Approved for: Hanoverian, Swedish Warmblood, Belgian Warmblood, Holsteiner, Selle Francais
Sire Vigo D’Arsouilles
In 2010, Vigo d’Arsouilles won the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, under his regular rider Philippe Lejeune, and made a significant contribution to the surprise team bronze medal victory. Incidentally, one of Lejeune’s past international show jumpers was Vigo d’Arsouilles’ sire Nabab de Rêve. A well-developed horse out of a strong dam-line, Vigo d’Arsouilles is SBS-approved and KWPN-recognized. His son Bernini was approved by the KWPN with very high scores in the jumping components of the performance test. Since 2008, Vigo d’Arsouilles and Lejeune have been regulars on the Belgian show jumping team, and they have placed high in various Grands Prix and Nations Cup competitions. Furthermore, the talented jumper was crowned Belgium’s Horse of the Year in 2008. In 2010, he was awarded the title again; and in 2011, he was declared BWP Ambassador. Although Lejeune has had many offers to buy Vigo d’Arsouilles, he has opted to keep the jumper for the sport, a decision which allowed him to win the gold medal in Kentucky – the ultimate reward for his decision! The stallion has shown in few competitions this year so as to preserve his full “fire” for the Olympics in London.
Dam Sire For Pleasure
Legendary beyond death – a world-class stallion – for sport and breeding in world-class style.
For Pleasure (1986-2011) was a sure thing in the German National Team for years. With Lars Nieberg he won the German Championships in Gera 1995. In 1996, he was part of the Gold Medal Team at the Olympics in Athens and in 1997 he won a Gold Medal with the team at the European Championships in Mannheim. In 1999, he again won the European Team Championships and in 2000 Team Gold at the Olympics and fourth place in the individuals. In 2002, he became German Champion in Mannheim and in 2003 Team Gold Medallist at the European Championships in Donaueschingen. For Pleasure won 75 advanced level competitions, amongst them many Grand Prix, World Cups and Nation Cups. His descendants are currently conquering the international show jumping circuit.
For Pleasure: effective, modern and sure to perform.
By 19 years he had won more than 1,8 million Euros. In 2000, For Pleasure was the first privately owned stallion awarded the title ´Hanoverian Stallion of the Year`. His progeny such as Atlanta/Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, Barron/Lucy Davis, Farina/Rene Tebbel, Fiery/Lars Nieberg, Firth of Clyde/Christian Ahlmann and Firth of Lorne/Katrin Eckermann are ever-present in great numbers at international tournaments. 145 of For Pleasure progeny are successful at advanced level/S level in Germany alone and have so far earned 2,4 million Euros. On top of that, he is sire of 36 licensed sons who are active around the world. In 1989, For Pleasure did his stallion performance test in Medingen where he won the show jumping index. The sire Furioso II has been Germany´s top sire of the lifetime earnings index for years, with achievements in both breeding and sport. The first foal of the dam Gigantin was the chestnut stallion Winterstar by Wittenberg, who was active in South Africa. She was also bred to Acord II, Caletto I, Quidam de Revel and Sandro. The daughters of these combinations were bred back to For Pleasure. From this breeding came the sires, son and grandson of Gigantin, Fly High (PB/privately owned stallion, Hess.) and For Life‘s Memory (PB/privately owned stallion, Westphalia). For Pleasure´s half-brother, the large framed chestnut Champagner 33 (by Caletto I) was successful for a time with Thomans Brandt. For Pleasure´s full sister Fortuna, born in 2001, produced the stallion Syltus (by Stakkato ) which was licensed in 2008. For Pleasure stems from the Hanoverian dam line 891/Sabitenda/Sportdona (by Sportdonald-Negustus-Bartolo II-Harald-Nordhaus), from which come the stallions Flieder, For Play (PB/privately owned stallion, Hanover), For Kids Only (Ldb./sire Celle), Gurt I and Gurt II (Ldb./sire Redefin) and the internationally successful show jumpers Carmen 146/Johannes Ehning and For Fun 16/Markus Ehning.
Grand Dam Qerly Chin
Qerly Chin, has quickly become a show jumping dynasty. Qerly Chin is widely-recognized as perhaps the best mare in all of Belgium. She is the mother to several internationally competitive progeny with her offspring having already amassed over 1.3 million Euros in winnings. Among her most famous offspring are Eric Lamaze’s former Grand Prix mount, Narcotique de Muze II (by Darco), Ludo Philliparte’s Narcotique de Muze IV (by Quidam de Revel), and the full sisters by Nabab de Reve, who all jumped internationally at the Grand Prix level: Merveille de Muze, Walnut de Muze, Walloon de Muze and Werly Chin de Muze. Qerly Chin is also directly related to 20 approved stallions.