Saturday, Sep. 23, 2023


Cum Laude


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.



$1,500 LFG | $750 per dose

Discipline Type



Dutch Warmblood

Foal Year




Transport Cold Semen?


Frozen Semen?


Breeding Details

$1,500 LFG, $750 dose


Apache, Preferent


Pacharel T, Preg/Prest.


Apache, Preferent
UB40, Keur
Olivi, Keur
Kilucienne, Keur/Sport/Pref./Prestat.
Tolanda, Elite/Pref./Prestat./PROK
Krack C
Olanda, Star/Pref./Prestat.
Pacharel T, Pref./Prestat.
World Cup I
Anka, St. H.
Kacharel T, Keur/Prestat.
Rubinstein I
Rikkilane, H.


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