Lottie and Glamourdale win the 5* at Fontainebleau

If the two tempi’s of World Champion Glamourdale (s.Lord Leatherdale) and Charlotte Fry hadn’t gone wrong (four 4s and a 3) at the new 5*CDI at Fontainebleau, Glamourdale would undoubtedly have scored an 80+ at his first competition this outdoor season. And even with this mistake, a score over 80 would have been easy to defend: because Glamourdale seems to have become even stronger and even easier and more uphill to get through a Grand Prix test. It was now just under 80% with 79.935%.

Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale out of Thuja stb pref perst by Negro, breeder J.W. Rodenburg of Ouderkerk aan den IJssel) immediately started the test very strong with a 10, a 9, twice an 8.5 and an 8 for the mighty extended trot . And apart from the mistake in the twos, Glamourdale continued at a high level, with so much suppleness and balance. In addition to two 10s, more than 30 9s adorned her protocol. The jury members Eddy de Wolff van Westerrode (at H, 82.391%) and Isobel Wessels at C (80.435%) gave Fry and Glamourdale above 80%, the other three judges scored a fraction under the 80%.

stallionshow 2023

Beautiful weather, a fantastic audience, stallions who showed themselves unbelievably good and very young foals who stole the hearts of many visitors. In short, everything for a top stallion show!

What a beautiful day it was! After the corona pandemic of recent years, we were able to organize a real stallionshow in Den Hout again this year. Last year we decided last minute to have a show that was well attended but we thought it could get a bit busier this year…
At half past ten in the morning the first visitor was in the yard, but at a little before two there was a traffic jam from the village off Den Hout to Van Olst Horses! The stands filled up and when everyone had found a place around the ring, the show could finally start at 2.15 pm! The stallions followed each other at a brisk pace, with Gertjan commenting on each stallion. Bert de Ruiter announced the stallions in his well-known way and he provided the audience with all the necessary information.
All the stallions showed themselves in a really good way, some off them needed a little time to get used to this atmosphere, but showed their talents impressively.

Due to some technical issues the live stream wasn’t fully working. We’ve organized a full English stream with English commentary which wasn’t working at the last moment. We will translate the dutch stream with the commentary of Gertjan and subtitle it and put in online asap.

Below a small impression of the day, more photos and videos will follow later this week!


Glamourdale FEI No. 1 and Lottie FEI No. 1

In the most recently published FEI ranking (March 2023), our stallion Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale x Negro) Breeder: J. Rodenburg, Ouderkerk a/d IJssel, is once again No. 1 in the dressage horses.
In addition, in the “Athletes”(dressage) Charlotte Fry (Lottie) is again at
No 1, a position she has held since December 2022.

This “Golden” FEI No. 1 combination can be seen in action next Sunday 9 April (1st Easter Day) at the annual Stallion Show at Van Olst Horses in den Hout.

Lottie will also show her other “world champion” Kjento, as well as her other top talents such as Nespresso, Everdale, Lantanas, Nalegro, Nacho, O’Frederic, Secret Lover, etc., among others.
The recent “Small Tour” winner of AKEN “Inverness” will also be shown.
The show starts Sunday 9 April at 2pm.

 

25th anniversary

On the 16th off March 1998 Wilma Hermus – Kroese started working at Van Olst Horses. Yesterday was her 25th anniversary but because she always of on Thursday we celebrated this today! When she arrived in the office this morning we surprised her with flowers, a big cake and offcourse a little gift!

Lottie and Glamourdale on top in World Cup Freestyle in Den Bosch

World champion Charlotte Fry fulfilled her favorite role today in the World Cup freestyle at The Dutch Masters in Den Bosch. With her World Cup golden horse Glamourdale (by Lord Leatherdale) she achieved the highest score of 86.835% by far. With a lead of more than three percent, they were well at the top. The stallion has talent for everything, but his highlight is the canter. Several tens were also noted in it today: for the extended canter and the series every two strides.

Lottie and Lars also win the 3* freestyle

After Charlotte Fry with Lars van de Hoenderheide (Negro x Layout) won the three-star Grand Prix  on Friday at The Dutch Masters, the duo went on to repeat this today. In the freestyle, the rider and the 12-year-old chestnut gelding rode to 77.335% and was once again at the front of the award ceremony. After Leeuwarden and Amsterdam, the BWP-bred Lars van de Hoenderheide competed his third freestyle in the Brabanthallen today. The duo received a whole bunch of high marks on the protocol, but there is certainly still room for some improvement.

 

The Dutch Masters

The Dutch Masters are currently taking place in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. This beautiful show that was previously known as Indoor Brabant is also the last competition that counts as a qualification for the Dressage World Cup.

Lottie and Glamourdale started in the Grand Prix and lived up their role as favourites! With a difference of over 3 percent on the number two, they managed to achieve the nice score of 79.826%. Saturday afternoon the Freestyle will be ridden;, which is also the conclusion of the world cup competition in Den Bosch.

Besides Glamourdale, Lars van de Hoenderheide and Jackson are also at The Dutch Masters. On Friday Lars came into action in the 3 star Grand Prix and became the winner in the Grand Prix.

Jackson also competed on Friday in the Prix st. George. He was able to continue his victory series from Lier with winning this class!

All in all a very strong start of the “The Dutch Masters” for Lottie and her horses. On Saturday, all three will compete again, with Lottie and Glamourdale riding their Freestyle “Best of Britain” for the first time on Dutch soil.

Jackson in good shape in Lier

Everdale son Jackson showed his good form during the Prix st. Georges in Lier. Together with Charlotte Fry, the duo achieved a score of 73.941%, which was good for the win. The lead over number 2 was more than 3 percent!
Jackson was bred by Van Olst Horses out of the Negro daughter Eternal Flame, who is also the dam of the Inter II horse Iris s. Lord Leatherdale and the Small Tour horse Kingsdale s. Negro. Kingsdale also competed in the Small Tour in Lier and achieved a score of over 68%!

Another descendant of Everdale entered the arena in the same test. Inferno, ds. Trento B, bred by Mr Gloudemans from Nuland managed to achieve a score of 70.235% and a nice 4th place under the saddle of Quinty Vossers!

Photo: Everdale

Good Year born 2020 from own rearing

Most of the stallion selections have now passed. So far, we can certainly look back on a good crop of 2020-born horses from our own rearing.

A number of stallions from this 2020 crop have appeared at the inspections this year.

In addition, we have now had 2 successful “Van Olst Sales” online with mainly unbroken geldings from this 2020 crop. These geldings have found new homes all over the world.

The stallion selection results (designated stallions) so far are:

 

KWPN:

-Power Dancing (s.Glamourdale x Johnson, premium stallion and also Oldenburg

licensed. Breeder: F.Hoogenboom – Lemelerveld.

-Princeton (by Glamourdale x Don Schufro) Breeder: Perlee Stables – Maartensdijk

and A. Goldschmeding – Blaricum

-Pjento Naomie (by Kjento x Desperado) Breeder: A. Beerens – De Moer

-Perle (by Kjento x Tuschinski) Breeder: L. Heida – Oldeholtpade

-Paddington Geuzenhof (by Lantanas x Krack) Breeder: S.Maakenschijn – Chaam

 

NRPS:

-Promes (by Glamourdale x Jazz) Breeder: G. Kolbach – Poederoijen

-Powerdale (by Glamourdale x Kennedy) Breeder: H. Melis – Gemert

-Pikachu T (by George Clooney x Glamourdale) Breeder: W. Timmers – Volkel

-Perrero (by For Ferrero x Everdale) Breeder: M. and J. de Man – Herwijnen

 

BWP:

-Paolo Fornaio (v.Kjento x Rousseau) Breeder: G.A. Bakker – Dalen

 

Zangersheide:

-Archie TZ (s.Asca x Diamond de Semilly) Breeder: Tommelbus – Loenhout (BE)

 

We look forward to developments and the future of these horses with confidence.

Good Year born 2020 from own rearing

Most of the stallion selections have now passed. So far, we can certainly look back on a good crop of 2020-born horses from our own rearing.

A number of stallions from this 2020 crop have appeared at the inspections this year.

In addition, we have now had 2 successful “Van Olst Sales” online with mainly unbroken geldings from this 2020 crop. These geldings have found new homes all over the world.

The stallion selection results (designated stallions) so far are:

 

KWPN:

-Power Dancing (s.Glamourdale x Johnson, premium stallion and also Oldenburg

licensed. Breeder: F.Hoogenboom – Lemelerveld.

-Princeton (by Glamourdale x Don Schufro) Breeder: Perlee Stables – Maartensdijk

and A. Goldschmeding – Blaricum

-Pjento Naomie (by Kjento x Desperado) Breeder: A. Beerens – De Moer

-Perle (by Kjento x Tuschinski) Breeder: L. Heida – Oldeholtpade

-Paddington Geuzenhof (by Lantanas x Krack) Breeder: S.Maakenschijn – Chaam

 

NRPS:

-Promes (by Glamourdale x Jazz) Breeder: G. Kolbach – Poederoijen

-Powerdale (by Glamourdale x Kennedy) Breeder: H. Melis – Gemert

-Pikachu T (by George Clooney x Glamourdale) Breeder: W. Timmers – Volkel

-Perrero (by For Ferrero x Everdale) Breeder: M. and J. de Man – Herwijnen

 

BWP:

-Paolo Fornaio (v.Kjento x Rousseau) Breeder: G.A. Bakker – Dalen

 

Zangersheide:

-Archie TZ (s.Asca x Diamond de Semilly) Breeder: Tommelbus – Loenhout (BE)

 

We look forward to developments and the future of these horses with confidence.