This weekend all eyes were focused on Sentower Park were the Zangersheide International was held, the new concept combined a CSI4* with the Zangersheide Stallion Approval.

Stud Tommelberg was represented by Archie T, a 3 year old stallion prospect by Asca Z x Diamant de Semilly. Archie jumped flawless two days in a row showing beautiful moves on the jump and effortless athletic skills. All this combined with stunning looks and an excellent pedigree were more than enough to convince the jury and Archie can now be called an approved stallion.

As if this wasn’t enough highlight for one day Archie was also selected for the auction. We are very proud to see Archie leaving to an absolute top stable where he will hopefully get all the chances in both breeding and sport.

As breeders this is definitely a day to remember and to cherish and we are more than gratefull for the cooperation we have with Protea Stables in training and preparing our youngsters.

Archie during the second day at the stallion approval



Four year old Thor T by Naxcel V seems to be at the start of a very promising career.

After a false start at the approvals last year Thor took revenge by gaining his approval for studbook AES at the beginning of 2023. He was presented under the saddle where he showed a lot of potential and great rideability

His approval made it possible to participate in the Lannoo Belgian Stallion Compition and Thor is nailing it! The first two parts (from a total of 4 shows) have passed and Thor is in the leas with zero faults. He is jumping every round round effortless and easy without hesitation.

Thor is bred out of Hamira de Laubry (Diamant de Semilly) and is living proof of the quality this mare produces. For 2023 we are expecting 2 foals out of Hamira: one by Comilfo Plus Z and one by Spitfire V who is closely related to Naxcel V.

Thor T during the first show of the Lannoo Belgian Stallion Compition