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Does the apple fall far from the tree? Vigo d'Arsouilles and some of his offspring

Thursday, 28 February 2013

 In this photo series we will take a closer look at some of the sport’s top stallions, and if the offspring bear any resemblance to their sires! Second out is Vigo d’Arsouilles (Nabab de Reve x Fleuri de Manoir), who was retired from the sport after the Olympics in London following a very successful career which included gold at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Photos by Jenny Abrahamsson.

The Vigo d’Arsouilles -son Ego van Orti, born in 2004 out of the mare Valentine de L’Impermeable by Darco. Ego van Orti is bred in Belgium, and now competed at top level by Edwina Tops-Alexander.
The Vigo d’Arsouilles-daughter Sterrehof’s Ushi, born in 2004 out of the mare Baraka de Muze by Goethe. Sterrehof’s Ushi is bred by B. van der Kloet, and showing at international Grand Prix level under Julia Kayser.
The Vigo d’Arsouilles-daughter Farfelu de la Pomme, born in 2005 out of the mare Narcotique de Muze II by Darco. Narcotique de Muze II was competed by Eric Lamaze, and also has a great career behind her. Farfelu de la Pomme is bred at Haras de la Pomme, and now competing internationally with Jos Verloy. 
The Vigo d’Arsouilles-daughter Gotile Horta, born in 2006 out of the mare Clotile of Colors by Calvados. Gotile Horta is bred Wim van Rossem, who also bred Edwina Tops-Alexander's superstar Erenice Horta. Gotile Horta can be seen under Walter Lelie.

The Vigo d’Arsouilles-son Dixson, born in 2003 out of the mare Sanna by Olisco. Dixson is bred by Jacobus van Hooydon, and now competing under the legendary Ian Millar. Here seen under former rider Ignace Philips in Rome last year.

The Vigo d’Arsouilles–mare Funky Music, born in 2004 out of the mare Lhasa by Goliath Z. Funky Music is bred in Belgium, and can be seen under Kurt de Clercq.
The Vigo d'Arsouilles-son Tortola (ex Chappo van den Bisschop), born in 2002 out of the mare Bo "S" by Zeus. Tortola is bred by Tom de Craene, and is competed at international level by Jose Larocca.

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