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VDL Adagio II has a striking appearance, a spectacular coloured coat derived from the sabino genetic and a feathery light movement. He is one of the most exciting new stallion prospects to make his stud debut in the UK for 2010 and represents the Internationally acclaimed VDL Studвemier sire, the ⥦erent?awarded Indoctro.
Adagio II has already been very successful in BSJA classes and is fully Licensed by the AES studbook. He is a young stallion prospect that is highly interesting for breeding and sport. A rarity anywhere in the UK, he is primarily bred for show-jumping and his full documented KWPN pedigree aptly displays the best of these credits.
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Adagio II competed with great success in 3yr old loose jumping competitions abroad (see photos below) before being purchased by us as an unbroken 4yr old. He shows plenty of scope and is extremely careful and has competed very successfully in novice BSJA classes up to Newcomers, he won a class on his second outing. He will be aimed at age classes in 2010.
Adagio II impressed at his AES grading and was one of only two 4yr olds to be awarded the Licensed status – an excellent achievement for a young stallion.
Adagio is by the Internationally acclaimed VDL Stud’s Premier sire, the “Preferent” awarded Indoctro. His sabino gene comes from his mother, the Sport Predicate awarded mare Mea who descends from the kwpn fokfamilie 1745. Mea is by the approved kwpn stallion Horatio out of the approved breeding mare Trea (Joost x Markies) who has also produced, in combination with Samber, several Z2 dressage horses as well as another Z level showjumper.
Indoctro belongs to the top 10 of World’s best stallions. All over the world his offspring are competing at the highest level.
In the 2008 Olympic Games there were three of his offspring selected: VDL Orestus for Guatemala, Don Porfirio for Mexico and Picolien Zeldenrust for Brazil. His offspring have also won many Grand Prix and World Cups: Black Ice: winner Grand Prix Washington, California and 4th in the Canadian Championships, Casadora: winner of a CN Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows, Grand Prix Lexington and World Cup Jacksonville, Don Porfirio: winner Grand Prix Jalapa, Nadia: winner Challenge Cup Wellington, Maddock: winner Grand Prix Vejer de la Frontera, Tempo la Escondida: 2nd in Mexican Championship and 4th in Grand Prix Canada. Other famous jumpers are Youp: winner Grand Prix Palm Beach, Grand Prix Tampa and a Derby in Calgary, Nassau: winner Grand Prix Gelderland, 3rd at the European Championship and 2nd at the Dutch Championship, Orame: 3rd Grand Prix of Amsterdam and winner Grand Prix Culpeper, Picolien Zeldenrust: winner WC Halton Place, Nike: final Olympic Games Athens, 2nd Grand Prix Valkenswaard and 3rd Grand Prix Arezzo, VDL Masserati: winner Derby of Valkenswaard, 2nd Fidelity Grand Prix and 7th in Derby of Hamburg. Other high placed jumpers are: VDL Rocker, Mustique, Patrick, VDL Orestus, Owaola, Sheraton, Sr. Doctro, Tolinda, Little Lefanie, Indret del Masset, Richelle, Refallo, Valerie, etc.
Championships for young horses have been dominated by offspring of Indoctro. Last year the World Championship for the 6 years old jumpers in Lanaken was won by Vedor and Ubalia became the new World Champion of the 7 year old jumpers. The horse El On AF Ostra Hult won the Scandinavian Championship for 6 year old jumpers. Rotterdam won in Brazil the Free jumping Championship for 3 year old jumpers and Queviana 3K became Brazilian Champion of the 4 year old jumpers.
By the great Ramiro (see below) out of the mare Cassara (Jasper x L’Espoir) Horatio was approved by the kwpn before being sold to the USA where he combined a successful showjumping & stud career. He has sired several good international jumpers including Kenzo, Niktoe, Schaffier & the 2000 YR European Championship horse Landman.
Horatio descends from the well respected kwpn Nomia-stam, merrielijn 54, fokfamilie 13 which has produced numerous approved stallions including; Montecristo (El Corona); Astrello (Casantos); Rockefeller (Solaris xx); Pilot (Hoogheid), Balder (Nuriel); Ilias (Amor); Urgent (Pasha) & Orpheus (Solaris xx).
This mother line is also responsible for a high number of international showjumping horses such as Rolls Royce (Concorde); Morning Star (Damocles); Santos (Concorde); Terrific VB (Marlon); Jashar (Emillion); Storm VB (Grandeur); Virgin Express (Carthago) & Udo VB (No Limit).
The Nomia line has also produced the grand prix dressage horses Ampere (Amagun) who competed at the 1984 Olympic Games with Jo Rutten, Flambo (Kaiserstern xx) and Orpheus (Solaris xx).
Ramiro was labelled "Stallion of the Century". His dam was an internationally famous showjumper and he himself was tremendously successful in competition with many wins in Nations Cups, Puissance and international Grand Prix competitions. He was the top stallion of his performance year (1969) and was declared Horse of the Year at Jumping Amsterdam in 1992.
He was one of the two foundation sires of the famous Zangersheide stud and has been responsible for no less than 107 graded stallion sons (57 of them graded in Germany) and 49 international showjumpers who gave him a 2nd position in the WBFSH listings as sire of international showjumpers world-wide during the period 1991- 2000, with 1st position being awarded to him for 1996. His progeny winnings to date are over DM 4,175,000 and his best-known offspring are probably the fabulous showjumping mare Ratina Z, and the showjumping stallion full brother groups Robin I Z and Robin II Z, Royal Z I and Royal Z II, and Rebel Z I, Rebel Z II and Rebel Z III, all of whom helped him to a record BLUP index of 171 in 1995. Many of his other sons, such as Raphael, Rasso and Ronald are also sires of international showjumpers in their own right and other stallions from this line include Dramiro and Maximillian Saluut (both well-known in the UK). Ramiro also has four international dressage horses to his name, including Lectron and the USA-based stallion Rampal and his many stallion sons such as Report II, Rex Fritz and Ribot have also sired a number of top dressage horses too.
The KWPN preferent stallion Joost was a top progenitor of show jumpers and was ranked highly on the index, his showjumping BLUP is currently a very impressive 148. He had many international offspring including the approved stallions Hay Guy, Palfrenier, Ommen, VIP, Osta Carpets Carrera, Attentz B, Satchmo, Jongger II, and Germus R. Joost was by Consul (Cottage Son) out of an Anblick xx dam, two of Holsteins most important foundation sires.