GrandView Bells N Whistles (IFS)

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Progeny, Sport Horses For Sale


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Palomino warmblood colt

DOB: 12th November 2017

Sire: Big Star (IFS) (Quick Star/ Nimmerdor/ Galoubet/ Ramiro Z)

Dam: GrandView Sucha Blonde (JC Solomon/ Espri/ Highrail Roll the Dice)

Bullet is by the sensational jumping stallion Big Star who is one of the best showjumping horses in the world, with numerous high profile wins including two Olympic Gold titles under the renowned rider, Nick Skelton. Nick himself has referred to Big Star as “the best horse I have ever ridden”. It is also notable that this exceptional stallion is passing his athleticism and incredible temperament onto his progeny, making Bullet that bit extra special, given that he is wrapped up in a beautiful golden robe.

Big Star is very much the stallion of the moment after his Individual Gold Medal win at the Rio Olympics in 2016 under rider Nick Skelton, four years after winning Team Gold at the London Olympics. He wowed audiences across the globe with his effortless performance, jumping clear in all individual rounds. Big Star was named the KWPN Horse of the Year in 2012 following his victories in CSI4* Antwerpen, CSI5* Aachen and Hamburg and Team Gold in the London Olympics.

In 2013 the stallion once again proved that he’s one of the world’s best show jumpers, winning the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix at Aachen and the CSI5* Piazza di Roma Grand Prix. His sire, Quick Star, also needs no introduction. He was ranked number three in the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings in 2013. Quick Star launched Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s career with wins at the Grand Prix of Maastricht and Munich being particular highlights. Quick Star’s sire, Galoubet A; the leading sire of the French Studbook, was also a performer, winning an incredible 19 Grand Prix titles in his career. Galoubet is also the father of the number five breeding sire on the WBFSH Baloubet Du Rouet. On his dam’s side, Quick Star was again bred to perform. His dam, Stella, a 7/8th Anglo-Arab, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa.

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Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful competitor and earned the sport(jump) predicate and competed in ZZ-level show jumping. Jolanda is the half-sister to the KWPN Stallion Matterhorn. Her sire Nimmerdor is known to be the foundation sire of the VDL Stud and gained the accolade The Stallion Of The Century in 2000. He was ridden by Albert Vroom, and successfully competed in many World Cups and International Competitions, including the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Nimmerdor has 50 approved sons including Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel, all of which have proven themselves in the international arena. Big Star’s granddam Elysette is a Keur Preferent daughter of G.Ramiro Z, and her dam Paerel is a Keur Preferent daughter of the Thoroughbred Erdball xx as well as a half-sister to the KWPN stallion Amethist.

On Bullet’s dam side, GrandView Sucha Blonde is by JC Solomon who has the well known and well performed Chico D’Oro in his bloodlines, as well as the jumping sensation Espri. JC Solomon is a stallion with the pedigree combination of the exceptional performance stallions, Chico D’Oro and Espri. Chico D’Oro is an Australian Palomino stallion who was world renowned for his showjumping achievements. He sired many showjumpers – amongst the best were Grand Prix horses, Prince D’Oro and Aschico, who represented Australia in the 1988 World Cup Final in Sweden with Andrew Inglis.
Blondie’s grandsire Espri was the “Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 1995″ and is one of Germany’s best sires for both dressage and jumping horses. His offspring excel as outstanding jumping horses of enormous ability and energetic movements. At present his progeny have earned nearly two million Deutschmarks in competition. The most famous son of Espri is “E.T. FRH” (rider: Hugo Simon, Austria) who is still one of the most successful international show jumping horses. Another son, Edgar, was the 1996 World Champion seven-year-old jumper, and son Esprit de Valdemar competed at the 2000 Olympics. Espri is a correct, medium-framed stallion with a good topline and an excellent disposition.
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Chico D’Oro (foaled in 1969) – one of Australia’s premium stallions who truly was Mr Versatile! He won in all disciplines himself and produced top class performers who did the same. Chico was 6 times Royal Show Champion – 2 Sydney, 2 Brisbane, 2 Melbourne – as well as National Supreme Champion Palomino. He competed and won to Medium level Dressage, had 2 ODE starts (under Dennis Piggott) and won both. He then went to Showjumping – his major talent – where he won many Grand Prix events, was long listed for the Montreal Olympics in 1976 and was 3rd in the pre-Olympic trial in 1976. It was as a sire that Chico really made his mark, siring Champion Showjumpers, Palominos, Eventers, Dressage horses, Hacks, Western Horses and Campdrafters.

Blondie is out of a mare that is another Australian jumping sensation, High Rail Roll the Dice who was by the colourful Australian Thoroughbred Colourful Gambler.

This colt says JUMPING SUPERSTAR throughout his pedigree.

May consider selling this colt to a very special and qualified home….otherwise he will be run on by GrandView as a future stallion prospect. PM me today for details on this absolutely awesome colt…a one of his kind in the world…being a palomino Big Star baby.

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