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The beautifully modeled and well-muscled Nairobi moves functionally, light-footed and canters with a lot of body use.

His mother is the elite sport (dres) Z2 dressage mare Helianthe by the Grand Prix stallion Apache and is also mother of the approved stallion Ladignac. Granddam Salvinia (by Democrat) carries the predicates Ster, Preferent and Prestatie. Her children Bobo (by UB40) and Europe elite sport-(dres) by Andretti perform at Small Tour and ZZ Light level respectively. The great-grandmother, star mare Euphorbia (v.Vico), gave the sports offspring Jamal (v.Belisar), who has the sport position Z1 in his name, sports (dress) mare Lilium (v.Damiro L) with a Z2 dressage position and Recalcitrant (v. .Gribaldi) who started in Z1 dressage. The mother’s line continues with one of the most famous Dutch mares named Lies. This well-known keur preferent and performance mare is, among other things, the mother of the international Grand Prix horse Windsor (by Roemer). This strong mother line also produces the well-known Olympic Grand Prix mare Nadine (by T.C.N. Partout) with Hans Peter Minderhoud and the approved KWPN stallions Kroonjuweel (by Belisar), Dorado (by Krack C) and Galandro (by Bon Bravour). branch of the Zini van Wittenstein line produced a record number of Grand Prix Horses.


Nairobi is a son of the very popular Secret in Germany. The son of three-time world champion of the young dressage horses Sezuan won silver at the World Championships for five-year-olds in 2019. Secret was also successful at the Bundeschampionate in 2017 and 2019 with a second place in the final among the three-year-olds and a first place among the six-year-olds with final scores well above 9. Secret has now made a name for himself in breeding with 37 approved and recognized sons and 47 state premium and premium mares. Secret’s children have already raised more than 24,000 euros in sports.


Apache was bred by Tonnie van der Koppel from the Krack C daughter Tolanda. In the autumn of 2008, Apache, now owned by Ad Valk, was registered in the studbook. Emmelie Scholtens took Apache’s saddle and trained him to the Grand Prix, the combination took part in the World Equestrian Games in Tryon and came eighth in the World Cup final in 2019 with a score over 80%.

Apache’s descendants stand out at all levels in dressage. A number of his descendants perform successfully in the Heavy Tour, including Gio by Charlotte Dujardin, Gaudi Vita by Joyce Heuitink, Ferrari STH by Jeanine Nekeman, Flanell by Veronique Roerink and Hot Chocolate by Esmee van Gijtenbeek. Another very striking descendant of Apache is the stallion Jovian, who became World Champion among the five-year-old dressage horses in 2019.