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    Darco




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(Lugano van la Roche [HAN]  x  Ocoucha [BWP] )
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Breed   Belgian Warmblood (BWP)
Colour   Bay
Sex   stallion (active stallion)
Date of Birth   12 JUN 1980
Land of Birth   Belgium
Standing Land   Belgium
Height   171 cm ~ 16.3.½ hands
Breeder   Martinus Paesen
Breed Awards   BWP Ambasador/Best Stallion of the World
Competition Level   Showjumping Olympic/World Championships
Life Number   BWP 1387-H
Family Number NL-002
Level of progeny   Dressage: 2-Dr4
Eventers: 1-Ev1
Showjumpers: 205-Sj1
Suitable for Breeding   Showjumpers


Stud Fee: £ 3300.00

ABOUT Darco

PEDIGREE Darco, is a combination of 2 pillars of the Belgian breeding business : Lugano and Codex. The sire Lugano van La Roche has had a splendid breeding record. The Lugano son, La Ina, ridden by Peter Charles, won the European Championship in 1995. Flugel daughters crossed with Lugano proved the match of the era, generating world eminences such as Porche, Pluco, Pico and Egano which won Olympic medals, top Grand Prix and championships. After his Flugel period, Lugano enthusiastically devoted himself to partners from the lineage of Holstein Cottage Son.Codex was a top class sport horse producer himself, and it can be no surprise that this combination produced phenomena such as Darco, or the super fast Isaura vd Helle. Also in his female offspring Lugano has done well, as demonstrated by his daughters producing, for example, Forester, Fidelgo, Goliath and Joli Fleur de Lys, all with good international sport reputations. PERFORMANCE Amongst Darco’s many successes are: Champion of Belgium as a 5 year old. Winner of the Belgian Championship as a 6 year old. Winner Volvo World Cup in London 1988 and in Hertogenbosch in 1989. 6th in the World Championships in Stockholm in 1990 and 7th place in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and 2nd in the richest Grand Prix in the world at Calgary. PROGENY Darco has produced many offspring jumping successfully around the world. He currently has seven representatives in the BCM World Ranking for Showjumping of which King Darco is the leader.Darco has proven to be very consistent in breeding his youngstock, three of which have reached the Top 15 of the finals of the Belgian Classic Young Horse Championships, Nabucco Verdi and Trudo N-Iljarco doing extremely well recently.His many other successful offspring include Indigo van de Hoenrik, 4th in the 4 year old Belgian Championships, Imoza, Incu, Ivory Snatcher, Isidoor Laureats, Hazard, Harco, Hilda, Helenus, Happy Hannover, Happy Boy, to name a few. He has sired the promising stallion Fedor and King Darco, who competed in the Atlanta Olympics with Ludo Philipearts.


Terms and Conditions

The Stud Fee excludes delivery.
For the stud fee you receive three insemination doses to achieve a pregnancy. If your mare is pregnant after one or two insemination you can keep the remaining doses. If no pregnancy results after three inseminations there is no refund due. Please see our breeding contract for full details.


Choice of semen available

Frozen only


Countries semen available for

Europe, USA,


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