Simply Stunning in Silver.
This elegant young stallion has the whole package; looks, movement and beautiful conformation.
By Amoureux (Saros Van`t Gestelhof) out of Distella (Domino Van’t Heike)
FROZEN SEMEN 2019 UK & EUROPE £400 per dose
Frozen semen also available in Australia & New Zealand and eligible for export to Canada
Registered KWPN, fully Licensed AES (Anglo European Studbook)
2012, 16hh (approx 163cm)
DNA tested EEAaZz
Homozygous black and heterozygous silver dilute so will pass black 100% of the time and pass silver 50% of the time to his foals although so far over 80% of his foals are silver.
Negative for WFFS n/n
Horizon consistently throws beautiful, correct and floaty moving foals – the best feedback we get from breeders is how fertile his frozen semen is, and how friendly and good tempered his foals are! Horizon himself has the most wonderful, kind and gentle nature; you would never guess he was a stallion unless you saw him prancing around to the mares. Horizon has youngstock on the ground in the UK, Australia, Europe, and his first confirmed pregnancies in New Zealand for 2020. His eldest offspring are rising 4yo this year and soon to be started under saddle.
His sire is the wonderful Amoureux, a consistent winner in young horse qualifiers with scores of 80%, a consistent winner at all levels in which he has competed and now continues at PSG/Int 1. Amoureux is sire of this year’s KBIS and Burghley Young Event Horse Finalist Diableux Jo produced by Ginnie Turnbull. In dressage he is a sire of High scoring Dressage regional champions & finalists, others are showing skill and talent for jumping. Amoureux`s sire Saros Van`t Gestelhof claimed over 50 Wins up to Prix St Georges in Dressage. Over a period of thirty years, the `Preferent` G Ramiro Z`s performance as a sporthorse and breeding sire earned him the well deserved titles `Stallion of the Century` and `King of Sires.` Bred in Holstein, born in Westfalia, licensed at Neumünster, Ramiro Z was an international performer under Fritz Ligges, a stallion that has had a far reaching influence on the greatest acheiving sports horses of today. During his own sporting career he had numerous wins at all levels of show jumping including Nations Cups, Puissance (jumping over 2.2 metre) and in international Grand Prix competition. Amoureux`s dam Erle (Elite) is an Elite mare who claimed the Belgian National Mare Championship three times. She competed with good results up to Advanced Level Dressage. Her sire is the legendary Krack C who competed successfully at Grand Prix level with Anky Van Grunsven.
Horizon`s dam is the beautiful Distella (Discovery) who remains with us as a highly valuable breeding mare and both of her first 2 offspring are licensed stallions (Horizon and Skyfall). She is graded Oldenburg and is very light and uphill in her movement. Her sire is Domino Van`t Heike, who at the age of four became Belgian Champion Merksplas and the following year reserve Brabants Champion and Reserve Champion in the Dutch Championships class M2. He also won several times in the Z1. During summer 2009, he was sixth on the Brabants Championship and Dutch Championship; he finished fifth in the class Z1. Winter 2009/2010 Domino won each selection circle and became champion. Domino `t Heike is an offspring of the highly successful Grand Prix stallion Olympic Ferro. An equine super star, Ferro is the legendary forefather of Olympic champions and is one of the KWPN verband’s foundation stallions, having sired more than ten licensed sons, of which Kennedy, Rousseau, Rhodium, Metall (sire of Utopia) and Negro (sire of Valegro) are the most famous. Romina Van`t Heike is the mother of Domino, she is a daughter of the Grand Prix stallion Welt Hit II and elite mare Hinde (v. Wendekreis ).