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2004 | 170 | Chestnut | BWP

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  • General stud information: TESTED NEGATIVE FOR WFFS (Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome) & PSSM (- Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy 1) - NON CARRIER
  • Accepted for:
    • BWP
    • Holstein
    • KWPN
    • Oldenburg
    • Selle Français
    • SWB
  • Sperm types: Fresh, Frozen
  • Stud fee for fresh semen: €1,000.00
  • Stud fee for frozen semen: €850.00
  • Stud fee information: The fresh semen fee is per dose. See below "Documents" → Breeding conditions. For ICSI, please ask for our specific conditions.

Emerald van't Ruytershof. The chestnut stallion with his golden mane, 4 white legs and white spot under his belly is undeniably a striking appearance

His charisma, endless talent and scope, his winners mentality and above all his striking appearance make him not only the favorite of everyone in the stable but also an absolute public’s favorite ... He has the innate X-factor and has grown over the years into a real superstar in the showjumping world.

After years of performing at the highest level with his rider Harrie Smolders, Emerald's progency is proving that he is one of the best sires in the World.

SIRE: Diamant de Semilly is the sire of this extraodinary stallion. Diamant de Semilly was an exceptional showjumper himself and is a proven sire ! Born in 1991 out of Le Tot de Semilly,  Diamant won team gold  at the World Championship in 2002 at Jerez de la Frontera and individual 9th place in the final , 2002 team gold , 2003 team silver European Championship in Donaueschingen. 

DAM: Emerald’s dam is Carthina Z (s.Carthago x Lys de Darmen). She is also the dam of Diamanthina van't Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly x Carthago) who was successful at the highest level with Constant van Paesschen. She is also the mother of the promising Belgian approved stallion Nixon van't Meulenhof (Denzel van't Meulenhof) and Top Secret van't Meulenhof (Leandro VG).

Various Emerald offspring are now successfully performing at the highest level ... His son Igor is certainly one of the most striking talents. Together with Jos Verlooy he won the Gold medal at the European Championships in Rotterdam with the Belgian team in 2019, as well as individual Bronze, they became 2nd in the Longines World Cup in Toronto, and he was awarded the “Horse Of The Year” award by Landbouwleven after his phenomenal season. Furthermore we also find Imerald van't Voorhof (Paul O'Shea), Kasper van het Hellehof (Mclain Ward), Haya Loma N (Alessandra Volpi), Igor (Jos Verlooy), Mandato van de Neerheide (Christian Ahlmann), Nice van't Zorgvliet (Christian Kukuk), Nikka vd Bisschop (Beth Underhill),El Barone 111 Z (Malin Baryard-Johnsson),  E-Maitresse TVH Z (Karel Cox), Eluna CL Z (Eliza Lehrman), Goldwin (Mike Kawai), Ilias van't Vlasmeer (Mclain Ward), Matador (Niels Bruynseeks), Escape Z (Harrie Smolders), I'm Special de Muze (Zoi Snels), Sea Coast Enjoy Z (Gudrun Patteet), (Taj Mahal (Cian O'Connor), Enola Gay Of Two Notes (Wilm Vermeir), PB Maserati (Pia Reich), Empire EH Z (Derin Demirsoy), Orphea HQ (Nayel Nassar).

The success story of Emerald and his rider Harrie Smolders started in 2010, when they became reserve champions at the World Championship for young horses in Zangersheide, Emerald was 6 at the time. This was followed by countless victories at the highest level, with wins in 2013 in the Nations Cup in both Aachen and Gijon, in 2015 they won the Nations Cup in Falsterbo and the World Cup leg in Washington… In the World Cup final in Gothenburg of 2016 they became 2nd, after which they participated in the Olympic Games in Rio and won the Nations Cup in Rotterdam. In 2017 there was a win in the Chantilly GP, and a 2nd place in the Versailles GP, and the following year a win in the Bordeaux GP and a 2nd place in the Cannes GP. After his brilliant career, Emerald retired at the beginning of 2019, to fully focus from then on on breeding. Due to his impressive palmares and qualities as a stallion, and his many successful offspring, Emerald is one of the absolute top favorites among breeders.