VDL Stud profile

In 1972 Wiepke van de Lageweg bought his first horse for breeding. What started for him as a hobby with only one breeding mare , expanded into an international operating family company: VDL Stud

VDL Stud is divided in four different divisions:

Approved stallion station: 
- Worldwide more than 50 approved stallions
- EU approved and certified semen collection centre
- Export  frozen semen worldwide
- Export of fresh semen within Europe

- A breedingprogram  consisting of more than 80 excellent breeding mares with the best bloodlines
- Raising up of young talented sporthorses

A modern facility to train young horses and sporthorses from starters level until Grand Prix level for showjumping and dressage.

Horse Trading:
VDL Stud sells sporthorses of all ages and levels in showjumping and dressage. Have a look at our Sales page for some of the horses thatw e have currently for sale.


A few achievements: 
1996: Jus de Pomme wins double Gold medal at Olympic Games  Atlanta
1999:  Nimmerdor is honored as  ‘Stallion of the Century’
2004: Cardento wins Team Silver Medal at Olympic Games Athene
2009: Family van de Lageweg is honored as KWPN Breeder of the Year
2009: Westpoint becomes World Champion of the 6 year old dressage horses
2012: Bubalu wins Team Silver Medal at Olympic Games London
2014: Bubalu becomes World Champion with the Dutch Showjumping Team in Caen
2015:  Zirocco Blue wins Team Silver Medal at European Championship


VDL Stud has 4 facilities with more than 300 hectares of grassland:

- Certified and EC recognized Centre for semen collection
- Training facility with 3 indoor arena’s, 1 outdoor arena,  2 horsewalkers, paddocks, etc.
- Breeding station with stabling for broodmares
- Veterinarian clinic specialized in Fertility  and pre-purchase examinations                     

- New built barn in 2003 barn for stabling  80 broodmares

New built barn in 2012 for raising up 120 2 year old stallions

- New built barn in 2015 for raising up 160 foals




Wiepke van de Lageweg & Nimmerdor
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