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Laroche

Laroche

1993 Dutch Warmblood
Black, 16.2 Hands
Concorde / Nimmerdor / Marco Polo

Owner: Maple Crest Sporthorses
Breeder: W. Van Wieren

2013 Breeding Fee: $1600 LFG cooled or frozen semen

Performance Test:

1996 Ermelo: ranked 4th in jumping

Approved KWPN and KWPN-NA

 

2013 Breeding Contract
2013 Frozen Semen Sales Contract


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About Laroche

LarocheHilltop Farm is proud to once again offer our breeders the Grand Prix showjumping stallion Laroche. Owned by the presitigous VDL Stud early in career, this KWPN approved stallion finished 4th  in the jumping portion of his Stallion Test.  Laroche was described at his testing as an ‘honest stallion with a big, powerful, well-carried canter…  Laroche has more than enough talent for jumping and gives his rider a good feeling.’ 

Laroche next won the KWPN Stallion Jumping Competition at Den Bosch, Holland.  With Angelique Hoorn, Laroche had a successful international Grand Prix career in Europe before being purchased for Frankie Chesler in Canada.  With a long career throughout Europe and North America, Laroche’s accomplishments follow those of his successful ancestors.

His sire Olympic Concorde competed internationally under Jos Lansink for many years with excellent results.  He was selected as the KWPN Horse of the Year in 2004 and was the youngest stallion to ever be awarded the Preferent title. 

Laroche’s dam is the Keur Preferent Prestatie mare Bernadette, by the legendary Nimmerdor.  He too was an international showjumper of great quality.  He sired 18 approved sons, including Ahorn, Goodtimes, and Heartbreaker.  In 2000 Nimmerdor was elected “the stallion of the 20th century” in the Netherlands.

LarocheOf unique interest in Laroche’s pedigree is the Trakehnher stallion Marco Polo whose influence is felt in both his sire and dam.  The jumping ability and good character which he passed was apparent early on.  Polo Boy, Vivaldi, Pybalia, and Marius (sire of Milton) were all international showjumping stars of the early 1980’s that descend from Marco Polo. Laroche's damline extends back to the famed Sina line that has also produced MacKinley, Cavalier, and Modesto.

Laroche is a well-regarded stallion in Europe and has already produced a number of exceptional offspring including six Ster mares, two Keur mares, and one licensed stallion. His offspring have proven very successful as showjumpers and his European-based offspring have earned him a KWPN jumping index of 149, which ranked him 8th of all KWPN stallions with offspring aged 10 or older. The Swedish mare Pjalgary VDL, Rudi, and VDL Groep Saffier all appear on the 2008 FEI Ranking List for Jumping Horses.  Mr. President and Bugatti are winning in the jumper ring in the US for Laroche. 

The youngest of the North American Laroche offspring are doing exceptionally well at their Keurings. In 2011, Gracerusa CBF was Reserve Champion Jumper-bred weanling and Dartmouth Ster Q was Reserve Champion Jumper-bred gelding for all of North America.

Laroche offers a kind and respectful character and is an easy stallion to live with on a daily basis.  He has good bone with well-developed feet, a kind eye, and a strong hindquarter with a particularly good canter. Laroche is an excellent choice for breeders looking to improve jumping ability.

“Laroche has proven himself not only as a competitor, but even more importantly as a sire of top-class show jumpers.  He currently ranks 8th of all stallions in Holland with offspring 10 yrs or older ~ a remarkable achievement and one that should make him a serious consideration for many US breeders.””
~ Natalie DiBerardinis

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Pedigree






Concorde


Voltaire

Furioso II
Gogo Moeve H

Flyer

Marco Polo
Klaske B




Bernadette


Nimmerdor

Farn
Romonaa

Derina

Marco Polo
Sina B

 

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LarocheCareer Highlights

2010: Jumping Breeding Index of 149 - ranked 8th of all KWPN stallions with offspring 10 or older
2007: Open Hunter Champion ~ Ashley Meadows
International Grand Prix Jumper for many years
2002: Winner of the VHO Trophy in Den Bosch
2001: 4th at the CDI Maastrict - Rabobank Prix

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