By Jo de Roo
Photography: FEI, BWP/Dirk Caremans
The second phase of the BWP stallion approval has concluded, once again without an audience. As far as the showjumping stallions are concerned, in absolute and relative figures, slightly more BWP-born stallions than stallions from other studbooks have been selected to participate in the third and final phase.
Young Stallions such as Parfait van het Schaeck, Pegase van het Ruytershof, Nixon van’t Meulenhof, El Barone 111 Z, and Mosito van het Hellehof all impressed with their offspring during this BWP stallion approval, so we analyzed the most successful breeders and the sires of selected stallions.
As the title indicates, some young stallions scored well with their offspring and, based on the results of our analyses, we interviewed several breeders, including Valentijn de Bock, Vicky van de Poel (Studfarm Molenhof), Bert van den Branden (Stable ’t Ruytershof) and Niel Vangelder (Stable Koningsbos).
In the ranking for ‘sires of selected stallions’, Nixon van ’t Meulenhof scored four selected from five presented sons, followed by El Barone 111 Z and Bamako de Muze each with three out of three, plus Balou du Rouet, Chacco-Blue, Mosito van het Hellehof and Parfait van het Schaeck with two out of two apiece, and finally Pegase van’t Ruytershof with two out of three. Obviously, young stallions must be given sufficient opportunities, and in this article we start with the youngest, namely Parfait van het Schaeck (Comme il faut Faut - Like A Diamond van het Schaeck x Diamant de Semilly) and Pegase van’t Ruytershof (Comme il faut - Gianthina van‘t Ruytershof x Cartani), both born in 2015.
The sons of promising Parfait van het Schaeck
One of the two Parfait van het Schaeck sons who was selected to the third phase is called Tattoo H & DB. Valentijn De Bock and Carl Heyrman bred Tattoo out of O’Mega H & DB (Kannan - Ikea van ‘t Roosakker x For Pleasure). About O’Mega H & DB De Bock says: “We bought her as an embryo auction. The gender of the embryo was not yet known at that time, so we were lucky when a filly was born. In total we have bred three descendants out of O’Mega: Tattoo, his full brother Usher, and his half-sister Ulysse (Orak d’Hamwyck).”
Why did you purchase this embryo? “Because of her dam line, the lineage ‘van’t Roosakker’. She also carries the performance blood I like. When the auction took place, Carl Heyrman and I were on holiday in Ibiza together. We bought the embryo over the telephone.”.. To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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