Won gold at the WCYH for 5yo 2019
Winner of the sport test in Münster Handorf 2019
Premium Stallion in Danish Warmblood 2018
Won the Dutch Championships for 3yo 2017
Four times, the score of 10 was awarded to the World Champion of five-year-old dressage horses, our KWPN stallion Jovian in 2019. “What a fantastic mover! The trot – so elastic, so much spring and suspension and even with the huge amount of airtime, he still matched between front and back, always in balance and with perfect cadence. The canter is well-balanced, always uphill and so fluent. Jovian is a display of pure self-carriage and suppleness, with an equal contact in both reins” was the enthusiastic comment of the judges. With an overall score of 9.66, Jovian was unbeatable with his rider Andreas Helgstrand/DEN.
In 2020, Jovian was also in the World Championships selection for the Netherlands, as he is Dutch bred. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this prestigious championship had to be cancelled.
In 2017, Jovian won the three-year-old Dutch Championships. In 2018, he won his sport test in Verden with a score of 9.01, was named premium stallion at the Danish licensing and secured silver at the Dutch Pavo Cup. In 2019, as well as his gold medal at the World Championships, he also won the silver medal at the Danish Championships.
Jovian’s foals are also real high-flyers. At the German Foal Championships in Lienen, he produced two finalists. Jovian’s offspring were also regularly show and auction highlights.
His sire Apache was the KWPN Reserve Champion in ‘s-Hertogenbosch/NED and outstanding winner of the stallion competition in winter 2011/12. Ridden by Emmelie Scholtens, Apache joined the Dutch Olympic squad in 2015. In 2018, he was part of the Dutch team placed fifth at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon/USA. The following year, he came eighth in the World Cup Final in Gothenburg/SWE. 2019 was also the year in which this undoubtedly highly sought-after stallion unexpectedly passed away. Amongst his numerous licensed stallions, our champion producer stallion Kastel’s Grand Galaxy Win particularly stands out.
His dam Zinith was herself placed in tests for young riding horses before she started breeding, produced Friend (by Rousseau), who was successful up to Inter I, and was especially distinguished as an “Elite Dressage Mare” by the KWPN. Zinith is the half-sister of the “ster” mare Upshot (by Olivi), who produced the licensed stallion Astrix (by Obelisk), who won the World Championships for five- and six-year-old dressage horses in 2010 and 2011 with Emmelie Scholtens/NED and has had further successes at high level.
His grand-sire Tango, by Jazz, is the full brother of Diederik van Silfhout’s/NED Grand Prix horse Bonzanjo and was himself successful at high level with Hans Peter Minderhoud/NED. Two of his sons, Zardando and Zizi Top, were licensed.
With the first-class stallion Landjonker (alias Frühling), the Nimmerdor son Aram and the top sire Lucky Boy xx, Jovian’s pedigree is full of performance genetics.
Jovian is licensed in DWB, OLD, HANN, WESTPH, Süddt. Verbände, Mecklenburg, Rheinland.