The day after!

Superlatives are not enough for the very impressive Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale out of Thuja pref by Negro) who again showed his best side tonight under Charlotte Fry. With a difference of about 1.2%, the gold went to the KWPN stallion, the final score was 82.508%.

The sky is the limit
She still can’t believe it, but 26-year-old Charlotte Fry has just become world champion. “I sat on him for the first time when he was six. I had never been on such a horse before, the sky really felt like the limit then and it still does. As a seven-year-old he won gold at the World Championships, which was already fantastic. Even then I knew he was a real show twink, he loves all the attention. Then we started working towards the Grand Prix and he just keeps getting better and stronger. He really is a horse in a million, and I am so looking forward to the future. This is only his first championship and there is still so much to improve on. When you think about it, it’s almost a little scary that a horse this fantastic has the potential for even more.”

Tuesday is a rest day, after which the closing Freestyle will be held on Wednesday. Lottie will ride her new Freestyle “Best of Britain” where the greatest hits in British history come together in an amazing choreography.

Below an overview of photos of this great moment and the winning test can be viewed here:

photos: Jon Stroud, Lilly Forado,, Digishots


Franka Loos to Van Olst Horses

Den Hout – The successful Dutch rider Franka Loos started working at Van Olst Horses in Den Hout on the 1stof March.
Van Olst Horses is no stranger to Franka. Previously, Franka had been a permanent stable rider in Den Hout for over 2.5 years and was successful with the stallions Giovanni, George Clooney and Crosby.
In the past 2 years, Franka was successful as an independent rider with Las Vegas, among others, with which she won the Pavo Cup twice and the stallion competition twice. The combination also scored very high in the final at the World Championships in Verden.
Franka’s first public appearance at Van Olst Horses started well. With the stallion Niro’s Enjoy she won the class for four-year-old dressage horses in Berlicum. She is now also a combination with the KWPN stallion and performance topper Nalegro and expectations for the future are high.
Besides fellow stable rider Lottie Fry, who rides under the English flag, Franka Loos will try to defend the Dutch flag at Van Olst Horses.

Photo: Nalegro

Other Van Olst breeding products do well in sport as well

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.

Charlotte Fry scores at subtop Den Dungen: “A lot of quality”

In the combined Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I class in Den Dungen, Charlotte Fry took home two prizes on Wednesday. The second place with Especial (by Everdale) and a fifth place with Jackson (by Everdale). The class was won by Chantal Nijpjes and her horse Golden Girl (by Uphill) with 71.47%. Third was Jessica Leijser who rode Kashmir (by Glamourdale) to 69.93%. Tom Verhoeven and Honey D’Or (by Chippendale) were fourth with 69.71%.

Spectacular trot

The second prize was for Charlotte’s Intermediaire I test, which was rewarded with 70.29% “Especial had a very good test. The entire part in trot was really a highlight, he went through it very nicely. At the start of the canter he got a little hot, but luckily I was able to calm him down a bit, after which he did very nice pirouettes.” says the rider.


Charlotte’s Prix St. Georges test was good for 68.28%. “Jackson is still quite green and inexperienced. It was even his first ever show, so he thought it was all a bit exciting. He is a mega talented horse and there were really nice parts in the test.”

Grand Prix quality

“They are both offspring of Everdale and I really love his offspring. They have a fantastic mentality and the quality to become Grand Prix horses. This Saturday I will start again with Jackson in Nieuw en Sint Joosland. He has seen very little, so it is now important to gain a lot of experience. I want to take Especial a few times with me to international competitions in the Small Tour this season.”

Source: Hoefslag

photo: Especial (DigiShots)

The London International Horse Show 2021

The weeks before Christmas are traditionally the week of the London International Horse Show. Held at a different location this year due to a renovation of ‘Olympia’.

The organization has done everything it can to bring ‘Xcel’ into the Christmas spirit as in other years and they succeeded.

Together with Dark Legend and groom Steven Caley, Charlotte Fry traveled to London to participate at this show in her “own” Great Britain. The short Grand Prix was held on Thursday morning, in which 15 combinations started. Dark Legend put down one his best tests of the season with unfortunately a minor miscommunication on the AC line. Dark Legend thought he was done after the piaffe, but because of the new test, had to show one more passage. Lottie was able to recover this effortlessly with a top score of 74.526% as a result.

Later in the day there was a big surprise for Lottie. Since ‘London’ is the last competition of the year in England, British Equestrian often takes the opportunity to award various prizes. For example, each year the “Raymond Brooks Memorial Trophy Award” is presented to the rider of 25 years or younger who has shown the most potential for future success in the past year in the disciplines of dressage, jumping or eventing. Many now famous riders have won this price before, such as Charlotte Dujardin, Scott Brash and Ben Maher.

Friday was all about the Freestyle. To the tunes of “Let me take you dancing” the couple danced very harmoniously through the arena. Dark Legend was on, was excited and did its very best. With a top score of 81.945%, the couple left the arena to loud cheers from the massive crowd. In the final standings they only had to leave Charlotte Dujardin in front of them and were therefore able finish this special competition with a second place in the Freestyle to music.

Photo: Jon Stroud

2021, a fantastic year for Everdale!

2021 was a very successful year for Van Olst Horses. Lottie achieved wonderful results with different horses. The results she achieved with Everdale, bred by Piet Kluytmans, were exceptionally good. The combination got selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July, and came home with a beautiful team bronze medal. Then there were the European Championships in Hagen, where the combination managed to score no fewer than three PRs. In the end, Lottie and Everdale finished fifth here in a strong field of competitors, and there was team silver for Great Britain! Everdale is now in eighth place in the FEI Dressage World Ranking. A fantastic achievement!

But not only Everdale himself was successful this year. His offspring also did very well in sport. The first offspring of Everdale are now competing at Small Tour level:

Inclusive (Everdale x Uptown) & Charlotte Fry, Small Tour, bred by R. Enting

Especial (Everdale x Vivaldi) & Charlotte Fry, Small Tour, bred by C.J.J. van Bavel

Imhotep (Everdale x Vivaldi) & Charlotte Dujardin, Small Tour, bred by T. Huizing

Idwinaretto (Everdale x Johnson) & Hubert Jankowski, Small Tour, bred by P. Dolfsma

Inverness (Everdale x Johnson) & Brecht d’Hoore, Small Tour, bred by Y.M.M. van Maasacker

Inspire (Everdale x Don Romantic) & Brecht d’Hoore, Small Tour, bred by Carmeliet-Leybaert

Joey v.d. Fuik (Everdale x Pion) & Dominique Filion, Small Tour, bred by MTS Stal de Fuik

I am Sam RS2 (Everdale x Krack C) & Seth Boschman, Small Tour, bred by K. Retera

Inxs van de Wolfshoeve (Everdale x Rousseau) & Ali Potasky, Small Tour, bred by J.A.M van der Horst-Meeus

Inferno (Everdale x Trento B) & Quinty Vossers, Small Tour, bred by J. Gloudemans

Imposant (Everdale x Contango) & Laurens van Liere, Small Tour, bred by G.H. de Vries-Teeuwen

Jerrydale (Everdale x Havidoff) & Sophie Taylor, Small Tour, bred by I.M.C. Schel-Schippers

Ilionne (Everdale x Hotline) & Julia Lee Barton, Small Tour, bred by D. Pigmans-Schouten

Irintha (Everdale x Tenerife VDL) & Ali Potasky, Small Tour, bred by R. van Erp

Inspiration (Everdale x Calido I) & Marije de Lange, Small Tour, bred by M.R. Hanswijk en L. Hanswijk-Bingley

Ikke (Everdale x Unaniem) & Viktorie Kudelova, Small Tour, bred by A. van Kemenade

Ilias v/h Trichelhof (Everdale x Negro) & Evy de Haan, Lichte Tour, gefokt door R. Bries

Jarina des Vallées (Everdale x Sandro Hit) & Barbara Clement Klinger, Small Tour, bred by H.B.G. Holleman-Hilderink

Jackpot (Everdale x Jazz) & Jeroen Devroe, Small Tour, bred by J. Groenendijk

Jillz (Everdale x Florencio) & Nicole de Leeuw, Small Tour, bred by J. Andre and J. Janssen


Just Me (Everdale x Riverman) & Romee Driessen, ZZ-zwaar, bred by H.A.M. van den Bogaard

Infinity Win T (Everdale x Jazz) & Roy First, ZZ-zwaar, bred by A.M.T Toonen Arts

It’s Easy (Everdale x Havel) & Marieta Doornwaard, ZZ-zwaar, bred by L. Lub

Everian L (Everdale x Hochadel) & Anna Kasprzak, ZZ-zwaar, bred by K. Bundgaard


There are also many upcoming talents, such as:

Jackpot v/h Trichelhof (Everdale x Negro) & Kebie van der Heijden, bred by R. Bries

Evergreen (Everdale x Don Havidoff) & Lisa Müller

Jackson (Everdale x Negro) & Charlotte Fry, bred by Van Olst Horses

Evegro (Everdale x Negro) & Lotje Schoots, bred by Van Olst Horses

Iondale (Everdale x Donnerhall) & Martha Jobling-Purser, bred by H.A.B. Hutten

Jemima LH (Everdale x Don Gregory) & Marten Luiten, bred by R.J. Lickley

Jacatra’s Roos (Everdale x TCN Partout) & Patrick van der Meer, bred by stal Jacatra

Kalypso Mansolein (Everdale x Leonardo Da Vinci) & Sarah di Bella, bred by stoeterij Mansolein

Kajool (Everdale x Vivaldi) & Jan Zamec, bred by J. Vloet

Kingsdale (Everdale x Negro) & Kirsten Beckers, bred by Van Olst Horses

Join me de Massa (Everdale x Rieto) & Eric Guardia Martinez, bred by M. Sylvain Massa

Jacobus (Everdale x Pacific) & Severo Jurado Lopez, bred by L. Reijnierse


We would like to congratulate the breeders, owners and riders of these horses with the results achieved!

Kjento nominated for the title KWPN Horse of the Year 2021!

Will Kjento follow into the steps of Glamourdale, KWPN Horse of the Year 2020?

This year again, three dressage horses have been nominated for the title of KWPN Horse of the Year. Kjento owes his nomination to his fantastic performance at the World Championships for young dressage horses in Verden last summer, where he became world champion in the six-year-olds class, together with Charlotte Fry. Kjento is a descendant of Negro x Jazz, and bred by A.J. van Os.

Click here to vote!

Evegro sold to Lotje Schoots

Recently Lotje Schoots bought the black stallion Evegro.

Evegro is a 7-year-old stallion who was approved as a three-year-old by the NRPS and later that year was also approved in Finland. As a 5 year old he returned to Van Olst Horses, after which he was trained by Charlotte Fry.

Evegro’s sire is the Olympic stallion Everdale. His mother, Fresia, is a daughter of the well-known Negro bred out of the Monaco mare Reina. Fresia is not only the dam of this Evegro, but also the dam of the NRPS approved Irvin s. Inspire and also the NRPS approved Everest s. Especial. Everest recently won the KWPN Young Dressage Talents competition for three-year-olds at indoor Oosteind with a 10 for his canter. This striking gray also received a 10 from the guest jury.

But this is not all that comes from this direct dam line: Granddam Reina is also the dam of the Olympic dressage horse Elegance s. Negro ridden by Beatriz Ferer Salat, who are a members of the Spanish dressage team.

We congratulate Lotje with Evegro and wish them a lot of success in the future!

Olivia Lagoy-Weltz finds future horse in Chippendale daughter

Olivia Lagoy-Weltz has found the successor for her current international Grand Prix horse in Ici Bria VCG (Chippendale x Weyden). The eight-year-old elite sport mare is bred by VCG Horses.

Recently the American rider rode the mare to the title at the national championships in ‘Fourth Level’. The mare was bred in the Netherlands and comes out of the famous damline of Tineke Bartels’ Grand Prix horse Barbria. She is also related to Blue Hors Don Olymbrio. In 2016, under the saddle of José van Haaren, she scored 80.5 points at the IBOP in Asten. After that the mare has been sold to America.

Last year Chippendale made a very succesful international Grand Prix debut with Charlotte Fry. The combination scored 71.957% in the Grand Prix Special.

Source: Eurodressage

Picture: Chippendale with Charlotte Fry

Everest (s. Especial) won the young horse class at Indoor Oosteind!

Home bred Everest, s. Especial (Everdale x Vivaldi) x Negro x Monaco won the young horse class at Indoor Oosteind yesterday ridden by Alvaro Coneisa de Oliveira. After the first test he scored 88 points, where the judges gave a 10 for his phenomenal canter. In the final, Franka Loos, who judged this class together with Vincent van Gasselt, rode the best 5 horses. Everest again scored the ultimate 10!
But this was not the only success! Lottie rode the black mare Nova-Liz (aka Prada, Everdale x Johnson, bred by E. van de Steen) to a wonderful 2nd place. Only one point behind Everest after the first round and she also got a 10 from Franka after she rode her.
5th place in this class was for Nareina (Everdale x Krack C, bred by C.G. Oudijk – v/d Steldt). She scored 85 points in the first test ridden by Alvaro and also got 85 points from Franka.
Ninja d’Or scored 81 points, also ridden by Alvaro. The big chestnut descends from Chippendale x Rousseau, and is bred by B.C. van der Hoorn and J. van Stokkom. Ninja d’Or received a 9.5 for his amazing canter.
In the four-year-old class Alvaro rode the stallion Irvin. Irvin received 83 points including a 9 for his canter. The combination finished in fifth place. Irvin is a descendant of Inspire x Negro, bred by Van Olst Horses.

Lottie and Maxson (Johnson x Negro, bred by W. Verschuren) were placed sixth in the 4-year-old class. Maxson received a 9.5 for his fantastic canter.

We are very happy with these great results for these young horses!