Birth of a modern damline

At Scuderia Sonnevend we are proud of our carefully selected broodmare selection. We chose to breed with these magnificent horses because of their extraordinary showjumping qualities and the outstanding performance of their offspring. 

This is how our Oh D’Eole and China Touch Hero became the backbones of our broodmare selection. We combine each of them with TOP 30 WBFSH sires so that they can bring out the best from their breeding career. In addition, there are also self-bred broodmares in our stable with just as outstanding bloodlines.

You can really get lost in Tagine SA’s beautiful darkbrown eyes. This 2020 filly is the combination of Christian Ahlmann’s superstar, Taloubet Z and the full sister of the legendary Emerald, Jenna van’t Meulenhof, sired by Diamant de Semilly.

Jenna Van’t Meulenhof is full sister to the charismatic stallion, the Olympian Emerald Van’t Ruytershof, as well as another 1.60m performer, Diamanthina v/h Ruytershof! Tagine SA’s grandmother, Carthina Z produced many more top performers, beside her combinations from Diamant de Semilly: 1.60m level Herald van’t Ruytershof (Lord Z), Le Blue Diamond (Plot Blue) or 1.55m level Kentucky Van’t Ruytershof (For Pleasure). She is also the granddam of five 1.50m-1.60m performers!

Taloubet Z was recognizable by his incredible power, unprecedented capacity and a super fast foreleg. In his saddle with Christian Ahlmann won many huge events like the Leipzig World Cup Final, Nation Cups or reaching individual ninth at the Rio Olympics. He has a great number of offsprings, most notably the approved GCL level stallion Take A Chance On Me Z (1.65), Taloubetdarco K Z (1.60) or Aloubet KV (1.60).

Exceptional bloodline

  • Taloubet Z has proven himself time and time again as one of the best jumping horses in history; €2,000,000 in price money, 105 starts in 5* competitions, 45 World Cup competitions, 26 international victories, 9 Championships and medals in Olympics, European championships and World Cup finals… Few horses can come close to Taloubet’s record. €2million in prize-money, 105 starts in CSI5* competitions, 45 World Cup competitions, 26 international victories, 9 Championships and medals at Olympic, European and World Cup finals
  • Taloubet’s most famous son is undeniably Take a Chance on Me Z, the winner of the GCT GP of Paris, who is well on his way to tread in his father’s footsteps!
  • Taloubet Z was great at mustering his power and jump the most challenging fence just out of nothing. His other famous characteristic was his super fast foreleg. […] These are qualities also seen in his offspring and we definitely have to make the most of that!” – the description of Christian Ahlmann
  • Galoubet A is shaping as the most important stallion in the line from Ibrahim through Almé and is probably the most influential jumping sire in the second decade of the 21st century
  • The damline of Tagine SA has been incredibly successful with more than eleven 1.60-1.65m level offspring and eight more on 1.50-1.55m level over three generations
  • The full brother of Tagine’s dam, 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 up to 1.60m
  • 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
  • There are numerous high-performing offspring out of the famous Carthina Z damline. The World Cup and GP  winner Emerald van ‘t Ruytershof is not the only one, Diamanthina, Herald, Fragile, Illusionata are all one by one performing on the highest levels of our sport


  • CSI5* World Cup Leipzig (1.60),
    1st place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5*-W World Cup Madrid (1.60),
    1st place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5*-W World Cup Mechelen (1.60),
    1st place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5* Paris-Grand Palais (1.60),
    1st place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5* GCT Monte Carlo (1.60),
    2nd place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5*-W World Cup Lyon (1.60),
    2nd place with Christian Ahlmann
  • Nations Cup Barcelona (1.60),
    2nd place with Christian Ahlmann
  • CSI5* GCT/GCL Chantilly (1.60),
    1st place with Harrie Smolders
  • CSI5*-W Bordeaux (1.60),
    1st place with Harrie Smolders
  • World Cup Final Göteborg (1.60),
    1st place with Harrie Smolders,
  • CSIO5* Aachen (1.60),
    1st place with Harrie Smolders
  • CSI5* Brussels – Stephex Masters (1.60)
  • with Constant Van Paesschen
  • CSI5* LGCT Cascais, Estoril (1.60)
    with Constant Van Paesschen
  • CSI5*-W Bordeaux (1.60)
    with Constant Van Paesschen
  • CSI5* Chantilly (1.50),
    1st place with Constant Van Paesschen