Elite Foal Auction Borculo announced a new venue for this year’s edition: everyone is cordially invited to the Soestdijk Palace on Friday September 15. Both Tagos Eickenrode (Eldorado vd Zeshoek x Cardento) and Theilatos Eickenrode (Eldorado vd Zeshoek x Vingino) made the selection for this renowned auction at a prestigious venue.
Theilatos Eickenrode is infused with strong genes as an offspring of top progenitor Eldorado vd Zeshoek and a top scoring Vingino-daughter out of the Lavsca-line. Dam Debutante Fortuna jumped to 85 points for reflexes, technique, and scope. She produced the approved stallion Imnotafraid Fortuna (s.Dallas VDL), that jumps at international 1.45m level with Liam O’Meara. The granddam foaled five international showjumpers, including Betram Allen’s 1.50m horse Go To Fortuna (s.Eldorado vd Zeshoek). The pedigree continues with leading sires Corland, Nimmerdor and Rigoletto, whose daughters in this lineage produced 1.60m GP horses Bulavsco (Sanne Thijssen), Queen Jane (McLain Ward), Bottorfer and Nandor Fortuna.
Tagos Eickenrode compiles Europe’s most reputable studbook ambassadors. Eldorado vd Zeshoek and Cardento played lead parts at the world stage and their influence on modern jumper breeding is undeniable. This can also be claimed for the third Grand Prix stallion in a row: the legendary Heartbreaker. Daughter Heartbeat Z produced John Whitaker’s 1.50m horse Jignipes Eickenrode (s.Zirocco Blue) and a 1.40m offspring of Eldorado vd Zeshoek. Next, we find the lauded mare Thia (s.Calando I), dam of the 1.60m top sire Lord Z (John Whitaker) and granddam of the 1.60m jumpers Anyway 33, Atlantic VDL (Wout-Jan vd Schans) and Ian Miller’s In Style that secured Olympic team silver twice.