Harley’s pedigree is among the best for sport and breeding. His sire line contains three international jumping stallions in a row: Heartbreaker, Carthago and Caletto I.
Dam Larthago won several 1.40m and 1.50m classes. Larthago is also mother of three other approved stallions Cevin Z (AES Approved and 1.50m jumper), Casago (KWPN approved) and Dimitri Z (Zangersheide approved and 1.40m jumper). And she also brought the 1.50m jumpers Hopes Are High Z, Soren Z and the 1.45m jumper, Uncle Sam.
Harley VDL has been highly successful at international level with Jessica Kürten. In the Grand Prix of Sainte Cecile he ended up 2nd, while he took 3rd in the Grand Prix of Neurenberg. He also won international classes in La Coruña, Aalst and Outdoor Gelderland. In Den Bosch, Harley was victorious in the prestigious VHO Trophy. In addition, he was crowned Champion in the 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competition and was placed 3rd in the 1.45m of La Coruña, 4th in another 1.45m of La Coruña, 6th in a 1.45m class in La Coruña, 6th in the 1.45m of Paris, 7th in the 1.50m of Paris, 10th in the 1.50m of Stockholm etc.
Harley’s offspring impress on international level. Arlando ended up 4th in the Grand Prix of CSI Twente and won the Nations Cup in Drammen. Harley’s Hero VT won the Grand Prix Wiener Neustadt, Harley David won the Grand Prix of New York, Charly Chaplin was 3rd and 7th in the GP’s of Vilamoura, Baptista was 4th in the World Cup at Sao Paulo and 7th in the GP Sao Paulo, Camelot was 2nd in the GP Wierden, Cupido was 7th in the GP Drammen and Hidalgo 6th and 9th in the GP’s of Verona. Charley S was 8th in the GP Windsor.
Newest arrival is Earley, the star in Lanaken who was both World Champion in 2014 as a 5-year old and in 2015 as a 6-year old. Additionally, Davidson VDL was crowned Dutch Champion of the 7-year olds, and went on to 4th at those same World Championships in Lanaken. He now competes at 1.40m level with Callan Solem.
Harley’s offspring are very popular at the auctions too: VDL Dorusino was sold for $195.000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2015, Famous went for € 115.000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015, Jurançon was sold for € 29.000 at Foal Auction Borculo, Constable II (the now successful star of Laura Kraut) was sold for € 165.000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012, and Cupido was sold in that same auction for € 200.000.
Harley has been awarded ‘Keur’ by the KWPN and ‘Prestatie-Fok’ by the NRPS thanks to the outstanding performances of his offspring in the international sport.
Harley has approved sons: Arlando, Everto, Healey Z and Harmony.
At the foal shows, Harley’s babies collect their neck-sashes, too. Lancearius Eickenrode was Reserve Champion of the foal show at Terschuur in 2016.
His daughter Hakilly D Z earned 85 points for free jumping and was Reserve Champion of the Central Mare Show of Friesland in 2015.
Harley: sire of outstanding show jumpers
|Friedhilde II B|
|Larthago||Carthago Z||Capitol I||Capitano|
|Daisy IV||Caletto I||Cor de la Bryere|
At least four mares of the VDL Stud were selected for the finals of the KWPN 3 year old mare Championship. Javanille VDL (Etoulon x Chin Chin) made it to the final 3.
Wittinger VDL (Indoctro x Nimmerdor) and Amanda Flint won the $ 40.000 Grand Prix of Sonoma Park in America. Waliba VDL (Quite Easy x Wellington) and Mackenzie Drazan placed 8th in this Grand Prix.
Dha Dha HDH (Douglas x Roven XX) and Bianca Schoenmakers won the Grand Prix of Fontainebleau, France. They also placed 5th in a 1.40m class.
Evitta (Zirocco Blue x Kennedy) and Alexia Jacques won the 1* Grand Prix of Megeve, France. HHS Diamond (Douglas x Cavalier Royale), ridden by Nathalie Hoegger, placed 9th in this Grand Prix.
The Harley- filly Miriaantje (ms Namelus R) bred by K. Reijne became Champion of the jumpingbred foals at the CK Noord Holland.
Gambler Z (s. Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest) and Tim Franssen won the 6-year old qualifier class ath the Z Festival of Zangersheide.
During the Mare Inspection of the province Gelderland, several offspring of VDL stallions got great results and were placed in several competitions.
Cenwood delle Lame (Emilion x Riverman) and Marie Hecart won the 3* Grand Prix of Hardelot, France. They also won a 1.50m class.
Wodka Lime (Indorado x Ladalco) and Alice Janout became 7th in the Grand Prix of Ebreichsdorf, Austria. Thay became also 8th in a 1.45m class.
Baptista (Harley VDL x Guidam) and Tiago Augusto H. de Mesquita became 5th in the Grand Prix of Porto Alegre, Brasil. Ellechin ter Hoorn (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel), also ridden by Tiago de Mesquita, placed 7th, Azrael W (Chin Chin x Voltaire), ridden by José Roberto Reynoso Fernandez Filho, placed 8th and El Santo (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Up C
Charley Chaplin S (Harley VDL x Burggraaf) and Darragh Kenny became 7th in the 5* Grand Prix of Shanghai, China. Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet), ridden by Scott Brash, placed 8th.
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.
Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu (Silverstone x Matterhorn) and Paul O'Shea placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Wellington in the 6th week of the WEF. Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu was sold in 2011 by the VDL Stud at the WEF Sporthorse Auction in
Vik II (v. Cantos) and Lance Whitehouse became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera in Spain, Danique (Wittinger VDL x Lupicor), ridden by Alberto Zorzi, placed 8th.
Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu (Silverstone x Matterhorn) and Paul O'Shea became 9th in the Grand Prix of Wellington, Florida. Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu was sold by the VDL Stud in the WEF auction 2011 as Chester VDL.
Gin Chin vh Lindenhof (Chin Chin x Calido I) and Marcus Ehning became 5th in the Grand Prix of London. Charly Chaplin S (Harley VDL x Burggraaf), ridden by Darragh Kenny placed 10th. And there was a 7th place for G&C Don Vito (Quapr...
Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet) and Scott Brash won the Worldcup Qualifier of London.
H&M Cue Channa 42 (Cardento x Robin I Z), ridden by Malin Baryard-Johnsson, became 7th; this combination also placed 4th in a...
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...
Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet) and Scott Brash became 3rd in the Worldcup Qualifier of Madrid in Spain.
VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire), ridden by Maikel van der Vleuten placed 7th in a 1.55m class and Char...