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Farewell to the legendary Heartbreaker

Saturday, 10 April 2021

Photo © Dirk Caremans/ Heartbreaker with Peter Geerink in the saddle. Photo © Dirk Caremans/

Team Nijhof has announced that the legendary stallion Heartbreaker (Nimmerdor x Silvano) has passed away at the age of 32. 

Heartbreaker competed successfully at the top of the sport with Peter Geerink, and has left countless of offspring jumping at international Grand Prix level – such as Jonella Ligresti and Hubert Bourdy's Toulon, Penelope Leprevost's Topinambour, Lorenzo de Luca's Scuderia 1918 Halifax van het Kluizebos, Robert Whitaker's USA Today, Bertram Allen’s Romanov II, Leopold van Asten’s VDL Groep Zidane, Sergio Alvarez Moya’s Action-Breaker, Niels Bruynseels’ Echo van't Spieveld and Emanuel Andrade’s Hardrock Z, just to mention some. 

In their social media channels, Team Nijhof posted the following statement: 

"R.I.P. Heartbreaker 

This morning the stallion Heartbreaker passed away at the age of 32. Heartbreaker has been in the possession of our family since 1989 and is one of the most important pillars of the company. In 1997 we started the breeding station in Geesteren Gld. Heartbreaker was the first stallion at our station 24 years ago. He has a special place in our hearts. Many thanks to Silvia Evers who took care of him with heart and soul in recent years. Heartbreaker thank you for everything and for all the beauty you have left to global breeding."

Our thoughts go out to all those close to Heartbreaker. 


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