- Heartbeat Z
- Heartbreaker x Acord II
- Year of birth
- Dark chestnut
Heartbeat Z is a daughter of the preferent stallion Heartbreaker out of Holstein line 206. Her offspring Jignipes Eickenrode (s.Zirocco Blue VDL) is a young talent of the legendary John Whitaker and the pair is now showing at international 1.50m level. Half-sister Ignigena Eickenrode (s.Eldorado vd Zeshoek) is active in the 1.35m classes in Scotland.
A half-sister of Heartbeat Z, Oliva Z was 6th at the foal inspection in Zangersheide and was sold at the Zangersheide auction to Italy, where she competed at 1.45m level. In 2008, Oliva Z was ranked 7th in the Z-ranking. Oliva Z was owned by FEI rider and international horse dealer Davide Kainich and campaigned by international showjumper Lucia Vizzini (partner Philippe Le Jeune). The other half-sister of Heartbeat Z is Butterfly A.M. (s.Concorde), she produced the 1.45m Grand Prix horses Hannibal A.M. (s.Airport A.M.) and La Gatta A.M. (s.Stolzenburg), both ridden by Michele Facchin (ITA).
Thia: Lord Z, Atlantic VDL, In Style en Anyway 33
Granddam Thia (sire Calando I) is the dam of the approved stallion Lord Calandus and the world-renowned approved stallion Lord Z. The latter competed at Grand Prix level with John Whitaker and his offspring are equally impressive in sport. He is also increasingly proving his value on the maternal side. Lord Z convinces through his own performance, his bloodlines and offspring and is therefore approved at all the major European studbooks.
Thia is also the dam of Diana (s.Lord), who paired to Acord II produced three 1.60m horses: Anyway 33, In Style and Atlantic VDL. In Style was an acclaimed addition to jumping sport in Canada. Together with his rider Ian Miller he wrote history by achieving a crucial clear round at the right time and the right place, securing the silver team medal for Canada at the Olympic Games of Beijing. A year prior to that, the pair placed individual 4th at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and also contributed to team silver then. Other highlights in their career were winning three World Cup qualifications, the victory in the $200,000 Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows and winning the national Canadian championships twice. Atlantic VDL was approved in Holstein and Zangersheide and stood at stud at VDL Stud. Atlantic VDL was crowned Bundeschampionat of the 6-year-olds, Dutch champion Z-level jumping with Urich Kirchoff and was active at the highest level with Wout-Jan van der Schans and Jur Vrieling. In his career, he won the Grand Prix of Frankfurt, placed second in the GP of Villach and Gera, was second in the Lanaken Sires of the World and placed 7th in the World Cup in Vigo.
Heartbreaker & Acord II
Heartbreaker has been leading the jumper index rankings of the KWPN and BWP for years and sires amongst others Harley VDL, Padinus, Toulon, Actionbreaker and numerous other international jumper horses. In addition we see the stallion as the dam’s sire or further along in the pedigree of many international jumper horses , including Cornet Obolensky. The dam’s sire of Heartbeat Z is the stallion Acord II, one of the three impressive jumper brothers. His older and younger full brother jumped at the international level with Jos Lansink. He sires many approved stallions, amongst others Atlantic, Arpeggio, Araconit, Acorado and Action Hero and international jumpers such as Acondo , Alido , Alando and In Style.
2013: Ignigena Eickenrode (v.Eldorado vd Zeshoek), successful in young horse classes with Zoï Snels, now active in Scotland / the UK in the 1.35m with Sophie Paxton
2014: Jignipes Eickenrode (v.Zirocco Blue) ISJ 1.50m level with John Whitaker (GBR).
2015: Kalorata Eickenrode (v.Cardento), now one of our broodmares
2016: Lacertus Eickenrode (v.Kannan), sold as a stallion prospect to famous stud, unfortunately passed away as yearling
2018: Nobilita Eickenrode (v.Kannan), selected for the National Foal Championships in Ermelo and kept by us for sport and breeding
2019: Orientis Eickenrode (v.Kannan), kept for sports
2021: Rhetoreia Eickenrode (s.Zirocco Blue VDL), sold to UK
2022: Scintilla Eickenrode (s.Grandorado TN)
In 2023 we expect a foal by Zirocco Blue VDL out of Heartbeat Z.