VDL Windsor H

VDL Windsor H

Friday, September 12, 2008

VDL Windsor H proves his versatility across 3 disciplines

July 20, 2008 - VDL Windsor H tops the 5-year-old Canadian Jumper Development class, held at Halton Place, with a winning score of 94. Ridden by amateur rider Vivian Millard, Windsor put in a brilliant round, despite the driving rain and saturated footing. To watch the round on YouTube, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHLkr7ry3Rs

July 12, 2008 - VDL Windsor H is named Vice-Champion of the FEI Dressage Test for 5-year-olds at Cornerstone Horse Show, held at the Caledon Equestrian Park, as part of the Canadian Performance Futurity. Judged not only for movement and suitability for dressage but also submission and rideability, Windsor performed a stellar test despite having only 4 days preparation with his rider, David Marcus. '

August 27, 2008 - VDL Windsor H claims the 2008 Champion Hunter title for the Eastern Zone's 5-year-old divison of the Canadian Performance Futurity. Ridden by amateur Vivian Millard, Windsor once again proves his versatility by top placings across three disciplines.

September 11, 2008 - VDL Windsor H is declared Vice-Champion of the 2008 Canadian Stallion Performance Test, held in Orangeville, ON, giving him full breeding approval with the CWHBA. With a score that reflects his versatility in both dressage and jumping, Windsor obtained top marks for rideability, willingness and character. Test riders cited Windsor as being a very careful and very brave jumper with excellent gaits, who is willing to please and a pleasure to ride.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

VDL Windsor H (Indoctro x Ahorn)

VDL Windsor H (Indoctro x Ahorn)

VDL Windsor H is an elegant, modern warmblood stallion sired by the Holsteiner stallion Indoctro, out of the keur preferent KWPN mare Fanieta, whose sire is Olympic Ahorn. 

VDL Windsor H is the maternal brother of VDL Ulando H and grand prix jumper VDL Viper H.

Windsor's sire, Indoctro, is a son of the Holsteiner legend, Capitol, who produced many of the world's top jumpers. Indoctro himself has earned a world-wide reputation, producing many grand prix jumpers including Jill Henselwood's Black Ice, who competed in both the Nations Cup and the million dollar CN International at Spruce Meadows.

VDL Windsor H, 2013, standing at Gimcrack Equestrian Centre

Windsor's dam, the keur preferent KWPN mare Fanieta, is sired by the KWPN preferent stallion Olympic Ahorn, whose international success in the grand prix ring qualified him for the Barcelona Olympics.

VDL Windsor H at home, 2013

VDL Windsor H has proved himself true to his pedigree. At the 2006 Eastern Canadian Free Jumping Championships, Windsor was named overall Champion, with scores of 9 for each category of scope, technique and quality of gaits.

In 2006, Windsor was presented to both the CWHBA and CSHA studbook committees at their respective Ontario stallion licensings, where he was proclaimed Champion at both licensings, with consistently high scores in every category.  

VDL Windsor H at stallon performance test, 2008
In 2008, Windsor completed the CWHBA Stallion Performance Test, where he was named Vice-Champion based on his excellent rideability in both jumping and dressage, earning a perfect 10 from test rider Waylon Roberts in the over-fences phase.  In 2009, he completed his performance requirements for permanent CSHA approval.       

Click here to see Windsor's other accomplishments as a young stallion

VDL Windsor H, 1.30 m jr/amateur class, July 2013

Showing his amazing amateur-friendly temperament and always calm demeanor, VDL Windsor H is currently competing on the A circuit in Ontario with rider Vivian Millard in jr/amateur jumper classes at the 1.30 m level. 

Windsor's oldest son, born in 2008, is also competing in the jumper ring at Caledon Equestrian Park at the 1.0 m level with his amateur rider.

Click here for photos of Dexter

Producing amateur-friendly, talented offspring of the highest quality, VDL Windsor H is indeed a treasure for Canadian breeders.

VDL Windsor H in 2013, performing in the 1.30 m jr/amateur class at Caledon Equestrian Park