Bustique, supplier of first-class show jumpers
The advance of the stallion Bustique, who returned to Stal Hendrix at the beginning of 2019, is remarkable. His nine-year-old son Beauville Z won two Grand Prix and the World Cup qualification of La Coruna in 2019 with Maikel van der Vleuten, and also offspring such as Berdien Z, Falco V, Feeling Luckey and Gaga E d’Augustijn already made good advertisement for their sire. Bustique is the youngest stallion in the top-ten of the Promising Sires ranking of HorseTelex.
As a three-year old, Bustique was elected vice champion at the KWPN stallion approvals, and he earned 81 points in the stallion performance test. After claiming several great results in the stallion competitions and young horse competitions, Bustique ended up second in the VHO Trophy at the KWPN Stallion Show in 2014 and won multiple prizes with Michel Hendrix in international 1.45/1.50m classes.
Under Maikel van der Vleuten, Bustique’s son Beauville Z won both the GCT-GP of CSI5* Monte Carlo, the World Cup competition of CSI5*-W La Coruna as well as the Grand Prix of CSI3* Ommen. He comes out of Bustique’s first year of breeding, from which also offspring like F (Eduardo Alvarez Aznar), Feeling Luckey (Karim Elzoghby), Falco V (Taylor Land), Fabalia (Nico Lupino) and Florida Balia NL (Beau Schuttelaar) are already performing on international 1.50m level or higher. From Bustique’s second year of breeding, offspring such as Berdien Z (Molly Ashe), Gaga E d’Augustijn (Rodrigo Almeida), International Popcorn (Denis Lynch) and Bonita van Keizershof Z (Ali Ramsay) are already achieving great results. Partly because of this, Bustique’s offspring enjoys a good reputation in both sport and trade. In 2013 his daughter Footlose HX (ds.Concorde), out of his first crop of foals, was elected Dutch Champion Mare in Ermelo.
Bustique is a full brother of Yann Candele’s Grand Prix show jumper Mustique, and a half-brother of the Grand Prix show jumper Noor (by Libero H) of Carry Huis in ‘t Veld. His dam Jutha is also listed as granddam of international jumping horses like Dame Blanche (s.Clinton) and Hypnotic (s.Baloubet du Rouet), with which Bustique represents a solid Oldenburg performance family.