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VDL Ulando H: Breed to a rising star of the Canadian Eventing Team

Photo by Shannon Brinkman

VDL Ulando H (Corland x Fanieta) is Dutch bred Canadian Warmblood Stallion owned by Ruth Armstrong of Orangeville Ontario who is currently competing with Karl Slezak very successfully at the CCI** level. In his most recent event he finished 10th out of 64 starters at the Fair Hill International CCI**/*** and is now long-listed for the 2012 Olympic Canadian Eventing Team. VDL Ulando H is a true athlete. He adores the spotlight and yet has impeccable ground manners as well as composure making him the ideal breeding stallion.

VDL Ulando H is a 16.1h bright chestnut stallion. His breeding represents the very best of Holstein and Dutch Warmblood breeding. He has no less than eight International Grand Prix jumpers in the first three generations of his pedigree and in 2004 he was the Ontario Stallion Licensing Champion and Vice-Champion of the Stallion Performance Test, achieving the highest jumping index and 2nd highest dressage index. In addition to these results, VDL Ulando H placed 3rd in the very prestigious Lt. Governor’s Cup at the 2004 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and has also been named the Hanoverian Free Jumping Grand Champion.

VDL Ulando began his career in the show jump ring where he did the 2005 and 2006 Jumper Development Series and the HITS Ocala circuit. In 2008 he began his Eventing career with owner Ruth Armstrong who competed him through training level very successfully in both Ontario and Florida. Having schooled him through intermediate cross-country questions and show-jumped him up to 1.45m, Ruth realized he had the power, scope and most importantly heart to compete at the top of the sport. Ruth handed the ride over to friend Karl Slezak and together Karl and Ulando have the grit and determination to dominate. “Their Boys Just Want To Have Fun attitude and the huge smiles seen throughout the crowd and on Karl’s face as they compete together epitomize the dynamic nature of their partnership and of course after many shows Ulando’s number one fan, twelve year old Tiffany Armstrong can be seen cooling him out and swapping many kisses with this truly lovable stallion”, says Ruth Armstrong

VDL Ulando H’s current success with Canadian event rider Karl Slezak has proven that he has it all. Scope to burn, gaits to die for, and a fast light gallop that has him aimed that the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, UK.

VDL Ulando H offspring have proven to inherit his tractability and his genuine desire to please. VDL Ulando H foals are proving exceptional, with lofty movement, athleticism, and correctness of gaits. They have won the Canadian Hanoverian free jumping, the Top Canadian Warmblood Young event horse and many other accolades. We look forward to see what they can do as they mature and move into the spotlight alongside VDL Ulando H

Photo by Ruth Armstrong

Please contact Ruth Armstrong for more information on breeding to this phenomenal stallion. His stud fee for 2012 is $2000 with a 3 year LFG

Contact Information

Ruth Armstrong

Phone: (519) 942-6085

Fax: (519) 942-8444

www.armstrongfarm.com (http://www NULL.armstrongfarm NULL.com/)

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E-mail: Armstrong.farm@sympatico.ca