SD Queen of Heart – born 21.05.2020
Emerald Van`t Ruytershof – Heartbreaker – Darco
This extremely beautiful and well-built filly comes from a strong motherline. She is expressive, smart, sensitive and very beautiful.
The father Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof, the chestnut stallion with his golden mane, 4 white legs and white spot under his belly is undeniably a striking appearance.
The success story of Emerald and his rider Harrie Smolders started in 2010, when they became reserve champions at the World Championship for young horses in Zangersheide, Emerald was 6 at the time. This was followed by countless victories at the highest level, with wins in 2013 in the Nations Cup in both Aachen and Gijon, in 2015 they won the Nations Cup in Falsterbo and the World Cup leg in Washington. In the World Cup final in Gothenburg of 2016 they became 2nd, after which they participated in the Olympic Games in Rio and won the Nations Cup in Rotterdam. In 2017 there was a win in the Chantilly GP, and a 2nd place in the Versailles GP, and the following year a win in the Bordeaux GP and a 2nd place in the Cannes GP. After his brilliant career, Emerald retired at the beginning of 2019, to fully focus from then on on breeding. Due to his impressive palmares and qualities as a stallion, and his many successful offspring, Emerald is one of the absolute top favorites among breeders.
The dams father, Heartbreaker was declared ‘Preferent’ in 2009 because of his successful offspring in the international scene. Heartbreaker himself was successful at Grand Prix level with Peter Geerink and is now placed number 12 on the WBFSH-ranking for jumping sires. His influence in worldwide breeding is enormous. Heartbreaker has been equally successful as a sire, leading the Dutch breeding values for jumpers for five years in a row. International competitors by him include: Splendid van de Heffinck (James Paterson Robinson), BMC’s Skybreaker (Mikael Forsten), Thorax van ‘t Heikhof (Marc Wirths / Markus Beerbaum), Toulon (Hubert Bourdy), Vancouver d’Auvray (Danielle Toano), Uriana van Klapscheut (Frederica Franceschetto), Voice (Jose Larocca), Calypso VB (Marshal Field), Ups ‘n Downs van den Bandam (Clemence Laborde) Viva (Sergio Alvarez Moya), Radieux (Frederic Vernaet), Riant vd Mosselcentrale (Hank Melse), Unbreaker (Marco Porro), Vienna Rouge (Keean White), Up To Date van het Geelhof (Emile Martinsen), Clever-Boy vd Ruitershoeve (Antonio Portela), Quasimodo van de Molendreef (Jaime Azcaraga), Versace van de Ruitershoeve (Pauline Guignery). Action-Breaker (Sergio Alvarez Moya) and Orlando (Darragh Kerins).
The dam, Devinas mother, Wendelin, comes from the famous Sonnevanck stem, dam line 56, breeding family 21. Her son Caluna’s Carento, (Devinas brother,) from Caretano Z, was sold at auction in 2005, and has been approved at Zangersheide. He finished 6th with the 6-year-olds at the Lanaken WC and has jumpd 1.60 under Leon Thijssen. Furthermore, the following internationally jumping horses are connected to the dam line: Sire Major de la Cour (BWP approved, 1.60 under Jean-Claude Vangeenberghe), Argelith Niels (1.60 under Eva Bitter), Un Ami (Stefan Corten and The Illusionist ( Jack Neefs).
Right now, Devinas sister is doing very good in sport with Mathieu Guery. They collect victory after vistory in 140 classes. Hopefully we will see them claimb in the heights aswell.
Devina has herself produced many showjumpers. Hickstead AEG – 07 (150 with Nick Channing, previously ridden by Robert Witaker), Ivina AEG -08 (140 Melissa Seneca), Jalisca AEG – 09 ( 120 / Joris Aegten). Jalisca won the BWP Finale for 5 yr olds, before she got an unfortune injury and is now in breeding. Kastello AEG – 10 is now with out and doing 1.40 classes. Minerva AEG – 12 is doing 135 classes with her junior rider Kimberly Loos. Another daughter, Nova AEG, is a raising star with her rider Jessica Burke for Irland. She has done excellent in 135/140 classes as 7 yr old. We can only wait for her 8 yr old seson to start! Devina has also younger offsprings, waiting to get old enough to enter the sport arenas!
So with this summary, it is no wonder I am eager to keep this beauty in our program.