Kassander van 't Roosakker to Studfarm Zangersheide!
Studfarm Zangersheide is gearing up for a new breeding season and presents an unparalleled collection with an astonishing twelve stallions that have performed at the highest level in the sport, all available with fresh semen. Earlier the website already announced newcomers of world fame such as Catoki Z, Epleaser Z, L’Arc de Triomphe Z and now we can welcome one of the most remarkable transfers of recent years: Kassander van ’t Roosakker Z!
Kassander van ’t Roosakker Z was bred by Marc Kluskens and is a son of the mare Electra van ’t Roosakker, who jumped 1.60m under Jos Lansink and Janika Sprunger. Kassander van ’t Roosakker Z´s sire is Niels Bruynseels’ former GP stallion Echo van ’t Spieveld. His dam line is without doubt the most sought-after in the world and has produced toppers such as Babbe, Cella, Gatoucha van ’t Roosakker, Erco van ’t Roosakker, George Z and dozens more. For years, Kassander van ’t Roosakker has been as good as beyond reach for breeders and now Studfarm Zangersheide is about to change that.
Breeder Marc Kluskens: ‘In the past I have already bred some fantastic horses like for instance Electra and Cella, but Kassander has always been the apple of my eye. I´m convinced he is one of the best horses I have ever bred. A little while ago Kassander contracted a nasty injury and his recovery was expected to take around three to six months. This was not an easy choice for me, but since the demand for his semen is so huge I have decided to make the stallion available for stud services via Zangersheide. I most sincerely like to thank riders Grégory Wathelet and Dieter Laheyne and their teams for the good care and work they have lavished on Kassander in recent years. Meanwhile the stallion has moved stables to Studfarm Zangersheide to get prepared for the upcoming stud season. Now that his eldest offspring have turned five it becomes increasingly clear how exceptionally well he breeds. Each and everyone of his offspring are sport horses with athletic scope.’
Judy Ann Melchior: ‘We are very pleased with Kassander van ’t Roosakker´s arrival here at Studfarm Zangersheide. He is a talented sport horse that we have followed for quite some years and we have also seen various offspring by him that are terribly promising. Via Echo van ’t Spieveld he combines the Heartbreaker blood with the first-rate pedigree of Usha van’t Roosakker.’
Kassander van ’t Roosakker will be available with fresh semen at Stud Zangersheide at the rate of € 400 on reservation and € 1.000 after 90 days of pregnancy.
For more information see: stallions.zangersheide.com