Lan Crest Versace
Dark bay South African Warmblood Mare
Born: 2010 - 11 - 16
Sire: Pomme D'or (Dageraad / Wolfgang)
Dam: Pearl's A Singer xx (Lecture / Al Mufti)
Versace is a superb stocky mare with a fantastic topline.
She is not the tallest mare but all her foals are all very tall and show phenomenal elastic movement with big paces. I have had my eye on this mare for a few years and was extremely fortunate to have been able to include her into our stud.
Bred to Mythos Dionysus
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Information on her lineage
Versace is by Pomme D'or from the Lan Crest stud, who is a superb black Namibian licensed stallion.
Pomme D'or is a SAW Stallion by Dageraad (G. Ramiro Z / Nimmerdor / Farn / Joost / Ramzes) out of Lorelei (Wolfgang / Whistling Deer xx).
Dageraad, who became the first licensed Dutch Warmblood stallion in the country. Ramiro Z, Dageraad’s sire, was unequivocally one of the best show jumping sires the world has ever seen. Dageraad undoubtedly helped raise the bar on the overall standard of warmbloods being bred in this country. Although Dageraad’s lineage is a jumping one, several good dressage horses have also come out of this line.
Nimmerdor clearly excelled at jumping and so began his steady progression onto the world of International Showjumping. Ridden by Albert Vroom, he successfully competed in many World Cups and International Competitions, and he was accordingly invited to the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Feeling however that the stallion needed to concentrate upon breeding duties, Wiepke declined the invitation. Wiepke certainly knew what he was doing, for Nimmerdor’s progeny have since proven themselves many times the world over. Nimmerdor now of course has a multitude of children including over 50 Approved sons. Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel are but a small example. Nimmerdor also produced over sixty international showjumpers including well-known names such as VDL Everest, Broere Goldenridge, Agrovorm’s Maywood, San Patrignano Avenir and Canadian Colours. Undoubtedly, Nimmerdor is one of the best show-jumper sires of the world.
When Nimmerdor was performance tested, he clearly excelled at jumping and so began his steady progression into the world of International show jumping. Ridden by Albert Vroom, he successfully competed in numerous World Cups and International competitions in Berlin, Paris, Goteborg, Dortmund and London. He was selected for the Los Angeles Olympics, but his owner, Weipke van der Lageweg decided that his focus would be on his breeding duties. In 2000, Nimmerdor was elected 'The Stallion of the 20th Century' in the Netherlands. At present, 25% of the top 150 Dutch jumping horses are out of Nimmerdor mares. Nimmerdor holds high rankings in the Dutch jumping index and World Breeding Rankings with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. In 2006, Nimmerdor rounded out the USEF's Leading Jumper Sires top ten.
(Interesting fact: Jazz is out of Charmante, by the Nimmerdor son, Ulster - Note that Jazz is a second generation Grand Prix dressage horse)
Wolfgang gave a striking performance in Ermelo at the Performance Test, earning "9's" for jumping under saddle, stable manners, and training behavior. For the cross-country and the driving test, he was awarded 8.5's.
Wolfgang has sired many approved sons and International Grand Prix and World Cup showjumpers, including Extreme (Lesley Burr), Frederic, Goldrun II, Flor, Freedom, and World Champions at Lanaken, Illussion and Kigali. Perhaps his most famous offspring is Michael Whittaker's Handel II. Together, they achieved the impossible in Stuttgart by winning both the Grand Prix and the Masters. A beautiful, 'all-round' stallion producing both showjumpers and dressage horses, WOLFGANG produced the Prix St. Georges stallions Jester and Whinny Jackson, plus the approved sons Esteban and Oscar. Wolfgang is a son of the legendary Farn. Farn made name with his offspring in the international jumping sports, with the likes of Odin N., Black and White Design, Nimmerdor, Olympus etc. Several sons of Farn were approved, like the famous stallion Nimmerdor. Wolfgang's mother is the exceptionally beautiful mare Jolanda. Her father is the famous Eratosthenes xx, known by his sons like Iwan F., Hala NB, Cyrano, Horatio, Gamin B, Oscar and I.Socrates. Wolfgang's sister Zwaantje gained multiple victories under saddle of Pieter Kersten in the national 1.40m courses. Wolfgang gained 9's at his 1983 performance test for jumping under saddle and for his behavior in stables and during training. With an 8.5 for training he was among the best in his category. In the stallion contest, he was extremely succesaful with rider Henk van den Broek. In the international leagues, Wolfgang owes his reputation to his offspring Extreme, Fior, Freedom and world champion among five year olds, Illusion. Extreme and Fior won several Grand Prix at the age of only eight! Wolfgang has many other successful offspring.
Farn broke the service records. In 1979 he was offered 236 mares. In 1978 he had been awarded the 'keur' predicate, in 1991, he was delcared 'preferent', seven years after his death. He left elelven approved sons, 123 'ster', 31 'keur', 14 'preferent' and 6 'prestatie' mares."
Farn was the sire of a number of notable international showjumpers, including Odin N, Black and White, Design and Olympus. Aside from Nimmerdor, Farn sired a number of stallion sons, including: Fanfare, Felix, Garant (ex Flipper), Safari, Wolfgang, ufarno, Amulet, Ulrich, and Uddel. By the end of his breeding career, Farn was the sire of 13 approved sons.
The valuable qualities that Farn bestowed on his descendants were power and ability, and a strong will. This will requires a skillfull trainer, for you should never offend a Farn. Handled well, they will give you their last. Giving just that little bit more is what makes Farn descendants superior, rock-hard horses, full of courage. Farn has come to the Nederlands in the early beginnings of the conversion into a riding horse breed. He had been abandoned and almost forgotten by the time that conversion began to materialize visibily. He had stayed on, however, and again offered suppost when it was needed most. He restored what has been lost on the way.
Another stallion to note is Joost, who was a top producer of the Belgian breed who sired many international jumpers and several approved sons during his career as a breeding stallion.
In 1969, Ramiro (G Ramiro Z) was the absolute top stallion of his performance year and was not only successful with breeding, but also in his international jumping career under Fritz Ligges. He excelled in his puissance performances (up to 2.20 m) as well as in competition where speed was essential. Ramiro moved to Studbook Zangersheide in 1979 and went to the Netherlands two years later. On the basis of his breeding efforts that earned him world-wide fame, he was declared Horse of the Year at Jumping Amsterdam in 1992. Ramiro is still at the top of the indexes in both jumping and dressage for many breed organizations today. In 2004, he ranked 8th for the USEF Leading Jumper Sires and 9th for Leading Hunter Sires for the.
Ramzes was an immediate success as a sire. His jumping offspring: Retina, ridden by Fritz Thiedemann, Romanus with Hans Günther Winkler and Ramona with Alwin Schockemöhle, established Ramzes’ fame in Holstein, and resulted in him standing there for two more seasons, in 1959 and 1960. While in Holstein, Ramzes bred showjumpers, in Westfalia, he produced dressage horses. The Ramzes son, Remus won individual dressage silver and team gold at the Tokyo Olympics, where he was ridden by Harry Boldt. Two years later, another son, Mariano, ridden by Josef Neckermann, won the World Dressage Championship, with Remus collecting another silver medal. Mariano won silver at the 1968 Games – and four years later, at the Munich Games, another son, Robin was a member of the German gold medal winning showjumping team.