Zapatero’s dam is the ‘Elite and Sport’ mare Manieta. She competed under the name Brugman’s Princess at International level and won the Dutch Championship for 4-year olds. Grand dam Anita received the ‘Prestatie’ predicate, partly through the international jumper Orlando.
As a 3-year old Zapatero was Reserve Champion at the Stallion inspection and as a 4-year old he was Reserve Champion in the Stallion Competition at 1.10m level. Three years later, Zapatero was a finalist in the Dutch Championship for 7-years old Jumpers, and 2nd in the finals of the Youngster Tour at Geesteren.
Ridden by Jessica Kürten, Zapatero won the GP of the KWPN Stallion Show 2015 and the VHO Trophy in 2013. They had amazing results like 6th in the GP Ebreichsdorf, 7th in the Championat of Salzburg, 8th in the GP Oliva and 10th in the WC Zürich.
Then ridden by Robert Vos, Zapatero won the Medium Tour Final in Wierden, won a class at CSI De Wolden and they were 7th in the Championat von Kiel.
Zapatero’s offspring have attracted attention in the show ring. They exhibit reflexes, technique, attitude and scope. The first offspring are competing at Grand Prix level. Dyango VDL was 5th in the GP Treffen and 6th in the GP Vestfold. Ziro Percent was 5th in the GP of Ising am Chiemsee and Don Juan H won the Nations Cup of Ciekocinko. Datero H, Eppo G, Ellie 14, Faroso W, Fascinating Fortuna, and Fleur also won international classes.
Fernando V was Reserve Champion at the World Championship for 6-year old jumpers. Elrito was 2nd in the Young Jumpers Championship for 7-year olds of the American West Coast, as a 5 year old he had placed 3rd. Eldorado won the Cavan Indoor Championship for 6- & 7 year olds in Ireland. Eesebelle was Dutch Champion for 5-year-olds in 2014 and Das Mooi Man was Champion of the 5-year olds and the 6-year olds of the American West Coast Jumper Series. Maximus won the Championship for 5-year olds of the American East Coast. Dillandra won the 2013 Championship for 5-year olds of the American East Coast. In Belgium, Donna was named Champion of the 4-year olds in 2013.
Zapatero’s son, Flying Dream, is a KWPN approved stallion and was Champion of the KWPN 70-Day Stallion Test.
The descendants of Zapatero are also being sought at several auctions: VDL Freedom LAN sold for $175.000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction, Egmond W sold for € 80.000 in the Wolden Summer Sale 2015, Fascinating Fortuna sold for € 68.000 and Zapco of the 2 Notes Z sold for € 58.000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015. In 2014, Ferimain TH was one of the top-sellers of the DSHS for € 235.000. Zappa sold as a foal for € 20.000 in the Zangersheide Foal Auction, and Klarenchidée was top-seller of the Star Sale Auction for € 17.500.
At mare shows several daughters easily scored well for the ‘Ster and Keur’ predicate. Going for Gold earned 83 points for her EPTM test, and Klarenchidée finished sixth in the final of the National Foal Championship.
Zapatero: fresh bloodlines for type and sport
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Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Tina Yates became 4th in the Grand Prix of the Belnheim Fall Tournament in America.
Ginus (Arezzo x Calvados) and Guido Grimaldi won two 1.30m young jumpers classes at the 3* show of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy.
Tchin de la Tour (Chin Chin x Narcos II) and Guillaume Foutrier won the Grand Prix of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy. Charmeur (Veron x Indorado), ridden by Monique vd Broek, placed 6th.
Jackpot (Zapatero x Amadeus) was Saturday winner of the 3 year old freejumping competition at the manege Prinsenstad in Delft.
Celtion (Veron x Indorado) and Shk. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qassimi became 6th in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. They also placed 9th in a 1.50m class.
6th 1.45m class: Ulac de Montsec (Chin Chin x Calvados), ridden by Hisham ...