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Emerald van't Ruytershof



Emerald van't Ruytershof is an exceptionally talented international Grand Prix and 2016 Rio Olympian stallion who has racked up international placings and wins for years.  In 2016 he also became the winner of the Nations Cup in Rotterdam and placed 2nd in the World Cup Final. In June, 2014, Emerald and his rider, Harrie Smolders (aka "The Flying Dutchman"), were 2nd in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* in Rotterdam and  4th in the Grand Prix Table A at the CSI3* Sint-Katelijne-Waver. The pair was recently back with two clean rounds in January, 2015 in Lier. They are on their way to Wellington, Florida where they will compete for three weeks.

Emerald has been highly active under saddle of Harrie Smolders in the Longine's Global Champions tour securing many victories in 2017 and 2018. 

His son, Igor, won the Welcome Stake 1m50 class CSI5* Tryon, NC 2019 and placed 7th at the 1m55 CSI4* in Lexington, KY under rider Jos Verlooy in 2019.  This same year Igor helped Team Belgium win the Longines FEI European Championships in Rotterdam and opening up a chance for them to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  Igor and Verlooy went on to win the Bronze in the individual ranking. Igor was voted 2019 Belgian Horse of the Year!

In 2013, Emerald took home victories in the Nations Cups of the CSIO5*s in Aachen and Gijon. He also won the Grand Prixs at the CSI3* in Lanaken and CSI2* in Vilamoura and was 2nd in the Grand Prixs at the CSI4* in Antwerp and the CSI3* in Vilamoura.

His talent for jumping has been there from the start. In 2010, he was the reserve champion of the World Championships for 6 yr. old jumpers, and in 2011, he won the stallion competitions in Gent, Winter Equestrian Nights, and the CSI Mechelen.

Emerald's sire, Diamant de Semilly, is a son of Le Tot de Semilly, one of the best sires in the world and a famous international jumper. Diamant de Semilly was victorious at CSIO and CSIW shows and his successes include being the 2002 French national champion, as well as a team world champion and placing 9th individually at the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain. In 2003, he was a member of the silver medal winning French team at the European Championships. He was also ranked 3rd on the list of top show jumping sires in the world by the WBFSH in 2014.

Emerald's damsire, Carthago Z was a two time Olympian (1996 and 2000) and won the Nations Cup in Aachen, Rotterdam and La Baule, as well as many Grand Prixs. Aside from this outstanding career in sport, Carthago was a globally famous sire. In the 2014 Breeding Value Index list from the German Federation, Carthago is listed in the top 1%, and he is listed 36th on the 2014 WBFSH list.

Several international jumpers descend from Emerald's dam line such as Butterfly PS, Nobility PS and Diamanthina van't Ruytershof.

Emerald's offspring have been doing very well in the auctions and in competition. The 7 yr. old Special de Muze just won the young horse jumper division  at ICNN Drachten in the Netherlands, and in August, 2014, Imerald van't Goorhof won the 6 yr. old young jumper final at the Hampton Classic in the US with his rider Cody Auer. Emerald's daughter, Expression, was the top seller at the 2014 Zangersheide Quality Fall Auction for the knock down price of 24,000 Euro. 


2° Table A - with Jump Off - 1m55 - CSI5***** GCT/GCL Doha - Harrie Smolders
5° CSIO5*-NC Final, Final Round - 1m60 - Barcelona - Harrie Smolders
3° CSIO5*-NC Final, First Round - 1m60 - Barcelona - Harrie Smolders
4° Table A – 1m55/1m60 – CSI5***** GCT/GCL Rome, Foro Italico - Harrie Smolders
2° Grand Prix - Table A - with Jump Off - GP 1m60 CSI5***** LGCT Cannes - Harrie Smolders

2° Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final - 150/160 CSI-W Final Paris - Harrie Smolders
3° Rolex Grand Prix - Table A - with Jump Off - GP 160 CSI5***** S'Hertogenbosch - Harrie Smolders
3° VDL Groep Prize - Table A - with Jump Off - 155 CSI5***** S'Hertogenbosch - Harrie Smolders
1° Grand Prix - Table A - 160 CSI5*-W Bordeaux - Harrie Smolders

3° Table A – 150-160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Valkenswaard
6° Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5 ***** GCT/GCL Valkenswaard
4° Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL London
11° Table A – 155 CSI5***** GCT/GCL London
11° Preis von Nordrhein-Westfalen – 155 CSIO5 ***** RGS Aachen
1° Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Chantilly
12° Table A – 155-160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Cannes
10° Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Cannes
2° 10-Grand Prix Renault et de la ville de Versailles – 155 CSI5***** Versailles
6° Table A – 155-160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Miami FL
4° Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5***** GCT/GCL Miami FL
2nd place World Cup Final Göteborg
Olympic Games Rio: Individual + Team final
Winner Nations Cup Rotterdam
3rd place GP CSIO5* Rotterdam

1° Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO Falsterbo Harrie Smolders
1° G.P.W Mixed comp. **** CSI Washington Harrie Smolders
2° Grand Prix Mixed comp. *** CSI Lanaken Harrie Smolders
2° Grand Prix Mixed comp. CSIO Lummen Harrie Smolders
2° 1.50 Against the clock *** CSI Wellington Harrie Smolders
4° 1.50 Mixed comp. *** CSI Lanaken Harrie Smolders
5° Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO Lummen Harrie Smolders
5° 1.60 Mixed comp. ***** CSI Wolvertem Harrie Smolders
5° 1.50 Against the clock *** CSI Wellington Harrie Smolders
6° Grand Prix Two rounds CSIO San Gallo Harrie Smolders
8° Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO La Baule Harrie Smolders
9° 1.45 Against the clock **** CSI Washington Harrie Smolders
10° 1.50 Mixed comp. **** CSI Washington Harrie Smolder

Emerald van't Ruytershof : STALLION DETAILS
Price: $1,215/straw   WFFS Status: tested non-carrier (N/N)
Born: 2004
Color: Chestnut
Height: 16.3 hands
Approved for: Belgian Warmblood, Selle Francais, Dutch Warmblood, Westphalian, Swedish Warmblood, Holsteiner, Oldenburg, Australian
Status: Jumper
Emerald van't Ruytershof : VIDEO
Emerald van't Ruytershof : PEDIGREE
Diamant de Semilly Le Tot de Semilly Grand Veneur
Venue du Tot
Venise des des Cresles Elf III
Miss des Cresles
Carthina Z Carthago Capitol I
Tanagra s'S' VH Darohof Lys de Darmen
Gesina VH Darohof




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