While the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are coming closer and closer, the list of participating horses is becoming completer every week. It also becomes more and more clear that the collection of Foal Auction Prinsjesdag 2016 is very often related to the Olympic horses for Rio!
Last Sunday, the Dutch dressage team for Rio de Janeiro was announced: Glock’s Johnson N.O.P., Glock’s Voice, Jerich Parzival N.O.P. and Arlando N.O.P. will represent the Netherlands at the Olympic Games.
Olympic medal contender Glock’s Johnson is represented by no less than seven (!) foals in the 2016 Prinsjesdag-collection. Five very interesting colts and two quality fillies by Johnson will be auctioned in Ermelo at Wednesday the 14th of September. The genes of Johnson are three times combined with the foundation sire Rousseau. The damline of Jerich Parzival N.O.P. is also represented by La Baule-STRH. This Millenium x Zhivago colt’s granddam is the famous mare Orleans – full sister Jerich Parzival.
But the Prinsjesdag-foals are not only related to the Dutch Olympic dressage horses. German Olympian Desperados FRH will be represented by two direct sons in the auction and is also closely related to filly Latin Music KL – filly by Le Vivaldi out of the half-sister of Desperados. The Swedish Olympic stallion to be Dante Weltino has two colts in the auction as well.
Through the famous sire Negro, the genes of reigning Olympic champion Valegro can once again be found in the collection of Prinsjesdag as well. Two colts and two fillies from Negro will be auctioned in September this year.
The Dutch showjumping team will be SFN Zenith N.O.P., Emerald N.O.P., VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. and VDL Groep Verdi TN N.O.P. and their genes are also represented multiple times in the Prinsjesdag-collection. The impressive Zirocco Blue has one colt and one filly in the collection and world-class showjumper Verdi also has a colt in the auction. Probably the most striking Rio-related foal is Quartina DC – a filly by Comme Il Faut out of the half-sister of wonderful Emerald N.O.P.
Notable are also the three offspring of Quickly de Kreisker – the stallion who will attend the Olympics representing Morocco. Very unique is the colt of Brazilian superstar Quabri de l’Isle – the son of Kannan who only sires few foals per year. A filly by Hardrock Z, who will probably represent Venezuela in Rio, is included in the collection as well.
Cornet Obolensky and For Pleasure will be the most seen sires at the Olympic Games in Rio next month and several foals sired by these stallions are included in the Prinsjesdag-collection. Cornet Obolensky has three sons and two daughters in the auction and For Pleasure will be represented by three sons and one daughter in the collection.