BACARDI VDL

Frozen semen available

Born:  2006

Height: 1m66

Colour:  Bay

Studbook: KWPN

Licensed Stallion: KWPN

KWFFS Negative

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His looks, his power, his technique, his pedigree, Bacardi VDL is the perfect stallion. As a 7 year old, Lansink piloted the stallion to silver medal at the World Championships in Lanaken. From there, he moved to Janika Sprunger and that proved to be a match made in heaven. He won the Dubai World Cup, he was 2nd in the LGCT Doha Grand Prix, 3rd in the Rotterdam CSIO Grand Prix along with several other placings in major Grand Prix’s.

His spectacular way of jumping has always drawn large crowds ringside, impressed by his unlimited force, a fantastic foreleg and spectacular finish. His sharpness is also easy to spot in his offspring. The eldest have competed in their first 1.50m classes as 9 year olds in 2020. Goldenstar is already a Grand Prix winner under Alex Gill, as is Gerdinieke with John Perez. 

Bacardi is from a family of great showjumpers, with his dam Supardi by Kannan, producing great offspring. Bacardi’s full brother Olympic horse Apardi, ridden by Daniel Bluman, stood on the podium of the LGCT Grand Prix of Chantilly.

In his KWPN breeding values reliability grouping of the jumper stallions, Bacardi VDL is top of the ranking, with the highest breeding value, leading the second of the ranking by more than 10%. Indeed of his offspring who are aged 4 or older, 48% are in the competitive sport.

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"Bacardi is everybody’s dream horse, I was lucky to have him in my stable and get so many good results with him. Despite being a stallion he has a great character"

Janika Sprunger

KEY RESULTS

2019
  • 1st CSI 5*-W Dubai 160 World Cup Two Rounds with Janika Sprunger

  • 4th CSI 4*-W Abu Dhabi 150 Table A with Janika Sprunger

2018
  • 5th CSI 5* Valence 160 Grand Prix Table A with Janika Sprunger

  • Rotterdam CSIO 5*-NC Two Rounds - In winning team with a double clear with Janika Sprunger

  • Rome CSIO 5*-NC Two Rounds - In silver medal team with a double clear with Janika Sprunger

  • 6th CSI 5* Paris 160 Grand Prix Hermes with Janika Sprunger

2017
  • 2nd LGCT of Doha CSI 5* 160 Grand Prix with Janika Sprunger

  • 5th CSI 5*-W Verona 160 Table A with Janika Sprunger

2013
  • 2nd Lanaken 7 Year Old Final 145 with Jos Lansink

SIBLINGS
APARDI VDL

This 15-year-old stallion is the full brother of Bacardi VDL was consistent at the 1m60 level with Daniel Bluman, leading him to compete at the Rio Olympic Games.

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OFFSPRING

  • Fermont VDL - 10 years old

  • Gigi Carmen - 10 years old

  • Goldenstar - 9 years old

  • Goldina V - 9 years old

  • Gerdinieke - 9 years old