07 Jul King Kolibri’s First US-Born Foals Have Arrived!
Now retired from competition, King Kolibri has settled into his new role as a breeding stallion, with his first US-born foals now on the ground in 2016. Spy Coast Farm, the agent for King Kolibri’s fresh and cooled semen, welcomed the first foal, Qingpin SCF, out of their Lamerto H mare, Lilli-Marlen. They said he “is a handsome addition to our 2016 crop.” We agree! You can see him here on the SCF website.
Tequestrian Farms’ own Catharina 9 (“Tina”), delivered a beautiful filly born April 11, 2016, named King Kolibri’s Shooting Star.
Image at top (chestnut): Spy Coast Farm’s Qingpin, 2016 Belgian Warmblood colt by King Kolibri out of Lamerto H-Casaretto
About King Kolibri
International Grand Prix jumping stallion King Kolibri is named after his sire Kolibri and ancestor King. Kolibri, called the “Landgraf” of the East, is an important stallion in Eastern Europe where he sired many respectable show jumpers. King Kolibri’s dam, Atletica, won the final of the Toscana Tour for 7 year olds and participated at the European Championships in 2007. Atletica’s sire Libero H, is considered to be the most influential stallion of the past decade in both show jumping and breeding. He received the “Preferent Stallion” award from 25% of his offspring competing at international levels.
King Kolibri followed in the footsteps of his parents; he was described as a noble, elastic stallion with great potential for showjumping in Hannover. In the beginning of his career, Jos Lansink successfully piloted the stallion around many Grand Prix rings. In 2011 he had top results including 6th place in the CSI5* Prix Europa in Aachen, 7th in the CSI5* Dublin Grand Prix, 3rd in the CSI5* 1.50m in St Gallen, and 10th in the 1.45m CSI5* in Rome.
King Kolibri was sold to American rider Lauren Tisbo in the fall of 2011 and he continued to shine with his new rider. The pair’s first top result together was a 5th place finish in March 2012 in the $500,000 CSI5* Grand Prix in Wellington, FL. They also have a 4th place finish in the CSI5* Queens Cup at Spruce Meadows. During 2013, the pair went on to have additional top finishes in Wellington, FL, including a 6th place finish in the CSI3* Grand Prix.
As a breeding stallion, King Kolibri has over 30 offspring in Europe. Bjorn H, a 2006 stallion by King Kolibri is currently showing successfully in the 1.35 – 1.40m level competitions. The 2006 stallion King Julio, being ridden by Jos Lansink, is competing in the 1.40m classes and qualified for the World Breeding Finals in Lanaken two years in a row. Overall, King Kolibri is proving to be both a top competitor as well as a top producing stallion.
Please contact SpyCoast Farm for more information.