ZINNIZ, Premier




Dam Sire


2nd Dam Sire



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General Information

Zinniz RoundThorn,  Born in 2004, 16.2hh,  Bay KWPN Mare by Sjapoo out of Tequila  KWPN (Calvados/Cantus/Voltaire).

Grade A, International Show Jumper with 525 SJAI points; competed successfully at Grand Prix Level with Suzanne Posnett.   Awarded ‘Select’ status and a 3* Showjumping Merit based on her own performance in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.

Won five of out six International classes at Auvers International Show in France before retiring sound to stud.

Zinniz’s dam ‘Tequila’ was placed sixth in the Dutch Championships and competed as a six year old with Willem Greve at the World Breeding Championships in Zangersheide.  She jumped all rounds clear but a time penalty kept her out of the Finals.   Shortly after that she was sold to U.S.A.    While her Granddam (bred by Cantus) and her Great Grand Dam (bred by Abgar) also both had jumping careers up to show jumping level 1.30mt.

2019 Embryo to Big Star (Quick Star x Ninnerdor x Ramiro Z)  Twice Olympic Gold Medalist.

Also in foal for 2019  to Lougherne Connaught (Cassini I x Sir Shostakov Xx x Roberto) Nations Cup Stallion.


Pedigree Details

Sire:  Sjapoo,   (Caretino  -  Come On  -  Libero H)

Sjapoo is a strong moving and very active jumping athlete with a fine technique.  Hats off to the pedigree for this sporty son of Caretino.  His sire can be included in the young generation of top sires in Holstein.

Come On, the very powerful son of Cantus, is combined with Kalinka, the full sister of Liberty.   Liberty represented the American team in the Sydney Olympics under Laura Kraut and won, among other things the Palm Beach Grand Prix.   The International show jumper Molca's Candlelight (sire Katell xx) is out of the Nimmerdor mare Bianca.


DamSire:  Calvados    (Uriel  -  Ibrahim  -  Hornet xx)

The ‘keur’ awarded sire Calvados is bred from the best French performance bloodlines.  His sire Uriel has been leading sire for several years (index 211, the highest index figure ever in France).  Uriel contributed to French breeding through 26 sons and he produced more than 100 international showjumpers!!  His dam Gold Rose (index 186!) was as a 3 year old French Conformation Champion and she was in the French Showjumping Team from 1979 until 1982, during which time she won for example the Grand Prix of Paris and Madrid and became second in Lisbon, Barcelona and Hamburg.  Her total winnings were Frs.. 621.000,--.  In addition Gold Rose produced two sons, that both became approved stallions Turban Rose in Sweden and Sable Rose (=Calvados) in Holland.  Gold Rose was sired by the great showjumper producer Ibrahim with 36 approved sons in France, including the legendary Alme.  Granddam of Calvados was the unique mare Jolie Rose, who became very famous by producing 6 international showjumpers including:  All Rose, Dall Rose, Gold Rose, La Rose II.  She also produced the approved stallions Irminio and Joly Jumper.  Calvados as a 4 year old won the National Stallion Competition. In 1992 Calvados as an 8 year old claimed a deserved 7th place in the Dutch Championship with Peter Geerink.

The next year they were Reserve Champion of the Netherlands and won the Grand Prix of Tjele in Denmark, 3rd Grand Prix of Drammen, 5th Grand Prix of Falsterbro, 2nd Grand Prix of Spangenberg, 4th Grand Prix of Geesteren and winner of the Stallion Competition at 's-Hertogenbosch.  Although Calvados has bred on a very limited scale, he has many international offspring jumping at Grand Prix level, e.g. Macanudo’s Deniro (Peter Wylde), Royal Future (Allison Firestone), Royal Love (Susanne Behring), Harmonie (Leon Thijssen), Iwan II (Mark Armstrong), Illussion (Tani Tops) and Silber Bird (Markus Beerbaum).  Calvados is one of the few stallions who has earned his predicate.  He has this to thank from his above mentioned, world famous children, who won Grand Prix and World Cups. Calvados produced the reserve champion of the IAN-trophy and a lot of offspring scored high marks in their mare tests, IBOP’s and foal auctions. T he jumping index of Calvados is extremely high with 152 points.  Calvados produced the highest percentage Ster mares in 2003.


2nd DamSire:  Cantus   (Caletto I  -  Roman  -  Marabu II)

Cantus’ sire Caletto I ridden by Michael Ruping was one of Germany’s most successful jumping competitors, winning a Bronze at the European Cahmpionships at Hickstead, most successful Nations Cap Horse of 1983, and wins or high placings in the Grand Prix of Aachen, Switzerland and Calgary. Cantus was from Caletto I’s first crop in Holstein. His dam, Monoline was by the tough competitor, Roman and out of an Advanced Showjumper, USA.

Cantus, Stem 8777, was a very tall stallion at 16.3hh with enormous presence. He had good stallion expression and heavy neck.  Cantus was a very sharp jumper and a very good mover.  Cantus, who died far too early in 1994, was a successful sire of Showjumpers right from the start. Come On, his Internationally best-known approved son, won many times at Grand Prix and Nationals Cup Level.

Cantus produced 25 Approved Sons, including Cassius Clay (1992 Viernheim Champion Stallion), Cascavelle, Colbert GTI, Canaletto (both private stallions in Holstein), Cyrano (private stallion Hesse) and Celestial (private stallion Oldenburg).  At the 2000 Olympics Games in Sydney, the Cantus son Calvaro won the Silver Medal with the Swizz Team and his Rider Willi Melliger.

In 2004 Cantus progeny’s life winnings totalled to Euro 1.35 million.