Cover Story x Prestige VDL x Matterhorn
2012 Stallion licensed:
• ISR-Oldenburg NA
• German Oldenburg Verband
• Danish Warmblood Assoc.
Hero’s long lines and tremendous expression combined with his intelligence and rideability have made him a judges favorite both for registry approval and sport scoring 9’s for gaits, type and rideability from both. Reserve Champion USEF 4-year-old with no score below 80%. He acquired many scores since, in regular performance, well above 70%, Hero BHS is a promising young stallion who is not only desirable as a stallion model, but a performance horse as well. He is currently preparing for the Developing PSG and we look forward to his first foals in 2020.
1999 black 17 h KWPN Stallion
Stallion Performance Test:
dressage talent: 8.5
6th in Stallion Test of 2002, Winner of 2003 Pavo Cup
Special D represents proven combination of Olympic Ferro crossed with G Ramiro Z, which produced his sire Métall. Special D is supported on the dam’s side by solid, proven bloodlines with quality movements, such as Zandigo, Farn, Doruto and Uron. Grandam Aafke (keur preferent), produced in combination with Ferro the Grand Prix stallion Joeris, who is approved in France, a Light Tour horse in the USA and the UTV mare Gloriosa, a full sister of Haafke. Special D’s dam produced a stallion for the third inspection in the preceeding year his inspection.
“Special D is an honest, reliable stallion. He very willing to work with a good attitude. The walk is spacious, rectangular and active, with a good usage of his body. Special D’s trot is very tactful and spacious, with super self-carriage, a lot of elevation and a good collection. His canter is extremely spacious and scopey with excellent self-carriage. He is a very talented as a dressage horse and gives his rider a very good feeling.”
The offspring of Special D perform remarkably well in Dressage and Hunter/Jumpers. Several offspring participated the final of the Pavo Cup as well as young horse finals in both the US and Europe. Special-D has several KWPN well-proven sons including Zanzibar and Andretti (winner of the stallion competition 2009/2010). He currently has several approved sons, who are ranked world-wide and have placed well in stallion approvals, Pavo Cup, and young horse competitions to Grand Prix.
Special D is very suitable for breeding of a modern dressage horse with power, charm and character. He is currently competing with great success at Intermediare I and ready to show Grand Prix.