Dilithyia is a half-sister to Vornado van den Hoendrik, a former Grand Prix mount of Jessica Springsteen. In addition to numerous appearances on the Global Champions Tour Jessica and Vornado represented Team USA at Gijon CSIO5* Nations Cup in 2012.
Riding Vornado, Vivian Yowan won both Individual and Team Gold medals at the 2015 FEI North American Junior Showjumping Championships.
“By the end of the final round, Vivian Yowan (17, Lexington, Ky.) had managed to complete all five courses without a single rail rolling out of the cups with Vornado Van Den Hoendrik, securing her the Junior Individual Gold medal” – USEF.
This damline (Merrielijn 2) is responsible for producing a number of international Showjumpers including Unex Chamberlain Z, Dilithyia VLS, Undercover, Secret, Million, etc. Merrielijn 2 in Belgium is also the line of Darco & Arko III.