Jazz Again Most Successful Dressage Horse Sire

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Adelinde Cornelissen and Parzival at the 2009 European Championships. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Adelinde Cornelissen riding Jazz son, Parzival, at the 2009 European Championships. © 2009 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

HARDERWIJK, The Netherlands, Nov. 5–The KWPN stallion Broere Jazz has maintained his status as the world’s most successful dressage horse sire in the WBFSH (World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses) rankings for 2009.

The most recent lists compiled by the WBFSH, the international umbrella breeding organization, rank Jazz in first place with 12,972 points. The chestnut stallion (s.Cocktail out of Charmante keur by Ulster), is bred by Huub and Tiny van Helvoirt of Rosmalen. Ranking second with 8,086 points is the stallion Donnerhall, who passed away in 2001.

In seventh place is the recently deceased KWPN approved sire Welt Hit II (5,694), followed by the KWPN stallion Ferro (Ulft out of Brenda ster pref prest by Le Mexico, breeder: H.J. Gerrits of Rijkevoort) with 5,578 points, and Gribaldi in 10th place with 5,207 points.

In addition to Jazz’s continuing success, the KWPN announced that his son Parzival (out of Fidora ster prest s.Ulft, breeder: J.M. Beijer-de Kleijn of Puiflijk) tops the WBFSH rank list for dressage horses.