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The sire of Tinkas Boy is Zuidpool, a KWPN stallion in the Netherlands. He has produced successful showjumpers and dressage horses, and was himself victorious in showjumping and dressage. His sire Amor, an imported Holstein stallion, advanced to become a hereditary transmitter of world class in the 1960ies and 70ies. The dam Esprit descends from the covering stint of the Anglo-Norman Zeus as a leased stallion in the Netherlands. She won dressage tests and produced further successful horses for the higher levels of dressage and showjumping sports. Her sire Zeus is considered one of the most popular makers of showjumpers of more recent breeding history. In the third generation appears the chestnut Trakehner Orlof, a son of the eventer stallion.
Ridden by the Swiss Markus Fuchs, Tinka’s Boy advanced to become one of the most successful stallions in the international showjumping sport. He won the World Cup final in Göteborg/SWE in 2001, and was victorious in numerous of the most renowned Grand Prix events in the world, such as Aachen, Aach, Arnheim/NED, Ascona/ITA, Berlin, Bordeaux/FRA, Dortmund, Dublin/IRL, Göteborg/SWE, Hannover, Hickstead/GBR, Las Vegas/USA, Leipzig, London/GBR, Luzern/SUI, Mailand/ITA, Monterrey/MEX, Moorsele/BEL and Paris/FRA. Moreover, he was a finalist in several World Cups – in Las Vegas he took third place in 2000 and fifth place in 2003, in Milan he came third in 2004. On top of it, the pair gained the individual silver medal at the 1999 European Championships in Hickstead, in 2000 they won team silver at the Olympic Games in Sydney/AUS, and achieved bronze with the team at the European Championships in Donaueschingen in 2003.
In 1996 and 1997 Tinka’s Boy produced a small number of progeny in Great Britain. These offspring were exported to the USA, where they are victorious in showjumping competitions. In Switzerland some mares were insemintated in 2002. A daughter of his qualified for the Swiss Sports Foal Championships.