O’Frederic KWPN approved

With an impressive total off 84 points, O’Frederic has just been approved by the KWPN! The son of For Romance x Fidertanz was bred by H. Schulte from Eggermühlen.
O’Frederic received the following score:
Walk: 9
Trot: 8
Canter: 8.5
Supplenes: 8
Posture and balance: 7.5
Rideability: 9
Suitability as a dressage horse: 8.5

Photo; Horses.nl

New collection of horses online

On November 28, Van Olst Sales Online will auction a group of geldings that are all 2.5 years old. This group of horses all come from the Van Olst rearing and have been in the stable for several weeks.
The ideal opportunity to purchase a very good and talented horse!

The entire collection can be found at https://www.vanolstsales.online/en/collection/15

On the website you can easily register and find all information about the horses in question.

Friday the 25th of November there will be a presentation of the auction horses starting at 7.00 pm. Location: Van Olst Horses, Terheijdensspoor 9 in Den Hout.

If you still have questions, please send them to info@vanolstsales.online

Athlete of the Year!

Charlotte Fry has been named Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete in Cape Town. The crown on an already golden year.
At the World Championships in Herning, Lottie won individual gold in the Grand Prix Spécial and in the freestyle to music. At the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses in Ermelo, she again won gold for her performance with the seven-year-old Kjento.

“To be the Best Athlete of 2022 is really crazy. I still can’t quite get it and don’t really know what to say about it, but it’s great. The people I have to thank most for all my successes so far are Anne and Gertjan van Olst. They give me the most amazing opportunities and let me ride horses like Glamourdale on a daily basis.

Photo: FEI

KWPN Young Dressage Talents Oosteind

On November 5, the KWPN West Brabant organized a competition for young dressage horses in Oosteind: the KWPN Young Dressage Talents. A well-organized competition where the young horses can gain experience in a beautiful atmosphere. An additional advantage is that it is a 15-minute drive for us, which makes it possible to participate with several horses.

In the four-year-old class, not less than 9 of our horses took part, 6 of these horses belonged to the best 8 of the day. The best three horses were trial ridden in the final by the guest judge Jorinde Verwimp, who judged this class together with Danielle Heikoop.

Nacho Groll, the Everdale x Uptown son, bred by R. Enting, came in eighth place, he’s bred out of the same dam as the KWPN stallion Inclusive. Nacho Groll was ridden by our stable rider Phoebe Peters. She also shared the fifth place with Ninja D’Or and Supernatural. Ninja D’Or, by Chippendale, was bred by Berry van der Hoorn and J. van Stokkom out of a Rousseau mare and Supernatural is owned by Phoebe Peters herself. Heather Stack from Great Britain is the breeder of this chestnut gelding.
Then in 3rd place it was again Phoebe Peters but now in the saddle of the winner of last year’s three-year-olds, Everest. Everest was bred by Van Olst Horses and sired by Especial and the mare Fresia s. Negro x Monaco.
In second place Charlotte Fry with the Everdale daughter Nova-Liz, who was also the highest placed mare. Nova-Liz was bred by Mr Van der Steen out of the Johnson mare Frizzle Liz. The first place in this class was also for Charlotte Fry, but now with the KWPN stallion Nalegro. The black powerhouse made a big impression during this first round with his powerful hind leg and talent for collecting. His sire is the Grand Prix stallion Painted Black and his dam is none other than the full sister of the world famous dressage horse Valegro s. Negro x Gershwin. Breeders of this stallion are the Hanse family and Van Olst Horses.

Jorinde Verwimp then tried out the best three horses and afterwards indicated that she was very impressed with the quality of the horses and the level of training. Everest received 85 points from her, Nova-Liz 90 points and Nalegro 95 points, so the final standings in the class no longer changed.

Photo: Nalegro (DigiShots)

Everdale sons score

More and more descendants of Everdale are breaking through at the international level. During the competition in Le Mans, W-Horseland Inverness ridden by Brecht D’Hoore managed to secure a second place in the Small Tour with a score of 70.088%. It was not the first international competition for them, but the KWPN approved stallion is more and more experienced at this level.

There was an international debut for Kingsdale. This son of Everdale was bred by Van Olst Horses out of the Negro x Monaco mare Eternal Flame, who also obtained the “prestatie” predicate. Kingsdale became 10th in the Prix st. Georges with a score of 68.618%.

In the subsequent Intermediare I test there was now a very deserved first place for Brecht and W-Horseland Inverness, now with a score of no less than 75.040%! Kingsdale, again ridden by Marieke Ponzo Dieu – De Pundert, managed to take fourth place in this test with a score of 71.525!

But also in Denmark there was an Everdale son who won a class. During the Danish Championships for young dressage horses, Everian, mv Hochadel, under the saddle of Anna Kasprzak, managed to pass the run-in test at Prix st. Georges level with a score of no less than 85.378%.
In the subsequent final test they again managed to finish first, this time with a score of 78.846%.

Photo: Inverness

Ilegro s. Inclusive accepted for performance test NRPS

The bay stallion Ilegro has been designated for the NRPS after an advisory inspection. After a good presentation in hand and then under saddle, the jury was happy to appoint him.
Ilegro is a son of the still young Grand Prix stallion Inclusive and is bred out of the full sister of Valegro who was extremely successful under Charlotte Dujardin. The KWPN approved Nalegro v. Painted Black was also bred out of this mare, which makes Ilegro a half-brother of Nalegro. Both stallions were bred by the Fam. Hanse from Burg Haamstede and Van Olst Horses from Den Hout.

Photo: Ilegro Sandra Nieuwendijk

Vote now for Charlotte Fry as FEI Best Athlete!

There are still a few days left to vote for the FEI Best Athlete Award 2022 for which Charlotte Fry has been nominated. The Peden Bloodstock FEI Best Athlete Award pays tribute to the athlete who has displayed exceptional skills over the past year and took the sport to a new level.

Charlotte Fry won the Grand Prix Special in Herning during the World Equestrian Games together with Glamourdale, but also the Freestyle. By achieving the gold medal during this Freestyle, she is the youngest winner ever!
With Kjento she also achieved Wonderfull results. During the World Championships for young dressage horses in Ermelo, she managed to defend her title with Kjento, who already managed to take first place as a 6-year-old.
As far as we know, it is unique that someone becomes World Champion at the World Equestrian Games and becomes World Champion at the Young Dressage Horses in the same year!

You can vote at http://www.fei.org/awards

You must vote for all categories and enter your email address and a password to create an account and to submit your vote. After this you only need to verify your email address through a link that will be sent. After this your vote is final.

Glamourdale FEI horse of the month

The FEI has chosen Glamourdale as their Horse of the Month.

on the website https://www.fei.org/stories/lifestyle/horse-human/horse-month-glamourdale you can read the complete article.
We’ve copied it as plain text:


A title Glamourdale was born for…

An unforgettable extended canter, two-time tempis and a passage which had the 11 thousand-strong crowd clapping in time… Glamourdale was present at the FEI Dressage World Championships and oh so correct.


The KWPN Dutch black stallion radiated power under the petite and elegant frame of Charlotte Fry, who has proved to be the perfect partner for this new Dressage World champion. A title he was born for – ‘Glammy’ has come of age on a global stage and boy did he deserve it.


In August at the Blue Hors FEI World Championships in Herning,  Glamourdale and Fry added to their Team silver by winning Individual gold in the Grand Prix Special gaining 82.5%. The following day they won another gold in the Grand Prix Freestyle Test to Music with a whopping 90.6%. A test which is so watchable, again and again.


In that second individual test, the pair looked relaxed and fluid as if they were there just to consolidate what everyone knew already.They were simply world class.

Afterwards, Lottie said: “It’s absolutely incredible, like unbelievable, I just had the best feeling in there I’ve ever had. I had so much fun and he has so much fun and we literally just loving it the whole way round. Glamourdale went in there and he knew what he had to do and he could feel the atmosphere. If there’s a lot of crowd, he’s going to show off even more – I can just sit there, it felt so easy and he was just bouncing through his music.


The music was entitled Best of British and was arranged by Joost Peters. The tone and intent suited the black stallion perfectly; his love of crowds sealed the deal.


Away from the arena Fry described Glammy as having a super sweet personality. She said: “He is very chatty, he likes to whinny to everyone and always says good morning. He’s the most polite gentleman. He loves his cuddles and kisses and just any attention generally. His main focus is to make sure everyone is looking at him, which isn’t difficult when he’s as beautiful as he is.



Glamourdale’ was born May 10, 2011. He was bred by Joop Rodenburg and owned by Gert Van Olst and his wife Anne, the former Danish Olympic Dressage rider. They live in the Netherlands and run an elite performance and breeding centre. Glamourdale’s sire is Lord Leatherdale and his dam, the classy Thuja – her sire being Negro. Glamourdale’s lines, like his trot is impeccable.


Fry began her partnership with Glammy when he was six. She can still recall how it felt when she first began working with him, “It was the most incredible feeling in the world, like flying.


Glamourdale won the World Young Horse Championship as a seven-year-old at Ermelo in the Netherlands.


The notes on the young champion said: “The trot, always in rhythm and with huge cadence, scores nearly a 10, only because the judges want to see a more noticeable difference in the medium and extended trot. A 9.8. The canter has lots of quality and ability to collect, a 10. We see that Glamourdale is very focused in his work, shows us nice changes and always has a nice contact, a 9.4. We look forward to his future, a 9.5 for his perspective.


In 2019, when Glammy was eight, the pair were unbeaten internationally as they rose up the ranks through Prix Saint George and Intermediate. As an active stallion, he’s always been lightly campaigned; he was back on stud duty shortly after his recent Championship success.



Fry said: “Glammy’s taking a bit of a well-deserved holiday and his breeding schedule is getting very busy. He will concentrate on that and just enjoy some hacking and light work for a few months.


His performances in Herning will remain long in the memory. Fry moved country from the UK to the Netherlands to dedicate herself to dressage and she’s been rewarded in the best possible way – partnering the oh so beautiful Glamourdale.


Although he is the most spectacular looking individual – he is still a gentle and affectionate horse, who loves a carrot or two and according to Fry – also a banana.


Words by Katie Roebuck

Images from FEI/Leanjo de Koster

Glamourdale in third position in the new FEI Ranking for horses

For the first time, the FEI has a separate ranking for horses and riders. Where previously the combinations were put in order, now two rankings have been made. With the horses, the best 6 tests from the last 8 months are counted.

After the World Championship in Herning, Glamourdale is at a 3rd place in the horse rankings!
Everdale is in 19th place in this list and Dark Legend is in 23rd place.

Charlotte Fry is on the new list for riders, just like Glamourdale, in a 3rd place!

Photo: Arnd.nl

Kjento delivers the most expensive foal

Kjento’s offspring are also making themselves heard after he became World Champion during the World Championship for young dressage horses in Ermelo.

King Kjento (Kjento x Gray Flanell) was sold for 49,000 euros at the hybrid DSP foal auction in Ludwigsburg. This colt, descending out of the same dam line as the stallion Swarovski who’s approved by several German studbooks, made the top price of the auction.

video King Kjento

The 3rd highest price was payed for a son of our other World Champion Glamourdale (ds. Brisbane), he was sold for 41,000 euros.

Video Great Boy

Source: Horses.nl