About - Verdi is one of the top stallions currently competing, with an impeccable international record and numerous medals and team appearances under his belt. He is a large-framed, powerful stallion with a lot of character, enormous scope and boundless energy and stamina. Verdi is well-known for his exuberance, and produces really rideable, willing offspring with a competitive edge. Verdi has beautiful conformation and has very long lines, as well as very good movement, in walk, trot and canter, along with a lovely, easy temperament.
Performance - Verdi's international successes place him among the very best in the world. He has appeared at every senior championship since 2011, winning two team golds (WEG 2014, Aachen 2015) and a team silver (London 2012). With Verdi in the team, The Netherlands have also won the Nations Cup Final in Barcelona 2014, plus the legs at Rotterdam, St Gallen, Falsterbo, and Rome - with Verdi jumping the coveted double clear on three of those occasions. He has finished in the top ten of a World Cup qualifier thirteen times, including second in Verona, Helsinki, and Gothenburg. He has competed at the World Cup Final four times, finishing sixth (Lyon 2014 & Vegas 2015), seventh ('s-Hertogenbosch 2012) and eleventh (Gothenburg 2016). Individually, Verdi has won the GCT Madrid Grand Prix, the Lyon and Al Ain Longines Grands Prix, and the Grand Prix of Salzburg. Verdi has won almost €400,000 on the GCT Tour alone.
Sire - Verdi is a son of the world famous sires Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I x Calypso I. Father Quidam de Revel is a legend on his own; he has an impressive list of achievements and he himself participated in the Olympic Games and is also the sire of many international jumpers and approved stallions the world over. Quidam de Revel's dam, sire and grandsire all competed at grand prix themselves - cementing Verdi's pedigree as one of supreme reliability.
Damline - Damsire Landgraf I is as famous as Quidam and has a long list of international jumpers and approved stallions. Verdi descends from the famous Holsteiner damline 474-a, a motherline that produced the approved stallions Calato, Colombo, Carlino, Loxgraf Go, Montreal, Aldato, Nimrod, Cavalier and Cicero, as well as the international jumpers Brillante, Spiga, Dehlia, Kira, Deka, Ishan and Edminton. Verdi's dam Clarissa is a full sister to the mother of the Holsteiner stallion of the year, Calato.
Progeny - Verdi's oldest offspring are now appearing at international grand prix level, with more than 80 now jumping at 1.40m level or higher. He is also producing successful event horses including Charles RR, second in the U25 CCI2* at Tattersalls 2015, and Nyala D'Arville, 10th in the CCI3* at Boekelo 2016. For an exhaustive list of his offspring's international successes, see his page on the Nijhof website.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Chilled or frozen Stud Team Nijhof WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook KWPN Approved for AES, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, KWPN, Oldenburg, Selle Francais, Zangersheide Year of Birth 2002 Colour Bay Height 172cm