Harness Horse Stallion Romeo V selected for the performance test at the KWPN

The KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch concluded on Saturday with the harness horse stallions.

The harness horse stallion Romeo V (Icellie x Eebert, breeder: G.E. Veenstra from Kolhorn) owned by D.J. Mekkes en Van Olst Horses was appointed for the performance test.

Glamourdale, Everdale en Negro in 2024 alleen beschikbaar middels diepvriessperma

The year 2024 has started and the breeding season is almost upon us. In addition to breeding, sport at the highest level is also very important to us. Especially in an Olympic Year.

With the Paris Olympic Games in later this year, our focus is on this, for the stallions Glamourdale and Everdale. Therefore, these stallions will only be available through frozen semen in 2024.

In addition to these stallions, Negro will also only be available in 2024 through frozen semen.

To order frozen semen, a request must be submitted one week in advance by email: info@vanolsthorses.com.

Peru Dos 2e en Prima Donna M 3e tijdens de Young Dressage Talents in Oosteind

On Sunday, January 28, the riding school in Oosteind was all about the KWPN Young Dressage Talents.
There was a large field of participants with (just) 4-year-old horses.
The young horses showed very well and received nice points:

– 3rd place for Peru Dos (Kjento x Krack C, breeder: G. de Bruyn) under Phoebe Peters achieved 84.4%.

– 5th place for Prima Donna M (Glamourdale x United, breeder: E. Meijer) under Phoebe Peters achieved 83%.
The best 5 horses were ridden by guest rider Emma van den Hooven. She also gave the horses a point that was added to the points from the first test. Emma described both mares as fine mares with good basic gaits and both mares gave a good feeling.
The final result was as follows:
– 2nd place for Peru Dos. She received 88 points for driving over, giving her a total score of 86.2%.
– 3rd place for Prima Donna M. She received 87 points for driving over, resulting in a total score of 85%.
There was a nice 8th place for Perica (Kjento x Krack C, breeder: M. Streppel) under Phoebe Peters. This duo achieved 81.6%..

Foto: Peru Dos

Foto: Prima Donna M

Proud owner

How proud can you be on your horse, your rider, your trainer and your entire team around your top horses.
I did experience this feeling of ultimate pride last weekend during the International Horseshow “Jumping Amsterdam”.
Our own Lottie Fry rode a fantastic winning test with her superstar “Everdale” in the Grand Prix on Friday.
The “icing on the cake” was that this successful duo won the “World Cup” on Saturday with a personal best.
Technically, this “dream combination” has no weak points and can score (very) high on all exercises.
Both ladies, Lottie and Anne, and their “top stallion” are now entering the phase where they are working towards the “finishing touch” and the “ideal overall picture”.
It promises to be a very interesting summer, starring: the very dedicated ladies Lottie and Anne, the very talented stallions “Everdale and Glamourdale”, and the road to the “Paris 2024 Olympic Games”.
“The journey has started and I am already thoroughly enjoying it.”

Yours sincerely, Gertjan van Olst

Photo 1: Everdale
Photo 2: Glamourdale

Lottie and Everdale win the CDI-W Grand Prix & Freestyle

Lottie and Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) have had a great weekend at Jumping Amsterdam!
On Friday afternoon they were in action during the CDI-W Grand Prix. With a great score of 77.761%, they managed to stay ahead of the competition and take home the victory.Saturday was all about the CDI-W Freestyle. To the sounds of Pink, Lottie and Everdale rode a phenomenal test that was rewarded with a score of 88.180%. With a unanimous first place, this score is a new Personal Record!

Negro 2nd and Everdale 4th on USEF Sire Rankings

The USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) has published the Sire Rankings of 2023. Negro (Ferro x Variant) is placed 2nd on this list and Everdale is on a very nice 4th place!

They offspring of Negro; Grayton Beach, Liberty VE, Hastag TOP and Karel DDH have contributed to this amazing placing on the list.

For Everdale, his offspring Idwanaretto, Irintha and Jeronimo, among others have secured the 4rd place for him.

Everdale 4th on the FEI Dressage World Ranking -Horses-, His son Imhotep 2nd

Everdale is currently in a very nice 4th place in the “FEI Dressage World Ranking – Horses – CDI3*/CDIO3* and above”.

Everdale (Lord Leatherdale x Negro) achieved this result with very nice results. For example, the black stallion won the FEI Dressage World Cup Qualification in Mechelen with Charlotte Fry in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle. In addition, the duo came 2nd in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle in London during the FEI Dressage World Cup Qualification. In Aachen earlier this year she finished in a nice 3rd place in the Grand Prix and a nice 4th place in the Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.

Everdale’s son, chestnut gelding Imhotep (ds. Vivaldi), ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, is in 2nd place. Thanks to good results during the FEI Dressage World Cup Qualification in London (Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Winner), the European Championship in Riesenbeck (Grand Prix 2nd, Grand Prix Special 3rd, Grand Prix Freestyle 3rd) and Aachen (Grand Prix 2nd, Grand Prix Special 2nd and Grand Prix Freesystyle 3rd).


Nalegro also wins the third competition of the KWPN Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition

In the Anemone Horse Trucks Stallion Competition Dressage class M, the victory of Nalegro, descending from the full sister of Valegro, marked a hattrick. All three competition rounds were claimed by the Painted Black son, ridden by reigning world champion Charlotte Fry. With scores including a 9.5 and two 9s, Nalegro achieved his highest score to date at 89.6.

The judging was in the hands of Marian Dorresteijn and Monique Peutz.

Hattrick for Nalegro
Nalegro (Painted Black out of Jalegrofleur ster pref PROK by Negro, bred by Joop Hanse from Burgh-Haamstede) once again received praise for his strength, power, and impulsion. “The canter was truly a highlight today; this is a horse that keeps coming from the hindquarters with a lot of flexion in the joints. He plays with the canter work.” For his canter, the stallion received a score of 9.5. He also earned a 9 for harmony and overall impression. “He moves effortlessly through the exercises in all three gaits, demonstrates the ability to shift gears, and maintains a beautiful frame. He has a lot of potential for the future; we believe everything is on the right track.”

Nacho completes the top three
The top three was completed by Nacho, a Negro son (out of Benetton ster preferent D-OC by Krack C, bred by S. Maakenschijn) from Van Olst Horses, also presented by Charlotte Fry. “The canter was his positive point today, very powerful and carried, with a lot of spring. He is beautiful and steady in the contact; what he showed very well today was the simple change. He has a very powerful hind leg, a lot of carriage, and good body usage. His total score reached 83.6.

Source: KWPN
Photo: Wilma Frentz

Pjethro, Powerdale and Princedale KWPN Approved!

Three amazing stallions that are (co-)owned by Van Olst Horses are approved at the KWPN.
On Monday the 11th of December, the end presentation took place in Ermelo. All three stallions got their approval!


Pjethro (Kjento x Desperado. Breeder: A.J. Beerens) became reserve champion with a very nice score sheet. With a 9 for his trot, posture&balance and
rideabilty&attitude and 8,5’s for the other components the future looks bright for him!
Photo: Pjethro


Powerdale (Glamourdale x Johnson, Breeder: F&C Hoogenboom) got a very nice 9 for his canter. His trot, elasticity, posture&balance and rideabilty&attitude got rewarded with a 8,5!
Photo: Powerdale


Princedale (Glamourdale x Don Schufro, Breeder: Stal Willig VOF) passed the test with very nice 8’s for his trot and canter.
Photo: Princedale