KWPN 1998 Bay 1.72m
Approved with: AES,NRPS,
Pedigree:Darco - Capitol I – Renomee – Ladykiller xx
Douglas’s sires and grandsires have already produced many top quality jumpers and stallions like Sapphire, Parco, Indoctro, Carthago, Roderik, Cardento, Landgraf and Lord.
Also the dam-line brings the necessary jumping genes. This Holsteiner line 318D 2 has also brought the stallions Corofino and Coriano, who both have jumped Grand Prix’s. Three full brothers out of Douglas’s great-grand dam are Approved stallions, they are: Lido, Leonardo and Lekar, the latter jumping at S-Level. Lido was an important sire as well as a famous Event horse.
Douglas underwent his stallion test in Adelheidsdorf as a 3 year old stallion becoming 1st in jumping with 139.49. Marks for the jumping portion were 10, 9.3, 9.3 and 9.5.
As a 4 yr. old Douglas was the Champion of Ireland in his age group and also won the Young Horse jumper classes four times. As 5, 6 and 7 yr. old he was a finalist at the Irish Championships. When he was 6 year old he was Irish Reserve Champion. Douglas competed successfully in the international 1.40m and 1.50m classes with rider Conor Swail – 2nd and 4th in Dublin, 2nd in the B&R 1.40m Grand Prix, 3rd in the Dunlaoghaire 1.50m Grand Prix and 6th in the Rolestown 1.40m Grand Prix. Unfortunately a serious injury ended Douglas his sport career.
The first Grand Prix results for his offspring are on the books - Honeylands Douglason was 2nd and 4th in the GP Ocala, Suma’s Zorro was 7th in the GP Barcelona and 9th in the GP San Remo and won a 1.45m class in Valkenswaard. The Pugilist was 5th in the GP Kilmeague. Fly With Me won a 1.40m class in Copenhagen, Delano placed 3rd in 1.40m in Lommel and 6th in 1.45m in San Patrignano, Star Carrow Douglas won 4 classes for 6-yr old jumpers in Oliva, Coral Springs was 3rd in 1.45 in Ranshofen etc. The list continues with top results for Merrywell Alfie Douglas, Daisy, Warrenstown and Crosstown Skylight. Carneyhaugh Manx was East Coast Champion in America for 7- and 8-year old jumpers. Camillo VDL was Irish Champion of the 5-year olds and placed 6th in the Cavan Classic.
At auctions, Douglas offspring are sought after. In Wellington, Douplesse was sold for $ 130,000 and Discovery for $ 145,000. In 2011, Colorado brought Ä 340,000 - the top seller of the Expo Talent Sale.
Son Dallas VDL was approved by the Zangersheide Studbook and passed his performance tests in Germany impressively. Evyjendy was Champion at the CK Zeeland and Eubalia got 82.5 points for her IBOP in Luttenberg. Dolivia took Champion of the Open Friesian Championship for Free Jumping - 4-year old division and in 2011 she earned 85 points for her IBOP test. At the National Free Jumping Championship 2010, the Douglas’s daughter Cirnanda, became the Dutch Champion.
Classica VDL was 2nd in the Iron Springs Farm Cup for 5-year old jumpers at the NAWPN Inspections in the USA.
Douglas meets the Sport, PROK and cornage criteria of the KWPN.
Jumping index: 146.
Douglas: Passes on his own qualities and safeguards the valuable Darco genes.