Dakota VDL is a modern sport horse who is beautiful type with lots of expression and character. He has a great ride-ability showing a very athletic trot, and a very balanced, light-footed and powerful canter. He demonstrates scope, with very good take off and reflexes. He has powerful haunches, clean and careful technique with mature self control. He is a wonderful addition for breeders of North America.
Dakota's sire Casall is a Grand Prix winner with Rolf Goran Bengtsson in Lyon, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Oslo and many more.... (read more) Also in breeding he breaks through with successful offspring in the international young horse classes and with approved stallions like Zavall VDL and Dakota VDL.
Dakota's Grandsire is the Holsteiner stallion Contender. Contender is the sire of 40 approved stallions and equally 40 national premium mares. He is a living legend in sport horse breeding for jumping and dressage with offspring like Checkmate and Montender.
Dakota's Dam Naomi II is the full sister of the BWP approved stallion Cicero van de Helle. From the full sister of Naomi II (Kally s. Contender) comes the approved stallion For Fashion. From this well-known Holsteiner family also descend the following famous horses: Corland, Corradina, Landetto, Leuthen I and II, etc.
Dakota's Dam's Grandsire Landgraf I is one of the most successful sires of show jumpers the world has seen. His genes are securely anchored in the breed of the modern sporthorse. He has produced more than 300 approved stallions with famous stallions like Libero H, Landadel, Burggraaf, and Loutano.
Dakota is Sire to several Premium foals in North America in 2013. Winner of the 2014 WEF 6 yr old Final, and the 2014 6 yr old finale in Chantilly, France.
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