EXCALIBUR

 

Sire

Ustinov 

Dam Sire

Numero Uno 

2nd Dam Sire

Caretino 

 

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General Information

RoundThorn Excalibur,  Born in 2009,  16.1 hh,  Bay ISH Gelding by Ustinov out of Wolina RoundThorn, KWPN Ster Mare  (Numero Uno/Caretino/N-Aldato).  RoundThorn Excalibur is line bred to Libero H.  Owned and being produced by Naomi Lawrence Eventing in Buckinghamshire.

 

Pedigree Details

Sire:  Ustinov  (Libero H  -  Nimmerdor  -  Marco Polo)

Ustinov was the uncontested champion show jumping stallion of the 2004 KWPN Stallion selection.  His beautifully long-lined model, his superb canter and last but not least his remarkable jumping manners made him stand out amongst his contemporaries.  In the performance test Ustinov proved it all with not a single mark below 8.5 for the show jumping components and the canter.  Ustinov’s great exterior and jumping quality are deeply anchored in his pedigree.  His sire was the show jumping producer Libero H, who was a legend already in his lifetime.  Under Jos Lansink, this son of Landgraf I won a series of World Cup competitions and Grand Prix, the highlight being his fantastic victory of the s-Hertogenbosch World Cup finals in 1994.  His fighting spirit in combination with his jumping skill and incredible reflexes made the stallion absolutely invincible that season.  It is remarkable that many of his Internationally successful products also carry the blood of the Preferent-awarded Nimmerdor:  Liberty, Coonawarra, Ikoon and Iowa are good examples.  This fact makes Ustinov’s pedigree even more interesting because he is also out of a Nimmerdoe daughter.  Ustivon’s dam, the ‘Preferente Keur’  mare Haifa had already produced the KWPN licensed stallion Nijinksi (sire: Libero H).  Ustinov, who displays his outstanding jumping qualities again and again in sport, showed his first collection of foals in 2006.  The progeny report mentioned a uniform collection of well-developed, long-legged and riding-type foals that thoroughly fitted the rectangular model.  The foals have lovely heads and an easy canter that shows suppleness and balance.

DamSire:  Numero Uno,  Pref   (Libero H  -  Lord Calando  -  Ahorn Z)

Numero Uno completed his performance test triumphantly: he received a 9.0 for canter and scored an average of 8.5 for jumping components.   His explosive take-off earned him 9.0 points.

Dam Jolanda, like the Olympic showjumping stallion Lux, descends from Lord Calando.   Grand dam Feinschnit (Ahorn hann) supplied, in combination with Gondelier, the national showjumping horse Kapitol, who as a five-year-old gave an excellent performance in the World Championships for young horses at Lanaken.  The mother line continues via the well known stallion Farnese to the mare Fernsicht (Ladykiller xx), who is a full sister to the reputable stallion Lorenz.  This famous Holstein lineage, which is registered under number 429, also produced the stallions Aldato (Anblick xx), Heidelberg (Ladykiller xx) and Benedictus (Benvenuto xx).

After a successful show jumping career with European Champion Marco Kutscher, Numero Uno today has turned out to be one of the leading sires in the world.  Numero Uno, father to six approved KWPN stallions, is sire to many champions in international show jumping, ability tests and stallion approvals.

2nd DamSire:  Caretino    (Caletto II  -  Metellus  -  Aldato)

Caretino was one of just seven stallions by Caletto II in Holsteiner breeding.  The bay revealed his qualities already in the stallion performance test, where he received a jumping index as high as 145 points.  He won numerous young jumper classes due to his outstanding jumping technique.  At 5 and at 6 years old, Caretino participated in the Bundeschampionate under Thomas Schöning.  Bo Kristoffersen got the ride on him a year later and got him started at Grand Prixs and Nations Cup level.  The two of them have 40 placings at S level to their name.  Then Caretino went to Ludger Beerbaum's stable.  The rider from Riesenbeck placed at Neumünster, Balve, and Wiesbaden with the stallion.  After a year, Caretino returned to Holstein to be used for breeding only which soon proved the right decision. Caretino offspring, still much sought after, have earned more than 3 million Euros so far.


Just now, the most successful Caretino offspring in competition is Casall la Silla out of a Lavall I dam.  Under Rolf-Göran Bengstsson, the 12 year old bay is rated among the top show jumpers in the world.  Moreover, he has also earned himself a stellar reputation as a sire. In 2009, his son Catch It became Champion stallion of the Holsteiner approval and sold for a record 450000 Euro to Denmark.  Casall has produced as much as seven stallion sons in Holsteiner breeding and also had the champion mare at the Elmshorn anniversary show in 2008.


Caretino sired 37 sons licensed for Holsteiner breeding, 41 daughters have been awarded a state premium, 10 a Verband premium.