Good performance in the ring starts with the quality of the horse. Meet the sporthorses, the DVB Youngsters, own breeding products and sales horses of DVB. Of course, the biggest stars of the past are not left out either.
All horses at Dressage Stable Van Baalen receive the same five-star management that is tailored specifically to each horse. They come out daily, are trained by Marlies, Coby or the DVB stable riders and always get the best feed, bedding and physical supervision. In this way, they can perform to the best of their abilities.
Go Legend was born in the stables of Marlies’ parents-in-law. After several successful starts in the Small Tour, Marlies moved on to the Heavy Tour with Go Legend in 2019, in which his talent was even better expressed. Participation in the Tokyo Olympics and the European Championships in Hagen made 2021 a top sporting year.
This sensitive and quality star mare is a half-sister to Habibi DVB and also born at Dressuurstal Van Baalen. Jalila is a daughter of Sezuan out of Davina DVB (by Johnson). Very talented as a young horse and is currently being trained by Coby to the highest level. Jalila is dam of Omar (by Hermes), Pasquino DVB (by For Gold) Rania DVB (by Le Formidable) and Robespierre DVB (by All at Once).
From the very successful breeding of Arie van Baalen Sr comes this beautiful black star mare. The Zinni van Wittenstein lineage has already produced beautiful sport horses and Lady Di definitely belongs in this list as well. Lady Di is dam of Rasputin DVB (by Total Mc Laren) and Sonnenglanz DVB (by Rheinglanz).
The imposing KWPN-approved stallion Ferro (by Ulft) and Coby enjoyed an unprecedentedly successful sporting career. When the stallion was eight years old, Coby got to ride him and they soon belonged to the absolute world top. Highlights were the Sydney Olympics, with team silver and an individual fifth place, as well as the silver team medal at the European Championships in Arnhem and the World Championships in Rome. Not only in the sport, but also in breeding Ferro is very successful.
The Gribaldi son Pasternak DVB, bred at Dressage Stables Van Baalen, impressed at a young age with his talent at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses. This special character horse ran successfully in the Grand Prix with Coby and was at the beginning of a wonderful international career, but unfortunately died at too young an age due to a viral infection.
Dhe KWPN-approved Inspekteur (by Darwin) was a true professor and a real family horse. He was the first breeding product of Coby’s father Jan Dorresteijn. Together with Marlies, he achieved fantastic results in youth, including EC team gold. This real character horse had many funny traits and later was the perfect schoolmaster for Marrigje van Baalen and other youth.
With his strong movements, the Habibi bred by Marian Dorresteijn and Hennie Broekhuizen had a lot of talent for the youth tests. Whenever he was allowed into the ring, he always grew a little extra. Together with Marlies, he took team and individual gold at the European Championships in Hickstead.
Kigali (by Wolfgang) began his successful career as a show jumper, becoming world champion in the five-year-olds. Kigali came to Dressuurstal Van Baalen for dressage only at the age of twelve. He was intelligent and great to work with. Coby trained him to Grand Prix and then Marlies also took place in the saddle of Kigali. Together they rode the World Cup finals in Las Vegas, among other events.
The elegant Miciano (by Medici) was owned by Marlies’ then trainer Johann Hinnemann. The beautiful chestnut had great talent for all Grand Prix exercises and under Marlies ran, among other things, the World Cup Final in Stockholm in 2013, became KNHS indoor champion in the Grand Prix in 2014, and achieved second place with the Dutch team in the Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen in 2014.