Exceptional talents emerging from The Billy Stud Elite Auction!

“You only have to look at the results of our auction horses to see the talent that’s emerging. When we started these auctions in 2017 we knew it would take a few years to be recognised for selling quality British horses that are equally as good as you can buy anywhere in the world. The consistent results achieved by our Billy auction horses is instrumental in growing this reputation.” William Funnell

The Billy Stud Elite Online Auction is a collection of exceptionally talented young horses. The online auction will take place on Sunday 18th October with 12 top prospects aged 4-6 years old. Bidding opens on Friday 16th October 9am GMT.


Lizzie Bunn (Director of Hickstead)  - Owner of Billy Mufasa (Billy Mexico x Billy Congo) and Billy Be Boss (Billy Congo x Kannan) purchased in The Summer Auction, June 2020.

“It was my intention to buy a talented 4 year old that had the potential to make it to the top of the sport. The quality of the horses I saw available in the Billy Stud auction left me in no doubt that I was looking in the right place, in fact the talent was so exceptional, I bought 2!!! Since purchasing them they have done nothing but impress me and give me great enjoyment ending the season with a Championship title apiece.”


Nick Skelton CBE (Olympic Gold Medalist) - Buyer of Billy Bilboa (Plot Blue x Cevin Z) purchased in the 2019 online auction.

“We bought Billy Bilboa (Plot Blue x Cevin Z) in the 2019 auction and she is definitely a star for the future and she consolidated that when winning the Al Shiraa’a 5 Year Old Championship at Hickstead this Summer. We recently got an offer for her that was too good to refuse, she’s left for her new home in Ireland so I’ll be heading down to The Billy Stud to view some of the horses that have caught my eye in the upcoming Elite Auction.”


Fabrizia Stefani & Paolo Paini (Italian International Showjumper) - Owner of Billy Buchannon (Chacoon Blue x Billy Congo) and Billy Be Wise (Billy Congo x Kannan) purchased in the Spring Online Auction  May 2020

“Every year it is getting more difficult to source and produce talented, well bred horses for the future. The Billy Stud auction gives the opportunity to buy top class horses. The online system was very easy to use and as we were unable fly over to view in person we felt reassured that the videos online gave a very accurate representation of the horses. We bought 2 four year olds in the auction, Billy Buchannon and Billy Be Wise and we couldn’t be happier with them. We’re looking forward to their 5 year old year.”


“One of this years highlights for me was the British Young Horse Championships where there no less than 30 Billy horses competing, with 18 of them being horses that were sold through our online auctions! It was great to see Billy Pollard (2019 auction) picking up the 5 year old bonus and 6th place in the final and Billy Meltdown (2020 auction) was looking exceptional in the 4 year old class.

This Elite auction is our first time selling more established horses with a proven record in the sport and I’m very excited about this collection. There are 2 horses out of the same dam as my 5* grand prix horse Billy Diamo as well as the National British 6 Year Old Champion and the Hickstead Novice Champion. I believe that all of these horses have a lot of potential in the sport and the best way to see that for yourself is to come and view them so please don’t hesitate to contact myself or my team for more information or to arrange a viewing!” William Funnell

Contact William Funnell 0778 5223114 or Roger McCrea 07545 874744

Full details of all the auction horses can be found at www.thebillystudauction.co.uk where bidding will open on Friday 16th October 9am GMT.

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