October 11, 2007


VDL Stud's preferent stallion Flemmingh succumbed to an old injury on October 7. He was in 6th place in the world ranking of dressage stallions, and was named USDF sire of the year.

The world-renowned stallion sired many champions, including the mares Likina Field, Kevanie and KWebbel. His daughters are also proving themselves in breeding. His most well-known offspring include the approved stallion Krack C and Lingh, who are both competing at the highest level. He also sired Santino and Regent, who won the Individual and Team Gold Medal at the Pan American Games this year. This year his son Westenwind was approved by the KWPN Studbook.

VDL Stud said Flemmingh sired beautiful, big, long-lined horses with three perfect gaits. "This is proven by the great number of Ster and Keur mares, champion foals and dressage performance horses."

His son Lingh, ridden by Edward Gal, won several Grand Prix and was Reserve Champion at the World Cup Final in Las Vegas. He won and was placed in several other Grand Prix and World Cup qualifiers. He was also a member of the Dutch team at the European Championship. Flemmingh's approved son Krack C has also won several Grand Prix and was the best KWPN dressage horse during the World Championship in Jerez 2002. Krack C won the Grand Prix Special in 's Hertogenbosch and became the Dutch Dressage Champion of 2006. Also very successful is BeSe, ridden by Catherina Morelli, who won the Grand Prix Special and the Grand Prix at the International Horse Show in Palm Beach. And Melvin, who is with Imke Schellekens-Bartels, is very successful at Grand Prix level. Up to Date was in 2006 Champion of the 5-years old dressage horses in the USA.

Frozen semen from Flemmingh is still available.