Etoulon VDL and Grandorado TN were honoured as the new predicate stallions at the KWPN Stallion Show earlier tonight. Accompanied by their breeders and owners, both stallions were pronounced keur. 

When the first crop of a stallion is minimally 7 years of age, a stallion can become keur. The keur predicate is awarded to a stallion that distinguishes himself in passing on sport qualities, measured by a sport index that should be 115 or higher with a minimum reliability of 85%. Another important aspect in the award of the keur predicate is the breeding qualities regarding conformation. 

Sport horses and inspection champions

Etoulon VDL (Toulon out of Utareusa elite pref prest PROK by Calvados) was presented in hand in the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch. the stallion was born in 2009 at the stables of breeder Piet Sleutels in Roggel, who sold him as a foal to VDL Stud. At the KWPN Stallion Show Etoulon was declared vice-champion and later that year he was approved with 88 points. He competed at international 1.60m height with Jur Vrieling and his offspring are now garnering attention at the international shows. Etoulon VDL is represented by four KWPN-approved stallions: It’s Otto, Insider VDL, Kardesh and Oosterbuur. He produced five National Foal Championships winner and three champions of the National Mare Championships. Etoulon VDL has a breeding value of 131 with a reliability of 91%. He stands out for producing inspection champions, approved stallions, and international sport horses. 

Sport stallion Grandorado TN 

Grandorado TN N.O.P. (Eldorado van de Zeshoek out of Charmieque elite prest EPTM-sprt IBOP-spr sport-spr PROK by Carolus II) was first honoured KWPN Jumping Horse of the Year, after which he received the keur predicate. The breeding product of Marinus Rietberg and Dick Verhoeven of Holten rose to the highest level of international showjumping with Willem Greve. In addition, the fact that this stallion means a great deal to the Dutch jumper sport, his offspring are also making a name for themselves. The youngest generations turn heads in free jumping, the older offspring are leaving a mark in sport. He already produced to approved sons: Le Quirky Jr and Onassis TN. Grandorado TN meets the requirements for the keur predicate with a breeding value of 124 and a reliability of 88. 

Photo Etoulon VDL: Dirk Caremans

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