Ralma

Ralma

Ralma

YOB: 1998

Height: 16.0 hh

Color: Bay

Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Breed Approvals: KWPN; Jumping Breeding Value of 142, Sport Predicate

Genetic Testing: WFFS N/N, D-OC 104 – Predicate Earned!

Ralma is by indoctro out of Zerina, who is by Nimmerdor. This remarkable, stacked breeding is a delight to have in a broodmare, as Indoctro himself was said to be a fantastic broodmare producer. The cross of Nimmerdor/Uppercut means that Ralma’s dam is also a 3/4 sibling to the legendary sire Heartbreaker! Truly, a royal Dutch pedigree! The KWPN has given her a jumping breeding value of 142, is a truly remarkable feat, along with her Sport predicate! She was said to have jumped to 1.40 m and qualified for the UK’s Scope Championships on her first try. She was also 4th in the 1.30 m 5 yo championships! She was said to be extremely careful and very athletic with endless scope. She is also a lovely mover, elastic with a big stride. To date, she has produced six foals, the oldest of which are beginning their show ring careers. Her youngest, Nyssa MFF (Dakota VDL), is only a month old but is extremely correct in every way with lovely movement that is light in the front end.

Performance

It is always notoriously difficult to track down the records of a horse that competed in Europe – there is no consolidated system, and most of the older records were never recorded electronically, so most of what you need is luck to find these records. She was said to have competed in Holland to 1.10 m as a 4 yo and younger with a junior rider, before qualifying for the Scope Festival Championships in the UK as a 5 year old, and then spending several more years there competing with a junior. She was later sold to the United States as an upper level Grand Prix-ready competitor.

  • 2002 – In Holland with a Junior, 1.10 m, 1st
  • 2002 – In Holland with a Junior, 1.10 m, 1st
  • 2002 – In Holland with a Junior, 1.10 m, 1st
  • 2003 – 5 YO Championship, Scope Festival, UK, 1.30 m, 4th
  • 2004 – National Amateur Championships, 1.15 m, 3rd
  • 2005 – Weston Lawns Equitation Show, 1.15 m, 3rd
  • 2005 – Weston Lawns Equitation Show, 1.15 m, 3rd
  • 2005 – Weston Lawns Equitation Show, 1.25 m, 2nd
  • 2005 – Solihull Riding Club Show, 1.20 m, 3rd
  • 2009 (?) – Competing to GP, 1.40 m (?)

Pedigree

Indoctro
Capitol I
Capitano
Folia
Vanessa VII Caletto II
Orgesch
Zerina Nimmerdor Farn
Ramonaa
Malida Uppercut xx
Walida

Mareline

  • Malida (Uppercut xx) – Her granddam
    • Zerina (Nimmerdor) – L5/1.20 m, KWPN Breeding Value jumping 132 – Her dam
      • Ralma – L5/1.25 m, KWPN Breeding Value Jumping 142 – This mare
        • Emma (Campino 9) – 3′ Green Hunters
        • Garfield (Campino 9) – L1T1 (Gelding 6 years old)
      • Sabina (Corland) – L5/1.20 m, KWPN BVJ 149, Ster
      • Iris (Dutchboy) – L5/1.20 m
    • Valida (Kodario)
      • Halida (Oldenburg) – L6/1.30 m, B-drs

Sires of Note

Indoctro can still be found at #20 on the WBFSH’s top sires list, and no wonder – he has Internationally produced winners at both the Grand Prix and World Cup levels.

“Casadora (Lauren Hough) won the Grand Prix of Kentucky, Youp (Leslie Howard) won the Grand Prix of Palm Beach and Tampa and the Derby of Calgary, Nassau won the Grand Prix of Gelderland and was earlier 3rd at the European Championships and 2nd at the Dutch Championships, Black Ice (Jill Henselwood) won the Grand Prix of Indio, Orame won the Grand Prix of Culpeper, Picolien Zeldenrust won the World Cup qualifier in Halton Place and Robin won the World Cup qualifier in Wroclaw… …Other famous offspring include: Nike (Katarina Offel) a finalist at the Olympic Games in Athens, 2nd in the Grand Prix of Valkenswaard and 3rd in the Grand Prix of Arezzo; VDL Maserati, who won the Derby of Valkenswaard, 2nd in the Fidelity Grand Prix and 7th in the Derby of Hamburg; Nadia (Georgina Bloomberg) who won the Challenge Cup of Wellington and was 6th in the Grand Prix of Las Vegas, and Nobel (Maikel van der Vleuten) who won the Grand Prix of Compiegne.” – The Horse Magazine

Nimmerdor himself competed up to 1.60 m, even qualifying for the Los Angeles Olympics! His legacy, however, is in his offspring – he has proven to be a sire of sires, producing such well-known names as Aram, sire of gold medalist De Sjiem, Ahorn (1.60 m), Goodtimes – sire of Wellington who produced Emilion and Glennridge, Glendale – damsire of Totilas, and of course Heartbreaker – who sired a dynasty all his own and appears prominently in some of the WBFSH’s top sires, including Cornet Obolensky, Comme il Faut, and Toulon, while still representing himself at #15 on the list! Nimmerdor is also the damsire of Kannan, Now or Never M, and Thunder van de Zuuthoeve – arguably, his presence as a damsire is as potent as that as a sire of sires!

In addition, this cross between Indoctro and Nimmerdor is a known nick – on HorseTelex alone, there are 287 offspring of this cross listed, with an astonishing number of them having performed at 1.30 m or greater. Approved stallion sons of this cross are Victor E, Boss, and Wittinger VDL.

Uppercut is the blooded addition to this pedigree, as he is a thoroughbred that has earned himself Preferent status with the KWPN. He is the sire of 16 stallion sons and the damsire of 8 – including Aram, the same stallion son as mentioned above. In addition, he tends to appear as a damsire or grand damsire in pedigrees – including Heartbreaker”s, as he is Nimmerdor/Silvio/Uppercut. This also means that Heartbreaker is a 3/4 sibling to Ralma’s dam! Heartbreaker son Toulon has two crosses back to Uppercut, so it is interesting to note that this cross of Uppercut to Nimmerdor has previously been proven successful.

Offspring

Ralma has produced to date five foals with her sixth on the way. Her oldest is seven years old and has been competing in the 3′ Green Working Hunter Division.

Emma

YOB: 2009

Sire: Campino 9 (Corrado I/Salerno)

Emma, shown under the names “Emmaluna” and “Platinum”, has been successful through the 3′ Green Hunters, with miles in the Baby Greens and Children’s Hunters. This includes winning Reserve Champion in the USHJA Zone 10 Stirrup Cup Pre-Green Hunter 3′ Division at the Gold Coast Labor Day Show, and placing 6th in the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at the LA Season Finale Show.

Garfield

YOB: 2011

Sire: Campino 9 (Corrado I)

Garfield has begun his show career with the Training Level tests where he has had high placings in first and second, and scores up to 72%.

Josefina KF

YOB: 2014

Sire: Zapatero VDL (Chin Chin/Ircolando)

Kavalla KF

YOB: 2015

Sire: Zavall VDL (Casall ASK/Emilion)

Marvella KF

YOB: 2017

Sire: Zavall VDL (Casall ASK/Emilion)

Nyssa MFF

YOB: 2018

Height: TBD

Color: Chestnut

Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Breed Approvals: TBD

Genetic Testing: TBD

Nyssa MFF is by Dakota VDL out of Ralma (Indoctro/Nimmerdor/Uppercut). She is among the boldest, most independent, and most social foals we have ever had. She is extremely correct and is built in a well-balanced, uphill manner that contributes to her free front end in movement. Expect this young filly to be both talented and gorgeous!

Dakota VDL is by Casall ASK/Contender/Landgraf I and has so far been successful to 1.45 m Grand Prixs. Sire Casall ASK is quite the hot ticket in Europe right now, sitting at #5 in the WBFSH Show Jumping Sires ranking and producing successful Grand Prix jumpers at a phenomenal rate. 320 of his 693 offspring listed on Hippomundo have jumped to 1.30 m or greater – with 60 at 1.55 m +! In addition, Casall himself continues to compete in the 1.60 m Grand Prixs and has earned over 2.3 million Euros over his illustrious career! Add through mares Contender and Landgraf I, each legends in their own time, and I think you will find Dakota’s pedigree to be more than prepotent for show jumping success.

Her dam Ralma jumped to 1.40 m in her heyday before importation into the United States. She is bred Indoctro/Nimmerdor, which is not only a known nick, but a nick between two highly successful show jumping sires. Indoctro (Capitol I/Caletto II/Calypso I) has three of the greatest Holsteiner sires of the 20th century stacked in his pedigree, and he currently sits at #20 on the WBFSH ranking. Nimmerdor was voted Stallion of the 20th Century by the Dutch due to his outstanding contributions to the breed, and is a legend in his own right.

This foal is a top level show jumping prospect. To find out more about her, visit our Prospects page or visit Nyssa’s broodmare page.