BREEDER: Fam. v.d. Bruggen, Goirle
JUMPING INDEX: 151
WFFS: Non carrier
Harley’s pedigree is among the best for sport and breeding. His sire line contains three international jumping stallions in a row: Heartbreaker, Carthago and Caletto I.
Dam Larthago won several 1.40m and 1.50m classes. Larthago is also mother of three other approved stallions Cevin Z (AES Approved and 1.50m jumper), Casago (KWPN approved) and Dimitri Z (Zangersheide approved and 1.40m jumper). And she also brought the 1.50m jumpers Hopes Are High Z, Soren Z and the 1.45m jumper, Uncle Sam.
Harley VDL has been highly successful at international level with Jessica Kürten. In the Grand Prix of Sainte Cecile he finished 2nd, then took 3rd in the Grand Prix of Neurenberg. He also won international classes in La Coruña, Aalst and Outdoor Gelderland. In Den Bosch, Harley was victorious in the prestigious VHO Trophy. In addition, he was crowned Champion in the 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competition and was placed 3rd in the 1.45m of La Coruña, 4th in another 1.45m of La Coruña, 6th in a 1.45m class in La Coruña, 6th in the 1.45m of Paris, 7th in the 1.50m of Paris, 10th in the 1.50m of Stockholm etc. As a 7-year old Harley won the stallion competition class Z / ZZ.
Harley’s offspring have achieved many successes at the international level. Descendants such as Charly Chaplin S (Darragh Kenny and Kerry McCahill), Constable II (Laura Kraut), Doloris (Santiago Lambre), Camelot (Kevin Beerse), Davidson (Callan Solem) and Arlando (Roelof Bril) jump at international 1.60m level. In 2018 there was a third place for Davidson in the WEF Challenge Cup in Wellington and this former Dutch champion in the 7-yr-olds also finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Saugerties. In addition, Edesa’s Early jumped to seventh place in the Abu Dhabi GP, Elana won the Grand Prix of Palm Beach and was sixth in the Williamsburg GP, Harley David finished second in Tryon’s Welcome Stakes and Harley finished second in the Grand Prix of Rabat. In previous years Charly Chaplin S became 6th in the GP Wellington, 7th in the GCT GP of Shanghai and 8th in the GP Rotterdam, Doloris won 5 international classes including the GP Williamsburg, Arlando was 6th in the GPs of Arnhem, Eindhoven and Gijon, Baptista won the GP Sao Paulo, Earley was 4th in the GP Samorin, Camelot was 8th in the GP Moorsele and 9th in the GP Lier, Earley HB won the GPs of St Lô and Ciekocinko, G & C Wolf won a class for 7-year olds in Aaken and was 2nd in Valkenswaard and Chantilly.
Earley, the star in Lanaken, was both World Champion in 2014 as a 5-year old and in 2015 as a 6-year old. Additionally, Davidson VDL was crowned Dutch Champion of the 7-year olds, and went on to 4th at those same World Championships in Lanaken. He now competes at high level with Callan Solem in the USA.
Harley’s offspring are very popular at the auctions too: VDL Dorusino was sold for $195,000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2015, Famous went for €115,000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2015, Jurançon was sold for €29,000 at Foal Auction Borculo, Constable II (the now successful star of Laura Kraut) was sold for €165,000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012, and Cupido was sold in that same auction for €200,000.
Harley has been awarded ‘Preferent’ by the KWPN and the NRPS thanks to the outstanding performances of his offspring in the international sport.
Harley has several approved sons, last year three sons were approved for the KWPN; Jenssen VDL and Justice HL became ex-aequo champion of the performance test in the spring and Jubel ES was the performance champion of the autumn test. In addition, in 2018 his son Karaldo became reserve champion at the KWPN and champion at the NRPS and his son Karim was also approved by Zangersheide.
Harley VDL was also successful at the mare inspections. The absolute highlight was Kalimero D, who won the championship title at the National Mare Inspection. In 2017 there was a 5th place for Jeetjemina in the final of the national mare selection and Jacaranda D became 6th. Jacaranda D got 90 points for the free jumping in her studbook recording and became champion of the CK Friesland. Jade from Edel Woman II became champion of the CK Flevoland.
With the foals, Norton was fifth in the National Foal Inspection 2018, while Narcos T was the best stallion foal of the Central Inspection of Friesland. In 2017 Moonlight D became 3rd in the final of the national foal inspection and was reserve champion of the CK Groningen. Magnifico Eickenrode became champion of the horse breeding day Veluwe and Vallei. Miriaantje became champion of the CK Noord-Holland, Marley SMH became reserve champion of the CK Friesland.
Jumping index KWPN: 160.
Harley: sire of outstanding show jumpers