Ellanbrae Licence to Kill (OO Seven x Rousseau x Jazz x Ulft)

Breed:  KWPN

Gender: Gelding

DOB:  26 October 2016

Height: Expected 16.3hh

Colour: Bay

“Froggy” is an incredible upstanding colt foal, our long awaited first foal (via embryo transfer) from our imported small tour horse W Esther De Jeu.

He is by the Keur Preferent KWPN stallion OO Seven, who was not only been competitive in Holland and later in Australia with David Shoobridge to Grand Prix level, he has also become an influential sire in the KWPN studbook. He has produced many offspring in Holland right through to GP level, including David Shoobridge’s upcoming star Agent De Jeu, and horses such as Zuidenwind and Ambria just to name a few.

Froggy’s dam, W.Esther De Jeu (keur, sport(dr)) (Imp) (Rousseau x Jazz x Ulft x Amor), was the 3 year old Champion Dressage mare at the Central Keuring, Friesland and, after having a foal (Cisther de Jeu (elite) (x Voice, who is from the same damline as OO Seven and also bred by Isabel van Gisbergen)) she was trained up to advanced level with Olympic rider Ellen Bontje in Germany. At age 7 she returned to Holland and was educated up to Small Tour level by Jessica Buying who also began her competition career very successfully up to PSG/Inter 1 level.

Esther has recently begun her new career competing at FEI YR and CDI-Y’s with the very lucky and talented young rider Charlie Welsh.  Charlie and Esther were the FEI YR champions at the Victorian Youth Dressage Championships in April 2016, and recently scored a massive 74% in PSG at the Juravon Spring Championships.

Esther is full sister to Zafriq De Jeu (PSG/Int I), and a half sister to Moorlands Asther de Jeu (x Contango) (Grand Prix) (trained and competed by Edward Gal, now owned and ridden by Tosca Visser, breeders of Totilas), and Brother De Jeu (x Voice) (PSG/Int I) (owned by Antonia Ramel and training in Patrick Kittel’s barn).  Esther is from the damline of Sisther de Jeu, Emmy de Jeu’s recently retired Grand Prix star, also ridden by Edward Gal.  She is out of one of Holland’s best mares, O.Esther.  O.Esther has had 19 foals to date (many via embryo transfer) and many are successfully competing right through to GP level, while others have commanded very high auction prices at foal auctions in Europe.  In 2013/14, W.Esther de Jeu was no. 5 in the top 200 list of mares in Holland with offspring in keurings and tests, while her mother, O Esther, was no. 13 in the top 200 list of mares with 1-4 offspring in sport.

Froggy is our first foal from an amazing mare who seems to have her own fan club wherever we take her.  The damline is one of the famous top damlines in Holland, renowned for producing FEI horses of the highest quality.  As such, he will only be sold to a rider with international ambitions