Super quality colt by Guidam. Dam Highland Lady C.
Name: Highland Guidam
This colt foal qualified for the colt retention scheme with the Irish Horse Board! Top class with great potential for the future!
Guidam was one of the top ten living stallions in the world. He was the No.1 in KWPN breeding index and also the No.1 in USEF jumper sires rankings. He is ahead of such legends as Heartbreaker, Nimmerdor, Quick Star, Concorde, Cavalier, Quidam de Revel, Voltaire and Burggraaf.
Guidam’s pedigree needs no introduction:
Quidam de Revel : What more can be said about the sire compared by his owner, Flemming Velin, to Northern Dancer? He has won team bronze and individual fourth place at the Barcelona Olympics with Herve Godignon ( who now competes with Guidam’s daughter Liona). Quidam de Revel is also the sire of Jessica Kurten’s Quibel (Luidam’s 2004 Aga Khan team mate) who topped the World Breeding Championships sire ratings in 2004 for the second successive year and ten of his progeny competed at the 2002 World Equestrian Games in Jerez.
Guidam fulfils the second credential (performance) with a series of international wins with Eric van der Vleuten at major shows like Mechelen, Bordeaux, Eindhoven and ‘s-Hertogenbosch, he won the best stallion title at the Zwolle International Stallion Show. Guidam then retired to stud through injury.
Guidam was awarded a ‘ Keur” predicate by the KWPN and was the 2003-2004 leader on the jumping breeding index with an amazing rating of 171!. His stallion sons are at stud in Holland, Germany, The United Kingdom, United States and Poland with a high percentage of predicate daughters also at stud.
Guidam truly came to the attention of Irish breeders with Luidam’s outstanding Nations Cup appearances at Aachen, St. Gallen, Hickstead and Dublin, where he was the hero of the triumphant Aga Khan 2004 team. Guidam rose to the top of several international breeders wish lists after the 2004 Olympic Games when Authentic, definitive winner of the USEF trials, became the most talked about horse after his star performance clinched a team gold medal for the United States.Guidam’s progeny are world class; the ratio of International jumpers sired by him is phenomenal.
Guidam now ranks in the top ten of the WBFSH 2004 rankings of living jumping sires available, alongside Argentinus, Quidam de Revel, Darco, Concorde and Libero H. Amongst his oldest offspring is Authentic, star of the America Olympic team, who topped the 2004 prize money rankings with $190,373, other gifted Guidam progeny like Armani have rocketed their sire Guidam into the top of the 2004 USEF.