approved for:Hanover, Finland, KWPN, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Sweden, Southern German Stud Books, Westphalia
Bordeaux and his progeny are characterised by a lot of charm, a modern riding horse type, first-class movement and natural ridability. He won his licensing and his performance test in the Netherlands, was fourth in the final of the World Championships of six-year-old dressage horses in Verden, won the final of his generation in the Dutch stallion class in s’Hertogenbosch and has since then won Grand-Prix competitions.
Bordeaux dominated championship and auction events from the beginning: Biscaya OLD, Bluetooth, Heide Queen OLD and Bella Laguna OLD dominated the Oldenburg regionals in Rastede and the German championships in Warendorf, and Biscaya was sold for a record price at the Oldenburg autumn auction in Vechta.
Bordeaux himself is a “highflyer” in the FN breeding valuation: With 152 points, he is part of the top group of young dressage sires throughout Germany.
In 2015, his daughter Best of All won the British five-year old dressage horse championships and the licensed stallion Ferdeaux was second in the five-year old Pavo-Cup in the Netherlands. The four-year old Pavo-Cup also went to one of Bordeaux’ daughters, Guadeloupe-Beau. In 2016, Guadeloupe-Beau was bronze medalist at the World Championships of five-year-old dressage horses in Ermelo (NED). In 2016, Bordeaux also produced, with the black colt Le Formidable, the best dressage foal of the Netherlands.
In terms of genetics, Bordeaux is an absolute rarity, bred from one of the most successful dam lines in the world. The best of the Holstein, Oldenburg, Westphalia and Trakehner populations are united.
His sire United finished his stallion performance test in Ermelo with the highest result ever achieved at that time: 9,5 for trot and canter and for his disposition as a dressage horse. With Krack C and Partout, ridden by Anky van Grunsven, two more internationally successful Grand Prix horses stem from this pedigree. Bordeaux´ dam sire Gribaldi was internationally successful with Edward Gal at Grand Prix level and sire to a series of Grand Prix horses, such as Girasol, Sisther de Jeu, Peter Pan and Painted Black, amongst others. In the third generation comes the dressage hero Donnerhall, which underlines the genetic disposition for dressage to a spectacular maximum. Bordeaux’ grand dam Leandra M, ridden by Hans Peter Minderhoud, was successful up to St. Georges level. Bordeaux is a descendant of the Westphalian foundation lineage of Dodona (Familie de Baey, Lemgo), which produced the Olympic champion Ahlerich/Dr. Reiner Klimke and Rembrandt/Nicole Uphoff as well as the foundation stallion Rubinstein I and winner of the Olympic Silver Medal Amon/Annemarie Sanders-Keyzer.