44 Stallions to final day in Zangersheide
No less than 103 stallions showed their best jumps during this second day!
It was a busy day in Lanaken yesterday, as no less than 103 stallions showed their best jumps during this second day of the Zangersheide stallion approval. In the end, the jury consisting of Heinz Meyer, Eric Levallois and Luc Tilleman gave 44 stallions a ticket for the second viewing tomorrow. The first to receive such a ticket was number 1, Qing Qong Mxl, a son of Matisse de Mariposa out of a half-sister of the 1m60 jumping Gamko S (Victoria Birdsall). Also Dasko (CSI 1m60 - Sara Pappone), Un Ami-S (CSI 1m60 - Bert Prouvé), Luron Z (CSI 1m60 - Riley Newsome) and Raging Bull Vangelis S (CSI 1m60 - Nayel Nasser) come out of the same dam line as this breeding product of Pieter & Maria Merckx. Meanwhile, Qing Qong Mxl is owned by Max Doelger. The next stallion who impressed was Look-O-Look Z, the number 4 and a son of the young Le Blue Diamond van 't Ruytershof. Look-O-Look Z was bred by Robin Michelle Klootwijk and is now presented by JV-Horses. The number 5, Dirty Harry Z, also stood out. This son of Dominator 2000 Z comes out of the same dam line as Zidane D (CSI 1m60 - Marcel Ewen), Queen Of Dance (CSI 1m60 - Daniel Meech), Turbo R (CSI 1m60 - Peter Lutz), Caspar (CSI 1m60 - Koen Vereecke) , VDL Kalusha (CSI 1m60 with Jur Vrieling), ... Dirty Harry Z was bred by LFM Knoops and is now being presented by Anna Hoeve Horses BV. Also the number 6, Le Président, jumped well. This son of Douglas VDL was bred by A. Lusseveld and is now owned by Suus Kuyten Horses BV. In addition, Le Président can also present a good dam line, since his granddam Joyce is a half-sister of none other than Heartbreaker, who became world-famous under Peter Geerink and Grant Wilson. That makes this Le Président also closely related to Top Gun (CSI 1m60 - Amy Millar) and Troebadoer S (CSI 1m60 with Gareth Neill). Then it was Dejan HMD Z's turn, the number 8, to convince the jury. Dejan HMD Z was presented by his breeder Henk Dierendonck. Besides his sire Diamant de Semilly, Dejan's mother is also not the least: Cantona Z jumped at 1.50m level under Kristof Cleeren and also Dejan's half-brother, Casper Z jumped to 1m40 level under Alexander Liefsoens. The number 9, Kristall van Sombeke Z, presented by Danny Salaets, is a son of Kannan out of an equally impressive dam line. Eric De Prez bred him out of a daughter of Walkure van Sombeke, who jumped at 1m50 under Wilm Vermeir. Other famous names from this dam line include Ta Belle van Sombeke (CSI 1m60 - Jos Lansink), Glock's London (CSI 1m60 with Gerco Schröder) and Golden Hawk (CSI 1m60 - Shane Breen) to name but a few. The number 11, Liamant W VDL, bred by W Wijnen, is a son of Diamant de Semilly. His mother Zarina III is a half-sister of the impressive Explosion W, who jumps effortlessly at the highest level under Ben Maher. Liamant's granddam, Untouchable, also jumped at the highest level herself under the saddle of Robin vd Wetering. The stallion is now presented by Wijnen & VDL Stud. Over to number 12, Qash van 't Vianahof. This son of By Cera d'Ick is a grandson of the 1m50 jumping Ghana (Peter Moloney). As his name suggests, he is also closely related to Inca Boy van 't Vianahof, who already impressed at the highest level with Edwina Tops. But it does not stop there: Dakota (CSI 1m60 - Callie Seaman), Alina van de Kornelishoeve (CSI 1m60 with Carlalberto Marchese) and Filou V D K (CSI 1m60 - Yuka Watanabe) are also related to this stallion! Qash van 't Vianahof is presented in Lanaken by his breeder Jan Gosselin. Then it was the turn of number 16, Quickly van 't Zorgvliet Z, bred by Clarysse van Coppenolle to convince the jury. This son of Flipper d'Elle is presented by Stoeterij Zangersheide and comes out of a good dam line. He is a half-brother of the 1m50 jumping horses Doree van de Moskifarm (Perry Geryl) and Hautesse van 't Zorgvliet (Mattias Ekeroth) and also closely related to For Joy van' t Zorgvliet, who already won numerous international classes under the saddle of Kevin Staut. With Querido VG Z, the number 17, we reach the second Dominator 2000 Z-son who could convince the jury. Not surprising, because this breeding product of Alois Van Gorp is a half-brother of the PAVO Stallion Competition champion for 7-year-old horses, Leandro VG! In addition, Jupiter VG, who won the Sires of the World under Jérome Guery in 2017 and Gitania VG (CSI 1m60 - Olivier Philippaerts) are also closely related to Querido VG Z, who is also presented by Stoeterij Zangersheide. The number 18, Little Fellow van Heechhiem, was bred by Heechhiem BV and is a half-brother of Heechhiem's Cancun VDM that can be seen at 1m60 level under the saddle Albert Zoer. Little Fellow is a son of Good Fellow VDL and comes out of the same dam line of VDL Empire (CSI 1m60 - Niklas Arvidsson), Bambi (CSI 1m55 - Amandine Gauderon) and Africa (CSI 1m50 - Hector Caro). Also Cicero Z his offspring impressed thanks to the number 19, Castillo Z. This breeding product of Ruddy Bogaerts is a half-brother of Nonstop Verte Z, who jumps at 1m40 level with Natalia Pizano Diaz. Also Herbe Verte (CSI 1m45 - Christophe Grangier), Apiatair Verte (CSI 1m40 - Jan Verellen) and Hendro (CSI 1m60 - Alvaro Munoz Escassi) are related to Castillo Z. Also the breeding product of Johannes Vollersen, nr 21, Quantico, could get a ticket for Sunday. Quantico is a son of the 10-year-old Quiran who performs at 1m45 level under Ebba Johansson. Quantico is now presented by P.M.E.J Hendrix. The number 23, Thio van T & L, saw the light of day at ZG Dassel. Thio is presented by T & L NV and is a son of Toulon. His dam line already produced Acita 4 (CSI 1m60 - Lexi Ray), Io Speriamo Di Ca San Giorgio (CSI 1m60 - Giuseppe Rolli), Larissa X (CSI 1m50 - Steve Guerdat) and Cantiano (CSI 1m50 - Matteo Orlandi). Also the number 24, Kingdom d'Ive Z, showed a good jump. This Kannan son was bred by Isabelle van Eeckhout and is now co-owned by VDL Stud. Kingdom d'Ive is a half-brother of My Blue Pleasure D'Ive Z (1m45 - Maria Madenova) while his dam Fortunata d'Ive Z is a half-sister of the 1m50 jumping Famoso d'Ive Z, who already won a lot of classes under the saddle of Sharn Wordley. Khaled Al Eid's breeding product, the number 25, Q Layen, also received green light for Sunday. This son of Presley Boy comes out of the 1m40 jumping Dalida van de Zuuthoeve, who in turn is the full sister of Candro van de Zuuthoeve, who jumped at 1m55 level with Brecht Bille. In addition, HH Azur, who was the best horse of the WBFSH ranking for a while under McLain Ward, is also closely related to Q Layen. Then it was George Z who showed his great qualities in breeding. Both the number 26, Gran Turismo Z, and the number 27, Georgio vd Bisschop Z, managed to convince the jury. Gran Turismo Z was bred by Ludger Grisphoever and is now owned by Christian Ahlmann. This stallion caught his eye because of several reasons: he is not only a son of George Z but also related to Brunetti Z and the 1m60 jumping horses Ferrari VI (Steve Guerdat) and Balzac (Nigel Coupe)! Georgio vd Bisschop Z was, in turn, bred by Tom De Craene. He is now being presented by Stoeterij Twinkeling and comes out of the same dam line as the number 1, Qing Qong Mxl. Granddam Wegina-S is in this case a half-sister of Nayel Nasser's 1m60 jumping Raging Bull Vangelis. Then it was the turn of the number 30, Baltic de la Vie. This son of Baloubet du Rouet is presented by breeder Haras de La Vie and comes from a good dam line: Baltic is not only a half-brother of the 1m60 jumping Colore (Hans-Dieter Dreher) but also of Colora (CSI 1m50 - Theo Genn) and Quido van de Helle (CSI 1m45 - Constant Van Paesschen). With number 32 another son of Diamant de Semilly arrived. Lotto was bred by M. Pluim but is presented in Lanaken by Reinie Tewis. Lotto is a son of the 1m40 jumping Bienvenue T (Hedda Wallin) and is related to Uloubet du Pommes (CSI 1m45 - Marcel de Boer) and Ducato van Gwick (CSI 1m45 - Nicole Guillebeau). Marcel Jacobs and Roshoeve NV presented the number 34, Qurator vd Nachtegaele. This son of Echo van het Neerenbosch comes out of the 1m50 jumping Kalinka van de Nachtegaele (Brecht Bille). In addition, dam Kalinka is also a half-sister of Ixy van de Nachtegaele who jumps at 1m45 level under Maja Burnell. The number 36, Untouched LB, was presented by breeder Lena Bieler. He is a son of the 7-year old United Touch S out of a Cornet Obolensky mother. Stockholm van 't Roosakker Z, number 40, brings us back to the same dam line as the number 9. This Stakkato-son is bred and owned by Marc Kluskens and Luc Henry and has, as his name suggests, a pedigree that is filled with top international jumping horses. With Dorian Gray BR Z, the number 42, we have already arrived at the third Dominator 2000 Z-son. Dorian Gray BR Z is a half-brother of the 1m40 jumping Darchello B (Denis Gouvea) and was bred by R. U. Van Bommel. The stallion is now presented by Team Nijhof. Over to Stal de Krochten with the number 46, Glenfiddich Special DK Z, a son of Glenfiddich VDL. He comes from the dam line of Zazou III, who jumped 1m60 under the saddle of Leona van der Merwe. The number 48, Quartz of the Eyckenhoeve, is a son of Cicero Z van Paemel. He was bred by Stal de Eyckenhoeve out of the same dam line as DHI Hindle who did not only jump at 1m60 level, but was also successful in eventing! Number 50, Kingsland vd Vlasrede Z, is a son of the young Kafka van de Heffinck. He was bred by Steve Martens and comes from a very special dam line! Kingsland vd Vlasrede Z is a half brother of Chidame Z who, thanks to her good performances under the saddle of Pius Schwizer last year, gained a second place in the Z-Ranking. That also means that Kingsland vd Vlasrede Z is very closely related to Clintrexo Z, who recently wins class after class under the saddle of Christian Ahlmann. Quality VL, the number 52, is a son of Canabis Z. His, only, 6-year-old mother is already successful at 1m30 level and also the 1m50 show jumper Fabiola S (Julie Demarquilly) comes from the same dam line asthis Quality VL. Quality VL was bred by Jan Van Loco but is now owned by Nick Vrins and Bob Janssens. With the number 54, Grand Amour, a son of Cornet Obolensky can also join the list. Great-granddam Serenade d'Amour jumped at 1m45 level under Gabrielle Carneaux. This Grand Amour was born at Raoul Deschildre but is now presented by C.A.M. Van den Oetelaar. With number 58, Chef of Flanders Fields Z, we present the third Cicero Z van Paemel son. This breeding product of Carla Nollens comes out of the same dam line as the 1m60 jumping Vigilant (Takashi Utsunomiya) and is now presented by Mimerik BV. Sir Grand Cru, number 60, is a son of Sir Obolensky Z. This gray beauty is related to Rio Grande (CSI 1m60 - Jenni McAllister) and was bred by C.A.M. van den Oetelaar. Number 61, Energy van 't Breezerhof Z, is presented in Lanaken by Stal Brinkman & Blaauwgeers & Verver. This son of Emerald van 't Ruytershof was bred by Wim Van Hoof and comes out of the same dam line as Orlando, who was successful at the highest level under Dirk Demeersman. The number 65, Amadeus DV Z, brings us to a breeding product of Devos Stables. This son of Aktion Pur Z is a descendant of none other than Just Me D, who managed to win numerous classes at 1m50 level with Wouter Devos. Just Me D is also the half-sister of Tekila D (CSI 1m60 - Pieter Devos), Echo D (CSI 1m60 - Lacey Gilbertson) and Gin D (CSI 1m60 - Pieter Devos) to name but a few. Kwazi des Mines T, number 66, was bred by Ludovic Haid and is now presented by Stal de Eyckenhoeve. This son of Fetching des Mines comes from the same dam line as the 1m45 jumping Florian de la Sauveniere (Cristoph Strobel). Rolf Hollenbeck presents a son of Quick Star with the number 70, Quick and Easy. Dam E-Christel is in her turn a sister of the 1m60 jumping Livorno 55 (Laurent van der Straten) and also the 1m60 jumping Pomerol TW (Thiago Rhavy de Sa E Silva) comes out of this dam line. Lacorda, number 72, is a son of Cassalco and a half-brother of the 1m45 jumping LF Kadeau (Tine Karin Refve). In addition, this breeding product of C.W. Frost comes out of the same dam line as Breitling LS who impressively won the World Cup Final in 2018 under Beezie Madden! But it does not stop there... Also Cantacorda (CSI 1m60 - Eduoard Mathe), Lucero LS La Silla (CSI 1m60 - Karina Johannpeter) and Exacto LS (CSI 1m60 - Ilan Bluman) are closely related to Lacorda, who is presented in Lanaken by SHF Enterprises. Number 73, Tilleman S Z, brings us again to a son of Toulon, this time in ownership of De Radstake. This breeding product from P. Sleutels is a full brother of Etoulon VDL who is already successful at 1m50 level under Jur Vrieling. In addition, his half-sister, Dereusa S, jumps at 1m60 level under Femke Courchaine. Knock Out, number 76, brings us to a son of Berlin. This breeding product of De Radstake BV is presented by Floris van Leuken. Knock Out comes from the same dam line as Belladonna, who jumped to 1m60 level with Henri Prudent and also Topsi (CSI 1m60 - Ulrich Kirchhoff) and Si Bella (CSI 1m60 - Tracey Wade) are related to Knock Out. The number 78, Allegro d'Or Z, is a son of Atomic Z who was bred by Stoeterij Landetta. He comes from the same dam line as the 1m60 jumping horses Iowa (Emma Wester), Limminka (Emile Tacken) and Coco Bongo Boy (Otmar Eckermann) to name a few. Allegro d'Or is presented by E.W. Breukink & Lu Lu Investments. The number 79, Kai van het Schaeck Z, brings us to the third Kannan-son. His granddam is none other than Exquis Walnut de Muze who jumped effortlessly at the highest level under Harrie Smolders. This means that this breeding product from Perry De Winter is related to a whole range of top jumping horses such as Vagabond de la Pomme (Penelope Leprevost), Narcotique de Muze II (Eric Lamaze), J'Adore van het Schaeck (Nicola Philippaerts) and so on. It is Stable 'S Heerwillems who presents the stallion in Lanaken. With number 81, Panenka de Kalvarie, we arrive at a son of Comme Il Faut. This breeding product of Stal De Kalvarie also has an impressive grandmother, namely Electra van 't Roosakker. She jumped at the highest level under Jos Lansink and is in turn a granddaughter of the fantastic Usha van 't Roosakker. Number 84, Kingsboy S, is a son of Comme Il Faut's sire, Cornet Obolensky. This breeding product of H Van der Scheer is now also co-owned by Schep International Trade. Kingsboy S comes from the same dam line as the 1m60 jumpers Que Pasa 5 (Bartosz Adamus) and Vechta (William Funnell). The number 102, Livano, is also owned by Schep International Trade. This breeding product from A. Verhagen is a son of Falaise De Muze. Livano comes from the samedam line as Ian Millar's Play It Again (CSI 1m60) and is also related to Boeve's Montreux (CSI 1m50 - Anne Liza Makkinga) and Red Devil (CSI 1m50 - Edwin Smits). Finally, the number 103, Quick Me v/d Roshoeve, also convinced the jury. This son of Echo van het Neerenbosch was bred by the Roshoeve and is now being presented by Jeroen Blomen. His dam Kiss Me from Thiunas is a half-sister of Gigolo, who jumps effortlessly at 1m60 level under Sofia Larrea and Albert Zoer. Also the 1m60 jumping Kastar Hof ten Zoetendaele is related to this Quick Me v/d Roshoeve.