This is a mare I was too excited about to not get a foal from before I let her go!
she will make 16.2hh approx 3yo mare and combines all of my favourite breeding rolled into one horse ...
Zambesi is the result of sport horse breeding with a vision. The legendary Heartbreaker, who is world-famous for his reflexes and attitude, was combined with Calvaro Z, who stood out due to his unlimited scope. Zambesi’s dam Calanda Z jumped at international level with Mathijs van Asten, while granddam Alanda performed at international level with Pieter Kersten. Alanda is a daughter of Le Mexico and bred many top horses, such as It’s The Business (Geoff Glassard) and Galanda (Edwin Smits), who is again the dam to Now or Never (Piet Raijmakers).
As a youngster, Zambesi himself was already successful in showjumping: at the age of six he qualified for the finals at the World Championships in Lanaken and ridden by Sjaak Sleiderink he became three times second out of four competitions in the KWPN Stallion Competition, of which he won both the final and the overall standings in Den Bosch. Later on, Zambesi competed successfully at 1.45m level.
Zambesi’s offspring show great potential for the big sport. For example, the now six-year-old Fozz was acquired by Ashford Farm for top-rider Marlon Zanotelli in 2015, his offspring stand out in young horse competitions again and again and a son of Zambesi x Polydor became reserve champion of the Stallion Show in Westphalia. Just like Zambesi himself, his offspring show reflexes, a great attitude and a lot of power.
her dam sire Eldorado van de zeshoek needs no introduction and has now established himself as a foundation sire in Europe.
this mare comes from the damline that produced the licensed stallion and 150cm jumper “heartbeat” (heartbreaker)
while this mares own siblings include :
”Randall” (Calvados) jumps 155cm classes
“clon Cooper” (lord z)jumps to 150cm level with Argentine Santiago brandolino
her dams full sister “gyfrieda” (Eldorado van de zeshoek) jumps to 140cm level curently with Italian guila de angelis.
as it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find 4yos of the quality we would want to produce we have again put some 3yos in foal to mean we have 4yos once the foals are weaned , if they are not sold first .
it was a natural choice for us to choose in special de muse (emerald ) as the sire for this mares foal, he has given us so many good offspring and is certainly among our favourite sires.