Chaudfontaine JL Z’s pedigree is almost a guarantee for success; this promising stallion combines the world-famous Chacco Blue with the Olympic mare Valentina van 't Heike. In addition, Chaudfontaine JL Z himself shows enormous jumping talent; he jumps with excellent technique, lots of scope and outstanding reflexes.
Sire Chacco Blue has been number one in the world ranking for showjumping stallions for years and has produced an almost endless list of Grand Prix jumpers. The most famous example is of course the reigning Olympic champion Explosion W, but H5 Chaganus, Stardust, Chalou and Casquo Blue are also offspring of Chacco Blue.
Ridden by Jos Lansink, dam Valentina van 't Heike was one of Belgium's best combinations for many years. The extremely talented Nabab de Rêve daughter won the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi and Paris and was runner-up in the Global Champions Tour final in Doha. In addition, Valentina won team bronze at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010 and competed at the European Championships in Madrid in 2011 and the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
In breeding, Valentina van 't Heike has also been hugely successful. She is dam of the famous stallion Epleaser van 't Heike, who jumped at the highest level with both Christian Ahlmann and Frank Schuttert. Ridden by Ahlmann, Epleaser van 't Heike won the Grand Prix of Treffen and the Nations Cup of Aachen in 2016. In addition to Epleaser, Valentina van 't Heike also produced the Grand Prix showjumper Boomer van 't Heike, who had some great successes with Mathijs van Asten and Kim Thiry. Furthermore, Valentina van 't Heike is dam of the talented approved stallions Notting Hill JL Z and Cavalier Russe Z.
In the KWPN Stallion Competition last winter, Chaudfontaine JL Z displayed his talent and showed a lot of quality and scope. With Laura Kjaergaard Baaring, Chaudfontaine JL Z jumped convincingly clear in Kronenberg, De Meern and Exloo.