Dam's Dam Sire: 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.
3x Dam's Grand Sire: Hanassi xx is one of the first thoroughbreds to have sired KWPN jumping horses (eg. Sanyo Galazi, Tower Lands and Anglezarke).
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 placed 6th at the KWPN Stallion Selection Show where he displayed an excellent jumping technique. He is an approved KWPN stallion currently being competed at the Grand Prix level in the USA. Her 2011 son Bengtsson VDL by Bubalu VDL was approved with the NRPS Studbook and sold in the VDL WEF Auction in 2017.
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.
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 to her IBOP as she was getting rather heavy in foal.
Azemieka presented us with a beautiful filly on March 22. We are naming this filly "Ellamieka".
Although we thought about her future sports career, we could not resist the temptation to breed her for a second time. We have choosen 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. Faiza is a name of Arabic origin that means 'victorious', and we hope that she will go to have many victories in her future competitive career. 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 were 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 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.
This will be a full brother or sister to our wonderful mare Faizemieka!!
Having seen what Azemieka can produce, we have decided to try a younger stallion for her this year.
I am happy to report that Azemieka is pregnant to the wonderful Grand Slam VDL.
Lestrade has been accepted in the Prinsjesdag Auction to be held on September 13, 2016!
We are so blessed by Azemieka with the gift of this athletic colt.
Named "MacNeil" after the Clan of my father's Scottish ancestry - Clan MacNeil of Barra.
We loved Azemieka's colt by Cardento so much that we tried four times to get her pregnant to him again, but unfortunately it just was not meant to be this year.
However, I am happy to say that Azemieka is pregnant for 2018.
We have choosen a son of Cardento - Corporal VDL. I think that the combination should bring a much needed touch of blood and refinement to Azemieka.
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!!
We are beyond excited to welcome this special filly from Azemieka into the family. It is looking like we got the much desired keeper filly that we were after!!
What started out so full of promise was not meant to be. Little "Nan" took a turn for the worse and passed the morning of May 21. Thankfully, Azemieka is in good health. We will continue to keep a watchful eye on her while she adjusts to the loss of her precious girl.
It has been a hard year for Azemieka. With the sudden loss of her filly, Azemieka hasn't given us any breeding attempts this season.
Originally the plan was to breed her with frozen semen to Quabri de l'Isle. As time passed and it got later and later in the season, we were hoping to get one attempt with fresh. Sadly her heat cycles just aren't good enough to want to even attempt breeding her, so we are going to just leave her open for this season and hope that we can get a good early start next year.
I'm excited to report that Azemieka has given us our first black dot of the season! Fingers crossed for a successful and uneventful pregnancy, and that perhaps we still might get our keeper filly.
Quabri de l’Isle is a great international winner under the saddle of Pedro Veniss.
2014: 5th with the Brazilian team at the World Equestrian Games.
2015: won the Nations Cup in Calgary, 2nd Challenge Cup Barcelona, 5th in individual Pan American Games
2016: won the GP CSI 5* Geneva , the Challenge Cup in Barcelona CSIO, 2nd Nations Cup CSIO Calgaryand he competed in the Rio Olympic Games, finishing 5th with the Brazilian team and 16th individual.
2018: 24th at WEG (Tryion)
It's always nice to see how the young horses have developed and are doing in their new homes and careers. Here are four of Azemieka's previous offspring.
Last Updated: November 30, 2020