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.
The American Cathleen Driscoll managed to win the 1.45m class with the Zirocco Blue-son James Blue. Icarus (by Douglas) was also successful in Lexington.
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.
The plans have changed. The idea was that Grand Slam would be available by fresh semen in May and June this year, it has now been decided to also focus 100% on the sport during the breeding season. Grand Slam is competed at the highest ...
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).
Our own homebred Harwich VDL (Arezzo x Darco) became today the winner of the CS4* 1.55m Grand Prix of Arezzo in Italy under Marlon Modolo Zanotelli.
BEARS - Last Saturday was VDL Stud's annual stallion show. Besides showing the very best stallions, VDL Stud also wanted to do something to help others.
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.
You will find the full program below as PDF, so you can download or print it.
On the 1st of April 2023 we, the VDL Stud in Bears, the Netherlands, will open our doors once again and welcome breeders and enthusiasts from all over the world to see the fantastic collection of stallions.
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 - 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
Next Thursday, March 2, we are organizing the 11th edition of the WEF Sporthorse Auction together with Wellington International. For this auction, 15 5 to 8-year-old sport horses have been selected and flown to America. Today it is tim...
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.
NEUMÜNSTER - Zuccero (Zirocco Blue VDL) and Rolf-Göran Brengtsson (SWE) won the CSI3* 1.60m Grand Prix in Neumünster (GER). But the 11-year-old Zuccero was not the only Zirocco Blue offspring to make himself heard.
SJARJAH - There were big successes for Arezzo offspring last weekend. Notable were the results in Sharjah (UAE), where Julius D (Arezzo VDL x Emilion), under the saddle of Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA), impressed again.
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).
The show will be held on April 1st, at the location of the VDL Stud in Bears and starts at 13.00 Dutch time (CET, GMT +1). The VDL stallion show is a show of circa 2,5 hours where the stallion collection of 2023 will be shown. The st...
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!
11 young stallions received an invitation for the KWPN Stalliontest.
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.
Under Marlon Zanotelli, our own and homebred Harwich VDL jumped to a nice 2nd place in the 1.50m class.
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.