Dakota VDL
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Dakota VDL

KWPN Approved son of Casall
Dakota VDL 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 is a Grand Prix winner with Rolf
Goran Bengtsson in Lyon, Hamburg, Rotterdam,
Stockholm, Oslo and many more. Also in breeding he
breaks through with successful offspring in the
international young horse classes and with approved
stallions like Zavall VDL and Dakota VDL.

Dakota's Grandsire is the Holsteiner stallion Contender.
Contender is the sire of 40 approved stallions and equally
40 national 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. From the full sister
of Naomi II (Kally s. Contender) comes the approved
stallion For Fashion. From this well-known Holsteiner
family also descend the following famous horses:
Corland, Corradina, Landetto, Leuthen I and II, etc.

Dakota's Dam's Grandsire Landgraf I is one of the most
successful sires of show jumpers the world has seen. His
genes are securely anchored in the breed of the modern
sporthorse. He has produced more than 300 approved
stallions with famous stallions like Libero H, Landadel,
Burggraaf, and Loutano.

Dakota is winner of many young horse classes and has placed Internationally in 2014, 2015 and 2016

Pedigree

Casall
Naomi II
Caretino
Kira XVII
Contender
Walline H
Caletto II
Isidor H
Lavall I
Maltia H
Calypso II
Gofine
Landgraf I
Sally

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