For the second year in a row, a Rousseau offspring took the title of Champion of the 2007 KWPN Stallion Licensing. Last year, Wamberto took the spotlight, this year Zagreb (now named Blue Hors Zack) stood out with his super active basic gaits
and claimed the champion's sash at the end of four days of KWPN stallion licensing in the Brabanthallen of 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
The champion Zagreb is by Rousseau out of Ibop mare test winner Orona (Jazz x Belisar). He is bred by B. Wilschut and presented by W.L. Plaizier. After the licensing, Zagreb sold in the KWPN Select Sale auction for a record amount of 430,000 euro to Blue Hors Stud in Denmark.
The reserve champion of the licensing was Zhivago, a delightful Krack C x Jazz offspring bred by Pegasus Stables and presented by Pegasus and Joop van Uytert. Finishing third was Zanzibar, by Special D x Pretendent x Sovereign Bill xx presented by the Van Manen brothers. Zizi Top finished fourth. This bay stallion is by Tango out of Litchy (Ferro x Officier). Litchy is also the dam of Anky van Grunsven's Painted Black. Fifth place went to ZiZi (Rhodium x Montecristo x Cocktail).
The champion of the show jumpers was Zurich, a Berlin x Concorde offspring bred by A. Floryn from Geesteren, The Netherlands.
The 2007 KWPN Stallion Licensing committee selected 186 out of 640 stallions for the second viewing in Den Bosch. 90 dressage stallions and 96 jumpers qualified for this second round. 27 dropped out due to veterinary issues. 71 stallions were licensed, of which 35 were dressage stallions.
Zagreb Achieves Record Price at 2007 KWPN Select Sale
187 Colts Selected for 2007 KWPN Stallion Licensing
Wamberto, Champion of the 2006 KWPN Stallion Licensing
Coverage of the 2005 KWPN Stallion Licensing and Select Sale
Ustinov and Uptown, 2004 KWPN Stallion Licensing Champions
Tornado, Champion of the 2003 KWPN Stallion Licensing
First KWPN Select Sale at 2001 KWPN Stallion Licensing
Symfonie, 2002 KWPN Licensing Champion
Paddo, 2000 KWPN Stallion Licensing Champion