Twenty-Three Jumper/Dressage/Gelders Stallions Approved

May 27, 2015

Twenty-Three Jumper/Dressage/Gelders Stallions Approved

Photo: Jacob Melissen

Hermantico was the highest scoring jumper stallion. (Photo Jacob Melissen)

The final presentation of the spring performance test started with the older jumper stallions, after which the three-year-old stallions were presented in the ring in groups.  

In the end, the Stallion Selection Committee registered 17 jumper stallions in the Studbook. Remarkably, a relatively high percentage of these were approved with 80 or more points. Cor Loeffen, Chairman of the Stallion Selection Committee for jumpers, expressed his satisfaction: “The strength lies in the breadth, with many different types and lineages, which we’re giving breeders opportunities to use. I don’t think we’ve ever had so many stallions that scored 80 points or more in the test.”

Although there weren’t any major outliers, the Comme Il Faut son Hermantico, bred by M. Renzel of Oer-Erkenschwick, scored the most points: 83.5. Loeffen described him as “a stallion with abundant stallion presence, interesting sires of sires, and a dam-line with lots of sport. In the performance test, he showed consistently, with a good canter and abundant push over obstacles.

Approved Jumper Stallions:
Three-Year-Old Jumper Stallions
Hampshire VDL (Arezzo VDL x Indoctro)
Hampton VDL (Baltic VDL x Corland)
Hermantico (Comme il Faut x Colbert)
Cohinoor VDL (Cornet Obolensky x Stakkato)
Heathrow (Der Senaat III x Dollar de la Pierre)
Houdini (Diamant de Semilly x Emilion)
Hamilton Platinum (Numero Uno x Burggraaf)
Highlander (Numero Uno x Vingino)
High Shutterfly (Sir Shutterfly x Chin Chin)
Homerun (Vivant van de Heffinck x Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve)
Hermitage VDL (Zirocco Blue VDL x Colino)
Hervé d’Ive (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Indoctro)

Voluntary Performance Test, Jumper Stallions
Humberto (Cornet Obolensky x Lazio)

Four-Year-Old Jumper Stallions
Gerardus (Carambole x Iroko)
Casago (Casall x Carthago)
Golddigger (Querly-Elvis x Corland)
George (Vittorio x Caretino)

Hummertime (Carembar de Muze x Concorde) was not approved for breeding. Floris TN (Quality Time x Vancouver), who took part in the voluntary performance test, was not approved either.

Of the seven dressage stallions presented, four received approval, the highest scoring of which was Hennesy (De Niro x Jazz). He was awarded 82 points. “A stallion that stands out with his attractive front end and three good gaits. He moves with abundant power and excellent carriage,” said Wim Ernes, Chairman of the Stallion Selection Committee for dressage horses. “It’s a somewhat smaller group than last year, but percentage-wise, we’re not disappointed with the stallions we were able to approve after the test.”

Of the four approved dressage stallions, the Niro son Hennessy scored the most points, 82.

Approved Dressage Stallions:
Three-Year-Old Dressage Stallions
High Five U.S. (Charmeur x Negro)
Hennessy (De Niro x Jazz)

Voluntary Performance Test, Dressage Stallions
Hermès (Easy Game x Flemmingh)

Four-Year-Old Dressage Stallions
Grappa (Fidertanz x Special D)

The following stallions were not approved: Harlow (Amazing Star x Jazz), Hannover (Danone I x Hohenstein), and Handshake (Vivaldi x Donnerhall).

The De Niro son Hennessy earned the highest score of the four dressage stallions. (Photo Jacob Melissen)

The De Niro son Hennessy earned the highest score of the four dressage stallions. (Photo Jacob Melissen)

Following the jumper stallions, the Gelder stallions were presented under saddle for their final evaluation in dressage and jumping. After the dressage stallion presentation, the two Gelder stallions entered the ring for their in-harness evaluation. Both were subsequently registered in the Studbook. While Henkie was noted for his good basic gaits, Edmundo was praised for his outstanding willingness and desire to work.

Approved Gelders Stallions
Henkie (Alexandro P x Upperville)
Edmundo (Upperville x Modern)

Click here to view the gallery with photos of the new approved stallions (photos by Sandra Nieuwendijk)

Scores: approved jumper stalions
Scores: approved dressage stallions
Scores: approved Gelder stallions

(Source KWPN)