Mares - Aquila K


Name: Aquila K
Bloodlines: Indoctro – Lord Calando – Voltaire
Height: 16.1 h / 167 cm
Markings: Star and hind sock
Year of Birth: 2002
KWPN Predicate: Elite, Sport (Jumping)
Genetic Testing Predicate: D-OC

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Imported from Holland Aquila competed at Grand Prix level in Holland and the USA winning at WEF. Due to her success in sport she holds the high distinction of Elite, Sport with the KWPN.

A powerful mare with abundant scope, quick reflexes, excellent jumping style and athletic ability she is a gifted jumper. Aquila was retired sound from sport and we are looking forward to her foals with much anticipation.


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Indoctro was Champion of his stallion test in 1993, Champion of the stallion competition, Dutch Champion of 4 yr old show jumpers, the best 6 yr old at the Turnier der Sieger in Munster, and placed 6th in the World Championship for 6 yr olds. In his first year of international jumping he placed 1st in Munster, 4th in Bremen, and 4th in Hamburg.

Indoctro is the youngest KWPN stallion to be awarded Preferent in 2006 at the age of 16 and is for the second time in row ranked in 2nd place of German’s top sires. He already has more than 10 approved sons including: Orame and No Limit who were both Champions of their stallion test. He has also produced Champion mares and foals including: Operette – Champion of the Central Keuring of Groningen; Olympia – Dutch Champion; Ocinthe – Friesland 2 year old Champion; Noblesse – Champion of the Central Keuring of Flevoland.

Indoctro is one of the world’s greatest sires he has sired a significant number of Ster, Keur and Elite mares as well as many approved sons. His offspring continue to achieve successes at the highest level and a significant number of offspring have competed at Olympic Games. In Rio de Janeiro Indoctro was represented by his sons Imothep and Amarillo. At previous Olympics were: Vedor, Casadora, VDL Orestus, Don Porfirio and Nike.

At the World Equestrian Games five offspring of Indoctro participated: Vedor, Valentino Velvet, Ulano, Gemini and Imothep. With Darragh Kenny Imothep finished 12th individually and was impressive with several victories and clear rounds in Nations Cups in 2014.

Other Indoctro offspring successful in 2014: Zaire won the GP Bordeaux, Whitney won the GP Kentucky, Arera C was second in the GP of London and won the GP of Roosendaal, Interline H won the GP of Humlikon, Comic van de Vitha won the GP of Mijas, Zydoctro vd Kapel won the GP of Lier and Unique won World Cup in Riyadh. Indiana 127 won the silver medal at the Central American and Arab Games and Ulano won the silver medal at the Asian Games. Additionally great performances were laid down by the following Indoctro progeny in 2014: Any Given Sunday, Edoctro, Flying Saucer das Umburanas, Galan?S, Indigo, Kassandre Erger Kerto, Labors Wonderboy, Mister Big, Ulano, Valerie, Valle Blanche, Veyron, Vivaldi K, Washington, Willem, Xindoctro Metodo, Zabelle S, Zingara, Zirano, and Zorro H.

Indoctro offspring with famous names are: Black Ice, Induction, Maddock, Masseratie, Minka’s Diamond, Mustique, Nadia, Nassau, VDL Orame, Patrick VII, Picolien Zeldenrust, Sr. Doctro, Tavanta, Tyson, Ultimate VDL, Youp, etc. Flying Saucer das Umburanas was Dutch Champion Young Riders and Royal Dream won the silver medal. Aristotelis became Mexican Champion.

Worldwide, offspring of Indoctro have won many championship titles such as: Always There, World Champion and Dutch Champion for 5-year olds; Van Schijndel’s Concrex Owaola – Dutch Eventing Champion; Zirano V – Dutch Champion of the 5-year olds; Vedor – World Champion of the 6-year olds; Ubalia -World Champion of the 7-year olds; Boss VDL and VDL Orame – Champions of KWPN Stallion Selections; Ultimate VDL – Dutch Champion of the 4-year olds, and Arriba became Dutch Eventing Champion.


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Aquila’s esteemed dam line has produced International performing horses. Both her dam and grand-dam have the KWPN predicates Sport and Prestatie and generously pass on their qualities.

Dam Laurette S Z has the highest KWPN predicates: Keur, Sport, Preferent, and Prestatie. Successful in sport she produced the International show jumpers: Brandy Ster (Ustinov) ridden by Christine Raaholt, Roots (Corland), approved stallion Blom’s Cuba Libre K PROK (Quaprice Bois Margot), Devlin K Sport (Douglas) ridden by Gianni Govoni and Fifthy-Fifthy K (Cardento) who has already made his international debut in the youngster tours standing out with several clear rounds.

Laurette’s sire Lord Calando is a superb example of the Lord and Calando I combination, two of Schleswig-Holstein’s top jumping lines. The career of Lord Calando is truly one of the signs of the times. Born and raised in Holstein, Germany, he finished his stud career in France.

Lord Calando’s sire needs little introduction, a son of the great Holsteiner sire Lord by Ladykiller xx. Lord is considered to be a pillar of Holsteiner breeding. His lifetime progeny earnings exceed 3 million DM and include some of the world’s top show jumpers, such as the famous Livius, winner of the Hamburg Derby and in the Olympic Games in 1984, Lord Z, Lord Caletto, Top Speed, Indeed, Aegon’s Lordon and many others.
His dam Perra (Calando I), is also the dam of the highly ranked Zangersheide stallion Carthago Z (Capitol I) another of the great jumping competitors and sires who competed at the Sydney Olympics with Jos Lansink. Her sire, Calando was himself an international show jumper with Karsten Huck and then with the Belgian (later to represent Luxemburg) Edgar-Henri Cuepper. He was also a good sire of jumpers with progeny with earnings of DM500,000 by 1994, and 180 state premium mares. Canada’s top-ranked show jumper Conejo (Karen Cudmore) was a son of Calando I.

Lord Calando’s grand-dam, Kerrin was a successful show jumper in her own right. She was the only registered daughter of Mambo (by the Thoroughbred Marlon) of the famous mare line 730B, which also produced the Caletto brothers. Kerrin shares a dam sire with them Consul, the sire of the great dressage horse, Granat.

After standing at the famous private stud farm of Maas J. Hell, Lord Calando made his move to France, to the French National Stud. In 2006, he was 47th on the list of the top 100 French stallions with 73 mares. In 2007, he was 55th with 69 mares. His move to France marks also the return to that country of the blood of one of its most famous exports, Cor de la Bryère, Calando’s sire.

Lord Calando is described on the Stud website as: “a handsome and athletic horse, with very good shoulders and haunches.” They consider his strong points to be: “Looks, movement, genetics… His offspring are good looking with great movement. He should be crossed with mares who lack strength, movement, but have balanced temperaments. Because of the amount of blood on his father’s side, he will have a more refining effect.”

Indeed Lord Calando is rich in Thoroughbred blood. Aside from his paternal grand-sire, Ladykiller, there are three crosses of Cottage Son, one of Rantzau, one of Furioso and one of Marlon.

Lord Calando hit the jackpot when he was ‘trial’ bred while awaiting his performance test, and produced his most famous son, Lux Z one of the most successful stallions in International show jumping. With Jerry Smit, Lux Z participated in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the World Games in Jerez in 2002. He also won the Pulsar Crown competitions in Valkenswaard and Cannes to bring Lux Z’s total winnings to more than a million euro. In blood Rolanda is very closely related to Lux Z through her mareline.

Lord Calando’s approved sons include: Lacantus, FEI-Level Dressage horse, Lordship, Bavaria Luchs and Lux Z. Hilltop Farm’s stallion Royal Appearance, Ludo Philippaerts’ Chatman and Numero Uno’s dam Jolanda boast Lord Calando as their damsire, as do many other successful sport horses around the world.

Lord Calando is the sire of many international show jumping and dressage horses such as: Locando (Marcus Ehning), Fabienne (Piet Raymakers), Lorafus (Jerry Smits), Nabob (Eduard Couperie) and Lukas (Emma Wester). The Hanoverian stallion Lux Z was bred at Zangersheide Stud Farm out of the Holstein mare Apocalypte Z (Ahorn Z), a product of lineage 2543. This famous Holstein family was also responsible for the licensed stallions: Lavallo, Lasino and Lone Star.

Grand-dam Elvira is a Keur, Sport, and Prestatie KWPN mare thanks to the performance of her offspring. Her sire Voltaire is the result of crossing two outstanding bloodlines: Furioso II and Gotthard. Furioso II produced 200 state premium mares and at least 70 approved stallions of which several are standing at stud in other continents. One can easily say that Furioso II has influenced the breeding industry worldwide. The full brother of Furioso II is the French stallion Mexico. His son Le Mexico is a familiar name in Dutch breeding and frequently appears in the pedigrees of successful show jumpers.

The dam’s sire Gotthard is, now more than fifteen years after his death, almost a legend in German sports horse breeding. Gotthard’s strength is continued in his sons and grandsons. Vital in Voltaire’s pedigree is the connection in the third generation to the thoroughbreds More Magic xx on one side and on the other side Furioso xx.

As an 8 year old Voltaire jumped 1.50 m. courses with a great deal of success. He showed his strength in international jumping in 1988 in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembley and in 1989 he brought his showjumping career to a successful ending by winning the Grand Prix of Berlin with Jos Lansink and 2nd in the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden.

Voltaire was the sire with the most offspring at the Olympic Games of Atlanta in 1996. Moreover the world famous Voltaire was second on the World Breeding Ranking of Show Jumping Sires. Voltaire has over 50 approved sons. Many of his offspring jump at Grand Prix level such as: Finesse, Altaire, Kahlua, Play it Again, Helios, Electro, Kannan and Especial. Foltaire, ridden by Gunther Seidel is a famous offspring of Voltaire in the international dressage ring. Voltaire has been awarded Hunter sire of the Year in the USA multiple times. At the moment Voltaire is one of the top sires in the KWPN Jumping Index with 151 points.

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