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Stallion profile: Emerald van ’t Ruytershof headlines Euro Horse 2019 stallion collection

Thursday, 07 February 2019
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Emerald van ’t Ruytershof

Emerald van ’t Ruytershof. This chestnut stallion needs no introduction with his golden mane, four white socks, the white spot under his belly but above all his scope, carefulness, balance, confirmation, intelligence and outstanding personality make him the star he is today. 

As a six year old Emerald van ’t Ruytershof was reserve champion at the World Championships for young horses, five years later he was part of the Dutch National team, and in 2016 he was 2nd in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg and finalist at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. Emerald has many international Grand Prix victories with his rider Harrie Smolders, such as the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Chantilly in 2017 and the CSI5-W* Grand Prix of Bordeaux in 2018.

“Looking at his offspring in general, I think Emerald passes on most of his own best qualities," Harrie Smolders says. "The first is the use of his hind legs, all his offspring have a very good technique behind. Secondly, he breeds horses with a really good brain, they are easy to teach, they want to improve, they are pleasant to work with and in the ring they are all very cool minded. Just like Emerald, his offspring also have a good heart – they give a lot to their rider in the ring.”


Emerald's offspring: 

The oldest offspring from Emerald van 't Ruyterhof are competing at the highest level. Igor (Emerald x Nabab de Reve) and Jos Verlooy were reserve champions at the Belgian Championships in 2017 as well as jumping on the Belgian team at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon in 2018, while Jeunesse van 't Paradijs (Emerald x Heartbreaker) is very successful with Lorenzo de Luca and Imerald van 't Voorhof (Emerald Van't Ruytershof x Bacardi-Orange De Muze) with Paul O'Shea – and there are many, many more coming through. 

Emerald's sire:

Diamant de Semilly is the sire of this extraodinary stallion. Diamant de Semilly was an exceptional showjumper himself and is a proven sire. Born in 1991 out of Le Tot de Semilly, Diamant won team gold at the World Championship in 2002 at Jerez de la Frontera and finished 9th individually, as well as claiming team silver at European Championship in Donaueschingen in 2003. 

Emerald's dam: 

Emerald’s dam is Carthina Z (s.Carthago x Lys de Darmen). She is also the dam of Diamanthina van het Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly) who was successful at the highest level with Constant Van Paesschen. She is also the mother of the promising young Belgian approved stallion Nixon van 't Meulenhof (Denzel van' t Meulenhof).

 

Don VHP Z

Don VHP Z has been ridden by Harrie Smolders since 2015. This combination has achieved many international top performances at the highest level. Don and Harrie are Vice European Champions, jumped double clear to win the final of the Longines FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona in 2017, were double clear in the CSIO5* Nations Cup at Hickstead in 2017 and won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Rome in 2016. In 2017, Don jumped an incredible 85% clear rounds at 1.60m level!     

Don is a horse with exceptional charisma, intelligence and presence. With his fantastic results he is a stallion in great demand with the breeders. 


Don's sire: 

Diamant de Semilly is the sire of this extraodinary stallion. Diamant de Semilly was an exceptional showjumper himself and is a proven sire. Born in 1991 out of Le Tot de Semilly, Diamant won team gold at the World Championship in 2002 at Jerez de la Frontera and finished 9th individually, as well as claiming team silver at European Championship in Donaueschingen in 2003. 

 

Nixon van 't Meulenhof

Nixon van 't Meulenhof is an approved BWP stallion born in 2013. He is seen as one of the most promising and exciting young stallions of his age. Nixon is being brought on gently jumping the young indoor stallion competitions in Belgium. His power, presence, technique and intelligence make him an exciting prospect for the future. The breeding line of Nixon is fantastic both from his sire and dam. In 2018, he was champion of the five-year-old Stallion Competition in Belgium.


Nixon's offspring:

Rosie van 't Netehof (Nixon van' t Meulenhof x Cadeau de Muze) was the auction topper at Prinsjesdag Foal Auction in 2017.

Nixon's sire: 

Denzel van 't Meulenhof is a young stallion by Maurius Claudius who in turn has produced several international horses. This stallion competed at the highest level. Denzel’s dam is the famous mare Narcotique de Muze (Quidam de Revel) who also jumped at the highest level. In addition, she is the dam of three approved stallions. Besides Denzel van 't Meulenhof, these are Jenson van' t Meulenhof (Vagabond de la Pomme) and Iron Man van 't Meulenhof (Parco).

Nixon's dam: 

Nixon’s dam is Carthina Z (Carthago x Lys de Darmen). She is the dam of the famous stallion Emerald van 't Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly) and Diamanthina van het Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly). Both of them are active at the highest level. 

 

Dulf van den Bisschop

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Dulf van den Bisschop has not only built an impressive carreer in the sport, he is also a BWP Ambassador and produced several top jumpers already such as:

H&M Harley vd Bisschop, winner of the 5* Grand Prix in Tryon in 2016, the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Estoril in 2018 as well as the Longines FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona in 2018 with Nicola Philippaerts and currently ridden by Bertram Allen

Hannah, winner of the 5* Grand Prix in Lummen and the 5* Grand Prix in Falsterbo in 2017 with Steve Guerdat

Ilton vd Spithoeve, winner of the Bunn Leisure Trophy at Hickstead in 2018 with Robert Smith

Hilfiger Van De Olmenhoeve, competing at the Global Champions Tour with Emily Moffitt

Kentucky van 't Ruytershof

Kentucky van 't Ruytershof is a beautiful young stallion who has been used extensively for breeding due to his outstanding quality, scope, confirmation, intelligence and amazing bloodlines. Kentucky is in training at Euro Horse stables in Belgium. Harrie Smolders now competes this stallion at 1.40m level. Kentucky is an exceptional young stallion about to break into the top international sport.


Kentucky's offspring:

The oldest offspring of Kentucky were born in 2014 and will start to compete in the competition ring this year. Kentucky gives beautiful, large and lined foals. In 2017, Red Rose EH Z (Kentucky x Darco) became the auction topper at the Horseman Elite Action.

Kentucky's sire:

For Pleasure (Furioso II x Grannus) was voted best progenitor in 2016. Among others Fit For Fun (Luciana Diniz), For Joy van 't Zorgvliet (Kevin Staut), Finou (Aaron Vale), Flora de Mariposa (Penelope Leprevost), Epleaser van 't Heike (Christian Ahlmann), E-Muze YEK (Simon Nizri) and Barron (Lucy Davis) jumped so well in 2016 that For Pleasure was at the top of the breeding rankings. For Pleasure himself was also very successful at the highest level with Marcus Ehning and Lars Nieberg.

Kentucky's dam:

The dam of Kentucky is Diamanthina van het Ruytershof (Diamond de Semilly x Carthago) who was successful at the highest level with Constant Van Paesschen. Diamanthina is the full sister of the top stallion Emerald van ’t Ruytershof.

 

Caracas

Caracas has formed a solid combination with Jos Verlooy for several years already. They won the 5* Grand Prix in Rotterdam in 2018, were 2nd in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Mexico in 2016, 2nd in the World Cup in Mechelen in 2016, 4th in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Valkenswaard in 2017, 5th in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Estoril in 2017 and were an invaluable combination for team “Hamburg Diamonds” who won the overall standings in the Longines Global Champions League in 2017. 


Caracas' sire:

Casall Ask (Carentino x Lavall I) is the legendary jumping stallion that was ridden by Rolf Göran Bengtsson. They have won countless Grand Prix classes, including their very last one at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg in 2017. In addition, the combination participated in the Olympic Games in London in 2012, as well as at the European Championships in Herning in 2013 were they were individually 4th. Also at the World Championships in Caen in 2014, Casall and Rolf finished 4th individually.

 

 


 

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