•Cape Coral x Don Diablo x Van Gogh



•To make 16.3hh

Tony is the sweetest guy to have around . This isn’t to be mistaken for his incredible balance and athleticism. He has great precense and is sure to be a strong addition to any stable.

sire - The first breeding results of Cape Coral RBF Z are very promising. From his official first crop, three descendants reached the final of the Dutch championship for five-year-olds in 2021 and in 2022 three of his sons were selected for the performance stallion test of the KWPN. Two sons have already earned their KWPN breeding license, one being our premium awarded Opus One JDV and the 81.5 points scoring stallion No Mercy. Cape Coral RBF Z himself has competed successfully up to international 1.50m level.

Paul Hendrix: “The offspring of Cape Coral RBF Z live up to high expectations. He passes on a good jumping technique and his offspring stand out with their rideability and scope. Cape Coral RBF Z passes on the long-lined model of damsire Argentinus and is definitely developing into a remarkable progenitor.” Cape Coral RBF Z also made his mark on the mare inspections. Four daughters, including two regional champions, were invited to the National mare show. His oldest offspring are at the beginning of their international sports careers, such as the successful La Luna Especiale, La Belle Coral HX, Laguna HX, Lady Diva HX and Limited Edition HX.

The sire of Cape Coral RBF Z, Cornet Obolensky, is one of the best breeding stallions of all time. The Olympic stallion has proved himself with offspring such as Cornet d’Amour, Clooney, Comme Il Faut and Cornado NRW. Cape Coral RBF Z was bred out of the 1.40m level performer Gerona PP, who represents the well-known Holsteiner damline 429,

Dam sire - Don Diablo achieved great results in both sport and breeding for the Hendrix family. In the fall of 2011 he was approved as a three-year-old for the KWPN studbook with 80 points and as a five-year-old he won the stallion competition under the saddle of Pieter Keunen. The Vittorio son bred out of the well-known Niki damline, was successful with this rider in international classes as well, including participation in the finals of the World Championship for seven-year-old showjumpers in Lanaken. Michel Hendrix then took over the reins of the chestnut stallion and Don Diablo HX developed into a Grand Prix showjumper. Already at the age of 9 he made his debut on 1.60m level and their international successes included a second place in the 1.50m Championat of CSI3* Redefin. Three years ago he won the 1.40m VHO Trophy at the KWPN Stallion Show, and last year he won the 1.50m Grand Prix at this event.

Excellent offspring

Don Diablo HX’s breeding results are just as striking. Out of a limited number of offspring, the oldest of which were born in 2013, he has already produced many outstanding young showjumpers. At the national mare championship Don Diablo HX delivered two times the vice champion with Irmette Balia PJ and Jauanda T, and last year his daughter K Tanagra -the third Limburg champion mare in a row- finished as fourth in Ermelo. The promising stallion Kardinaal HXwas approved for the KWPN last year with 81 points. The offspring of Don Diablo HX are also very successful in the young horse competitions and, for example, the promising future talents Jet de Diablo, Illusion and Jelsina HX will be auctioned on the 24th of September in the highly regarded Dutch Sport Horse Sales. “Don Diablo HX has always had special value for us and I am very fond of his offspring. That we have selected no less than three Don Diablo offspring for our auction says it all, because we’ve set the bar very high for the Dutch Sport Horse Sales. Yet we have not succeeded in convincing breeders sufficiently of his great added value as a breeding stallion and then you have to make a decision”, says Paul Hendrix. “What also played a role in this decision is that Don Diablo HX will continue his sports career with a good rider and we expect to hear from him i. In addition, we have been able to make good agreements for his breeding rights, so the book is certainly not closed!” In England, Don Diablo HX will be used for sport and breeding. Stal Hendrix still has frozen semen available of this promising progenitor of showjumpers.