Born 1984, 1.69 metres
Breeder: L van Diest, Holland
Concorde - who is known in jumping circles as Olympic Concorde -
comes from very strong jumping lines on both sides. His sire is the
dominant breeding stallion Voltaire. Voltaire is the number 8 in the
World Breeding Rankings for Showjumping Sires in for the period
Concorde's dam, Flyer, is by the legendary Marco Polo, one of the most influential Dutch stallions in breeding and jumping with representatives such as: Irco Polo, Pybalia, Marius, Orpheus, Mr LA, Pierrot and Recruut.
Flyer is related to the international jumper Vivaldi, which under Melanie Smith was speed horse of the Year in 1980. Flyer produced at least six international jumpers.
Concorde was himself an international jumper with Jos Lansink. They won the Grand Prix of Nordrhein-Westfalen at Aachen and they were Champion of the Netherlands in 1994, 2nd in the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, 2nd Darmstadt, 2nd Lanaken, 2nd Helsinki and 2nd Gothenburg.
For three years in a row, Concorde was been the sire with the most offspring at the World Breeding Championships for young horses. In the year 2001 alone, Concorde produced 17 jumpers who entered Grand Prix ranks, including Audi's Jikke, Audi's Kathja, Conquest II, Larino, Viktor, Jacquet, Humphrey and Isabella. In the Grand Prix of Rotterdam 3 from the top 8, had Concorde to thank as their sire. At the international horseshow of Maastricht, Concorde had 11 offspring in the finals! In 2003, four of his progeny qualified to go to Las Vegas for the World Cup final - they were Marius Claudius, Conquest and Viktor.
Concorde was selected as KWPN Horse of the Year in 2004 and was the youngest stallion ever to be awarded "preferent", due to his exceptional progeny. He already has over thirty licensed sons in the European studbooks, and is the only KWPN stallion approved for Holstein. He is also proving a very popular sire in France.