By Calvados x Joost x Kassander x Sinaeda.
Registered by KWPN.
Breeder: H. Hartlief.
Ushiniki is a half-sister of Ekstein. She is the last progeny produced by the great Ster Preferent Prestatie mare Zaniki and, therefore, descends from the world-class Niki motherline. In 2005 Ushiniki produced Admiraal by Utrillo van de Heffinck; as a 3-year-old this horse was 2nd in the ONNK loose-jumping competition in Vlagtwedde and in 2010 is competing at M-level (1.20 m.). In 2006 Ushiniki had a filly foal by Verdi (Quidam de Revel x Langraf I x Calypso I), named Berdiniki m2s, that Morningside Stud has retained for our breeding program. In 2007 Ushiniki produced a linebred filly foal by Ulysses m2s, named Ultra-Niki m2s Z, that was acquired for sport and breeding by her co-breeders in the USA. In 2008 we repeated that breeding by Ulysses m2s and produced a full-sister to Ultraniki named Diniki m2s. In 2012 Ushiniki produced a colt by Desir du Chateau, named Daniel Lanois m2s. In 2013 she produced a filly by Consall B, named Elliniki m2s. In 2014 Ushiniki produced a colt by Condios, named Fiat Lux m2s.
Sire: Calvados is a top Grand Prix sire who received the predicate Keur in 2001 by the KWPN in recognition of his outstanding performance in sport and as a sire. Among his accomplishments as a showjumper, Calvados won the Nation's Cup in Falsterbo and the Nation's Cup in Drammen. He has sired many international showjumpers including De Niro and Royal Future. Calvados is by Uriel, perhaps the greatest French showjumping sire of all time. Calvados' dam Gold Rose (by Ibrahim, the sire of Alme Z) was French Conformation Champion, a very successful international Grand Prix jumper, and a member of the French National Showjumping Team from 1979 - 1982.
Dam: Zaniki is a Ster Preferent Prestatie mare and is a product of the world-famous Niki motherline. A full sister to the international stallion Palfrenier, Zaniki produced many progeny that competed in showjumping and/or dressage: Dominant (M-level dressage and B-level showjumping); Ekstein (champion of the KWPN stallin performance test and champion 7-year-old showjumper); Fury, competed by Emile Hendrix and the Whitakers before being sold to Japan; Giniki, a Keur mare and B-level dressage competitor; Heartdancer, a Z-level dressage and ZZ-level showjumper; Joniki, a Ster mare that was the 1996 Dutch National 5-Year-Old Showjumping Champion, received the Sport-Showjumping predicate for her success as an international showjumper, and was sold to Mexico; Lajos, an international showjumper that also competed nationally at 1.50-1.60 m., he was the 1998 Dutch National 5-Year-Old Showjumping Champion who, under Peter Geerink, later won the Grand Prix of Hengelo and was the Champion Young Horse in Holland; Nikita, an L-level showjumper; Orphaniki, a mare that received the Sport-Showjumping predicate in recognation of her success as a national showjumper; and Runiki, a Ster mare that competes at L-level dressage and M-level showjumping with over two dozen wins and placings; and our mare, Ushiniki, her youngest progeny and will be used exclusively for breeding. Zaniki's dam Aniki is a Ster Preferent mare and a half-sister (same dam, Niki) to Nick SkeltonÃ¢â�¬â�¢s Apollo, twice winner of the Aachen Grand Prix, Dublin Grand Prix winner, Individual Bronze Medalist at the World Championship, Individual Bronze Medalist at the European Championship, & twice European Championship Team Gold Medalist. From Aniki also descends the sire Consul, whose most famous showjumper is Beezie Madden's Judgement. Aniki produced the Ster mare Markiza; the international showjumping and KWPN-approved stallion Palfrenier; Raniki, a Keur mare; Taniki, a Ster Preferent mare; Waniki, a Preferent mare; and Zaniki, a Ster Preferent Prestatie mare. Aniki's dam Niki B produced the Ster mare Ykie B; the Model mare Taniki B; the Ster Preferent mare Aniki; the Keur Preferent mare Liki; the Ster prestatie mare Miki; the aforementioned Apollo (registered name R.), who enjoyed tremendous international success under Nick Skelton; and the Keur Preferent Prestatie mare Wiki.
Plans for 2015: Ushiniki is expecting a foal by Condios to produced a full-sibling to Fiat Lux m2s.