11. Miss Bumblebee
This grey mare is an impressive mover with a great canter and a real eye-catcher in the show jumping ring. She’s an easy, forward-going horse that always makes her rider feel secure. Height is no obstacle for Miss Bumblebee. With her unique jumping manner she answers every question with careful technique and obvious intelligence. In fact, it’s the combination of intelligence and build that make this mare the perfect jumping partner.
With desirable attributes like these, Miss Bumblebee is destined for a big future in competition sports. She had a very impressive 2019 season, winning eight young horse classes up to 1.30m with scores as high as 8.9. 60% of her 19 placings were wins or second places. Miss Bumblebee won rosettes – including two first rosettes - in all of the six international Youngster Tour classes that she competed in this year (100% success rate). This six year old mare has extensive competition experience with 29 placings, she’s calm and concentrated in the ring and she’s ready for international youngster tours.
It’s no surprise that this modern and athletically built horse is such a talented show jumper because she was sired by KWPN stallion Van Gogh. Van Gogh has a very interesting pedigree with Holstein blood from Numero Uno – Ramiro – Burggraaf and Amor. The bloodlines of these Holstein stallions were cleverly combined with those of top Dutch sires to create Van Gogh – not just a top competition horse but also a very interesting producer of successful jumping horses. Van Gogh was the undisputed KWPN performance test champion in 2005. Since then he and his rider Marco Kutscher have had many successful seasons with international and Grand Prix placings. The dam Corrada was also an advanced-level show jumper with 156 registered placings. Corrado I, the dam’s sire, is a stallion that some say founded his own Holstein bloodline. His competition credentials and those of his offspring are pretty impressive. He and his rider Franke Sloothaak won several Grand Prix and World Cup classes and were placed in Nations Cups. His offspring have all inherited his big jump and many of them are established international show jumpers. Capitol I was one of the best stallions Holstein ever had. We saw impressive proof of that at the Athens Olympics, where he and his offspring accounted for more than ten percent of the jumping horses competing there. Successful members of Miss Bumblebee’s family include Corradina (Carsten Otto Nagel), Clinton (Dirk Demeersmann), Corrada (Peter Charles), Cattani (Geir Gulliksen) and Cento (Otto Becker).
This mare has a lot of things in common with a bee: she's smart, sensitive and placid.
And she can fly.