Azemieka VDL (Sport, D-OC)

Born: April 05, 2005

Gender: Mare

Colour: chestnut (gg ee Aa)

Height: 16.1 hh

Breed: KWPN

Offspring: Ellamieka, FaizemiekaJadziamiekaKanadaLestrade and MacNeil

Family History

Sire: Darco lead the WBFSH Stallion Rankings for a number of years. His list of achievements as a jumping stallion are a testimony to his dream-like career: 7th at the Barcelona Olympics, 2nd at Spruce Meadows/Calgary, 6th in the World Equestrian Games and Stockholm, among his many wins and placings at countless World Cup and International events. As a sire, Darco, who was described by his rider as an extremely honest and intelligent horse never known to produce offspring that fell short of excellence, was always on top of the list for breeders from all over the world.

Mares produced by him are highly coveted as broodmares and often sell for astronomical prices, while many of his male offspring have gone on to become highly successful themselves: Parco (Darco x Attack Z) was 9th on the World Ranking List in 2001, while Kin Darco competed at the Atlanta Olympics. Daughter Sapphire competed in the Beijing Olympics.

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).

Our History with Azemieka

Purchased - April 2008

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.

KWPN Studbook Keuring

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.

My visit - April 

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 and hopefully take another step towards earning her preferent predicate.

My visit - July 04

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.

March 19, 2014

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.

March 30 - It's a FILLY!!

Azemieka has blessed us with yet another filly! Jadziamieka was born healthy at 336 days.

My visit - April 06

Azemieka is proving to be a fabulous mother! She certainly does not seem to be missing her days as a show jumper!!

April 23

Good News!!

We have a little black dot on the ultrasound!!

Looks like Azemieka will be expecting another foal by Zirocco Blue sometime in March 2015.

My Visit - July 03

March 08, 2015 - It's a COLT!!

Born early in the morning, Azemieka delivered a tall, strong and healthy colt!! We are going to name him "Kanada".

August 2015

February 06 2016

April 14 - It's a colt!!

Born on day 332, Azemieka has delivered another strong and healthy colt. This little fellow will be named "Lestrade" after the character of Inspector Lestrade played by Rupert Graves in the TV show Sherlock.

Lestrade has been accepted in the Prinsjesdag Auction to be held on September 13, 2016!

Azemieka is currently expecting a foal by Cardento - due April 2017.

November 14: Azemieka has received her D-OC predicate!

April 10, 2017 - It's a BOY!!

At day 335, Azemieka has delivered a strong, healthy colt by the great stallion Cardento!

April 06, 2018

Azemieka is 290 days in foal to Corporal VDL in these photos. This will be her seventh foal and we are really hoping that it will be a keeper filly to continue the mareline!!

Last Updated: April 10, 2018