Imported from Holland, Velita was awarded the Ster predicate at the SSH gradings
with excellent marks for movement. Her paces are well above
average with a good walk, canter and a trot that is difficult
to improve upon. She also received a good mark for conformation.
Velita as with all of the Solaris mares has a solid pedigree
of performance sport horses. Her paces are that of other Goodtimes
offspring combined with the great Ulft bloodline that produced
However not only are these bloodlines renown for producing
the great competition dressage sires of the world such as
VDL Prestige but also of equal caliber in the world class
show jumping arena.
In 2006 she produced an outstanding colt foal, Bavarnno by
Umenno, with all the attributes of a top class athlete. Bavarnno
impressed the KWPN inspectors at the SSH gradings and was
awarded a score of 85 for his trot 80 for his canter and an
overall score of 80 for his movement with 73 for conformation
scoring an overall 77%. It was decided not to breed Velita
in 2006 as Bavarnno was a late foal so waited until the following
In 2008 once again Velita did not disappoint us. On April
the 11th, she delivered a stunning leggy filly foal Solaris
Divynne by Umenno who was purchased by show jumping family Geoff
Luckett and partner Clare Booth at the Brightwells stars of
the future auction in Addington.
In 2009 Velita produced an exquisite palomino colt by McJonnas,
"Solaris Evanno", with four knee length white stockings,
inheriting his dams flamboyant paces. Evanno was sold as a
future stallion prospect and dressage horse but is proving
to be quite a jumper too, clearing the five foot fencing that
surrounds the arena in his new home at Springside Equestrian.
In 2010 Velita finally produced the coloured filly that we
had long awaited, this time by Solaris Buenno. This exquisite
filly has inherited her dam's "probable" splash
gene and the tobiano from her sire. An elegant modern filly
with fabulous paces. She will be retained as a future broodmare.
saw the arrival of yet another quality colt, this time by
Amoureux, Solaris Gracieux UK KWPN Dressage Foal Champion
Scotland, now sold to Anne McLellan in the USA along with
Velita. Her damline will be carried on through our coloured
filly "Solaris Favorinna".
Goodtimes has influenced the world of International Dressage.
His son, Lucky Times, was Champion of the PAVO Cup twice and
is now successfully competing and winning at Grand Prix. Kennet
W was the 2006 Reserve Champion of the Dutch Young Riders
and the winner of the Team Gold Medal at the European Championship
for Young Riders. Goodtimes is also the damsire of the dressage
stallion, VDL Prestige. Goodtimes is known to produces offspring
with excellent movement with lots of self carrying power from
behind, his proegny show good jumping ability and are reknown
for their beautiful type. Goodtimes has sired multiple approved
sons, including Kalusha, Kenwood, Timeless, Londontimes and
Sydney. He scored very well at his stallion test, Walk 7.5,
Trot 7.5, Canter 8.5, Free jumping 8.5, show jumping 9, cross
country 9, character 9, stable behaviour 9 and training report 9.
He was 1st place out of 24 stallions at the stallion testing.
The legendary Nimmerdor, was named KWPN Stallion of the Century.
Son of the ‘preferent’ stallion Farn, the ‘preferant’
Nimmerdor was the most famous of all the old-fashioned Holstein’s
offspring. Nimmerdor has had a tremendous, far-reaching influence
upon the world of equestrian breeding and has sired over 50
Approved sons as well as a multitude of international show
jumpers and exceptional brood mares.
Nimmerdors' sire Farn broke the service records. In 1979
he was offered 236 mares. In 1978 he had been awarded the
'keur' predicate, in 1991, he was declared 'preferent', seven
years after his death. He left eleven approved sons, 123 'ster',
31 'keur', 14 'preferent' and 6 'prestatie' mares." Farn
was the sire of a number of notable international showjumpers,
including Odin N, Black and White, Design and Olympus. Aside
from Nimmerdor, Farn sired a number of stallion sons, including:
Fanfare, Felix, Garant (ex Flipper), Safari, Telstar and Uddel.
By the end of his breeding career, Farn was the sire of 13
Lucky Boy 1966 (TB) - KWPN
The Keur Preferent stallion Lucky Boy bred in Holland was
an influencial sire in KWPN sport horse breeding. 27 of his
sons were licensed and he also produced many Ster, Keur and
perhaps more importantly, Prestatie mares such as Alandra,
Ameika, Dadalie, Dafanory and Dersinaa. In the breeding shed
he sired a great many International showjumpers and dressage
horses. His daughters have themselves gone on to provide the
KWPN studbook with a legacy of sport horse progenitors. Lucky
Boys' lineage is also found for example in the World Cup winner
Calypso ('73) and the Olympic team Gold medalist The Freak
Velita's damline has produced a good number of ster and keur
mares. A number of horses were successful at advanced dressage
including Rendez Vous by Weyden, Nouvelle by Ferro, with Amoureux
and Zirkoon both currently competing at medium level.
Velita's maternal dam ""Felita" is maternal
sibling to the ster preferent mare "Ruby" by Krack
C dam of our own stallion "Amoureux" Their grand
dam Zita, has not only proven herself in dressage competing
succesfully to M level but has produced the Z1 level dressage
horses, "Qualitys Pride" and "Dorita"
along with no less than five ster mares. Zita's daughters
Felita and Ruby by Krack C have also produced excellent sport
horses and successful horses both in EMPT tests and at the
2009 we received the news from Amoureux's breeders Marja and
Simon in Holland that "Ruby was awarded the Preferent
Predicate, following her daughter' Bachoera SV's success,
Bachoera by Samba Hit II was awarded the STER title after
completing her EPTM test with success. Ruby's other progeny
"Wonderfull Jazz" (2003) by Jazz is competing with
succes at M2 level dressage and Zirkoon (2004) by Rousseau
competing with success at M1 level. Her son by Johnson was
also awarded the Ster predicate and has completed his IBOP
test with a good score. All descndants form this mareline
show a special aptitude for dressage.
Palomino colt foal by McJonnas
Approved by the KWPN in 1981 he was awarded excellent scores
of 9 for ridability and temperament although it was noted
at times that he could be a little head strong. Ulft also
excelled in jumping with an overall mark of 8.5. The most
notable of his offspring was the black stallion "Olympic
Ferro" who competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted
the Dutch team in achieving a team silver medal. In 2011 the
line bred stallion "Uthopia" by "Metal"
by Ferro, (Ulft x Ramiro) out Odelia" (Inspekteur x Ulft)
ridden by Carl Hester rode the British team into Gold Medal
position in Rotterdam at the European Championships with an
individual silver in the Grand Prix. Ulft's sire, the Selle
Francais stallion "Le Mexico" was awarded a 10 for
jumping at the KWPN stallion approvals, Ulft's dam sire was
yet another of the most far reaching and influencial KWPN
stallions "Farn" sire of the legendary "Nimmerdor
that features prominently in our breeding program.
Stud Book Status:
|Zigeunerin keur pref
||Cor de la Bruyere
|Felita ster pref
First premium colt foal by Umenno
First Premium Filly Foal by Umenno
Solaris Favorinna by Solaris Buenno sold to Switzerland
Solaris Gracieux by Amoureux
Champion Dressage Foal UK KWPN Keurings Scotland 2011