Logan Massie rides Bravado Ego Z in the World Cup Qualifier round 2, Waikato Spring Spectacular, Takapoto Estate, Maungatautari,Saturday, November 05, 2022. Credit: KAMPIC / Sarah Lord


Equibreed Leading Stallion


It’s becoming a bit of a ‘thing’ for Bravado Ego Z to win the EquiBreed Leading Stallion award. This is the third year on the trot the Dannevirke combo have won the award and Logan couldn’t be happier.

The 13-year-old chestnut stallion, who is owned by Sue Holden, Fiona Hall and Logan, is by Balougran Z out of a Carthago Z mare. Last year the duo headed to Europe for a six month campaign, coming back to New Zealand in September in time for the new season.

“He improved a lot over there, jumping in some big shows and placing well,” said Logan. “Six months was never going to be enough but it was the only time frame we had. He was going to be sold up there but Sue decided she wanted to bring him home. I am happy to have him back here for another few seasons.”

The consistency of the surfaces in Europe played a big part in the improvement of the chestnut who isn’t a fan of wet tracks. “When he takes a rail, he takes it very personally.”

Logan felt for the stallion to be so consistent in the national series was a tribute to him.

“Stallions are hard work. They are different animals but he is very settled and well behaved.”

For the past two seasons they have used the EquiBreed prize to gather semen, collecting just once a year and offering frozen for sale.

“Bravado has the ability to win the biggest classes in New Zealand,” says Logan. “A metre fifty is his prime spot, and he is happy there. It is a shame we don’t have the big money classes we used to.”


Equibreed Leading Stallion: Logan Massie (Dannevirke) Bravado Ego Z 29 points 1, Vicki Wilson (Havelock North) Carpaccio BDV Z 25 2, Tamara Silcock (Nelson) FF Lisandro 17 3, Colleen Crous (Auckland) Castiel Xtreme 1 4..


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Diana Dobson – 19 April 2023