KWPN announce their list of 31 young stallions to be auctioned
this year at the "Select Sale" to be held on Saturday
evening on February 6th at the Brabanthallen in ‘S'Hertogenbosch,
Holland. An exciting line up of young stallions to choose from.
Pictures and details now available.
In addition the KWPN will be holding the VHO Sale during the
KWPN Stallion Show. The VHO Sale differs from the KWPN Select
Sale. It has on offer young, talented jumping and dressage horses
(like the KWPN Select Sale) however, these horses are no longer
competing to become approved KWPN Studs.
The First Moorlands
Totilas Foal Has Arrived 23/01/11
Today, sunday January 23rd, will go into the equestrian history
books as the day that the first foal of Totilas was born.The Totilas
x Clavecimbel mare was born around 7 AM this morning at the University
veterinary clinic at Utrecht, Netherlands. Her name is Moorlands
Guinevere, named after the wife of King Arthur.
Owner Tosca Visser and Edward Gal, who enjoyed many successes
with father Totilas, visited the clinic to admire the new born
foal. Arnd Bronkhorst was on the spot to do an exclusive photo
shoot. The Visser family is expecting two more Totilas foals this
The News that the black magic stallion
Moorlands Totilas had been sold shocked the world when Cees Visser's
press agent Semira Norman launched the official press release
in which the sale of Totilas to the German Paul Schockemohle was
confirmed with mixed emotions. 15/01/11
FEI Press Release -- The sensational partnership of Edward
Gal and Totilas made Dutch dressage history today when becoming
the first combination from The Netherlands to win the World
Championship Grand Prix Special title at the World Equestrian
Games™ in Kentucky, USA. But this extraordinary pair are
also on the brink of adding another record to the list they
just keep on compiling. If they can add Friday's Freestyle to
their haul, then they will become the first partnership ever
to take both titles, and on present form they look well-set
for a hat-trick of gold after yesterday's team victory.
Silver medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer set a new British record
when beating the score she set at the Alltech FEI European Championships™
in Windsor (GBR) last summer, while Steffen Peters and Ravel
took bronze for the USA. Peters was emotional afterwards. "I've
been counting the days and hours since I missed that bronze
medal in Hong Kong (Beijing 2008 Olympic Games)" he pointed
out, "so this means a lot to me. I can't believe how lucky
I am, what he (Ravel) did for me today was unbelievable".
And Bechtolsheimer also became the first British rider ever
to take World Championship silver in the Special. The previous
best British result was bronze for Jennie-Loriston Clarke and
Dutch Courage back in 1978 at Goodwood (GBR). 31/10/10
Zenith UHS an exciting
young stallion by Lupicor out of a fabulous mare line. Zenith UHS
is available for stud duties in 2011. Zenith was purchased in Holland
by Upper Haddo Stud and was successfully licensed with the AES Stud
Book in 2008. Having already earned over £1300 in BSJA
winnings in just nine months with a fabulous 2nd place at the
Addington five year old finals with fences measuring 1.35m, Zenith
will be striving for a qualifying place at the prestigous foxhunter
Reverse order for the dressage rivals Anky and Steffen in the
World Dressage Masters CDI 5* - Grand Prix Freestyle. This time
the Champion Title went to Anky Van Grunsven riding the chestnut
Salinero (Salieri x Salvano) out of the State Premium mare "Luna"
(Lungau x Pik Bube II) Anky and Salinero were in top form Saturday
night to win their second straight Exquis World Dressage Masters
musical freestyle at Palm Beach, beating U.S. favorite Steffen
Peters and Ravel and Isabell Werth and Satchmo of Germany.
Anky and Salinero, who won individual gold at
the 2008 Olympic Games, scored 84.450 per cent, with Steffen and
Ravel on 81.700 per cent and Isabell and Satchmo with 78.950 per
cent. Ashley Holzer and Pop Art of Canada were fourth on 76.300
The musical freestyle with prize money of €60,000
(US$82,000) was the culmination of the opening event of the second
year of the world's richest lineup of dressage competitions. The
Palm Beach event, as with other Exquis World Dressage Masters
competitions, carries total prize money of €100,000 (US$136,000).
Anky said that practicing Friday in the International
Arena under lights "really helped me because today he was
really settled down" in her Dance of Devotion freestyle.
"Tonight everything just worked out how
it should be," she said. "I was really, really pleased
with him. I am very proud."
She said the 16-year-old gelding has already
been at the highest level for six years.
"We've had worse competitions and better
competitions, but if you have a horse, you know that's life. I'm
so proud that he's still fit, wants to do his job, and wants to
compete. He's still a happy horse. He likes to compete and do
training. It's nice to feel that it's still there. He does get
older and settles down a bit, that's nice. It's fantastic to still
have a horse like this." 07/02/10
Steffen Peters & Ravel
stand ahead of Anky Van Grunsven yet again
repeats itself in the Grand Prix at the Exquis World Dressage
Masters CDI 5* Palm Beach, Florida, with the replay of the same
results as in 2009.
US rider Steffen Peters impressed the jury with
an accurate performance on Ravel. The 12 year old KWPN registered
stallion approved with the AES studbook by Contango (Contender
x Kronprinz) out of the Ster Prestatie mare "Hautain"
(Democraat x Winscocin x G
Ramiro Z) bred by Mr. H de Man and purchased by Steffen in
2006 proved on form yet again following last years win and his
victory in Aachen in his GP and Freestyle performances and the
the World Cup Finale in Las Vegas.
Dutch rider Anky Van Grunsven took second place
on Hong Kong Olympic Gold Medalist "Salinero" (Salieri
x Salvano) out of the State Premium mare "Luna" (Lungau
x Pik Bube II).
Isabel Werth presented well on Satchmo (Sau Paulo
x Gepard) out of the state premium mare "Legata" (Legat
x Seelowe) to take the third place in her and Satchmo's first
competition in almost nine months and just three months since
she gave birth to a son, Frederik, who traveled with her for her
first visit to Wellington and posted a score of 72.553 per cent
Ashley Holzer and Pop Art of Canada who lives
in New York and Wellington was the only other rider to score over
70 per cent, with 72.468 per cent commenting "I'm so happy
with the way we went, and in THIS company!" Three of the
judges placed Ashley ahead of Isabell, and one gave equal scores.
The four top finishing riders in the Grand Prix
will be the final quartet in the €60,000 (US$84,000) Exquis
Grand Prix Freestyle to Music under the lights on Saturday night.
The other four riders in the freestyle that starts
at 7 p.m. US Eastern Time are the Dutch combination of Christa
Laarakkers and Ovation who scored 68.170 per cent in the Grand
Prix to tie for sixth place with Germany's Anja Plönzke and
Le Mont d'Or who will also start in the freestyle, the USA's Tina
Konyot of North Stonington, Connecticut and the stallion Calecto
V who tied for ninth place with 65.702 per cent and Denmark's
Mikala Munter Gundersen who is based in Wellington and rides Horses
Unlimited's Leonberg that scored 65.532 per cent for 11th place.
German Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion
Ulla Salzgeber and her mare Wakana finished fifth in the Grand
Prix with 69.362 per cent and will be the last of eight combinations
to start in the €30,000 (US$42,000) Moorland Grand Prix Special
beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. 05/2/10
The owners of the phenomenal "Moorland's
Totilas" Kees and Tosca Visser have announced
that frozen semen will be made available during the stud season
of 2010 to a limited amount of mares only specially selected after
careful consideration of the applicants on a first come first
serve basis. The stud fee of between 5000 and 5500 has been indicated.
Once again Je T'aime Flamneco is in the Spot Light. Two consecutive
wins in Amsterdam for Billy Twomy and the Gold BSJA Elite, Belgian
Warmblood stallion "Je
T'aime Flamenco (Flamenco De Semilly x Landetto)
This athletic blood type stallion completed the
Grand Prix course with a faultless round in a time of 36.82 seconds
claiming the 22,500 euros prize money for his victory on the 24th
January 2010 followed by yet another victory the following day
claiming a further 25,000 euros.
Je T'aime Flamenco tipped as a 2012 candidate
has consistently demonstrated his world class qualities. His rise
to fame started early in his career when as a six year old, under
Billy Twomey he was 3rd in the 6yo championship at Horse of The
Year Show and 2nd in an International 6yo Championship in Mauberge.
He swiftly followed up this result with a win in the 7yo National
Championships at the BSJA Festival of Show Jumping and a 3rd place
in the 7yo Championship at the Horse of The Year Show.
In his first year at International level, Je
Taime Flamenco caught everyone's eye by winning the International
Grand Prix at Horse of the Year Show, Belfast International and
Amsterdam, whilst being highly placed at Oldenburg and La Corunia.
2009 saw yet another spectacular win the prestigious Longines
Grand Prix at St Gallen in Switzerland.
Je T'aime Flamenco is no accident his sire Flamenco
De Semilly is a son of the great Le
Tot De Semilly by Grand
Veneur. Flamenco De Semily's dam "Quenote
Du Chemin" also produced the Selle Francais stallions
"Dollar De Semily" and "Vraitot" .
Je T'aimes dam Quansie
Van De Halhoeve, competed and won at 1.50 level in Belgium.
Her sire is the great German stallion Landetto - Landgraf x Ronald
(G Ramiro Z. and infuses
the blood of Lugano Van La Roche and the Holstein blood of Codex.
The thoroughbred lines of Lady Killer, Cottage
Son, Ramzes, Northern Dancer and the Mioche provide this young
stallion with his XX/OX percentage of 54.89%. Je T'aime Flamenco
ranked 57th place in the WBFSH final rankings 2009. 30/1/10
The sensational grey Trakehner dressage mare "Blue Hors
Matinee" by Silvermoon (Kostolany x Mahagony) out of the
Danish Warmblood mare "Matadie" by the May Sherif
son "Matador II" has sadly been put to sleep due to
a broken leg.
"Blue Hors Matinee" was retired to stud in 2009 following
an injury in 2007 at the Las Vegas World Cup Finals when she
tripped coming off the trailer and injured herself and never
fully regained 100% soundness and missed out on the 2008 Olympic
Blue Hors stud had intentions of breeding her to Blue Hors
Zack (Rousseau x Jazz) purchased for the sum of 430,000 euros
at the KWPN stallion selections who later went on to stand Champion
at the Danish Warmblood stallion selections. Her sensational
performance at the World Equestrian Games in 2006 has to be
the most highly viewed dressage perfromance on youtube to date.
Her sire "Silvermoon" is by the great Kostolany
who features in the bloodlines of many of todays leading dressage
horses and found more notably in the bloodlines of Gribaldi,
Hofrat and Moorland's
BWP (Belgian Warmblood)
Stallion selection second round results
38 stallion candidates participated in the various selection tests
on Saturday 16th "Hermes de Mariposa" (out of the elite
mare "Adeline" by Power Light x Quitto De Bausy was crowned
champion of the 3-year old BWP. Vice Champion went to "Wandor
Van De Mispelaraere" out of "Sister Pleasure Mispelaere"
by For Pleasure x Lugano Van Laroche.
The BWP Premium Stallion Auction prices remained modest with the
first stallion presented obtaining the highest auction bid of 34,000
euros purchased by Messrs. Luc Tilleman, Koen De Waele and Lieven
De Vos. The average selling price of the 12 stallions auctioned
was 18,500 euros. 21/09/10
"Hirtentanz" Approved Holstein
For the first time in 40 years a Trakehner stallion "Hirtenstanz"
Axis x Kostolany was approved by the Holstein Verband at the
January licensing in the Fritz-Thiedemann Hall in Elmshorn.
A total of 28 stallions were presented of which nine stallions
were approved Amongst the list was VDL's approved KWPN stallion
Zirocco Blue (Mr Blue x Voltaire) the seven others were:
Lord Ludwigsburg by Lord x Rushing Water xx/TB
Calandro bt Carthago x Landgraf I
Vainquer by Lordanos x Levantos I
Catalido by Catoki x Calido
Landcristall by Lancer Ii x Loutano
Quimorado by Quidam de Revel / Corrado I
Water Dance xx/TB by Saddlers Hall x Local Suitor.
In addition the Holsteiner Verband Auction is to be held at
Elmshorn Germany on the January 30th 2010. The Parade of Holstien
Sires will be held on February 6th & 7th, 2010 in Neumünster
Le Tot De Semilly is considered amongst one of the greatest progenitors
of the Selle Francais Stud Book of today based on his strength,
style, suppleness, carefulness and the winning spirit of real
showjumpers coupled with an exceptional mind but more importantly
passes these qualities onto his progeny. 09/10/10
The great Selle Francais showjumping sire with an incredible
ISO of 180 was sadly put to sleep. 29/01/09
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of the Worlds
greatest ever coloured sports horse stallion the KWPN approved
"Samber" (Pericles x Ordonanns x Romeo) bred by the
Smilda family. His owners the family Vrieling
made the sad decision to have him put to sleep at the grand
age of 33 at his home in Northern Holland to ease any further
suffering. R.I.P.Samber April 1976 - December 2009 In his memory
we have added Samber to the reference sires pages. 25/12/09
Eric van der Vleuten seized Olympia's Rolex
FEI World qualifier presented by H & M, with an audacious
display of speed jumping on VDL Groep Tomboy, a 10-year-old gelding
by Emilion (Wellington x Farnese) Out of the KWPN Ster mare by
Guy Williams wins the
H&M Santa Stakes 1.60m showjumping competiton at London Olympia
on the eight year old grey gelding Dunkan by Adiamo Z Animo (Almez
Z x Taj Mahal) only two others jumped a double clear around the
big 1.60 track, 19/12/09
Five riders shared the
prize money in the Puissance Cake. Olympia's famous wall proved
too much for all contestants this year with not one rider clearing
the final height at 2.05m 18/12/09
Pius Schwizer wins the 1.50m
accumulator with a time of 46.74 seconds on the bay Swiss warmblood
gelding "Unique X" sired by the Swiss Approved sire
"Ulysesse De Thurin" x Grand Veneur x Quastor (Ibrahim)
A fabulous win for the Egyptian young rider
Abdel Said that has captured the hearts of the audience in the
Earls Court Olmpia Chistmas Cracker International 1.50m show jumping
Gillespie's 15 year old "GIG Portofino" ridden by Micheal
Whitaker wins the 1.50m Christmas Pudding Stakes at Olympia
claiming the £3000 prize. 17/12/09
Sadly and unexpectantly the thirteen year old Trakenher Dressage
horse passed away in his new home, the cause of death is unknown.
Latimer (St Cloud x Caprimond)
licensed in Neumunster in 1998 formerly owned by by Burkhard Walher
of Klosterhof Medingen and competed by daughter Theresa rode him
with success in the young riders' classes. He was gelded in 2008
following an inguinal hernia and had been sold recently on the 3
December 2009 to the Bavarian junior rider Jasmin Büttner,
who had competed him during the 2009 show season. In 2000 Latimer
won the Trakehner Championships and the prestigeous Bundeschampionat
under Hans Jurgen Armbrust scoring the highest total score ever
at the time receiving 10s for conformation and rideability. Under
Theresa Wahler, Latimer won bronze at the 2007 German Young Riders
Championships and finished fourth in the kur to music at the 2008
German Championships. His bloodlines are carried on through his
sons Hibiskus ( Latimer x Hohenstein x Kostolany) the reserve champion
licnsed Trakehner Stallion in 2002 and "Illux" (Latimer
x Giorgio Armani x Beatos) now sold to Canada. Latimer now has numerous
sons approved with the Hanoverian and other studbooks Verband including
Karolinger I and II, Finckenstein, and Immenhof. Latimer was proclaimed
"elite stallion" by the German Trakehner Verband in 2005.
EDWARD GAL AND MOORLANDS TOTILAS DOES IT YET AGAIN"
Hardly a suprising result as the worlds dressage heart throb
"Moorlands Totilas" (Gribaldi x Glendale (Nimmerdor)
ridden by Dutchman Edward Gal wins the FEI WORLD CUP DRESSAGE
Grand Prix Freestyle to Musicwith yet another fabulous performance
scoring an outstanding 92.3 10 points ahead of fellow Dutch
rider Adelinde Cornelissen on the 12 year old chestnut gelding
"Parzival" (Jazz x Ulft)"
The three British riders nonetheless performed remarkably
well on home ground with an impressive third place for British
rider Carl Hester on Liebling II (Lorentin x Konigspark xx)
who rode an impressive and relaxed test to finish just 1.1 point
ahead of British colleague Laura Bechtolsheimer riding Andretti
H (Arking XX x Cavalier) who's performance appeared a little
tense gaining 77.350 points. Fifth and sixth places went to
Richard Davison on "Hiscox Artemis" with their score
of 75.150 points and a very close behind him was US rider Catherine
Haddad riding "Cadilac" with 73.600 points. Both 1st
and 2nd places continually add to the KWPN's top ranking WBFSH
positions with both Jazz and Gribaldi as KWPN approved sires.
British Equestrian Federation was the winner of Sports Coach
UK;s Governing Body of the Year awards this week, ahead of
rugby and swimming. Chief executive of the BEF, Andrew Finding
"We are delighted to have won this award - it's
fantastic to be recognised as a leading sport in this area.
The lottery funding we receive has been instrumental in allowing
the Federation as a whole to professionalise the sport.
Last night the judges also recognised our collaborative work.
The great thrill has been to see our broad community working
together, be they from vaulting, driving, showjumping, the British
Horse Society, the RDA or the Pony Club, from England, Scotland
or Wales. It is the effectiveness of this collaboration of equals
that has made the difference". It's a tribute to the hard work
and dedication of everyone, but particularly Colin Wilson, who
started the work in a consultancy role for us, and then Head
of Sports Development, Suzanne Genery who has provided the leadership
in coaching within our Federation. I want also to pay tribute
to the leaders of our 16 member body organisations that make
up our Federation – these are the people who have made
it happen on the ground – thank you all.”
Sire Page Update
The International Competition Stallions Reference
sire pages have been updated with two new additions "Team
and his son "Cornet Obolensky"
what a year it is, now in his 25th year the remarkable Black Trakehner
was awarded "Trakehner Stallion Of The Year 2009" honoured
for his achievements in the breeding world in October during the
Trakehner Stallion Licensing in Neumünster but today he celebrates
his birthday with his family at home..
Born in 1984 at Gestut Hamelschenburg in Emmerthal,
Kostolany (Enrico Caruso - Kapstadt x Falke) was licensed in Neumunster
in 1987, champion of his performance test in Medingen in 1989
he has been based his home farm his breeder Otto Langels’
family ever since. He is one of the most influential Trakehner
stallions of the past and has had significant impact on other
warmblood breeding providing the KWPN with their approved stallion
Gribaldi who not only enjoyed an international Grand Prix dressage
career with Dutchman Edward Gal, but is one of the leading dressage
sires in the world today. His sons Painted Black x Ferro ridden
and competed by Anky van Grunsven from the Netherlands is ranked
in the top ten on the world ranking list, and Moorland’s
Totilas (Glendale) with Edward Gal is among the very top of Dutch
dressage horses. Totilas is currently the world record holder,
scoring 90.75% in the Kur, after his stunning victory at the European
Dressage Championships at Windsor this year. Elite stallion Gribaldi
is also sire of two Trakehner reserve champions, full brothers
EH Hofrat sire of the Verden champion stallion Hotline (De Niro),
who sold at auction for the record-breaking price of 800,000 euro
RIP Master Imp The great
eventing sire Master Imp has passed away. A much-loved character
and brilliant sire who featured in the WBFSH & BE eventing
sire rankings. Most recently, his Westwood Poser helped the Irish
studbook top the WBFSH eventing rankings for a record 15th year
in 2009. He produced a number of international showjumpers such
as ODT MASTER ROSE, RINGWOOD MAGISTER, MASTER CRUSOE, JIMMINY
CRICKET VI, Army Equitation, School's Lismakin, XL and Master
Ballinteskin as well as a prolific sire of County Show Champions
such as Zin Zan, the 2003 Supreme Horse of the Year at HOYS.