A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon in the sky.

This five-year-old gelding is an equine phenomenon in the show jumping ring.


Rainbow is a young horse with a very eye-catching blaze and a compelling presence. Focused, very well-balanced and soft-mouthed, he’s a pleasure to ride. His wonderful character and uncomplicated nature make him an ideal competition partner for any rider. With his athletic build, this gelding is a great example of positive tension, combining power and impulsion with cadence and clarity of mind. He demonstrates his scope, dexterity and perfect technique over jumps, clearing every fence with confidence and style.

Rainbow’s ancestry is pretty phenomenal too. His sire Emerald van't Ruytershof is without doubt one of the world’s most successful international jumping stallions. Sired by Diamant de Semilly out of a Carthago dam, this stallion won everything there was to win and even took his rider Harrie Smolders to the top of the world ranking list for a while. His competition track record includes CSI5* grand prix wins, Nations Cups wins, second place at the World Cup final in Gothenburg and a place in the final at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Now his offspring are well on the way to following in their sire’s “hoofprints”. Rainbow’s damsire Cabrio van de Heffinck is another special competition horse. He and his rider Olivier Philippaerts won some top-level competitions including the Nations Cup final in Barcelona, the Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen and the Million Dollar Grand Prix of Calgary. His ability to genetically pass on his talent is evident the sheer number of his progeny that are top competition horses. Rainbow’s excellent pedigree is rounded off with Night and Day a stallion with world-class sires Nimmerdor, Landgraf I and Calypso in his lineage.

At competitions Rainbow has become a spectator magnet. In fact, he often eclipses the rest of the field and has already embarked on a model career as a competition horse. His placings to date in age-appropriate young horse classes give an indication of this gelding’s future promise. At his first international competition he was clear in all three rounds and came second against a very strong field in the youngster tour final.


Rainbow is beautiful to look at and heavenly to ride.



Successful relatives:

Igor (Jos Verlooy), Imerald van’t Voorhof (Paul O‘Shea), Mandato van de Neerheide (Christian Ahlmann), Nice van’t Zorgvliet (Christian Kukuk), Kasper van het Hellehof (McLain Ward), Nikka vd Bisschop (Beth Underhill), Hadja van Orshof (Kelli Cruciotti Vanderveen), Hector van d’Abdijhoeve (Laurens Houben, Bertram Allen), Laurien van Orshof (Linda Heed)