Jeldina’s sire the ‘Preferent’ KWPN stallion, Flemmingh, scored 9 out of a possible 10 for three sections of his performance test which include: paces, trainability and jumping under saddle. He is an internationally appreciated stallion, regarded as an outstanding improver of action and passing on good conformation to his progeny. Flemmingh is considered by many to be the greatest producer of dressage horses in the world. In 2006, Flemmingh holds the #9 spot in the WBFSH Dressage Sires top 10 list.
Flemmingh sires beautiful big, long-lined horses with three perfect gaits. This can be seen on numerous Ster and Keur mares, champion foals and dressage performance horses that he has produced. The foals of Flemmingh are very much in demand by dressage riders, trainers and dealers because they are eager learners, like to work and move with great ease.
Flemmingh's dam Texas also produced three other approved sons: Gaspari I and II and the Holstein Champion Litorio. Texas is a daughter of Carneval who is a proven sire of show jumpers such as Panasonic Video. His sire, Cor de la Bryere, is one of the most important stallions in modern show jumping who also features on the ranking for dressage sires with many graded sons throughout the world.
Flemmingh is line-bred to Ladykiller xx through Lacapo and Lorenz, a practice employed in Holstein breeding to reinforce and increase the percentage of proven talent in the bloodlines. Lacapo, represented by a good BLUP score for dressage of 120, is sire of six graded stallions including the popular Laredo and he has several daughters which have produced graded sons.
Lacapo’s sire Landgraf I by Ladykiller xx is a top source of all-round competition talent in the Holstein breed. He has over 30 offspring currently jumping at top International level including: Libero H, Taggi, Major Wager and is the sire of the international dressage horse Lugano 140. His total progeny winnings to date are over £2.5 million.
Flemmingh has five approved sons. The first international performances of his offspring have shown them to be truly world class. His son Lingh is doing very well at Grand Prix and is currently ranked #2 in the FEI/BCM World Dressage Rankings with his sensational rider Edward Gal. Flemmingh’s most notable son Krack C, winner of the Pavo Cup in 2000, is consistently ranked in the top of the world with the current Olympic Champion Anky Van Grunsven. Both Krack C and Lingh are selected for the Dutch A-team. Flemmingh is the sire of many champion mares such as: Kwebbel, reserve-champion UTV and the highest IBOP of the Netherlands with 90 points, Likina Field reserve-champion UTV and Kevanie UTV reserve-champion.
Jeldina is a product of one of the leading KWPN mare lines- Relanse
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Family Van Straaten has been breeding with the successful Relanse-lineage since their purchase of the Sultan-daughter Eldina. Like the international jumper Rendijk (Renville) under Markus Fuchs and the national 1.40m jumper Funny Face (Landetto) under miss De Koning. Eldina is also a product of the mare Wildina [Nimmerdor - Relanse - Mannerheim]. Wildina's full sister, Zeldina, is dam of the international jumper Dublin (Ulft) under Ulrich Kirchhoff. Also the national jumpers Invita and Juventa are direct descendants of foundation dam Relanse.
Out of Eldina Family Van Straaten bred successively the mares Isabelle (Voltaire) and Jeldina (Flemmingh). Isabelle produced the Larno-son Astro Rey and the Silvio II-daughter Nikita-S before starting her own impressive career in the international jumping sport. Under Indra Rosendi Isabelle twice won the Jakarta Grand Prix.
In 2001 before mentioned Astro Rey [Larno - Isabelle] won the World Championship for 7-yr-olds in Monterrey under John Perez. The Larno son was also winner of the small grand prix of Monterrey in 2003 with the same rider. Eldina's second daughter Jeldina was champion of the Friesian central selection in Drachten and was referred to the UTV. Later Jeldina was started in dressage up to ZZ-light under Monique Peuts and was exported to Canada by Prima Equestrian to pursue her dressage and breeding career.
Family Van Straaten continues this line with the mares Nikita-S [Silvio II - Isabelle], Relanse-S [Flemmingh - Eldina] who is a full blood sister to Jeldina and Vacance-S [Osmium - Flemmingh]. Frieda van Straaten is currently riding Relanse-S at Z level dressage.
Jeldina’s dam, Eldina, is a Keur ‘Preferent, Prestatie’ mare by the Keur KWPN stallion Sultan. Sultan comes from the famous ‘Reina’ line, also called Burga-stam which is the renowned mare line from breeder Wim van Arkel [Dutch mareline 8 of breeding family 6o]. Famous horses from this mother line are: Darkdream, Sultan, Kallisto, Mendel, Charmeur and Waldo.
Sultan gives both dressage and show jumping qualities to his children. He has several approved sons such as: the KWPN stallion Bustron [Sultan - Eros], NAWPN stallion Charmeur [Sultan - Ronco xx] and the NRPS stallion Sultano [Sultan - Roemer]. Sultan’s famous show jumping son, It’s Otto [Sultan - Farn], competed at the highest levels of the sport and his daughter Jaguar [Sultan - Doruto] was an international dressage horse.
Jeldina’s grand-dam, Wildina, was a Ster mare by the prolific ‘Preferent’ KWPN stallion Nimmerdor. At his stallion testing Nimmerdor distinguished himself by his great jumping abilities. He went on the have a successful career in show jumping with Albert Voorn competing in various World Cup competitions and had top showings at other international competitions such as: Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to the Los Angeles Olympic Games but his owner, VDL Stud, opted to keep him home for what would later prove to be his legendary breeding career. Nimmerdor held to top position in the Dutch jumping index for many years with the highest degree of reliability. In 2000, Nimmerdor was awarded the prestigious titles "Stallion of the Year" as well as "Stallion of the Century".