born
07-07-2004
sex
Stallion
colour
Grey
height
1.70m
studbook
KWPN
Breeder
Fam. M. Fabrice & M. Guy, Paris
Jumping index
145
Approved for
KWPN, SF, Holst., Unire, Hann., Old/OS, BH
Stud fee
€2.000
Semen
fresh, frozen,
Standing stud
NL

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Pedigree :

Mr. Blue  Couperus 
Acarla 
Lincorne des Forets  Voltaire 
Gekas des Forets 

Documents :

Zirocco Blue Aachen 2015, J. Vrieling

Zirocco Blue’s dam, Licorne des Forets, competed at the international 1.50m level and his grand dam, Gekas des Forets, not only competed at 1.40m level but was also called ‘the most winning’ 6-year old in France. Great-grand dam Rapsodie II also competed at 1.40m level.

 

Palmares

Wherever Zirocco Blue competes all eyes are upon him with his scope, jumping style and efficiency. Under Jur Vrieling he has achieved several very impressive international results. They won the Team Gold Medal at the European Championship and individually were 5th. In the Las Vegas World Cup final they finished 10th. The World Cup of Oslo, the Grand Prix’s of Kopenhagen, Melsomvik (2x) and Geesteren, the Masters in Mechelen - all saw Zirocco wearing the winner’s sash. As a member of the Dutch team they won the Nations Cup of Rotterdam, Kopenhagen and Gijon. In the Dutch Jumping Championship he was 2nd.

Not only in sport but also in breeding Zirocco Blue is exceptional. His first offspring are competing at Grand Prix level with many achievements: Deep Blue Bridge S placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Arezzo; Dazermie won Knokke’s Grand Prix; Daylinde won six international classes - among them the 1.45m classes at Geesteren and Ommen; Dobbey won a 1.45m class at Lichtenvoorde; Delvecchio won several 1.40m classes, and Dirocco B won twice in Brussels.

International results VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. 
1st Masters Mechelen 2014 
1st WC Oslo 2014 
1st GP Geesteren 2014 
1st GP Melsomvik 2014 
1st GP KWPN Stallionapprovals 2014 
1st GP Copenhagen 2013 
1st Nations Cup Copenhagen 2013 
1st Nations Cup Gijon 2013 
1st VHO trophy 2012 
2nd 1.55m Lausanne 2014 
2nd 1.50m London 2014 
2nd WC Warschau 2013 
3rd GP Falsterbo 2014 
3rd Championship of Rotterdam 2013 
3rd 1.50m Indoor Brabant 2013 
3rd 1.50m Verona 2013 
3rd 1.40m Helsinki 2013 
4th WC Helsinki 2014 
5th Nations Cup Falsterbo 2014 
5th GP Melsomvik 2014 
6th GP London 2013 
6th GP Maastricht 2013 
6th GP Geesteren 2013 
7th 1.55m Rotterdam 2014
8th GP Rome 2014 
8th GP Gijon 2013 
etcetera 

Offspring

The 6-year old age group of Zirocco Blue continued the streak by dominating the Dutch Championship for 6-year-olds: Flair was Champion and Florian was Reserve. Girocco B took 3rd in the Dutch Championship for 5-year olds. Florian was Dutch Champion of the 5-year olds in 2015. Ellexa de Nuit was Belgium Champion of the 5-year olds. In Turkey, Escudero was Champion of their 6-year olds. On the American East Coast Eddie Blue won the 6-year old Young Jumper Championship having also won the series for 5-year olds the prior year.

The 4-year old Ziron VDL continued the family performance style by becoming the Champion at Princeton.

At the mare shows offspring of Zirocco Blue were showing off as well: Laconique DN was Reserve Champion at the Dutch Foal Championship. At the Dutch Mare Championship, Isambara placed 6th and Iney finished 9th.

In mare performance tests and IBOP, high scores were achieved: Galetto scored 85 points, Ilverna scored 86 points and Ielisa 81.5 points. Ely VDL received the highest IBOP score of 2012: 89 points.

Offspring successes translated into high prices at the auctions; VDL Dixi Blue sold for $ 100.000 in the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2016, and Fix Blue sold for Ä 120.000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015.

Zirocco Blue is now a ‘sire of sires’. He has several approved stallion sons: Durango VDL, Florian and Gisborne VDL. Last year Hakkinen N was approved in Sweden. Zornell I, Zornell II and Zuccero were approved for Holstein. Zenato VDL received a score of 8.49 for his stallion test and was approved by the Hannoveraner Verband.

Zirocco Blue: does it both - Sport and Breeding

Pictures

 
Zirocco Blue Aachen 2015, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue Rio de janeiro 2016, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue Aachen 2015, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue La Boule 2015, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue Gijon NationsCup 2014, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue Rome 2015, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue Odense 2012, J. Vrieling
 
Zirocco Blue
 
Zirocco Blue
 
Zirocco Blue

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Pictures offspring

 
Durango VDL, L. de Boer (NED)
 
Florian, A. Zoer (NED)
 
Dirocco B, D. Kenny (IRL)
 
Deep Blue Ridge S, S. Fehl (DUI)
 
Ziron VDL, A. Flint (USA)
 
Daylinde,J. Paterson-Robinson (AUS)
 
Eddie Blue, D. Ryan (USA)
 
Flair, R. Romp (NED)
 
Dazermie, D. Perez Bilbao (SPA)
 
Delvecchio, M. Bettinger (DUI)
Mr. Blue  Couperus  Naturel  Lucky Boy xx 
Durena 
Warina  Ridder 
Rosalinda 
Acarla  Oldenburg  Inschallah x 
Gamene III 
Picarla  Joost 
Ekarla 
Lincorne des Forets  Voltaire  Furioso II  Furioso xx 
Dame de Ranville 
Gogo Moeve H  Gotthard 
Mosaik H 
Gekas des Forets  Le tot de Semilly  Grand Veneur 
Venue du Tot 
Rapsodie II  Jalisco B 
May Flower III