Manhattan EH    D-OC, PROK, wffs free  

Stallion,  born: June 7, 2017.  KWPN dressage index (at birth): 154

Manhattan 2.5 months old


Ampère Rousseau
Larivola - keur pref
Warkle M  -  prok ster
Ferro - pref
GP dress

Sparkle M
Vidora EH - elite, pref, sport (dr)
Z2 dress
Jazz - pref
GP dress
Cocktail - keur
GP dress
Charmante - keur
Nivaldora - sport (dr)
Z2 dress
May Sherif
PSG dress
Rolanda - keur pref prest
Manhattan 4 days old, playing around with his halfsister Chivadora and her filly Matadora: video

Manhattan 6 months old, with his foster mother Angela: video

Manhattan 2 years old: video

With international top dressage stallions like Jazz, May Sherif, Ferro and Roemer in his pedigree, Manhattan has all that it takes for a promising dressage horse.

His dam line originates from KWPN breeding family 1633.
With a dressage index of 165 (KWPN table 2013), dam Vidora is in the top 200 of best KWPN dressage mares in her category. Dam Vidora as well as granddam Nivaldora showed dressage at Z2 level.
Manhattan is a 75% brother of KWPN approved stallion
and licensing reserve champion (autumn 2017) Joyride EH (a son of Vidora by Ampère).
Manhattan's great granddam Rolanda gave the small tour dressage horse Flying Dutchman (by Zevenster), and also the Grand Prix dressage horse Privaldi (by Gribaldi), which holds the 236th position on the WBFSH-list of dressage horses (2012). A full sister of Rolanda's dam Joliza gave the international GP show jumping mare Ferina (by Ramiro).
Joyride's dam's sire Jazz has sucessfully shown Grand Prix with two different riders, and more and more of his offspring reach the highest levels in international Grand Prix, like Parzival with Adelinde Cornelissen and many more. From her dam's side she also carries the world famous Doruto blood in the 4th generation.

Manhattan's sire Franklin is a licensing champion who has scored a 10 for his trot at a stallion competition. At his performance test in november 2013, which he won with 86.5 points, he was rewarded with 7 for his walk, 8.5 for trot, 9.5 for canter and self-carriage and balance, and a 9 for his rideability and for potential as a dressage horse. He continued to excel under the saddle and, in february 2015, he won the KWPN stallion championship final for 5 year-olds, where he was awarded 9.5 for trot, 8 for walk and 8.5 for canter, rideability and general impression. Franklin is incredibly uphill, with a hindleg showing abundant power, push and spring. He has a phenomenal, powerful canter, which he passes on to his offspring. Franklin is a breathtaking beautiful son of the much sought-after Ampère, who combines looks with trainability and performance. Franklin's sire Ampère is a world class champion stallion. This eye-catching stallion steels the show wherever he steps into the spotlights. It all started when he left the arena as the most expensive foal at the foal auction in Borculo. In February 2008 at the stallion show Den Bosch he became the convincing champion of the stallion show. After that, Ampère became the undoubtable winner of the 70 day performance test in Ermelo. Dream notes mark his extraordinary qualities: walk 8, trot 9, canter 9.5, suppleness 9, self carriage & balance 8.5, rideability and work ethics 9, talent for dressage 9. With his modern riding horse type, he has proven the title top stud to be justified. Already at the age of 8, Ampère has 3 KWPN approved sons: Electron (Ampère x Fidermark), Fellini (Ampère x Jazz) and Franklin (Ampère x Ferro), who was champion of the dressage stallions in the 2013 autumn performance test. In 2013 Atomic (Ampère x Tolando) won the VSN trophy, and his daughters Fynona (Ampère x Gribaldi) and Fimosa (Ampère x Quattro) both became overall champion of the KWPN CK in their province.
Franklin's dam-sire Ferro is a dressage legend who competed at the highest level, including the Olympics and European Championships under Coby van Balen, and then went on to become one of dressage's major foundation sires. He produced a dressage dynasty, with his most notable offspring being, among others, Negro (=sire of Valegro!), Kennedy, Rousseau and Rhodium.

Unfortunately Manhattan's dam Vidora passed away when he was only 1 day old, due to internal bleeding in the uterus. A delayed and rare birth complication with a shocking outcome. We found a foster mare who took care of Manhattan and nourished him during the first months till weaning, so he still had a good start of his life.

Manhattan received the D-OC predicate with a DNA score of 101, he was x-rayed (including neck and back) in july 2019, all 100% clean. Manhattan is wffs free.
In july 2019 Manhattan was x-rayed including neck & back, all 100% clean (see PROK report), he received the KWPN PROK predicate with very good scores.

Manhattan born
Manhattan just born, with his caring mother Vidora. Completely
unaware that she would pass away the next day.
Manhattan 4 days old
            Manhattan 4 days old.
Manhattan 9 days old
9 days old. Feeling relaxed with his halfsister Chivadora and her foal Matadora.
to Keros
10 days old. Pit stop on his way to Keros in the south of Belgium, to meet his foster mother.
Manhattan 1 month old  with fostermare Angela
One month old, developing beautifully with the help of foster mare Angela.
Manhattan 6 months old    manhattan 6 months old

6 months old, with rough winter coat. One week before weaned.
6 months old, at Eifelopfok in Neuerburg Germany

6 months old, his first international experience at Eifelopfok in Neuerburg - Germany