coloured KWPN colt foal by Comthago VDL
Our biggest regret is that this fabulous foal is a colt
not a filly as he is everything we could hope for in a colourful
He has already impressed us with his exceptional canter.
He has an abundance of energy in the paddock and doesn't need
an excuse to jump with all four off the ground. Such an entertainer
is our Octavius.
Despite his high energy level he is a very pleasant gentle
colt to work with and his mother keeps him well in line.
His pedigree reads like the who's who in showjumping his
sire a young stallion Comthago VDL showing the scope, technique
and ability of his sire the great Comme Il Faut. His damline
combines the showjumping bloodlines of three prolific showjumping
progenitors Contender Nimmerdor and Grand Veneur.
Comme Il Faut
A dream pedigree: by the legendary Cornet Obolensky, out
of the best jumping mare in history, Ratina Z. In sport, he
has been everything promised; his technique, power and scope
are exceptional. Of the seven stallions in the first three
generations of Comme Il Faut’s pedigree, six of them
competed at grand prix themselves.
Comme Il Faut was second in the World Championship for five-year-olds
at Lanaken in 2010. From the beginning, he stallion demonstrated
his outstanding qualities on the international stage. At the
start of his career he jumped in young horse classes, but
after only one season he was jumping at grand prix. In 2013
and 2014, he achieved good results in 7 & 8-year-old classes,
then two seconds in 2014 at Paderborn CSI3*, and in the grand
prix at Dortmund CSI3*. In 2015 he achieved 3rd in 1.60m CSIO5*
at Rotterdam, 3rd in the Rome GCT grand prix, plus placings
in three World Cup qualifiers; 4th in Oslo, 6th in Helsinki
and 9th in London. 2016 was his best season yet – he
won the Vienna GCT and the Madrid World Cup qualifier, plus
the grands prix at Paderborn, München and Gross-Viegeln.
He contunues to this day to compete with success on the International
Has dominated the sport and breeding world for over a decade.
Phenomenally successful as both a sport and breeding stallion,
the 18-year-old is still as popular for breeding today as
he was at the height of his international career. His good
looks, temperament and outstanding technique and scope, and
that of his offspring, have seen him counted amongst the best
stallions in the world for hereditability and reliability.
Ratina Z, is perhaps the one of the most famous and most
spectacular jumpers of all time. She won back-to-back team
golds at the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games with two
different riders, and also took home individual silver from
Barcelona. She won the World Cup in 1993 and the Grand Prix
of Aachen in 1996, team gold at the World Championships in
Den Haag in 1994 and double gold at the European Championships
in Mannheim 1997. Such was her prowess that she was one of
the first horses to be cloned – there are three Ratina
Z clones currently being used for breeding. Ratina’s
sire Ramiro Z was not only a hugely successful competitor
in his own right, but also has more than 60 licensed sons
Comthago’s grand sire Carthago brings in unlimited
scope - himself competing at two Olympic Games with Jos Lansink,
Atlanta and Sydney. In breeding, Carthago is among the best,
just like great-grand sire Caretino who is still represented
by his offspring in the most prestigious arenas. Constant
and Roman also jumped at the highest level.
Comthago's dam is highly interesting as well: Miss Carthago
jumped successfully at 1.30m level in Germany, half-sister
to the Grand Prix show-jumper Freestyle and dam of the international
show-jumper Look of Love. Grand dam Joyce I competed at Grand
Prix level with both Jörg Kreutzmann and USA’s
Laura Kraut. while Great-grand dam Elegance competed at 1.35m
level, second great-grand dam Prinzess jumped at 1.40m level
produced the international show jumpers Mr. Chic and Cantara
as well as being the grand dam to another three international
show jumpers. jumper
Homebred chestnut tobiano Dutch warmblood
mare by our coloured KWPN foundation stallion Umenno
from his first foal crop. She is a descendant of no less than
three world class progenitors of international show jumpers,
Contender, Nimmerdor and Grand Veneur. In addition the combination
of the bloodlines Pericles xx and Nimmerdor are found in the
damline of the legendary dressage stallion Totilas.
KWPN Registered SSH licensed. Aged three he claimed many
In hand Championship Titles the length and breadth of the
UK at the most prestigous Shows and was licensed with the
Scottish Sports Horse. As a four year old Umenno gained his
double clears in British Novice, Discovery and Newcomers.
He qualified for the Royal Show Potential Showjumper, The
Royal International Horse Show BSPA Ridden finals, Burghley
Young Event Horse, Arena UK 4 Year Old Show Jumping Championship
Finals and the Scottish Sports Horse 4 Year Old Showjumping
Sport Horse Series.
Aged five he was winner of the Young Horse Five Year Old
Classes at Bicton. Aged Six Year he competed in Switzerland
winning the six year old qualifier at St Legier, with a number
of placings at RII and later sold to South Africa.
KWPN approved Keur predicate stallion who belonged to the
famous VDL Stud in Holland. A successful show jumper at 1.60m
level and the sire of many predicate mares. Farrington, Glennridge
and Emillion were of World Cup success. His offspring are
of International show jumping standard include Jerome, VDL
Jupiter and What a Game. Wellington also sired successful
dressage horses including Ceylon and Bolvorms.
Our first homebred mare by Capuccinno Van Berkenbroek. Chiquita
demonstrated excellent scope and technique when shown loose
at the SSH mare gradings and was awarded the STER predicate.
Mother to Solaris Achanenna and our Ster mare Solaris
Extacy. Her daighter Solaris Fechinna was a finalist at
Fontainebleu in the five year old class and is now competing
with FEI results.
Cappuccino Van Berkenbroek
Oldenburg registered, BWP & SSH licensed. Imported by
the Whitaker and Gillespies to Scotland in 2000 and registered
with the BSJA as Cappucino FCS. He stood for only one season
at stud prior to being sold overseas. Prior to his arrival
in Scotland the son of the famous showjumping sire Contender
covered 80 mares in his first season at stud in Belgium His
sons and daughters are consistent high achievers at National
and International level both here in the UK and overseas.
His daughter "Bi-Nice" out of a Landetto mare successfully
jumped GP 1.60m classes.
The Holstein approved stallion has proven to be one of the
most influential sons of Calypso II out of the Ramiro daughter,
Gofine who was in turn by the great Thoroughbred sire, Ladykiller
xx He has dominated German breeding values for many years.
Sire of Contendro I (premium stallion and winner of the performance
test at Adelheidsdorf. Marco Kutscher competed the approved
Contender sons in international sport: Contreo, Conterno Grande
and Montender (German Champion of 2003, bronze medallist at
the Athens Games and European Champion 2005). Toni Hassmann
won the German Showjumping Derby with Collin, whilst his son
Checkmate won the Rider’s Tour and Eureopean Championships
with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.
Our foundation Swiss Warmblood State performance tested and
successful show jumping, foundation Keur IBOP Sport Predicate
mare who's progeny have acheived good results in sport both
in the UK and overseas. Her daughter Bequinna by Umenno was
French National Young Riders Event Champion and older sister
competed with success in British Show Jumping juniors as a
Selle Francais Swiss State federal Stallion, he competed
with success at MII. His best progeny Magnolia CH and Quatersman
CH competed CSI CSIO, CSI, SII and in the young horse classes
Balladeuse du Cornat CH, Bellamour du Cornat CH, Catania IV
CH, and Cristal de la Taille CH qualified for the Zangersheide
Young Horse Show Jumping Championships.
The selle francais stallion Grand Veneur produced more than
335 show jumping winners, 75 of which became 75 stallions
world wide. He was a sire of International show jumping greats,
including Le Tot de Semilly, Lama des Landes, Love Love de
l'If, Magicien IV, Nabo II, Rocky du Carel, Tenor de la Cour,
ISO 160, Vas Y Donc Longane, Alfa d'Elle and many showjumping
winners in foreign countries such as Le Grand du Tot, Mont
Blanc, Quatre de Mai, Sioux de Baugy, Tenor Manciais, Ulysse
de Thurin, Upsala de Baussy, Valou de Baussy, Veneur Pierreville,
Amour de Coquerie, As de Thurin, Beau Veneur, Belle Landaise
and Billy du Lys.
EMH 17HH +/-
Stud Book Status:
KWPN Reg A
||Comme Il Faut
|Rabanna Van Costersveld SJ 1.35m
|Ratina Z SJ 1.60
Int SJ 1.60m
|Carthago SJ 1.60m
|Joyous SJ 1.50m
Keur Pref Pres
|Quinine SSH Keur IBOP sport-(sp)
Model SJ 1.30m
Newborn Octavius SSH
Comme Il Faut
Grand Dam STER
Great Grand Dam
Keur IBOP 81pts Sport-(SP) 1.30m
Maternal Aunt Solaris
Fechinna St Lo France
Bequinna French national Young Riders Event Champion