Thoroughbred blood very familiar to Irish Breeders
A phenomenal history as a producer of jumpers
This appealing 167cm 7 year old Bay Stallion Z Wellie 72 combines the best of Holstein and KWPN breeding with a dash of thoroughbred blood very familiar to Irish Breeders.The Sire Celano(Capitol X Lord x Flamberg) started his showjumping career under Renee Tebbel and as a 6 year old finished 4th in the Bundeschampionatt . In 1995 he was granted full approval by the KWPN after a very good performance test . He then continued his very illustrious showjumping career under Rob Ehrhs. In 1999 he had several successes among them wins at Been, Mierlo, Zelhan. In Amsterdam he won the 1.50m Grand Prix and in 2000 in Zwelle he was best stallion, 4th in the Chil in DenHaag. In Zwelle in 2001 he defended his title and was once again crowned best stallion. Celano stands at the top of the KWPN jumping index for stallions bred by other books.
The Dam T Wellie 5 produced Z Wellie 72 as a 4 year old. She then commenced her showjumping career, she is now 8 years old and jumping at 1.40m level. The Dams Sire Germus R has an illustrious showjumping record and has a phenomenal history as a producer of jumpers. His most famous progeny include Balaboeska R who was the 6 year old Dutch Champion and was 7th in the world championships for young horses at Laneaken. Balaboeska was later brought out very successfully in the international sport by Jerome Dubbeldom and can currently be seen ridden by Bert Bles. The Germus R son Hildon Medoc 11 was reserve world champion as a 5 yr old showjumper and participated at Jerez at only 8yrs of age and later in the Olympic Games in Athens. Additional international showjumpers sired by Germus R include M Sinia(Lucas Unufri), Phoenix (Demencio Morosoli) Silvester(Willie Millinger) The Real Deal(Stefan Breitenstein) .A Note worth mentioning in Germus R pedigree (Joost x Abjar) is that the very influential TB Stallion Abjar, whose sire Abernant is also the sire of the dam of the TB Stallion Skyboy.
Z Wellie 72 was presented for inspection in March 2008 and was classified S1 and was awarded performance testing. His enormous scope together with super technique and carefulness has been proved by his earning of in excess of 40 SJAI points to date in his limited outings in 2008, including winning a 1.10m league final, in 2009 he gained a further 40+ points in a few outings, successfully stepping up to the 1.20m level. He is now Grade C going into the 2010 season.
The 6 year Z Wellie got off to a flying start this March on his first outing of 2010 in Cavan where he finished a very respectable 3rd in hotly contested 120 Class. He is showing all the scope, carefulness and technique of a stallion heading for the top of his game, and has just started jumping 130!
He is currently being ridden by the now well established Ger O'Neill from Kilkenny. This duo are set to draw a lot of attention from the Irish breeders.
May brings great News with Wellie qualifying for the Cavan Crystal 6/7 year old finals when placing 2nd in strong company at the Cavan Grand Prix Show, on the Sunday he also jumped double clear in the 130m.
Wellie has covered a good variety of mares last year including several very established 'Clover Hill' mares and we await the birth of his foals with great interest!
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