The pedigree of Keur stallion Emilion exemplifies performance traits. His ‘Keur, Preferent’ IBOP-A’ dam, Ramirha, is a daughter of the full-sister of the Holstein legend, Lord. Emilion is much like Lord - a true sire of jumping horses.
Emilion’s own performances are impressive. Guided by rider, U. Kirchhoff, he won the World Cup at Mill Street, and placed in the following Grand Prix: 2nd in Donaueschingen, 4th in Valkenswaard, 5th in London and 6th in the World Cup at Aarhus. With the German team, he was 4th in Dublin and Rotterdam, and 2nd in Bremen.
As a sire, Emilion belongs to the world’s best jumping horse producers. His offspring are performing worldwide in Grand Prix and World Cup classes. Seldana is currently most famous. This top performance mare, ridden by Abdullah Al Sharbatly, won the Silver Medal at the World Championships in Kentucky. She also was Silver Medallist at the European Championships in 2009, while a part of the Italian Team. Equally famous is Emilion’s son Glasgow, who competed for years at the highest International level, won several World Cups and Grand Prix - the CN Reliability Grand Prix of Canada three times, and was crowned the ‘USA Horse of the Year’. Another son, VDL Groep Tomboy won several Grand Prix’s and World Cup Qualifiers with E. van der Vleuten.
Other offspring jumping successfully at Grand Prix level are: VDL Emmerton (J. Vrieling), Valdato (J. Kayser), Ponita ( E.Mazurowska), Ukinda (H. Simon), Exclusive (M. Greeve), VDL Ugano (K. Rikkert), Whiskey Mac IV (S. Brash), Zemilion (N. Dello Jojo), Warrior (J. Hurel) and Salermo (G.M. Panini).
Other jumping progeny are Sering, VDL Sarantos, Sefana, VDL Empire, Made in Margot, Tao Tao, Enorm, Inspiration, Fritzy, Jashar, VDL Lotus Exel, Jemilion, Karina, Utopia van het Hoogveld, VDL Nantes, Miss Montana, Lady’s Foal, VDL Edminton and Vince.
His son, Bilion, was Champion of the 6-yr. old Jumpers – East Coast/America – coming off his win of the 5-yr. old Championships in the same series.
Jumping index: 148.
Emilion: Has proved to be one of World’s best jumper producers.