Vegas is a big, handsome colt, true to his pedigree with powerful, elegant movement. No doubt about his potential as a dressage horse with his conformation and pedigree, but he could truly excel at anything, with his kind curious nature and willingness to work with people.
Ace has been a hardworking guy his whole life, jumping in over a hundred grand prixs. We were his retirement home, and we loved having him. His babies are sweet, kind and easy to train. They also have his elegant, cadenced movement.
Ace’s dad is Ahorn Z. Ahorn Z became an international jumping legend with the Dutch team competing in many World Cups and Grand Prix. He is famous for producing international show jumpers and breeding stallions, including Acord I, Acord II, and Acord III. Ahorn Z transmits courage, determined character and sincere force and structure without removing class. Ahorn's dam, Heureka, competed internationally and had many wins in Hamburg, Aachen, Bruxelles, Noerten-Hardenberg, Vienna, and Berlin, and won the Grand Prix of Aachen. She was one of the most successful international jumpers in the period 1969-71, and is ranked as one of the best broodmares in the world.
Ace’s mom is by Calypso I. Calypso I produced both dressage stars as well as international jumpers. He is said to be one of the most significant sires and most uniform producer of elegant performance horses. He is considered an important pre-potent sire that consistently produced fabulous gaits and scopey movements in his get. He has 10 stallion sons and over 140 approved daughters.
Viva, with her breeding and conformation, was a talented and successful dressage horse until an injury made it impossible to stay in full time work. She is very big for a mare, with a ton of bone, uphill build and thick muscling. She is also the splitting image of her sire Vulcan and grand sire Patrick. Vulcaan comes from the old foundation Dutch bloodlines that are found in some of the best competition horses today. At the Olympic games in Australia there were an amazing 9 horses sharing his bloodlines. Vulcaan passes on good movement, temperament, size and substance to his offspring. This stallion crossed extremely well with the Thoroughbred mares to produce a modern sport horses. Vulcan’s offspring have been champions in many fields including hunters, jumpers, dressage and eventing. His youngsters have also been champions on the line. Vulcaan’s dam, Zabella has been awarded the CWHBA Production Premium Award. On her dam’s side is the very famous stallion Sportman who is sired by Sinaeda, one of the foundation sires of the modern Dutch sporthorse.
Sinaeda’s sire Camillus was by Cambrinus, by the foundation NWP stallion Kambius. Kambius, born 1936, was one of the more elegant offspring of the Oldenburg stallion Gambo, who came to the Netherlands in 1928 and who was, for the 25 years or so that the heavy Warmblood stood, the most important Groninger stallion.
Now to modern eyes, Sinaeda might look like an old fashioned ‘clumfer’ but to the conservative Dutch farmers, his progeny were the ultimate modern type and took some getting used to! His 24.5 cm cannon bone and 215 cm chest were not abnormal at his time. It was his size of 1.68 m, his luxury appearance and remarkably free shoulder action that amazed. In ten years of service, Sinaeda produced 14 approved sons for the NWP.