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Voltaire II
Voltaire II
Age:16 years Height:17.0 hh
Breed:Dutch Warmblood Colour:Dark Bay, 4 socks and bla
Discipline:SportHorse, Eventing, ShowJumping, ShowHunter, Dressage, Showing, PleasureRiding, Other
Stud Fees:$2250.00
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We are very excited to introduce a new stallion to Astek Stud - the beautiful natured and superbly bred Dutch Warmblood sire "Voltaire II".

Voltaire II was imported to New Zealand from the Netherlands in 1994 as a 2 year old, where he took up residence at Seattle Lodge Stud in Cambridge. He was started under saddle as a 3 year old and commenced early training with New Zealand's dressage star Kallista Field. Despite the best intentions to compete him, huge demand for his breeding services saw him retire from ridden work at a young age. While his potential under saddle has never been fully realised, his contribution to the New Zealand performance horse scene via his progeny has flourished, and is continuing to be very impressive!
Voltaire II at Christchurch stallion parade 2007
Voltaire II at Canterbury Stallion Parade, September 2007, 15 years old.
(Photo: Kim Annan)
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"Voltaire II" ridden by Kallista Field
Voltaire II has a very attractive refined head with excellent correct, leggy, athletic conformation, eyecatching white markings and medium sized bone. He is an outstanding natured stallion - extremely kind, calm, playful, intelligent and affectionate! His movement is elevated and bouncy with lovely natural spring and scope including a big ground covering canter. He also displays excellent effortless jumping technique with a fantastic attitude to jumping - just like his famous relatives! His obvious athleticism and scope, beautiful elegant looks, intelligent characters and smart jumping technique are all being passed onto his progeny. He offers warmblood power and scope yet with refinement and elegance.
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"Voltaire II" at the Canterbury stallion parade 2007, 15 years old.
(Photo: Annie Studholme)

Although a stallion himself can be very impressive, it is how he transmits his genes that will mark his success as a sire. Again, Voltaire II greatly impresses with the international bloodlines behind him and, with his own progeny now well underway in their performance careers, it is becoming very clear that he has what it takes to produce the same quality attributes of his famous forefathers as well!
Voltaire II has exceptional bloodlines, with both his famous sire "Voltaire" and equally famous dam-sire "Nimmerdor" having become world acclaimed for their terrific impact on sport horse performance world wide. His pedigree also contains the superior sires Furioso II (Han), Gotthard (Han), Farn (Holst/KWPN) and the highly influential Thoroughbred sires Furioso, Precipitation and Fairway.
Voltaire II's sire "Voltaire" (see photos below) was approved KWPN (Dutch Warmblood), Hanoverian, Selle Francais and Oldenburg. He jumped 1.50m courses as an 8 year old with a great deal of success. He showed his prowess in international jumping in 1988 in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden and Wembly and in 1989 he brought his showjumping career to a successful end by winning the Grand Prix of Berlin.
Above: Voltaire, the famous sire of Voltaire II
Voltaire stands very high on the index for both jumping and dressage. Each year so far a son of Voltaire has been approved for breeding in the Netherlands: Olympic Concorde, Damocles, Equador, Farmer, Gershwin and Haarlem to name just a few. In Germany Voltaire sons were approved, along with the stallions Electro in Sweeden and Forever in Belgium. Many offspring of Voltaire have been awarded high premiums and, examplified by Hallo Hallo, Fantast, Dante, Vivaldi, Especiale, Electra, Etaire, Don and Concorde, are jumping 1.40m/1.50m courses.
It is therefore no surprise that Voltaire received the sought after 'keur' predicate.
Voltaire II's dam-sire "Nimmerdor" shone during the jumping phase of his performance test in 1975. 'Preferent' Nimerdor went on to be ridden at international level by Albert Voorn, with whom he jumped various World Cups and made impressive appearances at several important international competitions. Nimmerdor was invited to go to Los Angeles Olympic Games, but the owners declined, as they considered it more important at the time that he fully devoted himself to his breeding activities.
Nimmerdor Nimmerdor
Above: Nimmerdor, the famous dam-sire of Voltaire II.
Nimmerdor's enourmous influence on breeding is not only felt in the Netherlands but also in many countries abroard. He has sired more than thirty approved stallions all over the world and has many successful grand-sons as well, including the likes of Himmerdor, Heartbreaker, Ahorn, Goodtimes, Wellington and more. When Nimmerdor was withdrawn from the sport, his children were already continuing the great family tradition. In 2000, Nimmerdor was elected 'The Stallion of the 20th Century' in the Netherlands.
The Voltaire / Nimmerdor cross was quickly recognised by Dutch breeders to be an extremely sucessful mating, with the great character and extreme carefulness of Voltaire combining very well with the boldness of Nimmerdor. At the moment, approximately 25% of the top 150 Dutch jumping horses are out of Nimmerdor mares.

Voltaire II's own progeny already hold National titles in all four disciplines of Dressage, Showjumping, Eventing and Show Hunter, with many progeny also Supreme Champions in the show ring, plus talented progeny exported overseas.
Latest Progeny News - updated August 2008
- Vancouver - winner of the NZ World Cup showjumping series 2008. Vancouver has recently been sold to the USA via internationally known showjumping rider Chris Kappler. He will be missed in our top SJ competitions but we wish him well!!
- Veritas - Prix St George National Dressage Champion 2007/08
- DV8 - 1st CCI 1 star, Richfields 3 Day Event, Dec 07
- Gordon - 1st CCI 3 star, Richfields 3 Day Event, Dec 07
- Viking SL - Supreme Champion Ridden Warmblood at Canterbury Royal A&P 2007
- Gordon, 2nd in Taupo Event 2007, CCI 3 star
- Vettori (AUS), 6th in Taupo 2007, CCI 3 star
- Sacred Hill Tipsy, 6th= National 5yo SJ series

Alongside countless wins in all disciplines, some of his major progeny titles and wins (that we are aware of) include:
"Volleyball SL"
- winner of Level 3 & Above National Young Rider Leaderboard 2007/08
- 3rd overall Level 3 Challenge Series 2007/08
- 3rd overall 2008 HOY at Level 3
- 2006/07 Canterbury Dressage Silver Salver, Winner of points prize
- 2006/07 Canterbury Dressage Huntaway Trophy winners
- Champion PSG Level 6/7 2008
- Prix St George Challenge Winner 2006 and 2007, National Dressage Championships
- 2003 National Novice Dressage Champion
" Vimac"
- 2007 2nd Medium Accumulator Series Final, National Dressage Championships
- 2004 North Island Elementary Dressage Champion
"Volte SL"
- 2005 Horse Of The Year Medium Dressage Champion
- 2004 National Dressage Prelim Champion

Showjumping / Show Hunter.....
- winner of the 2008 World Cup Showjumping series.
- winner of 2007 Horse Of The Year Puissance class jumping a height of 2.05m.
- winner at Grand Prix level, also several placings at World Cup level during first season entered.
- 3rd= place in 2008 Horse Of The Year Puissance class
"Indigo SL"
- 2004 Horse Of THe Year 5yo Series overall title winner
- Winner of numerous dressage and jumping classes
"Vienna SL"
- Won 6yo Show Hunter title at National Breeders Show 2004
Won Ice Breaker Junior/Amateur Show Hunter Classic Title 2004
"Justa Lad"
- 2001/2002 Winner of the Holden 5yo showjumping series
"Justa Lass"
- 2004 Junior/Amatuer Show Hunter title at Horse Of The Year show.
- 5th in the 5yo Title class at Horse of the Year show 2004
- 3rd EIT Junior High Points series 2004
- Winner of numerous Show Hunter and Showjumping classes
"Double J Breeze"
- 2003/2004 5 Year Old Showjumping Champion at Young Sport Horse Show.
- Won 4yo Show Hunter title at National Breeders Show 2000
- 2003 Won 5yo Showjumping title at National Showjumping Championships.
"Victoria II"
- Third in the 1.35m 7yr old at the 2004 Horse of the Year
- First Voltiare II offspring to compete in Lady Rider class at Horse of the Year show 2005, Placed 4th.
- First Voltaire II offspring to compete in the Horse of the Year Class at the 2005 HOY Show.
"My Wish"
- National Age Group Show Hunter Champion
"V Dub SL"
- 2nd in the Equitation Medal Class at the 2006 Horse of the Year show
- 3rd in the Hunt Seat Equitation at the 2006 Horse of the Year show
- 4th 6yr old Show Hunter at National Breeders show 2005
- 3rd Junior/Amature Show Hunter at National Breeders show 2005
- Winner of numerous other show hunter and show jumping classes.
- Winner of Foxhunter Caboulture 2004 (Australia)
Three Day Eventing.....
- 1st CCI 1 star, Richfields 3 Day Event, Dec 2007
- 1st CCI 3 star, Richfields 3 Day Event, Dec 2007
- Won the NZ qualifier FEI Eventing World Cup at Kihikihi in 2005 AND 2006!
- Advanced NZ three-day eventing champion 2006
- International Derby winner HOY 2006
- Reserve for the New Zealand eventing team going to the WEG Games 2006
- Won the Advanced FEI CIC***A at Central Districts ODHT 2005 and 2006
- Won the National 1 Day Waiteko Tropy 2005
- Won the National Three day at Taupo 2005 and 2006
- In the NZ team that competed in Adelaide, Australia
- Won the Ford Explorer National One Day Championships CIC*** 2005
- Won the PPCS Richmond Ltd One Day Horse Trial Advanced FEI CCI*** 2005

- National 3 Day Novice winner (*)
- ** winner in Australia
- Exported to Australia by Stuart Tinney for eventing in 2004... results include
- 2007 6th in Taupo ***
- 2005 6th Canberra CIC**
- 2005 1st Wagga Wagga CNC**
- 2005 14th SIEC 3DE CCI***
- 2005 5th Adelaide 3DE CCI****
- 2004 1st MHT CNC***
- 2004 2nd Melbourne CCI**
- 2004 2nd Camden Novice
- 2004 2nd Albury Novice
- 2004 1st Sydney Pre-Novice

"Vienna SL"

"Justa Lass"

"Victoria II"

"V Dub SL"



Other winners sired by Voltaire II include: Viking SL, Dutch Treat SL, Vienetta, Ventus, Primvera Vermont, Vimac, Ashbury Rose, Vista, Volte SL, Volivia, A Wizard, Volenta, Varensia, Double J Breeze, Miss Victoria, Vibrant SL, Viggio (USA), Poseidon (AUS), Shelia Brodie (USA), Voltaren (USA), Voltez, Zap, Vanilla Ice, plus many more.

Voltaire IICertainly, Voltaire II is proving himself to be a successful sire of top quality all round performance progeny!!
In fact, due to his progeny performance results, Voltaire II has been upgraded to being a "Principal" status stallion with the NZ Warmblood Association.
Voltaire II will be standing his first season at Astek Stud in 2007. We are thrilled to have this stallion join us as we feel his bloodlines and type perfectly compliment our current breeding programme, and his progeny will continue to impress in all disciplines of sporthorse competition.
(Please note: If you own or have bred progeny by Voltaire II, we would love to hear from you!)
We are excitedly looking forward to our first Astek foals sired by Voltaire II in the spring of 2008.

Voltaire II - your sire choice for producing progeny with:
- Refined, leggy, athletic conformation with beautiful heads
- Lots of Scope and Versatility for any discipline
- Natural elegance
and beauty (he often produces very colourful white markings)
- Intelligent, kind, trainable temperaments

- Very scopey, clever and talented jumping technique and ability
- Internationally sought after Dutch Warmblood performance bloodlines

2008 Stud Fee: NZ$2250 all inclusive
(includes GST, Booking Fee, First Semen Collection Fee & 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. Very Good Fertility.
All services come with a Live Foal Guarantee and Service contract.
2008 Service Contract & Brochure Downloads
Voltaire II

DVD footage of Voltaire II and his progeny now available!
Contact us today for your free copy!
All progeny eligible for registration with the New Zealand Warmblood Horse Association.
Please phone Sue or Diana at Astek Stud - 03 347 6613 - or email for more info/video or DVD/service contracts etc.

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