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Kannan x Heartbreaker

Nobilita Eickenrode


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Nobilita Eickenrode
Kannan x Heartbreaker
Year of birth
Dark chestnut

A beautiful, large and lively chestnut filly by Kannan out of our mare Heartbeat Z (Heartbreaker x Acord II). She was named Nobilita Eickenrode, the imperative of the verb nobilitare that means ‘to make famous, to improve or to enhance’. It’s foundation is in Nobilitas, a political class in the Roman empire and an honourary title for families whose forefathers had held high positions. A fitting name given the highly-esteemed sire and grandsire of this foal.

Nobilita Eickenrode qualified for the championships final at the Foal Inspection of Terschuur, in which she placed sixth and obtained an invite to the National Foal Championships in Ermelo. 

Nobilita Eickenrode is in foal to Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof for 2024.

Dam Heartbeat Z

Dam Heartbeat Z produced Jignipes Eickenrode (s.Zirocco Blue VDL), performing at international 1.50m level with the legendary rider John Whitaker, as well as Ignigena Eickenrode (s.Eldorado vd Zeshoek) that made her 1.40m debut with Sophie Paxton. 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 with Lucia Vizzini (partner Philippe Le Jeune). In 2008, Oliva Z was ranked 7th in the Z-ranking. 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 and Anyway 33

The third mare 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.

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