Aethra, better known as Blue, is a very special filly who won the CWHBA foal futurity in 2019. Her parents are both bred for the big jumpers and hope that she is headed in that direction.
Her sire, Atlas, is an impressive horse, by Aquilan Calypso out of our grand prix mare Arielka. With both his parents being so impeccably bred and so successful in their own individual careers, we are currently planning to keep "lester" as a stallion prospect. This boy, is no less impressive, in both his presense and his quality. We are very excited to see how he develops. In September 2016, Atlas was the high scoring stallion at the CWHBA stallion inspection, earning himself a license with them. We have always loved this boy and we are excited to breed him to select mares in 2017.
Ace has been a hardworking guy his whole life, jumping in over a hundred grand prixs. We are his retirement home, and we love 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.
Arielka is a very special mare. She is built to jump, an incredibly powerful horse. She has come to us after a long and distinguished career. She has competed in 1.50m + competitions under several riders, including a period with Will Simpson as his Nations Cup horse. Her sire is Argentinus. Argentinus--a living legend! It has been over a quarter of a century since Argentinus took up residence in Klein Roscharden as a sire. And today, this trademark stallion still bursting with energy. His son, Arko ESI, brought 130,000 Euro, making him the most expensive warmblood foal ever sold at an auction in Germany. A full brother of this price record breaker, Arko III, was the most successful show jumper in the world twice under Nick Skelton. But Argentinus' many other internationally successful off-spring document why he remains such a popular sire: Anka, under Marcus Ehning, won the competition in Spangenberg and took home a ribbon from Geneva the end of this year. Nations Cup winner Asti Spumanti under Thomal Mühlbauer had another great season. As the sire, so the off-spring: honest, willing to perform and born with a genius talent for jumping. The list of Argentinus' achievements during the course of his long career is long – Champion Stallion in Oldenburg, Stallion of the Year in Hanover – but the statistics on his internationally successful off-spring show the true dimensions of his greatness. Special Ed, for example, participated in the World Equestrian Games in Aachen under Jill Henslewood. In spite of their enormous talent for jumping, Argentinus' children are always good movers as well and thanks to their 1a characters, they are the perfect partners for all equestrian sports.
Her mom’s dad is Darco. Darco, is a combination of 2 pillars of the Belgian breeding business : Lugano and Codex. The sire Lugano van La Roche has had a splendid breeding record. The Lugano son, La Ina, ridden by Peter Charles, won the European Championship in 1995. Flugel daughters crossed with Lugano proved the match of the era, generating world eminences such as Porche, Pluco, Pico and Egano which won Olympic medals, top Grand Prix and championships. After his Flugel period, Lugano enthusiastically devoted himself to partners from the lineage of Holstein Cottage Son.Codex was a top class sport horse producer himself, and it can be no surprise that this combination produced phenomena such as Darco, or the super fast Isaura vd Helle. Also in his female offspring Lugano has done well, as demonstrated by his daughters producing, for example, Forester, Fidelgo, Goliath and Joli Fleur de Lys, all with good international sport reputations. Amongst Darco’s many successes are: Champion of Belgium as a 5 year old. Winner of the Belgian Championship as a 6 year old. Winner Volvo World Cup in London 1988 and in Hertogenbosch in 1989. 6th in the World Championships in Stockholm in 1990 and 7th place in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and 2nd in the richest Grand Prix in the world at Calgary. Darco has produced many offspring jumping successfully around the world. He currently has seven representatives in the BCM World Ranking for Showjumping of which King Darco is the leader.Darco has proven to be very consistent in breeding his youngstock, three of which have reached the Top 15 of the finals of the Belgian Classic Young Horse Championships, Nabucco Verdi and Trudo N-Iljarco doing extremely well recently.His many other successful offspring include Indigo van de Hoenrik, 4th in the 4 year old Belgian Championships, Imoza, Incu, Ivory Snatcher, Isidoor Laureats, Hazard, Harco, Hilda, Helenus, Happy Hannover, Happy Boy, to name a few. He has sired the promising stallion Fedor and King Darco, who competed in the Atlanta Olympics with Ludo Philipearts.
We have acquired this very special mare, due to an injury that has left her unsound to compete or be ridden any longer. Gaia is by the exceptional stallion Corland. A top pedigree with a sire line of the highest quality stallions. Corland’s dam is one of the best Holsteiner breeding lines: number 104 A. Out of this direct line is Retina, who won the Hamburg Derby twice.
His international career with W.J. van der Schans was very successful. Corland has placed 4th in the Grand Prix of Oslo, 6th in the Grand Prix in Helsinki, 5th in the Grand Prix in Bordeaux, 4th in the Grand Prix in Den Bosch, 2nd in the Sires of the World competition in Lanaken, 5th in the Grand Prix in Maastricht, 7th in the Grand Prix in Zuidlaren, 7th in the Grand Prix in La Baule, 2nd in the Grand Prix in Rotterdam, Champion of the Benelux in The Hague, 7th in the Grand Prix in Calgary and 7th in the World Cup in Verona. At the European Championship of 2001, Corland proved to belong in the category of the best in the world. He won both qualifiers and had the best results of the Nation’s competition and had the fastest clear round in the qualifying speed class. In the finals, he finished in 9th place. Corland jumped convincingly over the heavy courses and showed what he is capable of.
As a sire Corland passes his jumping genes to his offspring all around the world. Successful at Grand Prix and International level are: Seacoast Silvana with J. Lansink, Snowland with R. Bril, Marlo with H. Dobbs, VDL Torlando with C. Solem, Sir Corland with W. J. van der Schans, VDL Rocksina with C. Wiskerke. Other successful international jumpers are: Heechhiem’s Tersina, Tomorrow, HBC Dancing Queen, Pracht S, VDL Santa Cruz, Sensation, Spring G, Pablo V, Carlanda II, Selma, Vimaira,Sakita Zeldenrust, Verona, etc.
Also at the Young Jumpers Championships his offspring are winning: Wisdom VDL Elc won the Championship for 5 years old jumpers in Mexico, Tartufon della Monica won the Championship for 5 years old jumpers in Italy and Viper H won the Championship for 6 years old jumpers in Canada. In 2007 Corjulana won the Italian Championship for 5 year olds and JCR Coriander was Champion of the 4 years old jumpers in Brazil. Cor de Son won the World Championship for 5 years old jumpers in 2001, VDL Torlando was Dutch Champion of the 5 years old jumpers and HBC Dancing Queen was Dutch Champion of the 6 year old jumpers. Universe Miss was the Dutch Foal Champion and Corland’s daughter Pendence received the highest mare test score of 2001. Carlanda was Dutch Champion of the Junior Riders and Little Miss was Champion of the British Young Rider championship. Corland has approved sons such as Pacific, Sir Corland and Santa Cruze that were all champions of their stallion tests.
On the bottom side of his pedigree is the equally impressive Ahorn. The Preferent stallion Ahorn passed away much to early while he was one of the top producers of sporthorses both in Holland and abroad. Approved in almost every studbook, he produced mare show champions like Haciende (Dutch Champion), Helena (European Champion), and Korenbloem (Reserve European Champion).\r\n\r\nHe also produced many international level jumpers such as Ursula XIII, Jeremy, Icamorka, Dublin, Iron, Ivor, V&L Channel, Ihorn, Gambit, Australia 2000, High Valley Z, Eurocommerce Geneve, High Five, Feizal, etc. These sporthorses will keep the name of Ahorn at the top of the lists in the future, but so will his approved sons Hattrick, Matterhorn and Ohorn.\r\nAHORN , this preferent stallion is the sire of many International show jumpers, keur - and champion mares as well as approved stallions. His influence in breeding and in the sport is growing every day.
Gaia, herself, has her own achievements. This mare has had 3 foals, who were all awarded FIRST PREMIUM with KWPN, and one even went on to become a fully approved stallion. This momma also has huge scope, courage and heart, to go along with her athleticism and incredible progeny. We are very excited to use her in our program.