Blackshire Equestrian Centre
Breeding Quality Warmbloods, Friesians & Irish Sporthorses In Western South Dakota USA
(Diaman H Risky Lilpep/Olympic Ferro/Equador)
Grandsire, Olympic Ferro:
Breed: American Warmblood
Sire: Diaman H Risky Lilpep
Dam: Oh Cleopatra (Ferro x Equador x Nimmerdor)
Damsire: Olympic Ferro
TC is a 16.2h red dun pinto Paint x Dutch Warmblood mare. This is a beautiful mare with lovely movement; very uphill with an active hind leg. Due to an unfortunate injury, TC is now starting a new career as a broodmare.
She comes from the Landsvrouwe-stam which is the same mare line as Glock’s Undercover (ridden by Edward Gal), KWPN stallion Amazing Star and KWPN stallion Incognito.
Maternal sister Zuvenir has competed thru CCI2* eventing, maternal brother Caspario has competed thru 4th level and maternal sister Eryana competed thru FEI 5 Yr Olds/2nd Level.
Olympic Ferro won team silver at the 1998 World Equestrian Games (where he finished individual 6th), the 1999 European Championships and the 2000 Olympic Games under Copy van Baalen of the Netherlands. The pair's greatest achievement came when they placed second in the World Cup Final in 's-Hertogenbosch scoring over 80% for their freestyle. Ferro is a foundation sire whose influence is still felt long after his death in 2005 aged 18. He was particularly valued for his exceptional temperament and outstanding use of the hindleg, with a brilliant attitude to his work that has been passed on to his offspring. Of more than 40 licensed sons, the best known are Metall, Negro, and Rousseau. His grand-sons and grand-daughters are currently at the very top of the sport across the globe; Valegro (by Negro) and Uthopia (by Metall) were part of the London 2012 Olympic gold-medall-winning team, with Valegro's success in sport being unparelled.
Equador (by Voltaire) is the sire of the Olympic stallion Idocus. Voltaire is the result of crossing two outstanding bloodlines: Furioso II and Gotthard. Voltaire was really the first of the super star performance stallions to go on and prove himself equally as important as a breeding stallion. He won Nations Cup classes at Calgary, Stockholm, s’Hertogenbosch, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembley. In 1989 he won the Grand Prix of Berlin. Voltaire is represented by a staggering 28! jumpers in the WBFSH standings for 2000/2001 – and was ranked 9th in the top 50 sires in the ten years from 1991 to 2000.
Preferent Nimmerdor was the founding stallion of VDL Stud. He was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn with whom he jumped in various world cups and made an impressive appearance at several important international competitions in for example Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to go to the Los Angeles Olympics but his owners declined as they considered it more important at the time that he devoted himself to his breeding activities. Nimmerdor is holding second place in the Dutch jumping index and breeds with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. He is rated very highly in the WBFSH ranking. Nimmerdor is also approved for Holstein.
He sired more than thirty approved stallions all over the world. When Nimmerdor was withdrawn from the sport, his children were already continuing the great family tradition. Up to Date, Optiebeurs Aldato, Zadok and Ahorn were remarkable international jumpers, but also San Patrignano Avenir, Den Haag, Canadian Colors are famous Nimmerdor children. His son Zapatero is heading for the highest dressage levels. Not to forget Amethist, a Nimmerdor approved son who sired Pan Am team gold medallist Donna Richardson's Jazzman. His daughters always finish well in front at conformation categories, frequently claiming championships, such as Confidence, Zancara, Barones, Golinda and Dehlia. His progeny have excellent breeding results.