Dakota VDL aka Conquito, is a modern sport horse who is beautiful type with lots of expression and character. He has a great ride-ability showing a very athletic trot, and a very balanced, light-footed and powerful canter. He demonstrates scope, with very good take off and reflexes. He has powerful haunches, clean and careful technique with mature self control. He is a wonderful addition for breeders of North America.
Dakota’s sire Casall La Silla is a muliple Grand Prix winner with Rolf Goran Bengtsson at competitions like Lyon, Hamburg, Rotterda, Stockholm, Oslo and finished 6th in the 2012 World Cup Finals as well as competeing in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Casall is considered one of the top jumping stallions of the modern day.. In breeding, he breaks through with successful offspring in the international young horse classes, produced the 2008 “Mare of theYear” at the Eilte mare show, and has 11 approved sons which include Connor, Zavall VDL and Catch It.
Dakota’s Grand Sire is the Holsteiner stallion Contender. Contender is the sire of 40 approved sons and 40 premium mares. He is a living legend in sport horse breeding for jumping and dressage with offspring like Checkmate and Montender.
Dakota’s Dam Naomi II is the full sister of the BWP approved stallion Cicero van de Helle. This well known Holsteiner family boasts famous offpsring such as Corland, Corradina, Landetto, Leuthen I & II and more.
Dakota’s Grandsire Landgraf I is one of the most successful sires of show jumpers the world has seen, and his genetics can be found in hundreds of todays modern sport horses. Landgraf has produced over 300 approved sons such as Libero H, Burggraaf, Loutano, Landadel and continues to influence the Holsteiner breed today.
Dakota was inspected by the BWP NA on July 24, 2012 and received one of the highest scores in their hisroty with an 87! He is now approved with the BWP NA for future breeding purposes. Most recently, Dakota VDL was also approved by the AHHA with an overall score of 74.5%. Dakota VDL is a beautiful example of his sire, Casall. With his genetics, North American breeders have a wonderful opportunity to reach for the stars! Dakota is suitable for all disciplines in breeding, and is best matched with larger framed and leggy mares.