With the arrival of Chatinue, VDL Stud has acquired an exclusive Grand Prix stallion for breeding. Chatinue himself jumped at 1.60m level representing Mexico and is a son of world-class sire Chacco Blue. In addition, Chatinue is the half-brother of Darragh Kenny's former top stallion Balou du Reventon and the foundation sire Balou du Rouet.
Sire Chacco Blue has been leading the WBFSH ranking for showjumping stallions for several years and distinguishes himself by offspring with unlimited scope and a winner’s mentality. Some famous Chacco Blue offspring are Explosion W (Ben Maher), Chalou (Emanuele Gaudiano), Calisto Blue (Daniel Deusser), Chaqui Z (Shane Sweetnam) and Blue Movie (Rowan Willis).
Chatinue's dam Georgia can be considered one of the leading broodmares of this moment. Her son Balou du Rouet is a foundation sire with many approved sons and offspring at the highest level, while another son, Balou du Reventon, ridden by Darragh Kenny, became one of world's most successful showjumpers. Many other direct offspring, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Georgia competed at international level. Chatinue's direct damline produced several famous showjumpers and breeding stallions, including Lord Sandro DDH (Bart Bles), Corlida (Nicolas Dello Joio), Vertical Limit (Taizo Sugitani), Cabriolet (Jur Vrieling), and Cassius (Luciana Diniz & Keean White).
In his sport career Chatinue was mainly ridden by Mexican riders. The Chacco Blue son jumped up to Grand Prix level ridden by Mario Onate and Salvador Onate and was later successful with both Luis Alejandro Plascencia and Nicolas Pizarro. Ridden by Plascencia, Chatinue also jumped in the CSI5* competitions of Spruce Meadows, Calgary in 2019.
With his brilliant pedigree, extra jumping talent and performances at the highest level, Chatinue is a very valuable addition to VDL Stud's stallion string.
Chatinue: Son of Chacco Blue, half-brother of Balou du Rouet & Balou du Reventon.
Our stallion Chatinue VDL carries the WFFS gene. This is Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome.
Which is a genetic defect but which does not bother him himself. The chance that offspring can be born with this is extremely small. This small chance only exists if the mare you want to inseminate with him is also a carrier. If you breed a foal that demonstrably dies of the consequences of WFFS in the first year of life (by submitting a medical report by the University of Veterinary Medicine Utrecht / Ghent or a similar institute), VDL Semen Sales BV guarantees you a one-off compensation up to a maximum of € 10,000, regardless of whether you have suffered multiple costs and / or damage. The compensation will only be paid to the breeder who bought and paid for Chatinue's semen at VDL Semen Sales BV.
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