Arezzo’s sire line is unique with five generations of Grand Prix jumpers in a row: Chin Chin, Heartbreaker, Renville, Jasper and Akteur – and all are sires of Grand Prix jumpers.
Arezzo’s dam line exemplifies performance. The most famous representatives are Dragonfly with Nicole Simpson and Nacorde who won the Hamburg Derby three times with Andre Thieme. Both are half-brothers to Arezzo’s dam, Sarjolijn ‘Ster and Prestatie’. Besides Arezzo she also brought the international jumpers Zodermus M and Bubka VDL.
As a 3-yr. old, Arezzo was Champion of the KWPN Spring Stallion Test receiving a 9 for his reflexes, scope and talent as jumper. As a young horse Arezzo became reserve Champion of the stallion competitions in the classes 1.10m and 1.20m and at the National Championship of the 5-year olds he won the final and ended 5th overall. At the World Championship in Lanaken he placed 4th in the final of the 7-year old jumpers.
Ridden by Jessica Kuerten and Jur Vrieling, Arezzo has achieved many successes in sport. Under Jessica, Arezzo won the Grand Prix of Odense plus a prestigious 1.50m class at Indoor Brabant. Jur Vrieling then took over the reins with great success. Jur and Arezzo won more than eight international classes including Helsinki and London Olympia. Additionally, the pair solidified their ranking with 2nd‘s at Bonheiden, Treffen, Indoor Brabant and Ommen; 3rd at Salzburg; 4th’s at 1.45m in Valkenswaard and Gothenburg; a 5th in the GP Drachten, etc. Arezzo and Jur Vrieling concluded their sport career with a fantastic victory in the Grand Prix at the KWPN Stallion Show.
The 2017 KWPN Stallion Show was a highlight with Arezzo being awarded the predicate ‘Keur’ for his excellence as a breeding sire.
Several of his oldest offspring are currently jumping at the international 1.45m level. Picobello Jasmine won the Youngster Tour in Ascona. VDL Edgar M was 7th in the finals of the World Championship for 7-year old jumpers, 2nd in the ISAH Cup for 7-year olds and this year he started strong with a 5th place in the Grand Prix of Drachten. Emotion VDL clinched international victories in Asten and Drammen. Other offspring competing at the 1.45m level are Evita W, Eclips 2, Erante, Easy Again HBC etc.
The youngsters are coming out strongly with Farezzo B taking Champion of Poland for 5-yr olds and Hudson VDL placing 8th in the Dutch National Championship for 4-year olds.
Arezzo’s offspring stand out and are popular horses in auctions and with horse dealers. Elrite Jr was the Wolden Summer Sale top seller for €115.000 and the foal, Authentic, brought the hammer down at €20.000 in Paderborn. Gallenger sold for €80.000 in the Jumping Talent Sale.
Arezzo has several approved sons with Hampshire and Illusion being selected by the KWPN.
At shows and Championships Arezzo’s daughters place highly: Ialba VDL scored 90 points for her free-jumping and placed 3rd at the National Mare Show. Foxanne Jr received 88.5 points for her IBOP and G-Karla-HBF received 81 points. In 2014, Go Joed Jr was Champion of the Open North Netherlands Championship in free jumping. Larenchidee DN finished in 5th place in the final of the National Foal Championship. In 2015 Arezzo had two finalists in the National Foal Championship - Kimberley placed 2nd and Kayne placed 5th.
Arezzo: Top Bred, Top Jumper and Top Sire
|Chin Chin||Constant||Cor de la Bryere||Rantzau XX|
|Cesta H||Sorgenbrecher XX|
Mid Summer Nights Dream (Emilion x Jus de Pomme) and Lisa Ulven won a 1.45m class at the 2* jumping of Lichtenvoorde.
Edmond (Vegas VDL x Hinault) and Jurre of Bommel won a 1.35m class.
Benz (Indorado x Theyus) and Nynke de Vries placed 3rd in the 1* Grand Prix of Kronenberg. Very Nice (Cantos x Candillo), ridden by Phillippe Houtackers, placed 9th.
Electra B (Arezzo x Paladin des Ifs) and Richard Howley became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Kronenberg. They also became 7th in a 1.45m class.
Carat (Cardento x Krevad) and Robert Vos won a 1.45m class at the jumping of Lastrup (Klein Roscharden), Germany.
Fendt BB (Arezzo VDL x Goodtimes) and Shari Zey won a 7-year old class
Ginus (Arezzo x Calvados) and Guido Grimaldi won two 1.30m young jumpers classes at the 3* show of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy.
A fantastic result today in the Grand Prix of CSI Zuidwolde. Our topmare Celebrity VDL (Indoctro x Emilion) and Ernesto Canseco Olvera won in a fantastic way the Grand Prix at CSI** Zuidwolde.
Arezzo-daughter Jackuena O.A. score 80 points for type and 80 points for freejumping and became Champion of the KWPN Mareshow of Utrecht yesterday. Also 2 offspring of Falaise de Muze scored high points and were awarded as Ster: Julis...
Caveman DH Z (Cardento x Corland) and Karim Elzoghby became 8th in the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera in Spain.
VDL Edgar M (Arezzo x Marlon) and Lennard de Boer won a 1.45m class at the jumping of Herning, Denmark and the prize was a horsetrailer!
VDL Friso SMH (Bugatti VDL x Chin Chin) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli became 2nd in a 1.45m young jumper class at the jumping of Vilamoura in Portugal.
VDL Edgar M (Arezzo x Marlon) and Lennard de Boer won the 1.45m rankingclass at Warsaw, Poland. With a video of the winning round.
Our horses Celena VDL (Mr. Blue x Chin Chin), VDL Friso SMH (Bugatti x Chin Chin) and Emotion VDL (Arezzo x Contender) recently moved to the stables of the Brazilian toprider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli.
Last week was a good week for VDL Stud with 12 young VDL Stallions selected for the 2nd round of the KWPN Stallionapprovals.
Cat.nr. 27 (Baloubet du Rouet x Heartbreaker), breeder: E. van Meer.
Cat.nr. 114 Jonathan VDL (Douglas x Coro...
Cassius vd Smis (Cardento x Skippy II) and Marcel Marschall have won the Grand Prix of Kreuth in Germany. They also placed 4th in a 1.45m class. Cupido (Cantos x Matterhorn), ridden by Thomas Brandt, placed 5th in the Grand Prix and 8th...