2nd Dam Sire
Zircal RoundThorn, Born in 2004, 16.2hh, Bay KWPN Gelding by Calvados out of Tessa RoundThorn KWPN (Manhattan/Concorde/Tolad). Grade A International Show Jumper competed successfully in Germany at Grand Prix Level before being sold to U.S.A.
Sire: Calvados, Keur (Uriel - Ibrahim - Hornet xx)
The ‘keur’ awarded sire Calvados is bred from the best French performance bloodlines. His sire Uriel has been leading sire for several years (index 211, the highest index figure ever in France). Uriel contributed to French breeding through 26 sons and he produced more than 100 international showjumpers!! His dam Gold Rose (index 186!) was as a 3 year old French Conformation Champion and she was in the French Showjumping Team from 1979 until 1982, during which time she won for example the Grand Prix of Paris and Madrid and became second in Lisbon, Barcelona and Hamburg. Her total winnings were Frs.. 621.000,--. In addition Gold Rose produced two sons, that both became approved stallions Turban Rose in Sweden and Sable Rose (=Calvados) in Holland. Gold Rose was sired by the great showjumper producer Ibrahim with 36 approved sons in France, including the legendary Alme. Granddam of Calvados was the unique mare Jolie Rose, who became very famous by producing 6 international showjumpers including: All Rose, Dall Rose, Gold Rose, La Rose II. She also produced the approved stallions Irminio and Joly Jumper. Calvados as a 4 year old won the National Stallion Competition. In 1992 Calvados as an 8 year old claimed a deserved 7th place in the Dutch Championship with Peter Geerink.
The next year they were Reserve Champion of the Netherlands and won the Grand Prix of Tjele in Denmark, 3rd Grand Prix of Drammen, 5th Grand Prix of Falsterbro, 2nd Grand Prix of Spangenberg, 4th Grand Prix of Geesteren and winner of the Stallion Competition at 's-Hertogenbosch. Although Calvados has bred on a very limited scale, he has many international offspring jumping at Grand Prix level, e.g. Macanudo’s Deniro (Peter Wylde), Royal Future (Allison Firestone), Royal Love (Susanne Behring), Harmonie (Leon Thijssen), Iwan II (Mark Armstrong), Illussion (Tani Tops) and Silber Bird (Markus Beerbaum). Calvados is one of the few stallions who has earned his predicate. He has this to thank from his above mentioned, world famous children, who won Grand Prix and World Cups. Calvados produced the reserve champion of the IAN-trophy and a lot of offspring scored high marks in their mare tests, IBOP’s and foal auctions. T he jumping index of Calvados is extremely high with 152 points. Calvados produced the highest percentage Ster mares in 2003.
DamSire: Manhattan (Burggraaf - Abgar xx - Camillus)
Manhattan's sire, the stallion Burggraaf is wellknown 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 K/r 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 keurmare 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 s-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 free jumping 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 s-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, Preferent (Voltaire - Marco Polo - Lindberg)
Concorde comes from very strong jumping lines on both sides. Sire of this stallion, who in jumping circles is known as Olympic Concorde, is the impressive dominant breeding stallion Voltaire, who via his sire Furioso II and Gotthard is bred to perform. Voltaire is the number 2 in the World Breeding Rankings for Showjumping Sires in 1996. Voltaire through the performances of his offspring stands very high in both the dressage and jumping indexes. Due to his high ranking position, Voltaire was given the 'keur' and 'preferen' predicates at a very early age. Concorde's dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo, one of the most influential Dutch stallions in breeding and jumping with representatives such as: Irco Polo, Pybalia, Marius, Orpheus, Mr LA, Pierrot and Recruut.
Flyer is related to the international jumper Vivaldi, which under Melanie Smith was speed horse of the Year in 1980. Flyer produced at least 6 (inter)national jumpers. Concorde was himself an international jumper with Jos Lansink. They won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen at Aken and they were Champion of the Netherlands in 1994, 2nd in the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, 2nd Darmstadt, 2nd Lanaken, 2nd Helsinki and 2nd Gothenburg. The last three years Concorde was the sire with the most offspring at the World Breeding Championships for young horses. The ‘preferent’ Concorde has proved himself to be an absolute top sire of international sporthorses. His offspring Audi’s Jikke, Kathja, Conquest II, Larino, Viktor and Isabella proved themselves at the very top at Grand Prix level (1.60 m.) and World Cup jumping. In the Grand Prix of Rotterdam 3 from the top 8, had Concorde to thank as their sire. At the World Cup final at Las Vegas had 4 offspring in the finals! Concorde was the youngest stallion ever to be awarded ‘preferent’, due to his endless list of national and international children. Concorde was elected ‘Horse of the Year’ in 2004 and is the highest ranked KWPN stallion in the top ten of the WBFSH!!