BWP, Bay, 1996, 1.70m
If you are looking for a blue blood stallion with a world class pedigree, look no further than Orlando. Orlando is an exciting son of Heartbreaker out of a Darco mare. According to the Dutch breeding values, Heartbreaker was still the number one show jumping stallion in 2015. Orlando is currently number 53 in the world.
Heartbreaker was shown highly successfully at Grand Prix level with Peter Geerink. This combination was 4th in the prestigious Grand Prix of Aachen and won the “Championat” of Dortmund in 1999. Heartbreaker is undoubtedly one of the best sport horse producers in Europe and his progeny include the outstanding horses Toulon and Vancouver d’Auvrey.
Darco was extremely successful as an international show jumper with Ludo Phillippaerts and is recognized as one of the world’s most outstanding sire of show jumpers. As a competition horse, his results include a win in the World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix in Olympia and s’Hertogenbosch, a 6th in the World Equestrian Games and a 7th place finish at the Barcelona Olympics. As a sire, Darco has produced world famous show jumpers including Parco, Sapphire and King Darco.
Orlando himself was a winner of the ‘style’ competition at Aachen with scores of 8.9 and 9.3. He also won the semi-final at the World Young Jumping Horse Championships in Lanaken. At the test in Oud Heverlee, Orlando gave a remarkable performance. There the judges described him as an excellent jumper with a superb technique and a great deal of scope. Orlando is simple to ride. He has a clever mind and is brave, but still maintains a very mannerly and gentle temperament.
VIDEOS OF ORLANDO AND RESULTS
Orlando’s progeny are absolutely stamped with the quality you would expect from an internationally successful stallion.
2nd- Nations Cup, Wellington (Double Clean rounds)
4th- Grand Prix- WEF
5th- Grand Prix- WEF
1st- 1.55 Championship- CSI4* Hardenberg
1st- 1.45- CSI4* Hardenberg
1st- 1.45- CSI2* Lummen
2nd- Grand Prix- CSIO5* Lummen
2nd- Nations Cup- CSIO5* Lummen
3rd- 1.45- CSIO5* Aachen
3rd- 1.45- CSI-W ‘S-Hertogenbosch
5th- Grand Prix- CSIO5* La Baule
1st- 1.50- CSIO4* Lummen
2nd- 1.45- CSI4* Paris
2nd- Sires of the World- CSI2* Hasselt
2nd- 7/8 Year Olds- CSIO5* Aachen
1st- Classic Cycle for 7 yr olds
1st- Belgian Championship for 6 yr olds
Double winner style class- Aachen
1st- Troosting World Breeding Championships- Lanachen