Carrera is a striking and interestingly bred horse from a combination of two Olympic stallions. Sire, Cardento, won three Silver medals under Peter Eriksson at the Olympics, the World Championship and the European Championship. As a sire Cardento is a producer of international jumping offspring who participate at European and World Championships and the Olympic Games. Grand sire, Baloubet du Rouet, was Olympic Champion with Rodrigo Pessoa; a three-time winner of World Cup Finals; and also claimed the winner’s sash in several GP’s and World Cup Qualifiers. Baloubet du Rouet is also famous as the sire of VDL Bubalu, Palloubet d’Halong and Chaman among others. Continuing in the line is Nurzeus, a stallion that sired many good jumpers such as Midnight Madness, Zippo, Ennio, etc.
Carrera’s dam is an international 1.45m jumper, and is a half-sister to the famous international jumper stallion Tinka’s Boy, winner of many GP’s and World Cup Qualifiers plus the final with Markus Fuchs.
Carrera shone under Jur Vrieling with whom he was successful at the highest level.
Carrera started 2017 strong with the winning of the Grand Prix Vestfold. Before he won the Grand Prix of Wolden, a 1.50m class in Bonheiden and in Oldenburg. With the Dutch team Carrera won the Nations Cup in Drammen. Other notable placings: 2nd GP Oldenburg, 2nd 1.50m Drachten and Maastricht, 3rd GP Wiener Neustadt and 4th in the GP Maastricht.
As a sire Carrera passes on attitude, scope, and excellent jumping technique. The first results are in: Garbarant RT was reserve champion of the 5-year olds; Cara van de Tojope Hoeve Z was 3rd in the final of the Open Scandinavian Championship for 4-year olds. Gold Finger (sold for €135.000 in the Wolden Summer Sale) is jumping internationally with Hendrik Jan Schuttert.
Cuba Libre W Z passed her IBOP test with a top score of 84 points becoming Champion in 2016 of the 4 – 7-year old mares at the CK Friesland.
Hadera CJS was Champion of the Open North Netherlands Championships in free jumping (ONNK).
Son Merlin VDL was 6th in the final of the National Foal Show.
In Ermelo 3 sons passed to the second round of the KWPN Stallion Approvals.
Jumping Index KWPN: 154.
Carrera: Olympic genes from sire & grand sire, an Olympic uncle