Dam: Uzamieka VDL is a ster mare from the famous fokfamilie 452. She is the mother to two approved stallions. Her 2006 son Bugatti VDL by Silverstone (pictured below left) placed 6th at the KWPN Stallion Selection Show where he displayed an excellent jumping technique. He is an approved KWPN stallion currently being competed in the USA by Nicole Bellissimo. Most recently her 2011 son Bengtsson VDL by Bubalu VDL (pictured below right) was approved with the NRPS Studbook.
Grand dam is the preferent prestatie mare Aziemieka, who has produced international stallions and show jumpers like Glennridge, Everest, Jezetro, Montgommery and North Cannon. She is also the mother of Helena, European Champion mare, and Independence, keur mare and Z-level jumper.
Grandsire: Silvano, who was started in jumping competitions by Bert Romp and Henk Nooren before going on to success in Italy with Giorgi Nutti, placing in a number of World Cup qualifiers. In 1985 they were 2nd in Milan, 5th in Brussels, and 8th in Geneva. Silvano is by Le Mexico. Despite his jumping success, Silvano was little used by the breeders, but mares by him have produced many competitors and three famous stallions: Democraat, Glennridge and Heartbreaker.
Grand-Grand sire: Hanassi xx is one of the first thoroughbreds to have sired KWPN jumping horses (eg. Sanyo Galazi, Tower Lands and Anglezarke).
Azemieka was purchased in April 2008 as a three year old fresh in from the fields of VDL. After a day of looking at a variety of 2-4 year old mares, she left an impression both from her own physical power and incredibly strong damline!!
We have made the decision to breed her to the proven stallion Corland before beginning her show jumping career. She will be prepared for her studbook presentation in Boijl before being started under saddle and turned out to foal next spring.
We presented Azemieka for her studbook inspection on July 2008. She narrowly missed receiving her ster predicate scoring a 65 for conformation, 70 Gaits and 75 for jumping.
Although easy to start under saddle, the decision was made to hold off on sending her for her IBOP late last year as she was getting rather heavy with foal!
Azemieka presented us with a beautiful filly on March 22. This filly was named Ellamieka.
Although we thought about her future sports career, we could not resist the temptation to breed her a second time. This time we chose the powerful young stallion Zirocco Blue VDL.
Once again, Azemieka has gifted us with a powerful, athletic filly. Born on May 17th, we have decided to name her Faizemieka.
Upon weaning, Azemieka will begin the next phase of her career - that of a sport horse!!
Azemieka was slowly brought back into work while still stabled with the Dirksen family in Hattem.
With the necessary fitness and initial training done, Azemieka's first appearances in competition where ridden by Bernard Dirksen.
We have made the decision to move Azemieka into the care and training of Nella Bijlsma in order to further her training and work towards earning her sport predicate.
As of February, Azemieka is now ridden bu Marcel de Boer with the formal plans for Azemieka being to continue showing until she earns her sport predicate, at which time she will be retired from sport and resume her duties as a broodmare!
I am very excited to report that Azemieka has earned her sport predicate!!
Many thanks go out to Marcel de Boer for his time, effort and training in pursuit of this goal. Azemieka will now rejoin the broodmare band.
The plans are to breed her to Harley VDL (pictures at left during the 2011 VDL Stallin Show) and hopefully take another step towards earning her preferent predicate.
I am happy to report that Azemikea is currently 8 weeks pregnant to Harley VDL!! She has one more pregnancy check before she will be turned out in the fields with the other mares at Stal de Ontginning.
Here are two of the most recent photos of Azemieka. She is 325 days pregnant to Harley VDL, and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of her next foal.
Azemieka is proving to be a fabulous mother! She certainly does not seem to be missing her days as a show jumper!!
We have a little black dot on the ultrasound!!
Looks like Azemieka will be expecting another foal by Zirocco Blue sometime in March 2015.
Lestrade has been accepted in the Prinsjesdag Auction to be held on September 13, 2016!
Last Updated: April 11, 2017