2nd Dam Sire
RoundThorn Kratos, Born in 2015, 16.2hh, Dark Bay ISH Colt by Spartacus out of Tessa RoundThorn, KWPN Mare, (Manhattan /Concorde/ Tolad).
Half Brother to Zircal RoundThorn,RoundThorn Delaney and RoundThorn Facebook.
Sold to Simon Jackson, Bangor.
In the pedigree of Spartacus we get to see an accumulation of the very best Hannovarian jumping blood. His sire Stakkato is busy making a successful international career ridden by Eva Bitter and he is “eye catching ” as a sire of International Showjumpers. Damsire Grannus belongs to the “all time greats” of the “stamping stallions” within the European breeding. Via the combination of Stakkato and Grannus the jumping blood of both Gotthard and Goldfisch II respectively are three and five times firmly anchored in both son and daughter. Jumping ability in the damline of Spartacus is likewise firmly attached. In combination with Acorado I the dam Galina produced the international showjumper Elton John who was very successful with Hergen Forkert. Subsequently the pedigree goes back via the lines of the stallions Colorado x and Granit to the mare Wartburg who also performed very successfully in the international jumping arena herself under the name of Welfengl?ck ridden by Hermann Schridde. The offspring of Wartburg includes the famous sporting stallion Lasangos (Latus I) of Prinses Haya.Spartacus and Eric van der Vleuten were the eyecathers of the vho-trophy and the International Show of Roggel in 2011. After that they had many good performances such as fourth in the Grand prix of Hengelo, third in the Grand Prix of Roggel, fourth in the Grand Prix of Assen, fourth in the Grand Prix of Bruanschweig. In 2012 they will start jumping 4- and 5-star classes.
The first offspring of Spartacus are longlined foals with blood. They know very well how to jump, with quick reflexes and a super technique.
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.