Da Vinci LS - 2009 Gr Gelding EMH 16.2hh

Last foal out of full sister to the Legendary Jeep Super Moth 

Da Vinci LS is the last foal from the full sister of the legendary Super Moth who with John Cottle amassed an incredible record of 75 wins with 55 at Grand Prix level. He was 5 times NZ Showjumper of the Year and was virtually unbeaten in his era with a record of 10 wins in World Cup rounds. 

ColourGrey Gelding - EMH 16.2hh
RegistrationNZ Sport Horse
BreederLongspring Sport Horses
Status$15 000 +GST - Currently in light work

Da Vinci LS is a great looking kind horse with a lovely attitude and personality. He is easy to ride, keen to jump but retains a sensibleness and carefulness that is so characteristic of the family. We rate this horse highly. He has the pedigree, talent and attitude to go places. He is kind so would suit a young or lady rider as loves to please and is very reliable.

Those that have ridden Da Vinci have commented that there is something very special about this horse.

Da Vinci LS is well schooled on the flat and has beautiful natural balance and self carriage. He is very intelligent and picks things up quickly. While currently turned out he is easy to bring back into work. He is ridden in a snaffle, has been hacked out and is great with shoeing etc. We have never had any issues with Da Vinci - he is a super honest and brave horse with serious potential to take his rider to the top.

Dam

Da Vinci LS is the last foal from Design LS a full sister to the legendary Super Moth LS who with John Cottle amassed an incredible record of 75 wins with 55 at Grand Prix level. He won Horse of the Year in 98, The Noorwood Gold Cup in 97 and winner of the Rutherford Cup - National Show Jumping Champ in 99. Super Moth was also 5 times NZ Showjumper of the Year and was virtually unbeaten in his era with a record of 10 wins in WC rounds.

Super Moth and John Cottle were ranked third in the World for the most World Cup wins on the same horse. Sold to the USA, where he won a Denver Grand Prix before a tragic accident meant he had to be put down.

Design LS was sold to the USA as a 5 year old for a considerable sum but as fate would have it, was kicked in the shoulder a week before departure and that was that. She has been an amazing mare to have around over the years and was always one of the staffs favourites. Her progeny are all very much like her and the stud is lucky to have retained two of her daughters for breeding - one by Tribune xx (Top Lady LS) and the other by DAIMLER LS (Dior LS). Top Lady LS is the Dam of our up and coming stallion LORD LARINO LS (by top international show jumping KWPN stallion keur LARINO).

Sire

DARKMINSTER is an exciting combination of New Zealand’s best ever jumping and eventing sire in DISTELFINK with the top eventing bloodlines of WESTMINSTER making him one of the best NZ bred eventing stallions but also equally suited as a jumping sire. He was bred by show jumper Maurice Beatson who intended to compete him until an injury meant he was not ever going to be sound enough to compete.

DARKMINSTER is a beautiful type of stallion – very scopey with a fabulous jump according to Maurice. He is kind and intelligent and relates well to what is happening around him. His progeny are all stunning and athletic types with beautiful elevated movement and an equally impressive jump.