absolutely stunning 5yo 16.2hh mare.
her sire Zambesi is the result of sport horse breeding with a vision. The legendary Heartbreaker, who is world-famous for his reflexes and attitude, was combined with Calvaro Z, who stood out due to his unlimited scope. Zambesi’s dam Calanda Z jumped at international level with Mathijs van Asten, while granddam Alanda performed at international level with Pieter Kersten. Alanda is a daughter of Le Mexico and bred many top horses, such as It’s The Business (Geoff Glassard) and Galanda (Edwin Smits), who is again the dam to Now or Never (Piet Raijmakers).
As a youngster, Zambesi himself was already successful in showjumping: at the age of six he qualified for the finals at the World Championships in Lanaken and ridden by Sjaak Sleiderink he became three times second out of four competitions in the KWPN Stallion Competition, of which he won both the final and the overall standings in Den Bosch. Later on, Zambesi competed successfully at 1.45m level.
Zambesi’s offspring show great potential for the big sport. For example, the now six-year-old Fozz was acquired by Ashford Farm for top-rider Marlon Zanotelli last year, his offspring stand out in young horse competitions again and again and a son of Zambesi x Polydor became reserve champion of the Stallion Show in Westphalia. Just like Zambesi himself, his offspring show reflexes, a great attitude and a lot of power.
her dam side needs little introduction, her dam jumped to 140cm level before staring breeding, herself combining the breeding of legends concorde and nimmerdor. her dams sister is 'valanta' who jumps now at 160cm level for russian rider Ian van Schalkwyk.
broken as a 4yo and lightly jumped around some small farmer shows this mare was deemed too good an opportunity for breeding to miss she was put in foal to verdi, a foal she has just weaned.
she is just about to come back to work to be produced, a serious jumper with a big future. this is one we think an awful lot of.