Dakar’s sire, Cardento, won Silver at the European Championship, the World Championship and at the Olympics. The legendary grand sire Nimmerdor was honoured as ‘Stallion of the Century’. Looking at Dakar’s mare-line we come to the Grand Prix jumping stallion Silbersee, sire of Spender S and Calypso II, sire of world renowned Contender.
Mother Nisolde ‘Keur’ was the 3-year old Champion of the CK Groningen. She is also dam of the approved stallion Boss (Champion of the KWPN stallion inspections), Sunsolde (international jumper and Swedish Junior Champion) and Anisolde (1.40m jumpers). Grand dam Isolde (also Champion of the CK Groningen) was designated ‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’ with the international offspring: Magnum, Candide and Alfalfa.
As a 3-year old, Dakar passed his performance test handily. Ridden by James Billington, Dakar stands out at the international shows. The first results at 1.50m level are a fact.
As an 8-year old Dakar jumped to 7th place in the 1.50m Derby of Drammen. He placed 7th in the 7-year old class at CSI de Wolden. In addition there were clear rounds in the following classes: 1.40m CSI Lichtenvoorde, 1.35m CSI Wierden and 1.35m CSI Salland. As 6-year old Dakar placed 2nd in the final of the Youngster Tour in Roosendaal and had clear rounds at CSI Asten and CSI de Wolden.
Dakar’s first offspring are modern, long-legged and long-lined horses with a ground covering and engaged canter. They jump with scope, good technique and have the right mentality.
In 2013 Idaletta M was the Champion at the Provincial Foal Show of Overijssel and Reserve Champion at the Dutch Foal Championship. At the Belgian Horse Auction foal son, Nicardo was the top seller at Ä 20.000. Last year Orfana van de Ultrahoeve was 4th in the Belgian Championship Free Jumping for 2-year olds. Knegt’s Icelos won the Free Jumping Championships in Oirschot, and Imani was 2nd of the 4-year olds.
Two sons of Dakar were invited for the second round of the KWPN Stallion Show. Notes were made on their good jumping abilities. In addittion son Justin VDE was selected for the KWPN Stalliontest.
Dakar: Charisma and Scope
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Champion of the 3 year old jumpingbred mares became Jadiene (Indoctro x Andiamo)and Champion of the jumpingbred foals was Champion became Miesarah van de Westerhoeve (Insider x Baltic)
Baltic VDL and James Billington finished in 7th place in the 1.45m rankingclass at CSI Peelbergen. With Dakar VDL James finished in 8th place in a 1.35m class.
Knegt’s Icelos (Dakar VDL x Indoctro) bred by J. vd Waay - Stal Eickenrode, owned by fam. Van Eerd, became Champion Freejumping of the 4 year olds with 30,6 points. Later he was honoured as overall Champion Freejumping Oirschot 20...