Feb 9, 2016
KWPN-stallion Heartbreaker received the title KWPN Horse of the Year at the KWPN Stallion Show in ‘s Hertogenbosch. The Nimmerdor Trophy was presented to his owners, Team Nijhof and the Bosch Brothers, as a life-time achievement award.
As a young horse this Nimmerdor-son was already remarkably eager, with a fighting spirit and always super careful. He competed at the highest level with Peter Geerink and leaves his mark on his offspring like no other. His jumping abilities, reflexes, character and carefulness that he always showed in the course are now the trademarks of his children. In 2005 he was awarded with the keur predicate, four years later he was declared preferent.
At the moment, Heartbreaker is positioned sixth at the WBFSH-rankings for jumping sires, his grandson Cornet Obolensky is even in place three.
Heartbreaker-blood is also flowing through the veins of number two of the FEI rankings, Admara II, namely through his sire Padinus. The most remarkable direct son of Heartbreaker is Romanov, who won no less than three grand prix competitions and one world cup competition with Bertram Allen last year.
Despite turning 27 years of age this year, Heartbreaker’s influence on the global jumping top is still significant.