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Solaris Sport Horses Ltd
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KWPN Ster mare by San Remo  

UK KWPN Dressage Champion Foal Scotland 2011 Solaris Gracieux A stunning colt foal by our KWPN Ster stallion Amoureux out of the KWPN (SSH Ster) mare Velita by Goodtimes x Ulft. A colt with extravagent paces and an abundance of power in his trot, light footed and changes canter leads easily, beautifully marked this handsome colt is destined for a career in dressage. Purchased in utero by a client in the USA.

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The bloodlines:

His sire "Amoureux" has consitently won young horse qualifiers with scores of 78-80% having qualified for Badmington Young Dressage Horse Of The Future, Sheerwater Potential International Dressage Horse, the Sheetwater British National Young Dressage Horse both as a five and six year old under International Grand Prix Dressage Rider Michel Assouline, with a Double win at Sheepgate Premiere League in the Hickstead Young Horse Qualifier and Medium SOQ75 and a finalist in the Sheerwater 6YO Championship. The duo also qualified for the Regional Championships placing ninth in the most difficult of the medium tests M75 with just a years training under saddle and with very little competition experience.

Saros Van T'Gestelhof

Sired by the Belgian approved dual purpose stallion Saros Van 'T Gestelhof, a son of G Ramiro Z out of a Pik Koenig x Wendekries mare, Saros sired the Belgium champion foal 2003 and currently has an exterior index of 188 earning him elite status at the young age of seven. He had obtained over 50 victories from the age of 4 – 7 with 17 wins at Prix st Georges, placing 4th at the World Championships in Verden in the six year old class. Other wins include the Belgian 4, 5 and six year old Dressage Champion title. Saros' progeny are equally as talented in jumping as they are in dressage. Saros's sire is the famous G Ramiro Z who competed in classes of 2.20m and perhaps most renown as sire of the famous Olympic gold medallist Ratina Z out of the famous Holstein mare Heureka Z. This combination of German bloodlines has conistantly proven to be a winning combination.

Erle (Pik Koenig x Wendkreis)

Saros's dam, "Erle", carries "elite" status, claiming the National Champion mare titles in 1983 1984 & 1985 and mother to a number of dressage horses, "Le Primo" who won several victories ZII LRV with Louis Van Gestel and the Bronze medal Belgian Championship with Leen Cools. "Pancho" - Belgian vice champion 4 year old ridden by Els Michiels, Bronze medal Swiss championship, Rianta, with several victories Z2 LRV with Wilfried Mondelaers & "Ultra", an elite mare. Erle also proved herself in competition with successful results up to S level.

Pik Koenig /Pik As / Wendekreis

Erle's sire Pik Koenig a top hereditary transmitter of show-jumpers, some of whose progeny managed to jump into the higher spheres of dressage, sired 19 Approved sons including Pik Bube I II & III, 242 main studbok mares, 22 State Premium mares with a sports index overall of 129, dressage 126, jumping 131. Pik Konigs' Thoroughbred sire "Pik As" (1949) was most reknown for his ability as a sire passing on his beautiful movement and great jumping ability. He Stood at Celle 1953-1969 a genetic transmitter with a lot of potential he sired world class showjumpers & 4 approved sons, in 1981 ranked #13 as German sire of competition horses. Erle's dam sire "Wendekreis" adds once again the combination of both jumping and dressage genes to an already illustrious pedigree.

Krack C

Krack C has no less than nine licensed sons with the KWPN studbook, two in Germany and one with the NRPS. Krack C is thought by many to be maybe the best dressage horse progenitor in Europe. He is the Ambassador of both The Netherlands Dressage Sport and The Netherlands Dressage Horse Breeding. Alongside his results in breeding he has a great amount of sporting success himself ridden by Anky van Grunsven. Known for his flamboyant moving mechanism and his rideability, Krack C impressed many KWPN breeders and became their main choice, placing him in the top ten of most used breeding stallions.


Born in 1987 in Germany. Bred by H.C. Albertsen from Behrendorf, Germany, the bay stallion was by the Holsteiner Lacapo out of Texas (Carneval x Lorenz). As a 3-year old he went to Holland for the licensing and became one of the best performers at the 1990 KWPN Stallion Performance Test, especially excelling in show jumping. Flemmingh became a top producer of successful international sport horses. Alongside Anky van Grunsven's Grand Prix horse Krack C, Edward Gal's former medal winning horse Lingh and the current Pan American gold medallist Regent (under American Christopher Hickey) were sired by Flemmingh.


Imported from Holland Velita was awarded the Ster predicate at the SSH gradings with excellent marks for movement. Her trot is well above average with a very good walk. She also received a good mark for conformation. Her damline has produced a good number of ster and keur mares. Velita's grand dam Zita by president was also successful at medium level dressage prior to producing five ster mares. Her daughters Felita and Ruby by Krack C have also produced excellent sport horses and successful horses both in EMPT tests and at the KWPN Keurings.


Goodtimes has influenced the world of International Dressage. His son, Lucky Times, was Champion of the PAVO Cup twice and is now successfully competing and winning at Grand Prix. Kennet W was the 2006 Reserve Champion of the Dutch Young Riders and the winner of the Team Gold Medal at the European Championship for Young Riders. Goodtimes is also the damsire of the dressage stallion, VDL Prestige, and is listed in the USDF Dressage Sires via his Horse of the Year offspring. Goodtimes is known to produces offspring with good movement, lots of carrying power from behind, good jump, and beautiful types. Goodtimes has sired multiple approved sons, including Kalusha, Kenwood, Timeless, Londontimes and Sydney.

Walk 7.5, Trot 7.5, Canter 8.5, Free jumping 8.5, show jumping 9, cross country 9, character 9, stable behaviour 9, training report 9. He was 1st place out of 24 stallions at the stallion testing.


Approved by the KWPN in 1981 he was awarded excellent scores of 9 for ridability and temperament although it was noted at times that he could be a little head strong. Ulft also excelled in jumping with an overall mark of 8.5. The most notable of his offspring was the black stallion (pictured left) "Olympic Ferro" who competed at the 2000 Olympics and assisted the Dutch team in achieving a team silver medal. In 2011 the line bred stallion "Uthopia" by "Metal" by Ferro, (Ulft x Ramiro) out Odelia" (Inspekteur x Ulft) ridden by Carl Hester rode the British team into Gold Medal position in Rotterdam at the European Championships with an individual silver in the Grand Prix. Ulft's sire the Selle Francais stallion "Le Mexico" was awarded a 10 for jumping at the KWPN stallion approvals, Ulft's dam sire was yet another of the most far reaching and influencial KWPN stallions "Farn" sire of the legendary "Nimmerdor" that features prominently in our breeding program.


Solaris Gracieux

Breed: KWPN
Born: 2011
Colour: Dark Bay
Height: 16.1hh EMH
Stud Book Status: Reg B

Amoureux Ster IBOP Saros Van T'Gestelhof Ramiro Z Raimond
Erle elite Pik Koenig
Ruby Ster pref Krack C Flemmingh
Gicara II
Zita Keur Pref President
Velita SSH Ster Goodtimes VDL Nimmerdor Farn
Zigeunerin keur pref Caletto I
Felita Ster Pref President Tumbled xx
Zita Pref Uron

Amoureux Dressage at Hickstead CDI3*/5* 2011 6YO Young Horse Finalist

VDL Goodtimes by Nimmerdor

KWPN Mare Velita (SSH Ster) Goodtimes x Ulft

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