- Discipline: Showjumping
- Height: 1.72m
- Stud Fee: Fresh/Chilled: UK £3,500 + VAT LFG, Europe €4,000 + VAT LFG, Frozen: UK: £900 + VAT per straw Europe: €1,000 + 20% VAT per straw
- Breed: KWPN
- Colour: Bay
- Year of Birth: 2003
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Big Star is very much the stallion of the moment after his Individual Gold Medal win at the Rio Olympics in 2016 under rider Nick Skelton, four years after winning Team Gold at the London Olympics. He wowed audiences across the globe with his effortless performance, jumping clear in all individual rounds. Big Star was named the KWPN Horse of the Year in 2012 following his victories in CSI4* Antwerpen, CSI5* Aachen and Hamburg and Team Gold in the London Olympics. In 2013 the stallion once again proved that he’s one of the world’s best show jumpers, winning the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix at Aachen and the CSI5* Piazza di Roma Grand Prix. His sire, Quick Star, also needs no introduction. He was ranked number three in the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings in 2013. Quick Star launched Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s career with wins at the Grand Prix of Maastricht and Munich being particular highlights. Quick Star’s sire, Galoubet A; the leading sire of the French Studbook, was also a performer, winning an incredible 19 Grand Prix titles in his career. Galoubet is also the father of the number five breeding sire on the WBFSH Baloubet Du Rouet. On his dam’s side, Quick Star was again bred to perform. His dam, Stella, a 7/8th Anglo-Arab, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa.
Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful competitor and earned the sport(jump) predicate and competed in ZZ-level show jumping. Jolanda is the half-sister to the KWPN Stallion Matterhorn. Her sire Nimmerdor is known to be the foundation sire of the VDL Stud and gained the accolade The Stallion Of The Century in 2000. He was ridden by Albert Vroom, and successfully competed in many World Cups and International Competitions, including the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Nimmerdor has 50 approved sons including Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel, all of which have proven themselves in the international arena. Big Star’s granddam Elysette is a Keur Preferent daughter of G.Ramiro Z, and her dam Paerel is a Keur Preferent daughter of the Thoroughbred Erdball xx as well as a half-sister to the KWPN stallion Amethist.
The combination of Big Star’s top quality and well thought out bloodlines has helped make him the exceptional competitor he is today.
Babe W Z – (Big Star x Tout Feu D’Hex), 6th at Verbier (SUI), CSI3* 2017, 3rd at Kronenberg (NED) CSI2* 2017, Won at Poznan (POL) CSIYH1* 6 & 7 year olds 2016.
Big Star Jr K Z – (Big Star x Polydor), Won CSI2* at Opglabbeek (BEL) 2018 ridden by Michael Greeve, Won CSI3* at Opglabbeek (BEL) 2018 ridden by Michael Greeve, Won CSI4* at Ommen (NED) 2018 ridden by Michael Greeve, Won CSI2* at Kronenberg (NED) Michael Greeve.
Jay Star – (Big Star xVDL Cardento) 5 year old approved KWPN stallion by Big Star, is jumping well in the Netherlands.
G-Star – (Big Star xJumbo-Jet) currently competing in young horse classes in
E -Star was selected for the KWPN performance test in 2011 and Big Star Jr. was approved by the Zangersheide Stud Book in 2011. Both stallions had their first crop of foals in 2012.
2020 Stud Terms
Big Star has exceptional semen quality – he has achieved outstanding pregnancy results between 2014 and 2017.
UK – £900 + VAT per straw excluding shipping fees
EU – €1,000 + VAT per straw excluding shipping fees
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