Ciaran Glynn on Ricochet
Andrew Lyons on Ricochet
looking stallion with outstanding potential to improve Irish mares.
VDL RICCOCHET has fantastic
movement, a powerful jump and excellent conformation with a pedigree
that combines all the best of the modern Dutch and Holstein breeding.
His temperament is unbelievably good and his foals are the same.
Ricochet at IHB Inspections
with Richard Wright
RICOCHET spent 2 months
in the super new Killossery Equitation Centre being ridden by
Ciaran Glynn, a talented young rider. He took part in the opening
ceremony at the Centre, thoroughly enjoying the admiration of
the guests who were seriously impressed by his fantastic free
movement and his lovely temperament. Ciaran and his younger brother
Robert then competed him in the Leinster Winter Dressage League
very successfully, piling up the points and winning the Novice
33 League. His final two outings were with Richard Wright
and together they won the last two Novice Classes and RICOCHET
took the overall Novice Championship having had 3 different riders!
With all this dressage activity jumping was put on hold, also
he returned to Suma to start his stud duties. However this
week he had a schooling session with Andrew Lyons and was jumping
out of his skin for him. So a show is planned soon.
VDL RICOCHET 1998 Bay
173 c.m. Stallion by AHORN (KEUR) ex WIEPKJE by LORD/Waterman/Water
Outstanding potential stallion from the famous VDL Stud with all the movement, jump and good looks associated with them. RICOCHET has a double cross of the major influence LADYKILLER AHORN by the Stallion of the Century NIMMERDOR was selected to train for the Dutch Olympic team with Roelof Bril for the 1992 Games following outstanding consistency at top International Level.
Sire of countless class performers such as HIGH VALLEY Z, IVOOR,HATTRICK, EUROCOMMERCE GENEVE, JEREMY and rated 7th in the KWPN with a Breeding Index of 154, reliability 91%.
RICOCHET'S dam has already bred WHAT A GAME, by WELLINGTON so he is 3 parts brother to a World Cup horse. Her sire LORD is one of the top Holstein influences ever with an amazing 77 registered stallion sons and his daughters proving top mares too including dams of CARDENTO and ATLANTIC.
But best of all, RICOCHET'S grandam was by an Irish bred son of WATER SERPENT the Thoroughbred who shaped the future for Irish Jumping.
"NOT SO DUTCH" !