2010 16.3hh KWPN stallion

Bordeaux keur / Ferro pref / Zonneglans

Tall, dark, handsome Ferdeaux brings North American breeders a distinctive mix of Europe’s best bloodlines.   This elegant, noble stallion impresses inspectors and judges alike with his abundant canter and supple, powerful gait mechanics.   With his potent genetics, he has already proven to be a sire of outstanding performers in a competitive market.

Ferdeaux campaigned with much success at the top sport level before retiring to full time stud duties.  Dutch rider Kirsten Brouwer trained and competed him for the majority of his career.


  • Reserve Champion of the 2015 PAVO Cup Finals
  • Ranked 10th in the FEI Final Test for 5-year olds, where he represented the KWPN at the 2015 World Breeding Championship for Young Horses in Verden.   He earned an amazing 8.94 for his preliminary go and an 8.14 in the final.


  • Champion, with an impressive 84 points, of the stallion competition finals in the M level class at ‘s Hertogenbosch.  Eurodressage reported that he particularly impressed with his trot work and front leg usage.


  • Ranked 11th in the FEI Final Test for 7-year-old horses with a score of 76.35 at the World Breeding Championship for Young Horses (WBCYH) in Ermelo
  • Qualifed for the WBCYH with top scores in the KWPN selection trials, scoring 77.2 and 79.1 in his first two competitions, and winning the third trial by a wide margin, scoring 78.5


  • Hans Peter Minderhoud took over Ferdeaux’s training. The pair handily won their debut at Prix St. Georges with a 74.1%.


  • After taking a break for stud duties and to recover from an injury, Ferdeaux returned to competition with Renate van Uytert. Ferdeaux delivered more success to his new rider with consistent high scores to 76.2% at Prix St. Georges.

Ermelo 2013 KWPN Performance Test Scores:
Walk: 8.0
Trot: 8.0
Gallop: 9.0
Suppleness: 8.5
Posture and balance: 8.5
Rideability: 8.5
Aptitude as a dressage horse: 8.5
Total: 84.0

Ferdeaux transmits the exciting legacy of sires Bordeaux (United/Gribaldi) and Ferro.  The modern day legend Bordeaux, and foundation sire Ferro, were both grand prix winners and are prodigious sires of grand prix performers.

Ferdeaux’s dam Part Two is a ster preferent prestatie mare by Ferro out of the ster prestatie mare Fabiola by Zonneglans.  Part Two is the dam of another KWPN stallion, Number Two (by Just Wimphof).  She is a proven producer of FEI dressage horses, with four offspring competing at the Prix St. Georges level or above.  Double Trouble 2 (x Jazz) is showing Prix St. Georges and Intermediare on the Small Tour; also at Prix St. Georges are U-2 (x Goodtimes), and Winne-Two (x Goodtimes).

Her dam Fabiola produced the Big Tour competitor Tiptop Mateo (by Metall) and Zxen (by Special D) who competes at the international Prix St. Georges level.  Fabiola is out of the ster mare Wenda, a daughter of the Holsteiner Rubinstein by Lorenz.

The fascinating pedigree of Ferdeau’s sire Bordeaux blends together the blood of top dressage horses from all over Europe as follows: United x Gribaldi x Donnerhall x Rousseau (by Westfalen Romadour II) x Angelo xx.

Bordeaux’s sire, United, finished his performance test in Ermelo with the highest results ever recorded at the time: 9.5 for trot, canter and dressage ability. United’s sire Krack C and damsire Partout were both international grand prix horses under Dutch Olympian Anky van Grunsven.

Gribaldi is a Trakehner best known as the sire of the world-record-breaking competitor Totilas, but Gribaldi himself was also a successful International Grand Prix competitor.   He is also a mega sire, with than 95 Grand Prix competitors and 50 approved sons including Hofrat, Easy Game, and Totilas.  Olympic gold medalist Dalera, a Trakehner mare, is a Gribaldi granddaughter.

The German Oldenburg Donnerhall is another titan in sporthorse breeding.  He was acclaimed as one of the top sires of international Grand Prix horses in the world for many years, before being replaced by his equally potent sons, such as De Niro, Desperados and Don Schufro.

Finally Bordeaux traces to the mare Adone, by the thoroughbred Angelo.  Adone represents a cherished Westfalen mare line founded by breeder Herbert Debaey.  Adone produced 4-time Olympic gold medalist Rembrandt, and was a full sister to 2-time Olympic Ahlerich, and 3-time Olympian Amon.  Her full sister Antine is the dam of Olympic stallion Rubinstein, whose blood is routinely sought for exemplary rideability.

Preferent stallion Ferro, damsire of Ferdeaux, needs no introduction to serious breeders. Riders also treasure him for his powerful, active hindleg, and exemplary talent for piaffe.   He is a foundation sire for the KWPN, and riders and breeders alike avidly seek his lineage.   Carl Hester, Olympic competitor and well-regarded coach, was quoted by Horse Magazine with this advice for aspiring riders, “We know from a lot of the horses we’ve had, that if you can find your Ferro lines, then you are going to get a high level of work ethic, so that’s where you start.”

Ferdeaux has been an extremely popular stallion with Dutch breeders, with more than 500 offspring born in Holland.

In 2017, at the KWPN Stallion Show, five Ferdeaux sons were selected for the second viewing, where they were noted for their consistently high canter quality.

The 2016 stallion Las Vegas (x Wynton) is his most famous son to date.  Las Vegas won his 2019 KWPN stallion performance test with a spectacular 90 points.  In 2021 he easily won again in the 2021 KWPN stallion competition final with a score of 89 points.

Ridden by Emmelie Scholtens, the 18 hand Las Vegas ranked 5th in the WBFSH 5-year-old Final with the incredible score of 92.1.  He returned in 2022 for the 6-year-old test where he was ranked second in the Preliminary test with the stunning score of 94.2.   He finished the Final with an 87.4 for fourth place

Las Vegas career highlights to date:

  • Winner of the KWPN Stallion Show Final Stallion Competition with 89 points
  • Winner Stallion Competition Exloo with 91 points
  • Winner Stallion Competition Ermelo with 91 points
  • Winner Stallion Competition Kronenberg with 97 points
  • Winner Pavo Cup 5-year-old Dressage horses
  • 5th place with score of 92.1 in the 5-year-old Finals at the 2021 WBCYH at Verden.
  • 4th place with score of 87.4 in the 6-year-old Finals at the 2022 WBCYH at Ermlo

Other Ferdeaux progeny in sport include:

  • Jim (x Spielberg) FEI PSG, rider Hannah Bressler Jacques, USA
  • Jardeaux P (x Koss) FEI GP, U25 Rider, Lara Perez Garcia, Spain
  • Jerveaux (x Jazz) FEI PSG / Inter 1,  Young Rider Louise Brauwers,  Belgium
  • Julivia-Fleur (x Gribaldi) Elite, NMK, Sport, PSG,  rider Denise Smith, Netherlands
  • Just Magic (x Inspecteur) PSG / Inter I
  • Jardeaux (x Jazz)  PSG, rider Amanda Axtelius, Sweden
  • Jopulair (x Apollonios)   PSG / Inter I
  • Jasmal Al Sno (x Vivaldi) PSG / Inter I
  • Kind of Magic (x Cabochon) PSG / Inter I
  • Lardeaux (x Gribaldi)    Prix St George
  • Jasmal Al Sno (x Vivaldi) PSG / Inter I, Rider Tracy Wyngard-Gill

3 Approved KWPN sons :

  • Jarville (x Jazz)  Schooling GP
  • Jerveaux (x Jazz)  PSG
  • Las Vegas (x Wynton)  YR6
  • Also the black Matideaux (x Balzflug) was licensed in the Anglo European Studbook

In addition, Ferdeaux has sired

  • 29 Ster mares
  • 21 keur eligible mares
  • 28 Elite mares
  • 14 Sport mares

Ferdeaux is a prepotent stallion whose good qualities are strongly inherited.  In particular his canter, which was rated a 9 by the inspectors, comes through to his offspring.  Ferdeaux can be expected to add blood, good temperament, movement technique and good use of the hind leg.  He is ideally paired with long-lined mares.

Ferdeaux is a handsome dark bay, and he is homozygous for black, which means he can produce no chestnut foals.

Semen Availability & Fees:
Cooled Semen LFG - $2,200 CAD
Frozen Semen by the Dose - $1,000 CAD



Bordeaux keur UNITED stb KRACK C
VENNA pref, prest, ster GRIBALDI
PART TWO pref, prest, ster Ferro pref ULFT
FABIOLA prest, ster Zonneglans