Name: Jerome van de Vondelhoeve
Breed: Belgian Warmblood
Date of Birth: 27 May 2005
Sire: Calipso van de Vondelhoeve
Dam Sire: Durello
Height: 148cm / 14.2 hh
This stunning 13 year old, naturally talented pony was born and bred in Belgium, where he became an international show jumper, jumping 110cm before successfully turning to dressage where he was chosen as a team pony for Belgium. Jerome was imported to the UK in 2015, where he has competed at Pony FEI level.
Jerome, who oozes presence, has three fantastic gaits, with his expressive medium and extended trot a real highlight. He is soft and light in the contact, and is a pony who always wants to work. Jerome turns heads everywhere he goes, but unlike those watching, he does not and is a picture of concentration, remaining unfazed by anything, even in the warm up arena with mares close by.
This wonderful, loving pony is a real eye catcher, and without doubt a team candidate. Jerome is a pony who loves to be hacked, and is great on his own or in the company of mares or geldings, canters beautifully in open fields, and he loves to have some jumping included in his routine at home, where he will jump a whopping 130cm for fun.
What sets, the charismatic, Jerome apart from others is his absolutely amazing temperament. Those who meet Jerome, for the first time, do not realise he is a stallion due to his laid back nature and fantastic manners. He is easy to handle, and is done so by, my now 16-year old, daughter. Jerome loads beautifully, travels alone or in company, and can be fully clipped.
Jerome was lightly competed last year due to his rider being in hospital for a long period of time, with a long recovery period following. However he continued his training, being ridden by our trainer. In the competitions my daughter was able to attend, the pair were highly praised and Jerome regularly receives praising judge’s comments on his willingness and forward going, active style, calling out as a quality pony with a promising future and lots of potential.
This year due to the riders continued recovery period and GCSE exams he has been ridden and competed successfully by a professional rider in Dorset. Jerome is now, very sadly, offered for sale as his rider has reached the age limit for her competing level, and a new 5 star loving home is required to maintain the highest levels of care and love that he has received with us. He would suit ambitious pony riders of all ages.
Jerome has qualified for the BD Summer Regionals at Medium Gold Level, winning classes by 3 clear %.
We fully expect Jerome to pass a 5 stage vetting and X-Rays. More videos are available and any questions will be happily answered.