Exquisitely bred jumper foals for sport and breeding

For years, Elite Foal Auction Borculo has warranted interesting foals out of exclusive sport lineages. Selector Henk van den Broek emphasizes: “We have also focused on athletic, electric foals with abundant balance.” Looking for a top filly to enhance your breeding program? Or in search of an exclusive stallion prospect? You find your perfect match here!

2022 also marks the year of a new selection committee jumping. Henk van den Broek and Jos Swinkels took over the reins and now present an impressive jumper collection of 32 foals. Henk van den Broek exudes horses in every way and gained his fame and expertise as a showjumper, trainer and as a member of the KWPN Stallion Selection Committee. “We are incredibly pleased with this collection! We deem it important that the foals originate from established sport lineages, however we have also focused on the question whether a foal is athletic and electric itself. Balance in the canter was another priority. A remarkable pedigree is hot right now, but functional sport models are essential for whatever purpose you buy a foal.”

Henk is accompanied by Jos Swinkels, who represents new blood himself, not only through his age, but also thanks to his modern vision on breeding. Jos has a passion for bloodlines and happily puts it to use at Borculo. “It’s a lot of fun to join Henk in the search for the finest foals the Netherlands has to offer. First, we do our homework and study the pedigree, so we can opt for a more targeted approach and then hit the road to view the foals in person. A good damline that is filled with sport performance is key. Only when the foal itself also appeals to us and possesses a correct conformation and good movements he meets our criteria and is admitted to the collection.”

Top of the bill
Those who are looking for an interesting filly for breeding have come to the right place at Borculo. “The current trend is that it is more difficult to get your hands on fillies, as most breeders try to keep the mares. Fortunately, we can rely on a strong network at Borculo, not only regarding buyers, but also breeders that have offered us the top of the bill”, states Henk van den Broek. Jos adds: “If you look at fillies from a breeding perspective, it is foremost important that they are bred out of a carefully composed lineage, in which every generation has produced good sport horses.” One of the highlights, according to this duo, is Caramelle v/d Nachtegaal Z (s.Conthargos): “We love Holsteiner breeding and as an offspring of Holstein stam 890 she is moreover bred out of the damline of Berlin.” Henk and Jos also name Echo Lima Z (s.Echo van ’t Spieveld). “Some foals have the so-called golden thread, and this is one of them. Echo van ‘t Spieveld produced so many fantastic showjumpers already and the third mare in this foal’s damline jumped 1.60m with Gerco Schröder. Plus, the dam is an offspring of Cassini I, a stallion we love to see in the pedigree as he always produces cooperative horses.” A foal that hopes to follow in her mother’s footsteps is Sominka (s.Denzel van ’t Meulenhof). “She originates from the Minka-line, a typically Dutch damline. Sire Denzel van ‘t Meulenhof is earning his stripes in breeding and has a great ambassador in his approved son Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof. Moreover, Sominka is bred out of a top scoring dam that obtained 90 points for reflexes and the pedigree constitutes of exclusively leading sires”, praises Jos. “We furthermore have three quality fillies by Aganix du Seigneur, and this stallion is known for repeatedly producing fantastic jumpers. These three fillies all possess a beautiful model and good movements.”

In demand

At the start of the season, Henk and Jos hoped to find offspring from a few specific stallions. “Mylord Carthago was one of them, this stallion clearly leaves his mark on modern sport. We also selected two foals by the Dutch Champion Highway TN, a foal by the popular Balou du Reventon and two by Carambole, the previous top stallion of Willem Greve that is renowned for producing sport horses. Eldorado vd Zeshoek has extensively proven to be one of the world’s leading sires right now and we were able to select his son Securus Eickenrode, he is bred out of a sports lineage with a Vingino-mare that obtained 85 points for jumping at the mare inspection. Grandorado TN has also drawn attention recently and we auction his offspring Samoerai TS, the full brother of Blom Cup-winner Magnifique TS.

Stallion prospects
“The collection includes multiple colts that are interesting for those looking for potential candidates for the stallion show”, begins Henk van den Broek. “Take for example the United Touc-son Unforgetable Z, a very complete foal. Conthargos-offspring Wargos d’Eclipse could very well follow in the footsteps of the approved stallion Triomphe de Muze, to whom he is closely related. And then we have got something very special in Creatyon van HH, the son of Corydon van T&L and Dywis HH, this Toulon mare is campaigned by Maikel van der Vleuten at 1.55m Grand Prix level.”

Exclusive bloodlines
And that proves exclusiveness is abundantly present in this collection. Jos explains: “We also have two foals by Epleaser van ’t Heike and this desired stallion seems well on his way to become a top progenitor. He already produced an astounding number of good showjumpers, but not many foals were born by him this year so you may not find another offspring of his in other auctions.” Henk adds: “Of course, it is also special to have a foal sired by Cento in the collection. This colt is bred out of a 1.45m mare by Baloubet du Rouet that has her origins in the damline of Baloubet du Rouet.” Another sought-after top progenitor is Diamant de Semilly. “Deauville de Loi is bred out of the lineage of Andiamo de Semilly and therefore represents two established lines of Haras de Semilly. We also selected two offspring of Carthago, one of which is Silento, he is bred out of the half-sister of the stallion Cristallo I. The Clarimo-son Clynn van HH traces back to the acclaimed international showjumper Gitania I of Marcus Ehning, another foal you not don’t come across every day”, conclude Henk and Jos.

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