Born 1974 – 166 cm – Chestnut
Breeder: C. Beimforde
Born and raised in Oldenburg, Purioso was described at his stallion test as: ‘Good ride, typical stallion with the height of 1.66 m. The movement is good, the hind leg is a bit long’. Purioso was placed 10th out of 32 stallions. In his performance test he received an 8 for jumping but a 9 under saddle.
Purioso is out of an Oldenburg mare Alinda who is by the Holsteiner Martell who was in turn by Trebonius, a Thoroughbred grandson of Dark Ronald. Alina was out of the Westfalien mare, Alice von Buer.
Purioso produced five approved sons with the KWPN: Bentley, Cantor, Cocktail, Faldo and Prince Paradiso R, as well as numerous successful mares – almost half his mares in the studbook received a ‘ster’ predicate. There are four KWPN approved sons out of Purioso mares. One is Consul (sire Nimmerdor) exported to the American Iron Spring Farm. Others include Edwig (sire Zion), No Limit (sire Indoctro) and Tygo (sire Numero Uno).
In recognition of his breeding success, Purioso received the Keur predicate in 1988.
Purioso was an exceptionally prolific sire of competition horses and five of his progeny competed at the Barcelona Games. The best-known competition horses by Purioso are Olympic Wendela and Olympic Cocktail – one a showjumper, the other a dressage horse.
Jennie Zoer and Olympic Wendela
A very young Jennie Zoer trained the grey mare Wendela (out of Sorhaya by Nimmerdor x El Gaucho xx) herself and soon became a member of the Dutch team. Highlights of their career were 10th place in the individual class at the WEG in Stockholm. Other jumpers included: Henderson Gammon (a winner of the Calgary Grand Prix), Olympic Ambush, Balderdash, Lavender Blue, Condor, Werner BJ and Vashkar.
Dutch jumping star, Okidoki, ridden by Albert Zoer, was by Faldo, a son of Purioso and out of a mare of Nimmerdor-Joost breeding