Fam. v.d. Bruggen, Goirle
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fresh, frozen,
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Pedigree :

Heartbreaker  Nimmerdor 
Larthago  Carthago Z 
Daisy IV 

Documents :

Harley, J. Kuerten

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


Harley, J. Kuerten
Harley, J. Kuerten
Harley, A. Hoorn
Harley stand


Pictures offspring

Constable II, L. Kraut (USA)
Arlando, R. Bril (NED)
Camelot, K. Beerse (NED)
Charley Chaplin, K. Mc Cahill (USA)
Hidalgo, G. Supappo (ITA)
Constable II, L. Kraut (USA)
Cenzo, C. Swail (IRL)
Earley, Q. Judge (USA)
Baptista, T.A.H. de Mesquita (BRA)
Harley S, P.L. Cordon (SPA)
Evert O, D. Kuipers (NED)
Dorusino, C Solem (USA)
Davidson, C. Solem (USA)
Heartbreaker  Nimmerdor  Farn  Fax I 
Ramonaa  Koridon xx 
Friedhilde II B 
Bacarole  Silvano  Le Mexico 
Orchidee  Uppercut xx 
Larthago  Carthago Z  Capitol I  Capitano 
Perra  Calando I 
Daisy IV  Caletto I  Cor de la Bryere 
Odrina  Locarno