Manu Fortis Proud Chieftain

Available at Stud



6 Years Old

Class 1 Irish Draught


Discounted Fee for Performance Mares

$650 USD - Fresh/Cooled

Other Mares

$1100 USD - Frozen

$1200 USD - Fresh/Cooled  

This highly athletic young stallion offers an exceptional opportunity for mare owners breeding for performance. With beautiful, ground-covering gaits, including a forward working walk, floating, engaged trot and a fantastic length of stride, he can add size and substance without losing quality movement. He also offers a highly athletic uphill build with a great top line and shoulder angle, allowing for significant impulsion from behind. This, united with his natural jumping ability, makes him an ideal breeding stallion for performance with many attributes for improving upon a mare.

Breed with Confidence

Manu Fortis Proud Chieftain is a Class 1 Irish Draught stallion. This means he has already gone through the rigorous inspection process that includes extensive X-rays, soundness exam and scoping to assess for the presence of potential heritable defects.

Beyond being awarded Class 1 at inspection, we’ve gone a step further. Proud Chieftain has also been tested for genetic diseases know to be present in the Irish Draught and continental warmblood breeds. He is not a carrier for any of the following:

HWSD (n/n) - UC Davis

WFFS (n/n) - UC Davis

SCC (n/n) - UC Davis  

PSSM1 (n/n) - UC Davis

Additionally, as part of the extensive Irish Draught stallion inspection, his conformation, gaits and jumping form were also assessed. This report can be viewed on his linear profile link below.


Manu Fortis Proud Chieftain boasts an impressive pedigree valuable to the purebred Irish Draught breeder and Sport Horse breeder alike. He is one of few standing stallions available that directly represent the rare foundation line of Woodranger (RID 24) that is threatened with extinction. He also carries the performance bloodline of Skippy, who sired international Advanced Eventing stallion Jumbo that went on to be ranked in the top ten of the WBFSH’s Eventing Sire Rankings for seven consecutive years and who produced multiple Badminton, Burghley and Lexington winners. Proud Chieftain also carries Clover Hill, who, for five consecutive years, was ranked 16th on the IHB’s list of sires of successful show jumpers.

Performance Career

When you’re breeding for performance, you want to use a stallion with more than just a pedigree. You want to know he’s contributing actual athleticism and handability to your foal. That, by having a show career, the stallion’s successes will reflect in recognition and increased marketability for your own breeding investment.

With Manu Fortis Proud Chieftain, we are invested in providing him an extensive show career. He is, simply put, too exceptional of an athlete to lounge about the breeding shed.  

His under saddle training began in 2022 under the tutelage of USDF Silver Medalist Cassi Soulé of Weathering Springs Training Facility who also prepared and presented him during his stallion inspection. Proud Chieftain has continued his training with Sarah Gammie of River Run Equestrian, a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist. He will be brought along carefully and correctly, with his show career launching in 2024. Show dates and results will be posted on our website.

It says a lot for Proud Chieftain that Prix St George dressage trainers are impressed by his self-carriage and want to see him pursue a dressage career. Equally so, when upper level eventers and fox hunters see Proud Chieftain and immediately know he has it, well then you can understand that he truly has the presence of an exceptional athlete. Through competition, we’re sure many more will come to recognize this in him too and to value the genetics he can contribute to future equine athletes.


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