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Passport ID:
Breed: Holsteiner Year of birth: 2004
Disciplines:  Show Jumping,
All Rounder

Colour: Dark Bay Height: 16.2hh (1.677m) Bone: 8`3/4

Societies registered with:  AES
Graded with:  AES approved

Covering options
Natural: no AI: yes Frozen semen: no Chilled semen: yes

Stud fee: £500 Terms: LFG

Stallion profile

El Thuder aka Amarillo, is an eye-catching correct type with a scopey and careful technique over a fence and excellent floating paces. He has a kind nature and a pedigree filled with show jumping greats. He showed his talent from an early age, gaining Licensed status with the AES at 3 yrs old which he followed by winning a loose jumping competition and showed the talent that was to come! He followed up these promising beginnings by jumping double clears in Newcomers and Foxhunter, was a finalist at Addington Young Horse show as a 4, 5 and 6 year old, a finalist at Hickstead, and was also selected to represent GB at the World Championships for young horses at Lanaken in Belgium. In 2010 he qualified for Newcomers 2nd rounds and he was 2nd at Royal Windsor in the Walwyn Championship. In addition in 2011 he stepped up his game to come 3rd in the Hickstead Speed Derby (as only a 7 yr old) and as a result was upgraded to BS Grade A status.

El-Thuder`s sire Thunder van de Zuuthoeve is by the legendary sire Argentinus (sire of Arko III, Air Jordan Z, Agro Star, A Jungle Prince and Armitage among many others) and out of Nimmerdor/Lord mare, giving him a fantastic modern pedigree. Thunder van de Zuuthoeve competed with Jos Lansink, finishing 4th in the Zangersheide GP in 2006 as well as winning the Peer Masters at +1.70m after jumping 4 fault free rounds! Under Jan Van Dijk he competed in GP and 3*** competitions, winning and being placed in many classes before retiring to stud duties. He has sired several approved stallions including Excenel V, who was Reserve Champion at his BWP Grading and winner of Gesves 5 yr old Championship in 2009; he is also sire of Diktator van de Boslandhoeve who was a winner of the 6 yr old stallion trials in Nekkerhal in 2008. Thunder is also the sire of the 2011 Foxhunter and multiple Olympia classes winner Djarkarta, ridden by Guy Williams. Thunder van de Zuuthoeve`s dam Jura van St. Maarten took part in the World Championships for young horses with Joris Vergauwen. Through the `super-sire` Landgraf I, the dam`s line goes back to the Holsteiner mare Fabiolis (Thuswin xx). Fabiolis is a full sister of Andreas Weichert`s successful international show jumper, Traco., both horses descending frome the legendary mare, Bühne (Fokus II). Bühne was one of the best 1.40m jumpers in Holstein in the early 70s. In addition, Bühne is the dam of the highly-rated stallions, Castor (Cor de la Bryère) and Ferdinand-W (Fernando), and grand dam of the well-known Grand Prix show jumpers, Come On (Cantus) owned by Ralf Schneider and Fleur (Romino) of Leslie McNaught. The approved stallions Sarento, Landucci, Stauffenberg and Lord Caletto also originate from Bühne.

El Thuder’s dam Ula’s pedigree is no less outstanding in that she is by Larome who was by the illustrious Landgraf I, whose sire Ladykiller XX is known as being possibly the greatest TB influence in WB pedigrees! Ula’s pedigree is further endorsed by the presence of Gotthard, whose elite progeny include Goldika, Gin Tonic, and Gonzales along with many superb mare’s and his influence is seen in many WB pedigrees throughout the world still.
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Performance record


As already explained above, as a young horse El Thuder jumped double clears in Newcomers and Foxhunter, was a finalist at Addington Young Horse show as a 4, 5 and 6 year old, a finalist at Hickstead and was also selected to represent GB at the World Championships for young horses at Lanaken in Belgium. In 2010 he qualified for Newcomers 2nd rounds and he was 2nd at Royal Windsor in the Walwyn Championship. In 2011 he defied all expectation and made the step up to International level at such a young age a successful one, not only winning 1.40`s but placing 3rd in the Hickstead Speed Derby at only 7 yrs old! Below is a list of some of his major achievements.

2008 - He competed in British Novice, Discovery and Newcomers;

2009 - 2nd at Hickstead in 5 year old class;

Finalist at Addington Young Horse Champs 2009;

Selected to compete at Zangersheide World Breeding Championships Lanaken;

Qualified 2nd Rounds in Discovery, Newcomers and Foxhunter;

2010 - 2nd at Royal Windsor in Walwyn Championship;

Qualified for Newcomers 2nd rounds 2010;

Qualified for Foxhunter 2nd rounds for 2010 and 2011;

2011 - Winner at Pyecombe in 1.30m and 1.40m;

2nd at South of England in HOYS Grade C qualifier;

5th at Wales and West Foxhunter second round;

3rd at Hickstead in Speed Derby;

In 2012 he had numerous wins at 1.30m;

BS winnings in the region of £6600 Grade A.

His jump is super scopey and he is amazingly brave and careful, not knowing how to say no to a fence. He shows natural elevation in his paces and is fluent and correct, he is also very trainable and quick to learn. He will be aimed at the Hickstead Speed Derby 2013 and we have great hopes to begin eventing with him someday.

Progeny Information


His first foals were born in 2008, all are very much stamped by himself, 99% have been bay, only one or two greys! They all have amazing temperament and trainability with his ease and technique over a fence.

He already has a graded son `Lord Thuder` who is competing in age classes internationally.

All of his foals are stamped with quality having correct conformation and uphill movement. All progeny that have been presented to the BEF Futurity have scored 1st Premiums as eventers and show jumpers and have won at county level showing. The temperament thrown in his youngstock is nothing short of amazing making his progeny well suited to amateurs and professionals alike. In fact, in a lot of cases breeders have returned to El Thuder for repeat breeding year upon year as they have been so thrilled with their foals.

El Thuder was licensed with the AES as a rising 3 yr old and in 2013 was upgraded to Fully Approved status on the basis of his competition results. This therefore means that foals by him out of KWPN mares are eligible for KWPN Reg A papers if they are desired. Likewise foals out of Zangersheide mares are also eligible for Zangersheide papers.

Pedigree chart

EL-THUDER Thunder van de Zuuthoeve Argentinus Argentan
Jura van st Maarten Nimmedor
Ula Larome Landgraf I
Ekster Goldspring de Lauzelle

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Type of advertiser:  Private advertiser
Owner:  Melissa Wood
Address:  West Sussex
Telephone:  07515481431
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