Apolaris is from fokfamilie 522.
Her sire, Indorado keur, 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.
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, Kuilenrode, Tolaris and Ularis. 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.
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.
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!
Apolaris has gifted us with an absolutely stunning filly by Cantos. We are naming the filly "Gwenhwyvar", a Welsh spelling for Guinevere of Aurthurian legend.
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.
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.
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?!
Training with Jur Vrieling and Suzanne Tepper.
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!!
Sadly, we have found Apolaris to be open this year. We had tried breeding her to the young stallion Jardonnay VDL, and while she would have a black dot at two weeks, she was found to be open at the heartbeat check two different times. While we don't like to leave her open, we are looking forward to getting an earlier start next year.
I am very excited to say that Apolaris is pregnant to the wonderful stallion Cornet Obolensky. Already 21 years of age, Cornet Obolensky´s oldest offspring have advanced to the highest level of show jumping.
Cornet Obolensky was from Clinton’s first crop of foals. His dam, Rabanna van Costersveld was an advanced showjumper in Britain, and her sire Heartbreaker is one of the most successful sons of Nimmerdor.
I can only hope that the foal will inherit the best of both parents!!
Visiting with Apolaris on February 01, it is easy to see that she is heavy in foal. She is 300 days along at this point.
I am so excited to see her foal by Cornet Obolensky!!
At the reasonable hour of 10pm, Apolaris presented us with this most beautiful and special filly by Cornet Obolensky.
She will be called "Oriana" - a medieval name meaning "sunrise or dawn". A name that implies a new day or new beginning seems fitting for some changes in my own life that also occurred today.
We are looking forward to seeing this mare unfold over for the next few days - she just might be a keeper!
After taking a couple of days to settle, Apolaris is enjoying motherhood once again.
Apolaris has certainly delivered a lovely filly in Oriana. We are so pleased with her that we have decided to keep her for sport and as a future broodmare.
I'm super excited that Apolaris has taken on the first breeding attempt of this year!
She is pregnant to the amazing Tobago Z!! He was the most successful horse of the 2018 Global Champions League, he won the WC of Madrid and the GP’s of Lyon and Oslo and numerous times he stood on the podium of a 5* GP.
His direct relatives are all top performers. His dam, Whoopie C, was a successful 1.60m horse under Yves Vanderhasselt and she was praised for her extreme reflexes and quality. His sister, HH Donatella travelled the world with Quentin Judge and Paola Amilibia.
Apolaris has gifted us with the most adorable little filly. We have decided to name her "Priyana" - a name of Indian/Hindu origin meaning "ideal".
I was so thrilled to receive this photo of Apolaris and her family from Stal de Ontginning. There are four generations from this one family!
Last Updated: July 17, 2020