- British Warmblood
- Under 1
- A remarkable palomino colt with an astounding pedigree
- Although being bred to jump he has fabulous paces, good enough to be aimed at pure dressage if needed. He should mature around 16.2hh
- His amenable character and desire to please make him an exciting prospect
- Attractive golden robe is just the icing on the cake
A remarkable palomino colt with an astounding pedigree. Although being bred to jump he has fabulous paces, good enough to be aimed at pure dressage if needed. He should mature around 16.2hh. His amenable character and desire to please make him an exciting prospect. His attractive golden robe is just the icing on the cake.
His damsire is Zapatero VDL (1.60m) son of the olympic stallion Chin Chin (1.60m). Zapatero VDLs offspring are renowned for exhibiting quick reflexes, technique, attitude & scope. Sired by the incredible two time Olympic stallion Chin Chin, who himself has produced Olympic offspring as well as many international show jumpers, top breeding mares and graded stallions. The father line see's numerous 1.60 jumpers. Ridden by Jessica Kürten, Zapatero won the GP of the KWPN Stallion Show 2015 and the VHO Trophy in 2013. They had amazing results like 6th in the GP Ebreichsdorf, 7th in the Championat of Salzburg, 8th in the GP Oliva and 10th in the WC Zürich. Then ridden by Robert Vos, Zapatero won the Medium Tour Final in Wierden, won a class at CSI De Wolden and they were 7th in the Championat von Kiel. Zapatero’s first offspring are competing at Grand Prix level.
Zapatero’s dam is the ‘Elite and Sport’ mare Manieta. She competed under the name Brugman’s Princess at International level and won the Dutch Championship for 4-year olds. Grand dam Anita received the ‘Prestatie’ predicate, partly through the international jumper Orlando.
Chin Chin had a very impressive jumping career. In 1988 Chin Chin won five consecutive times in the North American League on the World Cup circuit and competed in Seoul at the Olympic Games where he placed sixth individually. Four years later he competed again at the Olympics in Barcelona. In 1990 Chin Chin and Jaime Azcarraga started in the first edition of the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm. In 1989 and 1990 he was placed in the final of the World Cup in both Dortmund and Tampa
His dams damsire was the absolute most famous KWPN approved sire is the renown Nimmerdor. The already legendary bay stallion was sired by the illustrious 'keur' stallion Farn, which together with his contribution to the sport, is demonstrated by his fourth place in the stallion jumping index. Nimmerdor's dam is 'ster’ Ramonaa. She is a daughter of the thoroughbred Koridon xx and her dam is Friedhilde II who was sired by the reputable Senator, while her lineage also includes Ulfried.
During his performance test in 1975 Nimmerdor left no doubt as to his particular specialty; jumping. Preferent Nimmerdor was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn with whom he jumped in various world cups and made an impressive appearance at several important international competitions in for example Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to go to the Los Angeles Olympics but his owners declined as they considered it more important at the time that he devoted himself to his breeding activities. Nimmerdor is holding second place in the Dutch jumping index and breeds with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. He is rated very highly in the WBFSH ranking. Nimmerdor is also approved for Holstein.
Darco also features in his pedigree he was the #1 sire of showjumpers for 5 consecutive years (WBFSH) and the #1 sire of having the most offspring competing at GP level
For Five consecutive years, the great stallion Darco led the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horse ranking as the best jumping horse progenitor. He currently has the most offspring that competed at Grand Prix level. It is a record which no single sire has ever achieved since the ranking was first developed in 1995. Moreover, Darco is one of the few sires of the present ranking who previously appeared in the original rankings from 1995. In other words, Darco has been at the top for more than fifteen years. Reasons enough to assume, at this time, that Darco is the best jumping horse progenitor ever in show jumping.
Darco is the sire of $1,000,000.00 Grand Prix, and 2 time Olympic gold medal winning mare, Sapphire.
Darco, who went on to prove himself a tough competitor on the international jumping scene with Ludo Phillippaerts. In 1988, Darco won his first World Cup qualifier, at Olympia, the following year, he won another Volvo for his rider, this time at s’Hertogenbosch. Darco and Ludo were sixth at the WEG in Stockholm, and 7th at the Barcelona Games.
His special young sire Pooka is an exciting prospect to be aimed at an eventing career. He shows a sensational jump, marvellous paces and is eager to please, a great quality that is passed to his stock. We have been blown away by the quality he has produced. He obtained a first premium at the BEF futurity and has been shown, winning/placed at many qualifiers as a young horse.
Pooka’s sire Multicolor GF is a German Buckskin Tobiano Warmblood stallion ZfDP he was placed Reserve Champion of the approvals. He competed successfully in eventing and was terrific on the hunting field. His pedigree boasts much Hanoverian / Trakehner blood.
I cannot stress how fabulous this colt is!