Nassau Named to Dutch Team

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As a young horse, Nassau accumulated title after title in the very coveted KWPN stallion competitions, setting not only records in the Dutch history books but also new standards for future young stallions.

In 2004, he was a finalist at the World Cup in Milan, Italy in only his first year jumping at Grand Prix. After a two month layoff for breeding and just twenty practice fences, he began his 2005 season placing third in a World Cup in Holland. His rider described Nassau’s performance as “spectacular.”

While in Spain last month Nassau and Jeroen reached a ranking of fifth in the qualification competition for the World Trophy. 2000 Individual Olympic Gold Medallist Jeroen Dubbledam has been teamed with Nassau for the past few years, preparing for the highest level in show jumping. Now as a recently named pair to the Dutch team, they will continue to train and compete throughout Europe.

Nassau_dutch_team2 BMC has selected the pair to represent their organization by sponsoring the team and adding their prefix to the stallions’ competition name to become “BMC Nassau”. BMC is the primary sponsor of the 2005 World Cup Series and specializes in Business Management Consultation.

Nassau’s sire Indoctro is currently the #1 jumper sire in the U.S.. His offspring have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars in show jumping prize money. Indoctro is one of the most successful stallions in Dutch Sport horse breeding, with 10-plus licensed sons.

Nassau’s dam Gazelle is a “celebrated sports mare” with several of her offspring competing at the International level.

Nassau_dutch_team3 Nassau’s first U.S. bred offspring is the champion filly Powerball, bred by Quailhurst and now owned by Kristin Ostroff and Michelle Harris of Five Star Farms in Sherwood, Oregon. Michelle will begin preparing the two year old filly for her future career in jumping.

Nassau has a powerful lift off, excellent technique and super mentality. This, coupled with his show record and the quality of his offspring, makes him one of the “best stallions of his age.”

This talented 9 year old is producing offspring with remarkably fine movement for dressage and obvious talent for jumping. In 2004, Nassau’s son Thunderbolt (Nassau x Hinault) became his first approved stallion son in Holland.

Nassau_dutch_team4 Nassau is owned by Quailhurst Europe’s Marvin Hausman and Gerb van Mannen. He was discovered by Deborah Hausman while she was training in Holland. “At 2-1/2 his talent was so obvious but it was his perfect conformation that awed me. I know how important proper conformation is for performance and he was the first horse I encountered that I could not fault.”

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