2003 KWPN Dutch Warmblood Stallion, 16.1H
Rousseau – Voltaire – Dutch Boy
Champion 2006 KWPN Stallion Licensing
Performance Test: Champion 100-day Stallion Performance test, Paxton Farm Overall score 158.78 , dressage score 168.18, jumping score 145.15
Stallion Licensing: 2006 KWPN Champion of Premium Stallion Ring
Approvals: AHS, ISR/Oldenburg NA, KWPN NA (Register A) and GOV
Sero-Negative for EVA, prior to vaccination
Breeding Fee: $1,500 Frozen or cooled semen LFG
Harmony’s Wamberto claimed the spotlight in his career when he became the 2006 Champion of the KWPN Stallion Show. His bright expression, outstanding elasticity, and superb elevation brought the crowds to their feet in Den Bosch, applauding this young son of the internationally celebrated stallion Rousseau. Prior to this Championship announcement, Harmony Sporthorses secured Wamberto for breeders here in North America.
At the 2007 100-Day Stallion Performance Test at Paxton Farm, Wamberto surpassed his peers, winning the test with an impressive margin. His overall performance index was 158.78, where the second placed stallion earned 135.52. With a dressage index of 168.87 and a jumping index of 145.15, Wamberto strongly demonstrated his versatility and outstanding athletic ability. He earned perfect 10’s for his character and canter, and 8’s and 9’s for his walk, trot, and rideability.
Some bad luck with health prevented Wamberto from starting his competitive career until 2012. He had successful showings at Third Level and finished the year with a 4th place finish at a competitive USDF/ABIG Region One Second Level Championships.
Wamberto’s offspring have stood out amongst their peers at numerous breed shows across the country. His foals have earned premium awards at inspection, won numerous Championships at breed shows and have claimed titles in the USDF All breeds year end awards. Wunderboy MLW was the Yearling Colt 2010 Horse of the Year for USDF with an average score of 81.5%. With the strength of Wamberto’s gene pool and his own athleticism, Wamberto is an ideal stallion to positively influence the jumping capability, movement and improve the rideability of any sporthorse prospect. Wamberto’s first foal crops are now undersaddle and consistently demonstrating a cool mentality and workmanlike attitude. This wonderful temperament and easy trainability is a highlight along with their natural self-carriage and athleticism. Wamberto’s versatility is evident in his offspring as they are already demonstrating great potential for all sporthorse disciplines!
Photo Credits and Captions. Top Right, Wamberto at the KWPN Keuring. Bottom Left, Wamberto at 100-day test at Paxton Farm, Ohio in the cross-country phase.
For more of Wamberto’s photographs, visit Wamberto’s Gallery.
2010 USDF Horse of the Year Award – Yearling Colts/Geldings
(Wamberto x EM Wintermaske MLW v. Weltbekannt – Rubinstein I)
2009 Gelding bred by Mary Lou Winn/Home Again Farm, FL
Earned an average score of 81.5%
2009 Proud Meadows Champion Colt, High Score
(Wamberto x Rosentanz v. Rosenthal – Wolkentanz I)
2009 Colt bred by Jackie Nixon-Fulton, Paradise, TX
Proud Meadows Summer Breed Shows I and II on June 6 and 7 in Waxahachie, Texa
High Score of Show, High Score Hanoverian, Champion Colt with 81.2%
2009 AHS Champion Filly at Maple Run Farm
(Wamberto – Evita H v. El Bundy – Contender)
Bred by Dough and Shannon Langer/Maple Run Farm, owned by Natalie Hamilton-Hinneman & John and Mary Schramel
2011 USDF Year End Awards
Great American Insurance Group/USDF Breeders’ Championship Series
West Central Series Filly Championship 77.450%
2009 ISR/Oldenburg, NA Reserve Champion Filly at Hilltop Farm
(Wamberto x Rehobeth v. Riverman – Hulabaloojah)
2009 Filly bred by Didi Callahan, Oxford, MD
As a 4-year-old 2013 showing a very promising career in Evening. Waliea and her rider Britini Poland placed at Novice events throughout the Midwest and are heading to Florida for the winter season.
Wamberto’s sire Harmony’s Rousseau is the leading producer of dressage horses in the Netherlands, according the KWPN’s 2007 index results. With an outstanding index of 181 for the production of dressage horses,
Rousseau surpasses not only his peers in this meaningful index result, but stallions of all ages. Out of his first three foal crops coming of age for stallion licensing, Rousseau has three times produced the Champion of the KWPN Stallion Show. Wamberto was the 2006 Champion; Blue Hors Zack was named Champion in 2007 and was sold to Blue Hors Stud of Denmark for a record high 430,000 Euro’s. Ampere was named Champion in 2008. Rousseau has five licensed sons, including Zenon (Rousseau-Whinny Jackson) who earned a 9 for dressage capability at his stallion performance tesing in Ermelo. Zenon is owned by Great Britain’s international dressage rider Wayne Channon. In 2007, Rousseau’s first foal crops in Germany came of age for stallion licensing. His son out of a Rotspon-Lauries Crusador mare was named to the Premium Ring of the Hanoverian licensing, a profound accomplishment for a privately owned stallion. Rousseau’s tremendous production record includes outstanding mares and riding horses as well: Violita was 2005 Champion mare of her region and placed 3rd at the Dutch National Mare Show; Wodora was 2006 Champion of her region and placed 4th at the National Mare Show. With offspring competing all over the world, it will be but a short while before Rousseau’s offspring are producing titles in sport like his own.
Rousseau was the 2003 Silver Medalist of the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses. He was PAVO Cup Champion as a 4-year old and Reserve Champion as a 5-year old. He also won the important series of competitions for young stallions in the Netherlands, the Divoza Cup, claiming his spot as the KWPN’s top young dressage stallion in 2003.
Wamberto’s motherline bears equal strength and genetic value. His damsire Voltaire is world renowned, both as a Grand Prix jumper himself and also as sire of many international performers and influential stallions. He was jumping 1.5 m courses by 8-years of age. He campaigned internationally with success in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden, and Wembly. His career came to its ultimate climax with his Grand Prix victory in Berlin, after which he was retired. At the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Voltaire was the sire most represented by the participating equine athletes. With over 30 approved sons, it is not surprising to see Voltaire’s influence behind such notable names in sport like the dressage star Idocus, the top hunters Popeye K and Nobleman, and the international showjumpers Viktor and Conquest. Voltaire was ranked 2nd in the World Breeding Rankings for Show Jumping in 1999.
Wamberto’s dam Olinda and his granddam Jalinda have also produced international jumpers and licensed sons. Jalinda is by the KWPN stallion Dutchboy (Lucky Boy—Amor). The Lucky Boy line is famous for its jumping capability. Iron Spring Farm’s Grand Prix superstar jumper Judgement is by Consul out of a Lucky Boy –Akteur mare. Akteur is by Amor, so Judgement bears a very similar motherline to Dutchboy. Olinda’s daughter Tolinda (by Indoctro) is placing internationally at 1.5 meters at only 7-years of age. Tolinda’s son Olympic Fire ( image 1, image 2, image 3) was recently heralded as 2008 Champion stallion at Neustadt-Dosse and has popularly acclaimed as one of the best stallions the commission has seen in years. The athletic prowess of Wamberto’s heritage makes his overwhelmingly positive athleticism even more tangible.
Champion of the KWPN Stallion Licensing, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
100-Day Stallion Performance Test/ Paxton Farm (USA)
Highest scores ever in North American 100-Day Stallion Performance Testing
Overall performance index of 158.78, Dressage index of 168.87, Jumping index of 145.15
Several wins and top placings at Second and Third Level, scores in the high 60 and low 70’s
4th Place at 2012 USDF/ABIG Region One Championships at Second Level