VDL Stud invests in Hardrock Z!
Hardrock Z. Hardrock Z is one of the most successful Heartbreaker sons in the sport!
Last week, we have looked with great interest at the online auction of the horses of the Venezuelan rider Emanuele Andrade. Especially since the 16-year old Hardrock Z is a stallion that could be extremely interesting for breeding. Luckily, it’s the Dutch VDL Stud that acquired the stallion and brings him back to Holland. VDL’s press release: “We are very pleased to announce our new purchase: the 16-year-old stallion Hardrock Z! Hardrock Z is one of the most successful Heartbreaker sons in the sport. Under Emanuel Andrade, Hardrock Z started at the Olympiade in Rio de Janeiro and at the World Equestrian Games in Caen. They won the opening course of the Pan Am Games in Toronto. In addition, they were often placed high in 1.60m Grand Prix at 5 * competitions and became, among others: 5th at the GP in Saugerties, 5th at the GP in Tryon, 6th at the GP Wellington, 7th at the GP in Tryon, 8th at the GP in New York, 9th at the GP in Saugerties, etc. Hardrock Z is bred out of the Carthago-mare Carte Blanche, who also produced the 1.50m show jumper Charlemagne JT Z. Grandmother Monica produced three 1.60m jumping horses and a 1.50m jumping horse. Hardrock Z has already brought several international showjumpers from a small number of breedings, including the 1.60m jumping horse Hangstone JT Z and the 1.45m jumping horses Katho, Harakiri Z and Hasj vh Vliegenhof Z. With the purchase of Hardrock Z we have a fantastic modelled stallion in house who has hardness, a great jumping technique and a super attitude. The stallion is still in super condition and combined with the valuable genes from Heartbreaker and Carthago we expect that he will be an asset for breeding. Hardrock Z was purchased together with our American partner Highpoint Farm. The stallion is currently still in the USA but will come to the Netherlands as soon as possible and be available for breeding.