Super athletic First Premium BWP colt by Ricardo Z (#6 world eventing sire) from Nanou, by Yarlands Summer Song (#7 world eventing sire (WBSFH 2011). Ricardo Z sired: Rio Olympian Castlewood’s Jake; World Equestrian Games Fenyas Elegance (WEG France); 4**** eventers Ballylaffin Brackin, Sportsfield Othello, The Lion, Fernhill Rockstar; and numerous 3*** international eventers.
Sire: RICARDO Z has ranked in the top 10 eventing sires in the world for 5 years (2013 WBFSH ranked him #3, making him the #1 living eventing sire in the world that year). Not only is he a renowned sire of eventers, he sires grand prix dressage horses and grand prix jumpers as well, notably 1.60 jumper GOLVERS HILL (Nigel Coupe, GRB). Ricardo Z’s sire REBEL II Z was full brother to the mighty RATINA Z who won World Cup and 2 Olympic medals, daughter to the legendary ARGENTINA Z (Alme Z).
Damsire: YARLANDS SUMMER SONG is son of FLEETWATER OPPOSITION from CCI3*** mare Welton Gazelle (by Welton Gameful, and full sister to CCI3***Welton Louis, and dam of Catherston Dazzler). YARLANDS SUMMER SONG was 4th individually in Atlanta Olympics; 2nd at 1994 and 1998 World Equestrian Games and has consistently ranked higher in world eventing sires than his more well known father, even with fewer offspring. Yarlands Summer Song was ranked in the top 10 world eventing sires for 10 years. He is sire of international eventing World Cup stallion LEPRINCE DES BOIS, who is notably from an Alme Z granddaughter & inspiration for this foal.
Dam: Nanou d'Oryvil is the only known Yarlands Summer Song mare in North America. Her 2009 foal by Prinz Habicht won the American Trakehner Association National 3 year old division and has a consistent show career. Nanou herself won Fontainebleau 4 Year Old League out of 272 contestants before being imported to the US where she continued to show until 2012.
This world class breeding is for a serious competitor. Quiet disposition married to a love for jumping.