Ahorn was bred by the legendary breeder Wiepke van der Lageweg by Nimmerdor (and should not be confused with the horse Ahorn Z). His dam was Hyazinthe who was an own daughter of Ladykiller who is featured elsewhere on this web site.
Hyazinthe was the sort of mare that most breeders dream about – the sort of mare that a wise breeder can use to establish a dynasty. Not only is Hyazinthe the dam of Ahorn but also the dam to 2 national show jumpers and 3 International competitors.
Ahorn was a reputable show jumping horse and his abilities earned him the title ‘ Olympic ‘ when he was short listed for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He frequently jumped in the World Cup and Grand Prix competitions. Not only was he a prolific show jumper on the International circuit, but he then went on to become a top sire renowned for being a producer of quality sports horses.
His most recent famous son is the jumping sensation AK High Valley Z the sire of our own Greenacres Hajla Z . High Valley Z was bred by Mr. P S Koopman from Bozum. This horse, ridden by Jos Lansink, had already won the Dutch National Title…. whilst in the 2000 / 2001 season, he won the prestigious Sire of the World competition.
But more was to come ! and in the 2001 / 2002 season, also under the guidance of Jos Lansink , High Valley Z was smoothly guided to his second Sire of the World Title, fittingly clinching the title at Domain Zangersheide.