Thunder van de Zuuthoeve
1996 – bay – BWPISJ level: 1.60mApproved stallion:BWP
|Argentinus1980 – bay – HannApproved stallion:Old – Rhein – OS – MV||Argentan I1967 – bay – Hann||
1960 – chestnut – Hann
1960 – Hann
1965 – chestnut – Hann
1960 – Hann
1958 – chestnut – Hann
|Jura van Sint-Maarten
1993 – dark bay – sBs
1972 – bay – KWPNApproved stallion:KWPN
1959 – dark bay – HolstApproved stallion:Holst
1963 – KWPN
1987 – brown – Holst
1967 – bay – HolstApproved stallion:Holst
1969 – bay – Holst
- 2018 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2018 – Show Jumping 31th place with 4289 points
- 2017 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2017 – Show Jumping 17th place with 6023 points
- 2016 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2016 – Show Jumping 16th place with 6631 points
- 2015 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2015 – Show Jumping 22st place with 5514 points
- 2014 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2014 – Show Jumping 30th place with 3701 points
- 2013 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2013 – Show Jumping 21st place with 3975 points
- 2012 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2012 – Show Jumping 44th place with 2121 points
- 2011 WBFSH – Sire Ranking 2011 – Show Jumping 49th place with 1712 points
- Eldorado van het Vijverhof – WBFSH 840 pt
- Domino – WBFSH 460 pt
- Seoul – WBFSH 410 pt
- Depardieu van ‘t Kiezelhof – WBFSH 385 pt
- Cor van de Wateringhoeve – WBFSH 365 pt
- Eregast van ‘t Kiezelhof – WBFSH 295 pt
- Domingo – WBFSH 295 pt
- Blue Thunder – WBFSH 224 pt
- Diktator van de Boslandhoeve – WBFSH 185 pt
- Excenel V – WBFSH 90 pt
|1980 Argentinus ( Hann, bay stallion by Argentan I ) Approved for: Old, Rhein, OS, MV|
Thunder van de Zuuthoeve was born in 1996 in the fields of the late René Vets (deceased 08/2010) from the Zuut in Lier, giving him the ‘van de Zuuthoeve’ extension to his name. His dam was Jura van St. Maarten (v. Nimmerdor) and his sire was the Hanoverian legend Argentinus (v. Argentan).
Already as a young horse, Jura performed very strongly and took part in the World Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken with Joris Vergauwen. In the stud farm, she also excelled and became the dam of Wunder Boy van de Zuuthoeve, the full brother of Thunder who is approved by the SBS stud-book. Jura is now retired and enjoying her old age in the fields of the Zuuthoeve.
Thunder has achieved exceptional results. In 2006, under Jos Lansink, he came 2nd at the Belgian Championships in Kapellen and won the Masters in the Panhof in Peer.
Since 2007, he has competed with Jan van Dijck. This duo has achieved top marks in various national Grand Prix competitions.
Unfortunately, Thunder had to be withdrawn prematurely from international sports in 2008 due to a serious injury he suffered at the ‘Sires of the World’ Jumping Mechelen event with Jan van Dijck.
THUNDER VAN DE ZUUTHOEVE (TEDDYBEER VAN BOMPA RENE VETS) IS ER NIET MEER
With sadness in our hearts we had to say goodbye of the beloved stallion Thunder of Zuuthoeve this morning. Six years ago he had an accident during the Sires of the World. By his severe tendon injury his sports career was halted abruptly. Thunder slowly but surely deteriorated from his injuries, this morning he was totally exhausted. It was a difficult decision, but we decided not to let him suffer.
As promised grandpa and breeder René Vets (Deceased 2010) his favorite Thunder of Zuuthoeve will return to his favorite stall after cremation.
We thank all our breeders, customers and endorsements. Special thanks to vet Werner de Vos, Malisart Wim en De Busser Leen.
The most significant achievements were perhaps made by his offspring. Everywhere you go, there are Thunders stealing the show. The most famous is probably Depardieu van ‘t Kiezelhof. He jumped with Guy Williams into winning places at various horse trials and Masters. Perhaps just as famous is Eurocommerce Seoul. This Thunder descendant also jumps at the highest level with the Dutchman Wout-Jan van der Schrans. And Daniel Deusser rides with Domingo, yet another competitive Thunder descendant.
Jan van Dijck, who has trained many young horses, has turned several Thunder progeny into famous champions. With Excenel V, he became Belgian champion in Gesves as a 4, 5 and 6 year old.
As a 7 year old, this approved son of Thunder was sold via Axel Verlooy to Jamal Rahimov.
Diktator van de Boslandhoeve was also trained by Jan van Dijck. He achieved fantastic results in America under the Spy Coast Farm rider, Shane Sweetnam.
In the meantime, thanks to the success of his offspring and his services to the stud farm, Thunder has earned the title of BWP Ambassador, alongside stallions such as Darco, Heartbreaker, Clinton and other top progenitors.