The absolute most famous KWPN approved sire is the renown Nimmerdor. The already legendary bay stallion was sired by the illustrious 'keur' stallion Farn, whose influence on Dutch breeding in general is deeply felt
, which together with his contribution to the sport, is demonstrated by his fourth place in the stallion jumping index. Nimmerdor's dam is 'ster’ Ramonaa. She is a daughter of the thoroughbred Koridon xx and her dam is Friedhilde II who was sired by the reputable Senator, while her lineage also includes Ulfried.
During his performance test in 1975 Nimmerdor left no doubt as to his particular specialty; jumping. Preferent Nimmerdor was ridden at international level by Albert Voorn with whom he jumped in various world cups and made an impressive appearance at several important international competitions in for example Berlin, Paris, Gothenburg, Dortmund and London. Nimmerdor was invited to go to the Los Angeles Olympics but his owners declined as they considered it more important at the time that he devoted himself to his breeding activities. Nimmerdor is holding second place in the Dutch jumping index and breeds with a very high degree of heredity reliability [94%]. He is rated very highly in the WBFSH ranking. Nimmerdor is also approved for Holstein.
Nimmerdor's enormous influence on breeding is not only felt in the Netherlands, but also in various countries abroad and his reputation is still growing. This can not be a surprise, considering that he has sired more than thirty approved stallions all over the world. When Nimmerdor was withdrawn from the sport, his children were already continuing the great family tradition. Up to Date, Optiebeurs Aldato, Zadok and Ahorn were remarkable international jumpers, but also San Patrignano Avenir, Den Haag, Canadian Colors are famous Nimmerdor children. His son Zapatero is heading for the highest dressage levels. Not to forget Amethist, a Nimmerdor approved son who sired Pan Am team gold medallist Donna Richardson's Jazzman. His daughters always finish well in front at conformation categories, frequently claiming championships, such as Confidence, Zancara, Barones, Golinda and Dehlia. His progeny have excellent breeding results.
Nimmerdor is no longer up for stud.
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