Darco is one of the most accomplished show jumping sires of all time. He is a leading stallion that has produced the most offspring competing at Grand Prix in the world. For five years Darco led the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horse jumping sire rankings and produced over 3000 foals. He won his first World Cup qualifier in 1988 with Ludo Phillipaerts and in 1989 they placed at the WEG. Among countless other top level victories in international showjumping, Darco and Phillipaerts competed at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Ludo Phillipaerts had this to say about the stallion:
"Together with Darco, I began my international career, he is a horse to remain grateful to for the rest of my life. Darco really has everything it takes to make a unique super crack, as a showjumper as well as a sire. Horses of this outstanding quality will remain the great exceptions in the breeding industry. I will never forget the fine intelligence he so often proved in the showjumping arena, where he always showed lots of power and stamina coming from his high-bred ancestors."
"I got Darco when he was five years old – he was a breeding stallion. All my success was with Darco, and then he was breeding at my place, and I had many of his foals. All his progeny seem to be very good, and there are lots of people in the area, who use Darco, and they also give me horses by Darco to ride. My father was a horse breeder and had horses when he was younger."
"I think Darco is one of the best stallions in the world. If you look at what his offspring are doing, he is very special – a top jumper and a top breeder. He has been unbelievable for the Belgian breeding. He is a really careful horse himself, and his progeny are very honest horses, with a very good character and mentality." --The Horse Magazine, 8/2010
- Black brown
- 16.1-1/2 hands
- Approved For
- Belgian,Westphalian, Oldenburg, Selle Francais, Dutch, NRPS, Holsteiner
Darco : PEDIGREE
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