TWILIGHT VAN HET REITVEN
This horse has fabulous bloodlines full of International jumpers and many Grand Prix winners.
His father is Armstrong who's mother was the dam of Olympic Gold Medal winner De Sijem. He is also full brother to Rolando who was also the sire of another Olympic horse Ranier. His grandsire is Ramiro Z who barely needs an introduction. He is one of the top sires in Holland and was sire of the great Ratina Z who under Ludger Beerbaum won countless Olympic and major championships.
His mother is by Notaris who is the sire of many International show jumpers including Eldorado and Hilton ridden by Michael Whitaker. Notaris stamps all his stock with clean bone and super paces. Courville also features prominently on the mother's side. This Thoroughbred stallion was one of the most influential in KWPN breeding and his numerous sons include Jasper (formerly known as Little One) who won the Hamburg Derby with the great Hugo Simon.
A fabulous bloodline that is sure to produce another top International star of the future.
De Sijem, Rolando, Ranier, Catch 22, Cracker Jack, Edison, Hilton, Suntory, Eldorado, Jasper, Its the Business, Ratina Z and many more!
DOB = 1st March 2000
Twilight arrived in July 2006
He had been produced slowly in Holland by an amateur rider and had just started in the 1.10m divisions.
On his arrival in the UK he attended his first shows and immediately qualified for the Welsh Masters and the Scope Festival in the 1.10m, 1.20m and 1.15m classes.
He was placed in a Newcomers at Welsh Masters and also in the Midway Grand Prix at the Arena UK Festival.
So far in 2007 he has qualified for 4 finals at Scope ( Grade C, Blue Riband Foxhunter, Newcomers and 1.15m) , 3 Welsh Masters Finals (Foxhunter, 7year old and Newcomers) and Newcomers Finals at Scope. He is now being placed in 1.30m/ 1.35m classes and is being aimed at Foxhunter Second Rounds for 2008.
He is a very powerful horse but can be a little fussy in his head. However, he is hugely athletic and once in the ring is very easy to ride round a course often clearing fences by 2 or 3 foot!! He is proving to be enormously scopey, very careful and totally unfazed by any type of fence. Sometimes he jumps so high with no effort that he takes some staying on!
I think he is one of the best horses I have seen in a long time and is already picking up many admirers.
This horse is defintely going to be a top International jumper in the future and is sure to be a name to remember.
Due to his serious talent, a substantial price is being asked for this potential Olympic horse.
Twilight was a little shy in his stable at first but is now becoming quite a character!
He loves nothing more than someone standing and playing with him for hours if there was time! He always has his ears forward, loves attention and is becoming a bit of a clown with face pulling and showing off.
He has been excellent to do in every way and is fast becoming a yard favourite.
A top class horse and one to look out for in the future!
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