The board of directors of the Swedish Warmblood Breed Society has named Briar 899 the Stallion of the Year 2011. The proclamation was based on Briar's position on the 2011 WBFSH Dressage Sires' Ranking.

Hans Yngve Goransson's Briar (SWB born 1991 by Magini out of Charis (F2) 21695 by Krocket) ranked 11th on the 2011 WBFSH sire ranking and proved his worth as a dressage breeding stallion. All offspring at the base of this ranking are Swedish warmblood registered.

The offspring assisting in his 11th place on the ranking include Grand Prix horses Bukowski (Anders Dahl, now sold to Korea), MacBrian (Amy Stovold), Biggles (Kristian von Krusenstierna), Brisbane (Emma Hindle), April 4Cible (Kristian von Krusenstierna) and Charleston (Patricia Sarasin).