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PF's Marlene is a well-built athletic Broodmare with correct conformation, an abundance of talents and beautiful looks.

PF's Marlene, is a 2019, Bay, Holsteiner mare and an outstanding addition to our broodmare band who was imported by Ryan Pedigo Sport Horses and is sired by DON VHP Z (2004, chestnut, stallion by Diamant de Semilly). 

PF's Marlene


2019, Bay, Holsteiner Broodmare

PF's Marlene
PF's Marlene
PF's Marlene
Calido I Stallion

Calido I


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Don VHP Z Stallion


Marlene's sire, Don VHP Z, is a stallion with incredible charisma, intelligence and presence. With his fantastic results, he is a stallion in great demand with breeders. 

PF's Marlene, is a 2019, Bay, Holsteiner mare and a new addition to our breeding program. PF’s Marlene epitomizes exceptional talents, remarkable balance, correctness and exquisite jumping style and scope. With her elegant, refined demeanour and classic looks, Marlene left an unforgettable impression from the moment we first laid eyes on her during the prestigious Holsteiner Verband spring auction in Germany. Ryan Pedigo Sport Horses secured Marlene with the winning bid, marking the beginning of her journey with us. Before her import to California, USA, we arranged for Marlene to be bred to one of Europe's finest young stallions, United Way (Uriko x Concerto II x Lord), with their special foal due in the spring of 2024.


Marlene will continue to contribute to our sport horse breeding operation through embryo transfer. Simultaneously, we are excited to announce that Marlene will commence her sport horse performance campaign on the country's AA-Show Circuit by early fall 2024. Marlene's exceptional abilities are owed to her world-class lineage, boasting Don VHP Z as her sire, Calido I as her dam's sire, and Acobat II as her dam's grandsire. who was imported by Ryan Pedigo Sport Horses and is sired by DON VHP Z, a 2004, chestnut stallion by Diamant de Semilly. PF's Marlene's world class sire Don VHP Z needs no introduction.  The well known son of Diamant de Semilly is from the same Dam as HH Carlos, who was ridden by McLain Ward. Don VHP Z was a finalist in the Addington Young Horse Championships in 2009, then went on to be selected to represent Great Britain in Belgium at the World Championships for Young Horses. In the following year, he took the win at the Walwyn Championships at Royal Windsor and he went on to qualify at Newcomers and Foxhunter in the second round. During his six year old year he was victorious and won the Championship at HOYS, ridden by Harrie Smolders since 2015, this horse and rider combination achieved many top performances at the highest levels.

Some of DON VHP Z's most notable wins include: Vice European Championship, where they jumped double clear to win the final of the Longines Nations Cup in Barcelona, jumped double clear in the CSIO Hickstead, and victory at the GCT GP Rome. The duo gained much attention in 2019 when they earned a 2nd place at the LGCT CP CS15* GP in Miami, 3rd at the LGCT* GP in Mexico City and a win in the 1m 55 Grand Prix at CS13* Knokke. Their success continued with a 4th place in the 1m 55 jump off at the CS15* GCT Valkenswaard and at the CS15* Stephex Masters in Brussels. In 2017 Don VHP Z jumped an incredible 85% clear rounds at 1m 60 level and in 2018 they won the GCT of Hamburg. In 2019 they also won the GP of Knokke. Further impressive accomplishments of this horse and rider combination was a qualification for the 2016 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, representing the Netherlands with the Dutch team. During the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour they finished in fifth place on the LGCT rankings and at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, Don VHP Z earned a top placing out of 124 horses.


Don VHP Z's sire, Diamant de Semilly, has an outstanding lineage showcasing some of the best proven sport horse French bloodlines which guarantees the production of progeny of International show jumping caliber. He was an exceptional show jumper and a very proven sire, by top international sire Le Tot de Semilly. Diamant won Team Gold at the World Championships in 2002 at Jerez de la Frontera and placed 9th in the individual final. In 2002 he earned team gold, and in 2003 team silver at the European Championships in Donaueschingen. Furthermore, he won numerous Grand Prix competitions during his lifetime, including the GP of Saint-Lo and GP Caen. Many descendants of Diamant de Semilly are still actively competing in show jumping's highest levels, such as Emerald vant' Ruytershof.


PF's Marlene's dam sire, Calido I, belongs to the best Holsteiner stallion lineage of today, with life-time earnings of his progeny of more than 2.43 million euros. He has 51 licensed sons, with two of them awarded and recognized by the OS-International Association in 2011 and son Calitendro was awarded premium stallion status. Numerous top riders have performed successfully with Calido offspring, one of the most notable being the 3-time German Champion, Coupe de Coeur, who lead the 2009 Riders Tour with Ludger Beerbaum and was proclaimed as the most successful stallion in breeding at the 2011 European Championships with Henrik von Eckermann. Noblesse M, under rider Pius Schwizer, belonged to the Bronze medal team at the 2008 Olympic Games, and Eurocommerce Acapulco was Vice Champion of the Netherlands under rider Gerco Schroder. Surprise, under rider Mynou Diedrichsmeyer, was an international success like many other Calido progeny.


PF's Marlene's dam's grandsire Acobat II is a producer of exceptional show jumpers and known as a great stallion with top qualities and a high level of elasticity. He won many young horses jumping competitions, competing at the Bundeschapionat and later in his career placing in multiple S jumping competitions. He earned a 3rd place in the Schleswig-Holstein Regional Championships in 1999 under rider Samantha Lam. Many of his progeny were successful in S jumping competitions, notably Aquino, under rider Frank Sloothaak, would be considered the most prominent. His sire, Athlet Z, stood at stud with Klein Offenseth for many years, and dam Tschita produced two greys, Acobat I and Acobat III, from the same breeding combination. Acobat II can easily be considered the most important of the three Acobat brothers. Grand dam Oruna, a full sister to mare Ribecka, are both descendants of the superior Calypso I. Ribecka combines with Ahorn Z, the three exceptional approved stallions Acord I, II, and III. The dam line 7126 is also represented through the stallion Athletico, Aktionar and Burggraaf.

Marlene Pedigree
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