Last weekend, Karonia L (by Harley) with Rodrigo Giesteira Almeida managed to win both classes at 1.45m level. The Harley daughter is bred by Th. Lemmers and has already won four classes in the past two months. Icarronne-S (by ...
At the Vancouver Grand Prix, only five combinations managed to stay clear and qualify for the jump-off. The Cardento daughter Havana was also qualified for the jump-off and went home with a nice third place. She is bred by Woodlawn Farms an
Sambucci de Muze finalist at the World Championships for 5-year-olds in Lanaken and Stargos VDL jumps to second place in the consolation final for 6-year-olds
Tomorrow the Word Championships for 5-, 6- and 7-year-old showjumpers start in Lanaken. This will be on the showgrounds of the Zangersheide stud farm. Several horses owned and/or bred by the VDL-stud will compete:...
Did you unfortunately fail to get your mare in foal this year? Then don't forget to hand in your statement from the vet before 1 October. You can send the gust declaration to: firstname.lastname@example.org or VDL Stud Bearsterdy...
Last Sunday, the Grand Prix of Outdoor Zuidwolde took place. During the show many VDL offspring could be seen in the victory laps. So also in the Grand Prix, Jourdain VDL (by Zapatero) and Alex David Gill managed to secure a great third ...
Last Saturday, Catch Me Not S (by Cardento) and I Know (by Arezzo) finished ex aequo third in the Rome 5* 1.60m Grand Prix. Only four combinations also managed to stay clear in the jump-off including the Cardento and Arezzo sons.
At the Bonheiden Grand Prix, no fewer than 18 competitors managed to qualify for the jump-off. Including the ten-year-old descendant of Glasgow v/h Merelsnest with Tim Gredley. Also in the jump-off, the duo managed to stay clear and ear...
Friday the 15th of September were the championships of the foals for the Selle Français studbook at Saint-Lô. Among the older fillies there were 3 fillies who exceeded the average score. The highest scor of 18.45 points were for Nosy Doll..
In Opglabbeek, Heureuse Nouvelle WH (by Cardento) with Marlon Modolo Zanotelli won the 3* 1.50m on Friday. Only 7 of over 75 managed to stay double clear and with over a second faster than the competition, the duo managed to win the cla...
Almquist (by Quasimodo vd Molendreef) was supreme at the 2* CSI Peelbergen in Kronenberg. In both classes Almquist (by Quasimodo vd Molendreef) started with Polish Oliwer Bule, they managed to beat the competition.
Another top result for the Baltic- son Leone Jei. With rider Martin Fuchs he jumped to victoryin the Rolex Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows in Canada with a double clear round.
Today we received the good news that 11 of our stallions received their approval for the German Westfalen studbook:
In Lexington on Sunday, Tina Yates and Ivaludine S (by Dallas) appeared in the ring in the 1.40m class. They managed sixth place earlier in the week. The daughter of Dallas is Elite and Sport herself and comes from the breeding...
Giulia Martinengo Marquet managed to finish second at the Grand Prix with Captain Morgan Weering Z (by Carrera). In the jump-off no fewer than 13 combinations managed to qualify. With a nice double clear round, the Carrera son eventuall...
As many as 80 competitors competed in the Grand Prix of Lastrup. Almost 2 seconds faster than number 2, Fliere Fluiter (by Zirocco Blue) and Jack Ansems managed to take the win. The 13-year-old mare is from the breeding farm of J. van d...
Last Sunday, the 5* 1.60m Grand Prix of Brussels took place. Despite the rain, 12 combinations were qualified for the jump-off, including the Cardento-son Catch Me Not S and Peder Fredricson. They eventually managed to get a nice fifth ...
Sunday 20th of August was the final of the Cup of Belgium for the young riders and U25. The Belgian champion Jules van Hoydonck took the win. Together with Qastaar Castanoo by Hardrock, this combination managed to stay clear over two ro...
In the 1.60m class, the mare Glamour Girl, ridden by Henrik von Eckermann, managed to stay clear three times. This enabled this combination to secure 2nd place on the first day. They were the fastest in the jump off in the Grand Prix on...
VDL Legodermus PP (by Harley) and Hessel Hoekstra managed to qualify for the jump-off. With a fast clear round they were the reserve champion during the prize giving ceremony. With this result, they may also start at the WC young horses...
At the final of the four-year-old show jumpers in Exloo, the results were close. The four-year-old son of Comthago is ridden by Sophie Verges and was bred by Stal Bakker from Zijldijk. He stood out for his light-footed canter, easy chan...
In the final of the 5-year-olds, 21 combinations managed to qualify in the jump-off. As the very fastest and over 1 second difference from the number, Neelena (by Harley) with Luke Hill managed to secure the victory. Neelena VDL is a da...
Yesterday, the small final of the KWPN young horse championships took place in Exloo. In this, the seven-year-olds were allowed to start first. Only four combinations managed to stay clear in both phases, including three VDL offspring. ...
This week is the KWPN young horse championships in Exloo. In the preliminaries, the horses were presented cast-iron by our own stable riders Alex David Gill and Luke Hill but also by Cristel Kalf, Tibo Hendrickx, Wesley de Boer and Hess...
This week is the KWPN young horse championships in Exloo. Luke Hill also started our stallion Sambucci de Muze in the 5-year-olds. With two nice clear rounds on both days, he left a positive impression on the stallion committee.
The end of the 2023 breeding season is approaching and this means that not all VDL Stud stallions are still available with fresh semen. The stallions running in the sport are freshly available for the last time today and some until the ...
At the show in Opglabeek, the Zirocco Blue son proved to be supreme. On Thursday he already took fourth place with Richard Vogel in the 1.35m class. This turned out to be just a sneak preview, beacuse as on Saturday and Sunday the duo m...
Igor GPH (by Harley) with Kara Chad were very successful in Vancouver-Langley last week. Every day they managed to place in the top 10 Wednesday they placed 6th, Friday they placed 3rd and during the Grand Prix they placed 2nd. The pair...
Last Thursday, the KWPN National Championships for mares and foals took place in Ermelo. In the champion ring of jumping, the bloodlines of the VDL stallions were strongly represented. In the championship ring in the showjumping foals, ...
Yesterday, the KWPN National Championship took place for mares and foals. In the champion ring of jumping, the bloodlines of the VDL stallions were strongly represented. Thus, in the champion ring of the 3-year-old jumping mares, 4 of t...
Last Thursday, the semi-final of the KWPN Pavo Cup took place in Ermelo. With 28 other strong competitors Merlot VDL competed in this class. The stallion was presented by Femke de Laat and made a good impression. With a superb score of ...
Last Saturday, the foal show of the B.W.P. was held in Pulderbos near Antwerp. In a large field of participants, Amanka-A managed to win the championship of the jumpingbred mare foals.
In the Grand Prix of Saugerties in the USA, Hummer Z finished fourth. With two clear rounds, they managed to keep the competition behind them. The only 9-year-old son of Harley is ridden by Elizabeth Madden and was bred by P.H.A.E. Bock...
In the Grand Prix of Valkenswaard, Incanto VDL with Eleonora Sanna managed to stay double clear and take 4th place. Incanto VDL is out of the "Ster, Preferent, Prestatie" mare Donnalina (by Indoctro). Both mother and son are b...
At the Grand Prix of Cervia in Italy, the Zirocco Blue son managed to qualify for the jump-off. Zensational and Elia Simonetti also stayed clear in the jump-off which earned them a nice 4th place. The Zirocco Blue son is out of the Hols...
The Cardento son BBS McGregor finished 2nd with the team and 3rd individually at the Nations Cup in Hickstead. The gelding bred by Marguerite Ryan has been ridden by Jack Ryan for many years. With a double clear round and a time of 77.7...
Last Sunday was the Grand Prix of Donaueschingen-Immenhöfe. Here, the breeding product of J. Poppen from Zwartsluis became 5th. Edouard Schmitz and Karel Doorman became already 3rd earlier in the weekend. The ninth place went to...
At the Grand Prix of Dinard, 15 riders managed to qualify for the jump-off. In a blistering jump-off, the Baltic son Leone Jei and Martin Fuchs managed to secure a great third place. The still only 11-year-old son has already collected ...
Last weekend were the foal shows of Zuid-Holland and Noord-Brabant. In both selections, the champion ribbon went to an offspring of VDL stallions. In Zuid-Holland, the overall champion of the showjumping foals was Tommeke VDP (by Grand ...
At the foal show in Middenbeemster, the Baltic son Troubadour became champion. The judges explained their choice: "A very appealing, well-developed foal with a good foundation. In both trot and canter, the colt is very light-footed...
Lena VDL (Carrera x Mr. Blue) and Luke Hill win the 1* Grand Prix and Just Blue (Zirocco Blue x Ferro) under Daan van Geel took the win in the 2* Grand Prix at CSI de Wolden.
At the Mare show in Groningen, the offspring of VDL stallions were supreme. 4 of the 5 mares in the 3 years old championclass were offspring of VDL stallions. Among them, Picobella (by Comthago) of M. & E. Jongeling became the champ...
Last weekend, Glamour Girl (by Zirocco Blue) became first in the 1.55m in Riesenbeck. Meanwhile, the Zirocco Blue daughter has already jumped nearly €700,000 prize money. Glamour Girl and Henrick von Eckermann have now been a combi...
Ojanita (by Dallas) became champion in the 4 yr to 7 yr mares category at the Gelderland Central Selection. The daughter of Dallas is bred out of the well-known Fanita line; dam Juanita is an Elite mare by Zirocco Blue. The breeder of O...
The mare Oceanfee (by Impressive) became champion in the older mares class in Exloo. The Impressive x Grand Slam daughter is bred by M. Roelandschap and J. Emmens. The judges described her as well-developed. Reserve champion in the...
The magnificent grounds of CSI De Wolden, the greatly popular 2* international show based in Zuidwolde, the Netherlands will once again be home to the De Wolden Summer Sale auction.
This year's European Junior Jumping Championships were held in Gorla Minore in Italy. There was great success for the members of the Dutch Team with offspring of the VDL stud.
In the 2* Grand Prix of Chantilly, the victory went to Iliade KDW Z (by Indoctro) and Magaux Rocuet. With over 2 seconds faster than the number 2, the Indoctro daughter and Frenchwoman left all competition behind.
In the Grand Prix of Falsterbo, Zuccero (by Zirocco Blue) finished 6th with Rolf-Goran Bengtsson. The 11-year-old son of Zirocco Blue stayed double clear and set the 6th fastest time.
Baltic-daughter Ticella VDL is the best jumpingbred foal in Harich and descendants of Barton became 1st and 2nd in the championship of the dressage foals
Homebred Pippa Frank VDL (Vitalis x Don Schufro) became Champion of the three-year-old dressage mares CK Friesland
Be Helena VDL delivers another champion for the VDL Stud
Last Sunday, Imbeer (by Etoulon) won the Grand Prix in Valkenswaard with Robert Murphy. The 10-year-old son of Etoulon managed to win the class with a lightning-fast jump-off.
The Cardento daughter wins the Grand Prix of Bedizzole in Italy. Aurelia Loser and Fleur Sinaa-A were more than 1 sec faster than the number 2 in the 1.45m.
At the mare show in Houten, the 3-year-old daughter of Harddrock Poppylista scored 90 points. For reflexes, she even received 95 points and an invitation to the Dutch Mare Show. She is bred by Damstra from Arum and received the followin...
Impian D (Bubalu x Lux) and Henk Frederiks had a succesfull weekend in Ebreichsdorf. They won the 1.55m Grand Prix and took the Silver Medal in the Nations Cup with the Dutch Team. Impian D is bred by H.K. van Doorn from Veenendaal. Con...
Last Saturday was the KWPN Studbook show in Luttenberg. Where several offspring of VDL stallions scored well. Prelude (by Carrera) received an invitation for the National Mare Show.
Sarah-Louise McMillan and Tyrone VDL (Cardento) finished second in the 1.60m at Caboolture in Australia.
In America, Hudson (by Arezzo) finished second in the 1.40m classes on Sunday and fourth in the 1.45m on Friday. Irvington VDL(by Dallas) was also successful in the 1.45m classes on Friday they finished third and on Sunday in the 1.40m
Last weekend the Nations Cup was held in Rotterdam. Here Gisborne VDL (by Zirocco Blue) and Daniel Coyle were part of the Irish team. The team became second in the Nations Cup. Gisborne has already collected more than €150,00 in prize money
The daughter of Zavall Gilona AO (Zavall) wins Grand Prix 1.50m in Lexington.
Last Saturday was the Young Breeders foal show in Ermelo. The Arezzo daughter The First Lady VP became champion of all jumping bred foals of the day.
VDL Mindset ES and Alex David Gill did very well during their international competition debut together, they rode two clear rounds during Outdoor Gelderland
At the FEI Welcome Stake in Tryon, the Dallas son finished second in the 1.50m. Martien van der Hoeven and In A Hurry have only recently become a combination but already appear to be in top shape.
In the German city Westerwede Renske Kroeze and Irma Peternella (Baltic x Indoctro) became 4th.
The Harley VDL daughter Priazella (by Freule Fuzella elite IBOP-spr PROK out of Indoctro, breeder: Falkena-Olff Stables) has made a lot of progress according to Marcel Beukers: "This horse has grown into it very nicely. In the beginning..
With a highscore of 75,85% they won the festival. Th just 9-years old son of Bordeaux and is already competing at ZZ level. He is approved at the studbook of Oldenburg.
Many of our stallions' offspring were placed in the top 10 of the 5-year-old class at CSI Twente in Geesteren
The Zirocco Blue son had the best result with the Irish Team at the Nations Cup in Vancouver. Gisborne is out of the "Preferente prestatie" mare Alpen Roos VDL and was bred by VDL Stud. Meanwhile, the Zirocco Blue offspring ha...
In Zduchovice, Czech Republic, Guesssina (by Zirocco Blue) finished 3rd in the Grand Prix 1.45m classes with Phillip Schober. With a double clear round, the combination was allowed to take the 3rd place in the prize-giving ceremony.
The duo started the weekend with a clear round and together with the team managed to secure the victory in the 1.45m classes. Impian D was bred in Lunteren by H.K. van Doorn and has been a combination with Henk Frederiks for many years. In
The son of Arezzo already became third in the 1.60m classes on Friday. Julius.D was bred by H. van Dael and sold by VDL Stud, Emanuele Gaudiano has been riding him successfully for several years already.
Miss Holivia VDL and Sjoerd Kommers wins two classes in the 6 & 7-year-old class in Riesenbeck. In the final the Cardento daughter finished 3rd and the victory went to Balbina N (by Brantzau) with Philip Loven.
Three high interesting bred young VDL stallions are approved by Zangersheide: Unedo van de Vondel(by Conthargos) and the two sons of Zirocco Blue: Pure Blue and Pardino VDL.
In Vancouver the VDL offspring wins 5 classes.
BBS McGregor (Cardento) and Jack Ryan wins the 1.60m in Rome. The son of Cardento is bred by Marguerite Ryan. Also again success for Inpulls (Dallas) and Jessica Burke. They were clear and had the fastet time in the 1.45m classes.
The daughter Zirocco Blue wins 2 classes in Olsza. Keberlina H is bred by J. Hazenberg and ridden by the Polish rider Jacek Zagor. Goldstar W is offspring of Grand Slam and became in the 7 years old class second and third.
A fantastic win for Zuccero (Zirocco Blue x Caretino) and his rider Rolf-Goran Bengtsson in the 1.55m Grand Prix of Uggerhalne in Denmark. They made the fastest clear round in the jump-off.
Jenny Rankin stayed double clear in the 1.55m Grand Prix with VDL mar, taking 5th place. VDL Imar (Carrera) is out of the Elite mare Dumara (by Indoctro) and was bred by B. Agema.
Rock of Cashel (Bubalu x Cardento) became second in the 1.55m Grand Prix of Peelbergen with Tom Wachman. The son of Bubalu Rock of Cashel, also known as Icoon VDL, managed to stay double clear.
Jessica Burke wins sunday the 1.45m classes with the Dallas-daughter Inpulls. Beside Inpulls another Dallas-daughter was successful in Italy. Jiniki and Hans-Dieter Dreher became 5th in the 1.45m classes
The offspring of Cardento and Carrera all finish in the top 5.
Last sunday the only 10 years old Iliana (Cardento) took the 6th place in the Grand Prix of Madrid in the 1.60m. Another daughter of Cardento Heureuse Nouvelle WH wins the 1.50m in Belgium.
The offspring of Zirocco Blue is incomparable.
In the Grand Prix of Lier wins the son of Zirocco Blue. Zensation 2 jumped double clear in the 1.30M classes with Elisabeth Meyer in the saddle. Albert Klos is the breeder of Zensation 2. Johan Bergs was also successul with Lolita O....
A succesful start for Geir Gulliksen and his new horse Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco). They jumped a double clear round in the 1.45m Grand Prix of Drammen and finished in a fantastic 4th place.
The son of Cardento Dundas VDM ridden by Laura Penele wins the Grand Prix in Lack in the 1.45m classes. Dundas VDM is bron in Burgum, bred by T. Heechiem. Also Goldstar W (Grand Slam) won the 1.35m with Dawid Skiba. The son of Grand ...
Go to Blue (by Zirocco Blue) wins 1.50m Grand Prix in Johannesburg
The Dutch champions are honored this weekend.
Picobello Jasmine (Arezzo x Indoctro) ended 3rd in France in the 1.55m classes with Ugo Berrittella.
The son of Carrera jumped double clear in the Grand Prix of Riesenbeck with Harrie Wiering. They were more than 2 seconds faster as number 2 and left all the competition behind. In the final of the Youngster Tour were the spring-off ...
Hirado Blue (Zirocco Blue x Indorado x Corland) is afgelopen weekend derde geworden in de 1.45m Grand Prix van Temecula in Californië. Hirado Blue is een fokproduct van Angela Bijkerk en wordt gereden door Molly Talla.
Oceanco R.S. (Etoulon x Contact vd Heffink) became Champion of the ONNK (Open Dutch freejumping championship)
Glamour Girl (by Zirocco Blue) and Henrick von Eckermann, bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek, won three classes during the Global Champions Tour in Mexico City and Miami
CHEPSTOW - Helsinki VDL (Baltic VDL x Corland), sold at De Wolden Summer Sales 2019, won the 1.50m Grand Prix at the David Broome's Welsh Masters show in Chepstow (IRE) under Gemma Ellison (GBR).
WELLINGTON - Eleven-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by VDL Stud and Y. Walda of Wommels, finished second under rider Kent Farrington (USA) in the CSI3* Grand-Prix over 1.60m at Wellington (USA).
ST.TROPEZ-GRIMAUD -Julius D (Arezzo VDL x Emilion), under the saddle of Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA), won the CSI3* competition over 1.45m in St. Tropez (FRA).
LIER - The 10-year-old Ilypsho (VDL Zirocco Blue x Ircolando) won the CSIJ-A Grand Prix over 1.40m in Lier under Vic De Plecker (BEL).
GORLA MINORE - Kaphira (Corland x Clearway) and Wesley de Boer (NED) finished a fine fifth in the CSIOJ Grand Prix over 1.40m in Gorla Minore (ITA).
EXLOO - Jourdain VDL (Zapatero VDL) and Alex David Gill (GBR) finished fantastic fourth in the 1.45m Grand Prix of the Spring Equestrian Festival in Exloo (NED).
WELLINGTON - Davidson (Harley x Chin Chin) and Alex Matz (USA) won the $50,000 Helgstrand 1.50m National Grand Prix in Wellington with a double clear round and the fastest time of 38.758 seconds.
GORLA MINORE - VDL Helena van Perbeemd (Eldorado van de Zeshoek x Cardento 'Elite') and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) finished a fantastic fourth at the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Gorla Minore (ITA).
AREZZO - Outstanding results were achieved by VDL stud-bred Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) in Arezzo, Italy. In the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m, the combination took third prize.
COAPEXPAN - Gigi-Carmen (Bacardi VDL), under the saddle of John Perez Bohm (COL), claimed victory in CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Coapexpan (MEX). Third were Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland) and Manuel Gonzalez Dufrane.
ERMELO - At the finals of the KNHS indoor championships in Ermelo, Heureuse (Dakar VDL), ridden by Mandy Deurloo, captured the championship title in the 1.30m. Indy (Glasgow-w v/h Merelsnest) came third under Sylvia Holterman.
GORLA MINORE - G-Vingino-Blue (Zirocco Blue x Orame) and Skye Morssinkhof (NED) won the CSI1* 1.40m-competition in Gorla Minore (ITA).
AREZZO - Jaja (Zirocco Blue VDL), Inpulls (Dallas VDL) and Julius D (Arezzo) were not inferior to each other at the CSI3* competition in Arezzo (ITA): the complete trio ran off with victory, and Jaja even twice.
AREZZO - Imar (Carrera VDL x Indoctro), ridden by Jenny Rankin (IRE), finished a fine third in the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Arezzo (ITA).
LIER - Just Blue (Zirocco Blue x Ferro) and Daan van Geel (NED) claimed fourth place in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Lier (BEL).
MYAKKA CITY - Zita Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Baloubet du Rouet) and Hilary Mc Nerney (USA) finished a fine second in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of Myakka City (Florida, USA).
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Igor GPH (Harley VDL x Crawford 5), ridden by Kara Chad (CAN), took a fine third place in the CSI4* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP).
The much talented KWPN-approved stallion Mindset ES is sold to VDL Stud and stays maintained for the Dutch breeding. After the bronze medal at the Word Championship for young showjumpers in Lanaken last September the phone was constantl...
BEARS - On Saturday 1 April, from 13.00, our wonderful VDL Stallion Show will take place again. Although it is going to be a festive day, this time too we are raising money for a good cause. This year that charity is Team Friesland for Alpe
BEARS - During the VDL Stud stallion show, which takes place on Saturday 1 April 2023 from 1pm, a breeder's question will be answered for each stallion in a live Q&A session. You can send in your question about your favourite stallion now!
OCALA - Ivory TCS (Falaise de Muze x Ukato) and Daniel Coyle (IRE) took a fantastic second place in the Winter Spectacular XI 1.50m Grand Prix in Ocala (USA).
VERDEN - An average score of no less than 8.39 was Zinelord VDL's result at the sport test for approved stallions in Verden (DE).
LIER - Qastaar Castanoo (Hardrock Z x Cardento) won the CSIYH1* final of the seven- and eight-year-olds over 1.35-1.40m in Lier (BEL) under Jules Van Hoydonck (BEL).
LIER - Just the Way (Zirocco Blue VDL x Hemmingway) and Virginie Thonon (BEL) finished handsomely third in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Lier (BEL).
PARIS - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento 'Elite' x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) went fantastically clear twice at the CSI5* tournament in Paris (FRA). They finished tenth in the 1.60m Grand Prix and ninth in the 1.50m.
STAPHORST - Out of 100 participants, Yvonne Vaartjes' Nillandra (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest) was declared the most talented horse of the Morrenhof Jansen Young Horse Training. Nillandra was presented by Maxim Peeters.
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Equine America G Camille HBF (Zirocco Blue x San Patrignano Cassini), ridden by Karl Robbins GBR), secured second place in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera (ESP).
SAMORIN - Ibiza-D (Baltic VDL x Emilion) and Miloslav Prihoda (CZ) finished handsomely fifth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Samorin (SVK). Seventh place was for Jojo Jk Sr (Etoulon VDL x Cassini I) and Bronislav Chudyba (SLO).
'S-HERTOGENBOSCH - Comthago VDL and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished fifth at the CSI5* competition The Dutch Masters in 's-Hertogenbosch (NED). They also stayed clear in the exciting jump-off.
ZANGERSHEIDE - The four-year-old stallion Boston VDL (Baltic out of the Zirocco Blue mare Jeune Dame) has been approved for Studbook Zangersheide.
WELLINGTON - Ivory TCS (Falaise de Muze x Ukato) and Daniel Coyle (IRE) scored a fantastic victory in the CSI04* 1.60m Grand Prix in Wellington (USA).
OCALA - James Bond HX (Douglas VDL x Cash), ridden by Samantha Schaeffer (USA), won the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Ocala (USA).
BALKBRUG - Icarinda (Etoulon x Ukato) and Wesley de Boer (NED) won the 1.45m Grand Prix in Balkbrug. Icarina also stayed clear in the jump-off and set the fastest time.
STADL-PAURA - Nanthago R-E (Comthago VDL) emerged champion in Stadl-Paura in Austria during the two-day sport test.
DUBAI - Caramba 102 (Chin Chin x Aldato) won the CSI2* 1.45m Dubai Grand Prix under Moh'd Shafi Mohamed Alremeithi (UAE).
VALENCIA - Denis Z (Dakar VDL x Classido) took third place in the CSI2* Grand Prix in Valencia over 1.45m under Laura Roquet Puignero (ESP).
WELLINGTON - Gisborne VDL, the VDL Stud-bred son of Zirocco VDL, was fourth in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Wellington (USA). Under Daniel Coyle (IRE), Gisborne VDL jumped two fantastic clear rounds.
BESIEKIERZ RUDNY - Kad`or Impress (Impressive VDL x Global Express), owned by Martha Kwiatkowska (POL), was approved at the AES Stallion Grading in Besiekierz Rudny, Poland. Kad`or was among the top six stallions at this.
BEARS - Grand Slam VDL and Comthago VDL will start their breeding season a little later due to their sport careers: - Comthago is available after Indoor Brabant, from 13 March. - Grand Slam will be available after the Mexico City GCT, from
EXLOO - Lareusa S (Toulon) and Sander Naber won the Regional Championships Drenthe over 1.35m in Exloo. Lareusa S is owned by VDL Stud. In the 1.40m, Ofichem's Finn (Zirocco Blue VDL) and Weite Oldenziel won.
THERMAL - The 11-year-old, fast Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by VDL Stud and Y. Walda of Wommels, won the $226,000 CSI4* Grand Prix over 1.55m in Thermal (USA) under rider Kent Farrington (USA).
RIESENBECK - McAllister VDL (Inaico x Emilion) went three clear rounds at the CSIYH1* young horse classes for six- and seven-year-olds over 1.20m and 1.25m in Riesenbeck (GER).
SHARJAH - The CSI4*-W Nations Cup in Sharjah (UAE) delivered victory to the British team, with Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) under Joe Whitaker (GBR) and Imperial HBF (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest) ridden by Tim Gredley (GBR).
BORDEAUX - VDL Edgar M (Arezzo VDL) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) won the CSI5*-W World Cup competition over 1.60m in Bordeaux (FRA). With Grand Slam VDL, Zanotelli came fantastic second in the CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.60m.
Our top stallion was honoured as a Keur stallion at the KWPN Stallion approvals yesterday evening
An incredible day with our young stallions booking in some great results at the final of the stallion competition!
Grand Slam VDL jumps to an 8th place in the Grand Prix of Amsterdam and Comthago jumps clear in his 1.50m debut.
EXLOO - Oventa Kieni (Karaldo VDL) was the best jumping-bred mare at the IBOP in Exloo yesterday with 85 points. For technique, the NMK mare received a 9 and thus she was also declared Elite.
OLIVA - Hayden (Baltic VDL x Vaillant) and Eva Gautschi (SUI) won the CSI3* 1.40m competition in Oliva. Two clear rounds and a barracks time over a second faster than number two brought victory for the duo.
OCALA - Harold (Dallas VDL x Karandasj) and his Dutch rider Jelmer Hoekstra won the 1.40m WEC Futures Prix in Ocala, USA.
WELLINGTON - Gisborne VDL, the VDL Stud-bred son of Zirocco VDL x Goodtimes, was second in yesterday's CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Wellington (USA). Under Daniel Coyle (IRE), Gisborne VDL jumped two fantastic clear rounds.
ABU DHABI - Julius D (Arezzo VDL x Emilion), ridden by Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA), won the CSIO5*-NC MEast over 1.50m in Abu Dhabi (UAE). Julius also outclassed the other 58 competitors in the 1.45m.
ABU DHABI - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) won the CSI4*-W World Cup competition over 1.55m in Abu Dhabi.
BAZEL - Comthago VDL and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished clear in both the 1.40m and 1.45m classes at the CSI5* competition in Basel.
VECHTA - Premium stallion cat.no 21 (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest x Castino) fetched €140,000 at the Oldenburg International Elite Auction. This made the stallion the second most expensive jumper sold in the auction.
VECHTA - VDL Stud's three-year-old Zirocco Blue x Indorado x Stakkato stallion has been approved at the Oldenburg Equestrian Centre in Vechta (GER) for the Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International (OS).
Our horses were in shape during CSI Exloo, Jourdain VDL (by Zapatero) jumps to a 2nd place in the 1.45m Grand Prix and Louay Fortuna wins the 1.35m Grand Prix of Exloo. VDL Kelton (by Bubalu) won a 1.40m class.
OCALA - Karlotta CL (Baltic VDL) and Manuel Torres (CAN) won the 1.30m in Ocala, Florida (USA). Harold (Dallas VDL) and Jelmer Hoekstra (NED) also managed to win a 1.30m class.
WELLINGTON - VDL Stella (Cardento x Baloubet du Rouet), ridden by Hannah Hink (USA), finished seventh in the 1.45m High Amateur Jumper Classic competition in Wellington (USA) and second in the 1.40m High Amateur Jumper competition.
OPGLABBEEK - Comthago VDL is again showing great results in the sport. Under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA), Comthago vdl managed to take third place in his first CSI2* competition over 1.45m in Opglabbeek (BEL).
EXLOO - With a fine score of 84 points, Merlot VDL and Femke de Laat finished fourth in the Anemone Stallion Competition Class M.
EXLOO - Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos) delivered another great performance during the Blom Stallion Competition by winning the M class over 1.20m for the third time with his rider Iris Hakvoort
WELLINGTON - Ina (Durango VDL x Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) finished second in the 1.35m and third in the 1.40m under Shane Sweetnam (IRL) at the New Year's show in Wellington (USA).
MECHELEN - Hallilea (Zirocco Blue x Larome) and Lars Kersten (NED) were double clear in the CSI5*-W competition over 1.50m in Mechelen and took a stunning victory with a fast barracks time.