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General Information

Ceres RoundThorn,  Born in 2007, 16.2hh,  Grey KWPN Mare by Verdi KWPN out of T’Olmi Roundthorn, KWPN Mare, (Manhattan/Celano/Cavalier).  Awarded 'Select' mare status in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook.  

With 2018 Filly foal by Antaeus (Accord Ii x Argentan I x Einglas).


Pedigree Details

Sire:  Verdi   (Quidam De Revel  -  Landgraf I  -  Calypso I)

Verdi is a son of the world famous sires: Quidam de Revel x Landgraf I x Calypso I and Rigoletto.  Father Quidam de Revel is a legend on his own.  He has an impressive list of palmares and he himself participated in the Olympic Games and in the meantime he is the sire of a lot of International jumpers and approved stallions over the whole world.  Grandsire Landgraf I is as famous as Quidam and has a long list of International jumpers and approved stallinons.  Verdi descends from the famous Holsteiner damline 474-a.  A motherline that produced the approved stallions Calato, Colombo, Carlino, Loxgraf Go, Montreal, Aldato, Nimrod, Cavalier and Cicero.  Also the International jumpers Brillante, Spiga, Dehlia, Kira, Deka, Ishan and Edminton are from this famous motherline.  Verdi’s dam Clarissa is a full sister to the mother of the Holsteiner stallion of the year, Calato!!

Verdi has a beautiful conformation and has very long lines, as well as very good movement, in walk, trot and canter.  Also important is his very nice and easy character.  Verdi is a tall stallion with a size of 1.72 cm, who jumps with a lot of scope and shows a lot of technique at the jump.  Verdi has everything to become the jumper sire of the future, both because of his type and because of his jumping ability.  At the performance test at Ermelo in 2005 Verdi was described as a stallion with a lot of scope and a stallion with a lot of potential as a jumper.  Verdi is approved for KWPN and the Holsteiner Studbook.

Verdi’s jumping capacity was assessed with a score of nine or higher in all the KWPN Stallion Competitions and he is the overall winner of his year with his rider Maykel van der Vleuten in 2006-2007.  The first crop of foals by Verdi are big, long-lined foals with a lot of presence, they have a very good trot and a noticeably excellent canter.


DamSire:  Manhattan,   (Burggraaf  -  Abgar xx  -  Camillus)

Manhattan's sire, the stallion Burggraaf is well known for producing showjumpers and good type horses with a lot of movements.  His son S'Blieft won the very difficult showjumping Grand Prix of Calgary with Lesley Burr.  But also the Burggraaf offspring Florijn became 3rd in the Kir to Music at Parker and 12th at the Dressage Worldcup Qualifier at Carsbad (USA) with his rider Dennis Callin, also the talented horses Burggravin, Henza, Dumbo, Hevalientje, Jumper and Graaf are by Burggraaf.  Manhattan's dam sire is the famous thoroughbred Abgar xx, one of the most influential Dutch sports horse producers.  The damline of Manhattan is one of the most famous within the Netherlands, as famous as his breeder Mr. Huisman from Ter Aard.

This special motherline has produced the talented show-jumper Carrera (v. Joost), which won with Jean Claude Vangeen-Berghe the Grand Prix of Aken, also Valeur D. (v. Abgar), which two times won the Derby of Eindhoven with his rider Wout-Jan van der Schans, the International jumper Bonius with Rick Hemeryck and the national jumper Jogger with Magreet Boekee are out of the same lineage. Dam Utopia is an extremely nice keur mare and a very good example of successfully crossing a Groninger mare with a thoroughbred. Manhattan was reserve champion of the performance test in Ermelo and also reserve-champion of the stallion competition in 1999.  In 2001 Manhattan achieved high rankings in 1.35 competitions: for example 2nd Hertogenbosch, 2nd Denekamp, and many placings in the top 3 in the Twente Cup qualifications and the Final.  Manhattan was the winner of the 7 year old Championships at Etten-Leur at 1.40 m. level and than made his International debut in Leeuwarden with a second place!  At Barcelona he finished 4th and 6th!  Due to an outstanding foal report plus excellent results in auctions, championships and keurings Manhattan offspring are very much in demand. Manhattan’s daughter Solita won the freejumping finals at Ermelo.  His sons Stetter and Skik were successful in the competitions for 4 year olds at CHIO-Geesteren and Ermelo. From Manhattan’s crop a very high percentage of colts have been selected for the stallion selections in Hertogenbosch.  The offspring of Manhattan are very beautiful types with extremely good movement and superb jumping abilities.  Manhattan is the highest ranked M-stallion on the jumping index!!


2nd DamSireCelano, (Capitol I  -  Lord  -  Flamberg)

Celano expresses tremendous scope, three good basic gaits and a fantastic character. In 1994 Celano was 4th at the Bundeschampionaat ridden by Rene Tebbel.  In 1995 he was approved by the KWPN and received a very good performance test report. Celano, ridden by Rob Ehrens, has meanwhile many sporting performances.  In 1998 he was near the top in the Dutch Championships in Hoofdorp and also, amongst his other successes, 6th in the Grand Prix at Champion Arnhem and 2nd in the Grand Prix in Leeuwarden.  In 1999 he had several successes, among them, Beek, Mierlo, Zelham, Nunspeet and Hengelo.  In Amsterdam he won the 1.50m and in 2000 he was the Best Stallion in Zwolle, 4th in the CHIO in Den Haag and 7th in the Grand Prix in Lummen.  Zwolle 2001 he defended his title and was once again hailed as Best Stallion 2001.  In 2002 Celano participated in another two competitions, Rastede and Rotterdam, where he showed just how fantastic he is.  Meanwhile we have retired the stallion from the sport and he is wholly available for his stud duties.

The progeny of Celano express good movements, a good character and nice types.  They are very rideable and portray a lot of jumping scope.  In the meantime his offspring are very convincing in the sport.  We become wide-eyed time after time with, for example, Olana Fortuna (Celano x Nimmerdor) who won the IAN-trophy for four year old showjumpers in Ermelo, Okasa Fortuna (Celano x Wellington) who became reserve champion at the FPP.  Omy's Boy (damsire Grannus) became 'Z' jumping champion with the KNF ridden by Hank Melse and Jeroen Dubbeldam recorded several victories with the mare Ochinda (damsire Ahorn).  Celano’s offpring also took the first place in Zwolle (2004) at the Offspring Championship.  The fourth place at the Gelderse Championships was good for the selection at the National Championship.  In 2004  at Neustadt a/d Dosse, a son was found the best jumping stallion of the Stallion Selection. Celano stands at the top of the KWPN jumping index for stallions bred by other studbooks.

Celano's sire, the fantastic grey Capitol I, is the sire of numerous international showjumpers such as Concorde, Cartier, Calle and Curtis. Additionally he is the sire of the approved stallions CarthagoZ, Carolus I and II, Cassini and Indoctro.  Capitol died in 1999 at 24 years of age.  The damline of Capitol I is one of the best in Holstein. Folia, the dam of Capitol I, has unlimited jumping scope and is a daughter of the very successful 'S' jumping stallion Maximus and the Ramzes mare Vase.  Vase is a full sister of the showjumper Romanus who was very successful in '60 with H. G. Winkler.  In 1993 the stallion Lord died at 26 years of age.  A stallion who has made breeding history with offspring such as Livius, Lord Incipit, Loyal, Lugana etc.  That Celano has inherited his scope, technique and balance with a fine character from these bloodlines speaks for itself.