Sire: Verdi TN
Verdi is a son of the world famous sires: Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I x Calypso I and Rigoletto. Father Quidam de Revel is a legend on his own. Verdi descends from the famous Holsteiner damline 474-a.
Verdi has beautiful conformation and has very long lines, as well as very good movement, in walk, trot and canter. Also important is his very nice and easy character. Verdi is a tall stallion with a lot of scope and technique at the jump.
At the performance test at Ermelo in 2005 Verdi was described as a stallion with a lot of scope and potential as a jumper.
Verdi represents the Netherlands at the highest levels, with Maikel van der Vleuten. R
As a two year old, Verdi was approved by the KWPN, the Performance Test Report in 2005 notes:
“Conformation description - A richly developed, more than sufficient riding type stallion that is somewhat on the forehand. The neck comes from deep in the chest. The topline is strongly muscled. The stance of both the foreleg and the hindleg is correct, The base is sufficiently developed.
Verdi is an honest and dependable stallion. He has more than sufficient willingness to work and he works more than sufficiently. The walk is pure and scopey. The trot has sufficient, to more than, scope with sufficient suppleness. The canter has sufficient, to more than sufficient, scope.
Verdi jumps from the ground with much power with a nice high croup. The stallion bascules well. Verdi has good use of the body over the jump. The hindquarter opens well. He seems careful and shows a lot of scope. Verdi has more than sufficient to much talent for jumping and gives his rider a more than sufficient feeling.
Verdi appears to fit mares that lack scope and/or size and substance. Mares do have to have to be built uphill, show blood and be ‘rittig’.”
He makes very nice offspring, he imparts his qualities to his children. They are a little bit late growing like himself, they start to jump exceptionally well at five and six-years-old. In the mare test for three-year-olds, they don’t look so spectacular, but they are really nice when they are older. He goes well with mares that have blood. He looks quite a modern stallion, so you think you can use him on heavy mares, but they get too cold. You need a percentage of blood in the dam line and not too small, and a nice medium size, 165/170 cm, and a bit of blood, not a big bully mare.”
Verdi TN x ES Heartbreaker x Corlando
2021 - Bay Filly
Dam: PL Queen of Hearts 2021 National 1.10m Champions.
Dam Sire - Euro Sport Heartbreaker
In March 2013, ES Heartbreaker’s 3⁄4 brother Heartbeat (by Heartbreaker from grand dam Elly (Ramiro Z)), was named 2013 Danish Warmblood Stallion of the Year in Herning, Denmark. Heartbeat himself competes at 1.60m level and received the following report at his presentation. “In the Young Horse Championship he scored maximum points as he received eight times 10. Heartbeat made his debut in international jumping in 2008 and has booked numerous placings and victories. He has sired champion and premium stallions as well as highly decorated mares. “
Said Poul Graugaard, chairman of the licensing commission, “He is bred in Holland and came to Denmark as a 3-year-old with an impact few before him has mustered.”
The only blood separating ES Heartbreaker and Heartbeat is that of 1.60m SJ Hamlet, sire of legendary Hickstead!
Sire Heartbreaker’s achievements in both his show jumping career and as a sire are endless. He has topped the Jumping Index for Belgium and Holland for many years, and currently leads with a phenomenal score of 184 points. Heartbreaker has been named ‘Ambassador of the Belgium Warmblood Association’ for having the most offspring in the top 100 of the World Breeding Rankings.
Euro Sport Heartbreaker’s dam Nufrieda competed to 1.40m as a 7 year old before being put in foal. Nufrieda’s talent was no surprise given the success of her family. Her dam Elly is by Sire of the Century Ramiro Z, and carries the highest predicate for mares in the KWPN of Prestatie. Elly is from the same mare as international 1.60m show jumper, B.Jonggor.
Dam Sire: Eurosport Heartbreaker