Gare du Lyon H VDL Z
(Goliath H VDL Z)
Owned in partnership with Highbury Show Stables Ltd
2015 Grey 16.3hh
Registered as Goliath H VDL Z
2020 Stallion Fee: Private Treaty
X-rays clean, Endoscope clear, semen evaluation is excellent
Summer/Fall 2020 "Geo" participated in his first horse shows and performed exceptionally in the 1.10m on the grass at Rocky Mountian Showjumping as well as jumping at Thunderbird Showpark under the ride of Gareth Graves.
CWHBA National Stallion Performance Test Champion 2019
Panel - Katy Holder-Vale (Hanoverian UK) Chairman of British Hanoverian Horse Society and Studbook Manager
Panel - Connie Dorsch - respected international judge of conformation, hunters, and equitation, coach, CSHA/CWHBA inspector
Panel - Charmaine Bergman - National Chair of CWHBA, CWHBA Senior Inspector
Panel - Joanne Wright - CWHBA Senior Inspector
Test Rider - Alex Grayton - International Coach and Grand Prix rider
Test Rider - Rodney Tulloch - International Coach, Hunter/Derby, and Grand Prix rider
Test Rider - Sherri Bresee - International GP/FEI Dressage Coach, trainer, rider
Test Rider - Jenneke Hoogendoorn-Baker - International FEI Dressage trainer, rider, coach
"Stallion has got an incredible canter"
"gives a good feel under the rider in all gaits, with balance suppleness and adjustability"
"excellent control of his power and scope"
"although he has a jumping pedigree, I would love to take him to the top in Dressage"
Pedigree is full of and related to vast numbers of 1.40-1.60 horses
Sire line: GARE DU NORD by STREET HASSLE (currently shown by Becky Gochman in the USA to 1.50m)
- Champion of AES in Schijndel beating GLENFIDDICH VDL and VERSAILLES VDL.
Dam line : Very strong, prolific and proven. VDL CARDENTO x CONCORDE x NIMMERDOR
Dam GESINA SR is currently competing at the 1.45m level
QUICK STAR - sire of - BIG STAR, ISHD DUAL STAR, STAR POWER, QUANTO FINO, VLEUT, ORIENT EXPRESS HDC, STREET HASSLE
DAME RICARD - dam of - ORNELLA, QAT, IQBAL DES HAYETTES, UPSTART, GLOBAL EXPRESS VDL, STREET HASSLE
KAMTCHATKA - dam of - TAXI DRIVER, UNCOMMON, SAPTO3, ORIENT EXPRESS HDC, GARE DU NORD
LORPIERRE - dam of - DOLLAR DELA PIERRE, KAMTCHATKA
VDL CARDENTO - sire of - CORPORAL VDL, GLORY DAYS, CARISMA, CHECK PICOBELLA Z, NICE STEPHANIE, CYKLON 1083, CARRERA VDL, H&M FLIP'S LITTLE SPARROW, CELESTINE, THRILLER P, GDE MATRIX, CAFINO, QUATRO MAIL, GESINA SR, DAKAR VDL
BERNADETTE - LAROCHE VDL (Full sister to Vedette R)
CARTELLO VDL - Half sibling to VDL CARDENTO, both out of B-ESTELLE
Character - 9
Temperament - 10
Willingness - 9
Constitution - 9
Individual Trot - 8
Individual Canter - 9.5
Individual Walk - 7.5
Rideability - 9
Scope - 9
Technique - 8.5
Test Rider 1 - 8
Test Rider 2 - 8
Test Rider 3 - 9
Test Rider 4 - 8