Fred van Straaten: “With this group of fillies you invest in the future”

Prinsjesdag selector Fred van Straaten is full of expectations for the annual foal auction next Tuesday 15 September in Ermelo. Foal Auction Prinsjesdag auctions from 02:00 PM CEST 62 dressage and jumping foals both live and online; showjumping selector Fred van Straaten shares his thoughts about the group of jumping fillies.

“We have selected a good number of interesting fillies for Foal Auction Prinsjesdag”, Fred van Straaten begins. “With this group of fillies you invest in the future. As a 2- or 3-year-old you can already use these mares for breeding. This way you can immediately get a return on your investment and you can have a good sporthorse at a later age. ”

Fred van Straaten talks about the twelve fillies one by one:

Pixiedette S (Aganix du Seigneur x Clarimo x Voltaire):
“First of all, the Aganix du Seigneur daughter out of the Lupicor line. A striking foal with a lot of appearance and a strong hind leg. A typical Aganix offspring and that is a real stallion to use; he passes on a great mindset and strong athletic bodies. ”

Amanda-K van Kattenheye Z (Amadeo van ‘t Vossenhof x Zirocco Blue VDL x Corland):
“Sire Amadeo is a young, promising stallion who has shown himself very well in the Belgian stallion competition. The dam of this foal Zoe-K van ‘t Kattenheye recently won the Belgian Cycle for 5-year-olds ridden by Tim van den Broeck and this is also the Carthago line. Certainly interesting! ”

Andiamo Fee Z (Andiamo Semilly x I’m Special de Muze x Quasimodo Z):
“A foal with a nice appearance and a good canter – really electric in her body. In addition, she has a great pedigree with I’m Special de Muze on dam’s side; I’m Special is starting to break through with his offspring. Furthermore, Quasimodo Z who has fully proven himself and then from such a strong Dutch line. ”

Chardonnay van Kattenheye Z (Chacfly PS x Nabab de Rêve x Marius Claudius):
“Chacfly may take over from his sire Chacco Blue, so a daughter of this stallion is certainly interesting. This foal goes back to the Grand Prix mare Sea Coast Ferly; this Qerly Chin line provides a lot of certainty for the future. ”

Chic Future RL Z (Cornet Obolensky x Cartano x Galoubet A):
“This Cornet Obolensky foal is well put together; a beautiful foal. In addition, she comes from a good line. Dam jumped in the sport herself and already gave birth to an international showjumper and granddam produced two Grand Prix showjumpers. ”

El Paso Z (El Barone 111 Z x Calvaro Z x Capitol I):
“El Barone is a very special stallion; if you recently saw him jump again in Valkenswaard, just after such a busy breeding season. This is a very interesting foal straight out of the top mare Capitola Z, which has produced many good horses over the years. ”

Philadelphia V (El Barone 111 Z x Eldorado van de Zeshoek TN x Lux Z):
“This dam ine has already produced many serious sporthorses; the dam and granddam of this foal both jumped well in sports. The mare Bermuda is the basis for many international showjumpers. In addition, this is an elegant foal that moves easily. ”

Havanna Z (Halifax van het Kluizebos x Sandro Boy x Chellano Z):
“We have already successfully auctioned foals from this line. This line of Larthago has been hugely successful and that is not only because of Larthago herself. Sandro Girl Z, the dam of this foal, also produced a number of excellent sporthorses. There is plenty to say about this damline! ”

Ulise van ‘t Merelsnest (Kasanova de la Pomme x Mr. Blue x Voltaire):
“With this filly, the upcoming stallion Kasanova de la Pomme is combined with the top line of the Van Bunder family; the family of Sapphire and VDL Glasgow van ‘t Merelsnest. Kasanova de la Pomme lives up to the expectations in sport and in breeding – that stallion is really on his way up. ”

Kato vh Gebergte Z (Kazan Z x Numero Uno x Lys de Darmen):
“A very striking foal with a strong body and a super canter. Really a special foal from a very special line; this Van ‘t Heike line produces sports on all sides. Sire Kazan Z is still a young stallion, but with his pedigree, he has got the potential to become a top stallion. ”

On Fire v.d. Berghoeve Z (O’Neill van ‘t Eigenlo x Kassander van’ t Roosakker x For Pleasure):
“This is perhaps one of the most interesting fillies. If you look at the pedigree with the up-and-coming breeding stallions O’Neill and Kassander and then foundation sires and mares who have performed in sport themselves. Granddam is jumping at Grand Prix level and great-granddam is the former World Champion Liscalgot – speaking about the right mindset and health. This foal is especially interesting because of the strong Irish damline; different genes, but proven to be successful. ”

Quality of Darena WD Z (Quabri de L’isle x Celano x Farmer):
“A very nice gesture from the Dekker family to make this foal available for charity. Immediately a striking foal with her special markings and good movement. Sire Quabri de l’Isle is one of the best sport stallions in recent years. ”