Upgrade is a beautiful modelled son of the well-known showjumping stallion Heartbreaker. In his performance test Upgrade impressed with his powerful jump and super hind technique. In addition, this stallion displayed superb movements, in walk, trot and canter.
In the pedigree of Upgrade the genes of Heartbreaker are combined with those of the Westphalian mare Palette, a daughter of the famous Pilot. This son of Pilatus is the top stallion in Westphalia and has produced many international showjumping horses and licensed stallions. The dam line of Upgrade has its origins in Westphalia. Great-granddam Madame is a half-sister to the Westphalian stallion Glücksritter (s. Grünhorn).
2001 dark bay 16.2 hand KWPN
Approved for: KWPN, Oldenburg, Hanoverian, Irish Sporthorse, Italian U.N.I.R.E.
Upgrade, highly placed in several championships for young horses last year, presented his first foals to the public in 2006. The offspring report praises Upgrade’s foals for their correct exterior, their expression and their superb movements.
Upgrade was very successful with Caroline Müller and John Whitaker in the Grand prix ring. These combinations obtained good results in respected shows such as CSIO 5* Rome (I), CSIO 5* Rotterdam (NL), Zwolle (NL), Aarhus (DK), Verden (GER)), Oldenburg (GER), Drachten (NL) and Maastricht (NL).