Holsteiner • Brown • 2012 • 169 cm
|Plot Blue||Mr Blue||Couperous|
|Gin Tonic||Vigo d’Arsoui||Nabab de Reve|
|Daytona de Muze||Cento|
|Wallon de Muze|
When information came from Belgium about a tremendous jumping 3 year old stallion from the dam-line of Quirly Chin in 2015, those in charge were immediately interested when the Holsteiner Verband was offered this 3 year old stallion by Plot Blue – Vigo d’Arsouilles – Cento from the successful dam line bred by Joris von Brabander. Worries that the product of these three stallions would be too heavy for breeding modern high-performance horses were quickly allayed by an inspection of the stallion at his breeder’s stables. The stallion displayed the colourful markings of his sire Plot Blue and a still youthful appearance that was anything but heavy.
Million Dollar movement was highly interesting with an outstandingly regular, very ground covering walk, a trot with good knee action and a very efficient canter, powerful and with excellent carriage from behind. The free jumping proved more than convincing, very much to the purpose and very controlled, but on the same hand extremely careful, and with a good bascule, excellent, bouncy push-off and the ability to be expected from his bloodline.
His 2nd dam, Daytona de Muze, used to be successful in jumper classes at 1.60m under Belgian rider, Jody Bosteels and has since been sold to the USA.
His 3rd dam, Wallon de Muze, successfully competed under Michael Hécart (1.60m) same as her full sister, Walnut de Muze, under Harrie Smolders.
His 4th dam, Quirly Chin by Chin Chin was successfully shown internationally by Eric Lamaze.
Million Dollar’s family is described by it’s founder Joris de Brabander as follows:
The horses from this line have good looks and good movement. They are easily ridden and have demonstrating their performance in competition at international level for generations
Million Dollar was purchased by the Holsteiner Verband in spring 2015 and licensed at Zangersheide in April 2015. He was 30 day tested at Schlieckau in December 2015 and graded 8.25 for rideability and 9.75 for jumping ability. He has been approved for the Holsteiner breeding programme at the Elmshorn licensing in January 2016.