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STUD FEE: 600,00 € + 7% Mwst.
At insemination 340,- € plus VAT, remaining amount in foal at 01.09.2022
The strong type Houdini presents himself as a top class course aspirant, richly blessed with all the attributes of a top athlete and embodying a clear performance statement. His springy movement through the whole body, a fantastic canter and jumping qualities of the highest quality in terms of ability, leg technique and bascule make this young stallion particularly desirable.
The sire Heartbreaker himself was internationally successful in Grand Prix with Peter Geerink (NED) for years, among others he won the stallion jumping competition in Zwolle (Best Stallion). In Belgium and Holland Heartbreaker led the breeding value index list jumping and was for years in the front of the WBFSH world ranking list, thanks to top horses like Toulon/Hubert Bourdy, Topinambur/Penelope Leprevost, Skybreaker/Mikael Forsten and he is as dam’s sire responsible for the brilliant Cornet Obolensky/Marco Kutscher.
Both the dam Californie S-Z and the granddam Oklahoma-S were successful at medium level in show jumping under Isabelle van Straaten (NED) and each delivered several sport horses with successes in advanced (S) level. Out of Oklahoma comes the licensed stallion Vancouver (IRL).
The dam’s sire Carthago not only participated in the Olympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney under Jos Lansink, but also won numerous Grand Prix and Nations’ Cups, among others in Aachen, Rotterdam and La Baule. He delivered 278 advanced (S) level horses. Larome in the third generation combines Holsteiner heroes such as Landgraf I, Roman and Manometer xx in an almost classic way. Also the back generations show exquisite Holsteiner genetics via Joost (here dam’s sire of Equador) as well as the prominent sires Ronald and Farn.
Houdini represents the important NL-Merrielijn 36, also widely known as the “Zottie strain”. This results in a whole series of approved stallions, including Amadeus, Conprice (NED), First Verdi, Gaudi (NED), Irco Polo (international SPR inv. m. Paul Weier/SUI), Jumper Verdi, Rancouver (POL), San Rocco, Sir Cisco (NOR), Velvet (Ldb. Warendorf) and Wiarpo.