At the KWPN Stallion Show, Ierland caught the eye of many dressage lovers, but his career did not last long. Denmark’s Andreas Helgstrand purchased the Vice Champion of the KWPN Stallion Show, but shortly after Ierland deceased after a colic attack. Luckily, Foal Auction Prinsjesdag could add the genes of Ierland to this year’s collection anyway: the filly Lanzarote (Dream Boy x Jazz) is the full-sister to Ierland.
Just as the high profile stallion Ierland, Lanzarote is also sired by the foundation sire to be Dream Boy out of the well-known mare Zaragoza, owned by Stoeterij Broere. This daughter of Jazz is again the full-sister of the KWPN-approved stallion Bristol, who competed successfully in dressage with Kirsten Beckers. Nowadays, Dream Boy dominates at both the stallion and mare shows and his first offspring is also breaking through in sports. Ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud, Dream Boy impresses at Small Tour level.
Foal Auction Prinsjesdag added another Dream Boy-related foal to her collection: the filly Luresia WD (Charmeur x Krack C), bred by Willem Dekker, is closely related to Dream Boy. Her great-granddam Iresia is the granddam of the Vivaldi-son Dream Boy. The foundation sire Vivaldi – sire to the three best 6-year-olds in this year’s Pavo Cup Final – is well represented in the dressage collection as well. The Johnson-son Lewis Utopia was bred out of the same damline as Vivaldi, the highly interesting filly Latinmusik KL is through sire Le Vivaldi a granddaughter of Vivaldi and the filly La Femme Ter Kwincke carries Vivaldi in the second generation and is a daughter of Grand Prix stallion and top producer Briar.