Freeman has a captivating pedigree. Sire is the Emilion son, VDL Emmerton, who descends from the famous Sina-line. Ridden by Jur Vrieling, Emmerton was the Dutch Champion in 2008 and achieved numerous high placings at the international levels: 2nd in the GP Eindhoven, 3rd in the GP Geesteren and 4th in the GP Stockholm.
Maternal grand sire is the two time Olympic stallion, the famous Chin Chin, sire of Sancha la Silla, Qerly Chin and Tabelle van Sombeke. Continuing in the dam line is the Preferent stallion Ahorn, who sired top jumpers like High Valley Z and Ursula XII.
Freeman’s dam is the keur mare Be Helena VDL who, as a 3 year old, placed 4th at the National Mare Show and scored 80 points for her IBOP. Her full sister is the Dutch Free Jumping Champion Welena VDL the mother of the future top horse Celena VDL.
Freeman’s grand dam is the famous Ahorn-daughter Helena - European Champion in 1992. Helena carries the predicates ‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’ from her children Southwind VDL (Grand Prix showjumper) and of the international jumpers Pan Am VDL and Onatello VDL. Great grandmother is the ‘Preferent and Prestatie’ mare Azemieka, who is known as one of the best Dutch broodmares ever. Among her offspring are the international jumping and approved stallions Everest, Glennridge and Arkansas as well as the international jumpers Lely, North Gammon and Jezetro.
Freeman passed his KWPN Stallion testing with good scores. He received a total score of 78 points with an 8 for technique and an 8.5 for scope. The combination of the Sina and Azemieka line in his pedigree, together with his handsome exterior, his gaits and his convincing way of jumping gives Freeman great promise for the future.
Expected breeding value: 160.
Freeman: a dignified Champion.