Acord II

August 16th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Acord II
Born 1987- Died 2008 Height 170 cm Breeder Caspar von Rumohr, Hemmelsdorf
The Ahorn Z son, Acord II was another stallion discovered by the great stallion master, Maas J. Hell and he stood at the Stal Hell from 1992, standing jointly with the State Stud Celle from 1994 onwards.
Unlike his predecessor from Zangersheide, Athlet Z, Acord II easily won his performance test in 1991, scoring 9.5 to 10 for showjumping, and 9 to 9.67 for rideability. His overall score was 146.04 scoring 138.26 in dressage and 148.47 in jumping.
He went on to the 1992 Bundeschampionate in Verden ridden by Thomas Mohr, where he was reserve champion behind Franke Sloothaak and the Caletto I son, Calero. That year, five sons of the Zangersheide stallion, Ahorn Z (not to be confused with Wiepke van de Lageweg’s Ahorn by Nimmerdor) qualified for the Bundeschampionate.
Acord II continued to compete up to Advanced level for winnings of €4,026, however by 2010, his progeny had won 1,895,511 euros, with 833 jumpers who have placed in competition, and 149 dressage horses. He has produced 21 jumpers with winnings in excess of €15,000, the most successful of which has been Artur, with the American rider, Aaron Vale, with €90,125, followed by Dobel’s Araconit, ridden by the German, Olaf Peters, with €40,224 but he has nine more with winnings in excess of €30,000: Acoretto, Annabell, Armani, Dobel’s Araconi, Azzuro Classico, Broere VDL Atlantic, Adolfo FRH, Horse Gym’s Aribo and Meuerer’s Antares.
As of 2010, Acord II has an FN jumping ranking of 139, as against his dressage ranking of 93. The Hanoverian Stallion book for 2010 records that on the basis of mare tests and auction evaluations, he has a dressage score of 77 but a jumping score of 146 – with a negative trot score of 71 and an even worse walk, 58, but a positive canter score of 109.
Acord II is a nice balance: the two stars of the Z book, Almé and Heureka, with the added bonus of Cor de la Bryère through Calypso I and the Thoroughbred Ladykiller.
Acord II is out of Ribecka, who was a champion mare in Holstein. Mandarin in the fourth line of her pedigree is out of Holle, who was also the grand-dam of Ramiro. Mandarin’s daughter Urbine is the grand-dam of the international jumper and supersire, Burggraaf. On the other side, the line travels to that hugely influential Thoroughbred, Ladykiller xx, through his son Lancaster, who also carried the blood of the Anglo Arab Ramzes, and was himself a showjumping competitor.
Acord’s top stallion son – VDL Atlantic (out of a Lord mare) and Wout-Jan van der Schans

Acord II has produced more than 40 stallion sons, one of the more famous is Broere VDL Atlantic, who was the Six Year Old Jumping Champion at the 1999 Bundeschampionate with Ulrich Kirchhoff. Another stallion son to shine with Kirchhoff is Action Hero – like Atlantic, he is based in Holland. In Germany his stallion sons are Acorado, Antaeus, Alboretto, Ars Vivendi, All in One and As di Villagana.
Acord II’s entry in the Hanoverian Studbook includes the comment: “His first foals are impressive with a strong, correct conformation and above average floating movements.”
In an interview I conducted in February 2007, Thomas Mohr summed up his qualities: “Acord was the sire of many stallions. He won the stallion test as a four year old because he had been operated on as a three year old for colic. He was second in the five year old class at the Bundeschampionate, and he had many mares as a five and six year old. His foals were very typey and the rideability was very good – they were easy to handle. Last year more than 45 Acords were placed at S level in Germany.”

The Acord II son, As di Villagana (out of a Ferrari II / Graphit / Gotthard mare) is one of the top 5% of jumping stallions in Hanover, with a jumping breeding value of 148.


ACORD II*
b 170 cm 1987
HOLSTEINER
AHORN Z*
b 172 cm 1979
HANOVERIAN
ALME Z*
b 166 cm 1966
SELLE FRANCAIS
IBRAHIM*
b 164 cm 1952
SELLE FRANCAIS
THE LAST ORANGE*
b 160 cm 1941
ORANGE PEEL* b 1919
VELLEDA b 1916
VAILLANTE*
ch 1943
PORTE BONHEUR b 1937
QUERQUEVILLE* ch 1938
GIRONDINE
b 165 cm 1950
SELLE FRANCAIS
ULTIMATE*
dkb/br 1941
UMIDWAR* b 1931
NO GO ch 1934
JVINS MARS
b 1931
CYRUS blk 1924
MAZETTE b 1925
HEUREKA Z*
b 1960
HOLSTEINER
GANEFF
b 165 cm 1947
HOLSTEINER
LOPSHORN*
b 165 cm 1937
LORETTO* b 165 cm 1932
HILGUNDE 1933
MAJA
b 1965
FAVORIT* b 16.0 1914
CENTRALE 1926
NOBIDA
b 163 cm 1954
HOLSTEINER
FALERNER
b 169 cm 1939
FAFNIR b 1934
AURELIA 1924
FULMIANE
b 1946
FORSTMEISTER
VORR
RIBECKA
dkb/br 166 cm 1979
HOLSTEINER
CALYPSO I*
b 170 cm 1973
HOLSTEINER
COR DE LA BRYERE*
dkb/br 168 cm 1968
SELLE FRANCAIS
RANTZAU*
ch 165 cm 1946
FOXLIGHT* ch 1935
RANCUNE b 1940
QUENOTTE*
b 170 cm 1960
LURIOSO* b 1955
VESTALE DU BOIS MARGOT ch 1942
TABELLE*
b 165 cm 1959
HOLSTEINER
HEISSPORN*
b 167 cm 1940
HEINTZE b 16.2hh/ 169 cm 1925
FRANZI b 1927
HYAZINTHE
dkb/br 1949
LORENTIN b 16.1 1939
PRIAMEL br 1939
GERLIS
blk 160 cm 1970
HOLSTEINER
LANCASTER
b 162 cm 1966
HOLSTEINER
LADYKILLER*
b 164 cm 1961
SAILING LIGHT ch 164 cm 1949
LONE BEECH b 1950
WINZERBRAUT
gr 162 cm 1962
RAMZES* gr 166 cm 1937
MEA
URBINE*
blk 1960
HOLSTEINER
MANDARIN
blk 158 cm 1956
MARDER b 163 cm 1949
HOLLE b 159 cm 1949
LISENE
blk/br 160 cm 1952
MARABU II gr 159 cm 1946
AMSTETTEN b 1942
* – Photo Available

 

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