Dakar VDL
(Cardento - Nimmerdor - Silbersee - Calypso II)
Approved: KWPN, Studbook Number: 08.05227, Predicate: STB
Born: 2008, Color: Gray , Height: 174cm (17-1 hands)

Dakar (Cardento x Nimmerdor)
Dakar (Cardento x Nimmerdor)
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Dakar is a well-developed appealing grey stallion with a large and powerful canter that contributes to his notable scope. His sire, Cardento, jumped at the highest level and won Silver at the European Championship, the World Championship and at the Olympics in 2004. The legendary grandsire Nimmerdor was honored as ‘Stallion of the Century’. Continuing in his mare-line we come to the Grand Prix jumping stallion Silbersee, sire of Spender S and Calypso II, sire of world renowned Contender. In Dakar’s dam line we see a lot of quality. Mother Nisolde ‘keur’ was the 3-year old Champion of the Central Keuring of Groningen. She is also dam of the approved stallion Boss (Champion of the KWPN stallion inspections), Sunsolde (international jumper and Swedish Junior Champion) and Anisolde (Reserve Champion of the 5-year old jumping horses and jumped at 1.40m level). Granddam Isolde (also Champion of the CK Groningen) was designated ‘Keur, Preferent and Prestatie’ with the international offspring: Magnum, Candide and Alfalfa. 

As a 3-year old, Dakar passed his performance test beautifully. He received an 8.5 for his great scope and an 8 for self-carriage, canter, ride ability, attitude and potential as jumping horse. 
Dakar and James Billington are notable in the stallion competitions. As a 5-yr old stallion he jumped clear in Enschede, Roosendaal, Zuidbroek and in the final round at ’s Hertogenbosch. As a 6-yr old he was third at the stallion competition in Zuidbroek, jumped clear in Roosendaal and won the final and the competition in Den Bosch. He seems to have all the qualities for the higher and more complex courses. He shows a lot of scope, is fast, and has a great technique. At CSI Roosendaal Dakar made his international debut, where he jumped consistently clear rounds and was second in the final of the Youngster Tour. At CSI Asten and CSI De Wolden he jumped clear rounds and finished ninth in the finale of CSI De Wolden. 
Dakar’s first offspring appear to be modern, long-legged and long-lined horses with a ground covering and engaged canter. They jump with scope, good technique and have the right mentality. 
In 2013 Idaletta M was the Reserve Champion at the Dutch Foal Championship and was Champion at the Provincial Foal Show of Overijssel. At the Provincial Foal Show of Zuid-Holland Ippon VDJ was honored as the Champion foal. Icelos Eickenrode placed 3rd at the foal show of Terschuur. In 2012 son Holstein was honored as Champion of the jumper foals at the Provincial Foal Show of Flevoland. 
At the Belgian Horse Auction his foal son, Nicardo was the topseller at € 20,000.
Expected breeding value: 156. 
Dakar: Charisma and Scope. 

KWPN Breeding recommendations: can improve conformation, contribute size and add scope to jumper breeding.

Sports Results:

12-21-15 Good results for  James Billington and the approved son of Cardento Dakar VDL at the international show at Roosendaal this weekend.They jumped two very nice clear rounds in the finals of the 6-and 7-year old jumpers and they finished in 5th place. In the qualification class they placed 7th.

2-5-15 Dakar VDL and James Billington became Champion of the 7 year old stallions at the KWPN Stallion Show Competition!

Olympic Cardento

Capital I (Holst)

Capitano (Holst)

Corporal (Holst)

Retina (Holst)

Folia (Holst)

Maximus (Holst0

Vase (Holst)

B-Estelle H 


Ladykiller xx

Viola (Holst)

Restelle H

Sacramento Song xx

Estelle H


Stallion of the Century
Jumped 1.60m

Farn (Holst)

Fax I



Koridon xx

Friedhilde II


Silversee (Holst)
Jumped 1.60m

Silver Matal xx

Cibell (SF)

Zara II (Holst)

Calypso II (Holst)

Luetetia (Holst)

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