Great Stallions

Andiamo

Andiamo
Born 1993 Height 166 cm Breeder Morten Aasen
Andiamo is out of a mare of Anglo Arab breeding – Taj Mahal by Garitchou x. Andiamo’s breeder, Morten Aasen – who rode and competed his sire, Animo – initially bought the mare for his wife to ride. Andiamo was purchased as a yearling by well-known Dutch stallion keeper, Gertjan van Olst; “Back then Andiamo was pretty rough looking and not very handsome, but I really liked his bloodlines on his dam’s side. I’ve always been crazy about Anglo-Arabs because of the fresh blood and durability they pass on.” (quoted in Andiamo: Gertjan van Olst: ‘Now I know what a ‘true jumper’ is!’ in ids International, July 2010 by Gemma Jansen – all subsequent quotes are from this excellent article.) Animo’s dam line features two of the most famous French Anglo Arabs of modern times – Garitchou and Nithard.
Van Olst was a fan of the youngster from the start: “I got him ready for the stallion selection. The first time he jumped was a revelation for me, and he’s never taken a bad jump.”
Andiamo was first approved by the NRPS (Nederlands Rijpaaden en Pony Stamboek), but unfortunately while undergoing the KWPN performance test, he flipped over backwards and fractured four spinal processes in his wither and split a fifth in half. After he recovered, he re-entered the KWPN stallion selection process and although not initially selected, a re-inspection committee allowed him to go on to the three week performance test and finally as a seven year old he was KWPN approved in 2000… but not for long.
Van Olst sold the stallion to Leon Melchior (hence the ‘z’ that is sometimes tacked onto his name) and because Melchior failed to present a collection of foals to the KWPN, he lost his approved status. It was a decade later, in 2010 before he was welcomed back into the KWPN ranks.
Under van Olst’s ownership, Andiamo competed up to 1.30 classes. At Zangersheide, Jos Lansink competed him until he sustained a soft tissue injury. Sold to the De Slovere stud in Belgium, he successfully competed at Grand Prix level with Christophe Cleeren and Jean Claude Vangeenberghe.
Andiamo has been a successful sire. As of July 2010, ten of his progeny are competing at an international level, including Ulot (Iroko) and David Quigley and Ultimo (Dageraad) and Jeroen Dubbeldam. One of his first internationals was Pitareusa (Legaat) who began her career with Eric van der Vleuten and now competes with Yann Candele. According to Van Olst: “Andiamo’s natural jumping style is electric, balanced and scopey; his wither comes up, his nose goes down, his hind end goes out – and he’s scopey. He really has textbook-classic jumping form. Actually, he’s the quintessential jumper with a fighter’s mentality, who’s also careful – he’s a horse with character and he passes on those traits. Andiamo offspring aren’t amateur horses but they’re natural jumpers.”
“Conformation-wise they’re not selection horses, and Andiamo himself moved a bit on his forehand and trailed with his hind legs. His offspring are better in that respect, and he sires nice horses when he’s bred to a nice mare. And he always passes on his Thoroughbred blood: you won’t find any cold ones. He produces jumpers form the most divergent combinations.”
Perhaps because of his conformational traits, Andiamo has yet to produce a KWPN approved son.
ANDIAMO

b 1993

ANGLO EUROPEAN STUDBOOK

ANIMO

b 168 cm 1982

KWPN

ALME

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
IRENE

b 1967

KWPN

AMOR

b 1.70m 1959

HOLSTEINER

HERRSCHER

br 16.1 1952

HERISTAL ch 171/159cm 1939
DIANA br 15.3 1941
BARBA

b 1943

LORETTO b 165 cm 1932
LINE 1935
OMENTINE

1950

GELDERLANDER

KAROLUS VAN WITTENSTEIN

br 1946

GRAAF VAN WITTENSTEIN ch 15.3 1942
GLOTHILDE VAN WITTENSTEIN 1942
COMENTINE

1938

RIDDERSLAG blk 165 cm 1932
HENNIE ~1930
TAJ MAHAL

1985

ANGLOARABIAN TB

GARITCHOU

ch 1.68M 1972

ANGLOARABIAN TB

NIKOU

b 1.64m 1964

ANGLOARABIAN TB

NIKITA III

b 1.63m 1959

MICIPSA b 1940
NEDJARINE ch 1946
MIQUETTE

ch 1956

REY DE NOUSTY ch 1936
DUCHESSE b 1947
MARITCHOU

ch 1956

ANGLOARABIAN TB

AIGLON VII

ch 1948

VERMEIL III ch 1943
TITANIA ch 1941
DAME DE COEUR

ch 1947

OMNIBUS II 1936
SIRENE b 1940
JOYEUSE

ANGLO EUROPEAN STUDBOOK

NITHARD

b 1.61m 1948

ANGLOARABIAN TB

KESBETH

b 1943

DADJI dkb/br 1933
KRAINA ch 1932
NITOUCHE

ch 1943

LOTUS VIII ch 1928
NAUSICAA ch 1932
OPINION

ch 1958

ANGLOARABIAN TB

HYLENE

gr 1952

FANTAISISTE II ch 1944
LONLAINE gr 1937
BERGERE

ch 1945

SULTAN ch 1928
INOPINEE ch 1930
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