Dandy DK Z acquired by Eric Navet

16 June 2021

The former World Champion, Eric Navet, has just acquired a young four-year-old in Normandy! A certain Dandy DK Z, who is none other than a son of the phenomenon Dominator 2000 Z, out of France’s former best broodmare, Floralie' Jac (Tarzan de Moussure). The latter is also the granddam of Floralie DK (By Cera d'Ick), who was acquired by the Haras des Coudrettes for €97,000 during the Fences sales, and who is performing today under the saddle of Alexis Deroubaix.

"We have already had many offers for this horse that we have always refused. A few weeks ago, Maxime Baldeck contacted me and convinced me to let him try Dandy. I can only thank him for his professionalism during the whole matter. A few hours before the trial, we learned that it was Eric Navet who was coming in person. I was very honored, especially since my first contact with horses goes back to the World Championships in Jerez de la Frontera. There’s a reason why I acquired an embryo out of Fein Cera which became the stallion that we know well today as By Cera d'Ick (Stakkato), whose offspring is getting noticed today. Eric Navet had also made his mark at these Championships with Dollar du Murier. During this trial, I was deeply impressed by his kindness, his simplicity and the kind advice he gave to our rider, Elliot Souster, who trains our young horses with great merit. It’s a real pleasure for us to see one of our young horses go to a rider such as him. The stud has been working for many years to gather together the best lines and to produce good sport horses and this investment from Eric Navet in one of our young horses is a real reward for our hard work," explained Richard Dick.

While one may be astonished to see the former triple World Champion Eric Navet investing in a young 4-year-old horse himself, as promising as it is, the master answers in all simplicity: "Dandy DK Z is part of my investment program in young horses. I’m always interested in investing in good young horses and developing them at my stables in Normandy. I chose Dandy according to a number of criteria including his type, presence, expression, well-balanced canter, and his natural talent for jumping. His breeding is also very interesting, as much because of his sire Dominator 2000 Z who is a son of Diamant de Semilly and out of a dam by Cassini I, but also because his dam and granddam were excellent competition mares. My goal is to develop his ability gradually, without any pressure or a short- or medium-term objective, in order to give him his best chance for the future. For the moment, the plan is for him to stay in my stables in Normandy."

Dandy DK Z during Eric Navet's trial.


Dandy DK Z as a foal, with his famous dam, Floralie'Jac, who has passed away now.