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London - Also placed 5th Nascar van’t Siamshof by Emilion with rider Pieter Devos in the 1.55m.
Kallmar placed 4th in the final of the 6-year-olds and Impressive jumped 1.95m in the Puissance of Poznan in Poland.
Thermal - Havana by Cardento placed 2nd in the 1.40m class with rider Kassidy Keith.
Leone Jei (by Baltic) wins the Geneva Grand Prix, Cartello VDL is 4th and VDL Edgar M (by Arezzo) is 8th
Opglabbeek - Winner of the CSI2* 1.45m class was a daughter of Harley VDL Narcotique van het Dingenshof.
Vragender - More fantastic top-5 results for VDL horses and offspring in the GMB Finals.
It was a succesfull week as we had 12 young stallions selected for the 2nd round of the KWPN stallionapprovals.These were the following stallions: 012 Origami VDL &nbs...
Our stallions Douglas and Carrera are now also approved in France for the Selle Francais studbook
Barczewo - Daisy by Glasgow van't Merelsnest wins 1.40m class and more top-5 results for VDL-stallions.
Rouen - The Indoctro x Emilion offspring H. took the 4* 2-phases 1.45m class.
Madrid - 13-years old son of Cardento jumped clear in the 1.60m course 5* Grand prix City of Madrid.
Glamor Girl (by Zirocco Blue) wins the Stockholm Grand Prix and VDL Edgar M (by Arezzo) became 3rd.
Another success for For Friendship and Lennard de Boer. After the victory in the 1st round of the stallion competition class 1.20m level, they also won the competition in De Meern last night. Again the stallion jumped clear with the fas...
2nd Farezzo by Arezzo VDL with Swiss team. More VDL related horses in Nations Cup.
With an 8.8 for technic, 9 for scope and a 9 for future jumpinghorse son of Freeman VDL became Champion in freejumping.
The 4-year-old mare Gran Jute (Glasgow vt Merelsnest x Eldorado van de Zeshoek) was one of the top sellers in the auction of La Silla in Mexico with $75,000
Martini VDL scores high during the performance test of Neustadt-Dosse in Germany
Good results for Carrera daughter Jestinov in Italy
Lareusa S (by Toulon) placed 3rd at the 5-year olds, Liberty VDL (by Quickly de Kreisker) placed 7th and VDL Legodermus (by Harley) placed 8th.
Gotha (by Arezzo) and Julienas (by Arezzo) win at De Peelbergen
This weekend the world's best jumping combinations gathered in Prague for the finals of the Global Champions Tour. Great results were achieved here for Grand Slam VDL and VDL Cartello.
WELLINGTON - Ilex (Baltic VDL x Chin Chin) has won the Everglades Farm Equipment Grand Prix in Wellington. Rider Fabio Leivas da Costa and Ilex set two clear rounds and the fastest time.
MONTERREY - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland x Argentinus) took fourth place in the CSI5* competition over 1.50m in Monterrey, La Silla (MEX).
AIKEN - Fantasy BB (Cardento X Indorado) and Jonathan Mcrea came in second in the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Aiken (USA).
CHAZEY SUR AIN - Kyra R (Grand Slam VDL) and Mickael Schicklin (FRA) have won the six-year-old class over 1.30m in Chazey sur Ain (FRA). Knock Out de la Ramee (Indoctro) and Nicolas Luuduc (FRA) also won a 1.30m class.
WARSAW - Goldcoast VDL (Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) under Matas Petraitis (LTU) in Warsaw claimed eighth place in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m.
KRONENBERG - Gouvernante VDL (Bacardi x Stakkato) and Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) achieved a wonderful second and sixth place in the CSI2* over 1.40m and 1.45m in Kronenberg (NED).
In the WBFSH Sire rankings top 100 2021 we see 6 VDL stallions in the top 100. Cardento, Zirocco Blue, Baltic, Douglas, Indoctro and Arezzo. The WBFSH ranking is the worldwide ranking for approved stallions.
James Billington says goodbye to the VDL Stud; Alex David Gill takes over the reins.
CAVAN - Corenerado VDL (Cornet Obolensky x Indorado) performed well under Vincent Byrne in Cavan. He finished second in the qualifying round and sixth in the final for the five-year-olds.
MARBACH - Beau Balou (Bubalu VDL x Contender) obtained the predicate Premium Stallion during the DSP Inspection in Marbach.
VILAMOURA - Imperium RJ (Dakar VDL x Quick Star) has won the CSI3* over 1.40m under Douglas Duffin (GBR). Fourth place went to Zaccorado Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Acorado I) and David Will (GER).
THERMAL - Ivaludine S (Dallas VDL x Indoctro) and Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) took an excellent second place in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Thermal.
EBREICHSDORF - Flick Flack (Baltic VDL x Broere Pacific) under Siegfried Schlemmer (AUT) achieved a fine fifth place in the Grand Prix of Ebreichsdorf (AUT) over 1.45m. Kaori B (Grand Slam VDL x Zirocco Blue) and Akos Kajtár (HUN) are do..
PASO ROBLES, CA - Cellar Farm Corp's Lex D (Freeman VDL x Hamlet) is the West Coast eventing champion. The five-year-old black was bred by A. Dekker - Zoer from Veeningen and is ridden by Amber Birtcil.
TRYON - Efodea (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Nabuur) and Virginia Bonnie have won the High junior/amateur-owner jumper championship at the Washington International Horse Show. VDL Efodea was auctioned during the 2018 WEF Sport Horse Auction.
TRYON - VDL Imar (Carrera x Indoctro) and Daniel Coyle (IRE) have won the Puissance showjumping in Tryon (USA) in a fantastic way. A wall of no less than 1.95m was conquered spectacularly for VDL Imar and Coyle.
LINZ-EBELSBERG - Kamalia End (Zirocco Blue VDL x Orame) and Mathias Nørheden Johansen (DEN) have won the CSIYH1* over 1.25m in Linz-Ebelsberg (AUT). Jardy (Arezzo VDL x SIEC Vigaro) and Aggelos Toulopis (GR) won in the seven-year-olds.
LYON - The Glamuor Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek, ridden by Henrick von Eckermann (SWE), has won the CSI5*-W over 1.60m in Lyon (FRA).
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - VDL Stella (Cardento x Baloubet du Rouet), ridden by Carly Anthony (USA), won the CSIO3* over 1.45m in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP). VDL Stella was sold during the WEF Sport Horse Auction in 2020.
MICHALOWICE, POLAND - Goldcoast VDL (Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) has claimed victory in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Michalowice. The 1.35m was won by Secret Weapon L (Bubalu VDL). Ligeunerin (Corporal VDL) won the Youngster Tour Final.
Etoulon VDL and Jur Vrieling win the Medium Tour final in Oldenburg
Good start for our young stallions in the first round of the KWPN stallion competition last night at De Peelbergen
Very happy with Merlot’s first performance!Under the saddle of Bart Veeze he placed 4th with a score of 86 points.
CFS Willow (Zirocco Blue x Cruising), bred by Patrick Connolly of Tuam (IRE), sold for €35,000 at the Goresbridge Foal Auction, making it the best-selling foal.
SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO - Iron Man 15 (Indoctro x Diamant de Semilly) and Finja Bormann (GER) have won the CSI3* over 1.45m in San Giovanni in Marignano. Iron Man 15 was bred by the VDL Stud.
SAMORIN - El Rocco (Zirocco Blue x Ircolando) and Bart Bles (NED) finished second in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Samorin. Mademoiselle-A (Corland x Cardento), ridden by Jodie Hall McAteer (GBR), was third.
MICHALOWICE, POLAND - Landreau (Glenfiddich VDL) has won the CSIYH1* for five-year-olds over 1.20m in Michalowice under Sander Geerink (NED). Ligeunerin (Corporal VDL), bred by the VDL Stud, won with Hessel Hoekstra (NED).
OLIVA -Good Farming HS (Carrera VDL x Atlantic VDL) and Hendrik-Jan Schuttert (NED) claimed victory in the CSI3* over 1.45m in Oliva (ESP). In the Grand Prix over 1.60m they were placed eighth.
OSLO - Gouvernante VDL (Bacardi x Stakkato) and Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) achieved a wonderful second place in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m held in Oslo (NOR).
SAMORIN - El Rocco (Zirocco Blue x Ircolando) has won the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Samorin under the saddle of Bart Bles. The gelding, bred by C. and H. Soethout-Koopman, was also supreme in the 1.45m class the day before.
OPGLABBEEK - There were fine Grand Prix results last week for a large number of descendants of the VDL stallions. The competitions were in Opglabbeek, Bonheiden, Gorla Minore, Militello Val Di Catania and Wroclaw, Partynice.
GORLA MINORE - Granito Noordenhoek (Corland x Cash) and Niels Kersten (NED) have claimed victory in the CSI3* competition over 1.40m in Gorla Minore (ITA). The 1.30m was won by For Fun VT (Zirocco Blue x Indorado) and Gerfried Puck.
COAPEXPAN - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland x Argentinus) has won the CSI3* competition over 1.50m in Coapexpan (MEX) under rider Manuel Gonzalez Dufrane. Hortensia van de Leeuwerk was sold to Mexico via the VDL Stud.
IJSSELMUIDEN - Liberty VDL (Quickly de Kreisker x Arezzo VDL) and Sander Naber have won the GMB Competition for five-year-olds in IJsselmuiden. Kimberly (Arezzo VDL x Orame) and Mel van der Kamp came in second in the six and seven year olds.
After a good performance test, our young stallion Zinelord VDL is now approved for Hannoveraner Verband.
Barcelona - Grand Slam VDL (by Cardento) and Marlon Módolo Zanotelli jumped a fantastic clear round for team Brazil.
Jur Vrieling achieved good results with our stallions Inaico VDL, Kallmar VDL and Etoulon VDL during the CSI Bonheiden
Of the 10 horses that were presented in the September edition of Trigon Auctions, 2 horses will stay in The Netherlands, the others move abroad.
Our young stallion Zinelord received a 9,5 for jumping for his stalliontest in Adelheidsdorf.
LANAKEN - Zirocco Blue daughter Just A Dream was honored as world champion of the 7-year-old show jumpers. Carrera daughter Loharna P took bronze in the 5-year-olds. 7 year olds: Zirocco Blue daughter Just A Dream was honored as world cham
CANTELEU - The Grand Prix over 1.50m in Canteleu (FRA) gave great results for Dakar (Douglas x Emilion) and Felicie Bertrand (FRA). Dakar was second, while Hallilea (Zirocco Blue x Larome) and Lars Kersten (NED) were sixth.
ROESER - There were great successes last weekend for several Cardento descendants in various Grand Prix. Flip's Little Sparrow (Cardento x Robin Z) and Stephanie Holmén won the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Roeser (LUX).
For our stable we are looking for a fun, independent and responsible groom who’s passionate and has heart for the horses and (show jumping)sport.
Ahead of the World Breeding Jumping Championships, Trigon Auctions have released their first collection of 3 year old horses.
LANAKEN - Tomorrow the FEI / WBFSH World Breeding Jumping Championships start in Lanaken (BEL). Eleven horses owned by the VDL Stud and four breeding products from the VDL Stud are taking part.
ROME - Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek, ridden by Henrick von Eckermann (SWE), has won the 1.50m in Rome (ITA).
GORLA MINORE - The CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Gorla Minore (ITA) resulted in a nice second place for Fleur Sinaa-A (Cardento x Indorado) and Paul Estermann (SUI). Tempo des Brieres (Corland x Quat'Sous) and Matias Alvaro (ARG) were thir
BONHEIDEN - The eleven-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) finished second in the CSI2* Grand-Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden (BEL). They also finished second in another 1.45m class.
AACHEN - Leone Jei (Baltic VDL x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) finished in eighth place in the 5* Grand Prix over 1.70m in Aachen (FRA). Naomi van het Keizershof (Cardento x For Pleasure) won the 1.50m under Lorenzo de Luca (ITA).
ZUIDWOLDE - Cohinoor VDL (Cornet Obolenksy x Stakkato) has put in an excellent performance under James Billington at Outdoor Zuidwolde. The combination finished fourth in the 1.40m and fifth in the 1.45m, with only clear rounds.
BEARS - The VDL Stud has again selected a new group of nineteen high-quality foals for the VDL Online Breeders Market. From now on, all new foals will be offered on our website www.vdlonlinemarket.com.
CHIEMSEE - A foal of Carrera x Quidam de Revel bred by the Burgstaller family has yielded € 25,000,- at the Future Champion Foals Jumping auction in Chiemsee (GER).
Kiss-Unlimited (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest x Corland), who competes at 1.35m level, changed hands during the first Aloga Auction in Ireland for € 235,000. This made the mare the most expensive horse sold.
ROME - Galaxy (Arezzo x Corland), ridden by Inigo Lopez de la Osa Franco (MON), finished fifth in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Rome (ITA). Illiade KDW (Indoctro x Brahmann St Simeon) and Kevin Staut (FRA) won the 1.55m.
PETALUMA - Ilan (Indorado x Orame) and Doraindo (Indorado x Zeus) finished sixth and eighth respectively in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Petaluma (USA). Both horses are ridden by Kaitlin Campbell (USA).
BONHEIDEN - Geste van de Vitha (Zirocco Blue x Quite Easy I) and Bart Clarys (BEL) finished third in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden (BEL). The successful combination finished second in another 1.45m class.
ASCONA - The CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m gave Fleur Sinaa-A (Cardento x Indorado) and Paul Estermann (SUI) a nice victory in Ascona, Italy. This combination also became first in a 1.40m class and second in another 1.40m class.
PISEK, CZECH REPUBLIC - Nella de la Baie (Glenfiddich VDL x Allegreto) has become national champion of the four-year-olds in the Czech Republic. Renata Kellnerová bred the mare.
EXLOO - Cardento daughter Liselottie PF, bred by Mick and Linda Hanswijk from Vinkenbuurt, was the best scoring jumping mare of the IBOP in Exloo with 85 points. She received an 8.5 from the jury for all jumping components.
BRIDGEHAMPTON NY - A lot of success for Cardento descendants in the USA. Erdento van de Leeuwerk (Cardento x Marlon) has won the 1.60m in Bridgehampton NY (USA). Ideal (Cardento x Cortez I) claimed the CSI3* Grand Prix in Traverse City.
LIER - There were excellent results last week for a number of descendants of the VDL stallions. Dakar (Douglas x Emilion) and Felicie Bertrand (FRA) came third in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Lier (BEL).
EXLOO - Goldenstar (Bacardi VDL x Ipsylon B) and James Billington won the 1.45m during the CSI2* competition in Exloo. Two clear rounds and a very fast time resulted in the victory for the successful combination.
Outstanding results at the FEI European Championships for offspring of VDL Stallions, 3 offspring of Cardento and a son of Baltic VDL in the top 7!
ERMELO - The four-year-old Miss Saigon Blanesca V (Glenfiddich VDL x Mermus) has passed the EPTM exam with the highest marks. The mare passed with 80 points and received an 8.5 for attitude.
Serving as a bridge between breeders and buyers is a satisfying role we are allowed to play with and as a result we launch the new collection on the VDL Online Breeders Market.
BARNADOWN - Bravour VDL (Brantzau x Cassini I) finished third under Shane Dalton in the Irish Championships for four-year-olds. Bravour VDL is jointly owned by VDL Stud and Ennisnag Stud Ireland.
AREZZO - The National Championships for six- and seven-year-olds in Italy were won by Jarezzo (Arezzo VDL) and K.Fleurovette-O (Douglas VDL). Jarezzo is ridden by Nico Lupino and the rider of K.Fleurovette-O is Massimo Grossato.
LASTRUP - Cohinoor VDL (Cornet Obolensky x Stakkato) and James Billington achieved a nice sixth place in the 1.40m in Lastrup (GER). With Pommerol de Muze (Emerald van 't Ruytershof x Kannan), Billington came in second and third.
TOLBERT - Sisi (Baltic VDL x Cantos) and Wesley de Boer have convincingly won the 1.40m Grand Prix of Outdoor Tolbert. The ZZ final was won by Impian D (Bubalu VDL) and Henk Frederiks.
With a sales price of € 30,000,- Quel Heart G&O (Harley x Candillo) was the best-selling foal of the Trigon Auctions last night. Bluebell VDL Z (Bacardi VDL) followed in close second with a sales price of € 28,000,-.
STADL-PAURA - Beau Balou (Bubalu VDL x Contender) has emerged as reserve champion of the 50-day show jumping stallion performance test for warmbloods (HLP) in Oberösterreich.
ERMELO - There were fantastic results for many VDL offspring during the Dutch Championships, also known as the Hippiade, organized by the KNHS. The ZZ was won by Juventus (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest) and Bert Jan Zuidema.
HARTHILL - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL x Concorde) and Eoin Gallagher (IRL) achieved a wonderful sixth place in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Harthill (GBR). Haitske (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest) and Laura Renwick (GBR) came third in the 1.40m.
VALKENSWAARD - Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) took Grand Slam VDL (Cardento x Heartbreaker) to the CSI 5* in Valkenswaard last weekend and achieved excellent results. In the CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.60m they finished in sixth place.
DRAMMEN - Excellent results have been achieved by Inaico VDL (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet) and Jur Vrieling (NED) in Drammen, Norway: not only did the successful combination win the Big Tour over 1.40m, but also the 1.30m.
TATTENHALL - Kosmos A (Arezzo VDL x Namelus R) has won the British Championship for six-year-old show jumpers under the saddle of Laura Renwick (GBR).
WAPENVELD - Barton VDL (Bordeaux x Sir Donnerhall I) achieved a wonderful second place with a score of 76.80% during the selection competition for the Subli Competition for Young Dressage Horses in Wapenveld under Vai Bruntink.
Three 3-year-old mares from the VDL Stud finished in the top 6 of the national championship for 3-year-old jumping mares. The mares finished 4th, 5th and 6th
A top result in Ermelo with 4 own foals in the top 10 of the National Foal Championship. The highest placed was the Zirocco Blue-daughter Rubycara van Seldsum VDL, we co-owned this beautiful foal with breeders E.T. Hovenga and R. de Melker.
Riddle (Merlot x Santano) finished in 6th place in the final of the dressage-bred foals of the KWPN foal championship.
VALKENSWAARD - Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos), who participated in the final of the Blom Cup as part of the stallion selection, has been selected for the KWPN performance test. Stargos was already approved for Oldenburg.
The Zirocco Blue-daughter Jump Star SIH was honored as champion of the 7-year-olds. Jump Star SIH was ridden by Matthew Sampson.
Liberty VDL (by Quickly de Kreisker) placed 4th in the 5-year-old class, Kyaklahoma VDL (by Carrera) placed 7th in the 6-year-old class and Kenner VDL (by Cardento) finished in 9th place.
SAUGERTIES - A fine result for Donjo (Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and Hyde Mofatt (CAN) in Saugerties: the successful combination finished fourth in the Grand Prix over 1.55m.
ST LÔ - The eleven-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) came in second in the CSI3* over 1.50m in St. Lô (FR).
Mini Cooper HC (Inaico x Colandro) and his rider Mia-Marleen Lanno are the new champion of the 4-year-old show jumpers in Estonia.
Greatest Boy (Carrera VDL x Great Pleasure) and Tobias Meyer (GER) won the Grand Prix of Bonheiden.
Kallmar VDL (Carrera x Indorado) and Jur Vrieling were again unbeatable and won the class for six-year-olds.
Ealgary B (Silverstone x Goodtimes) became champion of Eventing in Norway of the young riders.
Top results yesterday at the KWPN foal inspection in Harich. Our colt Royal Crown VDL (Zirocco Blue x Calvaro Z) was honored as champion of the jumpingbred foals and we had a total of 6 foals selected for the national foal championship....
Three jumping horses that will be taking part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the coming weeks come directly from the VDL Stud These are VDL Edgar M, VDL Cartello and Hortensia van de Leeuwerk.
Geste van de Vihta (Zirocco Blue x Quite Easy) came in 2nd and Picobello Jasmine (Arezzo x Indoctro) finished 3rd in the Grand Prix of Bornival. Etoulon-son I Am won the Grand Prix of Kronenberg.
Ziroccocorte (Zirocco Blue x Stakkato), ridden by Kai Thomann, became Champion of the 5-year-old jumping horses at the Oldenburger Landesturnier
Three foals from the first crop of champion stallion Merlot VDL have been selected for the national KWPN foal inspection.
Risolde (Dallas x Falaise de Muze) was honored as Champion of the KWPN foal selection
OPGLABBEEK - The National Final of the SBB competition for six-year-old horses in Belgium was won by Karla (Durango VDL x Caritas) under the young talented rider Victor Lauwerysen (BEL).
EXLOO - Grand Slam VDL son Rav of breeders Hans and Geke Lufting from Dalen has been elected champion of the Central Foal Inspection in Drenthe. Ranna (Jardonnay VDL) and Róisín Rainmaker O'Hara WH (Harley VDL) also continue to Ermelo.
BEARS - Out of very interesting bloodlines, the VDL Stud now offers a number of pregnant broodmares for sale. All mares have been scanned in foal to top stallions such as Grand Slam VDL, Douglas VDL, Harley VDL, Carrera VDL and Zirocco Blue
MILAN - from Italy we received the great news that Ilba (Zavall x Harley) and Nicola Lupino recently won the 1.45m Grand Prix in Milan San Siro. The combination was fourth in the 1.40 m.
VALKENSWAARD - The eleven-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) came in third in the CSI4* over 1.55m in Valkenswaard (NED).
FALSTERBO - Zuccero (Zirocco Blue x Caretino 2), ridden by Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE), has won the CSI3* over 1.40 m in Falsterbo. The combination finished second in the 1.45m.
HERZLAKE - The VDL stallions Etoulon, Kallmar and Pommerol de Muze have all achieved great results in Herzlake. Kallmar even took two victories under Jur Vrieling, while Etoulon was sixth in the 1.45m Grand Prix.
EEXT - Merlot VDL, this year's performance topper at the KWPN, has again delivered a great showpiece. Riddle (Merlot x Santano), bred by M. Roelandschap and J.Emmens from Bunne, became champion of the dressage foals in Eext.
EEXT - Róisín Rainmaker O'Hara W.H. (Harley x Clinton), bred by A.M. Hoejenbos from Emmen, has become champion of the foal inspection in Eext. Rilandra BB (Impressive VDL x Quaprice Z, breeder O. Bakker from Gieterveen) also scored highly.
WACHTUM - Rav (Grand Slam x Cantos) from breeder Joh. H. Lufting from Dalen has been designated as the champion of the foal inspection in Wachtum. Ramses W (Levi VDL x Indoctro), bred by G. Wierts from Emmen, took second place.
CHANTILLY - Leone Jei (Baltic VDL x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) finished in second place in the 5* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Chantilly (FRA).
VALKENSWAARD - Marlon Módolo Zanotelli took Grand Slam VDL to the CSI 5* in Valkenswaard last weekend, finishing fourth in the 1.50m class. Cartello VDL (Cartani x Lord), and Daragh Kenny (IRL) placed eighth in the 1.60m Grand Prix.
Our own bred Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco) finished 7th in the 1.55m Grand Prix of Ommen under James Billington
Nanolivia VDL (by Dakar VDL), Napardi VDL (by Inaico) and Next Day VDL (by Comthago VDL) scored 90 points for loose jumping
TOKYO - VDL Edgar M (Arezzo VDL x Marlon) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli have been selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. They will jump for the Brazilian team.
SZILVÁSVÁRAD - Girocco (Zirocco Blue VDL x Kojak) and Julia Schönhuber (GER) came second in the CSI3* Grand Prix of Szilvásvárad (HUN). Dendence VDL (Cardento) won the 1.50m class under Ivaylo Bonev (BUL).
GORLA MINORE (IT) - In Gorla Minore, Italy, Farezzo (Arezzo x V. Gogh) under rider Edwin Smits (SUI) finished fantastically fourth in the Grand Prix over 1.50m.
NISSE - The highest score at the Studbook Inspection and Central Inspection Zeeland was for the Etoulon VDL daughter New Girl. The mare received 75 points for conformation and 80 for jumping. New Girl was promoted to provisional keur.
KRONENBERG - I am (Etoulon VDL x Vingino) and Dennis van den Brink (NED) all beat the competition in the CSI2* over 1.40m in Kronenberg. Governess VDL (Bacardi VDL x Stakkato) and Sophie Dalm were fifth.
HARICH - Kyra (Grand Slam VDL) and Age Flapper became Frisian Champion in the M class jumping this weekend. Jalverna (Baltic VDL) and Folkert Kelderman were invincible in the Z class and also claimed the victory.
This Harley x Caretano filly was the champion filly of the Holsteiner foals championship in Poland
HICKSTEAD - Jignipes Eickenrode (Zirocco Blue X Heartbreaker) and John Whitaker took a great fourth place in the final of the championship for seven year olds in Hickstead (UK).
PARIS - GB Celine (Cardento x Concorde) and Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida (POR) achieved an excellent fifth place in the 5* Grand Prix of Paris (FRA). In the 1.55m class, Suma's Zorro (Douglas x Horos xx) and Sameh el Dahan (EGY) were third.
High Point VDL (Tinka's Boy x Indoctro), under the saddle of Stefanie Carroll (NED) achieved a wonderful second place in the Grand Prix of Knokke (BEL). Charly Chaplin S (Harley VDL x Burggraaf) and Kerry McCahill (IRL) were fifth.
GORLA MINORE (IT) - Intrigo RS (Indorado x Diamant de Semilly) came in second in the CSIOY NC-Y 1.45m Grand Prix of Gorla Minore. Intrigo RS is ridden by the Italian rider Allessandra Bonifazi.
BONHEIDEN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) finished in eighth place in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of Bonheiden (BEL). No less than three classes were won by descendants of Zirocco Blue.
A great week for 4-year-old BS Tiësto (Douglas VDL x Highland King) and Jack Geaney (IRL). The combination qualified for the RDS National Championships for four-year-olds that will take place during the Dublin Horse Show.
TRAVSERSE CITY - Millioninmind (Douglas x Glidawn Diamond) and Emily Ward (GBR) finished second in the Traverse City (USA) Grand Prix. Gerinus T (Arezzo VDL x Indoctro) and Ryann Genn (USA) won the 1.40m.
SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO - The Grand Prix over 1.45m resulted in a nice sixth place for Fleur Sinaa-A (Cardento x Indorado) and Paul Estermann (SUI). Juggle Baraka (Etoulon x Concorde) and Mikolaj Baranski (POL) won the 1.35m twice.
ST. TROPEZ - In the French town of St. Tropez, Zilton Sl Z (Zirocco Blue x Indoctro) under rider Michael Duffy (IRE) finished fifth in the 5* Grand Prix over 1.60m.
BONHEIDEN - The eleven-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) have won the CSI2* Grand-Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden (BEL). The combination finished second in the 1.45m.
Top results for our stallion Grand Slam VDL during the Global Champions League in Stockholm
ELMSHORN - Brantzau VDL (Baloubet du Rouet x Carthago) delivered the reserve champion for both the four-year-olds and the five-year-olds during the Elmshorner Pferdetage - the championship of the Holsteiner Verband.
ENTER - The first mare inspection of the season yielded 85 points for jumping for Niarma (Dakar VDL), bred by Freek Marsman from Ambt Delden. Nikabertha (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest), bred by A.W.J. Jansen from Enter, received 80 points.
ST. TROPEZ - In the French town of St. Tropez, Farezzo (Arezzo x V. Gogh) under rider Edwin Smits (SUI) finished fantastically fifth in the Grand Prix over 1.60m.
UGGERHALNE (DEN) - Etoulon (Toulon x Calvados) and Jur Vrieling (NED) came second very nicely in the CSIO3* over 1.50m in Uggerhalne (DEN). Fontaine Blue CKV (Zirocco Blue VDL x Colino) and Natalia Czernik (POL) placed eighth.
LA BAULE - Leone Jei (Baltic VDL x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) finished in third place in the Grand Prix of La Baule (FRA). The Nations Cup over 1.60m resulted in the victory for Dsarie (Veron x Ahorn) and Beat Mändli (SUI).
POZNAN - Global (Cardento x Tygo) and Sander Geering (NED) finished fourth in the CSI4* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Poznan. Jativia (Cardento x Gottwald) and Jake Hunter (UIT) finished seventh without merit.
We received the good news from Germany that our dressage stallion Merlot VDL is now also approved for Oldenburg. Merlot VDL was already approved by the KWPN and was champion of the KWPN performance test.
TRYON - Chamonix de Ley (Zirocco Blue x Orame) and Carlie Fairty (CAN) can look back on a very fruitful weekend. The successful combination won no less than two classes: both the Medium Junior/Amateur Jumper and the Classic class.
ST. GALLEN - Leonie Jei (Baltic VDL x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) finished third in CSIO5* over 1.60m in St Gallen. In the 1.45m class Billy Alpen (Cardento x Animo) was second with William Funnell (GBR).
WIERDEN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a nice third place in the CSI2* Grand Prix of Wierden over 1.45m. Gweedore vd Grootekamps Z (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest) and Harrie Wiering (NED) came second.
VALKENSWAARD - Dagada des Grevis (Cardento X Heartbreaker) and Olivier Philippaerts (BEL) finished nicely second in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Valkenswaard over 1.45m.
DE PEELBERGEN - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL x Concorde) and Eoin Gallagher (IRL) achieved a wonderful third place in the CSIO3 * Grand Prix in De Peelbergen. In addition, Faltic HB was unbeatable in the Nations Cup over 1.50m.
Carrera-son Greatest Boy and Tobias Meyer became the German Champion Showjumping 2021 in Balve.
SAUGERTIES - A fine result for VDL in Saugerties (USA): no less than three classes in one day were won by three different horses: Glen (Zirocco Blue VDL), Gideon (Arezzo VDL) and Gillette B (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest).
WIERDEN - Icoon VDL and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a nice second place in the CSIOJ NC-Y Grand Prix of Wierden for Young Riders over 1.45m. The successful combination also finished in second place in the Nations Cup.
ROME - There were great successes last weekend for two Cardento descendants: C four 2 (Cardento x Concorde) won the CSIO5* Grand Prix of Rome (IT), Catch me Not S (Cardento x Ramiro's son) won the CSI5* Grand Prix of St. Tropez (FR).
OPGLABBEEK - Goodluck VDL (Baltic VDL) and James Billington (GBR) finished third in CSI3* Grand Prix in Opglabbeek (BEL), by staying clear twice and setting a fast time. Fourth were Icaronne S (Carrera) and Chris Sorensen (CAN).
BONHEIDEN - The eleven-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) have won the CSI2 * Grand Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden. Geste van de Vihta (Zirocco Blue x Quite Easy I) and Bart Clarys (BEL) finished second.
VDL Cartello placed 3rd and VDL Edgar M placed 4th in the GCT Grand Prix at Madrid
BEARS - No fewer than five high-quality three-year-old stallions from the VDL Stud were approved for breeding by the Royal Dutch KWPN Studbook last week. All information about these and other new stallions can now be found on our website.
2nd place for our stallion Davenport VDL and Laura Klaphake in the 2* Grand Prix of Herzlake
EXLOO - Harwich VDL (Arezzo VDL x Darco) and James Billington (GBR) finished fourth in the CSI2 * Grand Prix of Exloo. Kallmar and Inaico, both ridden by Jur Vrieling (NED), finished third resp. fourth in the 1.25m and 1.35m.
SAMORIN (SVK) - Elien (Arezzo VDL) finished second in the Grand Prix of Samorin (SVK) under rider Theodor Linde (DEN). Illusion CL (Arezzo VDL) and Megane Moisonnier (FRA) finished third in the Grand Prix of Nancy (FRA).
ERMELO (NED)- Our 4-year-old dressage stallion Merlot VDL (Bordeaux x Florencio) was honored with a high score of 85.5 points as Champion of the KWPN performance test.
ERMELO (NED) - The 4-year-old McAllister VDL (Inaico x Emilion) passed his performance test with a fantastic score of 84.5 points and is now approved for the KWPN Studbook.
ERMELO (NED)- Today 5 young three-year-old VDL stallions received their approval for the KWPN after passing the performance test in which New Pleasure VDL was honored as Champion.
We received the wonderful news from dressage rider Leontine van Ewijk that her Glasgow offspring Flaneur Ruisseau has successfully made his Grand Prix debut. Glasgow van 't Merelsnest does not only breed top show jumpers ...
NANCY (FRA) - Illusion CL (Arezzo x Ukato) and Megane Moissonnier (FRA) have achieved a nice fourth place in the CSI2 * Grand Prix of Nancy. Zadora (Zavall VDL x Padinus) and Steffen Hauter (GER) finished sixth.
KUNKIA (LTU) - Esprit du Buisson Z (Emilion) finished fifth in the Grand Prix of Kunkia (LTU) under Gunnar Klettenberg (EST). Dropshot Z (Douglas) won the 1.20m level with Aleksejus Timofejevas (LTU) in the saddle.
VALKENSWAARD (NED) - Exit of Ice Z (Emilion) became second under Johan-Sebastian Gulliksen (NOR) in the CSI4 * 1.45m Grand Prix of Valkenswaard (NED). Kilkenny (Cardento) and Cian O'Connor (IRL) came fourth in the Grand Prix over 1.55m.
ST. TROPEZ (FRA) - Malissa de Muze (Vigo d'Arsouilles), the dam of one of the newest acquisitions of the VDL Stud, Sambucci de Muze (Hunter's Scendro), has won the 1.40m in St. Tropez (FRA) under rider Lorenzo de Luca (ITA).
OPGLABBEEK - Fernando (Harley x Triton) and Micheal Greeve (NED) have finished third in CSI2 * Grand Prix of Sentower Park (BEL). Isa Tella (Etoulon x Numero Uno) and Albert Zoer (NED) won the 1.40m level.
OPGLABBEEK - Liberty VDL (by Quickly de Kreisker) and Fortissimo van't Merelsnest Z (by For Pleasure), both owned by the VDL Stud, were unbeatable in Opglabbeek. Rider of the successful duo is Sander Naber (NED).
PRAGUE-VELKÁ CHUCHLE (CZE) - Irocco Blue (by Zirocco Blue) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) have won the CSI2 * over 1.35m in Prague-Velká Chuchle no less than twice.
MANNHEIM - Catch me Not S (by Cardento) and Peter Fredericson have won the CSI4* 1.55m Maimarkt Championship in Mannheim in a fantastic way. Various Cardento descendants also performed excellently at other competitions.
Beautiful clear rounds for our stallions Kallmar VDL and Inaico VDL in Lier. Kallmar finished in a nice 6th place in the final of the 6-year-olds.
On Wednesday evening Trigon Auctions first collection of 2021 closed with Dionthe van’t Merelsnest Z claiming the attention as top seller, selling at €46.000 to an American buyer.
KRONENBERG - I Like v/h Heerenhuijs (by Dallas VDL x Indoctro) and Doron Kuipers (NED) have claimed victory in the 1.30m level in Kronenberg (NED). Jiniki (by Dallas VDL x Cantos) and Hans-Dieter Dreher (GER) won in Gorla Minore (ITA).
Garezzo (by Arezzo VDL x Padinus) and Giovanni Consorti (ITA) won the 1.45m Grand Prix in Narni (ITA) in a great way.
'S HERTOGENBOSCH - VDL Edgar M (by Arezzo VDL x Marlon) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli finished second in the CSI5 * Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix and Grand Slam VDL placed 4th in his debut at 1.55m level
After a long struggle with his health our good friend Jack Lubbers unfortunately has passed away
WESTERGELLERSEN (GER) - Greatest Boy-H (by Carrera x Great Pleasure) and Tobias Meyer (Ger) have won the CSI2 * over 1.45m in Westergellersen, Germany. The combination remained double clear and set the fastest time.
MILL SPRING, USA - Wittinger VDL finished second under Amanda Flint in the Mill Spring Grand Prix. Only two combinations managed to stay double clear. With the jump-off in 34.08 seconds, Wittinger VDL and his rider took a nice second place.
AREZZO - Ginus (by Arezzo x Calvados) and Guido Grimaldi achieved two victories last weekend in the CSI2 * over 1.35m in Arezzo Italy. Jarezzo (by Arezzo x Cardento) finished third with Nico Lupiono.
MONTERREY (MEX) - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (by Corland) has won the CSI4 * Grand Prix over 1.60m in Monterrey, Mexico under rider Manuel Gonzalez Dufrane. Hortensia van de Leeuwerk was sold to Mexico via the VDL Stud.
BEARS - Zirocco-Blue made a lot of noise last week. No less than 7 victories were achieved by 5 different offspring. Palm Beach 33 won the Grand Prix of Westergellersen and Herby the CCI3*-S Eventing in Oudkarspel.
Marlon Modolo Zanotelli took Grand Slam VDL to the CSI 2 * in Bonheiden this weekend and achieved fantastic results. In the 1.45m Grand Prix they jumped a fantastic clear round and finished 12th. B
BEARS - This weekend the time has come: the second online stallion show of the VDL Stud can be watched live (free of charge) on www.clipmyhorse.tv. The show will be broadcast in two parts on Friday April 2 & Saturday April 3 at 8:00pm CEST.
WELLINGTON - Cat Ninja (Zirocco Blue x Corland) and Jacqueline Steffens (CAN) have achieved a nice second place in the Grand Prix of Wellington. Firefly (by Wittinger x Corland) and Sergio Nieto del Rio (MEX) finished eighth.
VILHELMSBORG - The Danish Warmblood Studbook has approved Navarro SL (by Etoulon VDL) for breeding. Ask Hallas (by Harley VDL), Narciso Blue and Teglovnen's Zir-oculus (by Zirocco Blue) also received a Danish breeding license.
BEARS - From now on is Chatinue (by Chacco Blue) available for breeding with fresh semen. Chatinue himself jumped at 1.60m level under the Mexican flag. With Chatinue a very exclusive Grand Prix stallion has been established for breeding.
THERMAL - Magic Mike (by Zapatero VDL) and Kyle King have won the CSI4 * over 1.45m in Thermal. Calexio VDL (by Cardento) and Kendall Bourgeois won the 1.35m, Il Mago (by Baltic VDL) and Lauren Micheals won the 1.30m.
WELLINGTON - Great Tikila J (by Carosso VDL) and Darragh Kenny have won the 3 * Grand Prix in Wellington. The combination finished third in a 1.50m competition. Kenny was also very successful with Cicomein VDL (by Chacco Blue).
WELLINGTON - The WEF Sport Horse Auction of the VDL Stud has delivered both the champion of the five and seven year olds in the USA. Lovely Boy (v. Campbell VDL), sold 2 weeks ago, and Jillz (v. Denzel v't Meulenhof) both won.
The first quarter of 2021 is not quite over yet, but so far Eddie Blue (by Zirocco Blue) is the best-earning Dutch show jumper. With Devin Ryan (USA) Eddie Blue jumped to no less than € 75,000.
With a total score of 388 points she and the 10-years-old Azteca VDL gelding Gabriel placed at the top of the class.
WELLINGTON - Kilkenny (by Cardento) and Cian O'Connor (IRL) have achieved a nice third place in the 1.60m Grand Prix in Wellington. Leonie Jei (by Baltic VDL) and Martin Fuchs (SUI) finished in eighth place.
Montevideo VDL (Cornet Obolensky x Indoctro x Lux) approved in Sweden.
THERMAL - Doriando (by Indorado) and Kaitlin Campbell finished second in the Grand Prix in Thermal, USA yesterday. Hirado Blue (by Zirocco Blue) and Molly Talla won the 1.40m level. There were also many victories in other classes.
With a total return of $2.830.000 and an average of $235.000 we look back to a very successful auction 2021.
BEARS - Also this year you can follow our beautiful stallion show online, which will be broadcast in two episodes on Clipmyhorse.tv. The show can be viewed for free on Friday April 2 at 8:00PM and Saturday April 3, 2021 at 8:00PM (GMT +2).
WELLINGTON - The time has come! The WEF Sporthorse auction starts tonight in Wellington. You can follow the auction of the fourteen talented show jumpers live and bid online! Start is at 7:00 p.m. EST, which is 1:00 a.m. Dutch time.
SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO - Jarezzo (by Arezzo VDL) and Nico Lupino (ITA) have won the 1.35m in San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy. Greatest Boy (by Carrera VDL) and Tobias Meyer (GER) were eighth in the Grand Prix.
WELLINGTON - Cartello VDL (by Cartani) and Lorcan Gallagher (USA) have achieved a nice fifth place in the 5* Grand Prix of Wellington. Eddie Blue (by Zirocco Blue) and Devin Ryan (USA) finished sixth.
Tomorrow presentation of the auction horses of the WEF Sport Horse Auction which will be held next Thursday March 4th in Wellington, USA
OLIVA - In Oliva, Spain, Farezzo (by Arezzo) under rider Edwin Smits (SUI) became a fantastic third in the Grand Prix over 1.50m. In another Grand Prix class over 1.40m Nithard van de Peerdenhoeve (by Zirocco Blue) finished third.
POZNAN - Once again the show in Poznan was the stage for successes for a large group of offspring of the VDL stallions. Leading roles included King Lepantino (v. Arezzo) and Daisy (v. Glasgow v.'t Merelsnest).
With the arrival of Chatinue, VDL Stud has acquired an exclusive Grand Prix stallion for breeding
Jur Vrieling achieved good results last weekend with the VDL stallions Kallmar VDL, Comthago VDL and Jardonnay VDL.
OLIVA - For descendants of Zirocco Blue, it rained excellent Grand Prix results this week. Fair Field (by Zirocco Blue) could also count itself among the chosen ones with a fourth place in the Grand Prix of Oliva under Sophie Hinner.
POZNAN - Zirocco Air (by Zirocco Blue) has achieved a fantastic second place with rider Mateusz Tyszko in the CSI2 * Grand Prix over 1.45m in Poznan. Goldcoast VDL (by Zirocco Blue) and Matas Petraitis (LTU) finished third.
WELLINGTON - Eddie Blue (by Zirocco Blue) and Devin Ryan (USA) have achieved a nice third place in the 1.60m Grand Prix in Wellington. Donjo (by Zirocco Blue) and Hyde Mofatt (CAN) finished fifth in the 1.45m.
VILAMOURA - Granito Noordenhoek (by Corland) and Niels Kersten (Ned) have achieved a nice fourth place in the CSI3 * 1.45m in Vilamoura (Portugal). Komsos A won a young horse class and in the 1.35m class Janeiro (by Arezzo) became third.
WELLINGTON - Germeta W (Mr Blue x Wolfgang) has won the 1.35m level in Wellington with rider Caroline Mawhinney (USA).
WELLINGTON - Leone Jei (by Baltic VDL x Corland) and Martin Fuchs (Sui) finished in seventh place in the Grand Prix of Wellington (USA). Amalia VDL (by Arezzo VDL) and Daniel Coyle won the 1.35m level.
VALENCIA - Dakar (by Douglas) and Felicie Bertrand (Fra) finished seventh in the CSIYH1 * 1.45m Grand Prix in Valencia. Dakar finished fourth in another 1.45m class.
OPGLABBEEK -Fliere Fluiter (by Zirocco Blue) and Jack Ansems (Ned) have won the CSI2 * Grand Prix in Opglabbeek. H&M Kirlo van den Bosrand (by Cardento) and Samuel Hutton (Gbr) finished seventh.
Our stallions For Friendship VDL and Stargos VDL passed their sport test in Münster-Handorf with high scores.
Our dressage stallion Notable VDL (Painted Black x Zonik x Don Schufro) has been selected for the KWPN stalliontest.
12 selected stallions for the Stallion test in Ermelo.
WELLINGTON - Katanga van het Dingeshof (by Cardento) and rider Nicola Philippaerts (Bel) have claimed third place in the CSI3 NetJets Grand Prix in Wellington, USA. Kilkenny (by Cardento) came fourth with Cian O'Connor (Irl).
WELLINGTON - VDL Ivory (by Falaise de Muze) and VDL Imar (by Carrera), both ridden by Daniel Coyle, became first and second respectively in the Turf Tour in Wellington, USA. These horses have been sold in the WEF Sport Horse Auction.
WELLINGTON - Dougie Douglas (by Douglas) and Katherine Dinan (USA) became second in the 1.50m in Wellington (USA). Ideal (v Cardento) and Shane Sweetnam (Irl) took third place.
ERMELO - Melody (by Etoulon) and Moi Vivi JR (by Grand Slam) passed their EPTM exam with excellent results. Melody scored 82.5 points, Moi Vivi JR received 81 points from the jury.
VALENCIA - The 1 * Grand Prix in Valencia was a success for three offspring of VDL stallions. Dexter (by Wittinger VDL) was fourth, Dakar (by Douglas) seventh and Intrigo RS (by Indorado) ninth.
James Billington jumped two clear rounds with Cohinoor VDL in 1.40m classes and with Arezzo's son Harwich VDL he placed 8th in the Gradn Prix at Opglabbeek.
WELLINGTON - Diamaria (by Douglas) and rider Grace Thames (USA) have won the 1.35m level in Wellington with a double clear round and the fastest time. GW Incorporated (by Corland) won the 1.40m level under Andrew Welles (USA).
LIER - Gretel S (by Corland), who also won earlier this month in Opglabbeek, has now won the 1.35m level in Lier twice with rider Jeroen de Winter (Bel).
OLIVA - With two clear rounds and a fast time, Jonka-A (by Cardento) and Steve Guerdat (Sui) finished second in the Oliva Grand Prix. Eldorrado MVNZ (by Cardento) and Lieven Devos (Bel) won the 1.30m level.
MÜNCHEN-RIEM - Our new stallion Zinelord VDL (Zinedream x Lordanos) was approved by the DSP association last week and was also honored as "Premium stallion". Zinelord VDL will be available for breeding at the VDL Stud from the 2021 season.
Fantastic results for offspring of Brantzau VDL in Luhmülen (Germany)
WELLINGTON - Zorro van de Mespel Z (by Zirocco Blue VDL x Escudo I) and Quentin Judge (USA) have achieved a nice second place in the 1.30m in Welington. In the 1.45m, Coverboy (by Veron x Corland) and Catherine Wachtell placed 8th.
OLIVA - Highlife 25 (by Harley) and Niels Bruynseels became seventh in Grand-Prix in Oliva. Incredible Bleu (by Zirocco Blue) and Sergio Alvarez Moya finished in eleventh place. Luna AEG (by Indoctro) and Mathieu Guery won the 1.40m.
SALZBURG - Goldfever (by Indoctro) has achieved a nice fifth place under rider Hessel Hoekstra in the Grand Prix for U25 riders in Salzburg. In 1.40 the combination came second.
BEARS - The VDL Stud has added two very high-quality new stallions to its range for the 2021 breeding season. These are Soleil Optimus (by Ermitage Kalone) and Sambucci de Muze (by Hunter's Scendro).
LIER - Ilario van de Donkhoeve Z (by Inaico x Heartbreaker) has been referred to the third phase of the BWP stallion inspection. This phase will take place in March 2021.
OPGLABBEEK - Fliere Fluiter (by Zirocco Blue), the successful horse of Jack Ansems (Ned), has achieved a nice sixth place in the Grand Prix of Opglabbeek. Keiralanda VDM (v. Douglas) and Gretel S (v. Corland) both won a class.
WELLINGTON - Durango VDL (by Zirocco Blue) and Ashley Fleischhacker (USA) finished in sixth place in the Grand Prix in Wellington. The day before, Harvester (by Dakar) and Erynn Ballard (Can) claimed victory in the 1.50m.
The 4-year-old mare Rallonia de Tiji (Glasgow van 't Merelsnst x Nonstop) was the topseller of the Horse Auction Belgium with € 75,000
WELLINGTON - For Deavantus C (by Indoctro) and the American rider Rachel McMullen, 2021 has started well. With two clear rounds and the fastest time, the combination won the 1.40 m in Wellington. Fernando (by Harley) finished fifth.