For Azemieka's second foal, we decided to use the up-and-coming stallion Zirocco Blue VDL. The cross had worked well with Azemieka's dam - Uzemieka VDL -Her foal, Desperado VDL placed 4th, at the final of the National Championship. Faiza is all that we could have hoped for with this cross - a true power house!
Yearling photo: March 31, 2011
"Faiza" was an absolute superstar at her keuring - She was SOLD to the VDL stud off her in hand walk and trot alone!! Thankfully she showed enough power and scope in her freejumping amongst all her bucking and showing off to earn her ster predicate with a conformation score of 75 and a jumping score of 80!! She will be heading off to the Central Keuring on July 18th to earn her provisional keur status!!
81.5 points for Faizemieka VDL
The highest score in IBOP Tolbert was today for Faizemieka VDL (Zirocco Blue x Darco). The mare earned 81.5 points on which they received including a 9 for her reflexes. Faizemieka VDL ridden by Sander Naber.
Faizemieka VDL is bred by Canadian Alison Moore from Darco mare Azemieka, which she bought as a young horse at the VDL Stud. Alison Moore left the mare for breeding and sport in the Netherlands and not without success. The mare jumped at ZZ level and spent two offspring, including a Star mare Corland and Faizemieka. VDL Stud was very impressed with the Blue Zirocco daughter and bought the mare last summer during the pedigree recording. Come from the tribe of Faizemieka many international horses and approved stallions like Bugatti VDL Southwind VDL, Glenn Freeman Ridge and VDL, Champion of the KWPN Stallion Show 2013.
The original Dutch item posted by VDL: Faizemieka VDL
December 23, 2013 | 16:49 KEURINGENKWPN
Henk and Dirk Dirksen Reijne got to judge during the IBOP in Tolbert . Good group of jumpers today No less than eleven of the thirteen mares failed . In dressage horses that were little more than half , five of the nine .
NMK mare Faizemieka ( Zirocco Blue VDL VDL from Azemieka stb sport-jump by Darco , breeder A. Moore of Kanata , Ontaria ) VDL Stud from Bears got 81.5 points . " She has an active , worn canter with a lot of balance ," says Dirksen . " During her jump very good reflexes to fall , as they got a 9 . She expresses herself well and jumps with the withers up . Behind them is the jump well, but she could use some more bodies may have . It seems there is a lot to do . " Dam line Faizemieka is known . Grandmother Uzamieka ( s.Indoctro ) also produced the KWPN stallion Bugatti VDL ( v.Silverstone ) and grandmother Aziemieka ( v.Silvano ) also approved the Glenn Ridge ( v.Wellington ) . Aziemieka is the grandmother of the recently approved Freeman VDL ( v.Emmerton ) . Many good jumpers have been traced to this line , including Southwind VDL ( v.Baloubet du Rouet ) Cameron Hanley back.
The original Dutch press release can be found here: Faizemieka IBOP
Update from Janko:
Faizemieka is pregnant!! She took on her breediing July 01, 2013 to Zapatero - so she should be due around June 6th! I look forward to seeing the foal when I visit Holland this coming July!
I got to visit Faizemieka on my visit to Holland. She is living at Janko's farm with a group of other mares expecting foals late this spring.
At 328 days, Faizemieka has delivered a beautiful healthy filly out in the fields at VDL!
This is a photo of the pair taken on June 02.
It was so exciting to be reunited briefly with our wonderful mare Faizemieka. She is going under saddle and beginning to go out to the competitions - I can't wait to see what she does!!
Last Updated: May 09, 2017