Empress Chin P’s sire is the prolific show jumping stallion Chin Chin. On September 12, 2007 the extraordinary Chin Chin passed away, he was 29 years old.
Chin Chin competed successfully for more than five years at international competitions including; 5 years at World Cup competitions, two Olympic Games both Seoul and Barcelona and two times at the World Equestrian Games.
Purchased by VDL Stud at the grand age of 24, Chin Chin was imported from Mexico to Holland where he stood at the prestigious VDL Stud until his death.
During his five years in Holland Chin Chin was very popular and had a long lasting influential impact on KWPN breeding. His sons; Zeolte VDL and Zapatero VDL were approved by the KWPN studbook.
Every year at the mare shows his daughters have been very successful. In 2006, his daughter Welena VDL became Dutch Free Jumping Champion and Well Born Rilexy placed second in the same Championship. Daughter Zendence VDL became Champion of the 3 years old mares in hand and the full blood sibling to our mare Echinideé DN
, Chinchidee [Chin Chin x Contender], was the 2007 Dutch Foal Champion. In 2008, Annamieka VDL [Chin Chin x Emilion] was the Vice-Champion at the National Free Jumping Championships in Holland.
Chin Chin’s sire Constant jumped internationally with Dr. Ruping and was a son of the famous Cor de la Bryere and the well known dam ‘Ella’. Chin Chin’s grand-dam was also very active at the international level.
The full sister of Chin Chin produced two approved stallions; Libertino I and II. Other well known stallions from this breeding include; Cordobes, Lordano, and Centimor. Libertino I also jumped internationally.
Chin Chin had a very impressive jumping career. Together with his former owner and rider, Jaime Azcarraga from Mexico, this combination participated for more than five years at international level. In 1988, Jaime Azcarraga won five consecutive times in the North American League on the World Cup circuit and competed in Seoul at the Olympic Games where they placed sixth individually. Four years later, they competed again at the Olympics in Barcelona. In 1990, Chin Chin and Jaime Azcarraga started in the first edition of the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm. In 1989 and 1990, they were placed in the final of the World Cup in both Dortmund and Tampa. At the same time, they competed at international jumping competitions during which the scope, character and the suppleness of Chin Chin always aided his determined but amateur rider.
The offspring of Chin Chin really make the dream of their pedigree come true with top performances at horse shows and they sell for high prices in auctions around Europe. In 2004 and 2005, Chin Chin foals were sold for prices between € 8.000 and € 33.000. Just to mention a few there are; Phin Phin, Cholula, Chapala, Querly Chin, Tolano van het Riethof, Triomphe de Muze, Ta Belle van Sombeke and of course Riot Gun van de Paddenborre, who was winner of the Grand Prix of Lisbon. Tedechine Sept who was placed several times in the GP of Indio, USA.
Empress Chin P’s dam our amazing super star mare, Pepita-S Keur
has produced numerous award winning KWPN-NA TOP-FIVES offspring.
Pepita’s eldest offspring, Union S [Hold Up Premier], was ranked #7
in the TOP-TEN
list for his jumping ability in 2004.
In 2006, Pepita’s Indoctro yearling mare, Anime P [Indoctro], was awarded First Premium
and High Score Young Horse
to finish the year as the #1 Jumper Yearling in the Nation
on the KWPN-NA TOP-TEN
2007 proved to be another tremendous year for Pepita when no less than three of her outstanding Indoctro offspring finished on the prestigious KWPN-NA TOP-FIVES
list after the results from the KWPN-NA Keuring Tour were calculated. Anime P was awarded First Premium
two year old, Compass P
was First Premium
and finished as the #4 Jumper Foal
on the KWPN-NA TOP-FIVES
list, Beam P
was First Premium
and finished as the #3 Jumper Yearling
on the KWPN-NA TOP-FIVES
list and Zoom P (Zarek P) 2007 North American Reserve Champion ISF Cup For 3-Year Old Jumpers
At the age of three in 2009, Beam P received the Ster
predicates and finished the year with three spots on the KWPN-NA prestigious TOP-FIVES list; 2009 North American Champion Jumper Gelding, 2009 North American Reserve Champion ISF Cup For 3-Year Old Jumpers
on the TOP-FIVES
list Jumper IBOP
Pepita-S’s sire the Keur KWPN stallion Emilion needs no introduction. Emilion’s Keur IBOP AA mother is a daughter of the full sister of the Holsteiner top sire Lord. Emilion's jumping index is 158 with 76% reliability. Emilion had a very successful career with many top finishes including: 1st in the World cup at Millstreet, 4th in the GP at Valkenswaard, 2nd in the GP at Donaueschingen, 5th in the GP of London, 6th in the World Pup Ahus, and with the German team he was 4th in Dublin and 2nd in Bremin.
Emilion has many successful up and coming young horses including: Kelion-W.J. v.d. Schans, VDL Liberty-A Hoorn, VDL Lely-E Willems Geeroms, Eurocommerce Caprie-W Shroder, Lotus Excel-B Madden. At the Grand prix and World Cup level he has: Enorm-St. Endressen (Nor), Inspiration-E Smidts (NL), Miss Montana-Emiel Tacken (NL), Fritsy-R Helsen (BEL), Jasher-C Bronfman (USA), Jemilion-S Parot (Chile), Lalique- N. Skelton (GBR) and Glasgow who with Norman Della Joio is one of the highest placing horses in the USA who has already achieved 5 Grand Prix and 3 World Cup victories.
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Empress Chin’s grand-dam, Haroom T, is a Ster KWPN mare by the Holsteiner stallion Larome. Prior to starting her breeding career Haroom competed successfully in both dressage and jumping. To date Haroom has produced the following offspring: Kimcorda KWPN Sport (Jumping) mare by [Concorde], Nicordo KWPN gelding by [Concorde] competing in M level dressage, Pepita-S Keur KWPN mare by [Emilion], Ramazzotti KWPN stallion by [Great Pleasure] competing in both dressage and jumping, VDL Sarantos KWPN approved stallion by [Emilion], Tarantos KWPN stallion by [Emilion], Uldrika KWPN mare by [Emilion], Vermillion KWPN stallion by [Emilion], Zummertime KWPN stallion by [Corland] and Amaretto KWPN stallion by [Corland].
Haroom’s sire Larome is a son of the legendary Landgraf I by Ladykiller xx is a top source of all-round competition talent in the Holstein breed. He has over 30 offspring currently jumping at top International level including: Libero H, Taggi, Major Wager and is the sire of the international dressage horse Lugano 140. His total progeny winnings to date are over £2.5 million. Larome’s offspring are known for their brilliant type and very special movement who excel in show jumping. He has many sons approved for breeding
Great grand-dam, Arfarnmira, is a Ster Sport (Jumping) mare who competed at the highest levels of the sport. Arfarnmira is by the prolific ‘Preferent’ stallion G. Ramrio Z who is without question one of the most influential jumper and dressage sires in the world. G. Ramiro Z was champion of his stallion test in 1969, was awarded the title of “Horse of the Year” in 1992 and has through the success of this offspring earned the tag of “Euro-Stallion”. He sired the approved sons: Almiro, Bernstein, Dageraad, Damiro, Elmero, and Zeoliet. One of his most famous offspring is the superstar show jumper Ratina Z who won both gold and silver medals at the Barcelona Olympics as well as the Volvo World Cup and many Grand Prix victories. Raimro is also the sire of the 2004 Athens Olympic Medalist Royal Kaliber, and is grandsire to Athens Olympics super stars Montender and Butterfly Flip. G. Ramiro Z has sired hundreds more offspring competing and winning all over the world.