KWPN Dressage Champion Foal Scotland 2011 Solaris Gracieux
A stunning colt foal by our KWPN Ster stallion Amoureux out
of the KWPN (SSH Ster) mare Velita by Goodtimes x Ulft. A
colt with extravagent paces and an abundance of power in his
trot, light footed and changes canter leads easily, beautifully
marked this handsome colt is destined for a career in dressage.
Purchased in utero by a client in the USA.
His sire "Amoureux" has consitently won young horse
qualifiers with scores of 78-80% having qualified for Badmington
Young Dressage Horse Of The Future, Sheerwater Potential International
Dressage Horse, the Sheetwater British National Young Dressage
Horse both as a five and six year old under International
Grand Prix Dressage Rider Michel Assouline, with a Double
win at Sheepgate Premiere League in the Hickstead Young Horse
Qualifier and Medium SOQ75 and a finalist in the Sheerwater
6YO Championship. The duo also qualified for the Regional
Championships placing ninth in the most difficult of the medium
tests M75 with just a years training under saddle and with
very little competition experience.
Saros Van T'Gestelhof
Sired by the Belgian approved dual purpose stallion Saros
Van 'T Gestelhof, a son of G Ramiro Z out of a Pik Koenig
x Wendekries mare, Saros sired the Belgium champion foal 2003
and currently has an exterior index of 188 earning him elite
status at the young age of seven. He had obtained over 50
victories from the age of 4 – 7 with 17 wins at Prix
st Georges, placing 4th at the World Championships
in Verden in the six year old class. Other wins include the
Belgian 4, 5 and six year old Dressage Champion title. Saros'
progeny are equally as talented in jumping as they are in
dressage. Saros's sire is the famous G Ramiro Z who competed
in classes of 2.20m and perhaps most renown as sire of the
famous Olympic gold medallist Ratina Z out of the famous Holstein
mare Heureka Z. This combination of German bloodlines has
conistantly proven to be a winning combination.
Erle (Pik Koenig x Wendkreis)
Saros's dam, "Erle", carries "elite"
status, claiming the National Champion mare titles in 1983
1984 & 1985 and mother to a number of dressage horses,
"Le Primo" who won several victories ZII LRV with
Louis Van Gestel and the Bronze medal Belgian Championship
with Leen Cools. "Pancho" - Belgian vice champion
4 year old ridden by Els Michiels, Bronze medal Swiss championship,
Rianta, with several victories Z2 LRV with Wilfried Mondelaers
& "Ultra", an elite mare. Erle also proved herself
in competition with successful results up to S level.
Pik Koenig /Pik As / Wendekreis
Erle's sire Pik Koenig a top hereditary transmitter of show-jumpers,
some of whose progeny managed to jump into the higher spheres
of dressage, sired 19 Approved sons including Pik Bube I II
& III, 242 main studbok mares, 22 State Premium mares
with a sports index overall of 129, dressage 126, jumping
131. Pik Konigs' Thoroughbred sire "Pik As" (1949)
was most reknown for his ability as a sire passing on his
beautiful movement and great jumping ability. He Stood at
Celle 1953-1969 a genetic transmitter with a lot of potential
he sired world class showjumpers & 4 approved sons, in
1981 ranked #13 as German sire of competition horses. Erle's
dam sire "Wendekreis" adds once again the combination
of both jumping and dressage genes to an already illustrious
Krack C has no less than nine licensed sons with the KWPN
studbook, two in Germany and one with the NRPS. Krack C is
thought by many to be maybe the best dressage horse progenitor
in Europe. He is the Ambassador of both The Netherlands Dressage
Sport and The Netherlands Dressage Horse Breeding. Alongside
his results in breeding he has a great amount of sporting
success himself ridden by Anky van Grunsven. Known for his
flamboyant moving mechanism and his rideability, Krack C impressed
many KWPN breeders and became their main choice, placing him
in the top ten of most used breeding stallions.
Born in 1987 in Germany. Bred by H.C. Albertsen from Behrendorf,
Germany, the bay stallion was by the Holsteiner Lacapo out
of Texas (Carneval x Lorenz). As a 3-year old he went to Holland
for the licensing and became one of the best performers at
the 1990 KWPN Stallion Performance Test, especially excelling
in show jumping. Flemmingh became a top producer of successful
international sport horses. Alongside Anky van Grunsven's
Grand Prix horse Krack C, Edward Gal's former medal winning
horse Lingh and the current Pan American gold medallist Regent
(under American Christopher Hickey) were sired by Flemmingh.
Imported from Holland Velita was awarded the Ster predicate
at the SSH gradings with excellent marks for movement. Her
trot is well above average with a very good walk. She also
received a good mark for conformation. Her damline has produced
a good number of ster and keur mares. Velita's grand dam Zita
by president was also successful at medium level dressage
prior to producing five ster mares. Her daughters Felita and
Ruby by Krack C have also produced excellent sport horses
and successful horses both in EMPT tests and at the KWPN Keurings.
Goodtimes has influenced the world of International Dressage.
His son, Lucky Times, was Champion of the PAVO Cup twice and
is now successfully competing and winning at Grand Prix. Kennet
W was the 2006 Reserve Champion of the Dutch Young Riders
and the winner of the Team Gold Medal at the European Championship
for Young Riders. Goodtimes is also the damsire of the dressage
stallion, VDL Prestige, and is listed in the USDF Dressage
Sires via his Horse of the Year offspring. Goodtimes is known
to produces offspring with good movement, lots of carrying
power from behind, good jump, and beautiful types. Goodtimes
has sired multiple approved sons, including Kalusha, Kenwood,
Timeless, Londontimes and Sydney.
Walk 7.5, Trot 7.5, Canter 8.5, Free jumping 8.5, show jumping
9, cross country 9, character 9, stable behaviour 9, training
report 9. He was 1st place out of 24 stallions at the stallion
Approved by the KWPN in 1981 he 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 (pictured
left) "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.
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
Stud Book Status:
|Amoureux Ster IBOP
||Saros Van T'Gestelhof
|Ruby Ster pref
|Zita Keur Pref
|Velita SSH Ster
|Zigeunerin keur pref
|Felita Ster Pref
Amoureux Dressage at Hickstead CDI3*/5* 2011 6YO Young Horse
VDL Goodtimes by Nimmerdor
KWPN Mare Velita (SSH Ster) Goodtimes x Ulft