Thursday, May. 23, 2024




Cum Laude is everything you could want in a stallion: exceptional movement, great character and striking beauty. He was successful in the show ring as a young horse, up through the levels to CDI Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I. He’s also a popular sire.

“Cum Laude came in training with us when he was five years old,” recalls his former rider and owner Vai Bruntink. “I immediately fell in love with him. He was so pretty and sweet.” Bruntink continued to develop the stallion and took him to the young horse classes as a six-year-old. He scored an 82 in the first round of the Pavo Cup and finished in 5th place. He was also a high scoring crowd favorite at national shows during this time.

Cum Laude continued up the levels, winning several national competitions at the ZZ-Zwaar and PSG and Intermediate I levels, including freestyles with scores to 78%. He made his CDI small tour debut in 2018 at the World Championships for Young Horses, where he won the CDI1* Prix St. Georges class with a 71.618%. In 2019, Cum Laude advanced to the CDI3* level. Bruntink said, “He loved to do prize givings. I never had to worry if the arena or loud music would distract him because he just felt so confident everywhere.”

Due to his show career, Cum Laude was bred on a limited basis, but his first offspring were so outstanding he quickly became a popular choice. Here are a few of his notable offspring:

Please Me
2nd Ring, KWPN stallion show, 2023

Natilinda, Star, Provisional Keur
5th place, 83.2%, Four and Five-Year-Old-Dressage Horse, Horsefood Dressage Talent Final, 2022
9th place, KWPN National Mare Championships, 2021
2nd place, 80 conformation, 85 movement, Noord-Holland Regional KWPN Keuring, 2021

Champion Mare, 80/85, Drenthe, 2022
Qualified for KWPN Mare Championship, 80/85, Ermelo, 2022

Rosa Cum Laude RTH
1st Premium, KWPN Keuring, 2022
9th place, Dressage Yearling, KWPN-NA Top Ten, 2022
82.412%, USDF Breeders Championship Western Series Foal Champion, 2021

Selena Duala
1st Premium foal, KWPN-NA Keuring, 2022
Sidney ISF
1st Premium foal, KWPN-NA Keuring, 2022
Stanley Cup Sweetheart
1st Premium, foal KWPN-NA Keuring, 2022
Summa Cum Laude
1st Premium foal, KWPN-NA Keuring 2022
Kalista, Elite, IBOP(DR), D-OC
1st place, IBOP, Noord-Brabant KWPN Keuring, 2019
9.0s trot, rideability
8.5 dressage talent
8.0s canter, elasticity, posture and balance
82.5 total score

Kynona, Elite, IBOP (DR), Prok
Competing Z1 Level (3rd Level equivalent)
Selected for the KWPN National Mare Championships, 2018
1st place, 3-year-old dressage mares, Central KWPN Keuring in Friesland at Harich, 2018
Champion, 3-year-old mares, Central KWPN Keuring in Friesland at Harich, 2018

Manona, Star, Provisional Keur
80 Conformation, 80 Movement, Gelderland Regional Dressage Keuring, 2021

Namalia, Star, Provisional Keur
Selected for the KWPN National Mare Championships, 2021
75 conformation 85 movement, Linburg Keuring, 2021
Selected for the KWPN National Foal Championships, 2018
1st place, Dressage Fillies, Central Keuring in Groningen, 2018

Next-A-Daisy, Star, Provisional Keur
80 conformation, 80 movement, Overijssel Regional Keuring, 2021

No Worries SL, 2E-Bezichtiging, D-OC
2nd Ring, KWPN stallion Show, 2019

Cum Laude is by the Grand Prix sensation Apache, Preferent, who competed at Aachen, Rotterdam and the World Equestrian Games with Emmelie Scholtens. The pair was 8th at the World Cup Finals with an 80.782% in the Freestyle. Apache is the sire of six Approved stallions. His daughters are equally spectacular, with 71% receiving a Star predicate or higher. Apache has numerous Grand Prix offspring, including Gio ridden by Charlotte Dujardin.

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.

Cum Laude is Approved KWPN, GOV, AHS and the Hanoverian Verband.


Kaiman is a beautiful homozygous black stallion winning at 4th Level and schooling Prix St. Georges. His first offspring are gorgeous with excellent conformation, movement and temperaments. His son Ohio finished 7th overall in the 2023 Pavo Cup, four-year-old division. Kaiman’s first North American offspring earned 1st Premium designation, as well as the KWPN-NA Top Ten Championship.

Kaiman’s 2024 show results include:

1st place, 68.914%, 4th Level Test 3, Adequan Global Dressage Festival 12

2nd place, 69.027%, 4th Level Test 3, Adequan Global Dressage Festival 9

4th place, 68.026%, 4th Level Test 1, Palm Beach Dressage Derby

1st place, 73.158%, Fourth Level Test 1, Welcome Back to White Fences I

1st place, 70.000%, Fourth Level Test 1, Welcome Back to White Fences I

3rd place, 66.842%, Fourth Level Test 1, Adequan Global Dressage Festival 6

Kaiman was designated premium at the 2018 KWPN stallion show. He finished third overall with 84 total points at the 2019 KWPN stallion performance test in Ermelo. He received 8.5s on his trot, canter, elasticity, balance, rideability, talent as a dressage horse, and an 8.0 on his walk

In 2018, Kaiman finished in fourth place in the VSN Trophy Finals, a talent spotting competition for three-year-old dressage horses. In 2020, Kaiman was on the Dutch team’s long list for the World Championships for Young Horses.

Kaiman passes on his best qualities to his offspring. Kaiman’s first son, Ohio, is already licensed Oldenburg and Hanoverian. In 2022, Ohio completed the stallion performance test in Vechta. His scores: Walk – 7.8, Trot – 8.3, Canter – 8.6, Rideability from test rider – 8.3, Willingness to Work – 8.3, and Overall – 8.26.

In 2023, in the final test of the Pavo Cup, Four-Year-Old division, Ohio received 8.7s for his walk and canter, 8.6s for harmony and total impression and an 8.3 for his trot, which tied him for sixth with 85.8. Combined with his first-round score of 84.6, Ohio finished seventh overall with 170.400.

In North America, Kaiman’s youngsters also drew attention in 2023. Touche’e Mon Amie was designated 1st Premium Dressage Foal at the KWPN-NA Keuring.

Trademark RCF was awarded 1st Premium Hunter Foal by the KWPN-NA. Trademark was also the winner of the 2023 KWPN-NA Hunter Futurity and Champion Hunter Foal in the KWPN-NA Top Ten Awards.

Bloodlines Full of Talent

Kaiman comes from strong dressage bloodlines. His sire, Dark Pleasure, was a successful small tour horse who carries the Olympic genes of Ferro, Preferent. Kaiman’s mother is the Elite, Preferent mare Franciska, a daughter of the Grand Prix legend Gribaldi, Preferent, and a granddaughter of Grand Prix standout Krack C, who’s also known as an important damsire. Franciska is a full sister of the small tour horse Eye Catcher and a half-sister to Geronimo, who’s competing at the ZZ-Zwaar level. The Approved KWPN stallions Redford and Foundation come from the same family. With all that Grand Prix talent, Kaiman adds movement, suppleness, rideability and good character for your next dressage prospect.

Kaiman is Approved KWPN, HAN, OLD and ARS. See more photos and videos on his page of the Iron Spring Farm website.



Approved PRE Grand Prix Dressage Stallion

Mosqueton IV competed to Grand Prix in Italy before his importation to the USA. He is a handsome and kind stallion who demonstrated his remarkably calm and trainable temperament in lighted musical freestyle and circus presentations for crowds across Europe.

Mosqueton will only produce bay offspring because he does not carry the factor for chestnut or black.

He is available for both PRE and other breeds of mares. His first foals arrived in 2024.

Available cooled and frozen.



Tjalbert 460 is the sire of FEI dressage horses, several stallions selected for the KFPS Stallion Show and dozens of breed show and keuring champions. Like their sire, Tjalbert’s offspring have wonderful, kind temperaments, trainability and expressive gaits. In 2022, Tjalbert beat all breeds to win the Get of Sire class at Dressage at Devon.

Tjalbert 460

Tjalbert 460 is one of Iron Spring Farm’s most popular stallions. He has great conformation, outstanding movement and a sweet personality. He earned good scores and dressage championships in the Netherlands while demonstrating an incredible work ethic and love for his job. His victories included a championship at the Friesian Indoor Dressage Championships.

Tjalbert has a powerful walk with nice reach, a balanced and supple trot, and an uphill canter. His elastic gaits, sound mind and superb conformation make him an ideal stallion. He also has good legs and large hooves—qualities he passes on to his offspring. 

Proven Sport Bloodlines

Tjalbert descends from Beart 411, Sport /Pref and Jasper 366, Sport/Pref, a line known for exceptional movement and jet black coats. Tjalbert’s dam, Grevinne fan Lutke Peinjum, Star/Pref./Prest./Crown Jewel, is from stam line 50. This line features many Star and Preferent mares. Tjalbert is free from Wessel bloodlines and therefore is a valuable asset to many breeding programs.

Champion Offspring

Tjalbert’s offspring excel under saddle, as well as at breed shows and keurings. His son Klasse van de Terpen was selected for the 2014 KFPS Stallion Show. He followed up this early honor as a successful dressage horse, competing in the 2019 European Championships for Friesian Dressage Horses. Klasse has shown through the small tour level and is schooling Grand Prix movements.

More offspring highlights:

● Redbad fan Egypte was selected for the 2015 KFPS Stallion Show and is a winning dressage horse in the USA with scores to 79%.

● Zane fan Signature Friesians has won 14 World Championships and Reserve World Championships at the IFSHA World Championships.

● Karsten van de Oostwal competed in the para dressage program in Europe.

● Dressage at Devon winners Rosalee ISF, Gypsy ISF and Zabrina ISF, Star. 

● Numerous sons and daughters have been named champion or reserve champion at FHANA keurings. A few recent honorees: Timothy ISF, Tieneke fan Friesian Run, Grand Amour ISF, Grace Z, Jonas MFR, Jonathon ISF, Journey BDF, Kairos, Lincoln PMF, Hinke Kua, Helena O., Helena Z and Yonder D, Star.

● Tjalbert is also producing great mares like Jaaikje, Model, Kairos JRF, Star, Khloerstje, Star, Wikolia KO, Star, True Love ISF, Star and Zabrina ISF, Star.

Check out Tjalbert if you’re looking for beautiful Friesian types with great gaits and kind dispositions. Visit his stallion page for more photos, videos, pedigree and more.


Uno Don Diego is a winning FEI dressage horse with an exceptional temperament and gaits. His offspring are dressage champions through the Grand Prix level. His sons and daughters are competing with the best in the sport at shows like Aachen, the World Championships for Young Horse and the USEF Young Horse Championships. If you’re looking for a stallion proven to pass on incredible genetics, take a closer look at Uno Don Diego.

Sire of Dressage Winners in Europe and North America

In 2023 Uno’s daughter UNO Day Sun made her CDI3* Grand Prix debut at Herning. She’s also a national Grand Prix winner and CDI3* winner at the Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I level.

Uno’s son Independent Little Me continues to have a successful FEI career. At the 2023 Jumping Amsterdam, he finished in 5th place with a 71.618% in the Prix St. Georges.  In 2021, he won the CDI1* Intermediate I class at Munich with a 72.979%. He also finished 4th in the CDI4* Prix St. Georges class with a 73.617% at CDIO Aachen. Independent Little Me was named the 2020 KWPN Gelders Horse of the Year. He also won the Silver Medal, ZZ-Zwaar Level, at the Dutch National Championships, with scores to nearly 78%. In 2019, the handsome chestnut stallion was top 8 at the World Championships for Young Horses, 6-year-old division.

Hoejvangs Unik, a stallion by Uno, is competing in CDI3* and CDIam Grand Prix level, earning top placings at shows such as Herning and Kristiansand.

Also in Europe, Moselunds Domic won CDIam classes at the Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I level with scores in the 70s.

Another top European Prix St. Georges and Intermediate I competitor is Solhoej’s Lord Falcor. The gelding has also successfully competed in the Young Rider division, winning classes at Hickstead with scores in the 70s.

Early in his breeding career, Uno produced the Danish Licensing Champion, ERA Dancing Hit, as well as two mares who claimed bronze medals at the prestigious Danish mare show. ERA Dancing Hit is the sire of Donkey Boy, the Danish Licensing Champion, Danish Young Horse Champion, two-time medalist at the World Young Horse Championships and CDI3* Intermediate I Freestyle winner with scores to 75.50%.

In North America, Killian TF was the 2020 GAIG/USDF Region 2 Second Level Champion, as well as sixth place in the 5-Year-Old division at the USEF Young Horse Championships. The year before, Killian TF finished in the top 10 at the USEF Young Horse Championships, four-year-old division.

Lennox TF was Champion Training Level JR/YR in the 2020 USDF All Breeds Awards (KWPN-NA). Koa won at Training Level with scores to nearly 74% and received five year-end trophies from the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society. Numerous Uno offspring are competing in the United States, earning trips to the GAIG/USDF Regional Championships.

Uno is also a versatile sire. In 2022, Pangaea was named Best Young Horse at The Devon Horse Show. In 2019, Nikita was the #1 Hunter Yearling in the nation, KWPN-NA. 

Winning Performance Career and International Bloodlines
Uno himself had an illustrious performance career. In North America, he won Prix St. Georges and I-I classes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival with scores above 73%. Before his importation to the USA, Uno represented Denmark at the World Young Horse Championships as a six-year-old and continued up the levels to advanced.

Uno, as he’s known at the barn, was bred by the legendary Stutteri UNO in Denmark. He passed his 35-day performance test with a total dressage score of 866 and jumping total of 709. He was licensed as a premium stallion in 2006 by the Danish Warmblood Society. At his final grading in 2007, he was awarded a breeder’s silver medal and the Challenge Cup of Aage Ravn for being the best 4-year-old Danish-bred dressage breedsire. 

Uno Don Diego’s sire is Dressage Royal, whose bloodlines include the popular Donnerhall x Rubinstein I cross. With excellent conformation and quality character, Dressage Royal received an 8.2 in rideability at his stallion testing. He’s also the sire of five Grand Prix horses.

Uno’s dam, UNO Frederica, became a legend in her own time, producing two licensed sons, Uno Don Diego and UNO Don Diablo, as well as the remarkable UNO Donna Unique, World Young Horse Champion.

Uno Don Diego is Approved DWB, ARS and KWPN Erkend. If you want supple, balanced dressage horses with good character, check out Uno Don Diego.

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