Glamourdale hengst

Glamourdale rocks stallionshow in Verden

Last Sunday there was a stallion show in Verden for “private stallion owners” from Germany and the Netherlands.

At the invitation of the Hanoverian Studbook, Glamourdale was invited to present himself as the closing of the evening. The German breeders can be described as connoisseurs who do not hide their appreciation for a horse. During the presentation of the stallions, the crowd showed its enthusiasm regularly, but the real apotheosis came when that one black stallion entered the arena…

Below a short video of Glamourdale during his performance:

Throwback at the KWPN Stallionshow 2020

Van Olst Horses can look back on two very busy, but also two very nice days during the KWPN Stallionshow.

The first day started with the second viewing of Glamourdale son Mats van de Diekboer (mv. Johnson). He went through the arena with a great canter, the trot characterized by a lot of imprint and self carriage. Unfortunately, due to slight tension, he did not show the walk he can  completely as we are used of him and therefore he was not invited for the presentation. Perhaps we will introduce him again under saddle …

In the evening it was the turn of the stallions that were approved in 2019. Lantanas v. Sir Donnerhall x Hemmingway) proved once again to have a great movement potential. This genetically very interesting and impressive stallion was praised for his beautiful appearance and flexibility.

Then it was Lotties turn to enter the arena  with Chippendale son Giovanni (mv. Scandic) in the show block “The Road to Grand Prix”. The stallion is successfully competed on Small Tour level and showed his ease in the collected exercises.

In part two of this show block it was Glamourdales turn to show his skills . Under Lottie, he again demonstrated why he became World Champion in 2018. His canter is and will continue to be enormously uphill, he makes pirouettes on a dime and shows half passes of extraordinary quality. The fact that Glamourdale is close to be Grand Prix ready is also apparent from his talent for piaffe and passage. Strongly bowed in the hindleg, with a lot of selfcariage and with a rich front like a real king. A special conclusion for us for this evening.

On Saturday it was Maxson (by Johnson x Negro )’s turn early in the morning to show his potential as a fututer dressage horse. Perhaps a bit fresh, but with a lot of imprint and well carried, he showed his movement potential, after which the verdict “invited to the presentation” sounded throughout the hall.

During this presentation of the designated stallions he impressed in hand and was rewarded with a Premium award! According to the jury, he is “strong built with a good top line and great transitions”. A fantastic result.

In the afternoon it was time for the finals in the Stallion Competition. Kjento (Negro x Jazz) was in good shape and showed to be enormously rideable. The large-framed stallion walks with a good rhytm and great overtrack. The trot and canter have a lot of power and his strong hindleg shows a lot of quality in all transitions. In the day competition he was narrowly second, in the overall competition he was only 1 point behind the number 1…

Then it was Jayson’s turn (by Johnson x Negro). He was also allowed to show his skills in a competition context. “A stallion with a lot of power that can be worked well, we think it’s a matter of time before he can process the power in the hindleg,” according to the jury.

Finally, Inverness (Everdale x Johnson) and Inclusive (Everdale x Uptown) entered the arena at the Z-level presentation. Inverness again demonstrated its special movement technique. Inclusive, now classified ZZ-zwaar, showed to have a lot of talent for the collected exercises.



Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin invest in future talent

Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester recently visited our stables to view and try out some young horses. One of these horses was the now 6-year-old Jaguar (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro). As a young horse, Jaguar already stood out in the various young horse competitions. Among other things, he won the Young Dressage Talents in 2017 and finished high in the Pavo Cup of 2018 and 2019. Carl and Charlotte were also charmed by this black eye-catcher and recognized his enormous talent for dressage.

We wish them the best of luck with this black powerhouse!

First foals of Kjento are ariving…

Now that the days are getting longer, the first foals are born.

From our stallion Kjento we eagerly await his first offspring. On the photos you can see 1 of the first foals that have been born. Breeder Michael Mehrtens was 1 of the first to use Kjento on his mare Gräfin Zara v. Zack x Regazzoni. On the photo this lady is 3 days old.


Stallion Shows 2020

Stallion show

April 10 2020

On Friday evening,  April 10  2020, we are once again organizing our annual stallion show.

This year too, all the approved stallions can be seen and several progeny will also be shown. Watch our stallions Negro, Everdale, Glamourdale , Kjento as well as many others in real life. Come along too!

Stallion show Exloo

March 20 2020

On Friday evening , March 20 2020 our stallions will give acte de présence during the stallion show in the Equestrian Centre in Exloo.

This stallion show will be  in combination with Stud Farm Tewis en Van Kooten.

Looking back at some highlights of 2019

With a look back at some of our highlights from last year, we wish everyone a happy and successful new year.

Our high points were:

Kjento shows his qualities during the Stallion Competition.

Glamourdale shines in the Inter I, Aachen

Everdale scores nearly 83% during Kur on music, London Olympia

Lantanas approved KWPN

Lewis approved KWPN

A successful show for Lottie in Mecehelen!

At the same time as the 3rd Stallion Competition round in Zuidbroek, the World Cup competition was held in the Nekkerhal in Mechelen.

Collecting the necessary World Cup points was the important job for Lottie, therefore Mechelen was given priority over Zuidbroek (Stallion Competition).

Dark Legend

Dark Legend (by Zucchero) competed in the World Cup competition in Mechelen. In the Grand Prix Lottie scored a beautiful almost 74% score with Dark Legend, which was good for a 2nd place. On Sunday was the Freestyle competition, Dark Legend again went very well, and even with 2 expensive errors, a score of 79.075% was awarded which is a personal best for the combination! This was good for a 5th place. This again produced the World Cup points required, so all in all we are very satisfied.

Graaf Leatherdale T

In addition to Dark Legend, Lottie had taken “Graaf Leatherdale T” for the Light Tour. The talented Lord Leatherdale son had not done a large indoor competition before, but despite that he impressed in the Prix St. George with a nice 2nd place on Saturday and a score of 71.088%. Sunday during the Inter I Freestyle to music, it became a bit too much for him in the busy hall with the loud music. Lottie had her hands full to guide him through the test. He showed his qualities, but the chances of a good score were lost. Despite this, Graaf Leatherdale T has gained a lot of experience. Our expectations for the future are high for him.


Image: Charlotte Fry- Dark Legend

Dark Legend: v. Zucchero x Tango x Doruto, Breeder: Fam. Nobus de Potter – Eede
Lord  Leatherdale: v. Lord Leatherdale x Kennedy x Bustron, Breeder: Dhr. W. Timmers-Volkel

Kjento ( v. Negro ) also impresses at Zuidbroek and leads his age group into the final

On Saturday 28 December, the 3rd round of the Stallion Competition was held in the beautifully decorated and cozy halls in Zuidbroek. At Van Olst Horses there were some logistical challenges, because the regular rider from Kjento and Jayson (Charlotte Fry) had to compete at exactly the same time as Zuidbroek in the World Cup competition in Mechelen. In order collect the necessary World Cup points, she could not let this competition go. That is why our stable rider Manuel Springhetti was allowed the ‘honour’ in Zuidbroek.


A few days before Zuidbroek, Manuel took the first sit in the saddle of Kjento and Jayson and in Zuidbroek Kjento (by Negro) again showed a super performance.

The black Kjento showed his super qualities in all his 3 basic gaits, and although the assessment of his excellent step with an 8 was on the frugal side, he scored a 9.5 on all other components, so again a super score. (92 points)

The battle in the Stallion Competition class L remains exciting. The top 3 is close together. Kjento is in the lead in the intermediate classification after three rounds, followed by King Karim and Taminiau. The grand finale will take place during the KWPN stallion show in ‘s-Hertogenbosch on Saturday 1 February.


Zuidbroek was less successful for Jayson (by Johnson). The black Johnson son built up tension due to the television screen on the short side. Connoisseurs could recognize his qualities, but Jayson clearly ran his weakest test so far.

With both stallions we are looking forward to the finals of the Stallion Competition during the KWPN Stallion Show on February 1 in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


Image  : Kjento – Charlotte Fry


Kjento : v. Negro x Jazz x Juventus– Fokker : Fam. Van Os – Sprang Capelle

Jayson : v. Johnson x Negro x Wisconsin– Fokker : W. Verschuren – Heukelom

Van Olst Horses wishes you a happy new year.

Everdale scores almost 83% during freestyle music in London Olympia. (See Video)

After a fantastic third place during the Grand Prix World Cup qualification in London Olympia (75.789%), Charlotte Fry and the KWPN-approved stallion Everdale also secured a super third place during the Freestyle Freestyle with 82.620%

Everdale (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro) impressively made his world cup debut this week. While Charlotte Fry and Everdale already rode their personal record in the Grand Prix on Monday, the combination added a little extra during the freestyle, and that also means a new personal record for the stallion that only has a few international Grand Prix under his belt!

“I’m really happy with it,” says Charlotte. “Everdale was fantastic and made me feel great. I think we both enjoyed every second! The freestyle was clear and he improved a lot in everything. Every time he enters a competition, he gets better. It is a fantastic horse and there is still more to come. London Olympia is one of the most beautiful competitions I have ever done. The atmosphere is beautiful, the audience is great and this is a very special show.”


Image: Everdale – Charlotte Fry.


Everdale: v. Lord Leatherdale x Negro x El Corona, Breeder: P. Kluytmans, Tilburg