Above: Killian LJS, 4 months of Age
This stunning chesnut Colt is by the late and great WELLINGTON!
Wellington was a 1980 bay KWPN stallion by the one of the most influential Dutch sires ever: Nimmerdor - 2nd in the stallion index for jumping ability. Wellington is by the preferent stallion Nimmerdor,¨Stallion of the Century¨. Wellington's keur dam, Patty, was sired by the preferent stallion Lucky Boy xx. Lucky Boy xx ranks very high in the stallion jumping index because of the successes of Calypso, The Freak, Van Gogh and Medrano, to name a few. Patty's dam is ster Eritama, daughter of Romeo, also a preferent stallion and consistent producer ofbeautiful proved to be a true representative of his ancestry, and achieved a high dressage and jumping index at an early age. He passed the performance test in 1983, becoming Reserve Champion. The KWPN jury gave him nines for training behavior, stable manners andtemperament, as well as 8.5 for the two jumping components. He also performed as an international show jumper and at advanced ZZ level dressage. He was granted the predicate ¨keur¨ for his breeding efforts, producing a considerable number of ster and keur mares, and several approved KWPN stallions.
Kilian's Dam Melesta Ster is a 1994 Dutch KWPN-NA. Melesta competed to Novice Eventing level, doing very well. Melesta has magnificent movement, scoring extremely high at her inspections. She also loved to jump, which she did so magnificently.
Melesta Ster is by Hemmingway, an exceptional Holsteiner stallion who has produced many winning offspring in both dressage and jumpers. He is by Leandro (KWPN) who won the 1997 Nation Championships for young jumping horses in the 5yo division. A son of Hemmingway, Prince owned by DG Bar Breeders was awarded the star predicate at the 2002 KWPN-NA keuring with his impressive canter and outstanding trot. Leandro is a son of the great Landgraf I. Hemmingway's dam produced 3 international show jumpers in a row. She is by Romantiker who is by the "stallion of the century", G. Ramiro Z. Melesta's dam line is just as impressive, boasting reknowned greats as Ufarno, Farn and Nimmerdor! These bloodlines are known for bestowing on their descendants, power and ability.
Melesta is proven producer of OUTSTANDING quality foals in both Dressage and Eventing/Jumper! She has had 3 First Premium KWPN foals, 2 of which were the 3rd Highest scoring Jumper KWPN Foals in NORTH AMERICA (Harlow LJS 2012, Ignatia LJS 2013). We expect Killian to follow in his older siblings hoofprints!
This colt is ALL POWER and LOOKS! Kilian LJS already displays the superior ability and athleticism of both of his parents! He should excel in the Dressage, Jumper, or Event circuits! Tremendous push from behind, lovely floating movement, and the attitude to take on anything. He is definitely a STALLION PROSPECT.
UPDATE 9/1/15 Attended KWPN Keuring at Iron Spring Farm and earned a FIRST PREMIUM! Wonderful remarks on conformation and gaits!
Killian is SOLD!
Above, Sire Wellington. Below, Dam Melesta Ster
Above: Killian LJS's Keuring Highlights