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Lot 18: Big Star x London

  • Wellington Riding Heckfield Hook, England, RG27 0LJ United Kingdom (map)

Reserve Price Band: A


About Big Star

With the individual Gold Medal at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Big Star and the British Nick Skelton crowned their exceptional career in international show-jumping sport. Already in 2012, they were Team Olympic winners in London, winners in the Grand-Prix of Hamburg and in 2013, winners of the Grand-Prix of Aachen and Rome. Big Star also achieved eleven consecutive clear rounds in Nations Cups. Although he has only been used in breeding sparingly up to now, Big Star has already produced, with Big Star Jr. and E-Star, two licensed sons. The oldest offspring from his time at stud in the Netherlands are successful in S level show-jumping sport.

His pedigree is an explosion of international show-jumping expertise: His sire Quick Star was known worldwide from the Hussar ride with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum and won several Grand-Prix classes. He has passed on his jumping predisposition numerous times and is part of the elite group of the WBFSH world ranking of sires. His dam Jolanda was successful in sport and produced, with different sires, twelve foals, who almost without exception achieved merits in show-jumping sports. She descends from Nimmerdor, who was internationally successful in show-jumping with Albert Voorn (NED), and combines the best Holstein and Dutch genes. For many years, Nimmerdor has belonged to the most sought-after show-jumping producers in Holland but also in Europe and has proved himself of great value in Germany thanks to several licensed sons. In the third generation is Ramiro, one of the first “Euro-Stallions”, and known for the special quality of bloodlines. He was internationally successful with Fritz Ligges and sent top horses several dozen times to the biggest show-jumping arenas in the world. Big Star represents the "NL-merrielijn 169" (Dutch dam-line 169), a Dutch mare family rich in tradition, which produced many licensed stallions.

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About London

Level 1.60m with Gerco Schröder (NLD) 1st CSI4* 2017 Salzburg (AUT) (1.60m); 1st CSIO5* 2014 Class 8: Final NC (team) 2014 Barcelona (ESP) (1.60m); 1st CSIO5* 2014 Class 2: 1st comp. Final NC (team) 2014 Barcelona (ESP) (1.60m); 1st CSIO5* 2014 Class 2: 1st comp. Final NC (indiv.) 2014 Barcelona (ESP) (1.60m); 1st CSI5* GCT 2013 Wien (AUT) (1.60m); 1st CSIO5* 2013 - Nations Cup 2013 Aachen (GER) (1.60m); 1st CSI5* 2013 - Grand Prix 2013 Doha (QAT) (1.60m); 1st CSI5* 2012 - Grand Prix (Global Champions Tour) 2012 Cannes

'Glock's London' needs no introduction. Following a successful showjumping career that included a silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, London sold at auction for €8.6 million. 

See his full performance record here


Key Information

  • Three-year-old stallion by Big Star out of a London mare.  
  • Big Star won Team Gold at London 2012, among many other top victories. 
  • London won individual silver at London 2012 and has had a top career in the sport.  

At A Glance

Reserve Price Band: A

Age: 3 years

Color: Chestnut

Gender: Stallion

Approximate Height: 168cm

Registered: KWPN

Pedigree: Big Star x London

Earlier Event: 25 June
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Later Event: 25 June
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