Harley’s pedigree is among the best for sport and breeding. His sire line contains three international jumping stallions in a row: Heartbreaker, Carthago and Caletto I.
Dam Larthago won several 1.40m and 1.50m classes. Larthago is also mother of Cevin Z, AES Approved stallion and competed at 1.50m level, Hopes Are High Z, who jumped at 1.50m level and the 1.40m showjumper Uncle Sam.
Harley VDL has been highly successful at international level with Jessica Kürten. In the Grand Prix of Sainte Cecile he ended up 2nd, while he became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Neurenberg. He also won international classes in La Coruña, Aalst and Outdoor Gelderland. In Den Bosch, Harley was victorious in the prestigious VHO Trophy. In addition, he was crowned champion in the 1.30m/1.35m Stallion Competition and was placed 3rd in the 1.45m of La Coruña, 4th in another 1.45m of La Coruña, 6th in a 1.45m class in La Coruña, 6th in the 1.45m of Paris, 7th in the 1.50m of Paris, 10th in the 1.50m of Stockholm etc.
Harley’s offspring impress on international level. Harley’s Hero VT won the Grand Prix Wiener Neustadt, Harley David won the Grand Prix of New York, Arlando ended up 4th in the Grand Prix of CSI Twente and won the Nations Cup in Drammen. Camelot became 5th in the Grand Prix of Roosendaal, Cupido 7th in the Grand Prix of Drammen and Hidalgo 6th and 9th in the Grand Prix of Verona.
And we didn’t even mention Earley! The star in Lanaken who became both World Champion in 2014 as a 5-year old and in 2015 as a 6-year old. In addition, Davidson VDL was crowned Dutch champion of the 7-year olds ridden by James Billington and became 4th at the World Championships in Lanaken later on.
Some other successful international descendants of Harley are: Aapje, Baptista, Benedette, Bonjovina Vera, Casper, Carisma, Carst VDL, Cenzo, Cerano, C. Hollinwood, Dolonie H, El Dorado Hartago, Evert, Harmony, Harley, Hiraklion etc.
Harley’s offspring are very popular at the auctions too: VDL Dorusino was sold for $195.000 at the WEF Sport Horse Auction 2015, Famous was sold for $ 115.000 in the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2014, Jurançon was sold for € 29.000 as a foal at Foal Auction Borculo, the now successful star of Laura Kraut Constable II was sold for € 165.000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales 2012 and Cupido was sold in that same auction for € 200.000.
Harley is awarded ‘Keur’ by the KWPN and ‘Prestatie-Fok’ by the NRPS thanks to the outstanding performances of his offspring in the international sport. Harley has several approved sons, like Arlando, Everto, Healey Z and Harmony. During the ‘Goldener Herbst Korung’ in Zweibrücken a son of Harley was approved. His daughter Hakilly D Z earned 85 points for free jumping and became vice champion of the Central Mare Show of Friesland.
Jumping Index: 162.
Harley: sire of outstanding showjumpers.
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