Black bay
Stoeterij 't Merelsnest, Ursel
Non carrier
Approved for
NRPS, AES, BH, Hann., SF, Holst., Westf. OS
Stud fee
€ 1.500,-
fresh, frozen,
Standing stud

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Pedigree :

Nabab de Rêve  Quidam de Revel 
Melodie en Fa 
Wendeline van 't Merelsnest  Darco 
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, Tryon 2018

Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest is an exceptional and interestingly bred stallion. Sire Nabab de Rêve and grand sire Darco have both had successful careers in Grand Prix competitions to include World Cups and World Championships.

Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest has a superlative dam line. Mother Wendelina competed herself at international Grand Prix level with Marc van Dijk, and she is the full sister of the phenomenal Sapphire who won Olympic Gold twice with the American team and many Grand Prix wins at Calgary and Wellington. Wendelina also brought two approved stallions, Edjaz and Koblenz van’t Merelsnest. Grand dam Idjaz C foaled international jumpers Lapino, Qarco van ’t Merelsnest and Vincenzo van ’t Merelsnest.



Ridden by Jur Vrieling, Glasgow van’t Merelsnest is among the top show jumpers in the Netherlands. Winning at Grand Prix and World Cup level, he has also competed for the Dutch Team at the European Championship in Gothenburg,  the World Equestrian Games in Tryon and winning the Nation’s Cup Final in Barcelona. Besides that he won the prestigious Grand Prix of Rome and he won several Nations Cups.

International results:
1st finale Nations Cup Barcelona
5th Team Competition WEG Tryon
1st WB Helsinki
1st GP Rome
1st GP Arezzo
1st Nations Cup Falsterbo (2x)
1st Nations Cup La Baule
1st Nations Cup Praag
1st Six Bars Mechelen
1st 1.50m Treffen
1st 1.50m Amsterdam
1st St. Tropez
1st 1.45m Drachten
1st 1.45m Drachten
2nd GP Bordeaux
2nd GP Odense
2nd Nations Cup Hickstead
2nd Nations Cup Rome
2nd Nations Cup Odense
2nd Nations Cup La Baule
2nd Nations Cup Geesteren
2nd Six Bars Rome
2nd 1.60m Doha
2nd 1.55m ’s Hertogenbosch
3rd GP Praag
3rd 1.60m GCT GP Shanghai
3rd Nations Cup Rome
3rd Nations Cup Falsterbo
3rd Nations Cup Rotterdam
4th Nations Cup Drammen
4th GP Drachten
4th GP Cannes
5th GP ‘s Hertogenbosch
5th Nations Cup Rotterdam
5th GP Treffen
5th 1.50m Amsterdam
7th 1.55m Rotterdam
8th GP Salzburg etc


Glasgows offspring perform well at the shows where they show good athletic scope, carefulness and a quick take off. Out of his first small crop more than 25 offspring compete at international 1.45m – 1.60m level.

Notable offspring in Sport:
Gangster Z – 8th GP Tonsberg
Gattuso van de Marehoeve - Winner 1.45m and 1.40m Oliva
Gambler Z – 1.55m-level
Geronimo PC Z - Winner 1.35m Lichtenvoorde, 1.50-level
Ghana Fs Z - Winner Beervelde 6yo, 5th Junior GP Wellington, winner Junior Weelington & Saugarties
Gigolo Z - 1.45m jumping
Gilette B - Winner juniors Wellington & Saugerties
Godess Hero Z - 1.45m jumping
Gweedore vd Groote Kamps Z - Winner 1.90m Six Bars Zuidbroek, 1.55m-level
High Five – 1.60m-level
Hamilton – 1.45m-level
Haya - Four victories in  Valencia
Hero - Winner Vejer de la Frontera 7 yo., 1.45m level
Henderson - Winner final Small Tour De Wolden
Houlana VS - Winner final GMB comp 7yo.
Irena P – Winner Oliva 7yo.
Juventus - 9e Blom Cup Finale 7-jr, KNHS ZZ-kampioen, Dutch champion 1.35m
Jupiter H - 2e Oostermoer Kei competition 4yo.
KM Dollards Gwen Setfani – Winner Canteleu 7 yo., 1.45m-level

Inspections, mare tests and championships:
Gran Jute SN - Top from horse sale La Silla $75.000
Hiralinde DN - Champion Open Veulenkeuring Westhoek
Incroyable O - IBOP 83 pnt., 1.45m-level
Kiss Unlimited Auction topper Aloga Auction €235.000
My Granta – Freejumping 85 pnt.
Nathan C - Champion Open free jumping championships Limburg 4yo.
Olsen W VDL - KWPN approved
Oxford - Champion jumpingbred foals CK Flevoland
Rallonia de Fiji – Top from Horse Auction Belgium €75.000
Rocky - 4e jumpingbred foals
Sensation TOK - Champion Brasil colts 12-18 months

Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest meets the PROK and Roaring criteria of the KWPN. KWPN will register his foals in their foalbook.

Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest: Nabab, Darco and Sapphire!


VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, Tryon 2018
VDL Glasgow vt Merelsnest, European Championship Aachen 2017
VDL Glasgow vt Merelsnest, Barcelona 2017
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, La Baule 2016
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, Aachen 2015
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, Rome 2016, J. Vrieling (NED)
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest 2016
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest Zuidbroek 2015, J. Vrieling
VDL Glasgow van 't Merelsnest, Hengstenshow 2012
VDL Glasgow vt Merelsnest, ereronde Nation Cup finale 2017
Nation Cup finale 2017


Pictures offspring

Jeventus. B.J. Zuidema (NED), Blom Cup 2021
Rocky - Nationale veulenkeuring 2021
Haitske, L. Renwick (GBR), 2021
Iwan - T. Martens 2023
Juventus, B.J. Zuidema (NED), 2021
Gambler Z, M. Fernando Saro (ESP), 2021
High Five, F. Martinez-Sommer (MEX), 2021
Gweedore vd Groote Kamps Z, H. Wiering (NED), 2020
Rallonia, Horse Auction Belgium, 2020
Janko B, B. Zuidema (NED), 2020
Ghana FS Z, T. Hammack (USA), 2020
Imperial HBF - T. Gredley Barcelona Nations cup Final 2023
Nabab de Rêve  Quidam de Revel  Jalisco B  Almé 
Dirka  Nankin 
Ondine de Baugy 
Melodie en Fa  Artichaut  Pierreville SF 
Jariose SF 
Caravelle  Bel Avenir 
Univers SF 
Wendeline van 't Merelsnest  Darco  Lugano van la Roche  Lugano I 
Ocoucha  Codex 
Idjaz-C  Hedjaz  Ibrahim SF 
Mirza SF 
Chiquita  Cardinal xx 

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