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I'm Special de Muze

In every way, I’m Special de Muze is unique. First of all his pedigree: sire Emerald has had countless victories with Harrie Smolders, including the World Cup of Washington in 2015, the Nations Cup of Falsterbo in 2015, and the Nations Cup of Aachen and Gijon in 2013.

I’m Special Muze’s dam Walnut de Muze has also won a lot all over the world, ridden by Harrie Smolders. Just think of Grand Prix and Nations Cup wins in Madrid, Dublin, Doha, Wellington, Mechelen, and Calgary. Ridden by Christophe Barbeau, Granddam Qerly Chin jumped the World Cup final in Milan and was a reserve for the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Afterward, Qerly Chin turned out to be one of the best broodmares ever in Belgium.

I’m Special de Muze won the Sires in Den Bosch with Zoi Snels,  the 1.50m class in Neumunster, and became 9th in the 3* GP in Herning.

I’m Special is promoting himself as a sire. He became the leader of 2021 in the Horsetelex E-ranking. Next to that, his offspring are performing very successfully in the young horse classes among which; Claude Monet (Jerome Guery & Cian O’ Connor), Mr. Jones (Daniel Deusser) and I’m Special Gold (Jos Verlooy).

Dam: Walnut de Muze

I'm Special de Muze

Emerald NOP  x Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin

2008 BWP - SJ Level 1.50m

Sire - Emerald N.O.P

The incredible stallion Emerald needs no introduction. Internationally admired and appreciated; he has been referred to as a phenomenon in his sport.  Some of his more memorable 5* results from this season:

-Winner LGCT Chantilly GP

-Winner GCL team Chantilly

-Winner GCL team Valkenswaard

-3rd GCL team Cannes

-4th LGCT London GP

-4th LGCT Miami GP

-6th LGCT Valkenswaard GP

With Don VHP Z:

-Winner Nations Cup Final Barcelona

-Winner GCL team Rome

-2nd LGCT Rome GP

-2nd LGCT Hamburg GP

-2nd GCL team Hamburg

-2nd European Championship Göteborg

-2nd Nations Cup Hickstead

-2nd GCL team Paris

-3rd LGCT Paris GP

-5th Nations Cup Aachen

-5th Rotterdam GP

-5th LGCT Shanghai GP

Dam Sire - Nabab de Reve

Dam Sire -Elected Horse of the Year in Belgium in 2002, Nabab de Rêve (1990 - 2015) was a proven sire of top show jumpers. His successful progeny are many, because he produced horses with good conformation, alot of power and an excellent technique. Exquis Walnut de Muze was no exception.

Progeny of Nabab de Reve:
* Walnut de Muze – Harry Smolders (NL)
* Vigo d’Arsouilles – Philippe Lejeune (BEL)
* Valentina van ‘t Heike – Jos Lansink (BEL)
* Nabab’s Son – Ludger Beerbaum (DE)
* Paradigm (ex Rabab) – Mario Deslauriers (CAN)
* Vici van ‘t Plutoniahof – Ludo Phillippaerts (BEL)
* Va et Viens van de Zelm – Marc Van Dijck (BEL)
* Le Rêve de Nabab – Sergio Alvarez Moya (ESP)
* Kashmir van ‘t Schuttershof – Philippe Lejeune (BEL)


Walnut began her international career with Smolders at Spruce Meadows in 2008. in her maiden year she won the Mechelen Grand Prix and was 2nd in the Masters. Walnut has since made a number of  Nations Cup appearances, taken many of the major Grand Prix victories and jumped in World and European Championships.  Walnut has two full siblings that both compete at Grand Prix level, she has also produced two approved stallions.

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