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. Grandsire Landgraf I is as famous as Quidam and has a long list of international jumpers and approved stallinons. Verdi descends from the famous Holsteiner damline 474-a. This motherline produced the approved stallions Calato, Colombo, Carlino, Loxgraf Go, Montreal, Aldato, Nimrod, Cavalier and Cicero. 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. Recent achievements are Team Gold at the European Championships in Aachen, Team Gold at WEG in Caen, and Team Silver and Individual Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. Verdi was also in the Dutch team at Rio and was still going strong at the age of 16 years.
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.”
PL Taste the Stars
Verdi x Corlando x Wohler II
2017 - Bay Gelding
Dam Sire - Corlando
His pedigree features some of the world's most renowned Holsteiners. These include Cor de la Bryere, Alme Z, Contender, Ladykiller, Ramiro, Marlon, Farnese, and one of the most influential Hanoverian stallions, Gotthard.
These sire lines have been huge influences in dressage and showjumping throughout the world.
Corlando's sire, Contango II, has had a major influence in warmblood breeding in Australia, with progeny being highly sought after internationally.
Contango II's sire, Contango I, won eight out of 10 grand prix dressage starts in the US.
Corlando's dam, Lamona (by Lander), has produced numerous top performers in both disciplines, including the Australian national dressage champion Fleetentanze, and the showjumpers Deutschlander and Landman. Lander competed successfully at grand prix dressage and world cup showjumping.
Grand Sire - Quidam De Revel
In 2004, Quidam de Revel topped the World Breeding Championships Jumping Stallion ratings for the second year running, establishing himself as the pre-eminent – and most expensive – living sire of jumping horses. With ten of his progeny jumping in Jerez 2002, he was the stallion with the most number of progeny at the WEG.
A decade later, Quidam was still a force at the London Olympic Games but more through his sons. Quidam had one representative, while his son Nabab de Reve had four, and his son, Kashmir van Schutterhof, one. Another Quidam son, Quasimodo Z had two, with singles to Vigo d’Asouilles, Guidam and Dollar da la Pierre.
On the WBFSH stallion rankings for 2014, Quidam de Revel is in 10th with by far his most successful representative, Verdi.
Quidam de Revel unites two of the most important lines of the Selle Français horse – the lines of Jalisco and Uriel.
Winner of Kakatea 5 year old young event horse competition with his new owner.