II is a very imposing horse with a lot presence.
He presents himself with elegance and balance and has enormous
power in his hind quarters.Black
& White Design, Opstalans Pasquines
He is currently on the international
circuit under Michael
Handel II classified
third in the 2001 final of the World Cup. In category A--
jumping stallions, Handel II has achieved: the Grand Prix de
Willems, the Grand Prix of Towerlands, Championships of Toggi A&B,
the Grand Prix of the Anglo-European
Studbook and the
Championship of the "Ladies Master 1998/99."
With Michael Whitaker, he has placed
well in several great classic international Grand Prix, notably,
third at Dorthmund, third in Berlin, third at Hannover, fourth at
Olympia London and fourth at Zurich.
Handel II has done equally well in several great classics including
Paris, Stutgard, Geneva, Porte de Versailles and Hamburg. Handel II has
been recognized for competing without
fault in the Nations Cups at
Rotterdam and Dublin.
Handel's sire, Wolfgang, is a son of the legendary stallion Farn, son of
Fax. Farn’s name is renowned by the
breadth of his descendants competing at international level.
Among them are Nimmerdor, Put Optie
Odin N, Shefield,
, Trust Me, Optibeurs Investment,
Olympus and Talman. His
grandsire, Ulf, was the first stallion to receive a 9 in training and 9
in character and appearance during his 100-day test. Le Mexico, his
great grand sire, is known for his phenomenal ability over obstacles, a
quality that has been transmitted to his descendants. Handel's
first crops have recently begun to
participate on the competition circuit, and are
noticed for their great ability and natural talent, and are receiving
much attention in European jumping circles. Get in early on a stallion
who's on his way to the top.