First-class jumping jewel
This new stallion is Nibali van het Eikenhof from Belgium. This gleaming presented grey stallion convinces with power, step-off and unlimited scope combined with excellent technique and fast reflexes. In his first competition season at the age of four, Nibali van het Eikenhof was often victorious with dream scores in tests for young show jumpers under Vanessa Bode right away. This young prospect offers gene alternatives in a seldom seen diversity: There is the Thoroughbred sire Gemini CL xx, who is highly esteemed in the Benelux countries, from the stud of the legendary US jumping rider Frank Chapot. CL stands for clone, thus, Gimini is the clone of the international top horse Gem Twist xx, who won individual and team silver at the Olympic Games in 1988, who took fourth place at the 1990’ WEG in Stockholm and was declared three times as American GP Association Horse of the Year. During his career this exceptional sire won 800,000 US-Dollar.
The dam’s sire is Toulon from France. He was internationally successful in many grand prixs under Hubert Bourdy. Especially his victory in the Global Champions Tour in Sao Paulo (BRA) is unforgettable. He operates as one of the best jumper-sires in the world due to his many offspring that is successful at 1.60m level. In Germany eight sons are licensed, including the 2009’ reserve champion Toulouse and the 2017’ OS-Int. reserve champion. His daughter Toulonia won the grand prix of Rastede in 2014. Kannan, found in third generation, was internationally successful with Francois Mathy jun. and Michel Hécart, produced over 200 international 1.60m show jumpers such as the Olympic winner Nino des Buissonets/ Steve Guerdat (SUI), and has been ranked in the top group of sires in the WBFSH world ranking for years. Lys de Darmen, found in fourth generation, was one of the most sustainable mare-makers in Belgium and produced international top horses such as Oberon/Rodrigo Pessoa, Medusa/Jeroen Dubbeldam and Qualité/Robert Whitaker. The high-quality bred Hanoverian Ferdigano (by Winnetou-Lugano I-Agram) rounds off the pedigree.
Approved for Zangersheide.
Breeder: Bart Claessens, Belgium
|Gemini xx||Good Twist xx||New Twist xx||v. Bonne Nuit xx|
|Ianthe xx||v. Ethnios xx|
|Coldly Noble xx||Noble Jay xx||v. Double Jay xx|
|Eskimo Princess xx||v. Arctic Prince xx|
|Kyra van het Eikenhof||Toulon||Heartbreaker||v. Nimmerdor|
|Nikita||v. Jokinal de Bornival|
|Gitta van het Eikenhof||Kannan||v. Voltaire|
|Nolyska||v. Lys de Darmen|