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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.
Clinton x Lord Z x Nimmerdor
2004 KWPN - SJ Level 1.50m
Sire - Clinton
Ridden by Dirk Demeersman, Clinton himself was a phenomenon in the international showjumping ring, while in breeding he is perhaps of even greater class. The son of the legendary Corrado I competed at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, won the Grand Prix of Lummen and finished second in both the Grand Prix and the Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen.
Clinton’s world-class qualities are a result of his strong pedigree, sired by the Corrado I out of a dam by Masetto, which carries the genes of both Moltke and Cottage Son xx. Clinton’s great-grandsire is the world-famous Landgraf I, whose influence is still enormous. In addition, Clinton’s granddam Ohra jumped successfully at international level, named ‘Olympia’. Ridden by Karsten Huck and Dirk Schröder she won over 50.000 German Marks.
In breeding, Clinton is unrivaled as the sire of more than 50 licensed stallions, including the KWPN-approved Eldorado van de Zeshoek TN, Zacharov TN and Whitaker. But the most striking is of course the already legendary top sire Cornet Obolensky, who jumped at the highest level with Marco Kutscher and is placed third on the WBFSH Sire Ranking for Showjumpers.