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Apolaris - Elite, IBOP, Sport (spr), D-OC

  • Born: March 13, 2005
  • Gender: Mare    
  • Colour: Black (EE aa)
  • Height: 17.0hh    
  • Breed: KWPN
  • Offspring: Ellwood VDL, Falarie VDL, Gwenhwyvar, Logan and Maikel
  • Bloodline Background

    Her sire, Indorado keur, has had an impressive jumping carreer at Interational level and is sire to many good jumpers like Eurocommerce Milano, Eurocommerce Lanapoule, VDL Oranta, Heechhiem’s Springtime, Sam Sam, Kilkenny Rindo and many more. He is also well-known for producing big, long lined horses with an unlimited amount of scope. 

    Then, in the sire line, we see the top jumper producers: Fedor (by Darco), Notaris, Marco Polo and Koridon xx. 


    Apolaris is from fokfamilie 522.


    Her dam, Polaris, is sired by Fedor. Sired by Darco, Fedor became top of the stallions approved in 1991 with a 9 for both jumping free and under saddle. At the age of 6, he won his first national 1.30m class. He started jumping internationally in 1995, winning and placing in many classes around the world. Fedor was gelded in 1998, after being sold, and has one licensed son in the keur stallion Karandasj. 

    Granddam is the ster preferent prestatie mare Dolaris D, a mother to the National jumper Nolaris and of the Z-jumpers Hurricane and Kuilenrode. She is also granddam of the International jumper Carthagena and the approved Stallions Platini, Pouwer, Within Temptation and Brugal VDL.

    At the base of this motherline is the mare Sirikit who jumped at International level.

    Stamboekkeuring 2008

    Prior to our purchasing her, Apolaris was presented to the KWPN keuring jury in 2008, where she received her ster predicate. Her scores were: Ex 70 G 70 Spr 85. 

    At the Central Keuring, she was deemed keur eligible and was invited to the National Mare Show where she competed in the freejumping competion - placing 13th overall. In the fall of that year, she scored a 76 at her IBOP, thus earning her keur predicate. All while pregnant to Chin Chin.

    2010

    When we first met her in the stables at VDL, she had a filly by Azteca VDL (Falarie VDL) at her side - that foal was to be sold at the Summer Wolden Auction. After a discussion about the mare over coffee and cake, a hand shake sealed the deal and the mare was ours! When we purchased Apolaris that July, she had just been bred to Cantos a week prior - it was our good luck that she took! 

    2011

    Visit - March 08, 2011 

    We visited Apolaris in the spring of 2011, and although her Cantos foal is not expected until June - the excitement is already starting!

    Born early in the morning on June 08, Apolaris has provided us with an absolutely stunning filly by Cantos! We are naming the filly "GWENHWYVAR".

    It was an incredibly hard decision not to breed her again, but instead to focus on getting her started in sport. The plan is to work towards her sport predicate and continue as far as she can go before returning her once again to the broodmare band.

    2012

    After being weaned from her filly, Apolaris started training with Nella Bijlsma.

    March 31 2012

    April 14 2012

    June 25 2012

    Apolaris is now jumping 1.20m. However, with Nella's own pregnancy, we decided that a change in training locations was the best choice for Apolaris to continue with her career. For that reason, Apolaris is now training and competing with Marcel de Boer.

    2013

    Apolaris and Marcel de Boer are now competing at the 1.30m/Z level. I'm excited to report that the two times this pair has competed they have been clean! It's only a matter of time before Apolrais will receive her sport predicate!!
    June Update: The paperwork has been sent in for Apolaris to receive an FEI passport - she will debut at the FEI level during the CH de Wolden. Judging from her display of power recently while training, I have no doubts as to her future success in the show ring!!

    Visit: July 2013

    As always, Apolaris never fails to impress me! She has changed so much in the past year - she is now so much fitter and supple through her body that she can put the power in her hind end to good use. Marcel de Boer has done an absolutely wonderful job of getting her ready for the bigger classes!

    CH de Wolden

    Apolaris and Marcel de Boer had a good two weeks showing in the CSI** Small Tour during the CH de Wolden having many clear rounds in large compeition (90 horses!!).

    October Update: Once again the time has come for the horse shows to move indoors for the winter season. Apolaris will continue to horse show with Marcel gaining the valuable mileage needed for a competitive sports career. We are currently planning out the future for this amazing mare - perhaps she just might find herself coming to Canada?!

    December Update: Apolaris and Marcel jumped in a competition in Zuidbroek to end the 2013 season. At the 1.35m level, Apolaris was clean in her all in her classes leading up to the finals. Unfortunately, she had the last rail in that class.

    April 07 2014

    It is always a pleasure to ride this wonderful mare!!

    July 2014

    Training with Jur Vrieling and Suzanne Tepper.

    First horse show with Jur Vrieling - where they placed second and third in their classes  

    April 03, 2015 - Her final competition with Jur Vrieling.

    Apolaris returns to breeding with a confirmed pregnancy to Arezzo VDL!!

    We have made the decision to retire Apolaris from sport and to instead use her for breeding. 


    She comes from such a strong dam line and is such a great mare herself (She earned her sport predicate back in 2013, with competition results up to 1.40m), that we are really excited to be using her once again!!


    We have chosen the ever popular Arezzo VDL!!

    February 06 2016

    May 01, 2016 - it's a colt!!

    Pregnant to 5 year old ISAH Cup Champion - Global Express!!

    November 14 - Apolaris has received her D-OC predicate making her an Elite mare!!

    April 21, 2017 - it's a Colt!!

    Last Updated: April 21, 2017