In Memoriam - KWPN Foundation Stallion Jazz Passed Away
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Posted by Astrid Appels for Eurodressage
KWPN foundation stallion Jazz, the most significant sire for dressage breeding in the KWPN studbook, has passed away. He was 29 years old.
"With pain in our hart, but mainly with gratitude for all he has meant to us and to dressage sport, we had to say goodbye to the king out stable last week," owner Broere communicated on 6 January 2020.
KWPN Young Star
Jazz was by Cocktail out of Charmante (by Ulster)
Huub's wife Tinie named the colt "Jacob" after their good friend, equestrian journalist, photographer and breeder Jacob Melissen.
Huub sold the colts from his brood farm that was mare dominated. Jacob was purchased as a 6-month old colt by Bob Rijsdijk and Nico Witte, who reared him.
Jacob was approved at the 1992 KWPN Stallion Licensing and that is when he was renamed Jazz.
He did his performance test soon afterwards and was described as "honest, reliable, temperamental, and likes to look at everything." He scored 71 points.
Tineke Bartels was allocated the ride and she trained the liver chestnut from novice to Grand Prix level.
"I always had a special feeling about Jazz," Tineke reminisced. "Jazz is very intelligent, has a friendly approach to people and was always very curious about everything."