VDL Adagio II is a showjumping stallion with a difference, an unusual coloured coat from the Sabino gene from his mother line helps him stand out from the crowed. A stallion from the prestigious VDL stud, he is sired from one of there top stallions Indoctro.
Adagio II VDL is registered with the Anglo European Studbook and is succesfull sport horse competing at BSJA shows from a young age and has progressed up the levels of the sport up to grand prix. As well as Indoctro, his pedigree also includes leading KWPN names such as Ramiro Z and Joost.
In Holland VDL Adagio II competed in loose jumping competition as a 3 year old, before being imported into the UK. He showed plenty of scope and is extremely careful and has competed very successfully in novice BSJA classes up to Newcomers, he won a class on his second outing. He will be aimed at age classes in 2010.
Adagio II impressed at his AES grading and was one of only two 4yr olds to be awarded the Licensed status – an excellent achievement for a young stallion.
Adagio is by the Internationally acclaimed VDL Stud’s Premier sire, the “Preferent” awarded Indoctro. His sabino gene comes from his mother, the Sport Predicate awarded mare Mea who descends from the kwpn fokfamilie 1745. Mea is by the approved kwpn stallion Horatio out of the approved breeding mare Trea (Joost x Markies) who has also produced, in combination with Samber, several Z2 dressage horses as well as another Z level showjumper.
Indoctro is recognised of one of the worlds leading show jumping stallions with his progeny competing at the very highest levels of the sport, including the Olympics these include VDL Orestus (Guatemala), Don Porfirio ( Mexico) and Picolien Zeldenrust (Brazil) all of whom representing there nations at the 2008 summer Olympic games. Other top showjumping horses sired by Indoctro include grand prix winner Black Ice, Spruce Meadows winner Casadora and Nadia winner of the Vejer de la Frontera grand prix.
By the great Ramiro (see below) out of the mare Cassara (Jasper x L’Espoir) Horatio was approved by the kwpn before being sold to the USA where he combined a successful showjumping & stud career. He has sired several good international jumpers including Kenzo, Niktoe, Schaffier & the 2000 YR European Championship horse Landman.
Horatio descends from the well respected kwpn Nomia-stam, merrielijn 54, fokfamilie 13 which has produced numerous approved stallions including; Montecristo (El Corona); Astrello (Casantos); Rockefeller (Solaris xx); Pilot (Hoogheid), Balder (Nuriel); Ilias (Amor); Urgent (Pasha) & Orpheus (Solaris xx).
This mother line is also responsible for a high number of international showjumping horses such as Rolls Royce (Concorde); Morning Star (Damocles); Santos (Concorde); Terrific VB (Marlon); Jashar (Emillion); Storm VB (Grandeur); Virgin Express (Carthago) & Udo VB (No Limit).
The Nomia line has also produced the grand prix dressage horses Ampere (Amagun) who competed at the 1984 Olympic Games with Jo Rutten, Flambo (Kaiserstern xx) and Orpheus (Solaris xx).
Ramiro was labelled “Stallion of the Century”. His dam was an internationally famous showjumper and he himself was tremendously successful in competition with many wins in Nations Cups, Puissance and international Grand Prix competitions. He was the top stallion of his performance year (1969) and was declared Horse of the Year at Jumping Amsterdam in 1992.
Ramiro Z was one of the foundation stallions at the world famous Zangersheide stud, and among his progeny include 107 graded stallions and 49 international showjumping horses, making him one of the worlds all time greatest showjumping horses. Many of his other sons, such as Raphael, Rasso and Ronald are also sires of international showjumpers in their own right and other stallions from this line include Dramiro and Maximillian Saluut (both well-known in the UK). Ramiro also has four international dressage horses to his name, including Lectron and the USA-based stallion Rampal and his many stallion sons such as Report II, Rex Fritz and Ribot have also sired a number of top dressage horses too.
The KWPN preferent stallion Joost was a top progenitor of show jumpers and was ranked highly on the index, his showjumping BLUP is currently a very impressive 148. He had many international offspring including the approved stallions Hay Guy, Palfrenier, Ommen, VIP, Osta Carpets Carrera, Attentz B, Satchmo, Jongger II, and Germus R. Joost was by Consul (Cottage Son) out of an Anblick xx dam, two of Holsteins most important foundation sires.