Nando is a half-brother of the stallion Jason (by QUASIMODO Z), who competes internationally in the 1.30m class with Marco Sassara (ITA).
In Nando’s mother line there are several show jumping horses that have been successful in show jumping, including; DAINTLY LADY (by TYGO, SP INT 1.60-GP ALIREZA VOJDANI (IRI)), NEWTON ABBOT (by CONVERTER 1.60m Spr.), GLEN DEVON (by ATLANTIC VDL 1.60m Spr.), BETHSABEE VAN DE MALTAHOEVE (v. DARCO Elite, Stb. 1.60m Spr. etc.
Jardonnay’s pedigree is imbued with inheritance power; Father Kannan has been one of the best suppliers of show jumping horses for many years and has produced top performers at the highest level every week with offspring such as Quabri de l’Isle, Quorida de Treho, Molly Malone V and Diva II. In addition, the influence of the preferent Indoctro is indispensable and great-grandfather Lux is also particularly influential within global show jumping horse breeding.
The pairing of the wealthy, generously developed Kannan with the blood-bred, very riding-type Duzella – mother of Jardonnay – seems to be an excellent combination. Mother Duzella is also no stranger: in 2011, this ten-year-old mare was chosen as champion of the National Mare Inspection in Ermelo. In addition, Duzella’s one-year younger sister Ezella was crowned champion of the Central Inspection of Brabant a year later. Jardonnay’s grandmother Uzella is a keur preferent mare, who, in addition to Duzella and Ezella, also produced the international show jumping horse Bocelli. This Indoctro son jumps at 1.45m level under Guy Goosen. Great-granddam Ozella is also keur and preferent and in turn produced the Cardento son Dubai, who jumps at 1.60m Grand Prix level with Mavis Spencer, and the 1.50m show jumping horse Tavarone.
Tygo stood at stud at the Eloma Hoeve. He was trained by Hester Klompmaker and then left for Angelique Hoorn, who finished fifth with him in the Odense Grand Prix. In 2010 the combination won the VHO Trophy.