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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.


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.


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).

Breed: KWPN
Height: 16.3hh
Colour: Bay
Year Born: 2002
Country of Origin: The Netherlands
Resident in South Africa: No
Semen Available: Frozen
Stud Fee: €1,000.00 One dose of 4 straws or €2,000.00 LFG
Contact: Iconic Sires
Telephone: +27 (0)71 566 7305

Numero Uno (KWPN)
Libero H (Holsteiner)
Jolanda (KWPN)
Landgraf I (Holsteiner)
Octave (Holsteiner)
Lord Calando (Holsteiner)
Feinschnitt (Holsteiner)
Movera (KWPN)
Bernstein (Hannoverian)
Govera (KWPN)
G. Ramiro Z (Holsteiner)
Alicante H (Hannoverian)
Burggraaf (Holsteiner)
Vera (KWPN)


Van Gogh’s offspring are known by their appealing types, good movement, rideabilty and excellent jumping skills. The 3 year old mare Folinda won the free jumping competition in Saasveld (The Netherlands) with the judges giving her 50 points, including a 9 for technique. While the 4 year old mare Ereprijs scored the highest points at the EPTM mare performance test at Sleen (Netherlands) and got a 8.5 for scope and rideability. Her full sister Duizendschoon became mare champion at the mare test in Overijssel and reached the fifth place during the national mare test when she was 3 years old.

During the World Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken (Belgium) the Van Gogh mare Calimera, and his rider Marcel Willems, won the silver medal in the final for 6-year-old showjumping horses.