About - Ampere was a success from the start, when he left the arena as the most expensive foal at the foal auction in Borculo. He is a noble and elegant stallion with a beautiful head, and is of a very good, modern type. He has excellent conformation; a well formed neck, correctl shoulders, his withers are well developed and have good length, and his legs are strong and perfectly proportioned to his body. His walk is very clean and consistent and he covers ground easily. The trot is big, well balanced and powerful. The canter is dynamic, uphill, and well balanced. Ampère moves in natural self-carriage, with a lot of natural balance and suppleness, with very strong hindlegs.
Performance - Ampere was the runaway winner of his 2008 KWPN licensing, becoming the third successive son of Rousseau to take the title, with Zack and Wamberto preceeding him. He then won his 70-day performance test in Ermelo with outstanding scores and much praise from the test riders, who described him as the best horse they had ridden in year. He was awarded an 8.0 for his walk, 9.0 for his trot and 9.5 for his canter, and received three scores of 9.0 for rideability from the test riders.
Sire - His sire Rousseau is by the international dressage stallion Ferro, who competed at the European Championship, WEG and the Olympics, bringing home team silver in Sydney 2000. Rousseau himself won his performance test, won the Pavo Cup with a record breaking score - both test riders gave him 10.0 - and took home the silver medal at the World Young Horse Championships as a five-year-old.
Damline - Damsire Flemmingh, a jumper himself, adds plenty of athleticism and is famous for producing the grand prix dressage horses and super-sires Krack C and Lingh. Dam Larivola carries the keur predicate, and has produced another licensed son, Emerson, by the Rousseau son Wynton. The dam line has produced many successful dressage, jumping and eventing horses including the licensed stallions Mythos (by Mythens xx) and Gringo (by Ramiro).
Progeny - From the KWPN foal report Ampere is noted to pass on very good movement, producing a uniform collection of foals from a range of different mares. The trot shows good length of stride and very good use of the body. The foals have a good, easy canter, with lots of balance and self carriage, they also collect well. Ampere has had offspring licensed in Westfalia, Holstein, Oldenburg, KWPN and one of his foals has sold for €200,000 in Vechta.
Ampere's stallion sons set him apart. Now, many German, Danish and Dutch studs have made sure they have an Ampere on their roster, with Antango, First Ampere, Franklin and All At Once already proving very successful sires. His oldest crops are now emerging at small tour level, with Emerald S (damsire Jazz) scoring +71% on three of his four international starts so far in 2017, and Ecuador VD winning the young rider small tour class at Biarritz 2016. Ampere does not produce chestnuts.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Frozen only Stud Tullstorp WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook KWPN Approved for Hanoverian, KWPN, Oldenburg, Westfalen Year of Birth 2005 Colour Bay Height 168cms