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16.1 hh (165 cm) Dutch Warmblood (NRPS) Stallion, 8.2" Bone, 1982
Nimmerdor x Shoraya (Ladykiller xx)
Aldato's first US-born foal, Nupak, earned a Premium at his GOV foal inspection at Yancey
Farms in July.

Canadian Kelley Small is now riding the Aldato daughter, Paola. Paola was formerly ridden
by Laura Kraut of the US. Kelly and Paola finished 4th this summer in a class at Spruce
The Aldato daughter,
Crazy Madam, who won a $10,000 A/O Jumper Class (against 42
other riders) at Wellington in 2005 and was in the money at the Devon Horse Show, finished
up the 2005 season with 10,945 points in the jumper divisions (Amateur Owner and
Miscellaneous classes).

***Blast Off (NED), owned by Kate Goodman (bred by Stal Hendrix) finished 2nd in the
$20,000 SHF Enterprises 5YO Eastern League Young Jumper Championships Finals

at the Hampton Classic Horse Show on September 3, 2005. Blast Off's dam is a daughter of
Aldato's sire, Nimmerdor, was elected “Stallion of the Century” in 1999; he sired over 60
international jumpers and more than 40 approved sons.

Aldato’s dam,
Shoraya, by Ladykiller, comes from the great Holsteiner family “Stamm 474a”.
This incredible line produced more than 20 approved sires, including
Great Pleasure,
Calato and Cavalier Royale. Shoraya’s offspring were all successful, among them three full
sisters to Aldato. The full sister
Zancara is the dam of Great Pleasure, VDL Montreal, VDL
Pessoa, and VDL Bubalu, and the full sister Colette is the dam of Edminton Z.

Aldato proved himself to be a star on the circuit. In 1991 he won Team Gold at European
Championships at La Baule, France with Emile Hendrix. He was also a member of the
medal winning Nation’s Cup Team
at Aachen and came second in the World Cup Final
in Antwerp. He was placed in several international Grand Prix until 1994 when his career was
terminated by an untimely injury.

A handsome horse who exudes class, he has been a true professional all his life, in his
competition days and as a sire. His progeny inherit his excellent temperament and elegant
looks combined with an unbeatable cocktail of genetic potential. He has produced three
approved sons from his first crops and many winners on the circuit. Notable offspring are
2003 Dutch Champion, No Limits, Australian sire Nupase (formerly in the U.S.), and
international jumpers Numidor, Crazy Madam, and Night Dancer. Photos of many of his
progeny are located on the "Aldato Progeny" link at the left, and even more photos are
available on his European webpage at

Fully Approved NRPS, IHR, KWPN Register A
Note on the name of the stallion: his original registered name is N-Aldato, but he competed
under a variety of names, including Optiebeurs Aldato. Now, he stands in Ireland as
Aldato". To avoid confusion, we will now use this name for him in the U.S.
N-Aldato / Aldato