Sire: QUIDAM BLUE is an imported, licensed and approved Hanoverian stallion. As a 3-year-old, he completed the 70-Day Performance Test in Warendorf, Germany. Throughout the test he impressed judges with his calm character, pleasant mind and work attitude. He scored well in rideability and excelled in the jumping phase, finishing with a combined index of 107.31, and fourth overall in the jumping category. Quidam Blue's pedigree is filled with famous French, Holsteiner and Westfalen jumping bloodlines, including the names of QUIDAM DE REVEL, LANDGRAF I, COME ON, CANTUS, PILOT and WEINBERG. His grandsire QUIDAM DE REVEL and his maternal grandsire, COME ON, were both successful international show jumpers. He competed successfully with Jill Henselwood to 1.60m including 1st at 1.45m at Royal West; 3rd in 1.50m and 12th in World Cup 1.60m at Bromont; and 3rd in FEI Nations Cup at Bratislava.
Dam: AFTERNOON DELIGHT gained Premium status in the Canadian Warmblood registry in part due to her excellent movement. As a broodmare, she has been a consistent producer, which is in keeping with the fact that she hails from one of the strongest producing dam lines the breeders have. With DONNER BUBE (DONNERHALL/PIK BUBE I/GRUNDSTEIN I) AND WODAN (WINNETOU/LUCKNER/FRUSTRA II) in her immediate lineage, she is related to an astounding number of top performance horses in both dressage and show jumping. Her second dam, a mare known as SALTY, has consistently produced athletes in jumping and eventing.
Notes: QUINTESSA is an elegant riding horse with a fluid trot and easy canter. She is a soft ride with excellent jumping technique, so sought after for hunter, derbies, or the equitation ring. She has easy scope for 1.20m+ and she is confident to all jumps. She would be equally competitive in the dressage ring or eventing discipline. Quintessa is the trainer's favourite to ride as she has a calm, confident temperament, is easy to work with, and loves riding out in the open field. She had a stellar foal, ULTERRA QUILL, in 2018 by ULTERRA ALARIS who was sold as a weanling. Quintessa is ready to show for amateurs or juniors who have top-competition desire. She has been processed for the hunter ring and will have show experience by sale date.