Fam. v.d. Bruggen, Goirle
Jumping index
Non carrier
Approved for
KWPN, NRPS, AES, Westf., Hann., BH, ZANG
Stud fee
fresh, frozen,
Standing stud

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Pedigree :

Heartbreaker  Nimmerdor 
Larthago  Carthago Z 
Daisy IV 

Documents :

Harley, J. Kuerten

Harley’s pedigree is among the best for sport and breeding. His sire line contains three international jumping stallions in a row: Heartbreaker, Carthago and Caletto I.

Dam Larthago won several 1.40m and 1.50m classes. Larthago is also mother of three other approved stallions Cevin Z (AES Approved and 1.50m jumper), Casago (KWPN approved) and Dimitri Z (Zangersheide approved and 1.40m jumper). And she also brought the 1.50m jumpers Hopes Are High Z, Soren Z and the 1.45m jumper, Uncle Sam.




Harley VDL has been highly successful at international level with Jessica Kürten. In the Grand Prix of Sainte Cecile he ended up 2nd, while he took 3rd in the Grand Prix of Neurenberg. He also won international classes in La Coruña, Aalst and Outdoor Gelderland. In Den Bosch, Harley was victorious in the prestigious VHO Trophy. In addition, he was crowned Champion in the 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competition and was placed 3rd in the 1.45m of La Coruña, 4th in another 1.45m of La Coruña, 6th in a 1.45m class in La Coruña, 6th in the 1.45m of Paris, 7th in the 1.50m of Paris, 10th in the 1.50m of Stockholm etc.


Harley’s offspring impress on international level. Charly Chaplin S was 6th in the GP Wellington, 7th in the GCT GP of Shanghai and 8th in the GP Rotterdam. Doloris won five international classes, among them the GP Williamsburg. Arlando was 6th in the GP of Arnhem, Eindhoven and Gijon, Baptista won the GP Sao Paulo, Earley placed 4th in the GP Samorin, Camelot was 8th in the GP Moorsele and 9th in the GP Lier. Earley H.B. won the GP of St Lô and Ciekocinko and G&C Wolf won a class for 7-year olds at Aachen and was 2nd in Valkenswaard and Chantilly.

More offspring competing at 1.50m level or higher are for example: Cenzo, Chess, Constable II, Cross, Cupido, Dorus, E-Lana, Harley, Harley’s Hero VT etc.

 Earley, the star in Lanaken, was both World Champion in 2014 as a 5-year old and in 2015 as a 6-year old. Additionally, Davidson VDL was crowned Dutch Champion of the 7-year olds, and went on to 4th at those same World Championships in Lanaken. He now competes at high level with Callan Solem in the USA.

Harley’s offspring are very popular at the auctions too: VDL Dorusino was sold for $195,000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2015, Famous went for € 115,000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015, Jurançon was sold for € 29,000 at Foal Auction Borculo, Constable II (the now successful star of Laura Kraut) was sold for € 165,000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012, and Cupido was sold in that same auction for Ä 200,000.

Harley has been awarded ‘Preferent’ by the KWPN and ‘Prestatie-Fok’ by the NRPS thanks to the outstanding performances of his offspring in the international sport.

Harley has several approved sons. In 2017 three sons were approved by KWPN: Jenssen VDL and Justice HL became equal Champions of the KWPN Stallion Test in the spring and Jubel ES was the Stallion Test Champion in the fall.

Two daughters made it to the finals of the Dutch Mare Championship of 3-year old mares; Jeetjemina placed 5th and Jacaranda D placed 6th. Jacaranda D received at her mare inspection a top score of 90 points for free jumping and was the Champion Mare at the CK Friesland. Jade van Edelvrouw II was Champion of the CK Flevoland. Moonlight D placed 3rd in the finals of the Dutch Foal Championship and was reserve champion at the CK Groningen. Magnifico Eickenrode was Champion at the foal show Veluwe and Vallei. Miriaantje was Foal Champion at the CK Noord Holland and Marley SMH was Reserve Champion at the CK Friesland.

Jumping Index KWPN: 160.

Harley: sire of outstanding show jumpers


Harley, J. Kuerten
Harley, J. Kuerten
Harley, A. Hoorn
Harley stand


Pictures offspring

Jeetjemina, reserve kampioen Nationaal Kampioenschap 3-jarige springmerries 2017
Moonlight D 2017
Doloris, S. Lambre (Mex)
Charly Chaplin S, K. Mc Cahill (USA)
Harley's Hero VT, G. Puck (Aut)
Camelot, K. Beerse (NED)
Hidalgo, G. Supappo (ITA)
Constable II, L. Kraut (USA)
Cenzo, C. Swail (IRL)
Earley, Q. Judge (USA)
Baptista, T.A.H. de Mesquita (BRA)
Harley S, P.L. Cordon (SPA)
Evert O, D. Kuipers (NED)
Dorusino, C Solem (USA)
Davidson, C. Solem (USA)
Arlando, R. Bril (NLD)
Elana, P. Barrios (VEN)
Eyecatcher, M. Tromp (GER)
Harley David, S. Parot (CHL)
Heartbreaker  Nimmerdor  Farn  Fax I 
Ramonaa  Koridon xx 
Friedhilde II B 
Bacarole  Silvano  Le Mexico 
Orchidee  Uppercut xx 
Larthago  Carthago Z  Capitol I  Capitano 
Perra  Calando I 
Daisy IV  Caletto I  Cor de la Bryere 
Odrina  Locarno 

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