We recently wrote an article on this website about the home-bred horses of Van Olst Horses. But some horses that are now in the spotlight were not yet mentioned in this article.
Don Joe, the son of Diego out of the Lord Leatherdale x Almox Prints bred mare Cinderella, recently made his Grand Prix debut and scored 73% in his second appearance at this level! At 9 years old, he is still young for this level, but under the saddle of Charlotte Fry he is already making a very good impression.
The next horse is Niro’s Enjoy, a large dark brown son of the German foundation stallion De Niro, here combined with the mare Enjoy who descends from Lord Leatherdale x Negro. During the NAF Dressage Talent Berlicum he won the class for 4-year-old dressage horses with a total score of 189 points. Guest rider Marten Luiten gave him the ultimate 10!
Below is the article we previously published:
Van Olst Horses also breeds a few foals every year. Did you know that the mare Iris, who won the Prix St Georges class in Someren last weekend ridden by Anouk Ivits, was also bred by Van Olst Horses? This daughter of Lord Leatherdale is bred out of the Negro x Monaco mare Eternal Flame who is a full sister of Elegance. Under Beatriz Ferrer Salat, he took part in the Tokyo Olympics and the European Dressage Championships in Hagen last year.
Another full sister of Eternal Flame and Elegance is the Small Tour mare Doortje Subtilia.
The next full sister of these 3 horses is the mother of no less than three NRPS approved stallions: Evegro (by Everdale) is ready to compete in the Prix st. Georges and recently purchased by Lotje Schoots, Irvin (by Inspire) is the second son and the third son is Everest (by Especial). Everest recently passed his performance test with a very good score and previously won the KWPN Young Dressage Talents for three-year-olds in Oosteinde with a 10 for his canter. Everest will be available to breeders via fresh semen this year.
Nalegro descends from a completely different line. Nalegro is the Painted Black son who has just been approved by the KWPN with no less than 85 points. What is special about this stallion is that he was bred out of the full sister of the most successful dressage horse ever: Valegro. Olympic medals, medals at World Cups and European Championships and winner of the World Cup final. He has won everything there is to win under Charlotte Dujardin.
But it is not only dressage that is bred. Gertjan’s ‘old’ love, the breeding of jumping horses, is also being practiced. During the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, the class for 7 year olds was won by Kadansa B under Sabrina Lefebvre. Kadansa B was bred by Van Olst Horses and Thomas Bezouw out of the Carthino Z x Animo mare Didansa. Didansa is a full sister of the Grand Prix show jumper Cigo B.