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Aliano is by the gorgeous stallion Aljano, who was ridden by Wolfgang Schade of the Verband. Born in 1996, Aljano came away from the 100 Day Test with the highest dressage score. Aljano has produced premium foals and top dressage quality offspring. He is a half-brother to the stallion “Olympic Gestion Silvano N” (by a Tropica mare). Silvano N was ridden by Ellen Bontje for the Dutch Equestrian Team.
Bred by Leon Melchior, Ahorn Z was born in 1979 and sired by the Zangersheide Stud’s foundation stallion Alme Z out of their foundation mare Heureka Z. He became an international jumping legend with the Dutch team competing in many World Cups and Grand Prix. Ahorn Z was an immediate success at stud, producing state premium mares and a string of stallion sons, as well as successful competitors. One of his first sons, Acord I, was a noted sire in Bavaria before moving to the United States, and his full-brother Acord II was reserve champion of the 5 year olds at the Bundeschampionate in 1992. In 1996 Acord III, the youngest full-brother, became the Brazilian champion stallion.
As a broodmare sire, Ahorn Z has also been very successful. The international jumping star – and top sire – Lux Z, is out of Apocalypte Z, a daughter of Ahorn Z. While the exciting stallion, Lordanos is out of W-Ashely, by Ahorn Z.
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The famous Selle Français stallion influenced show jumping breeding throughout Europe. Almé was by the great French stallion, Ibrahim out of Girondine and was bred by Alphonse Chauvin. At the age of five he showed great potential, ridden by Bernard Geneste. After his first season at stud, he was sold to the American Fred Lorimer Graham, who competed him for the next two years. Almé went on to compete internationally with François Mathy and Johan Heins, and also sired many international performers. Before he left France for Belgium, he produced the successful stallion sons Galoubet, I Love You, and Jalisco, all of whom competed internationally.
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Calypso II has been one of the most important sires in both Holstein and Hannover where he bred international competitors and influential breeding stallions. It was Calypso II who introduced the Cor de la Bryère blood to Hanover, ushering in a new era of Hanoverian jumping breeding. Calypso II’s dam, Tabelle produced six approved stallions, starting with one by Congress, then when bred to Cor de la Bryère, the five Calypso brothers – all of whom were useful horses and valuable sires. Tabelle is a full-sister to Salmei, who was the dam of the great Granat, a world champion dressage horse with Christine Stückelberger.
Calypso II produced a number of international performers including Calyno, Chin Chin, Cheyenne, Crazy Cocktail, Montemorelos la Silla, Caras J, Dobel’s Cara Mia, Asien, Cartier S, Capella 3, Champ of Class and Zarina de San Patrignano. The Calypso II progeny tend to show not only great jumping form, but also a wonderful rideability. Calypso II’s great gift to the breeding world was the stallion, Contender.
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Corrado combines the blood of the two great Cs – Cor de la Bryère and Capitol. He joined Cassini and Contender as part of the Holstein Holy Trinity. Corrado was something special over a pole, and at his performance test he scored 10s for his free jumping and jumping ability / training. He also scored 8 for rideability. He ended with a jumping score of 137, the highest of his year and finished 3rd overall. Fifteen Corrado sons have been approved for breeding in Holstein and his sons, Corofino I, Coriano, Coronado and Clinton have themselves already produced licensed sons. By the end of 2006, Corrado I is recorded with 95 progeny who had jumped at an international level.
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Cor de la Bryère
The famous “Cor de La Bryere” was a Selle Francais stallion and the 1971 Champion of the Holsteiner 100 Day Performance Test. His incredible bascule and jumping ability is credited with improving the Holsteiner jumping style of today. He also passed on his strong nerves, intelligence and great willingness to perform. Cor de la Bryère is the stallion that revolutionised jumping horse breeding. His is the name astute breeders like to see, especially on the mare line for ‘Corde’ tends to give great form over a jump. He is one of the most influential sires in modern warmblood breeding.
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Capitol I descends from one of the best dam lines in Holstein. Licensed in 1977 in Neumunster, Capitol I began his breeding career in Ostholstein, later moving on to Dithmarschen. In 1978 the stallion, owned by the Holsteiner Verband, gathered a 82.56 point score in his stallion performance test in Medingen.
A large crop of his offspring became highly successful in sport and breeding. Famous names like Calato, Campesino, Carolus I and II, Nissan Carthago Z, Cassini, Colino, and Cento defended their sire’s honour in show jumping.
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