Zandarinn bred by A Veenstra was imported from Holland in
November 2006. She is an elegant modern framed KWPN mare by
the Scandinavian bred dressage stallion "Watermill Scandic".
In 2008 Zandarinn was awarded Ster status with the Scottish
Sports Horse surprisingly not based purely on the quality
of her paces as one would expect being a daughter of the international
Dressage Stallion "Scandic" but on the basis of
her exceptional jumping talent. Her top score of 87.5% was
awarded for technique and suitability as a show jumper.
Zandarinn has produced two palomino fillies by McJonnas,
the frst premium filly "Dzandarinna" and her full
sister "Solaris Ezanndra"
retained as a future broodmare to carry on the strength of
her mare line in our breeding program. Her 2010 coloured colt
foal by "Solaris Buenno" was sold to the Czech Republic
along with his dam.
Watermill Scandic was approved by the KWPN and Zandarinn
is very much the image of her sire. Her damline is from a
line of proven breeding stock that have consistently produced
successful sport horses and have been highly rewarded with
stud book predicates.
Zandarinns dam, Lactharinn by No Ski (Nininsky x Nijinsky
xx), holds the Keur predicate. Cietherin by Ulft holds the
Keur Preferent predicate, Victharin by the TB stallion Apple
King xx and Itharin are both prestatie mares.
A good number of upper level sport horses descend from the
merrielijn 171 including the approved stallion Sauvage Diamant,
"Vedet" by OOseven ridden by Cynthia Pronk, the
International Grand Prix Dressage horse Bon Aparte by Sultan,
the Grand Prix Showjumper Ultimo by Goodtimes, Pytharr, Ethar,
Hatharin and Zithar are all advanced dressage horses.
Zandarinns sire, the KWPN-approved stallion Scandic currently
holds 3rd position in the individual WBFSH dressage horse
rankings 2011. He boasts novel lineage for a dressage horse
with ancestors such Castro Calypso I, Landgraf I and Michelangelo
grand sire of Laura Bechtolsheimer's Mistral Hojris. Both
Scandic's sire, Solos Carex, and his dams sire, Amiral, represented
their countries in dressage at the Olympics. Scandic's great-granddam,
Eljenohve, is also the dam of Billy Twomey’s top show
(Palomino filly Ezanndra by McJonnas)
After Scandic won the KWPN stallion competition two years
in a row then achieved numerous victories at ZZ-light level
and excelled at ZZ-advanced level, his new Swedish rider Patrik
Kittel began competing him in the Small Tour in 2008. The
combination's first show was in Münster, in January 2008,
where they immediately placed second in the Prix St. Georges
and Intermediaire I. At the KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch,
Scandic and Kittel were a sensation. Their success continued
in Zwolle where Scandic was awarded the title International
Stallion Show Promising Stallion.
In May of that year, Scandic made his Grand Prix debut in
Mannheim. In 2009, his impressive performance continued with,
among others, wins in Falsterbo and Lingen. Scandic has performed
consistently, finishing fifth in the World Cup final in Den
Bosch and placing second twice in the World Cup qualifier
in Göteborg. In the Grand Prix Freestyle at the FEI European
Dressage Championships 2011 in Rotterdam, Scandic claimed
the Bronze medal with a score of 83.429. In 2012 Scandic represented
Sweden at the London 2012 Olympic Games placing 14th under
Patrick Kittel. The winner of the Sheerwater & Hickstead
Six Year Old Dressage Championship, ridden by Rebecca Hughes,
"Classic Annette Ballerina" is a daughter of Scandic
out of a Jazz x Vincent mare. APPEL D'AMOUR is fast approaching
Prix St Georges at the age of seven and he also has one International
Eventing son An Angel Instead.
Solos Carex currently holds 12th Postition WBFSH
Dressage Sire Rankings 20. Swedish Grand Prix rider Tinne
Vilhelmson-Silfven officially retired her 2008 Olympic team
horse Solos Carex at the Göteborg International Horse
Show in Sweden in 2010. The Danish warmblood born in 1993,
licensed as a breeding stallion completed his stallion performance
test in 1996 placing first in dressage (8.22 points) and second
in show jumping (7.34 points). He won the Danish breeder's
trophy in 1998 and Nordic Dressage Championship in 1999. Under
Vilhelmson, Carex competed at his first international Grand
Prix Championship in 2002 at the World Equestrian Games in
Jerez, Spain, the duo competed for Sweden at the 2006 World
Equestrian Games, the 2007 European Championships (team bronze)
and the 2008 Olympic Games placing 12th individually.
Castro: Calypso I x Landgraf
Born in 1973 Calypso I was the first of five full siblings
to be approved with the Hostein Stud Book. A son of the most
influencial sires of Holstein, the Selle Francais stallion
Cor De La Bryere (Rantzau XX X Lurioso) and the mare Tabelle
(Heissporn x Lorentin). Tabelle also produced the licensed
son Congress by Consul and two state premium mares, Heidi
and Tibres. Calypso I was sire to no less than 14 approved
Holstein sons including Castro sire of the State premium mare
Elfenlicht dam of Paul Schokemohles Rosario by Rubinstein
and Grand Prix dressage stallion Solos Carex.
The most successfull of the Calypso I sons in in sport was
Cabinet III who competed with success at Grand Prix winning
100000 DM with R Schroeder in show jumping, and Commodore
who gained success at International Grand Prix Dressage, ridden
by W. Aigner, who together gained winnings in excess of 75000
DM. Other successfull progeny include Calypsa 126, Camaro
21, Carossa, Cascadeur 3 and Caspar in show jumping, Campeche
2, Caprice 46, and Chagall 26 in dressage and Cannon V in
eventing. Among the 47 state premium mares Zinnia remained
the most successfull claiming the Holstein State Champion
title and champion of the elite show-Elmshom in 1988, with
further success as class winner at the national show in 1990
in Verden. Younger sibling Calypso II is sire of yet another
progenitor of International show jumpers Contender.
Amiral made his Grand Prix dressage debut in 1995 under
Kyra Kyrklund. They placed 11th individually at the European
Championships in Luxembourg and competed at the 1996 Olympics
in Atlanta. He went on to the Sydney Olympic Games with Peter
Markne. Amiral also competed in the Göteborg International
Horse Show 2001 and finished 4th and 5th in the invitational
In his first breeding year, his sons the champion stallion
in Neumünster Kennedy and Guy Laroche were approved.
Michelangelo's son Michelino, bred in the Netherlands, had
already been nominated elite stallion in Denmark due to the
success of his offspring in the sport. Laura Bechtolsheimer's
"Mistral Horis" is by Michelino. The winning stallion
1998 Monteverdi descended from Michelangelo's dam Miami. In
the same year he supplied the Trakehner winner mare in the
Netherlands. More than 13 approved sons make Michelangelo
world-wide one of the most sought after Trakehner hereditors.
A descendant of the thoroughbred Nijinsky his sons and daughters
have good sport horse results. The son Nurajev was approved
by the NRPS.
Approved by the KWPN in 1981, Ulft was awarded excellent
scores of 9 for ridability and temperament although it was
noted at times that he could be a little head strong. Ulft
also excelled in jumping with an overall mark of 8.5. The
most notable of his offspring was the black stallion "Olympic
Ferro" who competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted
the Dutch team in achieving a team silver medal. In 2011,
the line bred stallion "Uthopia" by "Metal"
by Ferro, (Ulft x Ramiro) out "Odelia" (Inspekteur
x Ulft) ridden by Carl Hester rode the British team into Gold
Medal position in Rotterdam at the European Championships
with an individual silver in the Grand Prix and was a member
of Team GB at the London Olympics 2012.
Ulft's sire, the Selle Francais stallion "Le Mexico"
was awarded a 10 for jumping at the KWPN stallion approvals,
Ulft's dam sire was yet another of the most far reaching and
influencial KWPN stallions "Farn", sire of the legendary
"Nimmerdor" that features prominently in our breeding
Pericles was an English bred Thoroughbred that stood at stud
in the Netherlands from 1976 until his death in 1987. He was
one of very few Thoroughbreds like Lucky Boy to achieve Preferent
status. Pericles did some racing and competed in Open Jumpers
later in his career. His offspring made excellent sport horses.
He was best known as being a progenitor of dressage horses.
He is the maternal grandsire of the legendary stallion Ulft.
The Perciles xx daughter "Wominka" is found in the
damline of "Moorland's Totilas" but also the dam
sire of the Ster Pref Prestatie mare "Tina" which
produced the KWPN's only licensed coloured stallion "Samber".