Impressive VDL x Herald 3 ( La Belle )

Auction closure: 12-10-2021 20:00 local time Belgium, except any extentions

Impressive VDL

ARD VDL Douglas Darco Lugano van la Roche
Fiona M Capitol I
Atendri Contender Calypso II
Iduna VI Corofino I
Evita IV

La Belle

Herald 3 Heraldik xx Caramel xx
Heraldika xx
Alassia Lorenz
Ancolie Numero Uno Libero H
Melodie Zortin

Sold for: €6500

Sold to: Netherlands

Breeding, blood and appearance
Horse's name: Rio
Gender: Stallion
Date of birth: 16 May 2021
Sire: Impressive VDL
Dam: La Belle
Dam's sire: Herald III
You can definitely have confidence in the future with this colt, Rio. He is from the good breeding stable of Patrick Verbakel, internationally successful eventing horseman and breeder of La Belle. Rio is a large, stylish foal that moves beautifully, shows a lot of blood and breeding, a foal that has been given extra size from the dam's side.
Sire Impressive VDL is a typical offspring of top-class sire, Douglas:  dimensions, firmness and a whole lot of power. And an outstanding name when it comes to eventing horses, a sport that sire Douglas also excels at. The dam's line has produced an impressive number of international sporting horses.
Dam La Belle has only just started out but here too, the promise is clearly present: of her dam Ancolie's four offspring, two are already competing in international showjumping, the other two, including La Belle, are not old enough yet.
Her sire is Herald III, a 1.60m-jumping son of Heraldik XX. Herald III was extremely successful at the highest level of showjumping with such riders as Pilar Lucrecia Cordon Muro, Markus Beerbaum, Erik Lamaze and Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. In his 8-year career, Herald III won the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera and Saint-Lo and the Nations Cup in Barcelona. We find famous thoroughbreds such as Ladykiller xx, Manometer xx, Cottage Son xx, Ramzes x and Anblick xx in his pedigree. 
Herald III offspring are very successful in eventing at present. For example, Moreno Grove was champion of the 4-year-olds in the Dutch Eventing Young Horse Trials, Lumos Eclips was reserve champion of the 5-year-olds. Sanne de Jong was 3rd at the KWPN Championship with a Herald III offspring and 6-year-old Handsome Harry is already very successful in the 2*. We would all like more thoroughbred but it's very difficult to find a suitable thoroughbred for current breeding so Herald III is the chance to introduce a lot of blood. His own achievements combined with those of his family make Herald III the ideal stallion to have in the pedigree.

16-05-2021 (Birth date) 21% (VAT) The Netherlands - Aarle Rixtel (Location)

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