Aphrodite is the dam of Five Kings HsH and Eberlin M, both full brothers by Berlin. She had two foals back to back when she was of breeding age. Her first foal was born in Holland and sold to France at one day old. He is a grand prix jumper in Spain. Five Kings HsH was bred and born in the USA. This mare has natural talent for the upper level jumping and the pedigree to back her up. She is very solid in her build with excellent xrays earing her PROK.
Her sire Diamant de Semilly carries much of the most important jumping blood in French breeding. His father Le Tot has been a legend in France, consistently in the top ten sires in all age classes at Fontainbleau. Via Elf III, we find the blood of Ibrahim, who has a hand in the genetics of nearly all the great French sires. Performance in 2002 Team World Champion and 9th in individual, Champion of France 2002, team silver medal at the 2003 European Championships.
His great potential was revealed in 1999 when he was France's 1st Category Champion at the jumping criterium. Regularly ranked in international classes since (1st 1999 Saint-Lo GP CSIB, winner of the Stallion World Championship in 1999 Caen CSIA, preselected for the Sydney Olympic Games 2000, 4th in Lummeu and Modena Nations Cups 2001, 8th Munchen and Saint-Lo CSIA, etc.), he arrived at the toop level in 2002: World Champion with the French team (9th in the individual ranking) and France Champion after a great showjumping season (11 clear rounds over 12 in Nations Cups within Rome, Aachen,Donaueschingen). He confirmed his abilities in 2003 by winning team silver medal at the European Championships in Donaueschigen.
In 2004 after a good start (winner of Auvers GP CSI), he had been short listed for Athens Olympic Games, but because of a tendonitis he had to stop competing for a while. He ended successfully the 2005 showjumping season winning the two GP CSI*** of Saint-Lo and Caen. In 2006 he won the Belgian Grand Prix in Liege.
topped the World Breeding Championships Jumping Stallion ratings for the second year running, establishing himself as the pre-eminent – and most expensive – living sire of jumping horses.With 10 of his progeny jumping at the WEG in Jerez 2002, he was the stallion with the most number of progeny at this level.Quidam de Revel
Quidam was himself a jumping star; a member of the French Olympic Team, and fourth individually at the Barcelona Olympic Games with Herve Godignon. A year later the patriotic French breeders were shocked when Danish businessman, Flemming Velin purchased the stallion for a still secret sum, believed to be a record at the time.
In an article in HORSE INTERNATIONAL (No 1 – 2003), Velin told the journalist, Pernille Linder Velander: “I am a Thoroughbred person. Quidam is the kind of horse that appeals to me. He is a perfect beauty. If you compare him to the legendary Northern Dancer, you could hardly tell who is who. They could be twins.”
But Mr Velin got more than a breeding stallion, he purchased the ultimate ‘school-master’ for his son, Thomas, taking him on to win such prestigious events as the Grand Prix of Hannover. According to Thomas: “The feeling I got from Quidam has taught me what it should feel like to sit on a really good horse. If you have not had that experience, you simply cannot imagine what it can be like. When in the air, if needed, Quidam could just… like put in another gear, make another effort and jump higher still even after taking off from the ground.”
Quidam de Revel unites two of the most important lines of the Selle Français horse – the lines oftwo of the most important lines of the Selle Français horse – the lines of Jalisco and Uriel. Jalisco is a legend in his own right, but Quidam’s dam was also a star – Dirka, despite being only 163 cms, won at international level with Nelson Pessoa, before being given to Xavier Leredde who made his junior international debut on her.
Returned to her breeder, Prince Amaury de Broglie, Dirka was bred to Sans Souci, to produce two international competitors, Orka and Paprika de Revel, then with Jalisco B she produced Quidam de Revel and the broodmares, Razzia and Sarah de Revel. With Jalisco’s half brother, Kisosovo, she produced CSO winner, Vallon Rouge, and with Narcos, Aiglon Rouge, a star in Holland. With Quat’sous, she produced Byra Rouge, and with Pappillon Rouge, Dirka de Revel. What a mare!
Dirka’s dam, Ondine de Baugy produced five broodmares, and from them came the stallions, Sheyenne and Sioux de Baugy. Ondine’s dam Nadineproduced five foals, all by Nankin. Troubadour B, won the 6 year old final and jumped at international level; Uriel, the most influential national stallion of the Selle Français book, and star of the great St Lô stud; Commander, an international competitor for Switzerland; Daguet de Baugy, a CSI winner for Belgium, andVoulzie, the dam of Furiel de Baugy.
Quidam’s pre-eminence as a sire was confirmed at the 2002 WEG in Jerez, where he was the sire of more showjumping participants than any other stallion.
Current performers include: Goldy, Guidan, Circa Z, Tlalloc La Silla, Nabab de Rêve, Dollars Boy, Hermès St Lois, Happy Villers, Jadis de Toscane, Belsedène d’Amaury, Bamby II, Baie Mahault, Coucou des Vivreau, Demie-Lune, Darios V, Furka du Village, Huppydam des Horts, Eve des Étisses, Daibolo du Parc, Dolovia de Sapaie, Drakkar de Phaële, Diam de la Ressée, Daibolo du Parc, Étoupe, Bianca d’Amaury, Eyken des Fontenis, Electra d’Amaury, Éburovic Granpré, Coco Chanel Trèfle, Billy de Forcilles, Happy Villers, Nabab de Reve.
In the survey of the world's top 75 jumping sires that appears in the French publication, Monneron 2007-2008, compiled by Bernard le Courtois. Quidam de Revel is Number 1 with 48 CSI winners and he is also represented by two sons. Nabab de Reve (out of an Artichaut mare) is 18th with 14 CSI winners, while Guidam (out of a Vénutard mare) ranks 19th with 12 winners, including Authentic, second best performer in the world in 2006.
Landgraf and Calypso are foundation Holsteiner stallions and found in several of today's most successful sporthorses.