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Hardrock Z joins VDL stud

28 February 2019

This week, many horses seized from the Andrade family were auctioned. Several of them did not find a buyer, like the Selle Français stallion Ricore Courcelle. However, the Dutch stud farm of the van de Lageweg family in partnership with Highpoint Farm has acquired the high-performing stallion Hardrock Z (Heartbreaker x Carthago), the same pedigree as one of their flagship stallions: VDL Harley.

Now aged 16, Hardrock performed at the highest level. Sixth at the Pan-American Games in 2015, one year after competing in the World Championships in Caen and one year before competing at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. During his career, he also competed in a Nations' Cup final and ranked in several Grand Prix*****.

Hardrock is a maternal half-brother of Charlemagne JT Z who performs at 1m50 and of Cocaïne Z, dam of the former seven-year-old world champion Tabou Z as well as the high-performing stallions Crowntano Z, Candico Z, and of course Corico Z.