Volatis Desire – 2018 brown filly by Volatis DefiantHarmsworth Elfinesque (Tycoon x EH Consul x Magnet)

Desire is known as ‘Arya’ at home. Born 19th April, she is a half sister to the stunning filly and multiple show champion Volatis Rio Tari and the up coming eventers Volatis Elana and Weston Jemima. She is a striking filly, long legged and with excellent hind quarter and shoulder angles.

Arya was bred with a performance career in mind. Her sire Volatis Defiant is successfuly competing at Advanced Medium and passes on size, power and superb temperaments to his offspring. Her dam ‘Elf’ is a beautifully made mare who has produced some very athletic and sporty offspring who will soon be starting their competition careers. Her pedigree is packed with both sport horse and grading champions.

Arya has been sold to Katherine as a potential eventer and future foundation broodmare. With her eye catching markings and beautiful type Arya is sure to impress the judges.



Arya’s sire is the licensed British Warmblood stallion Volatis Defiant. Defiant is a son of the National young horse champion Showmaker, who himself combines the bloodlines of the Grand Prix stallion and hugely influential sire Fidermark and the World Number 2 dressage sire Sandro Hit. Defiant’s dam is the BSPA Grading Champion Dee Dee G who is the dam of another licensed stallion son. Dee Dee was a daughter of HOYS Champion Stanhopes Dueka who was by Stanhopes Diddicoy – successful at Inter 1 dressage, and also evented, show jumped and competing in the showing ring with equal success. Defiant was Scottish Prelim and Novice Champion and is now competing successfully at Advanced Medium.

Arya’s dam is the dual graded Trakehner mare Harmsworth Elfinesque.  Elf is highly graded with both the Trakehner and Hanoverian studbooks and brings to the table a superior walk and canter, super limbs and feet and great Trakehner beauty. She descends from the valuable Elfe mareline that has produced champion stallions and top sport horses. She is closely related to the leading young Grand Prix mare Rosafina. Her offspring are winning championships in the show ring and also now starting their British Eventing careers with great success. For further information on Elf and her pedigree please see her page HERE