OPRAH

 

Sire

Lougherne Connaught 

Dam Sire

Upgrade 

2nd Dam Sire

Manhattan 

 

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General Information

RoundThorn Oprah,  Born in 2019,  16.2hh,  Bay ISH Filly by Lougherne Connaught (Cassini I x Shostakovich TB x Roberto),  Proven 5* Level competition & Sire of International Progeny, out of RoundThorn Facebook, ISH Mare, (Upgrade x Manhattan x Concorde).  This mare is half sister to RoundThorn Zircal, (Calvados x Manhattan x Concorde) Grade A International Showjumper, who competed successfull;y in Germany at Grand Prix Level before being sold to U.S.A.  Also half sister to RoundThorn Hercules (Colestus x Manhattan x Concorde), awarded Champion Premium Foal at German Sport Horse Studbook Inspections; sold to Samantha Dale, Ireland and competed by Jodie Creighton currently at 1.20mt with over 100 SJAI points to date.

 

 

Pedigree Details

Sire:  Lougherne Connaught,  (Cassini I  -  Sir Shostakovich TB  -  Roberto)

Lougherne Connaught, proven 5* Level competition and sire of International progeny.  Classically handsome and the perfect jumping machine produced from top Holstein performance and thoroughbred racing bloodlines.  He is by the International Grand Prix Show Jumper CASSINI I (By seminal Holstein sire CAPITOL),  Cassini had numerous World cup Level Grand Prix wins when partnered by Franke Sloothaak.

Lougherne Connaught’s dam line is by Irish thoroughbred SIR SHOSTAKOVICH who raced successfully in Ireland.  K-Jocy has bred two other approved stallion sons.

He combines pure Holstein performance with Irish racing blood.

He is a top sports horse with top bloodlines and proving himself to be a top stallion.

 

DamSire:  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!

 

2nd 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!!