Harlequin OBF(Lord Z x Lupicor)   Gorgeous 2012 Dutch bred mare full of jumping potential thanks to her fabulous ancestors passing down years of careful breeding. We can't wait to see her future offspring and to watch her succeed in the jumper ring.  Gorgeous and intelligent, this mare ticks all the boxes.

Photos as a foal: stay tuned for updates!


Zoe QV - Sold


Sire: Oxford (Burggraaf x Voltaire x Cor De La Bryere)

Dam: Ratina VDL (Nimmerdor x Landgraf 1 x Gotthard)

2004 Canadian Warmblood mare of Dutch breeding

  • flawless pedigree top and bottom of proven performance producers
  • approved CSHA Silver Premium broodmare
  • will be presented to Canadian Warmblood and other elegible registries in 2009.
  • currently in foal for April 2009, see sales page for in-utero purchase option!

Walk into the barn and you will automatically be drawn toward Zoe's large soft eye, refined face, and interested expression.  She has an exceptional attitude and would rather walk towards a scary object to investigate than run from it.  She has a strong topline with a nice sloping shoulder, excellent feet, and a powerful drive from her hindquarters with fantastic reach and flexibility.  Watching her move is a treat!  She shows fantastic overtracking and impulsion at all three gates.  

Undersaddle she is very willing to work and is in training with an amateur rider.  Her smooth yet athletic gaits are easy to ride!  She is naturally balanced on her hindquarters and shows early promise of being careful over fences; jumping in fantastic form.  She hacks by herself or with other horses through fields and down roads without hesitation crossing streams, snow drifts, and can sometimes be seen chasing Canadian Geese out of the back fields. 

Zoe will commence her show career during the summer months of 2010.

**UPDATE**  Zoe has started her show career in the jumper ring in May 2010!  Her first show at Palgrave, ON was extremely successful and culminated in winning her 1m speed class.  She will continue to gain experience in the jumper ring for the 2010 season.    

Below is a video of Zoe free schooling as a young three year old (courtesy of Dena Metcalfe):


Below is a video of Zoe free jumping as a young three year old: (courtesy of Dena Metcalfe)


**Updated footage coming soon!  She has grown and filled out since these videos. 

Her unbeatable pedigree reads as the "who's who" of show jumping; please see some information on her ancestors below.

Zoe's sire Oxford, pictured below, is an extremely talented KWPN stallion who has sired many successful foals in the hunter and hunter breeding rings along with brave and athletic jumpers and eventers.  After importation Oxford competed in Open Jumper competition before being aimed toward the hunter ring.  His jumper scope and hunter form has earned him too many championships to mention both across Canada and in the United States in the Combines Hunter ring.  He is the real deal 4 foot hunter and passes on his ability to his foals.

He carries some of the world's best bloodlines!  His ancestors are not only famous competitors themselves, but have an extremely high reliability index for producing successful offspring.  Not only are his offspring brave and athletic, they are known to have fabulous rideability with a calm mind and fabulous rythm.  They are often trained and ridden by amateur and junior riders. His officical site can be viewed at www.eastwoodequine.com  

Oxford's sire Burggraaf (pictured below) was very successful in the heavier classes of the National Stallion Competition, of which he won the finals and six of seven rounds.  Under Roelof Bril, he cleared the 2.10 meter during the puissance of Indoor Brabant.  In 1991 and 1993 they were Reserve Champion of the 1.40m class for KWPN stallions.  Burggraaf's's very high jumping index of 152 shows in such offspring as Burggravin, Procops Dumbo, Sublieft, Hevalietje, Jumper, and Graaf.  Many of his offspring are Star and Keur.  He is also a producer of excellent movement; the Grand Prix Dressage horses Florijn and Louisville being examples.  He was born in 1983 and stands 17 hands.  See more at  http://www.team-nijhof.nl/

Voltaire, pictured below, is Oxford's damsire. He jumped 1.50m courses as an 8 year old with a great deal of success. He showed his prowess in international jumping in 1988 in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembly and in 1989 he brought his showjumping career to a successful end by winning the Grand Prix of Berlin.  He has produced numerous approved sons in many countries around the world, many of which are cmpeteing at the 1.40/1.50m level.  He has also produced many fancy hunters and hunter sires whose offspring can be seen competeing successfully all over Canada and the United States.

Cor De La Breyere is Oxford's paternal great grandsire (pictured below).  This outstanding athlete revolutionized jumping horse breeding.  He consistently passes on outstanding form and scope to his progeny.  His bloody type also seems to pass on a competitive attitude; his babies love to win!

  He won his 100 day test and then went on to produce a plethera of jumping offspring, both outstanding producing mares and sires.  Cor De La Breyere is a sought-after name on the pedigree of any jumping horse! 

Ratina VDL, a 1998 KWPN mare, is Zoe's dam.  She was imported from VDL farm as a broodmare prospect to compliment Oxford and has since had four fantastic offspring by Oxford.  In that time she also took a year off and had an extremely successful year in the jumper ring.  She proved to be smart, balanced, brave, and showed an explosive jump with fabulous form no doubt inherited from her sire Nimmerdor.  She is a Premium mare and lives up to this title both in sport and with her fabulous offspring!  She can be seen at www.quovadisstable.ca

Nimmerdor was not labelled "sire of the century" lightly. 

During his performance test in 1975 Nimmerdor left no doubt as to his particular specialty; jumping. Preferent Nimmerdor was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn with whom he jumped in various world cups and made an impressive appearance at several important international competitions such as Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to go to the Los Angeles Olympics but his owners declined as they considered it more important at the time that he devoted himself to his breeding activities. Nimmerdor is holding second place in the Dutch jumping index and breeds with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. He is rated very highly in the WBFSH ranking.  See www.vdlstud.nl

Zoe QV is linebred Landgraff 1 meaning he appears in both the pegree of her sire and dam.  She therefore has Landgraf top and bottom in the third generation back.  This is often done by experienced breeders to select for certain traits; in this case fabulous prepotency for jumping ability.  The list of his showjumping offspring is endless. A few names for example: Freestyle (formerly Lalique) won Aachen Grand Prix, Libero won the Dutch National title five times as well as the 1994 Volvo World Cup. The licenced stallion, Lacros, is another along with top performers: Lucky Luke, Lanciano, Landlord, Lausbub and Taggi.
Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licenced for the Holsteiner stud book, like the champion of 1991, Linaro, and the dressage talent, Loutano. Some of his sons have already achieved top positions as performance sires, for example, Letus II, a jumping sire, and the versatile Landadel, who produced three champion stallions for the Oldenburger breed alone, and also the outstanding international showjumper, Le Cou Cou, a licenced stallion.


The legendary stallion Gotthard is Zoe's maternal great grandsire.  As the major branch of G-line Hanoverians he has sired many top jumping and dressage competitors.  He is greatly admired as a sire of winning competitors. 



Ina's Legacy SS - SOLD


Sire: Hilton GS (Bukephalos x Amiego x Seminole IIxx) (Trakehner)

Dam: INA (Ibrahem x Bredero x Makelaar) (Dutch Warmblood)

F2 Canadian Sport Horse Mare approved for breeding


Trotting free:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzaqwpS6bSI

Cantering free: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw2wwmQya4k

  • Bred to be a competetive athlete and her movement and temperament do not disapoint!
  • Athleticism from her Dutch bloodlines with the refinement and grace of the Trakehner
  • Very good movement - lots of impulsion and reach.  Huge stride!

Photos of Legacy being started under saddle - May and June 2010 

Photos below from Summer 2009 (2 year old):

Photos below from December 2008 (yearling):

Ina's Legacy SS (Legacy) is a dark chestnut with chrome CSHA mare.  She has a fabulous unflappable temperament!  She will walk over blowing tarps and loves to go for walks so she can explore new surroundings.  Her conformation is very correct with straight and well balanced legs, a strong neck to shoulder connection, and well rounded powerful hind-quarters.  She shows high-quality hunter movement  

Legacy's sire, Hilton GS, is a 1995 bay 16.3 hand Trakehner stallion.  He is currently schooling Prix Ste. Georges.  Hilton is a Premium stallion with the ATA (American Trakehner Association) and won his CSHA stallion approval. 

Hilton's dam is an Elite mare, the daughter of Amiego who was the 1987 Pan-American 3-day eventing bronze medal winner. 

Hilton has also produced foals who are successful in hunter breeding and in the hunter ring.  He has had a foal qualify for the CUP classes at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto in both 2007 and 2008.  He is also the full brother to the 2002 USA/Eq Amateur Owner hunter horse of the year.

Legacy has inherited Hilton's fabulous movement which should place her in the ribbons in future hack classes!   Hilton is pictured below and can be seen at http://members.tripod.com/~GaltenFarms/

Bukephalos, Legacy's paternal grandsire and the sire of Hilton, was fourth at the German national 3-day event championship.  This qualified him for the European championships!  While he exibits the temperament, stamina, and athleticism of a top event horse, he is also known to produce beautiful hunters.  He sired the 1996 winner of both the Governor General and Lieutenant General Cup classes at the Roal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.   

Legacy's dam, INA, was a 16 hand bay mare who always produced foals maturing to at least 16.2 hands.  While she was a career broodmare producing fantastic dressage and jumper prospects, she did have a short period as a riding horse.  In this year she proved to her rider exactly why her offspring were so valuable.  INA was a powerful yet elegant moving horse who was extremely balanced and showed an incredible love for jumping.  This and her manoeuverability made her a strong contender to be a fabulous jumper herself.  She also enjoyed hacking and was not spooky.  She was extremely sound with fabulous feet!  She was barefoot even when hacking down roads several days per week.  After only a short summer under saddle INA was schooling 1.20m gymnastics and 1.10m courses.  Pictured below after only 60 days under saddle.  This magnificent mare lost her life while foaling Legacy, and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

Legacy at a few days old: