Zirocco Blue
KWPN 2004 Grey 1.70m

Approved with: Hann,Holst,KWPN,Unire,
Pedigree: Mr. Blue - Voltaire - Le Tot de Semilly - Jalisco - Uriel - Ibrahim - Ultimate xx

Zirocco Blue’s sire, Mr. Blue was, successful at the highest level (Grand Prix and World Cups). Maternal grand sire of Zirocco Blue is the ‘Preferent’ stallion Voltaire, himself an international level jumper. Below Voltaire are the five best stallions of the Selle Francais studbook, whose offspring include Diamant de Semilly, Quidam de Revel, Alme, etc.
Zirroco Blue’s dam, Licorne des Forets, competed at international 1.50 m level and his grand dam, Gekas des Forets, not only competed at 1.40m level but was the ‘most winning’ 6-year old in France. Great grand dam Rapsodie II also competed at 1.40m level and is full sister to the approved stallion and Grand Prix horse,Stew Boy. This mare line has produced several approved stallions, national jumpers and international jumpers.
Zirocco Blue is a modern stallion and an extremely successful competitor. Under rider Jur Vrieling he is one of the most striking stallions at international horse shows.
In s’ Hertogenbosch he won soundly the VHO Trophy of 2012; and in 2013 he placed 3rd in the 1.50m class for Approved stallions. In Odense he was 3rd in a 1.45m class, and 8th in a 1.40m class. In Drachten he placed 4th in the final of the Medium Tour (1.45m) and was also clear in a 1.50m class.
Zirocco Blue has sired many Champion foals: Hirisja - Champion at the provincial show of Brabant; Hyberlino H - 2nd in the finals of the National Foal Championship and Champion at the provincial show of Groningen. Four of his offspring were selected for the finals of the Young Foal Show in Tolbert where Horphee KT was honored as the Reserve Champion.
Good results are achieved by his offspring in IBOP’s, mare tests and mare inspections: Ely - highest IBOP score of 2012 with 89 points, and Elfje - 80,5 for her EPTM Mare Test. Erelena VDL - 85 points for type and 80 points for free jumping at her inspection. In 2011, Danieta - 83.5 points for her Mare Test.
Zirocco Blue has 2 KWPN approved sons: Durango VDL and Everblue. This year one of his sons has been selected for the KWPN 70 days Stallion Performance Test.
Zirocco Blue’s oldest offspring are 5 years old this year and are attracting attention at horse shows. Blom’s Dora won the class for 4-year olds at Varsseveld and was 2nd in the GMB competition at Bathmen, Dirocco B placed 4th in the finals of the VSN Trophy in 2011. Durango VDL did well at Stallion Competitions placing 1st and 3rd.
Jumping index: 150.
Zirocco Blue: Does it both: Sport and breeding!

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