BELGIUM (by Adriana van Tilburg) Joris de Brabander is the breeder of several horses that have participated at the Olympic Games of London 2012, among them London (Nabab de Rêve) and Gerco Schröder (NED), Derly Chin de Muze (For Pleasure) with Eric Lamaze (CAN), and Mylord Carthago (Carthago) and Penelope Leprevost (FRA).
The mare Derly Chin de Muze descends from the fa- mous Qerly Chin de Muze (Chin Chin), born in 1993. She has founded a line in her own image. Not only with Qerly Chin, but also with the mares Ta Belle van Sombeke (Chin Chin) and Fragance de Chalus (Jalisco B) who added to de Brabander’s success. Qerly Chin produced 11 offspring of whom nine were mares.
Qerly Chin’s line is young, starting with Asstep (Saygon) born in 1977. The Sire is a BWP-approved stallion from a Hanoverian motherline, bred by Jozef Geenen from Balen Neet. Asstep produced only one offspring, the mare Goya (Fleuri du Manoir) bred by Leon van Lierop. Goya was purchased by Wal- ter de Brabander (Joris’s father). Already as a foal she was strikingly beautiful and had good movement so she was covered as a two-year-old by Pachat II. This stallion stood at that time with the de Brbander family. As a three-year-old Goya was again partnered with Pachat II, then started under saddle at the age of five. Johan Lenssens rode her in the six-year-old final in Gesves, after which she was sold. Goya showed a lot of scope and was very careful. She produced two full sisters; Jena and Kerly (Pachat II), both bred by Walter de Brabander. Like her mother, Jena started in sport with Johan Lenssens and was then sold...