Uropa’s sire the ‘Preferent’ KWPN stallion, Flemmingh, scored 9 out of a possible 10 for three sections of his performance test which include: paces, trainability and jumping under saddle. He is an internationally appreciated stallion, regarded as an outstanding improver of action and passing on good conformation to his progeny. Flemmingh is considered by many to be the greatest producer of dressage horses in the world. In 2006, Flemmingh holds the #9 spot in the WBFSH Dressage Sires top 10 list.
Flemmingh sires beautiful big, long-lined horses with three perfect gaits. This can be seen on numerous Ster and Keur mares, champion foals and dressage performance horses that he has produced. The foals of Flemmingh are very much in demand by dressage riders, trainers and dealers because they are eager learners, like to work and move with great ease.
Flemmingh's dam Texas also produced three other approved sons: Gaspari I and II and the Holstein Champion Litorio. Texas is a daughter of Carneval who is a proven sire of show jumpers such as Panasonic Video. His sire, Cor de la Bryere, is one of the most important stallions in modern show jumping who also features on the ranking for dressage sires with many graded sons throughout the world.
Flemmingh is line-bred to Ladykiller xx through Lacapo and Lorenz, a practice employed in Holstein breeding to reinforce and increase the percentage of proven talent in the bloodlines. Lacapo, represented by a good BLUP score for dressage of 120, is sire of six graded stallions including the popular Laredo and he has several daughters which have produced graded sons.
Lacapo’s sire 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.
Flemmingh has five approved sons. The first international performances of his offspring have shown them to be truly world class. His son Lingh is doing very well at Grand Prix and is currently ranked #2 in the FEI/BCM World Dressage Rankings with his sensational rider Edward Gal. Flemmingh’s most notable son Krack C, winner of the Pavo Cup in 2000, is consistently ranked in the top of the world with the current Olympic Champion Anky Van Grunsven. Both Krack C and Lingh are selected for the Dutch A-team. Flemmingh is the sire of many champion mares such as: Kwebbel, reserve-champion UTV and the highest IBOP of the Netherlands with 90 points, Likina Field reserve-champion UTV and Kevanie UTV reserve-champion.
Uropa’s dam, Jabatsa, is an imported Keur KWPN mare by the legendary Keur KWPN stallion Purioso. Purioso is by the famous sire Furioso II who sired more than 200 State premium mares and 69 approved sons. Purioso was successful at this stallion testing scoring: 8 for free jumping and 9 for jumping under saddle. He has 5 sons approved with the KWPN: Bently, Cantor, Olympic Cocktail, Faldo and Prince Paradiso R. Purioso’s offspring are well know for their fantastic gaits and jumping ability, he is without question an absolute all rounder and the founder of specialized show jumping and dressage pedigree lines.
The most well-known offspring of Purioso in sport are the three Olympic horses he sired: Olympic Wedela, Olympic Ambush and Olympic Cocktail. Wendela and Cocktail are two very different horses in different disciplines, one at the highest level of Jumping the other of Dressage. A very young Jennie Zoer trained the grey mare Wendela [m. Sorhaya by Nimmerdor - El Gaucho xx] herself and became relatively very fast a member of the Dutch team. Highlights of their career were the 10th place at the individual class of the Winter Equestrian Games in Stockholm. Also Balderdash, Curioso, Deeply Impressed, Chanel, Krielens Consult, Harald II, Kijoy for Ever and Zero jumped at the highest levels.
Purioso’s sire Furioso II, who many consider one of the founders of the modern European sport horse breeding and to this day all these years later is still influencing many studbooks in Europe with his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. You can off course think of Voltaire and Concorde in Holland and Fidelio and son Florestan 1 in Germany. Furioso II [v Furioso xx, damsire Talisman SF] became the symbol of the modern Oldenburg sport horse breeding. Furioso II descends, just as Alinda’s sire Martell from a Thoroughbred [Trebonius xx], Furioso II’s origin is French and Martell’s is Holsteiner. Furioso II produced 200 state premium mares and no less than 68 approved sons, many of them are rendering their services on other continents. Furioso II has certainly influenced breeding on a world wide scale. His full brother is the French stallion Mexico, who’s son Le Mexico became famous in Holland as a real jumping horse producer.
Uropa’s grand-dam, Abatsa, is a Ster, ‘Preferent, Prestatie’ mare by prolific ‘Preferent’ KWPN stallion Roemer. Roemer had an illustrious career as a competitor and sire until his death in 1996. During his long sports career he competed as both an International Grand Prix Jumper and in Grand Prix Dressage arena. He is the sire of: 4 Approved sons, 1 Licensed son, 4 Preferent mares, 111 Star mares, 27 Keur mares, 211 Studbook mares and 75 First Premium foals.
In 1988, Roemer was awarded the predicate of Keur based on quality of offspring. In 1990, he received the predicated of ‘Preferent’ thereby establishing him the first stallion in North American to be awarded this prestigious title and he was the 1st place stallion on the sport index of Dressage horses in Holland. Today, through the use of artificial insemination with frozen semen, Roemer is still contributing to the legacy that began in 1975.