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Eloise K

2017 Mare (Emerald — Ora del te di ca San Giorgio, by For Pleasure)

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Eloise K is a 2017 mare by Emerald out of the 1.60m performer Ora del te di ca San Giorgio, by For Pleasure.

About the Sire Line

Emerald van't Ruytershof is an exceptionally talented international Grand Prix and 2016 Rio Olympian stallion who has racked up international placings and wins for years.  In 2016 he also became the winner of the Nations Cup in Rotterdam and placed 2nd in the World Cup Final. In June, 2014, Emerald and his rider, Harrie Smolders (aka "The Flying Dutchman"), were 2nd in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup CSIO5* in Rotterdam and  4th in the Grand Prix Table A at the CSI3* Sint-Katelijne-Waver. Emerald has been highly active under saddle of Harrie Smolders in the Longine's Global Champions tour securing many victories in 2017 and 2018. 

His son, Igor, won the Welcome Stake 1m50 class CSI5* Tryon, NC 2019 and placed 7th at the 1m55 CSI4* in Lexington, KY under rider Jos Verlooy in 2019.  This same year Igor helped Team Belgium win the Longines FEI European Championships in Rotterdam and opening up a chance for them to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  Igor and Verlooy went on to win the Bronze in the individual ranking. Igor was voted 2019 Belgian Horse of the Year!

In 2013, Emerald took home victories in the Nations Cups of the CSIO5*s in Aachen and Gijon. He also won the Grand Prixs at the CSI3* in Lanaken and CSI2* in Vilamoura and was 2nd in the Grand Prixs at the CSI4* in Antwerp and the CSI3* in Vilamoura. His talent for jumping has been there from the start. In 2010, he was the reserve champion of the World Championships for 6 yr. old jumpers, and in 2011, he won the stallion competitions in Gent, Winter Equestrian Nights, and the CSI Mechelen.

Emerald's sire, Diamant de Semilly, is a son of Le Tot de Semilly, one of the best sires in the world and a famous international jumper. Diamant de Semilly was victorious at CSIO and CSIW shows and his successes include being the 2002 French national champion, as well as a team world champion and placing 9th individually at the 2002 WEG in Jerez, Spain. In 2003, he was a member of the silver medal winning French team at the European Championships. He was also ranked 3rd on the list of top show jumping sires in the world by the WBFSH in 2014.

Emerald's damsire, Carthago Z was a two time Olympian (1996 and 2000) and won the Nations Cup in Aachen, Rotterdam and La Baule, as well as many Grand Prixs. Aside from this outstanding career in sport, Carthago was a globally famous sire. In the 2014 Breeding Value Index list from the German Federation, Carthago is listed in the top 1%, and he is listed 36th on the 2014 WBFSH list.

Several international jumpers descend from Emerald's dam line such as Butterfly PS, Nobility PS and Diamanthina van't Ruytershof. Emerald's offspring have been doing very well in the auctions and in competition. The 7 yr. old Special de Muze just won the young horse jumper division  at ICNN Drachten in the Netherlands, and in August, 2014, Imerald van't Goorhof won the 6 yr. old young jumper final at the Hampton Classic in the US with his rider Cody Auer. Emerald's daughter, Expression, was the top seller at the 2014 Zangersheide Quality Fall Auction for the knock down price of 24,000 Euro. 


  • 2nd Table A - with Jump Off - 1m55 - CSI5*** GCT/GCL Doha - Harrie Smolders
  • 5th CSIO5*-NC Final, Final Round - 1m60 - Barcelona - Harrie Smolders
  • 3rd CSIO5*-NC Final, First Round - 1m60 - Barcelona - Harrie Smolders
  • 4th Table A – 1m55/1m60 – CSI5*** GCT/GCL Rome, Foro Italico - Harrie Smolders
  • 2nd Grand Prix - Table A - with Jump Off - GP 1m60 CSI5*** LGCT Cannes - Harrie Smolders
  • 2nd Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final - 150/160 CSI-W Final Paris - Harrie Smolders
  • 3rd Rolex Grand Prix - Table A - with Jump Off - GP 160 CSI5*** S'Hertogenbosch - Harrie Smolders
  • 3rd VDL Groep Prize - Table A - with Jump Off - 155 CSI5*** S'Hertogenbosch - Harrie Smolders
  • 1st Grand Prix - Table A - 160 CSI5*-W Bordeaux - Harrie Smolders


  • 3rd Table A – 150-160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Valkenswaard
  • 6th Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5 *** GCT/GCL Valkenswaard
  • 4th Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL London
  • 11th Table A – 155 CSI5*** GCT/GCL London
  • 11th Preis von Nordrhein-Westfalen – 155 CSIO5 *** RGS Aachen
  • 1st Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Chantilly
  • 12th Table A – 155-160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Cannes
  • 10th Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Cannes
  • 2nd 10-Grand Prix Renault et de la ville de Versailles – 155 CSI5*** Versailles
  • 6th Table A – 155-160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Miami FL
  • 4th Grand Prix Table A – 160 CSI5*** GCT/GCL Miami FL


  • 2nd place World Cup Final Göteborg
  • Olympic Games Rio: Individual + Team final
  • Winner Nations Cup Rotterdam
  • 3rd place GP CSIO5* Rotterdam


  • 1st Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO Falsterbo Harrie Smolders
  • 1st G.P.W Mixed comp. ** CSI Washington Harrie Smolders
  • 2nd Grand Prix Mixed comp. * CSI Lanaken Harrie Smolders
  • 2nd Grand Prix Mixed comp. CSIO Lummen Harrie Smolders
  • 2nd 1.50 Against the clock * CSI Wellington Harrie Smolders
  • 4th 1.50 Mixed comp. * CSI Lanaken Harrie Smolders
  • 5th Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO Lummen Harrie Smolders
  • 5th 1.60 Mixed comp. *** CSI Wolvertem Harrie Smolders
  • 5th 1.50 Against the clock * CSI Wellington Harrie Smolders
  • 6th Grand Prix Two rounds CSIO San Gallo Harrie Smolders
  • 8th Nations Cup Team comp. (jo) CSIO La Baule Harrie Smolders
  • 9th 1.45 Against the clock ** CSI Washington Harrie Smolders
  • 10th 1.50 Mixed comp. ** CSI Washington Harrie Smolder

About the Dam Line

Eloise K’s mother Ora Del Te Di Ca San Giorgio was a 1.60 jumper by For Pleasure and out of a Contender Mare named Oldriana.

Ora Del Te Di Ca San Giorgio had the following results:

  • 1st Place 20,000 Welcome Stake Colorado 
  • 3rd Place $75,000 Parker Grand Prix
  • 1st Place $75,000 Grand Prix De Lamplight
  • 5th Place $50,000 Grand Prix of Lamplight
  • 1st Place $65,000 The Betsy Grand Prix
  • 2nd Place $40,000 Tryon Grand Prix
  • 5th Place $50,000 Duke Grand Prix
  • 5th Place $75,000 WEF 1 Grand Prix 

Ora’s Sire For Pleasure is a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner, World Champion & Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2000. He was a member of the gold medal-winning German show jumping team at the1996 Atlanta Olympics, and named German horse of the year in 1995. For Pleasure was ridden for the German team so successfully by Lars Nieberg and more recently by Marcus Ehning. He is one of the most sought after sires in Germany. His two Olympic team gold medals (Altanta and Sydney) make him one of the most successful currently competing breeding stallions.

His sire, Furioso II, is considered one of the most influential sport horse sires in the world.  Furioso II, in 1989, was the top sire in Germany based on money earned by his get.   His bloodlines can be found  in almost all recognized international studbooks in Europe.

For Pleasure's damsire, Grannus' offspring are successful showjumpers around the globe. The black Anglo Arab Matcho was the winner of the stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1992 and has since founded his own stallion line in the Hanoverian breed.

Eloise K's Height: 16.2 h