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Untouchable: A pedigree mongrel!


Bloodline analysis by Adriana van Tilburg: Interesting stallions are being born at a time of globalization where it’s easy for breeders to gather together different bloodlines from different studbooks. Thirty of 40 years ago you had to use a neighbourhood stallion that was close to you, whereas now you can use a stallion that’s thousands of kilometres away thanks to frozen semen and other modern techniques.

Untouchable/ex Untouchable 27 (Hors la Loi II - Promesse x Heartbreaker, stamm 18a2) is one of those stallions: a good mix between French, Dutch and Holsteiner bloodlines.

Holsteiner foundation

The KWPN stallion Untouchable descends from Holsteiner stamm 18a2 – a line that shows a connection to the KWPN Studbook.

Looking back to the 1970s, full brothers Komeet and Makelaar (Sable Skinflint xx - Uhrendorf x Logger) were both approved for the KWPN. Uhrendorf’s daughter, Alwine (Cottage Son xx), produced the Groninger approved stallion Falko (Falkner). It was during a time when the Groninger Studbook was trying to maintain a certain type of horse for their studbook.

Alwine was mostly paired with Thoroughbreds, although her daughter Nalwine is by the stallion Romantiker (Ramiro Z - Dedy x Martell, stamm 628b). Romantiker’s product was the mare Trika, out of the mare Heurige (Herbstglanz) also coming from stamm 628b. The most famous product out of Trika’s branch is the stallion Cheenook (Caretino), approved for several studbooks. Cheenook’s full sister is the mare Domina VII, who produced Ulrich Kirchhoff’s 1m60 jumping horse Carino (Cassini I)

Back to Nalwine: Paried with Calypso she produced the 1m40 jumping horse Charivari. One of Kevin Staut’s first top horses – Crocodile Man (Carthago) – also came
from Nalwine, and the duo was part of the golden French young riders team at the 2000 European Championships in Hartpury, England. We learned from Kevin Staut that Crocodile Man was a ver y careful horse, a real winner in his (Clear way) is jumping at 1m45 with Ali Bin Hamooda (UAE).


Cerrie’s daughter Chablis (Carthago) was sold to the Netherlands, to Dr. Henk
beautiful lonlined Holsteiner is in my eyes the perfect partner for Heartbreaker. I am positive that Heartbreaker would have done a lot of great things for the Holsteiner breed if he had been used there, but unfortunately it is too late. Chablis had extra movement, people from my area were interested in having her as a dressage horse. She subsequently competed at Dutch Z-level dressage, but I know that she was sold as a jumping horse to the USA.”

Having used the very interesting stallion Heartbreaker (Nimmerdor x Bacarole – Silvano) for Chablis, the resulting foal was born when she was three years old. This foal would become Promesse, the mother of Heartbreaker. According to the KWPN, Chablis competed at M-level dressage.

Following the birth of Promesse, the history of Chablis is a little vague. She shows up in Belgium as a 14- year-old under the name Mirakel, nickname ‘Betty’. At Zangersheide and with BWP she is registered as Mirakel. There is also information to be found online that this mare has jumped at 1m50 level, but I have been unable to verify these results. Her owner in Belgium, Jan Wuytack, recalls: “Mirakel was a very sweet mare, she showed blood when she had to jump. At home she was very easy to ride. We bought Mirakel when she was 14 years old and she had a tendon injury at that time. We bought her because I thought that her pedigree was very interesting.” The Wuytack family informed me that Beezie Madden (USA) used to ride Mirakel in 1m50 classes, but Madden says, “I do not remember riding a horse by that name, so that's probably why there is no record of it.”

Mirakel’s BWP daughter Levisca (Elvis ter Putte) was, last year, four-year-old champion in Gesves with Kurt de Clercq. Chablis had a daughter by Diamant de Semilly, Nistria, who is foal to Presley Boy and we are assured that this foal will not be for sale... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber