approved for:Hanover, Finland, KWPN, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg,
Rhineland, Sweden, Southern German Stud Books, Westphalia
From champion stallion to star producer
In terms of genetics, Bordeaux is an absolute rarity, bred from one of the most successful dam lines in the world: The best of the Holstein, Oldenburg, Westphalia and Trakehner populations are united.
Bordeaux himself is a “highflyer” in the FN breeding valuation: With 154 points, he is part of the top group of dressage sires throughout Germany. In 2015 and 2016, he was the father of many of the finalists of the German National Championships of five-year old dressage horses. In 2015, his daughter Best of All won the British five-year-old dressage horse championships and the licensed stallion Ferdeaux was second in the five-year old Pavo-Cup in the Netherlands. The four-year old Pavo-Cup also went to one of Bordeaux’ daughters, Guadeloupe-Beau. In 2016, Guadeloupe-Beau was second in the Pavo-Cup and bronze medal winner at the World Championships of five-year-old dressage horses in Ermelo (NED). Bordeaux also produced in 2016, with the black colt Le Formidable, the best dressage foal in the Netherlands.
Bordeaux and his progeny are characterized by a lot of charm, a modern riding horse type, first-class movement and natural rideability. He won his licensing and his performance test in the Netherlands and was highly placed in the final of the Pavo-Cup in 2010 (comparable to the German national championships). In 2012, ridden by Eva Möller, he was fourth in the finals of the World Championships of six-year-old dressage horses in Verden. In the winter of 2012/13 he qualified, as a result of his outstanding wins at stallion competitions around the Netherlands, for the finals of his age group in s’Hertogenbosch. He was the favourite and won the competition with a clear margin. In 2014, he won international competitions up to Prix St. Georges; since he has been victorious in Grand Prix, and for example highly placed at the Louisdor-Preis in Frankfurt in 2016.
Bordeaux dominated championship and auction events from the beginning: At the Oldenburg championships in Rastede in 2013, Biscaya OLD, Bluetooth and Bella Laguna OLD dominated the first places, and shortly afterwards, Biscaya OLD was Vice National German Champion in Warendorf, where Bluetooth was also high placed in the final, and in autumn Biscaya was sold for a record price (300.000 euros) at the Oldenburg autumn auction in Vechta. In 2014, Heide Queen OLD was Oldenburg Vice Champion in Rastede. From his first crops, 16 highly-regarded sons have already been licensed.
Bordeaux’s sire United finished his stallion performance test in Ermelo with the highest result ever achieved at that time: 9,5 for trot and canter and for his disposition as a dressage horse. With Krack C and Partout, ridden by Anky van Grunsven, two more internationally successful Grand Prix horses stem from this pedigree. Bordeaux´ dam sire Gribaldi was internationally successful with Edward Gal at Grand Prix level and sire to a series of Grand Prix horses, such as Girasol, Sisther de Jeu, Peter Pan and Painted Black, amongst others. In the third generation comes the dressage hero Donnerhall, which underlines the genetic disposition for dressage to a spectacular maximum. Bordeaux’ grand dam Leandra M, ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud, was successful up to St. Georges level. Bordeaux is a descendant of the Westphalian foundation lineage of Dodona (Familie de Baey, Lemgo), which produced the Olympic champion Ahlerich/Dr. Reiner Klimke and Rembrandt/Nicole Uphoff as well as the foundation stallion Rubinstein I and winner of the Olympic Silver Medal Amon/Annemarie Sanders-Keyzer.
Bordeaux: The best from the Netherlands and Germany combined in one stallion on his way to be a new line founder for the international dressage sport