After Eric Lamaze cleared this final oxer abord Hickstead, he became just the second Canadian to win the coveted $950,435 CN International at Spruce Meadows Masters
KWPN BORN: 05-20-2008
A tall filly with one of the best possible jumping pedigrees. She will be bay with bright color of her liver chestnut dam. The dam is Vuzarma sired by Hamlet, the sire of Eric Lemaze's Hickstead and the sire is the winning young stallion Verdi. Already, she is showing the movement which will makes her a great dressage prospect but her pedigree says her destiny is to be a great jumper.
The dam Vuzarma won the free jumping competition at the New England keuring. She is a stunning liver Chestnut with four white socks. Vuzarma is the kind of mare that you want to develop in a sport career but you feel you must breed to get more like her ... such as her 2007 colt Charlton by Concorde. Vuzarma will make her mark as a producer of great foals. Vuzarma is a Star mare from a Holsteiner mare line which can be traced to the mid 1800's.
Verdi is a son of the world famous sires: Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I x Calypso I and Rigoletto. Father Quidam de Revel is a legend on his own. He participated in the Olympic Games, and is now the sire of a lot of international jumpers and approved stallions over the whole world. Grandsire Landgraf I is as famous as Quidam and has a long list of international jumpers and approved stallinons.
Verdi has a beautiful conformation and has very long lines, as well as very good movement, in walk, trot and canter. Also important is his very nice and easy character. Verdi is a tall stallion with a size of 1.72 m. who jumps with a lot of scope and shows a lot of technique at the jump. Verdi has everything to become the jumper sire of the future, both because of his type and because of his jumping ability. At the performance test at Ermelo in 2005 Verdi was described as a stallion with a lot of scope and a stallion with a lot of potential as a jumper. Verdi is approved for KWPN and the Holsteiner Studbook.
Verdi's jumping capacity was assessed with a score of nine or higher in all the KWPN Stallion Competitions and he is the overall winner of his year with his rider Maykel van der Vleuten in 2006-2007. The first crop of foals by Verdi are big, long-lined foals with a lot of presence, they have a very good trot and a noticeably excellent canter