Eventing / Showjumping / Dressage Prospect
DOB: June 6, 2018
Height: to make 16.1 + hands
Registry: Anglo European Studbook (AES)
Will be Imported from England
GFS Lord of the Dance x San Remo/Haarlem (Legaat)
GFS Chiquitita is a beautiful, elegant, buckskin filly filled with poise and grace that is sired by GFS Lord of the Dance and is out of ZB Neforia. She was bred with eventing in mind but would also make a fantastic dressage prospect. Her conformation is excellent and she has ground covering paces that show both straight and purposeful extension and elevation. Light on her feet but with powerful presence she’s definitely an eye-catcher and will garner attention in any discipline. She is a quick learner that is generous of spirit, kindhearted and who has a sensible attitude, lovely manners, and independent nature but who also loves being around people and learning interesting new things even if it’s outside of her comfort zone. Combine this with the exceptional versatility of her amazing bloodlines and you have a horse that has the capability to excel in the high levels of showing.
Chiquitita’s dam is ZB Neforia, a KWPN Ster mare, who has proven to be an excellent producer of top progeny. Her dam, Neforia, is an Elite Sport Dressage horse who competed at the International Grand Prix dressage levels. Neforia’s sire is Haarlem, a son of the legendary International Showjumper, Voltaire, who also sired International Jumpers such as Finesse, Altaire, Dante, Flying Electro, Play It Again, and many more. Haarlem’s dam, Berdieta, is a descendant of Irco Polo, an International Jumping Stallion. Voltaire’s sire is Furioso II, one of the founders of the modern European sport horse breeding. Even today he is still influencing many studbooks in Europe with his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. Some of his prodigy include Voltaire and Concorde in Holland and Fidelio and Florestan 1 in Germany. Furioso II became the symbol of the modern Oldenburg sport horse breeding. Furioso II produced 200 state premium mares and no less than 68 approved sons. Furioso II influenced breeding worldwide. His full brother is the French stallion Mexico, who’s son Le Mexico became famous in Holland as a producer of jumping horses. ZB Neforia was sired by San Remo, an Approved KWPN Hanoverian stallion. Sired by Wolkantz I a son of the great Weltmeyer. His damsire Volturno was an eventing stallion, twice German Champion and an Olympian.
GFS Chiquitita has a unique pedigree just like her half siblings, GFS Millie Vanilli and GFS Mikado. She gets the high percentage of Russian Trakehner, Akhal Teke and Thoroughbred from her sire, GFS Lord of the Dance, aka Django, who was licensed as a 2-year-old and his sire, Destello, an Estonian imported stallion, which was unique to British breeding. Django’s dam, Malibu Breeze, has also produce two other licensed stallions and is considered a rarity because she is a double dilute warmblood that has the power and grace of her Thoroughbred heritage and the body and bone of the German ancestry.
Her sire was Malibu Galileo, a 17 hand Hanoverian eventing stallion who unfortunately passed away young due to a covering accident. Malibu Galileo was sired by Gymnast, a prominent dressage stallion, and his sire was Grenadier, a very important sire whose offspring excelled in dressage. Malibu Galileo’s dam was Delta, who in 1993 became the Supreme Champion at the British Warmblood Show after winning many hunter classes at the county level. Her sire, Atlantus produced many highly graded offspring and international competition horses. Atlantus was a foundation sire for the British Warmblood Society Studbook.
Malibu Breeze’s dam is Great Yeldham who’s sire’s side contains some amazing British, French, and American thoroughbreds including Blushing Scribe, Blushing Groom (he won the Prix Robert Papin, Prix Morny, Prix de la Salamandre, and Grand Critérium and was named the French Champion Two-year-old), Red God (won the Richmond Stakes and Roseben Handicap at Belmont Park), Nasrullah (who won the Coventry Stakes and the Champion Stakes), and Nearco, one of the most important stallions of the 20th century who was an undefeated Italian racehorse. Her dam side is just as impressive and contains Super Concorde (the highest-rated two-year-old in France in 1977 who won the Prix de Cabourg, Prix Morny and the Grand Criterium), Bold Reasoning (winner of the Withers Stakes in 1971 and the sire to Triple Crown Winner Seattle Slew), Boldnesian (Santa Anita Derby winner in 1966) Primera, My Babu (a French-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who became one of the most influential sires in American breeding of show jumpers, eventers and hunters) and Hail to Reason (1960 American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt).
GFS Chiquitita carries the exceptional traits of the Kinsky Warmblood the Irish Sporthorse as well as the Russian Trakehner, Akhal Teke and Thoroughbred, all of which are noted for the athleticism, incredible temperaments, willingness under saddle and powerful performance ability.
Pictures Courtesy of GFS Sporthorses