Approved: KWPN, Studbook Number: 02.00118, Predicate: STB
Born: 2001 , Color: Bay, Height: 1.68m (16-3)
Uphill is a fantastic new dressage stallion line for the KWPN Dutch Warmbloods here in America! He has a good character and loves to work. Uphill was 4th in his approvals in 2004, with scores of walk 8.5, trot 8, canter 7.5 and dressage potential 8. In the report from the 70 day test in 2004, Uphill is described as a very energetic and trustworthy stallion who is very willing to work, and allows himself to be worked. The walk is pure and has good scope. The trot has good scope, good impulsion and this stallion shows more than sufficient suppleness and self-carriage. The canter is big and has more than sufficient impulsion. The stallion shows more than sufficient balance. Uphill has more than sufficient talent for dressage and gives his rider a more than sufficient to good feeling.
In 2008, Uphill was KNHS Indoor Nederlands Champion at advanced medium dressage in Roosendaal with rider Emmelie Scholtens. His breeding value in 2008 was 190!
Uphill's sire Oscar presented an eye-catching collection of foals and from his first crop two of his sons have been invited to take the 70 day grading test. In 2010, an Oscar son was ch champion of the stallion selections. Oscar himself, just like his half brother Kimberley, both are descendants from the famous Rania-stam.
Uphill's dam Naomi Ceroon is a good moving mare. A full brother of this mare competes at advanced dressage, as do many of the offspring from this maternal line.
Uphill's foal report says...A uniform collection of well developed foals with plenty of length in the leg, which are true to dressage type. The foals move easily and correctly, with a good use of the hind leg. Uphill has already produced an approved KWPN son Briljant (Uphill x Darlington). In 2010, Carlton Hill (Uphill x Vincent) was #4 in the Stallion selections. Owned by VDL Stud. Uphill has had 7 stallions selected for the 70 day test.
Uphill is a fantastic new KWPN line for America and one to breed to for the future in dressage.