VDL Ricochet


Ciaran Glynn on Ricochet            Andrew Lyons on Ricochet

A great 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 Serpent

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.



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