Argus x Uniform x Eros
presentation of Variant

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Variant by Afrikaner xx
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Variant (Afrikaner xx x Eros x Centurio)
Variant (Afrikaner xx) and his dam Lilium ( Eros x Centurio- L'Invasion x Orlando- Graaf v.Wittenstein)

Variant (Afrikaner xx x Eros x Centurio)
Variant (Afrikaner xx x Eros x Centurio)


More pictures:
Variant at KWPN stallion test / Variant under saddle / Variant under saddle
Variant by the famous Afrikaner xx who was the leading sire dressage horse in the early eighties. With Anky Van Grunsven in the saddle, Variant was placed in Aachen, Schoten, Munich and s'Hertogenbosch where he proved to be among the top rankings with his excellent paces and easy temperament. Variant has bred several champions in Holland including Eldofier, Champion Z level Holland 1992, Fatima 1991 South Holland Champion, Dakar Z and M level dressage champion, Etienne M level Champion, Dicky starting Prix St George level Germany and Flintstone became 5 year old Champion from 400 selected candidates.

Remark:
The KWPN keur preferent prestatie mare Lilium is the dam of Variant and the KWPN keur mare Jade STV.
Jade STV is the dam of the Z-dressage mare Nayade STV and the grand dam of the keur elite mare Vayade VDW who was was placed 12th of all 3-years Dutch KWPN mares at the national KWPN mare keurings at Ermelo in 2005.
For more details see the article (Dutch) on Vayade VDW in the Dutch Horse paper 'De Paardenkrant' of January 18th, 2006.

Variant is also the grandsire of the Grand Prix KWPN stallions Junior STV (sire: Uniform /keur, pref) through his keur preferent prestatie daughter Ennia STV and the grandsire of Negro (sire: Ferro /keur, pref) through his keur sport (dr) daughter Fewrie


Ancestry:
Sir Afrikaner xx won five races on the flat and was placed 14 times while this dark bay passed the finish 8 times as a winner of his 15 hurdle starts. All this brought Afrikaner xx a total winsum of DM 133.000. His first offspring immediately drew attention in 1977 as a result of their excellent movements, of which Variant is a typical example. The great performance of his offspring carried Afrikaner xx to the toplevel of the breeding values list on the basis of dressage index. Variant's dam Lilium is keur, 2x preferent, prestatie and scored 91 points at her IBOP. Lilium was a Z-level dressage horse as well as M-level show jumping. She is a daughter of the keur stallion Eros, who died 16 years ago but still takes a very high position in the dressage index. Eros was sired by the top-class Amor, the only KWPN stallion to earn himself a statue in the Netherlans.

Performance:
Variant was the reserve champion of his performance test in 1982. He had six 9s, for example for all of his gaits, his temperament and the cross. He came second in the 1985/1986 National Stallion competition, category B. At the moment Variant is performing internationally at Prix St. Georges level with Anky van Grunsven and his results his results have been most impressive. In the 1991 CDIO he won the 'Kur on Music' in Belgium, came third in Munchen, while in the same year he won in Uden and was fifth in Aachen, the best Intermediair I Dutch participant.

Progeny:
The excellent record of his offspring speaks for itself. Gijsbert Nooyen was NKB-Champion Z-level in 1992 with Eldolfier. His daughter Fatima was 1991 South Holland General KWPN Champion and his son Dakar NCB and NKB M- and Z-level Dressage Champion with Gijsbert Nooyen. Etienne, ridden by Willem Jan Scholte, was the NBVR Champion M-level dressage and winner of the Albert Hein Competition in Arnhem, while Dicky is starting Prix St. Georges level with the German rider Kamilla Dupont. Eldolfier was the 1991 Under Saddle Champion of the sector North Brabant. Seth Boschman's Flinstone became 5-yr-old Dutch Champion out of 400 selected horses and is now performing successfully at the NVDR-level.


Render an account of above text:
The majority of above text is taken over of 'The Leading Stallions Of The Netherlands' (1994/1995) by Jacob Melissen.

sire:

Afrikaner xx
2823BB

Beribot xx
Ribot xx
Tenerani xx
Romanella xx
Berneris xx
Abendfrienden xx
Blaubeere xx
Afrikanerin xx
Neckar xx
Ticino xx
Nixi xx
Armgard xx
Magnat xx
Alex xx
dam:

Lilium /keur, 2x pref, prest
6598Stb

Eros /keur
1343Sgldt
Amor /pref
1196Sgldt / Holstein
Herrscher
3704 Holstein
Barba
53.198 Holstein
Areina /kroon, pref
27.685Sgldt
Ulrich
1145Sgldt
Nureina /ster
20.377Sgldt
Garantia
31.861Sgldt
Centurio
1216Sgldt
L'Invasion
/pref
Sgldt / SF
Romuta /kroon, pref, kern
27.695Sgldt
Bransje /ster
28.511Sgldt
Orlando
1095Sgldt
Puck /kroon, pref
21.612Sgldt

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