Judy Ann remembers it like yesterday: ‘I started riding Asca Z when he was about six years old. We allowed ourselves two years and gradually worked on his education until he was eight. At the age of eight the stallion jumped his first GP, in Balve, and promptly kept a clean record. That gave me a wonderful feeling and his career was off to a good start. He has never disappointed me since that time when he was six. He was a fantastic competition horse with the right mentality.
‘Asca Z is the stallion with the longest history here at our stud station. He is a stallion who has reaped successes at the highest level and was famous for his blood, technique and balance. In breeding he consistently passes on sufficient size. Finding a stallion who passes on both size and blood to his offspring is not that easy, in breeding it’s often a matter of ‘either or’. Either size, or blood. Not so with Asca Z, he provides both. Personally, when I use Asca Z I make sure the mare has a strong and somewhat shorter back because in addition to size, Asca Z also passes on a lot of length. Everywhere his offspring stand out. Armani SL Z jumped the Olympic Games of Tokyo under Eugenia Garza Perez, Bacara d’Archonfosse excels under Alberto Michan and among his younger generations also we again and again see absolute top performers. For instance stud stallion Amadeo van ’t Vossenhof Z, an exceptionally complete sport horse and a great example of a typical Asca Z son!’