Zinnia is a lovely young mare, who up until an injury was competing in the 3'3 hunters at A level. We have her on a lease, short term, until she is fully healed and riding sound again.
Her sire is the elegant Orleandro. During his show career, Orleandro competed in both jumping and dressage. He successfully competed at Level 5 Jumpers with 3'9" to 4' fences with 4' to 4'6" spreads and also did some dressage competitions at second level with scores in the high 60s. In 2005 Orleando was ranked as the 31st and in 2006 ranked as the 13th leading Hunter Breeding stallion with USEF. His legacy is now being carried on and surpassed by his offspring. Of the offspring Orleandro sired in Europe, at least three are now competing at FEI levels of 1.2 to 1.5 meters in jumping: Online, One Line and Orlanda. Uriela CWF bred by Crooked Willow Farms was a premium foal at her Holsteiner inspection. She then went on to win the National Hunter Breeding Championships in both 2006 and 2007 as a two and three year old. Uladee CWF, bred by Crooked Willow Farms was also awarded premium status at her Holsteiner Inspection and went on to be the 2nd Place Yearling Filly at the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society Championships in 2005. Orleandro is known for producing offspring with easy temperaments, correct conformation, fantastic jump, lovely movement and great versatility. His offspring have the power, speed and finesse to make it as a jumper; the style, class and elegance to excel in the hunter ring; the suspension, elasticity and suppleness to shine in the dressage ring and the courage, heart and stamina for eventing. Orleandro is a one stop shop when searching for a sire who is prepotent for producing offspring with all the characteristics to be a champion in any discipline. It is no surprise that Orleandro is such a magnificent stallion because his pedigree is full of great horses.
On the dam's side, is Cassini I. Cassini is by the legendary Capitol I and out of an ideal Holsteiner mare by Caletto II. A very stately and beautiful, proud stallion, known for his success through his offspring. Cassini completed his stallion performance testing with a class rating of class"1" due to his outstanding scores. He was shown under Bo Kristoffersen and in l994 won the prestigous Federal German Showjumping Championship. After this he was shown by Franke Sloothaak internationally and won, among others, Arheim Grand Prix, Nations Cup wins and World Cup showjumping events. Cassini I has been at least as successful in breeding, with a series of offspring active in the international sport such as Ingmar, Eurocommerce Berlin, Coco, Cavalor Cumano, Carino and Olympic. He is also the sire of Candillo who was champion stallion in 1996. Cassini I has a reputation of producing very rideable offspring. He is a highly sought-after sire of performance horses throughout Europe and the entire world . His offspring are in great demand and have proven themselves many times over in the toughest competitive arena.
The name Caletto II shows up a second time on the dam's side. Despite only standing for four seasons, Caletto II may well be the most important son of the jumping supersire, Cor de la Bryère. In the WBCSH top fifty rankings for 1991-2000, Caletto II ranked 16th thanks to the jumping efforts of 14 progeny. Caletto II was a sensation right from the start and was acclaimed Champion of his stallion licensing in 1980 – he was considered the perfect Holsteiner type. He also showed wonderful jumping technique, and later proved this in the showjumping ring with Herbert Blöcker, where the stallion won many tests for riding horses. He was described thus in the Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed by Dr Dietrich Rossow: “Significant stallion of Thoroughbred, performance type. Harmonious and deep bodied. Smooth topline, Slightly herring gutted. Muscling not well let down through the haunches. Clean, correct legs and feet. Good walk and trot, absolutely marvellous canter. Very good jumper. Extraordinary form over fences, brilliant with knees. Good temperament.” Just how great a loss Caletto II was, has been is shown by the fact that he is ranked 16th in the standings for 1990-2000. His daughter, Classic Touch was one of the greats, winning individual Gold at the age of eight, at the Barcelona Games with Ludger Beerbaum. The Caletto II daughter, Operette was ridden successfully by Jan Tops at Nations Cups at Barcelona, Rotterdam, Calgary and Aachen. Other top jumpers include Campari (Carsten Otto-Nagel), Cassiano Joter (Karina Johannpeter) and Cascadeur who competed in the 1994 WEG with Bo Kristoffersen. Caletto II’s son Caretino jumped internationally with Bo Kristoffersen and later with Ludger Beerbaum, and is himself the sire of Caretano Z, who was leading the 2000 TNT Sires of the World Standings, when he tragically died following colic complications. Caletto II sired 112 registered Holsteiner mares, many of who feature on the pedigrees of successful horses, such as Cento (Capitol), Lasandos (Landlord), C-Indoctro (Captiol), Cassini I and II (Capitol), Clarimo (Clearway), Casino (Capitol), Lord Calidos (Lord), and Lerano (Lord). Eleven sons of Caletto II were licensed in Holstein, the most important being Caretino I.
We are very excited about this mare, mainly due to the strong C lines in her pedigree. This spring, 2016, she will be bred to Contifax of