Big Star is one of the best showjumping horses in the world, with a tremendous track-record including the winning of 2 gold medals at the Olympic Games with Nick Skelton. Nick himself refers to Big Star as ‘The best horse that he has ever ridden’. It is also a fact that this exceptional stallion passes on his athletic power and incredible talent to his offspring. This makes him an excellent choice for your jumping mare.
In 2012 Big Star was named KWPN-horse of the year after winning the CSI4* in Antwerp, CSI5* in Aachen and Hamburg and Olympic Team Gold in London. In 2013 the stallion won the 2013 Rolex Grand Prix in Aachen and the CSI5* Piazza di Roma Grand Prix. In 2016 Big Star won the Individual Gold Medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Big Star’s sire, Quick Star, also needs no introduction. He was ranked number 3 in the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) sire rankings in 2013. Quick Star launched Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s career, with the victories in the Grand Prix in Maastricht and in Munich being particular highlights. Quick Star’s sire, Galoubet A, the leading stallion of the French Studbook, was also a performer; he won 19 Grand Prix in his career! Galoubet is also the sire of Baloubet Du Rouet who is ranked fifth on the WBFSH sire rankings. On Quick Star’s dam’s side there is also top performance blood. His dam, Stella, a 7/8thAnglo Arab, jumped internationally with Nelson Pessoa.
Big Star’s dam, Jolanda, was a successful showjumper at ZZ-level. Jolanda is the half-sister of the KWPN stallion Matterhorn. Her sire Nimmerdor was declared “Stallion of the Century” in 2000. Nimmerdor has 50 approved sons including Ahorn, Daimler, N-Aldato, DBH Heartbreaker, Zadock, Nandor Fortuna and Coronel, all of which have proven themselves in international showjumping. 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 and a half-sister of the KWPN stallion Amethist.
Frozen and delivery terms
Big Star is available via frozen semen. The fees are €1.000,- per straw. For delivery to addresses in the Netherlands the costs are €70,-