|Zirocco Blue (Preferent)||Mr. Blue (Preferent)|
|Licorne des Forets|
|Narona (Ster, Preferent, Prestatie)||Lux Z|
|Rebekka (Ster, Preferent, Prestatie)|
Durango was the first of many approved sons of the Keur- stallion Zirocco Blue VDL. Zirocco Blue, ridden by Jur Vrieling, won Team Gold at the Exuropean Championship and placed individually in 5th place. Grand sire Lux jumped at Grand Prix level and won the Triple Crown as well as becoming the sire of many good jumpers like Utascha and Tornesch. Next in the line is Lucky Boy xx, one of the key improvement thoroughbreds used in the sport horse breeding, especially if found in the mare line. Examples are offspring Calypso and Van Gogh.
Durango is from a proven mother line with many ‘predicates’. Dam Narona carries ‘Ster, Preferent and Prestatie’. In addition to Durango she is also dam of the 1.35m jumper Silvio. Grand dam Rebekka is ‘Ster, Preferent and Prestatie’ and is dam of the international jumper Opstalan’s Power. From this dam line also come the international jumping horses and approved stallions Torlando, Roadrunner, Uleika and Bon Ami.
Durango is a pleasant and appealing stallion showing much balance in his canter. He jumps with good reflexes, is very careful and has a lot of scope. He demonstrated these qualities during his stallion test passing with a total score of 81.5 points. He received for his canter, rideability and character 8.5’s, and for all the other jumping elements 8’s. Durango was Reserve Champion of the Fall Stallion Test.
Durango has had great performances in sport until sofar. As a 7 year old he finished 3rd in the rankings of the 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competion. Now he has developed himself as an international show jumper under rider Lennard de Boer and he has all the qualities for the highest level. They had already some great results, for example he won the Grand Prix of Hardenberg and he finished 3rd in the Grand Prix of Geesteren.
Durango stamps great blood type with first foals making good impressions. They are very well developed, alert with good expression. Jackpot was Champion of the Provincial Foal Show of Flevoland and in 2013 Irango was in the final of the Dutch Foal Championship and finishing in 7th place.
Durango has 48.63% thoroughbred.
Notable offsprings in sport:
Karla - Champion Belgie 6-year-old
Icaterina - Winner GP CSI2* Keysoe
Durango: a great jumping stallion with a lot of blood and expression
|Zirocco Blue (Preferent)||Mr. Blue (Preferent)||Couperus||Naturel|
|Acarla (Ster, Prestatie)||Oldenburg|
|Licorne des Forets||Voltaire (Preferent)||Purioso II|
|Gekas des Forets||Le tot de Semilly|
|Narona (Ster, Preferent, Prestatie)||Lux Z||Lord Calando||Lord|
|Apocalypte Z||Ahorn Z|
|Rebekka (Ster, Preferent, Prestatie)||Lucky Boy xx (Preferent)||Compromise xx|
|Frelona (Kroon, Preferent)||Artilleur|
ZUIDWOLDE - During the exciting CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Zuidwolde, Incanto VDL (Kannan x Indoctro) and Alex David Gill were placed second. Also double clear and sixth were Igor GPH (Harley) and Amke Bekhuis.
HARICH - The Frisian Jumping Championships were a great success for the VDL Stud: champions were descendants of Zirocco Blue VDL (1.00m), Arezzo VDL (1.30m), Harley VDL (1.35) and Corland (1.40m). There were even 5 reserve champions.
KEYSOE - Icaterina (Durango VDL x Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) have won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Keysoe over 1.45m.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
VDL Cartello (Cartani 4 x Lord), ridden by Lorcan Gallagher, placed 9th and Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Marlon), ridden by Devin Ryan, placed 10th.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue VDL x Lux Z) and Ashley Fleischhacker became 8th in the $25,000
Geste vd Vitha (Zirocco Blue x Quite Easy) and Bart Clarys became 5th in the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera, Spain.
BALVANERA (MEX) - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (by Corland) has won the Grand Prix of the Querétaro National Jumping Championship 2019 in Balvanera, Mexico under rider Manuel Gonzalez.
Judges Olive Clarke Ian Fearon and Belgian Carlos Pinto awarded Kadans T (Freeman VDL x Zirocco Blue) and rider Ausra Clarke with the highest marks in the 4-year-olds final at Cavan International Show (Ireland).
There was a competition for 4- and 5-year old showjumpers in Beilen, called Oostermoerkei. This was a competition for only young showjumpers and in both competition there were great results for VDL offspring.
There were several placings for young offspring of VDL Stallions in competitions for young showjumpers, during CSIYH1* Lier.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady became 5th in the 1.45m Blenhein Welcome Jumper class at the 4* jumping of Las Vegas, USA.
Larezzo (Arezzo x Esprilio) and Gustavo Ramos Leyva became 3rd in the finals of the 7-year old jumpers at the 3* jumping of Monterrey in Mexico.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady became 5th in a 1.45m class at the jumping of Sacramento, Rancho Murieta, California.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady became 4th in the Grand Prix of Sacramento, USA. They also placed 6th in a 1.45m class.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Petaluma, California and with Cicomein VDL (Chacco Blue x Jus de Pomme) Casady placed 4th.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Summer in the Rockies in Corlorado. Baltimore VDL (Indorado x Heartbreaker), ridden by Amanda Flint, placed 2nd, Interline H (Indoctro x Elmshorn), ridden by Kaitlin Campbell, placed 6th and Enrico Blue Z (Zirocco Blue x Corland), ridden by Gianni Gabrielli, placed 9t
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...