Born: 1998 – 2019
approved for: SF, sBs, BWP, KWPN, SWB, Holst, Old
World Champion with his rider Philippe Lejeune in Kentucky 2010, Vigo d’Arsouilles is also one of the new rising star of European breeding. He is now #22 of the WBFSH 2016 Sire ranking but also actually World #2 Sire, for offspring that is fteen and younger in the Horsetelex ranking.
He produces new international winners every year. He transmits his strength, his canter and his great temperament.
In 2010, Vigo d’Arsouilles won the gold medal at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, under his regular rider Philippe Lejeune, and made a significant contribution to the surprise team bronze medal victory. Incidentally, one of Lejeune’s past international show jumpers was Vigo d’Arsouilles’ sire Nabab de Rêve. A well-developed horse out of a strong dam-line, Vigo d’Arsouilles is SBS-approved and KWPN-recognized.
His son Bernini was approved by the KWPN with very high scores in the jumping components of the performance test.
Since 2008, Vigo d’Arsouilles and Lejeune have been regulars on the Belgian show jumping team, and they have placed high in various Grands Prix and Nations Cup competitions. Furthermore, the talented jumper was crowned Belgium’s Horse of the Year in 2008. In 2010, he was awarded the title again; and in 2011, he was declared BWP Ambassador.
Although Lejeune has had many offers to buy Vigo d’Arsouilles, he has opted to keep the jumper for the sport, a decision which allowed him to win the gold medal in Kentucky – the ultimate reward for his decision! The stallion has shown in few competitions this year so as to preserve his full “fire” for the Olympics in London.