Foal Filly – ES Darco Obolensky X Baby Doll

Winning Bid: $8,000.00


Darcos Doll is a 2020 bay filly by ES Darco Obolensky, out of Baby Doll.

Darcos Doll is a lovely filly full of personality. A friendly, inquisitive foal with a relaxed nature she has a great brain to match her potential. She has a beautiful head, is light and powerfully built, Darcos Doll will undoubtedly develop into a stunning sporthorse living up to her fantastic pedigree.


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Item condition: New

Product Description

Name: Darcos Doll QSH

D.O.B: 19/12/20

EMH: 16.2hh

Sire: ES Darco Obolensky

Dam: Baby Doll

Gender: Filly

Colour: Bay


Darcos Doll is a lovely filly full of personality. A friendly, inquisitive foal with a relaxed nature she has a great brain to match her potential. She has a beautiful head, is light and powerfully built, Darcos Doll will undoubtedly develop into a stunning sporthorse living up to her fantastic pedigree.

Darcos 1/2 sibling in this auction:


Darcos Doll has been DNA verified and microchipped. She has a passport and has been registered with the New Zealand Warmblood Association.


ES Darco Obolensky combines two legendary bloodlines of the 21st Century with Darco and Cornet Obolensky. Imported from Belgium after his stallion testing Darco Obolensky is certainly living up to his parentage. Edwin Agterhuis, Trainer & rider for BWP Approval said “Darco Obolensky is a wonderful horse with everything! His temperament is perfect, he is a really good jumper, careful and a lot of scope. Also his ride ability is perfect”. With Darco Obolensky’s first crops of foals hitting the ground, his progeny are exciting horses for the future and Darcos Doll is no exception.

Sire’s Sire: DARCO

Darco’s list of achievements as a jumping stallion is testimony to a stellar career. Partnered with Ludo Phillippaerts since the age of 5, highlights of the duo’s successes include 7th place at the Barcelona Olympics, 2nd at Spruce Meadows/Calgary, 6th in the World Equestrian Games at Stockholm, and countless wins and placings in World Cup and international Grand Prixs. As a competitor, Darco displayed a lot of power and stamina and was described by his rider as an extremely honest, intelligent and careful partner with a solid character.

As a sire, Darco reliably passes on these characteristics to his progeny. Ranked No.1 on the World Breeding Federation’s Jumping Sire list in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and again in 2011, many of Darco’s offspring have become household names by virtue of their success in the ring: Parco, Sapphire, King Darco, Otterongo, Fedor, Nonstop, Ublesco, Winningmood, Ogano Sitte etc.

To this day Darco has the most offspring that competed at 1.60m level, a record which no sire has ever achieved since the ranking was first developed in 1995. Moreover, Darco is one of the few sires of the present-day ranking, who previously appeared in these original rankings from 1995. In other words, Darco has been at the top for more than 24 years. Additionally, he has 4 sons appearing in the top 100 of the World Breeding Federation’s Jumping Sire Rankings – Douglas #34, Winningmood #50, Ogano Sitte #54 and Nonstop #87.

Additionally, Darco has led the Sire of Dam rankings for years. This year alone as a damsire, his grandchildren collected no less than 956’826 euros in prize money! Reasons enough to assume, at this time, that Darco is the best jumping horse progenitor ever in show jumping. By virtue of his prepotency as a sire, his impact on the showjumping world will be felt for years to come.


Cornet Obolensky was one of the world’s best competition stallions. He had 8 wins and more than 80 placings in international competition, and successfully represented Germany on many teams including the Olympic Games. Today, his children and grand-children fly the Cornet Obolensky flag at the top level all over the globe. In 2012, the BWP awarded him the title “Ambassador”, and he is currently ranked #2 on the Horsetelex IPV and Hippomundo rankings, and #4 on the WBFSH ranking.


Darcos Doll is out of the outstanding imported mare Baby Doll. A fantastic jumper herself with a huge amount of scope Baby Doll is a valuable breeding mare with proven bloodlines combining Aldatus Z and Clover Hill, a well-known, winning combination in Ireland. Baby Doll was imported into NZ from Ireland as a 4 yr old, she competed successfully through the grades until injury put her in the brood mare paddock.


Aldatus Z is a very good winner in CSIO . In 1994, he was European Vice-Champion for Individual Young Riders with Christian Ahlmann. He also won the “Sires of The World”. In 1995, he was Dutch Champion under the saddle of Jos Lansink. He also won the World Cup stage in Monterrey. In 1996, he was classified in the GP of Aix-la-Chapelle, Calgary and St Gall. He is 2nd in the Rotterdam Nations Cup.

He notably produced the very good international winners Penelope (Jeffrey Welles) winner of many Grands Pris in the USA, Abba Z , GP winner with Judy-Ann Melchior, Loro Piana Hamlet very good international winner with Guy Williams, A la Ballerina very good international winner with Katharina Offel, Aldatus Son Daonjo winner in GP in Brazil, Hamlet Van St. Maarten CSI, Jacqueline CSI, Marone CSI, Wilywonty finalist of the 7 years old World Championship … as well as the NLS stallions Coole Al Clover , Champion of the World of 6 years, Ovidius (Peter Geerink) father of good winners in CSI, Aledo, Kingstone.

Aldatus Z has sired many international jumpers and approved sires who will leave their mark in years to come.

Dam’s Dam Sire: CLOVER HILL

Clover Hill’s achievements as a sire were outstanding; he ranked 4th in the 2001-2002 WBFSH showjumping rankings, with 39 offspring jumping at International levels.

In Irish, US and UK top sporthorse pedigrees, Clover Hill’s name crops up with amazing frequency. The level of influence that he has had on the quality of the Irish Sport Horse is the equivalent to that of a Cor de la Bryère or Ladykiller in Warmblood breeding; his blood flows in almost all of the great showjumpers of his era, and continues to be reflected in the success of subsequent generations of showjumpers and eventers.

General screening x-rays of horses in the Quality Sport Horses Dispersal Auction were acquired by Matamata Veterinary Services on the 16th and 18th of March 2021.

A declaration of health for all 12 horses and x-rays (of yearlings and older excluding the broodmare) are available upon request.

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Quality Sport Horses is a boutique breeding program run by the Barker family. Quality Sport Horses oldest progeny are only at the start of their jumping careers but they are already impressing with top riders throughout New Zealand and multiple having been exported to Australia, a testimony to their class.

The boutique size and nature of the Quality Sport Horses breeding program means their impressive bloodlines and lovely progeny are a rare commodity, this auction will be bidders last chance to secure them as their breeding program comes to a close.

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
feeandpetehammond 12-04-2021 18:12:08 $8,000.00
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