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Kinnordy Gym Bello
Kinnordy Gym Bello
Age:7 years Height:16.2 hh
Breed:Hanoverian Colour:Mahogany bay
Discipline:SportHorse, Eventing, ShowJumping, ShowHunter, Dressage, Showing, PleasureRiding, Other
Stud Fees:$2000.00
Blood Line:Click to view

 

Kinnordy Gym Bello is a proving to be a very exciting sire prospect for New Zealand.
A young Hanoverian stallion with eyecatching elevated scopey movement, beautiful refined good looks, athletic short-coupled conformation, scopey jumping technique and a tremendous temperament, Gym Bello brings superb international Hanoverian bloodlines to New Zealand, with expectations to produce high class versatile progeny for all disciplines, particularly eventing, dressage, showhunter and showjumping.
GYM BELLO IS CURRENTLY THE SIRE OF:
* RESERVE CHAMPION PRELIM HORSE AT AUCKLAND MANAKAU FESTIVAL OF DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS, DECEMBER 2008
* 4YO SHOWHUNTER WINNER (x 2, ONE WIN AT FIRST COMPETITION OUTING!) HAS ALSO WON OR PLACED IN EVERY SHOWHUNTER CLASS ENTERED TO DATE.
* CANTERBURY WINTER DRESSAGE SERIES OVERALL CHAMPION TRAINING LEVEL 2008
* SUPREME CHAMPION WARMBLOOD - HORSE & PONY BREEDERS SHOW 2008
* SUPREME CHAMPION WARMBLOOD - NZWHA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW 2007
* SUPREME PREMIER MARE/FILLY - NZWHA WARMBLOOD CHAMPIONSHIP 2007
* FOR 3 YEARS IN A ROW (2005, 2006 & 2007) 3 DIFFERENT PROGENY BY GYM BELLO HAVE WON THE HOTLY CONTESTED "BEST MOVEMENT UP TO 3 YEARS" CLASS AT THE NZWHA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW!

 

Kinnordy Gym Bello, at our Open Day, March 2006, at 4 years old. Hanoverian stallion by Gymnastik Star
Kinnordy Gym Bello at our Open Day in March 2006, 4 1/2 years old.
First select crop of 10 foals were born in 2004.... and with each new foal crop that arrives - what can we say but WOW!!
The proof of any stallion is in the progeny he produces.
Gym Bello is proving to be a very consistent producer of high quality foals with heaps of versatility for any discipline. His progeny are all displaying excellent calm, intelligent, people orientated temperaments, scopey elevated movement, leggy, athletic correct conformation with extremely good natural toplines and upstanding necksets, plus beautiful refined heads. We are thrilled with every one of his foals to date and can't wait for more!
Click here to view his progeny now!
Kinnordy Gym Bello at 4 years oldHis sire, Gymnastik Star (by Gluckspilz), is a magnificent type who scored 123.23 in his performance test in Germany with 8's and 9's for character and trainability, and, because of his breathtaking movement and rideability combined with his huge jumping ability, was elevated to Premium Stallion Class 1 Status with his results. He is now standing at the well known Kinnordy Stud in Australia and producing extremely attractive, scopey foals, with the same amazing eyecatching flowing movement, superb temperaments, high trainability and the stunning good looks of their sire, and who are already very competitive and winning in dressage, showjumping, showhunter and showing classes. Commented as "the most talked about sire in Australiasia", Gymnastik Star is a very dominant sire and his talented young progeny are becoming highly sought after by riders from all disciplines due to their superb allround versatility.
Gym Bello's dam, Gabriela, is a tall grey Hanoverian mare by the imported licensed and performance tested Hanoverian sire Graf Landau. Graf Landau has powerful movement and outstanding jumping technique, the sire of international performers in Grand Prix showjumping and top level dressage, including: Australian Grand Prix/World Cup showjumping representative and 2006/07 Australian Showjumper Of The Year 'KS Genoa', 2005 Australian Hanoverian Advanced Horse of the Year "Remi Giselle", exciting exported gelding "Walk The Line" who has already had consecutive competition wins eventing with William Fox Pitt (UK Leading event rider) and the NZ 2004 Young Dressage Horse Supreme Champion 'Grunelius Legacy'. (see below for more details.)
We believe the Graf Landau influence adds terrific scope, athleticism and jumping ability to the Gymnastik Star bloodline. This same pedigree cross is found in many top performance horses across all disciplines.
Gabriela's dam, Smeralda, is by the upstanding Thoroughbred stallion "Silky Baby" who was approved and licensed with the Hanoverian Society and has produced some extremely talented jumping horses, while also adding a refining influence of TB blood. Smeralda is a half sister to well performed Grand Prix showjumping sire 'Daly K' standing at stud in Australia.
Smeralda's dam 'Gold Song' is a beautiful German imported Hanoverian mare by the famous Hanoverian sire 'Goldstern' who remains a well sought after sire in the bloodlines of today.
Galanthus - full brother to Gym Bello, Prelim Dressage Champion and Dressage Newcomer of the Year.Gym Bello's dam Gabriela has a lovely settled, intelligent temperament and shows very good natural cadence and suspension in her movement. Her foals have all shown exceptional movement and wonderful temperaments and have sold well in Australia to top buyers.
Gym Bello has two full brothers now out competing in dressage! Galanthus (photo right), who also stands at stud in Australia, acheived second highest classification score during his ACE stallion licensing and was titled "Queensland State Preliminary Champion 2006" and "Queensland Dressage Newcomer Of The Year 2006".
His other full brother "Kinnordy Gallium" is a beautiful moving grey gelding, imported to New Zealand and ridden by Julie Brougham, earning Novice level wins and placings during his first season competing in 2007/08!

Gymnastik Star - sire of Gym Bello

Graf Landau - dam sire of Gym Bello
SOME OF THE VERY SUCCESSFUL YOUNG PERFORMANCE HORSES WITH THESE SAME BLOODLINES INCLUDE:
- Galanthus - (full brother to Gym Bello, also standing at stud in Australia), Queensland State Preliminary Champion 2006 and Queensland Dressage Newcomer Of The Year 2006.
- Walk The Line, gelding by Graf Landau, recently sold to William Fox Pitt, UK, (the Worlds Number 2 Event Rider and leading UK Event Rider), to date this pair have had 2 starts at Pre-Novice Horse Trials and have won them both!
- Remi Giselle, 2005 Australian Hanoverian Advanced Horse of the Year
- Gymstar One, 5yo gelding by Gymnastik Star, NZ National Reserve Novice Champion 2006, and also awarded the "NZ Young Dressage Horse Champion 2006" (out of all 4, 5 and 6 year olds). Test rider Hubertus Hufendiek (Germany), gave Gymstar One the highest marks of all horses for Rideability (9) and Star Quality and considered him ".. the best horse of the show with definate Grand-Prix quality".
- KS Genoa, mare by Graf Landau, superstar jumper, titled "Australian Showjumper of the Year 2005/06", also winner of 2 Australian World Cup Showjumping qualifiers, competed at Aachen WEG, with many other wins and placings at Grand Prix level.
- Kinnordy Gym, gelding by Gymnastik Star, 3rd place in NZ National Novice Championship 2006. Also previously placed 2nd in the 1.10m NZ National 4yo Showjumping Championships (his first show!)
- Grunelius Legacy, gelding by Graf Landau, NZ Medium Champion 2006, as well as NZ Young Horse Dressage Champion 2004.
- Glueck Star MH, gelding by Gymnastik Star out of Graf Landau mare, exceptional movement, NZ Reserve Champion Young Dressage Horse 2005, plus Multi Supreme Show Champion.
- Kinnordy Gernot, gelding by Graf Landau, 3rd in the Australian 6yo Young Showjumping Championship at Jumping With The Stars 2005.
- UQ Gladiator, gelding by Gymnastik Star, winner of the Australian 4yo Young Horse State Championships (scoring 9 for rideability).
- and the list goes on and on!!
Kinnordy Gym Bello offers you the direct link to these exciting, extremely successful and highly versatile bloodlines.
Kinnordy Gym Bello in 2005
Above: Kinnordy Gym Bello in 2005, at 3 1/2 years old

Below: Kinnordy Gym Bello at our Open Day in March 2006, 4
1/2 years old.
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Gym Bello is continuing to mature into a classy young stallion. He has a beautiful head and a wonderful kind, sociable, settled, playful, inquisitive temperament; he is very willing and sensible, highly trainable and aims to please, yet remains calm and settled at the same time - easily one of the best natured horses we have ever come across! He has sporty, short coupled conformation (often making him appear smaller than he actually is - currently approx 16.2hh). He also has super movement with an excellent stretchy purposeful walk, natural bounce, elevation and easy moment of suspension in trot and a big bouncy uphill, ground covering canter. In the limited times we have free-jumped him, Gym Bello has shown the same scopey technique as his talented relatives, with a free hind end and very keen attitude towards jumping.... he heads for the jumping lane of his own accord and just loves it!
Unfortunately Gym Bello suffered a major accident as a yearling in which he fractured his pelvis and broke three ribs. Having been purchased as a colt foal for his stallion quality movement, temperament, pedigree and expected performance ability, this was a devastating accident and put a large question-mark on his future ability to ever perform under saddle. Luckily for us, Gym Bello is recovering from this accident very well and, with intensive therapy, is making a remarkable recovery. He is still extremely athletic and, based upon his strong pedigree and stunning movement prior to the accident, we expect his foals to be standouts!
Despite his injury, we have had Gym Bello under saddle several times during the past few years (when life has been a little less busy at the stud!). He feels wonderful to ride and is very calm, willing, trainable and co-operative... he thoroughly enjoys doing things, although we are very restricted with what we can ask of him due to his old pelvic injuries causing him some discomfort. Even so, it is very pleasing to know he is extremely rideable and generous - important aspects which we are finding are definatly coming through in his progeny.
Kinnordy Gym Bello in March 2006, 4 years old
Above: Kinnordy Gym Bello in April 2006, 4 1/2 years old.
The Hanoverian "G" line, from which Gym Bello hails, has been extremely successful worldwide in producing Olympic and Grand Prix performance horses, particularly in the jumping disicplines. Gym Bello's pedigree features 4 crosses of the reknowned sire Gotthard - described as "...the best producer of showjumpers in the world at his time...", and has 3 crosses of the very influential 'sire of sires' Wendekreis, known for producing very correct and well balanced offspring, also with great jumping ability. Other important sires close-up in Gym Bello's pedigree include Genever, Ferdinand, Cor De La Bryere, Calypso II, Domspatz and Goetz - all of them responsible for at least one or more World Showjumping Champions!
While Gym Bello's pedigree holds tremendous jumping blood, this is often considered a requirement in producing the necessary elevation and athleticism for top level dressage performance, and his movement certainly shows this.
We envisage his progeny to be very versatile and highly competitive prospects in dressage, talented scopey showjumpers, perfect showhunter/equitation types, while also easily being refined and athletic enough for eventing (especially if crossed with a Thoroughbred mare - this cross is dominating the international eventing scene).
Astek Genias - stunning yearling filly by Gym Bello out of Trakehner mare, exported to USA
Astek Genias - stunning yearling filly by Gym Bello out of RV Natasha (Trakehner mare by Falkensee). Exported to USA as a yearling in September 2006 for future showhunter and equitation competition.
Astek Gianni - Supreme Champion Led at first show outing, NZWHA Warmblood Championship Show 2006
Astek Gianni - 2yo filly by Gym Bello out of Stately Affair (Thoroughbred mare by Spectacular Love). Supreme Champion Led and Supreme Premier Mare at NZWHA Warmblood Championship Show November 2006.
Photo: Kim Anann Photography.
Above: 2 progeny by Kinnordy Gym Bello - see his progeny page for more.
Kinnordy Gym Bello first stood at private stud to limited approved select mares in the 2003 season. His first crop of foals arrived in 2004, and with each further crop that arrives.... what can we say but WOW! From both Thoroughbred and Warmblood mares, he has produced very classy foals without exception. He is proving to consistently produce high calibre progeny with beautiful refined heads, scopey athletic correct conformation with very well set on upstanding necksets and natural toplines, an excellent big stretchy walk and elevated floaty movement, and fantastic willing, calm, confident, intelligent, people orientated temperaments.
Astek Gymahl
Astek Gymahl, just turned 3 years old in January 2008, just 2 weeks under saddle at the time of this photo. Beautiful natural carriage, elevated movement and willing, sensible, character filled temperament! Sold to a superb dressage home in the North Island where he is continuing to progress very well!
Astek Gianni
Astek Gianni at 3 years old, going beautifully under saddle for Diana
here in May 2008. Gianni has an exceptional temperament and combined with her top quality paces, including an extremely balanced and uphill canter, make her a true joy to work with.
Photo: Annie Studholme.
Gym Bello's oldest progeny officially turned 4 years old in August 2008. Most of his oldest progeny have now been lightly backed and started under saddle both by Astek Stud and outside breeders, where they have been proving their excellent trainability and kind, accepting natures to learn quickly and progress smoothly in early ridden work. We can expect to see more of Gym Bello's progeny started under saddle this summer 2008 and seeing some of his now 4 year olds making their competitive debuts before too long!
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Astek Gymnast**NEWS FLASH!!** (Updated December 08)
"ASTEK GYMNAST" CROWNED RESERVE CHAMPION PRELIM HORSE!
Talented 4yo gelding "Astek Gymnast" was crowned Reserve Champion Prelim Horse at the Auckland Manakau Festival of Dressage Championships in December, winning one of his classes and with scores ranging from 66 - 71%. A terrific start to this very impressive gelding's competition career.
"ASTEK GENEVA" WINS 4yo SHOWHUNTER AT FIRST COMPETITION!
Dark brown/black 4yo filly Astek Geneva attended the Canterbury Showjumping Carnival in October Astek Geneva2008, where she competed in her first competition, winning the 4yo Showhunter class!
Geneva has gone on to win or place in EVERY Showhunter class entered, including again winning the 4yo Showhunter class at the popular Canterbury Xmas Cracker competition, December 2008.

Gym Bello's First Offspring to Compete Under Saddle WINS WINTER DRESSAGE SERIES!!
At the Canterbury Winter Dressage Series, May 18th 2008, the 3 year old filly "Wairua Glymmer" (Gym Bello x Witzbold mare) entered her first competition, where she placed 2nd in her first training dressage test with a score of 84%, then won her second test with a score of 77%, making her the overall winner of this competition. Super results for a green 3 year old in classes of up to 20 competitors and at only her second ever outing! Both judges commented on her wonderful relaxed, happy attitude, forward springy movement and "loads of potential".
UPDATE DECEMBER 2008: Glymmer went on to place 2nd overall in the June competition (also achieving 2nd place in her first Prelim test with 65%), and then 2nd overall again in the July competition, making her the OVERALL WINTER SERIES WINNER at Training level for 2008!! Following this she had a break from competition before coming back in November to win the Prelim 1.6 Challenge at Ashburton NZEF Dressage, at the same time qualifying for entry into the Young Dressage Horse competition.

Stay tuned for more exciting competitive debut results as more of Gym Bello's first select crop start to make their entries into ridden competition.
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To date and as far as we know, every one of Gym Bello's progeny to compete in-hand have all won or placed in every class entered at some very big popular shows, including:
  • "Astek Graffiti" (NZWHA Championship Show 2008)
    - 1st 3yo Gelding
    - Champion Male
  • "S.E Grissini" (Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Show, February 2008)
    - 1st Yearling Colt Or Filly
    - Champion Youngstock
    - Supreme Champion Warmblood
  • "Astek Ghisella" (NZWHA Championship Show 2007)
    - 2nd Yearling Filly class (won by Astek Gymbya!)
    - 1st Best Movement Up To 3 Years class (commented by the Australian judge as having "simply outstanding movement")

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    Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Show, February 2008 - we unfortunately missed the yearling class however Ghisella won both her other classes entered)
    - 1st Best Movement Up To 3 Years
    - 1st Best Progeny Group (alongside Astek Gymbya, this class for 2 progeny sired by the same stallion.)
  • "Astek Gymbya" (NZWHA Championship Show 2007)
    - 1st Yearling Filly class
    - 4th Best Movement Up To 3 Years class (won by Astek Ghisella!)

    (Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Show, February 2008 - we unfortunately missed the yearling class however Gymbya was successful in her other two classes entered...)
    - 3rd Best Movement Up To 3 Years (won by Astek Ghisella, 2nd place went to a Ramirez 2yo!)
    - 1st Best Progeny Group (alongside Astek Ghisella, this class for 2 progeny sired by the same stallion.)
  • "Astek Giovanni" (Matamata A&P Show 2007)
    - 3rd 2yo youngstock class
    - 2nd Best Movement class
    - 2nd Hanoverian class
  • "G Times Flies" (Canterbury All Breeds Foal Show 2007)
    - 1st Best Hack foal
    - 2nd Best Hunter type foal
  • "Galiana Belle" (Methvan A&P Show 2006)
    - 1st Best Warmblood
    - 3rd Best Paced Youngstock (15 entries, up to 4 years old)
    - 1st Champion Registered Warmblood.
    - Reserve Champion Warmblood
  • "Evander Juno's Miss Bello" (Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Show 2007)
    - 2nd Warmblood Foal
    - 1st Best Paced Warmblood Up To 3 Years (this foal beating the 1, 2 and 3 year olds!)
    Multi Supreme Champion

  • "Astek Gianni" (NZWHA Warmblood Championship Show 2006)
    - 1st 2yo Filly
    - 1st Best Movement Up To 3 Years
    - Champion Filly
    - Supreme Champion Led Warmblood
    - Supreme Premier Warmblood Mare Or Filly

    - 2nd Prelim dressage test (NZWHA Championship Show, Nov 2008 - first competition under saddle)
    ...also competed in-hand at the same show winning:
    - 1st Mare 4 - 6 Years
    - Champion Mare

  • "Astek Geneva" (NZWHA Warmblood Show 2005)
    - 2nd Yearling Colt Gelding or Filly
    - 1st Best Paced Up To 3 Years
    - 1st 4yo Showhunter (Canterbury Showjumping Carnival 2008)
    - 1st 70cms Showhunter x 2, 2nd 80cms & 3rd 90cms (Ashburton 2* SJ/SH Festival Nov 2008)
    - 1st 4yo Showhunter (Canterbury Xmas Cracker Dec 2008)

  • "Astek Gymahl" (Nelson Horse & Pony Breeders Show 2005)
    - 1st Best Warmblood
    - 1st Best Potential Dressage Horse
    - 1st Best Paced Youngstock

  • "Piano Hill Gambler" (Manawatu A&P Show)
    - 1st 3yo Gelding
For three years in a row, Gym Bello's progeny have won the Best Movement class at the NZWHA Warmblood Championship show!
We continue to regulary receive emails and phonecalls from Gym Bello's progeny owners describing their youngstock to have "amazing" and "outstanding" temperaments, not to mention being beautiful types and eyecatching movers alongside.
Gym Bello's progeny have been highly appraised by top riders, breeders and trainers from all disciplines - especially dressage, eventing and equitation/showhunter - and already include progeny exported overseas.
If Gym Bello keeps this up he has a great future ahead of him! Click here to view his progeny now!
Kinnordy Gym Bello served a full book of quality mares in 2006. He has exceptional semen quality and excellent conception rates on first insemination. We will continue to restrict his service numbers to approved mares in 2007, so please enquire!

Kinnordy Gym Bello - your sire choice for producing progeny with:
- Superb natural toplines, upstanding necksets, refined, elegant, athletic conformation
- Very beautiful heads and expressions
- Outstanding Temperaments
(very kind, calm, willing, trainable, people orientated)
- Lots of natural Scope and Versatility for any discipline
- Elevated cadenced movement - including a huge elastic walk, elevated trot and uphill, very balanced canter.
- Excellent international jumping bloodlines
(youngstock showing great athleticism and exciting technique free-jumping)
- Progeny all winning in-hand and showing excellent trainability early ridden work. Very Rideable young horses who aim to please.

2008 Stud Fee: $2000 all inclusive
(includes GST, Booking Fee, First Semen Collection & First Semen Freight NZ wide, plus Live Foal Guarantee.)
(Discount provided for multiple mares booked to any of our stallions by one owner.)
AI only. Transported fresh chilled semen available NZ wide. Exceptional fertility.
(100% pregnancy success with chilled transported semen New Zealand wide in 2003, 2004 & 2006, and 97% pregnancy rate in 2005 & 2007.)

All services come with a Live Foal Guarantee and Service contract.

2008 Service Contract, Brochure & Video Clip Downloads
Kinnordy Gym Bello
- Short video clip of Kinnordy Gym Bello (WMV file 3063kb)
(Requires Windows Media Player, Quicktime etc to view)
Note: please contact us via email, phone or fax before completing this service contract as Gym Bello is available to a restricted number of approved mares only.

FREE DVD of Gym Bello and his progeny available. Please enquire!
All progeny eligible for registration with the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association and with Studbook Kinnordy (a quality Australasian warmblood studbook).

Please phone Sue or Diana at Astek Stud - 03 347 6613 - or email info@astek.co.nz for more info/video or DVD/service contracts etc.

 

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