2nd Dam Sire
RoundThorn Facebook, Born in 2010, 16.1hh, Dark Bay ISH Mare by Upgrade KWPN out of Tessa RoundThorn, KWPN Mare, (Manhattan /Concorde/ Tolad). Half Sister to Zircal RoundThorn and RoundThorn Delaney.
Confirmed in foal to Lougherne Connaught (Cassini I x Sir Shostakov xx x Roberto), Nations Cup Stallion, for a 2019 foal.
Sire: Upgrade (Heartbreaker - Pilot - Fruhling)
Upgrade is a beautiful modelled son of the well-known showjumping stallion Heartbreaker. In his performance test Upgrade impressed with his powerful jump and super hind technique. In addition, this stallion displayed superb movements, in walk, trot and canter.
In the pedigree of Upgrade the genes of Heartbreaker are combined with those of the Westphalian mare Palette, a daughter of the famous Pilot. This son of Pilatus is the top stallion in Westphalia and has produced many International showjumping horses and licensed stallions. The dam line of Upgrade has its origins in Westphalia. Great-granddam Madame is a half-sister to the Westphalian stallion Glücksritter (s. Grünhorn).
Upgrade, highly placed in several championships for young horses last year, presented his first foals to the public in 2006. The offspring report praises Upgrade’s foals for their correct exterior, their expression and their superb movements.
UPGRADE: SUPER JUMPING QUALITIES WITH VERY GOOD MOVEMENTS!
DamSire: Manhattan, (Burggraaf - Abgar xx - Camillus)
Manhattan's sire, the stallion Burggraaf is well known for producing showjumpers and good type horses with a lot of movements. His son S'Blieft won the very difficult showjumping Grand Prix of Calgary with Lesley Burr. But also the Burggraaf offspring Florijn became 3rd in the Kir to Music at Parker and 12th at the Dressage Worldcup Qualifier at Carsbad (USA) with his rider Dennis Callin, also the talented horses Burggravin, Henza, Dumbo, Hevalientje, Jumper and Graaf are by Burggraaf. Manhattan's dam sire is the famous thoroughbred Abgar xx, one of the most influential Dutch sports horse producers. The damline of Manhattan is one of the most famous within the Netherlands, as famous as his breeder Mr. Huisman from Ter Aard.
This special motherline has produced the talented show-jumper Carrera (v. Joost), which won with Jean Claude Vangeen-Berghe the Grand Prix of Aken, also Valeur D. (v. Abgar), which two times won the Derby of Eindhoven with his rider Wout-Jan van der Schans, the International jumper Bonius with Rick Hemeryck and the national jumper Jogger with Magreet Boekee are out of the same lineage. Dam Utopia is an extremely nice keur mare and a very good example of successfully crossing a Groninger mare with a thoroughbred. Manhattan was reserve champion of the performance test in Ermelo and also reserve-champion of the stallion competition in 1999. In 2001 Manhattan achieved high rankings in 1.35 competitions: for example 2nd Hertogenbosch, 2nd Denekamp, and many placings in the top 3 in the Twente Cup qualifications and the Final. Manhattan was the winner of the 7 year old Championships at Etten-Leur at 1.40 m. level and than made his International debut in Leeuwarden with a second place! At Barcelona he finished 4th and 6th! Due to an outstanding foal report plus excellent results in auctions, championships and keurings Manhattan offspring are very much in demand. Manhattan’s daughter Solita won the freejumping finals at Ermelo. His sons Stetter and Skik were successful in the competitions for 4 year olds at CHIO-Geesteren and Ermelo. From Manhattan’s crop a very high percentage of colts have been selected for the stallion selections in Hertogenbosch. The offspring of Manhattan are very beautiful types with extremely good movement and superb jumping abilities. Manhattan is the highest ranked M-stallion on the jumping index!!
2nd DamSire: Concorde, Pref, (Voltaire - Marco Polo - Lindberg)
Concorde is one of the youngest ‘preferent’ stallions in the KWPN. Under Jos Lansink Concorde won among other things the Nordrhein-Westfalen Grand Prix in Aachen and the Dutch Championships in 1994. Concorde is bred out of the well-known ‘prestatie’ mare Flyer. This Marco Polo daughter has produced as many as six International show jumpers. Moreover, Melanie Smith’s famous International show jumper Vivaldi (Marco Polo) is a product of Concorde’s dam line. Within breeding the stallion has shown himself to be one of the world’s best show jumper progenitors in record time. His progeny are characterised in their jumping by their take-off, their quality and their manners. In 2001 as many as seventeen progeny achieved Grand Prix level in show jumping . Audi’s Jikke, Audi Kathja, Larino, Isabella, Jacquet, Humphry, Hickory and Grace are just a few examples. 2003 was an exceptional year for Concorde as four of his progeny qualified for the World Cup Final in Las Vegas, these were Jikke, Conquest, Viktor and Marius Claudius. Each of the four managed to win a Qualifier. Understandably, Concorde was selected ‘KWPN Horse of the Year’ at the start of 2004. Concorde has already about thirty approved sons carrying on his line in various European studbooks. Concorde is on grounds of these achievements the only KWPN station approved by Holstein.