Century Farms

Sires - Wellington Keur

Wellington passed the performance test in 1983, when he became Reserve Champion. The jury gave him nines for training behaviour, stable manners and temperament, and 8.5 for the two jumping components. Wellington made his sport debut in the 1984/1985 season when he got a beautiful third in the National Stallion Competition category A jumping, came second in the same competition in the following season and in1987/1988 Wellington won the national Stallion Competition category C. He also starred in dressage at Z-level and jumped national 1.30 m courses. Wellington was not only approved for service in the Netherland, but also in Belgium and for Selle Francais.

Wellington, is by the sublime 'preferent' Nimmerdor who passed inspection in more than twenty sons and whose products are such excellent sport Performers that he takes second place in the jumping index, which is further added to by his heredity reliability being no less than 94%. To mention but a few of Nimmerdor's well-known offspring: Up to Date (winner of the Grand Prix Amsterdam), Optiebeurs Aldato, Zadok, and Olympic Ahorn. Nimmerdor is considered one of the most important Dutch stallions of the last few years. The same can be said of 'preferent' Lucky Boy xx, who sired Wellington's 'keur' dam Patty. Lucky Boy also ranks in the top ten of the stallion jumping index, not least because of the fantastic successes of Calypso, The Freak, Van Gogh and Medrano. Patty's dam is 'ster' Eritama, daughter of Romeo, also a 'preferent' stallion and regular producer of splendid movers. Wellington is full brother to the approved stallion Elberton, and half-brother to Haciende - out of Wellington's dam Patty - who was 3-yr-old National Champion Mare in 1992.

Wellington has proved to be a true son of his ancestors and already reached a high dressage and jumping index figure at an early age. He was granted the prefix 'keur' for his breeding efforts so far: Wellington produced a considerable number of 'ster' and 'keur' mares, and his male offspring are notable performers.

Wellington is the sire of the following KWPN Approved stallions:

  • Emilion Keur - 1st Volvo World Cup Millstreet, 4th Grand Prix Valkenswaard, 5th Grand Prix Londen, 2nd Grand Prix Donaueschingen, 4th Dublin & Rotterdam, 2nd Bremen.
  • Farrington Keur - Due to a fracture in his leg, Farrington was not able to perform in the sport, which is a pity because of the great talent he possesses. During his Stallion Test he received an eight for his basic gaits and 9 in temperament.
  • Glennridge Keur - 1992 Performance Test Champion, winner and placed in numerous Grand Prix, World Cups and International Stallion competitions. In 1998 Glennridge was placed 12th in the World Rankings.
  • Kevekko (USA)

Wellington performed as an International showjumper and advanced dressage - ZZ level. Wellington tragically died young.  

Wellington is also the sire of our Keur Elite Sport Dressage mare Laura.

Many International Showjumpers like VDL Jupiter, San Patrigano Deke, What a Game, Glennridge, Emilion and Dressage horses such as Bolvorms Ceylon, Luxaflex and Farrington were sired by Wellington.  Wellington sires progeny which have excelled in both disciplines.

VDL Jupiter     SanPatriganoDeke     What a Game     Glennridge     Emilion
BolvormsCeylon      Luxaflex      Farrington