Als u gaat voor kwaliteitThe sire of Folies Bergères is the international performer Contact van de Heffinck, a son of Concept out of a full sister to the Olympic stallion Clinton. Partnered with German rider Toni Hassmann, Contact has showed his outstanding showjumping qualities. Some of his highlights: fifth in the Oldenburg Grand Prix (2010, 2*, 1m45), eighth in a 1m55-class in Salzburg (2010, 4*), 11th in the Salzburg Grand Prix (2010, 4*, 1m60), fourth in the sires of the world in Mechelen (2010, 5*, 1m45), 11th in the München-Riem Grand Prix (2011, 3*, 1m55), fifth in a 1m45-class in Kiel (2013, 3*) and third in the Dortmund Grand Prix (2014, 3*, 1m55). In November 2014 Olivier Seynhaeve started competing with Contact van de Heffinck.
The dam of Folies Bergères is called Ucrece de Cheux. In 2007 Houdini di Cantero, a full brother to Folies Bergères, was sold as a foal during the BWP Auction Antwerp. Nowadays, Houdini performs in international 1m30 to 1m35 showjumping classes (two- and three-star) in partnership with Dimitry Noterman. Twelve descendants of Nymphe de Cheux, the grandmother of Folies Bergères, are registered in the Selle Français-studbook. The most famous descendant of Nymphe is Vainqueur de Cheux, a son of Grand Veneur who was approved as a BWP stallion in 1991. His half-brother, Jericho de Cheux (by Dandy du Plape), carries the following indices: ISO 138 (2009) and BSO +13 (0,6). Partnered with David Aissa, he jumped at 1m35 to 1m40 level and claimed 31 victories. In France, Carine Galgiani performed in national showjumping competitions with Heroine de Cheux, a daughter of Socrate de Chivre out of Nymphe de Cheux. We would like to mention an interesting fact about the dam line: did you know that Imperatrice, great-great-grandmother of Folies Bergères, is also the great-grandmother of Melodie en Fa? Insiders know of course that Melodie en Fa produced the famous progenitor Nabab de Rêve.
Dirk Zagers: “Do you want to taste an overdose of quality? Then try Folie Bergères. I never had a horse with more electricity than this French mare. I sold her as a young horse, but bought her back to breed. Because I have good offspring now, I agreed with the Flanders Mare Auction to offer her for sale.”