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Does the apple fall far from the tree? Indoctro and some of his offspring

Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Does the apple fall far from the tree

Indoctro (Capitol I x Caletto II) was born in 1990, and 27 years later he is known as one of the world's best sires. For over a decade, Indoctro has had offspring jumping at the very top of the sport – making him a constant precense on the WBFSH Rolex Sire Ranking. Indoctro is the sire of licensed sons such as No Limit, Nassau, Montreal, Maserati, Orame, Sheraton and Wittinger – themselves successful producers of international jumpers for the top sport.

In the next part of our series 'Does the apple fall far from the tree?' we look at some of Indoctro's most famous daughters and sons in the sport today.

Photo (c) Dirk Caremans/Hippo Foto.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Cas 2 is a 10-year-old Indoctro-son that was produced by Ireland's Cameron Hanley all the way up to five-star Grand Prix-level, before he recently was sold to USA's Audrey Coulter. Cas 2 is out of the mare Wish by Numero Uno.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Imothep jumped at the 2014 World Championships with Ireland's Darragh Kenny and at the 2016 Olympic Games with Japan's Taizo Sugitani. The now 14-year-old KWPN stallion also jumped to a second place with Kenny in the 2015 World Cup in Thermal and finished third in the Nations Cup in Wellington that same year. Imothep is out of the mare Serena H by Calvados.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Zaire jumped at international Grand Prix level with Great Britain's Guy Williams, and can now be seen under Ireland's Derek McCoppin. The 13-year-old KWPN gelding has international wins from St. Lo, Bethune, Lummen, St. Gallen, Vejer de la Frontera as well as Bordeaux. He is out of the mare Twilly by Marlon.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The now 15-year-old KWPN-gelding Vedor jumped at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with Julia Hargreaves Lynch in the saddle, and has jumped at five-star Grand Prix level for many years with the Australian rider. Vedor is out of the mare Maaike by Fedor.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
VDL Groep Arera C is perhaps one of the most successful Indoctro-offspring in the sport today, and jumps at international five-star Grand Prix level with Maikel van der Vleuten. With the Dutch rider in the saddle, the 12-year-old KWPN-mare has top-three finishes from big five-star classes in Doha, La Coruna, Rome, Rotterdam, Miami and Gothenburg to mention some - as well as a victory from the CSI4* Grand Prix of Amsterdam back in 2016. VDL Groep Arera C is out of the mare Vera C by Voltaire.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Baileys is an 11-year-old KWPN son of Indoctro out of the Come On-mare Ottawa. The gelding can be seen under Michel Hendrix, who rode him to victory in the four-star Grand Prix at Bolesworth last year as well as the three-star Grand Prix of Arnhem.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Valentino Velvet had a lot of success at the top of the sport with French rider Simon Delestre, before he was sold to Alexander Onischenko who competed him at the World Equestrian Games in Caen in 2014 as well as in many Grand Prix and Nations Cup competitions around the world. Valentino Velvet is now 15-years-old, and is out of the mare Riadne Velvet by Burggraaf.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Vivaldi K competed at the 2013 European Championships in Herning with Andreas Schou in the saddle where the pair finished 15th individually, and was later sold to Qatar where he continued his career competing all the way up to five-star Grand Prix level. The now 15-year-old KWPN gelding is out of the mare Kirsinaa by Nimmerdor.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
The now 16-year-old Unique has a long record of international wins with Nick Skelton, Cian O'Connor and Abdullah Al Sharbatly. The KWPN-gelding is out of Ilona by Voltaire.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Interline H is a 15-year-old KWPN gelding out of the mare Elatine by Elmshorn. The Indoctro-son has several international wins together with Dutch rider Robert Vos.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Hello M'Lady is another very successful Indoctro-daughter, jumping at five-star Grand Prix level with Scott Brash. The 11-year-old BWP-mare is out of Beach Quella by Baloubet du Rouet, and has a five-star World Cup win from London and a five-star Grand Prix win from Monte Carlo on her record of top results.

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