PL Rupert Bear being produced for subsequent sale March 2023.
Sire -Zacharov TN
Zacharov is the perfect example of performance breeding as we love to see nowadays. Zacharov’s pedigree include Olympic sire Clinton, the extremely competitive Lord Z, Stallion of the Century Nimmerdor, the legendary Almé and the indispensable Gotthard. In addition, Zacharov’s damline goes back to the well-known mare Antje Z. This daughter of Almé is a result of the same combination as World Cup Finalists and famous stallion Artos Z and Aerobic Z, sons of Almé bred out of the full sisters of Antje’s dam. Additionally, Antje Z stood at the base of Grand Prix horses like Toldine (Francie Steinwedell-Carvin), Shinto (José Maria Rega) and Plenty (Eliza Schuford).
Zacharov’s dam Oldine already produced the international showjumpers Adventure (Riccardo Pisani), Uladine (Martina Meroni) and Carolus (Jörg Peper), while her grandchildren Aldine (Jordan MacPherson) and Zsa Zsa (Patrick Spits) compete at 1.60m and 1.40m level.
Ridden by Maikel van der Vleuten and Hanno Ellerman, Zacharoved already performed at international level at a very young age. Zacharov won the World Cup of Pezinok in 2013, the Grand Prix of Mierlo and the Gold Tour in Celje, while he already made his Grand Prix debut as an 8-year-old. Zacharov was placed in the top 10 at prestigious shows like Valkenswaard, Lanaken, Oliva, Lyon, Hamburg and Basel.
As a sire, Zacharov stays loyal to his pedigree and his own fantastic performances. His oldest offspring have already made their international debut.
Sire: Zacharov TN
PL Rupert Bear
Zacharov TN x Littorio x Gibralter II (SWB)
2019 NZWB Dark Bay Colt
Dam Sire: Littorio
In New Zealand, Littorio progeny were seen mostly in the Dressage arena. Primarily because he was imported as an older stallion and by the time breeders realised the huge potential of his progeny in dual disciplines, he had passed away. His owner Paul Ffoulkes described him as producing top performers across the disciplines and his progeny really appeared to begin to excel later in their teens. This led to a demand for Littorio progeny for breeding and competition.
Littorio was a fully approved and licensed with the Holsteiner Verband, Oldenburg Verband and Belgian Warmblood.
Littorio is the 1995 Grand Champion of the Holsteiner Verband, Neumunster. Littorio had outstanding suspension and gaits and is known for passing on beautiful heads, conformation and ability. His sire, Lord, is one of the most influential sires in the history of the Holstein and Littorio was one of his last remaining sons.Littorio has produced Belgium's 2001 National Grand Champion filly foal, and also sired two finalists for the national freejumping championships at Melchen. These two finalists were selected out of 110 two-year-olds.
He also has two qualifiers for the Bundeschampionart 2003 and a finalist for the young horse world championships, in Monteray, Mexico.
Littorios family is ranked number one for producing dressage horses in the world with such relatives as Flemmingh. Gestion Lingh and Krack Z. The 2003 Netherlands Champion Foal was out of a Littorio mare and in his first season in New Zealand he produced many Premium foals and Overall Australian Champion Foal - Barrabadeen Timeless. His reputation continued the following year to produce 2005 HHAA&NZ Champion Filly, Colt Foal and Yearling.
Dam Sire: Littorio
PL Rupert Bear received a Merit the NZWB Classification Tour in February 2020 with some great comments from the german classifier.