Akropolis Van'T Merelsnest
Akropolis is an approved stallion with world class bloodlines who is an outstanding sire for any breeder. He is a compact powerful stallion with good conformation and an exemplary temperament. He is light on his feet and brings power, three impressive paces and scope. This impeccably-bred stallion would be suitable for both dressage and jumping. He is most complementary to sport horse type mare.
Akropolis was bred by the Van Bunder family in Belgium. His conformation, jumping technique and scope led judges at the Belgium Warmblood gradings to give him the highest comments on record. Akropolis is an ultra-careful and tidy jumper. As a six year old, he won the British Showjumping final. Akropolis went on to compete successfully to 1m40 until it was decided to retire him to stud in 2009 with great excitement of what he could achieve as a sire.
Akropolis's sire, Voltaire, not only jumped to Grand Prix level but also produced numerous offspring who went on to achieve Olympic status.
He is the only biological son of Sapphire (Darco), won Olympic gold in Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) and accumulated in excess of USD 5 million in prize money. Often known as the "Queen" of show jumping Sapphire, is without a doubt, the most succesful mare in the sport.
Bloodlines: Voltaire, Furioso, Gotthard, Sapphire, Darco, Lugano van la Roche all in one horse. A must for any serious breeder.
BREED: BELGIUM WARMBLOOD
STUD FEE: £650