The stallion Gisborne VDL has been proposed for recognition. This son of Zirocco Blue VDL has been successful at the highest level in show jumping with riders Daniel Coyle and Jeroen Dubbeldam. The stallion selection committee for show jumping has expressed positivity about the breeding product of VDL Stud. The General Board has formalized this recognition request.

With Jeroen Dubbeldam, Gisborne VDL won the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden in the autumn of 2023. With Daniel Coyle, the grey stallion led the Irish team to victory in the Nations Cup of Vancouver and second place in the Nations Cup of Rotterdam. Additionally, the duo secured fourth place in the Grand Prix of Wellington and sixth place in the World Cup of Ocala.

Performance lineage
The preferent Zirocco Blue VDL is the sire of Gisborne VDL. Zirocco Blue VDL was successful at the highest level in sport with Jur Vrieling. He now appears to be a top progenitor with a top 10 position in the WBFSH Sire Ranking. Mother Alpen Roos (by Goodtimes) also produced the Grand Prix horse Fancy Roos VDL (by Baltic VDL). Out of the four performance mares in a row, great-grandmother Wildroos (by G.Ramiro Z) in combination with Wellington produced the Grand Prix horses Deka and Ishan. From the direct motherline come a total of nineteen 1.50m/1.60m horses, and from this renowned lineage 474a also come the Grand Prix stallions Bubalu VDL and Verdi.

Gisborne VDL meets the PROK requirements and the exterior assessment raises no concerns. Gisborne VDL has a genomic breeding value of 97 (51% reliability), and he is also not a carrier of WFFS. The stallion is available through VDL Stud.

Source: KWPN
Photo: Digishots

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