Iron Spring Farm’s 11-year-old stallion Cum Laude had quite a year in 2021. First, he made the move to the United States in June. Meanwhile, his daughters were racking up accolades on two continents. In the United States, his first North American offspring, Rosa Cum Laude RTH, was the USDF Breeders Championships West Coast Final Foal Champion with an 82.412%.
In Europe, four Cum Laude daughters earned their Provisional Keur predicates in 2021. Natilinda, Star, finished 9th at the 2021 KWPN National Mare Championships, and received scores of 80/85 (conformation, movement) at her regional keuring. Next-A-Daisy, Star, and Manona, Star, both earned high scores of 80/80 at their keurings. Namalia, Star, was selected for the KWPN National Mare Championships and received scores of 75/85 at her regional keuring.
Cum Laude is also the sire of three Elite mares. Kynona, Elite, is competing at the Z1 Level (Third Level). As a youngster, Kynona was Champion 3-Year-Old Mare and 1st place in the 3-Year-Old Dressage Mares at the Central KWPN Keuring in Friesland. Kalista, Elite, won the Dressage IBOP at the Noord-Brabant KWPN Keuring in 2019 with scores of 9.0s for trot and rideability, 8.5 for dressage talent, 8.0s for canter, elasticity, and posture and balance, for an impressive 82.5 total score. Nynah Trice KS, Elite, completed the prestigious EPTM Mare Test at Ermelo in 2021.
While Cum Laude has been bred on a limited basis due to his show career, these incredible mares speak to his quality as a sire. “Cum Laude’s early offspring have his elastic, exceptional movement and lovely temperament,” said Mary Alice Malone, owner of Iron Spring Farm. “It’s wonderful to have him at the farm.”
Cum Laude had a successful career in the young horse classes before winning at the Intermediate I and Prix St. Georges level. Among his victories: 1st place, 71.68%, CDI1* Prix St. Georges class at the World Championships for Young Horses in 2018; 1st place, 78.60%, Intermediate I Freestyle, Abcoude, the Netherlands; 1st place, 77.70%, Intermediate I Freestyle, Wezep, the Netherlands.
Cum Laude is by Grand Prix superstar Apache, Preferent, who competed at some of the biggest venues in the world, including Aachen, Rotterdam and the World Equestrian Games with Emmelie Scholtens. The pair finished 8th at the World Cup Finals in Göteborg with an 80.782% in the Freestyle. Apache is the sire of six Approved stallions, with equally spectacular daughters— 71% have received a Star predicate or higher. Apache has numerous Grand Prix offspring, including Gio, ridden by Charlotte Dujardin, who won the team bronze medal and finished fourth individually at the Tokyo Olympics.
Cum Laude’s dam is the Preferent/Prestatie mare Pacharel T. She’s by legendary Weltmeyer out of the Rubinstein I Keur/Prestatie mare Kacharel T. This damline is highly recognized for performance success.
In addition to his KWPN approval, Cum Laude is approved Oldenburg and Hanoverian. At his recent Hanoverian review, Cum Laude received pedigree approval, performance record approval, featuring the required international scores, and x-ray approval. During the in-person inspection, Cum Laude received 9s on impulsion/elasticity, neck and typiness/masculinity. He received 8s on overall impression, conformation, walk, head, saddle position and frame, bringing his final score to 8.16 for the Hanoverian Verband.
Cum Laude is available via fresh and frozen semen at Iron Spring Farm.
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