17 Feb Predicates for Five KWPN Stallions
February 17, 2010
Predicates for Five KWPN Stallions
Gribaldi received the Preferent predicate while Cantos, Mermus R, Phin Phin and Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve all received the Keur predicate.
The black Trakehner stallion Gribaldi was a very successful international Grand Prix dressage competitor. His offspring are following in his footsteps, the best of which is the dressage phenomenon and KWPN-recognized stallion Totilas. Gribaldi offspring also excel in the mare inspections. Of the 707 mares registered in the Studbook, 332 hold at least the ster predicate, a very high 46%. Gribaldi has also proven himself in the sire line, with the previously mentioned Totilas, the Grand Prix stallion Painted Black, and Bodyguard, who was approved earlier this year.
Cantos The Contender son competed successfully at Grand Prix level. Several of his offspring are now excelling in the young horse tests. Cantos has a breeding value of 152 with 90% reliability. His ability to pass on conformation and movement is 107 and 108, respectively, also clearly above average.
Mermus R The Burggraaf son has certainly put his stamp on KWPN breeding. Several of his offspring are already Grand Prix jumpers. Mermus R’s breeding value is 140 with 92% reliability. With a score of 108, his ability to pass on conformation is above average; and his ability to pass on movement is average with a score of 100.
Phin Phin The Chin Chin son was a successful international show jumper. Several of his offspring are Grand Prix or international show jumpers. Phin Phin’s breeding value is 146 with 87% reliability. His ability to pass on conformation and movement is, at 107 and 106, respectively, also clearly above average.
Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve The Narcos II son was an outstanding international show jumper. His offspring excel at inspections and in the show jumping ring. Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve’s breeding value is 151 with 89% reliability. With a score of 113, his ability to pass on conformation is very high; and with a score of 100, he is average in his ability to pass on movement.