Zapatero’s dam is the ‘Elite and Sport’ mare Manieta. She competed under the name Brugman’s Princess at International level and won the Dutch Championship for 4-year olds. Grand dam Anita received the ‘Prestatie’ predicate, partly through the international jumper Orlando.
As a 3-year old Zapatero was Reserve Champion at the Stallion inspection and as a 4-year old he was Reserve Champion in the Stallion Competition at 1.10m level. Three years later, Zapatero was a finalist in the Dutch Championship for 7-years old Jumpers, and 2nd in the finals of the Youngster Tour at Geesteren.
Ridden by Jessica Kürten, Zapatero won the GP of the KWPN Stallion Show 2015 and the VHO Trophy in 2013. They had amazing results like 6th in the GP Ebreichsdorf, 7th in the Championat of Salzburg, 8th in the GP Oliva and 10th in the WC Zürich.
Then ridden by Robert Vos, Zapatero won the Medium Tour Final in Wierden, won a class at CSI De Wolden and they were 7th in the Championat von Kiel.
Zapatero’s offspring have attracted attention in the show ring. They exhibit reflexes, technique, attitude and scope. The first offspring are competing at Grand Prix level.
Datero placed 6th in the Grand Prix Knokke, Dyango VDL was 5th in the GP Treffen and 6th in the GP Vestfold. Ziro Percent was 4th in the GP Ising am Chiemsee and Don Juan H won the Nations Cup of Ciekocinko. Fascinating Fortuna won classes for 7 years olds in Valkenswaard and Opglabbeek. DHI Zulu won a 7 years old class at Zuidwolde.
Also high placed at international shows were among others: Datero H, Eppo G, Ellie 14, Enfant de Kimosa, Ecinthe VDL, Faroso W, Fascinating Fortuna, Fleur, Joe Zapatero etc.
Fernando V was Reserve Champion at the World Championship for 6-year old jumpers. Elrito was 2nd in the Young Jumpers Championship for 7-year olds of the American West Coast, as a 5 year old he had placed 3rd. Eldorado won the Cavan Indoor Championship for 6- & 7 year olds in Ireland. Eesebelle was Dutch Champion for 5-year-olds in 2014 and Das Mooi Man was Champion of the 5-year olds and the 6-year olds of the American West Coast Jumper Series. Maximus won the Championship for 5-year olds of the American East Coast. Dillandra won the 2013 Championship for 5-year olds of the American East Coast. In Belgium, Donna was named Champion of the 4-year olds in 2013.
Zapatero’s son, Flying Dream, is a KWPN approved stallion and was Champion of the KWPN 70-Day Stallion Test.
The descendants of Zapatero are also being sought at several auctions: VDL Freedom LAN sold for $175.000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction, Egmond W sold for € 80.000 in the Wolden Summer Sale 2015, Fascinating Fortuna sold for € 68.000 and Zapco of the 2 Notes Z sold for € 58.000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015. In 2014, Ferimain TH was one of the top-sellers of the DSHS for € 235.000.
At mare shows several daughters easily scored well for the ‘Ster and Keur’ predicate. Going for Gold earned 83 points for her EPTM test, and Klarenchidée finished sixth in the final of the National Foal Championship. Jackpot won the Geert Meursing trophy for 3-year old jumpers in Delft.
Jump Index KWPN: 126.
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Gilona AO (Zavall x Silvio II) and Kevin Beerse became 3rd in the 2* Grand Prix of Kronenberg, Farezzo (Arezzo x Van Gogh), ridden by Edwin Smits, placed 4th
Deep Blue Bridge S (s. Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and Rupert Carl Winkelman became 9th in the 2* Grand Prix of Kronenberg, the Netherlands and Giwana (Baltic x Indoctro) and Lars Kersten placed 3rd in the 1* Grand Prix.
Elucar S.E. (Cardento x Lupicor) and Jack Whitaker became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi - Al Shira'aa, UAE.
Graziano (Baltic VDL x Great Pleasure) became 6th in the U25 Grand Prix and Geronimo PC Z (VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest x Jeraldo) won the 1.35m Medium Tour.
MICHALOWICE, POLAND - Ziro Percent (by Zapatero VDL) won the CSI2 * 1.40m in Michalowice under the Austrian rider Fritz Kogelnig Jun. The combination scored two clear rounds and the fastest time.
GORLA MINORE - Emotion VDL (by Arezzo VDL) finished fourth with Nico Lupino in the CSI 2 * Grand Prix of Gorla Minore, Italy. Ferenzo, also a descendant of Arezzo VDL, finished fifth in the 1.45m class under Rino Sibilia.
BEIJING - Delityts by Wisbecq (by Indorado) has achieved a nice third place in the CSI3* 1.45m Equuleus Speed Challenge in Beijing, China.
O’Zapatta (Zapatero x Numero Uno), bred by E.A. Gehlen from Wijnandsrade became Reserve Champion of the jumperfoals at the Central Keuring of Limburg in Panningen.
Lapatera Ryal K (by Zapatero VDL) was the best horse, with 80/85 points, at the Studbook inspection in Oosteind, in Brabant. The mare is a full sister of the KWPN-approved stallion Flying Dream.
In the Gold Tour Grand Prix of Eschweiler there was a nice result for Joe Zapatero (by Zapatero VDL) under the German rider Alicia Daniels.
Iramee (Bubalu x Indoctro) won the finals for 6-year old showjumpers during CSI3* Lillistrom in Norway. Iramee is ridden by Frederik B. Seim.
James v/d Oude Heihoef (Douglas x Action Breaker) was placed as 3rd in the 1.60m Grand Prix of CSI Abu Dhabi, in the United Arabian Emirates. He was also placed as 10th in a 1.50m competiton against the clock. J
Son of Arezzo VDL, Garezzo, won a 1.40m class at the CSI Rome. And he also placed 10th in the 1.45m Grand Prix. This 8 years old talented son of Arezzo is ridden by Giovanni Consorti.
Giovanni Consorti won the Six B...
The gelding Dior Chavannais (Indoctro x Papillon) was placed as 4th in the CSI1* Grand Prix during CSI de Peelbergen Winter Tour.
Independent (Zapatero x Corland) became 4th in the Turkish Championship 5-year old jumpers. Independent is bred by the VDL Stud and was born Turkey.
Ziro Percent (Zapatero x Corland) and Julia Schönhuber became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Wiener Neustadt, Austria.
Dapardi (Zelote x Kannan) and Steffen Engfer became 7th in the Grand Prix of Neumünster, Germany.
Jativia (Cardento x Gottwald) and Koen Vereecke became 10th in the Grand Prix of St Lô, France.
E Sweet Melodie D (Zapatero x Argentinus) and Oceane Blanc placed 5th in the Grand Prix of Montpellier, Dante K (Cantos x Damiro), ridden by Alexis Roques, placed 10th.
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Shawn Casady became 5th in a 1.45m class at the jumping of Sacramento, Rancho Murieta, California.
Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Marlon) and Devin Ryan became 9th in the 5* Grand Prix of Dublin, Ireland.
Farona (Baltic x Lux), ridden by Daniel Coyle, won two classes: a 1.50m and a 1.45m class.
Karamella VDJ (Freeman x Quasimodo Z) bred and owned by J.A. Ruizeveld and P.H. van der Jagt from Zuid-Beijerland became champion of the jumper mares at the CK of Zuid Holland.
The same breeders also had the reserve-champion of the jumper foals: Nickelback VDJ (Comthago x Quasimodo).
Zacramento (Cardento x Cortus) and Douglas Lindelöw became 10th in the 5* Grand Prix of Ascona, Switzerland.
At the jumping of Aachen, Cyklon 1083 (Cardento x Cortus) and Shane Sweetnam won a 1.45m class.
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
Chesney (Indoctro x Kannan) and Eric Lamaze became 2nd in the Grand Prix of Opblabbeek, Belgium. They also became 4th in a 1.40m class.
Tchin de la Tour (Chin Chin x Narcos II), ridden by Guillaume Foutrier, became 7th in the Grand Prix.
BML di Luca NL (Quasimodo vd Molendreef x Belisar) and Emma Haag became 3rd in the J-A Grand Prix of Flyinge, Sweden. Haricott (Cardento x Maraton), ridden by Klara Lewin, became 10th .
Daylight VDL (Baloubet du Rouet x Stakkato) and Elizabeth Gingras became 7th in the Desert Welcome Stake in Thermal, California
irst Baltic (Baltic VDL x Chin Chin) and Michael Hughes became 9th in the U25-A Grand Prix of Lichtenvoorde.
Figo (Zapatero VDL x Indoctro) and Ilse Tolboom became 7th in the J-A Grand Prix of Lichtenvoorde.
VDL Wizard (Gentleman x Ahorn) and Callan Solem became 4th in the 1.50m Las Vegas Welcome Speed Classic class, VDL Bravo S (Ephepe for Ever x Chellano Z), ridden by Hunter Holloway, placed 6th in this class.
Zapzerap (Zapatero x Ramiro) and Enrique Gonzalez won the HITS Welcome Stake at the jumping of Thermal in the USA. Zelote VDL (Chin Chin x Libero H) and Tina Yates placed 8th.
Two sons of Zirocco Blue became approved today at the stallionapprovals of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
The Zirocco Blue x Clearway became reservechampion and the other approved Zirocco Blue-son was our own stallio...
Durango VDL (Zirocco Blue x Lux) and Tina Yates became 4th in the Grand Prix of the Belnheim Fall Tournament in America.
Ginus (Arezzo x Calvados) and Guido Grimaldi won two 1.30m young jumpers classes at the 3* show of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy.
Tchin de la Tour (Chin Chin x Narcos II) and Guillaume Foutrier won the Grand Prix of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy. Charmeur (Veron x Indorado), ridden by Monique vd Broek, placed 6th.
Jackpot (Zapatero x Amadeus) was Saturday winner of the 3 year old freejumping competition at the manege Prinsenstad in Delft.
Celtion (Veron x Indorado) and Shk. Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qassimi became 6th in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi in the UAE. They also placed 9th in a 1.50m class.
6th 1.45m class: Ulac de Montsec (Chin Chin x Calvados), ridden by Hisham ...