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U-Genius

 
Carl Hester: “U-Genius has to be the best-bred horse in the world”
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Performance

 
U-Genius has so far deliberately only been lightly competed up to Advanced level but shows a natural talent for higher-level work and is already training grand prix movements. He is being produced by rider Amy Woodhouse under the guidance of Carl Hester. He is a powerful horse with good bone, excellent movement and balance.

He has been approved by the AES studbook with scores of over 90% in freestyle age classes.
 
 

Pedigree

 
U-Genius has the ultimate dressage pedigree! His sire is non-other than Carl Hester’s Utopia. This partnership was part of the 2012 British Olympic Gold medal-winning team, also winning the individual Bronze medal. In the previous year, they won individual Silver as well as team Gold at the 2011 European Championships, and in 2013 they won European Team Bronze.

Utopia’s sire, Metall, competed to small tour level and also produced the breeding stallion Special D and international Grand Prix horses such as Uranium W and Totall Tip Top.

U-Genius’s dam, Weidyfleur II, is the only full sister to the record breaking Valegro. Ridden by Carl Hester’s protégée Charlotte Dujadin, Valegro had an astounding competition career with successes including individual and team gold in the 2012 Olympics; individual gold in the 2016 Olympics; the grand prix and grand prix special gold medals at the 2013 and 2015 European Championships; and individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in 2014. At Olympia 2014, he beat his own world record to achieve the highest-ever recorded grand prix freestyle dressage score: 93.4%.

Valegro is by KWPN “Preferant” stallion Negro, who was named the 2017 KWPN Stallion of the Year. Negro competed at the highest level, having already mastered Prix St. George by the age of 7.

On both sides of U-Genius’s pedigree can be found the Olympic medalist and sire of many grand prix horses, the great Ferro.

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Can’t Touch This

 
A highly sought after pedigree combining the famous Casall with the legendary 776 stamm line.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Owned by the American based Hyperion Stud, Can’t Touch This has a great character with an awesome willingness to work. His canter is light-footed and very balanced. Can’t Touch This is very careful and jumps with an excellent technique.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Sire, Casall, had a hugely successful competition career. Considered as one of the best sons of the great stallion Caretino, under the saddle of the Swedish rider Rolf-Göran Bengsston he won over €1.8 million on the Global Champions Tour alone. He was the overall winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT) in 2016, winning not only the final in Doha but also the Paris and Valkensward legs. The previous season, he won the Rome and London GCT grands prix, and was third in the GCT rankings at the end of the season; throughout his career, he won or finished on the podium in a GCT grand prix 22 times. At the age of 18 he was still winning grands prix and competed against his own 5* progeny.

The elegant dam Canturana brings yet another well acclaimed stallion; Canturo, who already produced many international 1.60m GP horses. Some examples are the powerful and scopey mare Zypria S (Willem Greve) and the jumping phenomenon Good Luck (Cian O’Connor). Canturo, a son of the famous Holsteiner stallion Cantus is highly listed in the WBFSH rankings and can also be found more and more often on the dam side of many 1.60m GP Horses.

The dam line continues with the valued blood of Acorado I and Ramiro, as we subsequently get to the well-known mare Walesca (v. Landgraf I). This mare lays the foundation of many international sporthorses and many approved stallions, such as the Heartbreaker son VDL Groep Zidane (Leopold van Asten).

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Donthargos

 
The best of Oldenburger genetics combined with scope, talent and exceptional technique.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Donthargos can best be described as the free jumping sensation at the 2019 Oldenburger stallion approvals. He was awarded the title of a premium stallion and was praised for his quick reflexes and athletic scope.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Donthargos’s sire, Don Diarado, won the bronze team medal at the 2018 World Championships in Tyron. He competes at the top level in showjumping with his rider Maurice Tebbel and was shortlisted for the German championship team for the Tokyo Olympic Games which sadly were postponed due to Covid 19.

Dam, Carla, is by the leading sire Conthargos whose career was unfortunately cut short due to injury, but not before he won the Deister Championships with a score of 9.5, effortlessly qualifying for the German Championships. He has since proven himself as a top producer having already sire more than 10 licensed stallions and grand prix winners. The success of his offspring propelled him into the elite group of the world’s best jumping sires according to WBFSH.

Donthargos is the full brother to Don Tryon, 2018 Oldenburger stallion champion.

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Innovation

 
A beautiful example of what modern breeding can produce. He is the full package offering pedigree, technique and temperament.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Innovation is a beautiful and talented young stallion. He completed his KWPN ability test in 2016 where he was awarded high scores of 8 or higher in all sections. His test report emphasizes his strong, correct, and appealing exterior combined with his high-quality conformation. He is motivated and willing to work and has a good balance and light-footed canter that covers above average ground. Innovation’s showjumping skills show a good take-off and good reflexes. He has plenty of ability and gives his rider a very good feeling.

 
 

Pedigree

 
Innovation is the first KWPN approved stallion of the successful showjumping sire Van Gogh (semen also available through Iconic Sires). This son of the top horse producer Numero Uno won among others the GCT GP of Valkenswaard, the CSI5* GP of Los Angeles Masters and the CSI5* GP Hong Kong Masters resulting in more than a Million in prize money winnings.

Innovation’s dam, Athendra, is by the exceptional sire Contendro I (semen also available through Iconic Sires), who has produced more than 50 1.60m GP horses and descends from one of the most renowned dam lines ever. Athendra is a so called “Staats Premië Stute” and belonged to the best mares of her year and additionally got rewarded with the “Oldenburger Elite End-Ring predicate”. It was not a surprise that also the KWPN praised this mare in their dam Line report emphasizing on her great exterior and excellent movements. This dam line goes back to grandmother Athene (s.Last Liberty), also an “Elite and Staats Premië Stute”, and great grandmother Weidthene (s.Waidgraf) who carries some essential Thoroughbred stallions on her Father’s side. This dam line produced several approved stallions and successful sporthorses.

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Kensington

 
The ultimate modern pedigree combined with power, scope and balance.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Kensington’s KWPN performance test report states the following: “Kensington is an honest and reliable stallion with an excellent character and a great willingness to work. His canter is light-footed, has a good space and is very well balanced. Kensington jumps with very good reflexes, good technique and uses his body in the best possible way a showjumper could do. Kensington looks to be very careful and shows a tremendous amount of scope. As a jumper Kensington has lots of ability and possibilities and gives his rider a very good feeling.”

So far Kensington has met all the expectations that were set by the KWPN stallion committee. He shows great power and strength and has all the qualities to develop into a great showjumping sire. Kensington recently placed 3rd in the KWPN stallion competition by jumping 8 clear rounds in a row!
 
 

Pedigree

 
Kensington is by the phenomenal stallion Cornet Obolensky (semen also available through Iconic Sires). At the 2001 Westphalian stallion inspection Cornet Obolensky blew away the audience and received a 9.24 score for jumping aspects and a 10 for free jumping. He placed in most of the top European competitions and was a member of the German Nations Cup winning team at Rotterdam 5* where he also placed 2nd in the Grand Prix. Cornet won the CSI 3* at Cervia, and as a nine-year-old was the youngest member of the German showjumping team at the Beijing Games. In 2012, he was a member of the winning Nations Cup teams at Rotterdam and Rome, and won the Grand Prix of Zurich 5*.

Kensington’s damline is no less impressive and includes the likes of For Pleasure, Athlet Z, and Libero H, all of whom have been hugely influential in modern show jumping breeding. Damsire, For Pleasure’s earnings were in excess of €1.8 million! He won 4 team gold medals, including 2 Olympic, he had four championship victories in eight years with the German showjumping team, won individual bronze with Marcus Ehning at Donaueschingen, won his last grand Prix at the age of 18 and competed against two of this own progeny, For Keeps and Farina at the 2005 Wiesbaden Grand Prix.

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Pegase van’t Ruytershof

 
The ultimate stallion for the modern sport horse breeder. Already a champion stallion and sire of champions.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
At a young age Pegase has already taken the breeding world by storm. In 2018 he was crowned Champion of the BWP stallion selection at 3-years-old and in the following year he won the PAVO Cup for 4-year-old stallions. Also in 2019 he produced the champion colt and filly at the BWP Elite Foal Championship, a feat no other 4-year-old stallion has achieved. Then in 2020 Pegase won the BWP Young Stallion Award.

 
 

Pedigree

 
Pegase is by one of the most sought after stallions in the world, Comme il Faut. By the top sire Cornet Obolensky (semen also available through Iconic Sires), Comme il Faut is the last son of show jumping’s most famous mare, Ratina Z.

Pegase’s dam, Gianthina van ‘t Ruytershof, also the mother of Jilbert van’t Ruytershof, adds more to an already impressive pedigree. Her sire, Cartani 4 (by Carthago) won or was placed at CSI 5* Grand-Prix and Nations Cup level. Her mother, Diamanthina van’t Ruytershof (by Diamant de Semilly), is another who had a very successful sporting career with numerous wins at CSI5* level but also as a broodmare having produced the likes of Kentucky van’t Ruytershof and Brillianthina Van’t Ruytershof. Diamanthina’s dam, Carthina Z (by Carthago), yet another excellent broodmare, produced Emerald van’t Ruytershof and Nixon van’t Meulenhof (semen from both is also available through Iconic Sires).

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Luigi d’Eclipse

 
A modern, blood-type stallion bred in the purple and one of the most popular stallions in Belgium.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Luigi impressed right from the start of his career. He competed very successfully in the young horse classes with many placings both on the national and international circuit, including winning the 7-year-old final in Beerveld.

He currently competes at 1.45m with many successes to date and continues to show his talents in high level classes.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Luigi is by the great Catoki (semen also available through Iconic Sires) who was part of the 2011 winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead, and won and placed in grands prix all over the world. Catoki has sired many grand prix winners including Catch Me If You Can (member of the Bronze medal winning team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon and the winner of the Nations Cup in Aachen), Contanga 3 (winner of the London CSIW GP) and Catypso (World Cup finalist).

Luigi’s dam, Eluna d’Eclipse, jumped at grand prix level and is out of Belgium Champion Aluna who was a big international winner with Niels Bruynseels. Her pedigree combines the illustrious sires Capitol, Landgraf, and Cor de la Bryere, and comes from the same damline as Verdi TN and Bubalu.

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Prestige van het Kluizebos

 
The ultimate modern stallion. “His pedigree guarantees jumping quality.”
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
At the BWP approvals in 2018 Prestige was awarded the reserve champion title. In his report he was described as a sporty stallion with a good attitude and good reflexes over the jump.

He has since competed successfully at stallion competitions and in young horse classes showing great promise as a future star.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Prestige boasts a very impressive pedigree. His sire is the great Heartbreaker stallion Halifax vh Kluizebos, winner of numerous Grands Prix including the Rolex Grand Prix in Rome/ITA and the prestigious Lanaken Sires of the World Grand Prix. In 2017 he was the best show jumper in the world with Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca. As a breeding stallion he was awarded the coveted title of “Ambassadeur” in Belgium.

Ms Franziska, Prestige’s dam, is full sister to the legendary Clinton, one of Belgium’s best competitors and sire to the likes of Cornet Obolensky. She is also dam of the successful Grand Prix stallion, PKZ Contact vd Heffinck.

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Kafka van de Heffinck

 
This Belgium bred stallion has an impressive competition record and excellent pedigree, combining the best jumping blood from Holstein and France.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Kafka’s career started with him being named the reserve vice champion at the stallion selection of 2013. He then won stallion competitions as a four-year-old and six-year-old and continued to have numerous successes in young horse classes.

Since breaking into the international competition arena Kafka’s achievements have been no less impressive. As a nine-year-old, already jumping at 1.60m, he finished mostly clear or with just the one time fault, and often in the placings. Recently he won his first Grand Prix at the CSIO5* Athens with Portugal’s Rodrigo Almeida.

In 2019 he was awarded “Elite” status by the BWP studbook.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Kafka’s sire, Calvaro, has sired a huge number of Grand Prix jumpers but was also a phenomenal sport horse with numerous wins and placings both individually and as a team member under the riders Jos Lansink and the Whitaker brothers, John and Michael.

Kafka’s dam, Utopie, jumped at 1.50m level, and also boasts an excellent pedigree. Her sire, Diamant de Semilly, was French Champion and part of the French gold-medal-winning team at the World Equestrian Games. He is also the sire of many top grand prix jumpers.

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Cornet’s Prinz

 
Possibly the best son of Cornet Obolensky, he boasts a high-level track record in show-jumping and is proving himself as a sire as well.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Under Guido Klatte Jr Cornet’s Prinz was crowned German Champion and took silver in the German Young Rider Championships. He was also no. 11 in the prestigious “Sires of the World” event and has placed internationally in 1.55m classes before a knee injury forced retirement to stud.

In 2009 he was awarded the main premium from the Oldenburg International Springpferdezuchtverband.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Cornet’s Prinz is probably the best son of the Champion stallion, Cornet Obolensky (semen also available through Iconic Sires). Not only did Cornet Obolensky place in most of the top European competitions, but he was part of the German Nations Cup winning team at Rotterdam 5* where he placed 2nd in the Grand Prix. He also won the CSI 3* at Cervia, and as a nine-year-old was the youngest member of the German showjumping team at the Beijing Games.

The pedigree of Cornet’s Prinz’s dam is strictly focussed on performance via the greats Almox Prints, Polydor and Grannus.
 

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Nixon van’t Meulenhof

 
One of the most promising and exciting young stallions of his age with an exceptional pedigree.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Nixon is being brought on gently jumping the young indoor stallion competitions in Belgium, but he is already proving to be a force to be reckoned with having already racked up a number of wins and been crowned the 5-year-old Champion of the Pavo Stallion Competition. Under his new rider, Harrie Smolders, he is definitely one to take seriously. His power, presence, technique, and intelligence make him an exciting prospect for the future.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Sire, Denzel van’t Meulenhof is a young stallion by the multiple international winner, Marius Claudius. Denzel’s dam is the famous mare Narcotique de Muze (Quidam de Revel) who also jumped at the highest level. In addition, she is the dam of 3 approved stallions. Besides Denzel van ‘t Meulenhof, these are also Jenson van’ t Meulenhof (Vagabond de la Pomme) and Iron Man van ‘t Meulenhof (Parco). Several sons of Denzel van’t Meulenhof have already been approved for breeding, including the vice BWP Inspection Champion in 2016 which has since joined the stables of Axel Verlooy and the KWPN approved Ipsthar, winner of the Stallion Competition for 5-year-olds in the Netherlands.

Nixon’s dam is Carthina Z (Carthago x Lys de Darmen). She is the dam of the famous stallion Emerald van’t Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly), whose semen is also available through Iconic Sires, and Diamanthina van het Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly). Both are active at the highest level. Carthina Z’s sire, Carthago, was a two time Olympian and won the Nations Cups in Aachen, Rotterdam and La Baule, as well as many Grand Prixs.

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Emerald van’t Ruytershof

 
Finalist at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero and holder of many international Grand Prix victories with his rider Harrie Smolders.
 
 
 
 

Performance

 
Emerald was the reserve champion at the World Championships for young horses as a 6 year old in 2010. He followed that by winning the stallion competitions in Gent, Winter Equestrian Nights, and the CSI Mechelen in 2011.

So far Emerald has racked up numerous international wins and placings in Nations Cups and Grand Prixs. In 2016 alone he won the Nations Cup in Rotterdam and placed second in the World Cup Final as well as being a member of the Dutch team that competed at the Rio Olympics where he was a finalist.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Emerald is by the illustrious stallion Diamant de Semilly’s whose successes as a jumper include being the 2002 French national champion, as well as a team world champion and placing 9th individually at the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain. In 2003, he was a member of the silver medal winning French team at the European Championships. Diamant’s sire, Le Tot de Semilly, was one of the best sires in the world as well as a famous international jumper.

Emerald’s dam is Carthina Z. She is also the dam of Diamanthina van de Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly) who was successful at the highest level with Constant van Paesschen. She is also the mother of the promising young Belgian approved stallion Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof (Denzel van’ t Meulenhof)(semen also available through Iconic Sires). Carthina Z’s sire, Carthago, was a two time Olympian and won the Nations Cups in Aachen, Rotterdam and La Baule, as well as many Grand Prixs.

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Big Star

 
Double Olympic Gold medalist and KWPN Horse of the Year 2012 and 2017, as well as BWP Ambassador.
 
Nick Skelton: “the best horse I have ever ridden”

 
 
 

Performance

 
Big Star is very much the stallion of the moment after his Individual Gold Medal win at the Rio Olympics in 2016 under rider Nick Skelton, four years after winning Team Gold at the London Olympics. He wowed audiences across the globe with his effortless performance, jumping clear in all individual rounds. Big Star was named the KWPN Horse of the Year in 2012 following his victories in CSI4* Antwerpen, CSI5* Aachen and Hamburg and Team Gold in the London Olympics. In 2013 the stallion once again proved that he’s one of the world’s best show jumpers, winning the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix at Aachen and the CSI5* Piazza di Roma Grand Prix.
 
 

Pedigree

 
His sire, Quick Star, also needs no introduction. He was ranked number three in the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings in 2013. Quick Star launched Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s career with wins at the Grand Prix of Maastricht and Munich being particular highlights. Quick Star’s sire, Galoubet A; the leading sire of the French Studbook, was also a performer, winning an incredible 19 Grand Prix titles in his career. Galoubet is also the father of the number five breeding sire on the WBFSH Baloubet Du Rouet. On his dam’s side, Quick Star was again bred to perform. His dam, Stella, a 7/8th Anglo-Arab, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa.
 
Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful competitor and earned the sport(jump) predicate and competed in ZZ-level show jumping. Jolanda is the half-sister to the KWPN Stallion Matterhorn. Her sire Nimmerdor is known to be the foundation sire of the VDL Stud and gained the accolade The Stallion Of The Century in 2000. He was ridden by Albert Vroom, and successfully competed in many World Cups and International Competitions, including the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Nimmerdor has 50 approved sons including Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel, all of which have proven themselves in the international arena. Big Star’s granddam Elysette is a Keur Preferent daughter of G.Ramiro Z, and her dam Paerel is a Keur Preferent daughter of the Thoroughbred Erdball xx as well as a half-sister to the KWPN stallion Amethist.

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Hanley

 
A very modern, blood-typed, well modeled and very attractive stallion. A pedigree that is unique, with highly sought after lines.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Hanley’s stallion ability test report speaks very positively on his great exterior characteristics. His big stride and powerful canter are light and show a lot of easiness. Hanley jumps with good reflexes and his take off is very expressive. He has a great jumping technique and gives his rider a great feeling.

This young stallion is already showing huge promise in the competition arena and expectations are high for his career going forward.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Hanley’s pedigree is unique but very well aligned, combining the bloodlines of the two well known stallions, Tornesch and Cornet Obolensky.

Hanley is the first KWPN approved son of the international showjumping stallion Tornesch. Tornesch has been a driving force behind the Swedish national equestrian team, with his rider Malin Baryard Johnsson. This spectacular bay stallion placed at Grand Prix and World Cup shows of Barcelona, Stuttgart, Helsinki, Falsterbo, London and Verona.

On the dam side we find the elite- and champion mare Charisma, a daughter to the world class horse producer Cornet Obolensky. Charisma was regional champion of Noord Brabant and national vice champion in the Netherlands. Grandmother Lomein is an “elite preferent” daughter to the well-known Ramiro Z, father to the famous Ratina Z. The dam line continues with Domein, a “keur preferent prestatie” mare by the influential stallion Voltaire.
 

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Great Blue

 
A young stallion that offers everything a modern breeder needs: pedigree, attitude, rideability, size and power.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Great Blue was approved by the KWPN studbook in 2014. During his performance test he was praised for his jumping technique, huge scope and powerful canter. He was awarded 8’s for carriage and balance, canter, rideability and willingness to work.

With Caroline Müller in the saddle Great Blue has already been successful in international showjumping classes and has a promising future ahead.
 
 

Pedigree

 
This bloodtyped stallion is the first approved stallion by the legendary jumping stallion Plot Blue who has been extremely successful during the past years with German rider Marcus Ehning. Together the pair won the Rolex/FEI 2010 World Cup Final and then went on to great success in 2011 and 2012 winning CSI5* shows such as the 2012 Gothenburg CSI5*-W resulting in their being named to the 2012 German Olympic show jumping team. In London, Plot Blue put in two clear rounds in the individual jumping qualifier and round A, and ended up 12th overall.

Plot Blue is out of the valuable Pilot mare, Ilotte, who was the dam of the KWPN-approved stallion and Grand Prix level show jumper Oklund, whilst Plot Blue’s sire, Mr. Blue, competed in international show jumping under Bert Romp, Elise Haas, and Katie Monahan Prudent.

Great Blue’s dam line is equally as impressive. Via KWPN stallions Concorde and Zevenaar the damline goes back to Zaline, a mare by Farn. Also here we see the successful combination of Libero H and Farn, who both have the important mare Dorette in their pedigrees.

Damsire, Libero H, is one of the most influential stallions both in sport and in breeding. With Jos Lansink, Libero H won a very impressive series of World Cup competitions and Grand Prixs, the highlight being the victory in the 1994 World Cup finals at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. From all his offspring competing in the sport over 25% are jumping at international levels. For this, Libero H was awarded the ‘Preferent’ predicate, the highest award a stallion can receive from the KWPN.
 

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Amant du Château

 
This son of Diamant de Semilly and the uterine sister of Itot du Chateau is confirming the value of his pedigree and starting to compete at the highest level.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Amant du Château placed 3rd in the 2016 French National Championship for 6 year olds where he outshone his competitors by demonstrating his qualities: strength, respect, and blood. He is now competing successfully in international classes. As an 8 year old, in his first outing at a 1.45m Grand Prix, he had 2 clear rounds and ended 7th. He repeated the same performance in Le Touquet with 2 more clears in the 1.45m Grand Prix to finish in 5th place. He ended the season at the CSI3* of Deauville with a 3rd place in the 1.40m Grand Prix. In 2018 he finished 4th at the GP for Young Horses CSI5*-W in Bordeaux, 7th at the 145m GP in Saint-Lô, and 5th at the 145m GP CSI3* in le Touquet. Then in 2019, under new Italian rider Giuseppe Rolli, he ranked in the GP CSI4* in Salzbourg.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Sire, Diamant de Semilly, topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for the second time in 2016, having been inside the top ten since 2012. During his career, he was French national champion and WEG team gold medallist in 2002, and European team silver medallist in 2003.

Amant du Château is out of the damline that also produced Itot du Chateau (by Le Tot de Semilly, also the grand sire of Amant du Chateau) who reached great success under Edwina Tops-Alexander. The pair made history by winning the final of the Global Champions Tour in both 2011 and 2012, as well as competing at 2 Olympic Games and the 2010 World Championships.
 

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Candy de Nantuel

 
The prototype of the modern sports stallion with a dream canter, explosiveness, elasticity and enormous respect for the jump. He offers temperament, blood, flexibility and beautiful pedigree.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Candy de Nantuel was the highlight of the Fences Elite Auction in 2015, and rightly so – jumping with style, boldness and explosive power. He received a historic 19/20 at his licensing and has jumped fantastically in his early career, easily winning the Selle Francais Stallion Masters early in 2017. He was a finalist in Fontainebleau at 4, 5, and 6 years old, 2nd in the Knokke 7-year-old GP and 5th in Saint Lô. He was also a finalist at the World Championship for 7 year olds in Lanaken.

His great mind, blood, flexibility, and pedigree give hope for an exceptional career in both sport and breeding.

With over 54% blood he is also one for eventing breeders to consider.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Sire, Luidam’s career began when he won the prestigious Foxhunter title in 1999 as a six-year-old. He just kept rising and had a stellar international career under Ireland’s Billy Twomey. The pair won numerous grands prix including the Samsung Super League in La Baule, the Nations Cups of St Gallen, Dublin and Aachen, they were second in the grands prix of Dublin, St Gallen, Mauberge, Norten, Hardenburg and the British Open, and were shortlisted for the 2004 Olympic Games. They also represented Ireland at the 2003 Europeans and the 2006 World Equestrian Games, where the team finished fifth and sixth respectively.

Candy de Nantuel is out of one of the best Selle Français dam lines, which combines the genes of Diamant de Semilly and Quidam de Revel. Damsire, Diamant de Semilly, topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for the second time in 2016, having been inside the top ten since 2012. During his career, he was French national champion and WEG team gold medallist in 2002, and European team silver medallist in 2003. Quidam de Revel can be found on both sides of Candy’s pedigree, and is a son of the famous Jalisco B.
 

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Connect

 
Combining the best Holstein bloodlines with talent and modern type. Connect is already proving to be a worthy competitor in the international arena.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Connect was one of the most appealing stallions of the 2013 Holstein approvals. With his elegant exterior marked by TB, he was one of the crowd’s favorites. Not only the best jumper of his year, he also showed very appealing movements, in particular, his canter shows remarkable balance and strength.

Following his impressive performance at the stallion approvals, Connect has completed performance tests in Germany and Holland. He is a modern blood-type stallion who stood out in both of these ability tests, receiving high scores for his jumping and movement. At the ability test in Schlieckau (GER) Connect received a stunning 9,75 score for jumping talent, the highest score of all stallions that participated. During the 2016 KWPN stallion competition, his jumping skills and rideability were rewarded with a 9.0 and 9.5.

Now, with rider Caroline Müller in the saddle, Connect has already achieved his first international successes.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Sire Connor is, like the well-known Chellano Z, bred from the direct dam-line of Corrado I. He is a son of the acclaimed Casall out a mare by the legendary Cor de la Bryère.

In Connect’s dam-line we also find the Holsteiner stallions Contender and Lord, both well known and respected sires. This famous dam line (stamm 2067) has produced many successful 1.60m international jumpers such as Ambassador, Waldrick and Canterbury.
 

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Vleut

 
The prototype of a modern sport-horse. Ex-Gucci ambassador, he offers looks as well as intelligence, reactivity and flexibility.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Vleut’s illustrious career began with him being crowned Dutch 5 year old Champion. He was a finalist at 6 and 7 years old in the World Championships and international 2* winner with his breeder Maikel van der Vleuten at 8 years old.

In 2011, Vleut was sold to the famous luxury brand Gucci to be ridden Edwina Tops Alexander of Australia, and the partnership won the Equita Masters CSI5* at the 2011 Equita Lyon, France. In 2015, Abdullah al Sharbatly of Saudi Arabia bought Vleut and competed to top finishes on the CSI3* circuit, and wins at international 5* level.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Vleut is a son of the world-famous stallion Quick Star. Quick Star won several World Cup classes and Grand Prix, but his biggest victory remains winning the Grand Prix of Aachen in 1994.

Via his dam lineage Vleut inherited the performance blood of progenitor Cantus who became world-famous as sire of Calvaro V, Come On and many others. The grandmother is the well-known mare Audi’s Jikke. Ridden by Erik van der Vleuten she celebrated victories in many Grand Prix, World Cup classes and Nations’ Cups. In 2004 she was ranked 10th in the list of the best showjumpers in the world. Vleut shares his dam-line with Bonne Chance (Baloubet du Rouet), CSI winner with J Sprunger, as well as Abra Kadabra, CSI winner with A. Zoer.

Under the saddle of Maikel van der Vleuten, Wikke, a full brother of Vleut, also performs at international level.
 

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Lupicor

 
One of the highest ranked stallions in both the German and Dutch breeding indexes. A successful competition horse and a successful sire.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Lupicor was approved as a two year old stallion at the Westfalan studbook where he was available for breeding before returning to Stal de Wiemselbach at the end of 2001. This talented son of Lux Z competed very successfully in the Dutch stallion competitions, and after his convincing performances in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Ermelo, he was also accepted by the KWPN. Lupicor later went on to compete very convincingly with Marco Kutscher with successes in the big international classes such as La Bagnaia, Münster and Frankfurt.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Lupicor is a product of the successful breeding line of the Schroembges family where he was bred out of ‘keur’ awarded Jourdette S, a daughter of the Westphalian showjumping horse progenitor Pilot. Jourdette S made a worthy career for herself in showjumping, competing at national and international levels. The mare had an excellent technique and was very careful as well. The KWPN approved stallion Pitcher S, who jumps the national competitions, is a full brother to Jourdette S. The same female line also produced the international showjumper El Padrino (Jasper) ridden by Hansueli Sprunger and the KWPN stallion Lester (Lancer II).

Lupicor’s sire, Lux Z, was bred at Zangersheide Stud Farm and claimed many victories in his international sports career with Italian rider Jerry Smit. This combination also participated in the Sydney Olympics and won the Pulsar Crown competitions of both Valkenswaard and Cannes.
 

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Catoki

 
A very exciting stallion who has proven himself in both competition and breeding. Already the sire to a number of Grand Prix winners, more than 20 approved sons and numerous state premium mares.
 
 
 

Performance

 
Catoki had an exceptional jumping career, which started with a number of wins in the young horse competitions, including earning the title of Reserve Bundeschampion of the 5 year old show jumpers in Warendorf in 2003, and the following year he finished fifth in the finals of the 6 year olds. From then on the international successes kept coming. Partnered with Philipp Weishaupt Catoki had many wins and placings at Grand Prix level starting in their first year, 2009. In 2010 they won the Vigo Grand Prix, and were second in the Bordeaux and Helsinki World Cup qualifiers as well as the Hickstead Nations Cup. 2011 saw them win the Bordeaux World Cup qualifier, and a week later win a 1.50m class at Vigo. They were also part of the 2011 winning Nations Cup team at Hickstead, and placed in grands prix’s all over the world.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Catoki descends from the famous Holstein line 4705. His sire, Cambridge, sadly died too early, but not before being crowned 1993 Vice Bundeschampion and winning numerous international competitions. Cambridge was by the impressive Caletto I, who sired many grand prix showjumpers and licensed stallions.

Damsire Silvester is best know for his offspring who won more than 1.2 million Euros in competition, and include the top international dressage horse, Silvano. Catoki’s dam, Bilda, also produced the licensed stallion Casco Z, whilst the grand-dam, Vordula, produced the sires Lago and Laurenz. Great granddam, Limburg, is the dam of Rocadero who won the 1982 Holstein licensing.

In the third generation of Catoki’s pedigree we find Cor de la Bryère, one of the most influential sires of modern warmblood breeding.

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Cornet Obolensky

 
The ultimate stallion. Proven as a competitor and as a sire of champions. World #2 Stallion in 2014 and World #3 Stallion in 2015 and 2016.
 
 
 

Performance

 
At the 2001 Westphalian stallion inspection Cornet Obolensky blew away the audience and received a 9.24 score for jumping aspects and a 10 for free jumping. In 2004, partnered with Marco Kutscher, he qualified for the Bundeschampionat´s finals with scores others can only dream of.
 
The partnership remained and Cornet Obolensky became a name to remember. Not only did they place in most of the top European competitions, but the pair were members of the German Nations Cup winning team at Rotterdam 5* where they also placed 2nd in the Grand Prix. Cornet won the CSI 3* at Cervia, and as a nine-year-old was the youngest member of the German showjumping team at the Beijing Games. In 2012, he was a member of the winning Nations Cup teams at Rotterdam and Rome, and won the Grand Prix of Zurich 5*.
 

Pedigree

 
Cornet Obolensky’s sire needs no introduction. Clinton, son of the great Corrado I, was an extremely successful international show jumper, and his own pedigree combines Cor de la Bryère, Landgraf I and Capitol. Whilst Cornet’s damsire, Heartbreaker, is another stallion who dominates in modern show jumping breeding and is a son of Nimmerdor, probably the most prominent Dutch sire of show jumpers from the past 20 years.
 

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Contendro I

5 times World N°1 in Eventing, 6 times in the top 25 in Jumping and was also ranked in the top 100 dressage. He passes on technique and his amazing elegance.
 
 
 

Performance

Contendro I’s performance career was brief but outstanding, highlights include: 1999 Holstein premium stallion; winner of the 2000 Adelheidsdorf stallion performance test (winning the index for jumping with a score of 147.29, and placing fourth in the dressage index with a score of 131.09); placed in the 2001 Holstein Riding Horse Championships; and he was nominated for the Bundeschampionate.

Because of heavy breeding demands he only attended a few shows, but he never went home without a ribbon.

Pedigree

Contendro I’s sire, Contender, is one of the world’s leading jumping sires. His notable offspring include the likes of Montender (Marco Kucher), individual European gold medalist 2005; Checkmate (Meredith Michaels Beerbaum), team gold WEG Kentucky 2010; and Carlo (Nick Skelton), individual European bronze medalist 2010. He can also be found in the pedigrees of the top stallions Chellano Z and Balou du Rouet.

Contendro’s dam, Bravo, is also the dam of the licensed stallions, Caretano Z (by Caretino), 1997 Reserve Bundeschampion, 1999 World Champion of 7-year old show jumpers, and a World Cup Finalist in Gothenberg, Sweden; Contendro I’s full brother Contendro II, her third licensed son; and her fourth, the Holstein Verband stallion, Cassito (by Cassiano). She also gave birth to Contendro’s full sister, BB Caretana, ridden by Niklaus Schurtenberger of Switzerland, a highly successful international show jumping mare.

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Gemini (clone of Gem Twist xx)

The clone of Gem Twist, former legend of the equestrian sports, Gemini carries Thoroughbred genes that have proved their worth in show jumping. His genetic interest is unquestionable for the production of sport horses as well as for anyone willing to diversify the bloodlines of their stock.
 
 

Performance

 
Gem Twist was a legend of the show jumping arena in the 80’s and 90’s. This outstanding Thoroughbred gelding’s Grand Prix wins began in 1987 at the age of 8. That same year, with rider Greg Best, he won team silver at the Pan American Games and was first named the American Grand Prix Association’s Horse of the Year. He went on to earn this title another 2 times.
 
In 1988, Gem Twist won both the Individual and Team Silver Medals at the Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and in 1990 he was named “World’s Best Horse” at the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
He went on to win many more major Grand Prix competitions with Greg Best, Leslie Howard and Laura Chapot. Gem Twist was retired from competition at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden on November 1, 1997.
 
During his career, Gem Twist accumulated more than $800,000 in prize money. In 2002, Gem Twist was inducted into the United States Show Jumping Hall of Fame. He was euthanized on November 18, 2006 at the age of twenty-seven.
 
Today Gem Twist is available for breeding through the cloned stallion, Gemini.
 

Pedigree

 
Gem Twist’s sire, Good Twist, competed internationally, winning Grand Prix classes in both the United States and Europe, and like his son was also an inductee into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Although he sired many great athletes his most notable claim to fame is likely being known as the sire of the famed show jumper gelding, Gem Twist.
 
Grand-sire, Bonne Nuit, at one point had sired the majority of the horses on the United States Equestrian Team.
 
Gemini offers modern breeders unique access to Thoroughbred blood that been proven in the show jumping arena.
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Herald III

This “almost-Thoroughbred” belongs to a very good Holsteiner family. He competed at the highest international level, and his style, his locomotion and his exceptional temperament make him a very interesting stallion to modern breeders.
 
 

Performance

 
Herald performed at the highest levels for more than 8 years. Under riders Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Markus Beerbaum, Eric Lamaze and Pilar Lucrecia Cordon Muro, Herald’s successes included 1st Nations Cup Barcelona, 1st GP Vejer de la Frontera, 1st GP Saint Lo, 3rd Nations Cup Rome, 4th Nations Cup Lummen, 4th GP Mechelen, 5th Nations Cup La Baule, 7th GP Gijon, 7th Nations Cup Madrid, to name a few.
 

Pedigree

 
Herald’s sire, the Thoroughbred stallion Heraldik, needs no introduction. A successful show jumper himself, Heraldik held the world number 1 eventing sire position for 7 years. He currently holds position number 2.

Herald’s dam, Alassia also produced Coolman, who jumped in Grand Prix’s and World Cups under Pius Schwizer, as well as the international jumper Merlin. Granddam, Sasskia, brought the famous Falke, who was ridden so successfully by Gerhard Wiltfang. This succesful damline also produced Larimar, Carlot, and Elastic Dream.

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Orlando

Orlando earned the prestigious title BWP “Elite” Ambassador in 2014. Thanks to the quality of his production, Orlando is the 2015 WBFSH #53 jumping sire.
 
 

Performance

 
Orlando more than proved himself in the competition arena. Under riders Dirk Demeerman and Darrah Kerrins his accomplishments include 2002 6 yr old Belgian Champion, 2nd in the 7/8 yr olds in Aachen, winner of the 2004 CSIO4* 1.50m in Lummen as well as top placings in Grand Prixs at CSIO5* Lummen, CSI4* Hardenberg, CSIO5* La Baule, and the Winter Equestrian Festival.
 

Pedigree

 
Orlando’s lineage combines two of the best sport horse stallions, Heartbreaker and Darco. These extremely influential stallions have produced champions like Sapphire, Parco and Toulon. Both of these bloodlines are highly sought after as they both continue to produce some of the world’s best jumpers and jumping sires.
 

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Ulhan du Temple

Ulhan du Temple is the mirror image of his sire, Kannan, in every way. He is surely destined for greatness, and is ideal for breeders on a budget who don’t want to compromise on quality.
 
 

Performance

 
Ulhan du Temple earned his stallion approval as a 3 year old. As a 4 year old he acheived 9 clear rounds in the Classic Cycle and the following year, ridden by Yannick Martin, he finished 35th within his age group. An excellent result.
 
There are high hopes for this young stallion to follow in his sire’s footsteps.
 

Pedigree

 
Ulhan du Temple’s sire is the 2014 World number 1 showjumping sire, Kannan. This phenomenal stallion has produced great show jumpers such as Nino des Buissonets (Steve Geurdat), Molly Mallone V (Bertrum Allen), Diva II (Ben Maher), Paddock du Plessis (Timothée Anciaume) and Oh D’Eole (Gregory Wathelet), to name only a small handful. With more than 45 new CSI winners in 2014, this is almost a third of his progeny performing on the international scene.
 
Dam-sire, Quidam de Revel, produced more than 180 approved sons and holds the position of 2015 World # 11 jumping sire. Well known offspring are Bianca D’Amaury, Tlaloc la Silla (Dollar de la Pierre), Quite Easy, Quite Capitol, Quidam’s Rubin, Quasimodo Z. Guidam, Nabab de Reve, Quinar, VDL Groep Verdi, Narcotique de Muze IV, Kyraleen and many more.
 

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Up To You

Up To You is one of the best young stallions of his generation. He is a modern horse who boasts the quality of canter inherited from his father, and the strength and blood inherited from his dam line.
 
 

Performance

 
In 2013 Up To You qualified for the 5 year old French Championship final. The following year he was the highest ranked 6 year old.
 
There are high hopes for this young stallion to follow in his family’s footsteps.
 

Pedigree

 
Up To You’s sire, Calvaro, jumped at top international Grand Prix level with the likes of Jos Lansink and John Whitaker. He finished 8th individually in the European Championships at Mannheim 1997, won the GP of Hickstead CSIO, the Nations Cup of Aachen and was 5th in the GP of Maastricht, he was also 2nd in the GP of Valkenswaard and the World Cup GPs of Bologne and sHertogenbosch. In 2000, with John Whitaker, he competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Thanks to the success of his offspring, Calvaro is the World #34 jumping sire for 2015.

Dam-sire, Olisco, had a hugely successful career in the USA, a World Cup finalist with Michael Matz, he was the sire of many good winners, including Kraque Boom, who won the European title at Windsor in 2009 and became a member of the French team, with Kevin Staut.

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Leprince des Bois

The best living stallion in eventing, with 8 four star events under his belt, he finished 2011 as the number 3 eventing horse in the world, and the highest ranked stallion.

Performance

Leprince des Bois’s performances make him the best living stallion in eventing, with 8 four star events under his belt, he finished 2011 as the number 3 eventing horse in the world, and the highest ranked Stallion. Leprince finished 4th at Pau, 7th at Burghley and 11th at Badminton.

In terms of conformation, Leprince is very blood type, with an expressive head and elegant length of rein. His movement is outstanding in the sport, with Leprince regularly finishing first or second after the dressage at Burghley, Badminton and Pau, with Carl Hester stating that Leprince was “stunning” whilst in first place after the dressage at Badminton in 2013, high praise indeed.

His temperament is superb, and to prove this earlier in 2014 he took a sixteen year old girl to the German junior championships and won.

Pedigree

By the British bred Yarlands Summersong, himself an Olympian with Pascale Duroy. Summersong has spent the last five years in the world top ten ranking for eventing sires, along with his father, Fleetwater Opposition, also the father of Opposition Buzz.

The mother of Leprince has also had one other four star offspring, and she is by a son of the great Olympian, Galoubet A, the sire of Olympic Champion and triple World Cup Champion, Baloubet du Rouet. Leprince carries 65% thoroughbred blood, more than enough for modern eventing breeding.

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Bentley van de Heffinck

 
An athletic, modern horse, with great looks and type. He offers an abundance of scope and athleticism.
 
 

Performance

 
As a 5 year old, Bentley was the Bronze medal winner at at the World Championships for young horses in Lanaken, Belgium, as well as third-round runner-up at the Belgium Young Horse Championships.

He went on to have a very successful international career up to 1.50m, but this was unfortunately interrupted by an injury.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Bentley combines all the important blood of modern jumping breeding; Clinton, Darco, Heartbreaker, all three of whom currently inhabit the world top ten sire ranking. The combination of Clinton x Heartbreaker has become the modern classic, resulting in the legendary Cornet Obelensky.

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Triomphe de Muze

A blood type stallion which will refine and modernise most mares. He brings great looks and movement, and adds scope and respect over a fence. Both Triomphe, and his sire, Chin Chin, are World top 100 stallions.

Performance

Triomphe won numerous classes at the top level, including the six bar at Bourg-en-Bresse, the Wellington GP, and the Hickstead GP.

After a successful career in the United States, Triomphe was sold back to Europe as a breeding stallion. In 2015 Triomphe has earned himself a position in the WBFSH top 100 jumping sire rankings. Currenlty in position number 80, he is sure to rise higher as we see his offspring excell.

Pedigree

Triomphe de Muze is a son of the great Chin Chin who competed at two Olympic games, in Barcelona and then in Seoul, placing 6th individually. He was also winner of five consecutive North American league World Cup Qualifiers and competed twice at the World Equestrian Games. Chin Chin sired several approved sons including Triomphe De Muze, Zelote VDL and Zapatero VDL, and holds position number 25 in the World top 100 sire rankings.

On his dam side, Triomphe has the world renowned Galoubet, sire of the Olympic champion Baloubet du Rouet, and Grand Sire of world champion Liscalgot. Triomphe’s dam Caprice won the semi-final for the 6 year-old in the Belgian Championships in Gesves in 1996.

The famous Ifrane (grandmother) motherline has produced the international showjumpers Quarto Mail, Lord If de Chalusse (approved stallion), Forgat Mail, Moon Mail, Morgat and D’Ifrane de Chalusse, whist Triomphe’s mother Caprice d’Ifrane herself produced the international’s: Millenium Blue, Quaprice Forever, Tzigane de Muze, Roetnik de Muze, Triomphe de Muze, Wapiti de Muze and Tottori de Muze. Seven international offspring at 1.40m and above is impressive to say the least. This list goes on but gets better: Mylord Cathargo, Norton d’Eole, Bamako de Muze and Newton de Kreisker. This is one of the best motherlines in the world, without argument.

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Royaldik

Royaldik is the perfect modern blood-type stallion to breed horses with all-round potential.

Performance

Royaldik sensationally won both the 30 and 70 day tests in Neustadt-Dosse with a total score of 144.8. Of this combined score, he scored 149.8 for his dressage and 126.6 for jumping. These are outstanding scores by any measure. He has successfully participating at dressage and show jumping competitions up to M**-level.

In 2002 Royaldik was German Federal Stallion Champion.

Pedigree

Royaldik has a superb pedigree, combining the superb Royal Diamond with the full sister of world number one eventing stallion Heraldik xx.

Royal Diamond is famed for the ridability of his offspring, and he brings the super blood of Rubinstein and the Anglo Arab Inschallah. Royal Diamond won the stallion performance test, the Federal Championships and countless Prix St. George and Intermédiare I competitions. At the age of nine, he already successfully participated at Grand Prix events.

Heraldik xx is one of those very rare stallions who has had offspring compete at the highest levels in all three disciplines. His eventing offspring include Olympic Gold medallist Butts Abraxas, Butts Leon who came 2nd at Badminton in 2010 and Happytimes who won Chatsworth in 2010. One of Heraldik’s offspring also competed in the European Dressage Championships in 2009 at Windsor.

At the WEG in 2010 Heraldik had three offspring in the eventing, and two in the showjumping.

Royaldik’s father’s full brother, Rohdiamant, is the WBFSH world number 3 dressage stallion. With Royaldik’s mothers full brother being the WBFSH world number 1 eventing stallion.

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Grafenstolz

2015 WBFSH #15 Eventing Sire. This blood type stallion brings everything that modern sport horse breeders are looking for: movement, scope, blood, temperament and looks.

Performance

Grafenstolz was awarded a premium at the 2000 Trakehner licensing in Neumünster as a two year old. He proved his versatile talents right from the very beginning in the sport. As a five year old he won several 1.25m level tests for showjumpers, as well as medium dressage. As a six year old he made German breeding history by becoming the first horse ever to qualify for the finals of the jumping, dressage, and eventing in the same year. He went on to win the eventing with an average score of 9.7 out of 10. This was followed later in the same year by him winning the World Championship for Young Event Horses in Le Lion d’Angers, France.

In 2005 as a seven year old he won his first advanced level event competition. In 2006, as an 8 year old he won the bronze medal at the German Championships in Schenefeld, then placed in two international three star competitions and won three international two star competitions. In November 2006 he received the Trakehner Horse of the Year award given by the Trakehner Verband. In 2007 and 2008 he won at Compiegne.

In 2007 Grafenstolz competed in a puissance class and cleared 2 metres.

In 2009 he competed in his first Prix St George and won it with 69%. He went on to compete successfully at Intermediere I level before returning to eventing.

In 2011 he took second place in the Express Eventing final at Horse of the Year Show in the UK, ridden by Alex Hua Tian. He has since been retired to stud following injury as a result of an unfortunate stable yard accident.

Pedigree

Grafenstolz’s sire, Polarion, was highly successful both in breeding and the sport. As a seven year old, he had already won advanced (S) level dressage competitions and became the 2000 National Trakehner Champion at the show in Cologne. He was successful with Markus Gribbe in World Cup Freestyles.

Grafenstolz’s dam, St.Pr.St Gipsy Lady, is by the Danish Champion stallion Camelot. Camelot was a son of the successful Grand Prix stallion Arsenal. Gipsy Lady is a full sister to the State Stud Moritzburg sire, Gipsy King. The granddam, St.Pr.St. Grazie II, won many prizes in breeding and sport. She was champion mare at several broodmare shows and participated in the Bundeschampionat twice. The great grandsire Arogno is regarded as one of the trademark sires of post war Trakehner breeding.

Grafenstolz comes from the Trakehner family of Gundula 509 (by Hypnos-Columbus-Czardas; Poll-H’rem). This line also produced the stallions Ginster, Grandioso, Gundo, Gunnar, Guter Planet, the licensing winner Guter Stern and Guy Laroche.

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Don Quichotte Van De Riethoeve

Don Quichotte Van Der Riethoeve’s is a quality stallion whose pedigree contains some of the most established jumping bloodlines available today.

Performance

Don Quichotte is an eleven year old BWP stallion imported from Belgium to South Africa in the middle of 2013.

He is a robust and powerful stallion who in looks, is stamped in the mould of the traditional BWP. His major assets are an incredibly active and powerful hock, an elastic stride and a ton of explosive power off the ground. He has a faultless and extravagant technique over a fence with a great deal of sensitivity and awareness for the poles. He is a real work horse who thrives under saddle and those who know him or have worked with him have all commented on his undeniable intelligence.

Pedigree

Don Quichotte’s immediate family on his dam side is incredibly well performed with his two brothers, Tolano Van De Riethoeve (Chin Chin) and Salto Van De Riethoeve (Darco), both having jumped at top level in Europe. Tolano, the eldest son out the dam Knappe Van Heyvelde (Goldspring De Lauzelle) was ridden by Jos Lansink before going to stud and has since sired many top class performers.

Don Quichotte’s sire, Poor Boy, jumped at top level in Europe with rider Beat Mandli. Poor Boy is a full brother to one of the greatest show jumping mares of all time, Sonora La Silla who was ridden by Jan Tops. Poor Boy’s popularity as a sire was on the rise when he very unfortunately disappeared under mysterious circumstances. His sire Polydor, sired many outstanding individuals including Positano who jumped in many top class competitions including the Olympic Games where he was part of the Swiss team who achieved a silver medal, Pamina who was ridden by Otto Becker and who achieved a 5th place individual finish at the World Games in Stockholm, Pretty Woman ridden by Bert Romp and the brilliant Two Steps, who under Michael Whitaker was crowned WBFSH horse of the year in 94 and 95.

Polydor has also proved to be a formidable broodmare sire with the Libero H mare Libertina, ridden by Jessica Kurten being out of a Polydor mare. Polydor is also a sire of sires. His son, Potsdam, continues to serve mares at the State Stud in Warendorf.

Polydor is by Pilatus, who in turn is also the sire of the great Pilot who is the sire of the brilliant mare Pialotta.

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Avanti Amorous Archie

 
Avanti Amorous Archie has proven himself to be a formidable sire to both jumpers and show horses. He has it all, temperament, conformation, movement and pedigree. Even Her Majesty the Queen of England has included him in her breeding program.
 
 

Performance

 
Avanti Amorous Archie passed inspection at 2 years and 10 months and went into the IDHS(GB) Grade One Register. He is a show champion and is at present competing in Affiliated Dressage and has 189 BD points. He has also hunted for 3 seasons and does Cross Country.

In 2013 Archie won the IDHS(GB) Stallion Performance Award. He holds a Silver Merit for his own performance record, the only UK bred/standing stallion to achieve this. He also has a Gold Merit for his Showing progeny.
 
 

Pedigree

 
Archie’s pedigree lists a string of top producers.

He is by the Gold Merit Show Jumping Stallion Crosstown Dancer, whose sire, Flagmount Diamond, and grand-sire, King of Diamonds both produced numerous top Show Jumpers, including Nick Skelton’s International A Grade ride, Hopes are High (x Flagmount Diamond), and Rodrigo Pessoa’s Special Envoy (x King of Diamonds).

Archie is out of prolific County Show winning mare Avanti Racey Gracie, by Snowford Bellman. Her pedigree contains the legendary Irish Draught stallions Slievenamon and Skippy.
 

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Van Gogh

An excellent modern all-round stallion who brings an outstanding jump, as well as superb movement and good looks.

Performance

Van Gogh was the undisputed KWPN performance test champion of 2005. This son of Numero Uno was not only rewarded for his great jumping skills but also his fantastic movement. Take-off and technique were rewarded with 8.5, scope with 9.0 and his incredible canter with 9.5. The stallion performance test report states that Van Gogh shows strong movement in walk, trot and canter, that he jumps with a good take-off and develops lots of scope.

He is currently competing very successfully at international Grand Prix level under Marco Kutscher. The 2015 show season was a particular success with Van Gogh winning the GCT GP in Valkenswaard, the CSI5* LA Masters GP followed the CSI5* Hong Kong GP 2016. These great performances resulted in this combination being preliminary nominated for the 2016 Olympics in RIO.

In 2013 Van Gogh was ranked number 2 KWPN stallion.

Pedigree

Van Gogh is by the superb Preferent stallion Numero Uno. Numero Uno proved himself as a competitor, and now continues to prove himself as a formidable sire of jumpers. He is the 2015 WBFSH #30 stallion.

Van Gogh’s damline originates in the mare Miesje. In addition to his successful full sisters, this breeding family produced several international show jumping and dressage horses. Some examples are the spectacular jumper Der Senaat III (Abdel Said) and the impressive KWPN stallion Charmeur (Emmelie Scholtens).

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Ustinov

This exceptional stallion has proved himself as a serious competitor as well as a sire of top class competition horses.

Performance

Ustinov was named KWPN Stallion Champion in 2004 and in 2015 he was awarded ‘Keur’ status by the KWPN.

With German rider Caroline Müller, Ustinov competed successfully at international shows such as Moorsele (B), Münster (Ger), Verden (Ger) and Neustadt Dosse (Ger).

Pedigree

Ustinov’s great exterior and jumping qualities are deeply anchored in his pedigree. His sire is the show jumping legend, Libero H. This son of Landgraf I was the winner of 51 international competitions including 10 World Cup competitions, 12 Grand Prix’s and 4 Dutch National championships. He is also the sire of more than 80 grand-prix show jumping horses

Ustinov’s dam sire, Nimmerdor, produced over 60 international show jumpers as well as over 50 approved sons.

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Parco

A great looking stallion with size, musculature, movement, temperament and scope. Definitely an improver with the strength of Darco and the great mind of Parco.

Performance

Parco is undoubtedly one of the the greats. Ridden by Ludo Philipaerts, his competition record is made up of a list of wins and placings. At 8 years old Parco was Belgium Show Jumping Champion, and at 9 he was 9th on the list of best show jumpers worldwide.

Parco competed at and was placed in every major competition, and his achievements include:
4th – 2003 European Championships
7th – 2003 World Cup Final
4th – 2004 Athens Olympics
9th – 2005 World Cup Final
1st – 2006 Global Champions Tour
9th – 2006 World Equestrian Games

Pedigree

Parco is by one of the world’s greatest jumping stallions, Darco. This outstanding stallion won many World Cup Grand Prix’s and ended 7th at Barcelona Olympic Games. He’s a son of Lugano van Laroche, one of the great sires of Belgiun breeding. Darco, has produced among the best : Sapphire : 6th Beijing Olympic Games and 7th Aachen World Equestrian Games, Trudo King Darco : Atlanta Olympic Games, Belgium Champion and 5th at St Gall European Championships. He has also produced the stallions : Non Stop, Ogano Sitte, Winningmood vd Arenberg.

Parco’s dam-sire, Attack Z, is by the one of the four greatest sires ever, Alme. Attack Z jumped in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics under Vitor Alves Teixeira.

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Numero Uno

This Preferent stallion proved himself in the competition arena and continues to prove himself as a sire of champions.

Performance

Numero Uno completed his performance test triumphantly: he received a 9.0 for canter and scored an average of 8.5 for jumping components. His explosive takeoff earned him 9.0 points.

He went on to have a very successful show jumping career with European Champion, Marco Kutscher, with whom he placed in the top three internationally about 25 times.

In February 2013, Numero Uno joined the ranks of a very select group: KWPN preferent stallions. At age 16, he is by far the youngest among them.

Pedigree

Numero Uno’s sire, Libero H, is one of the most influential stallions in both sport and breeding. He was the winner of 51 international competitions including 10 World Cup competitions, 12 Grand Prix’s and 4 Dutch National Championships. He is also the sire of more than 80 grand-prix show jumping horses.

Numero Uno’s dam, Jolanda, like the Olympic show jumper Lux, is by Lord Calando. The mother line continues via the well known stallion Furnese to the mare Fernsicht (Ladykiller xx), who is a full sister to the reputable stallion Lorenz.

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Kannan

Kannan is the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) number 1 jumping sire and the number 21 eventing sire. He is also the top KWPN stallion!

Performance

Kannan’s competition successes have included winning the Belgian Classic Circuit at the age of 6 in 1998 and becoming 7 year old Belgian Champion in 1999. In 2000 he made his international debut by finishing 5th in a Grand Prix. In 2003 Kannan won the Deauville Grand Prix and in 2004 he won at both Paris Bercy and Jardy as well as having many other competition successes. He was a regular member of the French team which won the Samsung Super League in 2003 and 2004. And in 2005 he became French National Champion.

Pedigree

Kannan carries blood from all the important jumping breeds in Europe: Voltaire, Furioso, Nimmerdor, Gotthard, Farn, Le Mexico, all great progenators of modern jumper breeding.

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Briar 899

World #23 dressage sire! A proven competitor and sire, Briar offers breeders the full package. He is a medium weight stallion, with long elegant lines, length of back and very correct conformation.

 

“I would give my soul for this horse” Kyra Kyrklund

 
 

Performance

 
Briar was approved after his stallion test in 1995. He scored the second highest total points 57,2 and had the best scores that year for ridability. In 2006 Briar became Elite.

Briar was placed in all starts in the Championships for young horses as a 5-, 6- and 7-year old. He went to 8 World Cup finals, he has 7 gold medals from the Swedish Championships, and he did all the Equestrian Games during the last 10 years including 2 World European Equestrian Games and 3 Olympic Games. He also participated in the world’s largest outdoor competition, Aachen in Germany, 10 years in a row, and won the Grand Prix 2005. He has had 16 international wins at Grand Prix level.

Briar has been the highest ranked dressage stallion (sports results) in the world almost continuously during 8 years. Together with his rider Jan Brink, they have been the most successful international couple historically in Sweden, regardless of discipline. No other horse in Sweden has ever come close to these results. Briar did his last competiton in Las Vegas 2009, that was his 8th World Cup Final.
 
 

Pedigree

Briar’s pedigree is a combination of Swedish Warmblood and Hanoverian champion lines, with a touch of Thoroughbred. His sire, Magini 695, was by the Elite stallion Maraton 600, who fathered numerous Grand Prix dressage and show jumping horses, 6 Approved stallions and 54 Diploma mares.

Briar’s dam’s line, includes the outstanding mare, Medea who was by Gaspari 340, one of the most famous horses in the history of dressage stallions. He sired the legendary Piaff, who won the individual Gold Medal at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
 

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