Epopee H Morinda, a superb Oldenbourg in foal to Ulyss Morinda,
wasn’t born with us but in buying her, her definitive papers not
having been completed, we’ve been able to choose her name. In view
of her quality, we’ve made her into a Morinda. She’s a mare as
gifted over fences as she is in Dressage, something that’s not a
surprise when you look at the quality of her pedigree : a
concentration of champions which brings together Samber (and so
also Pericles), Wellington (Nimmerdor and Farn) as well as
Epopee has a very big jump with an excellent front movement and a
huge bascule (see the video of her at liberty). While as for how
she carries herself…let’s just say that she couldn’t be disowned by
her maternal grandfather the legend “Olympic Ferro”.
After her first foal Epopee H Morinda will begin her sporting
career. All routes are open to this beautiful mare as gifted in
show jumping as she is at dressage!
At the beginning of May 2018 Epopee gave us a superb foal by Ulyss
Morinda. We’ve named him Ios Morinda. He’s very lively and
extremely sweet natured.
Her father, Sambertino, was born of equine nobility. He is the son
of the renowned SAMBER who the American Mrs Nathalie Kilpatrick ( a
specialist in coloured horses and author of a series of articles
about the great coloured stallions) named a “World Wide Legend”.
There are plenty of other superlatives that were attached to him,
such as “The King of Coloured Horses” and “The Founding Father of
Coloured Horses”. He very much merits these titles. He reached
Grand Prix level Dressage and also level Z (BSJA Grade A) over
fences. He also comes from an excellent family. His father,
PERICLES, born in the UK in 1962 won many races and was just as
successful over fences. He was named “Keur” in 1976 and “Preferent”
The dam of Sambertino is a daughter of WELLINGTON, such a famous
bloodline that I don’t need to introduce it. Wellington (one of
whose daughters produced the Founding Father of the breed KANNAN)
is the son of the stallion NIMMERDOR, the legend of the KWPN
studbook, one of the best horses of the 20th Century, himself
having competed at the highest level. A phenomenon!
Epopee H Morinda’s mother, Operette, is none other than the
daughter of the crack horse FERRO (full name Olympic Ferro). A team
Dresage silver medal winner in the Young Riders World Championships
in 1998, he continued to win medals whilst ridden by Copy van
Baalen in the European Championships then at the Olympic Games in
2000. Finally, the partnership was placed second in the Individual
World Cup at Hertogenbosch, Ferro will remain in the record books
for a long time.
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