Jefferson Bloom by Capone I is from the top KWPN mareline of the year in Holland. His dam Flower is the last filly of Grand Prix jumper Harmonie out of Nabab de rêve. Harmonie has been leading the KWPN mare breeding value for the past 11 years. Jefferson is a long line, well developed colt First Premium at his keuring. He should mesure around 16.3 hands. Buying a prospect at such a young age is a leap of faith but information from the family where this weanling is coming from will help you evaluate the quality of our program with the one you can see in Europe.
The goal is to produce jumpers who have the genetic to compete at the higher level in sport. With the intention of breeding high quality horses for that level in sport, you can't rely only on big name stallions, the acquisition of special breeding mares is a must.
My broodmares band encompassed the highest quality that Holland can provide. There is no KWPN stallion available in North America that had a higher breeding value than my mare Prelude (Calvados/ Voltaire/ Le Mexico) and very few in Holland for that matter. When imported in 2010 Prelude had a breeding value of 161 with 57% reliability.
For the one not familiar with the breeding values it's a way to translate an opinion to numbers. The higher the breeding values, the better chances to produce performance horses, but the reliability is key.
For a mare reliability of 50% is high as they only have so many foals compare to a stallion which can attain 95% reliability with hundred of offspring. The horses population score between 80 and 120. Higher is above average and over 140 is considered superior. In 2013 the best KWPN jumper sire was Heartbreaker with 181 followed by Hors la Loi II with 156. Only 17 stallions with high reliability are over 140 including MR Blue and Calvados.
When a foal is born his breeding value average the sire and dam with low reliability. As he grows older, his own performance at the EPTM (3 weeks test in Holland) and later on as a show jumper is taken in account. But the real test is when their offspring are going into sport. At this point and as their offspring get older you may consider the breeding value based more on facts than opinion.
Prelude families is strong. It was the jumper mareline of the year in Holland: the WISIDIA_FISIADA mare line. Here is a google translation article from the dutch on this mare line:
The most important broodmare right now in Holland is HARMONIE. HARMONIE is the dam of our 4 years old mare FLOWER and the full sister of PRELUDE. Harmonie has been leading the breeding jumping value in Holland for the past 11 years. In 2013 the list of the top 300 mares you could also find in 7th position Unisound the first filly of Prelude, Prelude herself, daughters of Harmonie, Manet and Wildcard and Electra the dam of Prelude and Harmonie. This is the only family with 5 mares listed in this prestigious ranking.
Prelude purpose was to be a broodmare but she had to prove herself in sport. As a 3 years old while in foal of UNISOUND she passed her EPTM test with success to obtain her Keur ( highest predicate for conformation and jumping ability). After weaning she went on to jump at National level were she earned her SPORT predicate (at leat three clear round in competition at 1.35m) before coming back to her breeding career in 2005 at the age of 8. She had Cabaret who herself had two foals and now at 8 is competing in the 1m35. Prelude had 3 foals the following year, one she carried herself and two by ET. Her Numero Uno died at a young age but Domino by QDR now 6 years old is competing at 1 m 20. Then she had another colt by Patent before I bought her in foal to Mr Blue in 2009.
Back home she foaled our filly Feather Bloom that I kept as a broodmare. This one gave me her first filly this spring by Quality Time (Quantum/ cantus), a beautiful one . This filly just came back from her foal keuring where she was First Premium and so far she has a stand to be in the top five . There are still 30 jumpers weanling to go so we don?t know yet but her scoring was high enough for this possibility . Foal keuring is interesting and always a learning experience where you have a chance to compare your foals with the others. First Premium foals doesn?t guarantee success in sport but at least it?s an assessment on the quality of the conformation and movement of a jumper foal
As you can see this mareline is a performance and predicate line. The dam of Prelude Electra by Voltaire was also jumping the 1m35 with a goodl breeding career. She was preferent ( at least 3 offspring Star of Keur), Prestatie (at least 3 offspring with 3 clear round competition level 1m35 or more) and Sport. She jumped at national level just like Prelude.
After having Harmonie and Prelude, Electra 3rd foal Sex Appeal was an Approved stallion with A.E.S and Z and compete at International level.
Next one ' After Cover' by Colino was another approved A.E.S stallion and he jumped at National Level .
Wijffie by Colino succeed her EPTM and went Elite. Elite is a keur mare who passed the same radiography required for the stallion. It shows that she has good bone exempt of OCD. She has 5 foals and is now competing at 1m20.
Electra had another colt with Calvados and a mare Best Off by Colino who succeed her EPTM and is Elite.
Chippendale by Diamant de Semilly at 7 years old is competing at 1.30 and her last filly by Diamant de Semilly is a broodmare right now
And to go even further Electra?s dam, Uranda by Le Mexico was a Ster mare ( Ster is over the stander of the breed) and she competed at International level. Her sibling Nostalgie by Colino was Keur and had 5 performance horses such as the 1m60 jumper AYETORO riding by Joe Clayton before he was sold this year to Saer Coulter in the USA. Here is a video of him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHsoAd7iXAA
It has been proved that jumping characteristics is one of the highest inherit ability. This is why a long line of performance jumpers provide better chance to breed one.
He is offered for sale 20K before weaning and 22K after.
Harmonie (Calvados/ Voltaire) Capone I (Contender/ Calypso) Nabab de rêve (Quidam de Revel) Electra (Voltaire / Le Mexico)