Mondiego, Luckybird, Gregory and Ernesto from the Van Olst Sales Collection…

Only 4 more days until the Van Olst Sales online auction starts. Bidding is open from Friday 5 June; on Monday 8 June at 8 pm the horses are taken in turn. Gertjan van Olst is pleased to present a number of horses from this first collection.

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His name says it all: Mondiego, descends from Diego, who is competing in the Big Tour. He impressed at the DWB gala show early this year. His offspring stand out under saddle because of their super attitude and three good gaits. His first year is now at Z2 / ZZ-L level.


“Mondiego can also be said to give the rider a very nice feeling, even though he is only three years old,” says Gertjan van Olst. “The big black gelding stands out with its good model, appealing eye, good technique and a very quiet support under the saddle.”

German sports tribe

Mondiego’s maternal line goes back through Stedinger and Florestan to a rock-solid German sport stock from which various striking sport horses and approved stallions come from. Many greats from German sport horse breeding can be seen in the pedigree of Mondiego.

NRPS approved Gegory

Gregory is an NRPS approved stallion. This four-year-old son of George Clooney was the convincing performance champion of his vintage. With his rich front and above average basic gaits, he will be a striking appearance in the dressage ring.

George Clooney

Sire George Clooney lives up to his pedigree: he performed great in the PAVO Cup and in the stallion competition. He scored over 70% in the Small Tour and now masters all Grand Prix exercises. He also seems to break through as a father horse, with in his first year the striking mare Kidman (ds. Lord Leatherdale), who was entered in the studbook with no less than 90 points for the trot, the winner of the VWF Prinsenstad Keano (also ds Lord Leatherdale) and two designated sons for Den Bosch.

Van Olst combination

“Gregory was bred here from the Lord Leatherdale mare Hortensia V from the proven combination with Negro. Through German breeding legend Sandro Hit, the dam’s line goes back to the well-known strain of Don Schufro. Performance breeding at its best! ”, Gertjan believes.

Eyecatcher Luckybird

“Luckybird gives every rider a smile on his face!” Says Gertjan. “He is cheerful and energetic, has a lot of enthusiasm and striking technique. It is also very beautiful. ”

Everdale son

His sire Everdale is starting to become a great name in sport – for example, he achieved sky high in the World Cup circuit with Lottie Fry – and breeding, with not only three KWPN-approved sons, but also several standout Pavo Cup sons and daughters and mares that stand out in the eptm or ibop tests.

Strong maternal line

Luckybird’s mother, To Sydney elite sport, ran in the finals of the National Mare Inspection as a three-year-old and successfully completed Z2 dressage, after which she was fully used for breeding. Grandfather Metall is a son of the strong inheriting Ferro who in turn is the father of Negro.


Ernesto is the only five-year-old in this first collection. Just like Luckybird, he is an Everdale son. Ernesto is a promise for the future.

Brilliant career

This five-year-old big black also has a bright career in sports. He has three excellent basic gaits and a very functional exterior.

Predicate tribe

Ernesto’s mother is the Tuschinski daughter Andette elite. Her mother is preferent and performance and goes back to the Voltaire son Equador. Several successful horses from this dam line are active at national level.

Are you interested in one of these young dressage budding buddies or in one of the six other horses in this collection? Register now so that you can bid from June 5!