De Meern - Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos) delivered another great performance at the Blom Stallion Competition by winning the M class over 1.20m once again with his rider Iris Hakvoort.
TOLBERT - NMK mare Opyrusa H (Insider VDL x Hipyrusa H (Keur, IBOP-spr, Preferent) by Baltic VDL) from breeder Anne Jan Hazenberg of Opende (NED), scored 80 points for her IBOP exam in Tolbert.
LIER - Nitouche van het Hulstenhof (Dakar) won the CSI1* 1.30m Grand Prix in Lier (BEL) under Anna Szarzewski (FRA).
ELMSHORN - At the hybrid Holstein Winter Chance auction in Elmshorn, the most money was paid for five-year-old Kalima, a daughter of Brantzau. The talented mare came into the hands of her new owner for € 86,000,-.
RIESENBECK - Kallmar VDL (Carrera x Indorado) and Jur Vrieling (NED) were again unbeatable, winning the CSIYH1* for six- and seven-year-olds in Riesenbeck (GER).
THERMAL - Ten-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by VDL Stud and Y. Walda of Wommels (NED), finished second under rider Kent Farrington (USA) in the CSI5* MLSJ Grand Prix over 1.60m in Thermal (USA).
GENEVE - With two fantastic clear rounds, VDL Edgar M (Arezzo VDL x Marlon) under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) jumped to victory in the CSI5* competition over 1.60m in Geneva (SUI).
This week we went to the first round of the KWPN stallionapprovals and 13 of our young stallions were selected for the 2nd round.
WESTFALEN - Pat Legend K (Zenon x Chello x Nimmerdor), who was bred by P. Kamphof, Mastenbroek (NED), has been approved for the Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch.
SANTIAGO - Samurai (Zavall x Emilion) won the Chilean National Championship 1.40-1.45m under rider Ricardo Lüttecke.
LICHTENVOORDE - Inaico VDL and Alex David Gill (GBR) made a fine clear debut at the CSI2* show in Lichtenvoorde. The combination also stayed completely clear in the 1.30m and 1.40m classes.
VRAGENDER - The four-year-old Sambucci de Muze (Hunter's Scendro), ridden by VDL stable rider Luke Hill (GBR), finished a fine fourth in the GMB final for four-year-olds at Jumping De Achterhoek.
LA CORUÑA - Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek (BEL), with Henrick von Eckermann (SWE) in the saddle, won the CSI5*-W over 1.50m in La Coruña (ESP).
BARCELONA - Insigne S (VDL Douglas) won the CSI2* 1.45m-Grand Prix in Barcelona (ESP). Under Álvaro Gonzalez De Zarate Fernandez (ESP), the nine-year-old Insigne S stayed double clear in the fastest time.
VRAGENDER - Six-year-old Louay Fortuna (Cohinoor VDL x Zambesi), ridden by VDL stable rider Luke Hill (GBR), won the GMB final for 6/7-year-olds over 1.30m at Jumping De Achterhoek in outstanding fashion.
ROUEN - Iron Man 15 (Indoctro x Diamant de Semilly) and Annelies Vorsselmans (BEL) finished a fine fourth in the CSI4* Grand Prix over 1.55m in Rouen (FRA).
OPGLABBEEK - Imperial HBF (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest x Original VDL), ridden by Tim Gredley (GBR), finished sixth in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m at the Sentower Park show in Opglabbeek.
STOCKHOLM - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento 'Elite' x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) were fantastic runners-up twice in the 1.45m at the CSI4* show in Stockholm (SWE).
OLIVA - Igor GPH (Harley VDL), ridden by Kara Chad (CAN), finished a fine sixth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Oliva (ESP).
RIO DE JANEIRO - Princess de Revel (Cardento) under Doda de Miranda (BRA) won the FEI Jumping World Cup Grand Prix over 1.55m in Rio de Janeiro.
Pommerol de Muze placed 5th in a 1.40m class and Kelton jumped to a 5th place in his first 1.45m Grand Prix
Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos) with his rider Iris Hakvoort have added the GMB young horse competition in Lichtenvoorde to their names. With nearly a second to spare the combination took win. In the competitive jump off Luke ...
Expectation (Escamillo x Fürst Romancier) completed his 50-day test at Schlieckau with a final score of 8.13. For his character Expectation received an 8.75, a 9 for his canter and character and an 8.50 for his willingness to perf...
Merlot VDL (Bordeaux x Florencio) with his new rider Femke de Laat scored 83.8 in the M class finishing in 4th place. He recieved 8.9 for his trot and 8.7 for the harmony!
Our 3 year old stallion, a son of Glasgow, Olsen W VDL showed his scope and great way of jumping to the judges at the KPWN stallion test today recieving 82 points. Olsen is owned by VDL Stud together with breeder fam. K. van Weperen. ...
RIYADH - Zaccorado Blue (Zirocco Blue VDL x Acorado I) and David Will (GER) recorded a fine second place in the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Riyadh (KSA). In addition, they won the 1.45m.
LAS VEGAS - Ivory TCS (Falaise de Muze x Ukato) and Daniel Coyle (IRE) took a fantastic second place in the CSI4*-W 1.60m World Cup competition in Las Vegas (USA).
GORLA MINORE - In the CSI2* competition in Gorla Minore (ITA), Julius D (Arezzo VDL x Emilion), under the saddle of Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA), managed to claim victory in both the 1.35m and 1.40m classes.
STUTTGART - With nine-year-old Iliana (Cardento), Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) claimed fourth place in the CSI5*-W 1.60m World Cup competition in Stuttgart
MONTERREY - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland x Argentinus) finished fourth under Manuel Gonzalez Dufrane (MEX)e in the CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Monterrey, La Silla (MEX).
LIER - A great top five for the Grand Prix in Lier: Goldenstar (Bacardi VDL) and Abdel Saïd (BEL) were second, Shanroe Peeters (Dallas VDL) and Kevin Jochems (NED) third and Just the Way (VDL Zirocco Blue) and Virginie Thonon fourth.
WARSCHAU - Holle (Zirocco Blue x Heartbreaker) and Matas Petraitis (LIT) finished second in the CSI2*-W 1.50m World Cup competition in Warsaw (POL).
KRONENBERG - After a successful breeding season, Comthago VDL is again showing fantastic results in the sport. Under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, Comthago managed to take second place in the CSI1* Grand Prix over 1.35m in Kronenberg.
Last weekend the fantastic 4* show Jumping Indoor Maastricht took place. VDL offspring were once again in the limelight!
Another 4th place for Zirocco Blue son Eddie Blue, this time in the Lexington World Cup
4 offspring of VDL stallions in top 5
In the jumping mares group Limelight SPF (Arezzo x Orame) bred by Tracy Geller from Six Pound Farm became champion with the comment “She is a typical showjumper and enjoys jumping”. In equal second place was Douglas offsp...
Ridden by Fernando Martinez Sommer the son of Glasgow van 't Merelsnest jumped to a 5th place in the Longines FEI World Cup class in Verona. Placed 4th was the topmare by Cardento: Katanga v/h Dingeshof, ridden by Nicole Philipaerts
PASO ROBLES, CA - Cellar Farm Corp's KWPN gelding Natagho-w (Comthago x Nimmerdor), ridden by Kristin Joly (USA), won the Dutta Corp. USEA Young Event Horse West Coast Championships with 84.10 points.
LAHTI'S JOKIMAA - Descendants of Arezzo have won the free-jumping championships in Finland. In the two-year-olds, the mare Parezzo l' Camira won, while in the three-year-olds it was the stallion Hazarezzo.
UPPER MARLBORO - Eddie Blue (VDL Zirocco Blue) finished fantastic fourth under Devin Ryan (USA) in the CSI5* World Cup competition over 1.60m in Upper Malboro (USA).
VILAMOURA - The CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix of Vilamoura brought nice results for Icaterina (Durango VDL) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) and Hoselinde (Campbell VDL) with Ella Yunjing Wang (CHI) in the saddle. They finished fifth and sixth respectively.
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Kilkenny (Cardento x Guidam) and Cian O'Connor (IRE) shone again last weekend in the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP).
OLIVA - Imar (Carrera VDL x Indoctro), ridden by Jenny Rankin (IRE), finished a fine sixth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Oliva (ESP). Imar placed in the top ten of a Grand Prix no fewer than three times in October.
LYON - With two fantastic clear rounds, VDL Edgar M (Arezzo VDL x Marlon) under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) jumped to second place in the CSI5*-W World Cup competition over 1.60m in Lyon.
There were fine EPTM results for descendants of Harley VDL, Pommerol de Muze and Carrera VDL. Ordina HL (Harley VDL x Zirocco Blue VDL) (82.5pts) was directly declared elite and Oriante (Pommerol de Muze x Etoulon) provisionally keur.
TEMECULA - Ivaludine S (Dallas VDL x Indoctro) and Tina Yates (USA) convincingly won the 1.50m Grand Prix in Temecula (USA).
Villamoura - Nau-N (Grand Slam x Arezzo), under rider Hugo Carvalho (POR), became champion of the four-year-olds at the young horse championships in Portugal.
BEARS - Zirocco Blue made himself heard last week. Last week, there were fine Grand Prix results for a good number of Zirocco Blue VDL offspring: Fellow van 't Moerven, Joebon Blue, Zaccorado Blue and Hurricane VDL.
TRYON - Ten-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by VDL Stud and Y. Walda of Wommels, won the CSI3* $139,000 Grand Prix over 1.50m in Tryon (USA) under rider Kent Farrington (USA).
HELSINKI - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento (Elite) x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished a fine second in the CSI5* competition over 1.45m at the Helsinki International Horse Show in Finland.
DENEKAMP - The approved stallion Stargos VDL (Stakkato Gold x Conthargos) won the jumping for five-year-olds in the GMB competition in Denekamp (NED) under Iris Hakvoort (NED).
SONNEGA - The three-year-old mare Olisa (Comthago x Alicante), bred by Menko and Elsa Jongeling from Aduard , achieved a top score at the IBOP in Sonnega with a total of 86.5 points.
OLIVA - Imar (Carrera VDL x Indoctro), ridden by Jenny Rankin (IRE), finished a fine seventh in the CSI3* 1.50m Grand Prix in Oliva (ESP). Ninth were Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED).
ST.TROPEZ-GRIMAUD - In de CSI2* Grand Prix in St. Tropez (FRA) over 1.45m, imponeerde Iliade KDW Z (Indoctro x Brahmann St Simeon) onder Margaux Rocuet (FRA). De combinatie behaalde de derde notering.
SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO - Dagada des Grevis (Cardento X Heartbreaker) and Marcus Westergren (SWE) took a superb third place in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in San Giovanni in Marignano (ITA).
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Kilkenny (Cardento x Guidam) and Cian O'Connor (IRE) shone in the lead of the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP) this weekend. They won with two clear rounds and the fastest time.
ENSCHEDE - After a blood-curdlingly exciting competition, victory in Sunday's 51st edition of Military Boekelo went to Tim Price (NZ) with 10-year-old Happy Boy (Indoctro x Odermus R). The New Zealand team finished 2nd in the Nations Cup.
COAPEXPAN (MEX) - Ehrens (Cardento x Concorde) and Luciana Roberta Gonzalez Guerra (MEX) finished a fine fourth in CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix in Coapexpan.
WIENER NEUSTADT - Flick Flack (Baltic VDL) and Siegfried Schlemmer (AUT) finished a fine second in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Wiener Neustadt (AUT).
ST.TROPEZ-GRIMAUD - In the CSI2* Grand Prix in St. Tropez (FRA) over 1.45m, Hamrah van het Exelhof Z (Harley VDL x Cassini I) impressed under the saddle of Darragh Kenny (IRE). The combination finished handsomely third.
BIRMINGHAM - Inpulls (Dallas VDL x Indorado), under the saddle of Jessica Burke (IRL), claimed no less than three wins in Birmingham. The successful mare won the CSI3* competition over 1.60m and also won the 1.45m twice.
OLIVA NOVA - The 12-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) finished third in the CSI3* Grand-Prix over 1.50m in Oliva Nova (ESP). In the 1.45m classes, the successful combination came second and sixth.
AREZZO - The young horse championships for four-year-olds in Italy were won by Carredas (Carrera VDL) in the geldings and stallions and by Carezza (Arezzo VDL) in the mares.
Barton VDL (Bordeaux x Sir Donnerhall), under Vai Bruntink, managed to win the Z2 Dressage with almost 71%.
BARCELONA - Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland) and High Five (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest x Corland) won the Challenge Cup in the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final with the Mexican team.
OLIVA - Ici (Douglas x Lux Z) and Ben Maher (GBR) finished a fine fifth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Oliva. Sixth place in this Grand Prix was for Imar (Carrera VDL x Indoctro), ridden by Jenny Rankin (IRE).
After a successful start, we are happy to introduce you to the second group of the VDL Online Breeders Market!
CALEDON - There were some fine successes for Cardento offspring in Caledon (CAN). Dominka van de Lucashoeve (Cardento x Chin Chin) and rider Susan Horn (CAN) took second place in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m.
CANTELEU - The 12-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) finished third in the CSI3* Grand-Prix over 1.50m in Canteleu (FRA). In the 1.45m class, the successful combination finished fifth.
DEURNE - Hallilea (Zirocco Blue x Larome) and Lars Kersten (NED) were double clear in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Deurne, earning a superb second place.
NEW YORK - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento (Elite) x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished fantastic third with two clear rounds in the CSI5* - GCT/GCL Grand Prix over 1.55m in New York (USA).
Alex Gill qualifies with Lightfeet VDL, Kelton VDL and Midnight Express for the finals of the World Championship for young show jumpers in Lanaken coming Sunday.
Today the World Championships for 5-, 6- and 7-year-old showjumpers start in Lanaken on the showgrounds of the Zangersheide
BEARS - The 2022 breeding season is over, and we would like to draw your attention to the following issues, to get the breeding records complete and in order:
TRAVERSE CITY - Kamea DV (Arezzo VDL x Corradino) and Favourite U (Arezzo VDL x Ukato) both won 1.30m classes in Traverse City (USA). Ideal (Cardento) and Tanner Korotkin (USA) finished beautifully third in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix.
KRONENBERG - Grieg S (Indoctro x Kenwood), ridden by Niels Kersten, finished handsomely fifth in the Grand Prix of Kronenberg. Seventh was Fellow van 't Moerven (Zirocco Blue) under Pedro Junqueira Muylaert (BRA).
OPGLABBEEK - Kalvados Keros (Arezzo x Ideal de la Loge) and Belgian junior rider Seppe Wouters took victory in the CSI1* Grand Prix over 1.40m at the Sentower Park show in Opglabbeek.
Stargos VDL wins Outdoor Zuidwolde's 5-year-old class and Neelena VDL is 2nd in 4-year-old class
WARENDORF - The four-year-old stallions Babylon Berlin (Brantzau) and Nanthago (Comthago VDL) both performed excellently in the sport test for four-year-old stallions in Warendorf. Babylon Berlin achieved the average score of 8.31, Nathango
ST.TROPEZ-GRIMAUD - In the CSI3* competition in St. Tropez (FRA) over 1.50m, Julius D (Arezzo VDL x Emilion), impressed under the saddle of Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA). The eight-year-old gelding was bred by H. v. Dael, Kelpen-Oler (NED).
TRAVERSE CITY - Impossible Dream (Cardento) and Kelly Arani (USA) finished second in CSI3* Agero Grand Prix in Traverse City (USA). In Paso Robles, Dandy (Douglas) finished third under Matt Williams (AUS) in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix.
BONHEIDEN - Just the Way (VDL Zirocco Blue x Hemmingway) and Virginie Thonon (BEL) finished third in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m. Fourth was Nox Blue van de Hertogen (Zirocco Blue x Obsession B) with Ann Carton-Grootjans (BEL).
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BRIDGEHAMPTON - Eddie Blue (VDL Zirocco Blue) under Devin Ryan (USA) came a fantastic third in the CSI5* 1.55m-Grand Prix of Bridgehampton, NY (USA).
BARNADOWN (IRL) - Max The Outlaw (VDL Douglas) and Kevin Gallagher (IRE) finished second in the Irish Breeders Classic Final for five and six-year-olds. Fifth place went to another Douglas progeny, BS Tiësto, and Jack Geaney (IRL).
PUTTEN - Zinestar VW (Zinelord VDL) from Yvonne te Vaanholt and Raymond Wolthuis was declared General Champion of the national foal championship Eventing in Putten. Really one of the best foals I have ever seen in my life', said the jury.
ROME - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL) and Ben Maher (GBR) finished an excellent second in the CSI5* 1.60m-Grand Prix in Rome (ITA). Ebanking (Etoulon) and Adam Botham (GBR) won both CSI2* 1.40m-competitions in Rome.
The final of the Dutch Championship for 7-year-olds was won by Keep it Cool SSS (Zirocco Blue x Corland) and his rider Michael Greeve
Stargos VDL and Maximus VDL both jumped clear in the final of the 5-year-old Dutch Championship.
VDL Lightfeet and Alex Gill are the 6 year old Dutch Champions! The 6 year old Dutch championships dominated by VDL genes
In the 4-year-old final in Valkenswaard our stallion Neymar (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Darco) finished 9th
VALKENSWAARD - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento (Elite) x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) achieved a great victory in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Valkenswaard (NED).
LASTRUP - Glock's Novellist (Carrera VDL) and Gerco Schröder secured a fine fourth place in the CSI2* 1.45m-Grand Prix of Lastrup (DE). I'm Blue (Emilion x Indoctro) and Alexa Stais (CYP) won the CSI1* Grand Prix over 1.40m.
BRUSSELS - Catch me Not S (Cardento) and Peter Fredericson (SWE) won the CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Brussels (BEL) in a fantastic way. Just the Way (Zirocco Blue VDL) and Virginie Thonon (BEL) won the CSI2* Grand Prix.
OTTAWA - The 10-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by VDL Stud and Y. Walda from Wommels, won the CSI5* $215,000 Grand Prix over 1.55m in Ottawa (CAN) with rider Kent Farrington (USA).
ERMELO - Fiesta (Indoctro), ridden by only 14-year-old Laura Bakker, is after a blistering jump-off Dutch champion 1.10m jumping. La Rosso Lady SDH (Harley VDL) and Eva Oude Wolcherink became reserve champion in the 1.20m.
Inaico VDL and Alex David Gill jumped with a fantastic round in the jump-off to a nice 2nd place in the 1.40m Grand Prix of Jumping Tolbert.
IJSSELMUIDEN - Wonderful news about Sjieke Dame (Chatinue x Guidam) from breeder R. van Dijk: this filly won the title Best Jumping Foal of the IJsseldelta in IJsselmuiden. A Carrera x Indoctro foal placed 2nd and a Chopano x Bacardi 3rd.
TOLBERT - A magnificent day at Jumping Tolbert for Neymar VDL and Chopano VA: Neymar VDL won in the four-year-old class, while Chopano VA was unbeatable in the five-year-old class. Both young stallions are ridden by Suzanne Tepper.
VRAGENDER - Izzlineke (Dakar VDL) won the 1.45m Grand Prix in Vragender with Auke Feenstra. Icanto VDL (Kannan) and Alex David Gill finished third. With Liamant W Gill had three clear rounds in the 1.30m.
ERMELO - Ofichem's Finn (Zirocco Blue) and Weite Oldenziel achieved a fine third place in the 1.40m class during the Dutch Jumping Championships, or Hippiade. Gideon dls (Corland) and Hilde Veenstra came fifth.
DUBLIN - Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (NED) achieved a great result in their first ever Nations Cup competition at the CSIO5*-NC EUD1 in Dublin. The very talented combination finished fourth.
DUBLIN - Mendoza VDL, the stallion bred in 2017 by the VDL Stud out of the top mare B Dame VDL, finished fantastically third under Harry William Wood (GBR) at the Irish Championships for five-year-olds at the Dublin Horse Show.
Three offspring of our stallions participated in the individual final of the FEI World Jumping Championship
Various offspring of VDL stallions will start at the World Championship Spring in Herning, the competition starts today.
Cat Ninja (Zirocco Blue x Corland), the sister of our stallion Norton VDL won the 5* Grand Prix of Yvel in Canada.
Albert Zoer scores at the National Horseshow of Rijs in Harich with offspring of VDL stallions.
Sjrona T (Barton x Carlton Hill VDL) 5th in National Foal Championship of the dressage foals.
At the beautiful competition of Jan Tops in Valkenswaard, good results were achieved last weekend by offspring of our stallions
BEARS - During the WBFSH World Championship for International Young Breeders about 150 young breeders visited the VDL Stud, where they had the opportunity to make a top 5 for three-year-old mares and a top 3 for foals.
EXLOO - Storlande Gun (Harley VDL X Cavalier), bred by N.S.J. van de Gun from Spier (NED), galloped to absolute victory at the foal championship in Exloo.
RASTEDE - Dressage stallion Zenon VDL became reserve champion at the Oldenburg Landesturnier. Under rider Julia Watzek (GER), the eight-year-old black son of Glock's Zonik N.O.P. x Blue Hors Don Schufro scored 71.061%.
Championfilly of the KWPN foalshow at Terschuur was this lovely filly Sunita (Baltic x Corland), bred and owned by J. van Wessel from Zwartbroek
SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO - Harley's were on the winning side in Italy. Kanjer P (Harley x Orthos) and Steve Guerdat (SUI) won the 1.35m. Pretty Sarah (Harley VDL x Indorado) and Gabriele Bresciani (ITA) also won in the 1.35m.
CALEDON - Great successes for Cardento offspring in Caledon (CAN): Dominica van de Lucashoeve (Cardento x Chin Chin) and Susan Horn won the 1.45m. VDL Kyaklahoma (Carrera VDL x Emilion) won the 1.35m with Bianca Lafontaine.
KRONENBERG - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) won the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Kronenberg.
ZUIDWOLDE - During the exciting CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Zuidwolde, Incanto VDL (Kannan x Indoctro) and Alex David Gill were placed second. Also double clear and sixth were Igor GPH (Harley) and Amke Bekhuis.
HEERJANSDAM - Ornatella VDJ (Pommerol de Muze x Freeman VDL) has been declared Champion of the three-year-old mares in South Holland.
NIEUWLEUSEN - Silvester van de Marshoeve (Harley VDL x Zirocco Blue VDL) from breeder C.M. Mars-Koggel from Dalmsholte became reserve champion jumping foals during the Central Inspection of Overijssel.
VILLERS VICOMTE - Dakar (Douglas x Emilion) and Felicie Bertrand (FRA) came second in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Villers Vicomte (FRA). Dakar finished fourth in another 1.45m class.
OPGLABBEEK - Katinka van het Valenberghof (Corland x Montender) has won two 1.35m classes under Khaled Abdulrahman Almobty (KSA) during the CSI2* competition in Opglabbeek (BEL).
BISKUPIEC - There were good results last weekend in Biskupiec (POL) and La Coruña (ESP), with the descendants of Harley doing particularly well. High Boots D'ive Z (Harley VDL) and Julia Blaszczak (POL) won the 1.35m.
Out of a leading group of ten dressage foals, Alice Klimstra-Talsma's bred Sjrona T (Barton VDL x Carlton Hill) was elected champion.
Our stunning colt Springsteen VDL by Douglas out of our top mare Be Helena VDL became Champion of the jumping foals at the Central Foalshow of Friesland yesterday in Harich.
Six three year old mares were invited to the national mare test, Opra Rose VDL (Kallmar x Darco) recieved the highest points.
DE MORTEL - Oblesse (Zirocco Blue VDL x Corland), bred by Petra de Jong from Oosteind (NED), has become champion during the Central Inspection Brabant in De Mortel.
Comthago’s impressed among others in the 4-year-old competition at CSI Ommen
ZUIDENVELD - Storlande Gun (Harley VDL X Cavalier), bred by N.S.J. van de Gun from Spier (NED), was awarded the championship ribbon after the foal inspection in Zuidenveld.
Great results for our horses and stallions at the lovely show from the Schuttert family in Ommen.
VALKENSWAARD - Ivory TCS (Falaise de Muze x Ukato) and Daniel Coyle (IRE) achieved a fantastic third place in CSI4* 1.50m competition in Valkenswaard.
COURRIÈRE - Jonka-A (Cardento x Chin Chin) and Fanny Skalli (FRA) have won the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Courrière (BEL).
VALKENSWAARD - Shanroe Peeters (Dallas VDL x Condios) and Kevin Jochems finished third in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Valkenswaard (NED) with two clear rounds.
NISSE - The Central Inspection in Zeeland was a great success for the offspring of Etoulon, sire of the champion mare foal Serlima D, Hardrock Z, sire of reserve colt foal champion Storm, and Zapetero, sire of the 3-year-old mare champion.
AACHEN - Katanga vh Dingeshof (Cardento x Tornedo), ridden by Nicola Phillippaerts (BEL) came in fantastic third in the CSIO5* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Aachen (GER). VDL Cartello (Cartani x Lord) and Darragh Kenny (IRE) finished ninth.
BABOROWKO - Estoril Fortuna (Harley x Indoctro) and Dawid Kubiak (POL) have won the 2* Grand Prix over 1.45 in Baborowko, Poland. Guesssina (Zirocco Blue x Manhattan) and Philipp Schober (GER) won the 1.40m.
HARICH - The Frisian Jumping Championships were a great success for the VDL Stud: champions were descendants of Zirocco Blue VDL (1.00m), Arezzo VDL (1.30m), Harley VDL (1.35) and Corland (1.40m). There were even 5 reserve champions.
VLIERZELE (SINT-LIEVENS-HOUTEM) - Velina Van De Ultrahoeve (Grand Slam x Jetset-D) has won the yearling test for mares in Vlierzele (BEL), during the BWP Breeding Day South-East Flanders. Velina was bred by Noella van den Neucker.
PANNINGEN - Sabeaudette S (Carrera VDL x Orlando) has become champion of the KWPN foal inspection in Limburg. E. Schroembges (NED) bred the beautiful filly. Sabeaudette S can now also go to Ermelo for the National Foal Inspection.
PANNINGEN - OHLALA (Cohinoor VDL X Charisma), bred by Marion Janssen from Venray, achieved the beautiful score of 80 points during the Central Inspection of Limburg. In addition, the three -year -old mare was declared Star.
DEAUVILLE - AREZZO- offspring made a good deal of hearing last week. For example, I Know (Arezzo x Hors La Loi II), ridden by Andreas Schou (DEN), the CSIO3* Grand Prix over 1.50m in Deauville (FRA).
Rotterdam -Icoon VDL (Bubalu x Cardento) and Hessel Hoekstra (Ned) have achieved a beautiful ninth place in the CSIO 5* 1.60m -Grand Prix of Rotterdam (Ned).
CALGARY, SPRUCE MEADOWS - Fabrice DN (Emilion x Baloubet du Rouet) and Matthew Sampson (GBR) have won the CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Spruce Meadows (CAN) in a fantastic way. Fabrice DN is bred by D. Noordhuis in Wijster (NED).
RIESENBECK - Kamalia End (VDL Zirocco Blue x Orame) and Eoin McMahon (IRE) have won the CSIYH1* over 1.30m for six- and seven-year-olds in Riesenbeck (DE). Zarano 3 (VDL Zirocco Blue x Calato Z) and Philipp Battermann (DE) finished 4th .
GORLA MINORE - Ireland VDL (Zapatero VDL x Indorado), the nine-year-old gelding bred by the VDL Stud out of the mare Anolivia VDL (Indorado x Nimmerdor), became 5th with Massimo Grossato (ITA) in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix in Gorla Minore.
COMPIÈGNE - Lipton (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest x Arezzo VDL), ridden by Jules Orsolini (FRA), has won the young horse class for 5- and 6-year-olds over 1.30 in Compiègne, France. In the 1.25 class, the combination finished second.
Offspring of Carrera and Zirocco Blue winning at Stockholm this past weekend
DRAMMEN - Excellent results have been achieved by the VDL stud bred Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) in Drammen, Norway. In the 1.45 class the combination achieved a nice second place twice.
TRAVSERSE CITY - Hollerno (Baltic x Ahorn) and Peter Lutz (USA) came very well second in the CSI3* 1.50m-Grand Prix of Traverse City (USA). Fantasy BB (Cardento X Indorado) and Jonathan Mcrea (USA) finished eighth without merit.
BALVE - Cartoon 42 (VDL Cardento x Concorde) and Marcel Marschall (DE) achieved a fantastic second place in the CSI2*Grand Prix over 1.45m in Balve (GER).
PEDRAS SALGADAS - Kilate N (Etoulon VDL) and Hugo Carvalho (POR) finished fourth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of Pedras Salgadas (POR). It is remarkable that Kilate N, of the 49 starts since 2020, won no less than 37!!! prizes.
Top results during CSI Twente for our horses and for descendants of our stallions
SAN REMO - Ireland VDL (Zapatero VDL x Indorado), the homebred, nine-year-old gelding from the mare Anolivia VDL (Indorado x Nimmerdor), has won the CSI2* 1.45m-Grand Prix in San Remo (ITA) under rider Massimo Grossato (ITA).
Baltic-son Leone Jei contributes to Switzerland's victory in the Nations Cup of St. Gallen with a double clear round
Many ribbons for Zirocco Blue-offspring
ZUIDWOLDE - G-Vingino-Blue (Zirocco Blue x Orame) and Skye Morssinkhof (NED) have won the CSIOY NC-Y 1.45m Grand Prix of Outdoor De Wolden in Zuidwolde (NED). Chivas AP Z (Cardento x Indoctro) and Jenny Krogsæter (NOR) were fifth.
CANNES - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL x Concorde) and Ben Maher (GBR) came third in the CSI5* €300,000 1.60m Grand Prix in Cannes (FRA). High Five (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest x Corland) and Fernando Martinez Sommer (MEX) were fifth.
VANCOUVER-LANGLEY - the ten-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by the VDL Stud and Y. Walda from Wommels, won the CSI05* $235,000 Grand Prix over 1.60m in Vancouver-Langley under rider Kent Farrington (USA).
ZUIDWOLDE - Its A Katosca Again (Zirocco Blue x Indoctro) has won the CSI1* 1.35m Grand Prix of Hippisch de Wolden in Zuidwolde (NED) under Pim Mulder. Maximus Quantum Leap (Carrera VDL x Indoctro) won in the five and six year olds.
LISBON - Fame (Harley VDL x Investment), ridden by Richard Howley (IRL), has won the CSIO3* competition over 1.50m in Lisbon. Geste van de Vitha (Zirocco Blue VDL x Quite Easy I) and Bart Clarys (BEL) also won a 1.50m class.
ST. TROPEZ - GRIMAUD - The successful mare Farah (Arezzo) finished in fourth place with Kim Emmen (NED) in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in St. Tropez - Grimaud (FRA).
OPGLABBEEK - Narcotique van het Dingenshof (Harley VDL), ridden by Gieorgia Tame (GBR), has won the CSI3* competition over 1.50m in Opglabbeek.
ST. TROPEZ - Isa Tella (Etoulon), ridden by Charlotte Barbey (SUI), achieved a fantastic second place in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of St.Tropez (FRA).
BRATISLAVA - Juventus M (Douglas x Lux Z) and Matej Marcok (SVK) won both the 1.25 and 1.30m classes during the CSI1* competition in Bratislava (SVK). Joebon Blue (Zirocco Blue x Colander) under Michaela Jeskova (Svk ) the 1.35m.
NEW YORK, NORTH SALEM NY - Eddie Blue (Zirocco Blue) and Devin Ryan (USA) finished third in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix of New York. Skara Glen's Machu Picchu (Silverstone), ridden by Paul O'Shea, was fourth.
MADRID - The unbelievable has happened: VDL Edgar M (Arezzo) and Cartello (Cartani) VDL finished second in the CSI5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Madrid. Both remained double clear and completed the jump-off in exactly 39.91 seconds.
KRONENBERG - Fancy Roos VDL (Baltic VDL x Goodtimes) and Alex David Gill have won the final of the CSI2* Medium Tour over 1.45m. This shows once again that Baltic was not declared Preferent for nothing this year.
DRONTEN - The five-year-old Brantzau descendant Brannon of breeders Tjerk Jan and Kelly Dijkstra-Short from Gorredijk, yielded no less than € 39,000 in the Sport Horse Auction Dronten. The gelding will soon leave for the USA.
DEURNE - Candy Holiday (Cardento) and Loewie Joppen (NED) secured second place in the CSI1* Grand Prix over 1.35m in Deurne (NED).
SAMORIN - Maerle (Glasgow v/h Merelsnest x Veron) has won the CSIYH1* Young Horse Class over 1.20m in Samorin (SVK) under the saddle of Norbert Schuman (ROU).
OPGLABBEEK - A fine Grand Prix result for Givenchi (Zirocco Blue x Indoctro) and Samuel Hutton (GBR), who won this competition fantastically.
LA BAULE - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento (Elite) x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) did a fantastic clear round in the CSIO5* competition over 1.60m in La Baule (FRA).
RIESENBECK - Kallmar VDL (Carrera x Indorado) and Jur Vrieling (NED) were again unbeatable and won the final of the Youngster Cup for six- and seven-year-olds in Riesenbeck (GER).
BRUMMEN - Myrtebellie W (Arezzo) has received the title of 'most talented show jumper' during the final of the first edition of the Gelderland Young Horse Training.
DELFT - Guan 't Kruisveld (Glasgow van 't Merelsnest x Arko III), owned by Remco Ruijzing, has won the Geert Meursing Trophy at Manege de Prinsenstad in Delft during the VWF Jumping.
Nick T (Arezzo x Cantos) became champion of the four to seven year old show jumpers during the Open North Dutch Championship Free Jumping (ONNK).
CHEPSTOW - Ebanking (Etoulon x Sheraton) and Adam Botham (GBR) have won the CSI2* 1.40m competition in Chepstow (GBR). Creevyquinn Pearl (Cardento VDL x Corland), ridden by Anthony Condon (IRL), was third.
BOGUSLAWICE - Ivita (Harley VDL x Corland) and Kristupas Petraitis (LTU) came in second in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Boguslawice (POL).
ST. TROPEZ - GRIMAUD - Heureuse Nouvelle WH (VDL Cardento x Indoctro) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished second in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix of St. Tropez - Grimaud (FRA)
MAUBEUGE - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) finished sixth in the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix of Maubeuge (FRA).
MEXICO CITY - Zilton SL Z (Zirocco Blue VDL x Indoctro) and Michael Duffy (IRE) finished third in the CSI5* Grand Prix of Mexico City. VDL Cartello won the CSI5* competition over 1.45m with his Irish rider Darragh Kenny.
Baltic Joy (Baltic x Tenerife x Drossan) highest points in Münster-Handorf. Met een gemiddelde scoren van een 8,57 was Baltic Joy de topper van de dag! Zo kreeg hij een...
Two Zirocco Blue-offspring in top 5 Dutch Jumping Championship
Ermelo - The 4-year-old Now It's Good (Harley VDL x Namelus R) achieved a total score of 80 point during her EPTM test in Ermelo. Now It's Good received a 8,5 for reflexes, De jeugdige merrie viel op door haar reflex...
ST. TROPEZ - In the French town of St. Tropez, VDL Edgar M (Arezzo x Marlon) under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) finished fantastically third in the 5* Grand Prix over 1.60m.
MIAMI - Greatest Boy (Carrera VDL x Great Pleasure) and Tobias Meyer (GER) finished in fourth place in the CSI5* Grand Prix over 1.60m in Miami (USA). Greatest Boy was bred by the Arnoe family from Nispen (NED).
WELLINGTON - the ten-year-old Orafina (For Fashion x Canturo), bred by the VDL Stud and Y. Walda from Wommels, has won the CSI3* Grand-Prix over 1.60m of Wellington (USA) under rider Kent Farrington (USA).
WELLINGTON - Inajottie (Carrera x Indoctro) ridden by James Billington (GBR) has won the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.40m in Wellington (USA) with two clear rounds and a fast time in the jump-off.
NISSE - The three-year-old Pomerol (Pommerol de Muze) managed to achieve a total score of 32.8 points during the free jumping in Nisse. Pomerol received an 8.6 for talent and an 8.5 for technique.
IJSSELMUIDEN - The five-year-old mare Milithya (Etoulon VDL x Indoctro), bred by G. de Wit from Dronten, achieved a top score with a total of 86.5 points at the IBOP in IJsselmuiden.
LEIPZIG - C Vier 2 (Cardento) finished sixth in the World Cup final in Leipzig (GER). Grand Slam VDL (Cardento) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) rode a fantastic clear round in the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m and finished tenth.
ST. TROPEZ - In St. Tropez, France, Glamour Girl (Zirocco Blue x Caletto I), bred by Stoeterij Gaesbeek, and ridden by Henrick von Eckermann (SWE), won the CSI3* Grand Prix over 1.50m.
LANAKEN - Mademoiselle-A (Corland x Cardento), ridden by Jodie Hall McAteer (GBR), finished fifth in the CSI1* 1.45m Grand Prix in Lanaken (BEL).
KRONENBERG - Zeppe Blue (Zirocco Blue) has claimed the victory in the CSI1* Grand Prix over 1.45m under Leon Thijssen (NED). His half-brother Zeppelin Blue finished sixth in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m with Sanne Thijssen.
BONHEIDEN - The twelve-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) have won the CSI2* Grand-Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden (BEL). The combination finished eighth in the 1.45m.
BEARS - Last Saturday our well-attended VDL Stallion Show took place. Although it was a beautiful day, we certainly didn't want to forget those who are having a hard time in Ukraine. The proceeds from the collection held were great.
ERMELO - The KNHS Dutch Jumping Championships brought great successes to offspring of our stallions. The top 3 results can be found here.
BEARS - Next April 2, our VDL Stallion Show with the public will finally take place again. Although it will be a festive day, we do not want to forget those who are having a very difficult time in Ukraine. We're having a fundraiser.
WELLINGTON - Naomi van het Keizershof (Cardento x For Pleasure) and Jessica Springsteen achieved a wonderful second place in the 1.45m in Wellington, Florida. Grand Prix.
BONHEIDEN - Geste van de Vitha (Zirocco Blue VDL x Quite Easy I) and Bart Clarys (BEL) finished third in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Bonheiden (BEL). In another 1.45m class, the successful combination even became first.
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Another fine result for our eleven-year-old stallion Davenport VDL (Diamant de Semilly x Indoctro). With his rider Laura Klaphake he came second in the CSI4* 1.50m competition in Vejer de la Frontera (ESP).
LUTTENBERG - There were good Ibop results for offspring of Arezzo, Jardonnay and Quasimodo van de Molendreef. Myrtebellie W (Arezzo VDL) and Nicolette Maverick S (Jardonnay VDL x Baltic VDL) were declared ster, keur and elite themselves.
COAPEXPAN (MEX) - Ehrens (Cardento x Concorde) and Luciana Roberta Gonzalez Guerra (MEX) won the CSIO5* 1.60m Grand Prix in Coapexpan. Hortensia van de Leeuwerk (Corland x Argentinus) has claimed victory under Manuel Gonz
GORLA MINORE - The CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Gorla Minore (ITA) resulted in a beautiful fourth place for Fleur Sinaa-A (Cardento x Indorado) and Paul Estermann (SUI).
LIER - Hulahupe JR (Bubalu VDL x Indoctro) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) achieved a fine sixth place in the 1.45m Grand Prix in Lier (BEL).
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA - Top results for our 11-year-old stallion Davenport VDL (Diamant de Semilly x Indoctro). With his rider Laura Klaphake he finished 9th in the CSI4* 1.55m Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera (ESP).
Our horses achieved top results in the Mediterranean Equestrian Spring Tour 3 of Oliva in Spain. Our stallion Comthago VDL became 2nd in the Silver Tour Grand Prix at 1.40m level. Our own bred Icoon VDL, which we own together with Stal...
VERDEN - An average score of no less than 8.5 was the result of Zinelord VDL's second sports test in Verden (DE).
LÖNINGEN - Odelia (Kallmar VDL x Cornet Obolensky) has won the Hasetaler Freispringchampionat for three-year-olds in Löningen (DE). Odlia was bred by Pedro Trommelen from Oosteind (NL).
GORLA MINORE - Little Pony (Cohinoor VDL x Emilion) again won a young horse class over 1.25m in Gorla Minore in Italy.
'S HERTOGENBOSCH - Grand Slam VDL (Cardento (Elite) x Heartbreaker) and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) drove a fantastic clear round in the CSI5* Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix over 1.60m in 's Hertogenbosch (NED).
STRÖMSHOLM - Newton VDL and Ontario ES VDL were approved by the Swedish Studbook (SWB).
Top results for our 11-year-old stallion Davenport VDL (Diamant de Semilly x Indoctro). He and his rider Laura Klaphake were honored as the winner of the 1.45m Grand Prix in Vejer de la Frontera
GORLA MINORE - Little Pony (Cohinoor VDL x Emilion) won a young horse class over 1.25m in Gorla Minore in Italy.
OCALA - Hudson (Arezzo VDL x Contender) took fourth place under Amanda Flint in the 1.40m Grand Prix in Ocala (USA). Jaws de Longchamps (Zirocco Blue x Chin Chin) and Kathie Leverick (USA) finished second in the 1.30m class.
ELLINGTON - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL x Concorde) and Ben Maher (GBR) achieved a wonderful third place in the Grand Prix over 1.60m in Wellington (USA).
LIVE OAK - Gisborne VDL, the son of Zirocco VDL x Goodtimes bred by the VDL Stud, became sixth in the World Cup competition in Live Oak, USA yesterday. Gisborne VDL jumped a fantastic clear round under Hyde Mofatt (CAN).
A son of Brantzau was honored as champion of the Brandenburger stallionapprovals at Neustadt-Dosse
WELLINGTON - It's almost here! The WEF Sporthorse auction starts tonight in Wellington. You can follow the auction of the fourteen show jumpers live and participate in the bidding! Start is at 7:00 PM. EST, which is 1 a.m. Dutch time.
Carrera offspring prove themselves again
WELLINGTON - Faltic HB (Baltic VDL x Concorde) and Ben Maher (GBR) achieved a wonderful second place in the Grand Prix over 1.60m in Wellington (USA).
KRAKOW - The twelve-year-old mare Fliere Fluiter (Zirocco Blue x Animo) and Jack Ansems (NED) have won the CSI3* Worldcup Grand Prix over 1.55m in Krakow. Zirocco Air (Zirocco Blue x Con Air) and Mateusz Tyszko (POL) won the 1.30m.
SHARJAH - The Nations Cup in Sharjah (UAE) resulted in a nice second place for BBS McGregor (Cardento) and Jack Ryan (IRE).
KEYSOE - Icaterina (Durango VDL x Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve) and Joe Whitaker (GBR) have won the CSI2* Grand Prix in Keysoe over 1.45m.
OLIVA - Geste van de Vitha (Zirocco Blue VDL x Quite Easy I) and Bart Clarys (BEL) finished sixth in the CSI2* Grand Prix over 1.45m in Oliva (ESP).
Our stallion Comthago has recently started training with Marlon Zanotelli and immediately took the win at their competition debut
The 5-year-old Maximus (Glasgow van 't Merelnest x Carolus II) was one of the top sellers in the Youhorse.auction sale.
Ocala - Hudson (by Arezzo VDL) and Irvington VDL (by Dallas VDL) placed in the $50.000 Grand Prix
Once again we have 4 stallions entering the KWPN Stallion Approval
Wellington FL - Two son's of harley VDL placed in the 1.35m class. 4th Jesmond VDL and 5th Indygo Solier B, both sold in the WEF Sport Horse Auction Wellington FL USA.
Opglabbeek - Just Special (by Falaise de Muze) wins the 1.35m class and Floor (by Zirocco Blue VDL) also took a victory in the 1.30m class.
Poland - Son of Etoulon VDL placed 4th in the 2* 1.40m
Homebred Liberty VDL placed 2nd in a 1.20m class