From the age of 3 to 5, Jagger was in breeding in the United Kingdom. After returning to the Netherlands, he started jumping training with a rider, exhibiting unlimited capabilities combined with exceptional technique. This is no surprise, as a remarkably strong dam line provided the genetic background, resulting in numerous internationally recognised horses in show jumping. Jagger’s mother is full sister to Vleut, who achieved international success with Maikel van der Vleuten and Edwina Tops Alexander, and also provided international sports with progeny.
Jagger’s sire is Vigo d’Arsouilles who supplies the international stage with new winners each year such as Ego Van Orti, Dixson, Donatella-N, Sterrehof’s Ushi, and Super Trooper de Ness. In 2010 he was able to win at the world championships held in Kentucky with his permanent rider, Philippe Lejeune, and helped the Belgian national team win the bronze medal in the team competition. It is an interesting fact that the sire of this very horse, Nabab de Rêve, was Philippe’s previous international level ride. Vigo is a horse of powerful build from an exceptional dam line. His son Bernini is a stallion that holds a KWPN breeding license and was given high points on the performance test and jumping tasks. Vigo d’Arsouilles and his rider played a key role in the Belgian team’s career, having been awarded a number of times in the Nations Cup and Grand Prix numbers. In addition, Vigo was voted Horse of the Year in Belgium in 2008 and 2010, as well as being given the BWP Ambassador title in 2011.
His maternal grand sire needs no introduction as Meredith-Michaels Beerbaum got to be a Grand Prix rider thanks to Quick Star. With numerous Grand Prix victories and placings, he has won a total of EUR 500,000 in prize money during his career. Thanks to his progeny, Quick Star featured in the top 10 of the WBFSH ranking from 2010 to 2013. Two of his offspring participated in the final at the 2012 London Olympics – Ian Millar’s Star Power and Big Star, who with Nick Skelton managed to win gold for Team England. Both later won individual gold in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Insemination: artificial, fresh and frozen semen
Standing at National Riding Hall, Budapest
Stud fee: EUR 500 + VAT