|Burggraaf||Landgraf I||Ladykiller XX|
|Loanda||Cor De La Bryere|
|Utopia Keur||Abgar XX||Abernant XX|
Manhattan’s sire, the stallion Burggraaf, is wellknown for producing showjumpers and good type horses with a lot of movements. The Burggraaf offspring Florijn became 3rd in the kür to Music at Parker and 12th at the Dressage Worldcup Qualifier at Carsbad (USA) with his rider Dennis Callin, also the talented horses Burggravin, Henza, Dumbo, Hevalientje, Jumper and Graaf are by Burggraaf. Manhattan’s dam sire is the famous thoroughbred Abgar xx, one of the most influential Dutch sports horse producers. The damline of Manhattan is one of the most famous within the Netherlands, as famous as his breeder Mr. Huisman from Ter Aard.
This special motherline has produced the talented show-jumper Carrera (by Joost), which won with Jean Claude Vangeen-Berghe the Grand Prix of Aken, also Valeur D. (by Abgar), which two times won the Derby of Eindhoven with his rider Wout-Jan van der Schans, the international jumper Bonius with Rick Hemeryck and the national jumper Jogger with Magreet Boekee are out of the same lineage. Dam Utopia is an extremely nice keurmare and a very good example of successfully crossing a Groninger mare with a thoroughbred. Manhattan was reserve champion of the performance test in Ermelo and also reserve champion of the stallion competition in 1999. In 2001 Manhattan achieved high rankings in 1.35 competitions: for example 2nd ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2nd Denekamp, and many placings in the top 3 in the Twente Cup qualifications and the final.
Manhattan was the winner of the 7 year old Championships at Etten-Leur at 1.40 m. level and than made his international debut in Leeuwarden with a second place. At Barcelona he finished 4th and 6th. Due to an outstanding foal report plus excellent results in auctions, championships and keurings Manhattan offspring are very much in demand. Manhattan’s daughter Solita won the freejumping finals at Ermelo. His sons Stetter and Skik were successful in the competitions for 4 year olds at CHIO-Geesteren and Ermelo. From Manhattan’s crop a very high percentage of colts have been selected for the stallion selections in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The offspring of Manhattan are very beautiful types with extremely good movement and superb jumping abilities.