foal & is now back in work again.

Hartpury Sky Is The Limit (out of Sammy Jo G, Concorde x Zevenster KWPN mare) who has 211 BE & Irish Eventing points was 2nd 6 year old CCI* Osberton 2013, August 2015 won Tweseldown OI. Aston le Wells winner of 8/9 year old Advanced Class only one to have optimum time across 4 sections, finished on Dressage 32.3, 6th first CCI** at Hartpury with the fastest time of the day.


Hartpury Sky is the Limit is now successfully Eventing in Ireland with owner/ rider Clare Lambert. To date they have finished on their dressage scores twice out of the three Eventing Ireland competitions.


4 year old 2 Unlimited full brother to Lils Unlimited Lass had a great outing to Allens Hill, his owner Hannah Jones described him as "working in well for their Prelim 18 to score 69.23%. There was loads to look at and a little spook at the horse jumping next door was fabulous experience for him! He then jumped a good round at 85cm with just an unlucky clipped pole at the last, feeling much more consistent and balanced in the canter".

He went to the NAF International Hartpury Horse Trials for his second Burghley Young Event Horse class. He jumped a brilliant round with very well dressed up to height fences! Finished just outside the top 10 in 11th on the same score as 10th! 

At the Limit (Take It 2 The Limit x Sammy Jo G) went double clear at his first BE90 at Chilham Castle 2019 in Kent.

Take it 2 the Limit youngstock to watch for the future:

Owned by Julie & Michael Lowrie, two year old Harley Quinn's Limit went to Border Union in 2017. Harley Quinn’s Limit not only won the two year old In Hand Hunter Class, but was Reserve Champion In Hand Hunter & Reserve Champion Best Bred Horse in the Borders. Harley Quinn's Limit who won a large class of yearling's, Two Year Old's & Three Year Old's in Hand Hunter Class, then taking the In Hand Hunter Reserve Champion 2017 at Ettrick & Yarrow 2017.

Take the Moment out of MoJo Coloured mare owned by Thorney Brown has only been shown twice, two 1st & a Reserve Champion Youngstock & 3rd in the 2-3 year old class at the Royal Highland, where she was the highest placed 2 year old. She is now broken & riding away.

We look forward to their progress.

Glenwoodstud Take it Over the Line out of BCPS Class 1 mare Glenwoodstud Skyline (Minsmere Sunseeker - Grayswood Village Sealark) is now owned by Steph Lynch. We are looking forward to their future progress together.


His new owner Steph Lynch said:

"I have welcomed this boy into the family, Glenwoodstud Take it Over the Line (Dustyn). He is out of Take it to the Limit and Glenwoodstud Skyline, who's sire is Mimsmere Sunseeker - meaning he is a relation to my Cool Sunrise (who is by Sunseeker).

Very excited to have another Sunseeker relation and for our future together."

Troy as a foal at foot out of Breeze both owned by Daniel Davison at Wooler Show 2019.

Breeze was 2nd in the Mares Class &Troy Won the Foal Class, then went on to be Reserve Champion Overall Hunter Breeding.

Youngstock examples
Lils Unlimited Lass (Take it 2 the Limit - Galilee)
Hartpury Sky is the Limit (Take it 2 the Limit - Sammy Jo G)
John Wayne (Take it 2 the Limit - Matilda II)
Hartpury Top Gun (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Top Gun (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Top Gun (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Take it 2 the Top (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Take it 2 the Top (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Take it 2 the Top (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Hartpury Sky is the Limit (Take it 2 the Limit - Sammy Jo G)
Lils Unlimited Lass (Take it 2 the Limit - Galilee)
Hartpury Take it 2 the Top (Take it 2 the Limit - Top Totty)
Lils Unlimited Lass (Take it 2 the Limit - Galilee)
Burnock Bright Limit at Wilton BE July 2017
Burnock Bright Limit first Foxhunter at Crofton August 2017
4 year old 2 Unlimited at Gatcombe BYEH 2019 
 2 Unlimited at Hartpury BYEH 2019 
Fernhill Limited Edition & Alex Green CCI4* Chatt Hills GA April 6, 2019

Take it 2 the Limit’s Sire, the Eventer Gaub was owned by the National Stud of France and died unfortunately in his second breeding season. From the small 2000 crop he produced apart from TI2TL some top horses such as Advanced Eventer Manoir de Carneville, who was exported to USA and listed for the USET Development Squad and he has gone on to be 2nd at Burghley 2012 leading after both Dressage and Cross Country within the time, he was also 3rd at the Rolex Kentucky in his first CCI4* in 2011. The Sire of Gaub was the great Count Ivor xx, and his Dam Sahelle was by the famous Double Espoir; son of Ibrahim and sire of more than 20 approved sons.

also 3rd at the Rolex Kentucky in his first CCI4* in 2011.


​Take It 2 The Limit’s Dam, Peseta De Sivola, was an amazing broodmare; she was very fertile and produced a number of very good competition horses with different stallions, with many Grand Prix horses to her credit.


The most successful apart from Take It 2 The Limit are Chalouze de Sivola (Eventer by Altayan, who competed at the European Championships), Bec De Sivola (Eventing, SJ, by Tin Soldier), Intrigue De Sivola (Grand Prix SJ, Eventing, by Paritschou), Eole De Sivola (Show Jumper by Altayan) and Lazuli De Saillan (International Eventing, Grand Prix SJ, by Rubloff). She proves what a very good Dam line Take it 2 the Limit has which is so important when breeding a top class stallion.


In his pedigree one will find the stallion Joli Coeur who is the sire of Coup De Coeur who very successfully competed under Leslie Law. Joli Coeur's sire Rantzau xx is also the sire of one of the most important SJ sires in modern time; Cor de la Bryère.


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