Born: 2001 
Sire: VDL Emilion 
Dam: Biddesden Syringa 
Height: 15h2 
Stud Book: Part bred Arab Register 

Estrilda is a hugely capable athlete of a mare with a strumming gallop and boundless enthusiasm for big fences.   She is by VDL Emilion, the well known Dutch Show Jumper sire by Wellington, and her dam is Syringa, a home-bred Anglo Arab mare by Cranleigh Swift Reflection out of the 1987 Marathon-winning Anglo Merelina.
Merelina’s dam was Ansty who set the record time for the Marathon which lasted for a number of years when she won the race in 1978.