As a young horse Quartz Adelheid (Quality Touch x Zandigo) was a promising talent under the saddle of Belgium's Gregory Wathelet. However the stallion had quite the character and got injured at his 5-years-old resulting in the removal of an eye.
Nevertheless the pair returned with succes at the age of 6-year-old and started an international career after being qualified for the FEI World Championships for Young horses. As he didn't manage to compete to full capacity in the sport he then devoted himself solely to breeding, producing several Grand Prix horses, including Qagnac des Hayettes Z, Saxo des Hayettes and Quickstep of the Paddocks Z.
In a statement Kathleen Lauwers states the Haras des Hayettes was forced to euthanize Quartz after he returned from the breeding station Haras de la Valledei, in a bad shape.
"Last year, Mozart died there, under very sad circumstances, but we thought that it was a common accident that often happens with horses, and we agreed to send our other stallions back this season. The horses returned last weekend in a terrible, skeletal state. For Quartz, given his condition, we had no choice but to euthanize him. This is a completely unacceptable situation. No horse deserves this," explains Kathleen Lauwers.