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Does the apple fall far from the tree? Quidam de Revel and some of his offspring

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Does the apple fall far from the tree

Quidam de Revel (Jalisco B x Nankin) had a sport and breeding career of a true legend. Quidam was born in 1982, which was the famous year of Q in France with stallions such as Quito de Baussy, Quick Star and Quat'sous born that same year. Quidam was born at Prince Amaury de Broglie's farm, bred by Mr. Lerrede. Later on he was sold. Sophie Mazé rode him to the age of six, before Hervé Godignon took over the reins.

Under Godignon, Quidam de Revel jumped to team bronze at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and ended fourth individually. The same year, Quidam de Revel also won the Nation Cups of Rome and Dinard as well as the Grand Prix of Rome. As an 8-year-old, Quidam de Revel won over one million Francs. The year after, in 1991, Quidam and Godignon won the Nations Cup at Hickstead, were second in Rotterdam as well as fifth in the World Cup Finals in Gothenburg. In 1993, Quidam was sold to the Velin-family and continued his successful career under Charlotte and Thomas Velin for Denmark.  

In 2011, Quidam de Revel was retired from the sport to focus on his breeding career. Sadly, he passed away in 2014 but his legacy is carried on through his many offspring that jump at the top of the sport. Quidam de Revel topped the WBFSH Sire Rankings for jumpers in 2003 and 2004, and ten years later he was still among the Top 10. He sired famous sons like Nabab de Reve, Dollar de la Pierre and Guidam, that also are fathers to some of the world's best jumpers.

In this part of our series ‘Does the apple fall far from the tree?’, we look at some of Quidam de Revel’s most famous daughters and sons that have been successful in the sport over the last ten years.

Photo © Dirk Caremans / Hippo Foto


Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
One of Quidam de Revel's most well-known offspring in the sport today is VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. that has had years of success with Maikel van der Vleuten in the saddle. Verdi is a 15-year-old KWPN stallion, and by now he has several offspring himself that has proven themselves in the top of the sport. Verdi has an impressive result record, with team gold from the World Equestrian Games in Caen in 2014 and team silver from the Olympic Games in London in 2012 in addition to several five-star Grand Prix and Nations Cup victories collected over the years. Verdi is out of the mare Clarissa by Landgraf I.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Sultane des Ibis is a daughter of Quidam de Revel that previously was seen under Penelope Leprevost, who competed the 11-year-old French bred mare up to 1.50-level recording five-star wins in Barcelona and Verona. Sultane des Ibis is out of the mare Orlane des Ibis by Elan de la Cour.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Sterrehof's Calimero took his biggest win to date when he in January won the three-star Grand Prix in Drachten with his rider Marc Houtzager. Sterrehof's Calimero is a 10-year-old gelding out of the mare Maifa by Libero H, also the mother of Zilverstar VDL that jumped at international Grand Prix level for Uruguay with Martin Rodriguez Vanni in the saddle.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
AD Norson, formerly known as Norson du Reverdy, is no longer active in the sport but used to compete at Grand Prix level with Doda de Miranda. The pair was a part of the Brazilian team at the Pan Am Games in 2011, and recorded wins in Brussels, Wiesbaden, Marseille, Cannes, Estoril, Lyon and Aachen during their career together - just to mention some. French bred at Haras du Reverdy, Norson is out of the mare Adea by Grand Veneur. Adea is also the mother of other horses jumping at international level such as Lucky du Reverdy that showed successfully for Italy for many years.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
The Quidam de Revel-son Avon competed successfully under Sweden's Jens Fredricson and Alexander Zetterman before he was sold to the States, where he now can be seen under Mattias Tromp who has taken international wins with him in Bridgehampton and Williamsburg. Avon is Swedish bred out of the mare Paskitt by Cortez 679.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Le Prestige St. Lois is now 18-years-old, and has put his days in the ring behind him. At the peak of his career, Le Prestige St. Lois had huge success with Kevin Staut winning classes all over the world before he was sold and continued showing under Romain Duguet. Le Prestige St. Lois is out of the mare Roxelane III by Grand Veneur, also the mother of the international jumper Maestro St. Lois.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Rahotep de Toscane is a 12-year-old stallion by Quidam de Revel, who last year won team gold at the Olympic Games in Rio with his rider Philippe Rozier. Rahotep de Toscane is French bred out of the mare Fanny du Murier by Laudanum. Fanny du Murier has several offspring that has been successful at top level of the sport. The most well-known is probably Jadis de Toscane, now 20-years-old, that is a full-brother to Rahotep and that was also ridden by Rozier.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Here Philippe Rozier on Jadis de Toscane, now 20-years-old, that is a full-brother to Rahotep. Jadis de Toscane also jumped at the highest level of the sport, and took wins in Chantilly, Vidauban, Monte Carlo and Bordeaux during his career - to mention some.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Philippe Rozier must have a thing for the Quidams, here he is with Ideal de Roy that now is 21-years-old. The two had a fantastic career together, and was known as one of the fastest pairs on the circuit. Wins from Paris, Lyon, La Coruna, Gothenburg, Basel, Geneva and Bordeaux are on their record and the list goes on and on. Ideal de la Roy is out of the mare Venue de la Lande, also a Grand Veneur-mare like in the case of Le Prestige St. Lois and Norson. Venue de la Lande is also the mother of Godsend du Reverdy, that had huge success under Thomas Velin.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Myself de Breve is another Quidam de Revel-offspring with a Grand Veneur-mother, Arpege de Coudre. Now 17-years-old, Myself de Breve has had a career full of highlights under Marie Hecart. In 2015, the two won the World Cup in Wellington and they have numerous other top results to look back at.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Quali Quanti is a 12-year-old Quidam de Revel-son that can be seen under Felix Hassmann. The German bred stallion is out of the mare Naomi Z by Non Stop, and has several wins and placings at international level.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Quiwi Dream is a Holsteiner-bred stallion out of the mare Panam Air by Contender. The stallion has been competed internationally by Hans-Dieter Dreher and Pia Reich, and has wins from Aachen, Zürich, Boll and Salzburg on his record.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Qinghai is a 10-year-old son of Quidam de Revel that can be seen under Guido Klatte, who brought the gelding up from youngster to Grand Prix level. Last year, the two claimed the individual gold at the European Championships for young riders at Millstreet. In 2015, the pair won team silver and individual bronze at the European Championships for young riders at Lake Arena. Qinghai is out of the mare Mon Cherie by Cordalme.

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson
Quel Homme de Hus was last year on the winning Belgian Nations Cup team in Rabat, and jumped to numerous good results at the Morocco Royal Tour with his rider Gaetan Decroix. This Quidam de Revel-son is a Holsteiner, out of the mare P-Hawaii by Candillo.

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