Fam. v.d. Bruggen, Goirle
Jumping index
Non carrier
Approved for
KWPN, NRPS, AES, Westf., Hann., BH, ZANG
Stud fee
€ 1.800,-
fresh, frozen,
Standing stud

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Pedigree :

Heartbreaker (Preferent)  Nimmerdor (Preferent) 
Bacarole (Ster) 
Larthago (Preferent, Prestatie, Sport-(Spr.))  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 finished 2nd, then 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. 

As a 7-year old Harley won the stallion competition class Z / ZZ.
Champion 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competition
1st CHO trofee Den Bosch 
1st 1.45m  La Coruña
2nd GP Sainte Cecile
3rd 1.45m La Coruña
4th1.45m La Coruña
6th 1.45m La Coruña
6th 1.45m Paris
7th 1.50m  Paris
10th 1.50m Stockholm


Harley's offspring have achieved many successes at the international level. Descendants such as Charly Chaplin S (Darragh Kenny and Kerry McCahill), Constable II (Laura Kraut), Doloris (Santiago Lambre), Camelot (Kevin Beerse), Davidson (Callan Solem) and Arlando (Roelof Bril) jump at international 1.60m level. In 2018 there was a third place for Davidson in the WEF Challenge Cup in Wellington and this former Dutch champion in the 7-yr-olds also finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Saugerties.

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

Harley has several approved sons, approved for the KWPN were Jenssen VDL and Justice HL became ex-aequo champion of the performance test in the spring and Jubel ES was the performance champion of the autumn test. In addition, in 2018 his son Karaldo became reserve champion at the KWPN and champion at the NRPS and his son Karim was also approved by Zangersheide.

Notable offsprings in sport:
Arlando - 6th in the GPs of Arnhem, Eindhoven and Gijon. 1.60m-level
Baptista - Won the GP Sao Paulo
Camelot - 8th in the GP Moorsele and 9th in the GP Lier. 1.60m-level
Charly Chaplin S - Winner GP CSI2* Balmoral,  1.60m-niveau
Cenzo - 1.60m-level
Constable II - 1.60m-level
Davidson VDL - Dutch Champion of the 7-year olds, 4th WK 7-year-old, 1st GP Lake Placid, 1.60m-level
Doloris - Won 5 international classes including the GP Williamsburg, winner GP Wellington, 1.60m-level
Earley - 4th in the GP Samorin, World Champion in 2014 as a 5-year old and in 2015 as a 6-year old
Earley HB - Won the GPs of St Lô and Ciekocinko,
Edesa's Early – 7th place in the Abu Dhabi GP
Elana – 1st Grand Prix of Palm Beach and was 6th in the Williamsburg GP 1.60m-level
Eyecatcher - 1.60m-level
Fabulous - Winner GP Outdoor Gelderland & Medium Tour finale de Peelbergen, 1.45m-level
Felicia - Winner Six Bars Rome, winner GP CSI2* San Giovanni in Marignano
Ferrari - 1.60m-level
Harley David - Finished 2nd in Tryon's Welcome Stakes and 2nd in the Grand Prix of Rabat
Hamrah van het Excelhof Z - 1.60m-level, 3rd GP Williamsburg, 5e GP Spruce Meadows
Hummer Z - 1.55m-level, 4e GP Saugerties, 2nd GP Tryon
Igor GPH - 1.60m-level, winner 1.50m Vejer de la Frontera & Tryon, 2nd GP Vancouver-Langley, 3rd GP Vejer de la Frontera 
G & C Wolf - Won a class for 7-year olds in Aaken and was 2nd in Valkenswaard and Chantilly
Jubel ES - 4e Blom Cup final 7-year-old
Kalimero D - Dutch Champion 3-year-old
Karaldo VDL - NRPS approved, winner 7 & 8 yo Lier
Kodette van Schuttershof - Champion Bulgarije 5yrs.
Narcotique v/h Dingeshof S - 1.60m-level, winner GP Wellington
Nelson Pessoa - 3rd GMB-competition
​Neelena - Dutch champion 5yo

Harley’s offspring at auctions, mare inspections and foals:
Constable II - Sold for €165,000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012
Cupido - Sold in that same auction for €200,000.
Famous - For €115,000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015
Jeetjemina – 5th place of the national mare selection
Jacaranda D – 6th place of the national mare selection, 90 points for free jumping, champion of CK Friesland
Jade - Champion of the CK Flevoland
Jesmond VDL - $360,000 WEF Sport Horse Auction
Jurançon - Sold for €29,000 at Foal Auction Borculo
Kalimero D - Won the championship title at the National Mare Inspection
La Rosso Lady - 86 points for jumping 
Liletto - EPTM 86 pnt.
Moonlight D - 3rd in the final of the national foal inspection and was reserve champion of the CK Groningen
Magnifico Eickenrode - Champion of the horse breeding day Veluwe and Vallei
Miriaantje - Champion of the CK Noord-Holland
Marley SMH - Reserve champion of the CK Friesland
Norton – 5th in the National Foal Inspection 2018
Narcos T - Best stallion foal of the Central Inspection of Friesland
Nantender € 44.000 Trigon Auctions
Ordina HL - EPTM 82,5 points
Svenson - EPTM 82,5 points
VDL Dorusino - Sold for $195,000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2015
VDL High Five - Auctiontopper WEF Sport Horse Auction $500,000
VDL Legodermus PP - $ 400.000 WEF Sport Horse Auction, 2nd Dutch championship 7yo

Harley: sire of outstanding show jumpers


Harley, J. Kuerten
Harley, J. Kuerten


Pictures offspring

Narcotique v/h Dingeshof S, E. Ballard (CAN) - 1.60m 2022
Fame, R. Howley (IRL) - 1.50m 2022
Hamrah vh Exelhof Z - D. Kenny
Jubel Es, K. Hoogenraat (NED), Blom Cup 2021
Legodermus PP, L. Hill (GBR) Blom Cup 2021
Farrari, T. Vesela (CZE), 2021
Here I Am Z, N. Bruynseels (BEL) 2021
Davidson, A. Matz (USA), 2020
Camelot, K. Beerse (NED), 2020
Hummer Z - E. madden
Igor GPH - K. Chad Spruce Meadows
Karaldo, S.Kommers (NED)
Fabulous, D. Kuipers (NED)
Felicia, G. Consorti (ITA)
Doloris, S. Lambre (MEX)
Charly Chaplin S, K. Mc Cahill (USA)
Harley's Hero VT, G. Puck (AUT)
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)
Arlando, R. Bril (NLD)
Elana, P. Barrios (VEN)
Eyecatcher, M. Tromp (GER)
Harley David, S. Parot (CHL)
Kalimero D
Jeetjemina, reserve kampioen Nationaal Kampioenschap 3-jarige springmerries 2017
Moonlight D 2017
Heartbreaker (Preferent)  Nimmerdor (Preferent)  Farn (Preferent)  Fax I 
Ramonaa  Koridon xx 
Friedhilde II B 
Bacarole (Ster)  Silvano  Le Mexico 
Marion (Ster, Preferent, Prestatie) 
Orchidee (Keur, Preferent)  Uppercut xx 
Cleopatra (Keur, Preferent) 
Larthago (Preferent, Prestatie, Sport-(Spr.))  Carthago Z  Capitol I  Capitano 
Perra  Calando I 
Daisy IV  Caletto I  Cor de la Bryere 
Odrina  Locarno 

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