Jingle Star von der Mittelerde
Quick Star x Diamant de Semilly x Kannan
Pedigree: Jingle Star comes from one of the most successful Dutch mare lines, whose success story around great-grandmother La Belle van Sombeke has an exemplary sporting origin. The important genetics of the Heurika (also grandmother of the century mare Ratina Z by Ludger Beerbaum) come from her sire Goliath into this important dam line. Not only half of La Belle's 10 direct offspring landed in int'l sport at 1.60m level, the six female descendants of La Belle have bred almost 20 1.60m successful sport horses to date - including Ratina Kervec, the mother of Jingle Star. In addition, the famous Glock’s London (Carembar de Muze) belongs to the direct dam line of this outstanding foal.
Sire Quick Star was a very special stallion. This agile and wacky stallion was only 1.59m small and was the base of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum's career. She ultimately owes her international breakthrough in 1989/90 when Quick Star was only seven years old. In the following years, the couple won many Grand Prizes, including the one in Maastricht, Munich, Mannheim or Palm Beach in the USA before Quick Star then moved into the int'l stable of Nik Skelton.
Quick Star was also very popular as a stallion. His offspring include no less than 150 athletes in the international circuit over 1.50m and more as well as almost 100 licensed stallions. The best known are the mare Stella (born 1989), which brought many international titles to Meredith Michaels, as well as stallion and top athlete Big Star, who won Olympic team and individual gold under Nik Skelton as well as prizes and World Cup tournaments in many nations.
On August 29, 2011, Quick Star died at the age of 29. Jingle Star is probably one of his last descendants.