With first information about a tremendously jumping 3-year-old stallion from the dam line of Quirly Chin coming in from Belgium in spring 2015, the persons in charge were immediately interested when the Holsteiner Verband was offered this 3-year-old stallion by Plot Blue - Vigo d’Arsouilles - Cento from the success dam line bred by Joris von Brabander.
But wouldn’t a produce of these three stallions be too heavy for breeding modern high-performance horses? Inspecting the stallion at his breeder’s stable answered many questions. The stallion displaying the colourful markings of his sire Plot Blue and a still youthful appearance was anything but heavy. His movement was highly interesting, with an outstandingly regular, very ground-covering walk, a trot with good knee action, and a very efficient canter, powerful and with excellent carriage from behind. The free jumping proved more than convincing, very much to the purpose and very controlled, but on the same hand extremely careful, with a good bascule, an excellent, bouncy pushoff and the ability to be expected from his bloodline.
Million Dollar provides an interesting outcross option – only Cento by Capitol and Chin Chin in the 5th generation carry Holsteiner blood. Given the high concentration of top jumping genes, the stallion is expected to breed with great reliability. Mares known as reliable producers of Holsteiner type and Holsteiner way of going should be bred to this outcross stallion, preferably.
Euro 350,- + MwSt. zzgl. Euro 600,- + MwSt. bei Trächtigkeit zzgl. Euro 100,- + MwSt. Fohlengeld
Euro 350,- + MwSt. zzgl. Euro 900,- + MwSt. bei Trächtigkeit
Due to high demand, Million Dollar is currently only available to members of the Holsteiner Verband. The mares must be registrable in the Holsteiner Verband via Studbook I or Holstein Global and the foals 2023 must be registered in the Holsteiner Verband.
He carries a rare concentration of top level sport performance genes.
His sire Plot Blue team gold medallist at the 2010 WEG in Lexington, Kentucky; winner World Cup final in 2010 (tied with Küchengirl); winner Top Ten final in 2009.
His 2nd sire Vigo d’Arsouilles individual gold medallist at the 2010 WEG in Lexington, Kentucky.
His 3rd sire Cento team gold medallist at the Sydney Olympics, winner World Cup final in Leipzig, winner Aachen Grand Prix.
His dam, Gin Tonic de Muze, has only been used for breeding.
His 2nd dam, Daytona de Muze, was successfully shown in jumping classes at 1.60m level under Belgian rider Jody Bosteels and has been sold to the USA since.
His 3rd dam, Wallon de Muze, was successfully competed by Michel Hécart (1.60m), same as her full sister, Walnut de Muze, under Harrie Smolders.
His 4th dam, Quirly Chin by Chin Chin was successfully shown at international level by Eric Lamaze.
Joris de Brabander, the breeder of Million Dollar’s family, about his horses: “The horses from this dam line have good looks and good movement. They are easily ridden and have been demonstrating their sport performance at international level for generations.”
Own Performance of Million Dollar
At 4-year-old, the stallion won two young horse jumping classes at A and was placed at L level under Maximilian Gräfe. Five- and six-year-old, Million Dollar has been a serial winner in young horse jumping classes at L and M level under Ebba Johansson. He tops the results list almost every time he is shown and chalked up as much as six wins at M in 2018 alone. Under Frank Schuttert (Lansink Stables), Million Dollar was able to achieve many placings and victories in jumping competitions up to 1.45m. From the beginning of 2022, the reigning German Show Jumping Champion Sophie Hinners took the ride of Million Dollar. The pair was already convincing at their first competition and placed second in the Grand Prix in Kronenberg (1.45m). At the beginning of May Million Dollar was part of the German team at the Nations Cup in Mannheim. Under Sophie Hinners he stayed clear in both rounds and also in the jump-off he delivered an other fast clear round - second place for Germany.
Stallion performance test
Million Dollar was purchased by the Holsteiner Verband in spring 2015 and licensed at Zangersheide in April 2015. He was 30-day tested at Schlieckau in December 2015 where he scored 8.25 on rideability and 9.75 on jumping ability. He has been approved for the Holsteiner breeding programme at the Elmshorn licensing in January 2016.
Million Dollar passed his Münster-Handorf stallion sport test with flying colours. The judges commented as follows: “We have seen the stallion perform very cool on both days, displaying a practical canter with sufficient up-hill tendency. Million Dollar is a stallion with a lot of impulsion stored ready for take-off and he has tremendous scope over the jump. Very even on the reins and with good forward momentum to the fence.” In terms of scores it meant 8.8 on ability and overall impression, 8.5 on rideability and manner, and 8.3 on canter, with a weighted final score of 8.57.
30-Tage-Test 2015 in Schlieckau: Gesamt 8,43; ZW-Dres. 86 (+5); ZW-Spr. 126 (+22)
Offspring of Million Dollar BWP
Million Dollar’s first foal crops are very promising with many typey offspring put up for sale at the Holsteiner foal auctions. A filly out of a Corrado I dam was s ld to Switzerland at 15,000 euros and a colt out of a dam by Lancer II was sold to Italy at 13,500 euros. In 2018, the highest-priced lot of the Holsteiner foal auction held at the Hamurg Derby was a Million Dollar- Quite Capitol foal with the winning bid at 26,500 euros.