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The best son of Diamant in breeding

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Diamant de Semilly x Carthago Z
BWP – 2004 – 1.70m – chestnut

The best son of Diamant at stud, with over 50 offspring at the 1.55m-1.60m level!


Diamant de Semilly is the sire of this extraordinary stallion. Diamant de Semilly was a tried and tested father. Born in 1991 to Le Tot de Semilly, Diamant won team gold at the 2002 World Championship in Jerez de la Frontera, finishing 9th individually, and team silver at the 2003 European Championship in Donaueschingen.

Carthina Z (s.Carthago x Darmen Lily). She is also the dam of Diamanthina van het Ruytershof (Diamant de Semilly) who succeeded at the highest level with Constant Van Paesschen. She is also the dam of the promising young Belgian licensed stallion Nixon van ‘t Meulenhof (Denzel van’ t Meulenhof).

Harrie Smolders now shows his brother (Nixon) and some of Emerald’s products.

“Looking at his offspring in general, I think Emerald passes on most of his best qualities,” says Harrie Smolders. “The first is the use of his hindquarters, all his offspring have very good technique behind. Secondly, he produces horses with a very good character, they’re easy to train, they want to improve, they’re pleasant to work with and on the trail, they’re all very cool-minded. Like Emerald, his offspring also have a good heart – they give a lot to their rider .”

  • Performance 90% 90%
  • Descent 90% 90%
  • Genetics 80% 80%
  • Power 75% 75%
  • Energy 70% 70%
  • Style 80% 80%
  • Ease of use 75% 75%

Crossing advice

It’s advisable to bring him rather long mares, with a preference for those with good front-end technique.

Terms and conditions

ICSI: €150 + €500 per frozen embryo

Approval studbooks: BWP, HOLST, KWPN, OLD, SF, SWB

International performer

He has competed in grand sport in CSI 4 and 5*.

Progeny tested

He is 12th in the Hippomundo ranking of stallions by product performance in 2023.

Maternal line

The stallion’s maternal line is very present in the sport.

Its production

Emerald is 12th in the Hippomundo ranking of stallions by product performance in 2023, and has more than 50 products at the 1.55m-1.60m level.

Its best products in 2023 include : Mandato van de Neerheide (winner of 3 GP 5* 1.60m Paris, Prague and Brussels with Christian Ahlmann), Nikka vd Bisschop (placed in 9 5* 1.60m events with Beth Underhill), Imerald van’t Voorhof (3rd in the GP 1.60m at the Spruce Meadows CSI5* with Paul O’Shea), Electrique (3rd in the GP 1.60m CSI4* in Wellington with Tiffany Foster), Kasper van het Hellehof (winner of the GP 5* 1.60m in San Juan Capistrano with McLain Ward), as well as Orelie, Nikey HH, Matador, Jacksonville Eurohill, Igor, Sea Coast Enjoy Z, Easy Boy d’Aubey Z, and many others .

At the Grand Semaine de l’Elevage de Fontainebleau, Indy de Liam was 4th in the 5-year-old Sf and AA stallion and geldings championship, Iluna du Fresne was 5th in the 5-year-old Sf and AA mares championship, and Teaser vd Heffinck was 3rd in the 4-year-old ASB championship.

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Nikka vd Bisschop

Enola Gay of Two Notes Z


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