|Lincorne des Forets||Voltaire|
|Gekas des Forets|
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.
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
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
|Mr. Blue||Couperus||Naturel||Lucky Boy xx|
|Lincorne des Forets||Voltaire||Furioso II||Furioso xx|
|Dame de Ranville|
|Gogo Moeve H||Gotthard|
|Gekas des Forets||Le tot de Semilly||Grand Veneur|
|Venue du Tot|
|Rapsodie II||Jalisco B|
|May Flower III|
Benz (Indorado x Theyus) and Nynke de Vries placed 3rd in the 1* Grand Prix of Kronenberg. Very Nice (Cantos x Candillo), ridden by Phillippe Houtackers, placed 9th.
Burlington VDM (Cardento x Ohorn) and Shanice Eberhart became 2nd in the U25Y-A Grand Prix of Chevenez, Switzerland. Barbarella (Cardento x Ahorn), ridden by Pauline Zoller, placed 9th.
Evitta (Zirocco Blue x Kennedy), ridden by Alexia Jacques, placed 3rd in the J-A Grand Prix of Chevenez.
Ferro Chin vh Lindenhof (Chin Chin x Nimmerdor) and Yuri Mansur became 5th in the Grand Prix of Opglabeek, Belgium.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Tina Yates became 4th in the Grand Prix of the Belnheim Fall Tournament in America.
VDL Fakir (Indorado x Zadok) and Ales Opatrny became 2nd in the Worldcup Qualifier of Pezinok, Slovakia. They also became 3rd in a 1.40m class.
Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue x Marlon) and Devin Ryan became 6th in the $ 1.000.000 Grand Prix of Saugerties HITS on the Hudson VIII. Skara Glen's Machu Picchu (Silverstone x Matterhorn), ridden by Paul O'Shea, placed 8th.
H&M Flip’s Little Sparrow (Cardento x Robin I Z) and Stephanie Holmén won the Grand Prix of Ciekocinko at the Baltica Summer Tour in Poland. They also became 3rd in a 1.45m class.
Deep Blue Bridge S (Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and Sven Fehnl won the Grand Prix of Ising am Chiemsee, Germany. They also won a 1.45m class.
Carat (Cardento x Krevad) and Robert Vos won a 1.45m class at the jumping of Lastrup (Klein Roscharden), Germany.
Fendt BB (Arezzo VDL x Goodtimes) and Shari Zey won a 7-year old class
Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue x Marlon) won with his rider Devin Ryan the $75.000 Grand Prix of Silver Oak in Halifax, USA.
For Fun VT (by Zirocco Blue) first and Flick Flack (by Baltic) 3rd in Youngster Tour finals at CSI Wiener Neustadt
Dirocco Blue (Zirocco Blue x Quat’Sous) and Patrick Genn became3rd in the Grand Prix of Williamsburg, USA, during the 4th week of the GLEF.
Hampton VDL (Baltic x Corland) and Lisa Jaquin won a 5-year old 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.
El Dorado (Indorado x Heartbreaker) and Dominique Hendrickx became 10th in the Grand Prix of Samorin, Slovakia. They also placede 2nd in a 1.40m class.
Traffic Boy (Cardento x Feliciano) and Mirco Casadei won a 1.40m class.
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.
Vadetta vh Mettenhof (Orame x Ahorn) and Emanuele Massimiliano Bianchi became 4th in the Grand Prix of Mons Ghlin, Belgium.
Gretel S (Corland x Baloubet du Rouet) and Jeroen de Winter won the Young Riders Grand Prix of Hagen – a. T.W., Germany.
Tempo des Brieres (Corland x Quat’Sous), ridden by Matias Alvaro, placed 3rd in this Grand Pri...
Dougie Douglas x High Roller) and Katherine Dinan became 2nd in the $ 130.000 Empire State Grand Prix at the show of Old Salem.
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.
Helios C (Flemmingh x Voltaire) and Barna Burucs became 8th in the Grand Prix of Linz-Ebelsberg in Austria. Bling Chin VDL (Chin Chin x Quinar), ridden by Helmut Morbitzer, placed 9th in the Grand Prix.
Caveman DH Z (Cardento x Corland) and Karim Elzoghby became 8th in the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera in Spain.
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.
Jasmijn vd Renthoeve (Douglas x Baloubet du Rouet) and Wim Vinckx placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Lier in Belgium. Gretel S (Corland x Baloubet du Rouet), ridden by Jeroen de Winter, placed 7th in the Grand Prix
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
Corporal VDL (Cardento x Grosso Z) and Jur Vrieling rode the fastest time but through a fault on the last fence they became 5th in a 1.55m class at the 3* show of Villach Treffen, Austria.
H&M Cue Channa 42 (Cardento x Robi...
I.Amelusina VDP (Zirocco Blue x Mermus R) was the best jumping mare at the IBOP Maretest in Tolbert with a score of 80,5 points. I.Amelusina VDP is bred by A. Van De Pol from Bathmen
Today in Verden our young stallions Zenato VDL (Zirocco Blue x Acolord) and Brantzau (Baloubet du Rouet x Carthago) received their approval for the Hannoveraner Verband.
Zenato VDL is a 3 years old son of Zirocco Blue, bred by Dr. Ha...
VDL Holland vd Bisschop (Heartbreaker x Libero H) and Remco Been became 5th in the 2* Grand Prix of Lichtenvoorde. Mid Summer Nights Dream (Emilion x Jus de Pomme) and Lisa Ulven became 4th.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Lenna...
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...
Suma’s Zorro (Douglas x Horos XX) and Sameh El Dahan won the Grand Prix of Barcelona. Wibowee (Orame x Makelaar), ridden by Alvaro Zambrano Calzado, placed 4th and Fabian vd Ronevallei (Chin Chin x Concorde), ridden by Arnaud Font...
Dobbey (Zirocco Blue x Grosso Z) and Lars Kersten won the U25-A Grand Prix of Lichtenvoorde. Carefull (Carolus II x Zeus), ridden by Niels Kersten, placed 10th.
Capella Marienshof Z (Corland x Kaplan), ridden by Vincent Geerink, won ...
Our 3 years old stallion Zenato (Zirocco Blue x Acolord) passed for his 50 days at Adelheidsdorf with high scores. Zenato received an average of 8,49. Among the marks where a 9,5 for his scope. Zenato is bred by Dr. Hartwig Schmidt from...