Valentino Z (ex Tarco Du Marais DD)

Licensed for Breeding: BWP, RPSI, Zangersheide

Foals Eligible KWPN Register A, Continental Studbook

IJF Nominated

photo: Pam Norton

Stallion Contract  2010 Studfee: $1500 (includes first collection).

Valentino Z jumping in Nantes, France

Valentino Z Jumper Classic, 2009

Valentino Z is a son of Darco, without doubt one of the best sport stallions in history. Under Ludo Phillipaerts, Darco was 6th in the WC  in Stockholm 1990, and 7th in the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. Darco consistently passes on his jumping talent to his offspring. More than forty registered offspring in the Breeding Guide for international jumpers turns Darco into one of the most influential stallions of all time, including the ranking of #1 showjumping sire in 2008. Damsire Feo de Lauzelle produced a range of international jumpers including It's Me, Miss Flo and Tiramisu. The mother line of Valentino Z includes the French stallions Iveday (Night and Day xx) and Quastor (Ibrahim) and the mare Une Page (Quest France - Fra Diavolo xx). Une Page was the grandmother of the French stallions Lotus du Marais (Nankin), Leopard du Marais (Silver Matal xx) and Ouragan du Marais (Hadj A).  Night and Day XX was the sire of Primo des Bruyeres, who in turn sired Olympic Jus de Pomme.  Valentino Z brings a very exciting pedigree to North America!

Valentino Z has recently gone back into the show ring with great results!  Packing his amateur owner, Valentino Z brings home blue ribbons as well as placing in the money in the $5000 Jumper Classic with Rick Harris.



Lugano Van La Roche

Lugano I

Der Lowe XX



Ableger I



Cottage Son XX



  Jade Du Marais

Feo de Lauzelle





Quille Du Marais


Night and Day XX
Verveine VII


Une Page




Valentino Z (ex Tarco du Marais DD) was born in 1996.  He stands 16.1 h and has lovely conformation.  

He has a beautiful head and three floaty gaits.  He has the Darco talent and a wonderful, amateur 

friendly temperament.

Valentino Z was owned  by Stud Zangersheide and ridden by Judy Ann Melchior and Edouard Mathe.

Some of his accomplishments:

1st place, 1.35m CSI** Moorsele , Belgium  

3rd place, 1.35 CSI** Moorsele, Belgium

4th place, 1.35 CSI** Lummen, Belgium

1st place, 1.40-145m, 7/8 yo CSI*** Nantes, France

7th place, 1.45m CSI**, Hasselt, Belgium

1st place, CSIO**** 1st Round 7 yo Belgian Championship 1.40m - 1.45m, Lummen, Belgium

4th place, CSIO**** Final Round 7 yo Belgian Championship 1.40m - 1.45m, Lummen, Belgium

6th place, CSI* 1.40m Barbizon, France

8th place, CSI-A, AM5, San Patrignano,  Italy

Valentino Z was sold to the United States and competed successfully with a junior rider in multiple Junior Jumper and High Junior Amateur/Owner classes.

These bloodlines have produced NUMEROUS Grand Prix winners including the Olympic Gold Medalist Sapphire.

Hunter Breeders take notice - Valentino Z's full brother is a HUNTER!  Go here for pics: Cardarco Du Marais

Please contact or 512-751-2390 for information.  *EVA Negative* and vaccinated annually 


                                                                                                                                                  first offspring born in US 

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