By Adriana van Tilburg
Photography: Janne Bugtrup
A total of 17 stallions were presented at the Holsteiner January inspection, of which eight were finally approved/recognized. Additionally, four out of the eight were owned by Dutch stallion owners, including VDL, who scored a hattrick, with three of their stallions being recognized. The audience favourite was the reserve champion of last year’s OS stallion inspection: For Treasure VDL (For Pleasure - Carthana Z x Carthago, bred by G. van de Winkel).
The third VDL stallion, Jaloubet Z (Baloubet du Rouet) is closely related to Taloubet Z (Galoubet A - Krista x Polydor, bred by Cees Klaver). Officially half brothers, but more like three-quarters because Galoubet A also sired Baloubet du Rouet. Taloubet Z has been successful with Christian Ahlmann at 1m60 – the combination winning the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Leipzig, which was the final competition for the stallion...CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO BREEDING NEWS
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