Archer is a special young gelding, with a big fancy presence with athleticism and dashing good looks to match. Although he has tons of scope and is very keen to fences through the chute, he now belongs to a highly skilled dressage rider and I am sure he will be spectacular in his new career.
Archer's dad, Aquilan Calypso, "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.
His mom is a beautiful broodmare that we produced, Bravada RPH. She is by Consul. Consul continues to be one of the leading sires at Iron Spring Farm and is known for producing remarkable athletes for every discipline. Among his international stars are the show jumper Judgement ISF and the four-star eventer Critical Decision. His daughter, the Keur mare Hivona, is a Produce of Dam winner at Dressage at Devon and continues to be one of the top producing broodmares in the KWPN-NA. Consul is a kind-hearted, sweet stallion. He loves attention and begs for treats if he thinks you have something for him. He has always been easy to handle and happy at work. Consul is from the Preferent stallion Nimmerdor’s 7th foal crop and was his 10th (out of 18) son to be approved by the KWPN.