Joop van Uytert tells KWPN: “Up to his last day, Krack C was in really good shape. Of course, he was old and since this year we didn’t use him anymore for coverings, but he went in the paddock daily and was happy. Last Saturday we even showed him to a group of young KWPN members. They had the chance to see him for the last time. This morning we put him out in the paddock, in between the mares. He was enjoying the sunshine when he suddenly died. It was actually quite peaceful.”

Krack was, from a very young age, a striking stallion. He started his career with American rider Nick Wagman who did well with him in the Stallion Competition and the Pavo Cup. Later on Anky van Grunsven took over the reins of the bay, that was bred by Stoeterij ’t Centrum in Wijdenes. Guided by her, the charm of the expressive Flemmingh-son came to full bloom. Highpoint in his career were the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera where the pair finished eighth, the highest scoring Dutch combination.

Krack C has a total of 10 KWPN approved sons. Among them the famous stallion Vivaldi and the well breeding sire United. Both stallions have a lot of influence on dressage horse breeding, world-wide. United also through his son Bordeaux. Another 13 grandsons are also on the list of KWPN approved stallions. Joop van Uytert: “We are tremendously proud of the breeding of Krack C. He and Gribaldi were the two first stallions on our stud. They were both so influential. And not only Krack’s sons are doing well, you also see lots of good horses from Krack C dams. Think about Juliette Ramel’s Buriël (s.Osmium), a fantastic horse. And what about the KWPN Stallion Apache, he is also out of a Krack mare. Krack was a super sport horse and after he got back to the stud he has known eight wonderful years. He’s had a top-life!”

Frozen semen of Krack C is still available.




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