2017 Gelding, 16.3 HH, Prospect Under Saddle
Grand Slam VDL (Bwp) x Cavalier (Wpn) x Nimmerdor (Wph)
Consigned by: Rebecca Beechinor, Beechinor Land and Livestock
MAVERICK is an elegant, long-legged young horse with big powerful movement and an incredibly sweet and willing temperament. He has been well handled and has 60 days of professional training where has proved to be a quick learner with great skill retention. Maverick is responsive to the aids yet very sensible and kind, through the chute Maverick is clean and correct. Mav’s genetics speak for themselves with many successful relatives from both the sire and dam lines, from amateur to professional rides. He is one of only a few GranSlam VDL offsprings in North America I am excited to watch his development in the years ahead.
Sire: GRAND SLAM VDL is a true complete stallion and the all-time top scorer of the KWPN Stallion Test with an impressive 90 points. He has incredible reflexes, technique, and scope over fences while also scoring very high for rideability and attitude. This comes as no surprise considering the success in every line of his pedigree. His dam also mothered Jur Vrieling’s Grand Prix mount Dallas VDL. Grand Slam himself has a successful young horse career, winning the CSI1* Grand Prix in Zwolle as a 7-year-old and earning numerous other placings up to the 1.50m. He earned a third-place this summer in the CSI3* in Herning, Denmark. Grand Slam’s offspring are still young but are already demonstrating great potential for the sport.
Dam: HI-TEC KVS is from a long line of very successful broodmares from the famous KWPN Sina dam line. Her mother Obligeant II produced offspring who competed up to the top of sport including Vini Vidi Vici ridden by Albert Zoer (1.50m), Utah, and Cameleon KVS (1.45m), among others. Hi-Tech KVS earned her ster status in 2017 with Maverick at side. She received very positive remarks from the judges about her athleticism and attitude. Tec is smart and teachable under saddle and exceptionally keen and careful through the free jump chute.