Oxford VDL (v. Untouched x Chin Chin)
Oxford VDL was born and raised at VDL Stud and was bred out of one of the most successful damlines of family Van de Lageweg. Oxford VDL’s dam is the well-known Be Helena - a mare who herself already stood out at the KWPN mare shows and also produced the KWPN-approved champion stallion Freeman VDL.
Oxford VDL is a son of Grand Prix stallion Untouched. This stallion, who died way too early, jumped at Grand Prix level with Ben Maher and goes back to the former Olympic champion Classic Touch ridden by Ludger Beerbaum in Barcelona in 1992. Untouched himself excelled with his fantastic way of jumping and athletic ability; features he also passes on to his offspring. The double Olympic stallion Chin Chin strengthens the pedigree of Oxford VDL, as does the preferent awarded stallion Ahorn and the influential Silvano.
Dam Be Helena already jumped to 90 points at the KWPN mare show as a 3-year-old, became champion of Friesland and finished 4th at the KWPN National Mare Show in Ermelo. In breeding, Be Helena produced the KWPN champion stallion Freeman VDL as well as the 1.60m showjumper Goldcoast VDL ridden by Matas Petraitis. Granddam Helena stood at the basis of many successful horses. First of all she became European Champion of the 3-year-old mares in 1992 in Brussels; in breeding she produced the Grand Prix showjumpers Southwind VDL and Anderson VDL. She is also the granddam of the successful Celena VDL ridden by Marlon Zanotelli and Harrie Smolders.
The Untouched son Oxford VDL successfully passed the KWPN Performance Test and was thus approved by the KWPN. His rideability and mentality were some of his best features as well as his scope and reflexes. The 3-year-old stallion was approved with a total score of 75 points.
Oxford VDL: future talent out of the famous line of Helena