MINERVA

 

Sire

Eldorado Van De Zeshoek 

Dam Sire

Padinus 

2nd Dam Sire

Burggraaf 

 

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General Information

RoundThorn Minerva,  Born in 2017,  16.2hh,  Bay ISH Filly by Eldorado Van De Zeshoek (Clinton x Toulon x Calypso III) out of Atricia RoundThorn, KWPN Mare, (Padinus x Burggraaf x Le Mexico). 

Atricia RoundThorn, Grade A, competed successfully with S.J.A.I. up to 1.30mt with Suzanne Posnett and  awarded 'Select' mare status with 2* merit for her own performance in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.  Retired sound to stud.   

 

 

 

Pedigree Details

Sire:  Eldorado Van De Zeshoek (Clinton  -  Toulon  -  Calypso III)

Powerhouse Eldorado van de Zeshoek meets all the expectations in both sport and breeding.  Ridden my Willem Greve, the son of Clinton is currently among the best combinations in The Netherlands, making several Nations Cup appearances.  In breeding, Eldorado van de Zeshoek is undoubtedly a foundation sire in the making, with already three KWPN approved sons namely Grandorado TN, Grodino and Highway M TN.

In addition, Eldorado van de Zeshoek's dam Bijou Orai currently competes at 1.60m level with French rider Olivier Perreau.  With the Olympic stallion Clinton as his sire and the highly successful Toulon as dam's sire, Eldorado's pedigree is more than outstanding.

At the beginning of 2015, Willem Greve took over the reins of Eldorado van de Zeshoek and immediately won the Grand Prix of Roosendaal.  "Eldorado van de Zeshoek has unlimited scope and with his power he can jump allthe classes in teh world.  Thereby he is competitive, so I'm very happy to have him in my stable!", Willem Greve says about Eldorado van de Zeshoek.

 

DamSire:  Padinus   (Heartbreaker  -  Grannus  -  Tangelo xx)

Padinus’s sire Heartbreaker jumped triumphantly under Peter Geerink.  Among other things he won the ‘Best Stallion’ title at the International Stallion Show in Zwolle and took fourth place in the prestigious Aachen Grand Prix.  Heartbreaker also shines as a showjumper up-grader in the world of breeding.  Padinus was bred by Bert Poppelaars out of the International showjumper mare Ladina.  Under her rider Wil Schellekens Ladina has been very successful at high levels.  Thus among other things she came second in the Luxembourg Grand Prix.  The dam’s sire Grannus is among one of the best stallions ever in the world.  As well as dozens of progeny who achieve in International show jumping such as the legendary jumpers Top Gun and Grannusch, Grannus can also be found as dam’s sire of the top International horses Weihaweig and For Pleasure.  Padinus also carries a lot of blood from the thoroughbred stallions Tangelo xx and Courville xx in the third and fourth generations of the dam line.  With his capacities as a show jumper, Padinus is among the top of his season’s crop.  He participated successfully under Peter Geerink in the 1.30 m sections and has had many wins and has been highly classed in, among other things, Indoor Brabant and Varsseveld.

 

2nd DamSire:  Burggraaf, Pref    (Landgraf I  -  Cor De La Bryere  -  Mandarin)

Burggraaf jumped at International level under Roelof Bril.  In 1991, for example he jumped a wall of 2.10 meters at Indoor Brabant.  In 1993 he was Reserve Champion in the 1.40 stallion class.  The ‘preferent’ Burggraaf is a product of the Holstein success formula Landgraf I x Cor de la Bryere.  His sire Landgraf I is one of the most successful show jumping horse progenitors of the twentieth century.  On his dam’s side Burggraaf goes back via the legendary sport horse producer Cor de la Bryere to Holstein lineage 7126.  From this famous family also come the approved stallions Acord I, Accord II, Acrobat I, Acrobat II, Acrobat III, Arico, Fra Diavolo, Chicago and Freeman.  Burggraaf can be counted as one of the most successful showjumper producers in the whole world.  Especially his product Leslie Howard’s S’Blieft, Burggravin with Roelof Bril, Kuno under Peter Wylde, Now or Never under Piet Raaijmakers and Procobs Dumbo with Thomas Fruhmann won series of Grand Prix and World Cup qualifiers.  Burggraaf can hand down his size and movements as well as his enormous jumping ability.  He is represented world-wide by more than thirty approved sons, such as Graaf, Habsburg, Kroongraaf, Manhattan, Mermus R, Murano, Budweiser and Orion Fortuna.  Moreover, Burggraaf has delivered a huge amount of ‘ster’ and ‘keur’ mares as well as high-ranking horses at selections.  Also the Grand Prix dressage horses Florijn (Dennis Calin) and Lousiville (Leunus van Lieren) are progeny of Burggraaf.