10. DOUBLE LUCK
If luck is an accident that happens, this mare is a very happy accident.
Double Luck has been stabled in Goch since the beginning of her career as a competition horse. Over the past few months she’s developed into one of the most talented prospects here. In fact, the five year old mare is everything you could ever want. She’s well balanced, jumps through her back and responds perfectly to the rider’s aids. Her technique is spectacular, especially her take off kinematics, and her jumping ability can’t be faulted. This bold, clever and careful horse confidently jumps fences of all heights despite her young age.
Double Luck has a near perfect jumping pedigree, confirming the old saying that ‘breeding is all about pairing the best with the best to create something better’.
Dominator 2000 Z is a horse that Christian Ahlmann has very high hopes of. Their achievements to date include winning the Grand Prix at CSI5* Doha and many placings in other top level CSI5* classes. They recently came second in a 1.55m class at CHIO Aachen. Now aged eleven, this exceptionally talented black stallion’s lineage is naturally the reason for Dominator 2000 Z’s quality and it includes the two world-class sires Diamant de Semilly and Cassini I. Dominator 2000 Z’s progeny reached the final of the FEI World Breeding Championships for Young Horses 2021 in Lanaken.
Famosa Z, the grand dam on the dam’s side, has also produced world-class offspring such as Good Luck, the horse that won team gold at European Championships with Cian O’Connor, as well as Nations Cups and Grand Prix classes, and they also competed at the World Equestrian Games. Kismet (Candice S King) and Holiday X (Audrey Geiser) were also produced by Famosa Z.
The dam’s sire Canturo represented Brazil at the Athens Olympic Games with Bernando Alves, won the Valkenswaard Grand Prix in 2006 and came second in the Dubai, Wiesbaden and Rotterdam Grand Prixs. Canturo sired Cristy (Marcus Ehning) and Venturo (Lorcan Gallager).
Selle Francais stallion Furioso II is one of the most influential sport horse sires with many Olympic Games competitors among his offspring, including For Pleasure (Marcus Ehning).
Bred at the Zangersheide Stud in Belgium, this mare is still at the outset of her career, but it’s already obvious she’s going to be a pleasure to train and it won’t be long before the training pays off. Her placings in 1.15m young horse classes confirm her jumping talent, and her clear round quota is impressive.
Double Luck is a special combination of unique ability and exceptional genes.