Zapatero VDL
KWPN 2004 Bay 1.69m

Pedigree: Chin Chin - Ircolando - Notaris - Joost

Sire Chin Chin, competed at the Barcelona and Seoul Olympic Games as well as the World Championship in Stockholm and in World Cup Finals. He brought several international jumpers like Sancha la Silla and Tabelle van Sombeke.
Grandsire Ircolando is father of international jumpers like Ness Go. The stallions Notaris and Joost are found in the pedigrees of many Grand Prix Jumping horses.
Zapatero’s mother is the ‘Elite and Sport’ mare Manieta. She competed under the name Brugman’s Princess at International level and won the National Championship for 4 year old jumpers. Grandmother Anita received the ‘Prestatie’ predicate through her daughter Brugman’s Princess, her son Orlando who competed at International level and other Z and ZZ jumpers.
Zapatero was Reserve Champion at the Stallion approvals.
In the sport Zapatero achieves as predicted. As a 4 year old he was reserve Champion at the stallion competition of 1.10m. Under Angelique Hoorn he booked good results in international young horse classes. He was finalist in the Dutch Championship for 7 years old jumpers and was 2nd in the finals of the Youngster Tour at Geesteren.
In 2012 he competed successfully in his first Grand Prix’s placing as follows: 4th in Roosendaal and Wierden, 5th in the Wolden, and 6th in Hoofddorp and Gelddrop. Further he placed 8th in a 1.40m class at Hoofddorp and there were several clear rounds in 1.40m classes at CSI Hagen and CSI Twente. This year has started well for Zapatero with a victory in the VHO Trophy under his new rider Jessica Kurten.
Zapatero received a very good foal report. His foals are pretty in type and show a great canter.
His first offspring jump well; they are showing extra reflexes, technique and scope. The first foal crop, 5-yrs old now, are already very successful at competitions. Several of them have been sold to well-known trainers in Holland and abroad. Dyango finished 5th in the class for 4 year old jumpers at Varsseveld and Dohirkeness placed 2nd in the finals of the GMB competition. In Belgium his daughter Donna was Champion of the 4-yr old jumpers, and Da’s Mooi Man won young horse classes in the United States.
At mare shows several daughters easily scored well for the ‘Ster’ predicate.
His 3-yr old son Zapzerap was the highest priced horse at the auction of Marbach in Germany, selling for Ä 55,000.
This year one of his sons is selected for the KWPN 70 days Stallion Performance Test.
Jumping index: 139.
Zapatero: Fresh bloodlines for type and sport.