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PF'S LA DOUCE

BROODMARE PROFILE

PF's La Douce, now known as 'Blue Bird,' is an exceptional Holsteiner mare, exuding remarkable presence, abundant class, and the utmost quality that matches seamlessly with her world-class pedigree.

 

La Douce's sire, Million Dollar, has received much fame in Germany for his outstanding pedigree, results, talent and his remarkable producing record.

PF's LaDouce

PF's LA DOUCE

Now known as 'Blue Bird'

2018, Bay, Holsteiner Mare

PF's LaDouce
PF's LaDouce
PF's LaDouce
PF's La Douce trotting

PF's LA DOUCE

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PF's LaDouce is an outstanding 2018, Bay, Holsteiner mare who has great presence, an abundance of class and the ultimate quality, which aligns with her world class pedigree. Sired by the world class stallion, Million Dollar, who has received much fame in Germany for his outstanding pedigree, results, talent and his remarkable producing record. Million Dollar stands at the Holsteiner Verband and as a four-year-old he won two young horse jumping classes at A and was placed at L level under Maximilian Gräfe. As a five-year-old, Million Dollar continued his great success with several wins in the young horse jumping classes in the L and M level jumpers under rider Ebba Johansson. Impressively, he also captured six wins in the M jumpers in 2018. Under rider Frank Schuttert, Million Dollar achieved many more victories up to the 1.45 meter level. Then, under rider Sophie Hinners, a very successful partnership earned them a win at the Kronenberg Grand Prix. The pair went on to their placement on the German team at the Nations Cup in Mannheim, capturing a second place victory for Germany. Million Dollar passed his Munster-Handorf test with outstanding results and the judges' commented; "Million Dollar has a very settled disposition, great impulsion and tremendous jumping scope."  He was given a score of 8.8 for ability and overall impression, 8.5 for rideability and manner, 8.3 for his canter and a final impressive overall score of 8.57.

 

The portion of La Douce's dam side of her pedigree is very impressive as well. La Douce's dam sire, Connor, has a great legacy of his own, recognized as one of the top producing sport horse stallions in Germany. Son of the great Casall, this high-profile International performance sire is known for his top achievements during his sport horse career. Casall's famous offspring who also have International presence, includes Austria, ridden by Kent Farrington, Caillou, ridden by Karl Cook, Ariso, ridden by Jordan Coyle, Caracas, ridden by Jos Verloy, Casallvano, ridden by Daniel Deusser and Wunschkind, ridden by Eric van der Vleuten; to name a few. Connor has played a very large part in the evolution of the sport horse jumping world as we know it today, much like his sire has. As a six and seven year-old, Connor captured multiple wins in the young horse jumping classes up to the S Level. Connor was leased to France in 2016, where under rider Nicolas Delmotte this successful team earned many wins and placings in the 1.45-meter jumper division at venues such as Fontainebleau, Maubeuge and Bonheiden. Connor’s dam is a full sister to the world renown stallion Corrado I, who had outstanding success in performance at the International level under top rider's Bo Kristoffersen and Franke Sloothaak from 1991 to 1997 and further Grand Prix wins at show venues such as: Leuwaarden, Dortmund, Aarhus, Neumünster and Kiel. Furthermore, Corrado I has a breeding legacy which spans over two decades, with top International offspring: Corrada, under rider Peter Charles, Cosima, under rider Markus Fuchs, Think Twice, under rider Leopold van Asten, Clinton, under rider Dirk Demeersman and Corradina, under rider Carsten-Otto Nagel. Corrado I has sired 6,879 daughters who rank among the high achievers in the Holsteiner studbook. Historically, in the 1950's, this famous mare family attracted attention, with well known offspring such as: Baden, under rider Hans Evers, Original Holsatia, under rider Fritz Thiedemann, Landlord, under rider Breido Graf zu Rantzau and Ludger Beerbaum and Lausbub, under rider Achaz von Buchwaldt. Carlina, who competed at the London Olympics under rider Pius Schwizer and Cassiato, winner of multiple World Cup classes under Australian rider Harley Brown.

 

The very popular and world renowned sire Quick Star, who carries the top sport horse blood of Galoubet A x Nithard x, is well known for the great performances of his offspring, approved in 20 studbooks and known as one of the best sires of current show jumping winners. To name a few of his world famous offspring: Big Star, Orient Express, Quick Ardent, Quick Study, Star Power, Niagara dela Nutria, Popstar Lozonais, and Qantar des Etisses. At the 2012 London Olympics Quick Star was recognized as one of the most influential sires, with his two sons in the final individual top ten Big Star under rider Nick Skelton, and Star Power under rider Ian Millar who earned the British team a gold medal.

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