CORRADO I X FERNANDO X LORD X RAMIRO STAMM 318 d2
2008 Jumping Breeding Index 153
Corofino II was approved in 1998 he went on to do his 30 day stallion test in Schlieckau he received a 10 for character 9 for Temperament 10 for jumping.
As a five year old Corofino II qualified for the Bundeschampionat (German young horse championships) where he won one of the qualifications for the final with a final note of 9. After this Corofino II continued in sport with Thomas Konle in the breeding region of Baden Wuttenburg and over the years he accumulated more than 125 wins and placing's up to 1.60cm.
Corofino also fulfilled his breeding duties over this time and now his oldest crop are 7 year olds
In 2009 Corofino II returned to Holstein and was ridden by Janne Freiderike Meyer with fantastic results including a 3rd in the Tasdorf Grand Prix, a 2nd in Balve, the German Championships and winning the Breitenburg Grand Prix in Holstein in which the field included the Beijing silver medalist Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on his Olympic mount Ninja.
Corofino II jumped more than 90% clear rounds from 1.45m to 1.60m a phenomenal record. The first thing people comment on is his scope and how careful he is.
Corofino II is a full brother to the champion sire Corofino I. Corofino I competed in Italy at Grand Prix Between the ages of 8 and 16, Corofino I created a super record of international achievements with the Italian rider:
- Winner of the National Grand Prix at Golra Minore (twice), and placed at Vermezzo, Trucazzano, Predazzo, San Remo.
- Placed in International competition at Modena, Vincenza, Pinerolo, Massazza, Cesena, Gorla Minore, Arezzo, Linz, Cannes, Cervia and in one round during the World Cup Final in Milan.
Corofino I is 9 years older than Corofino II he sired both the 2008 Olympians Russel and Corlato. He has been a prolific sire of champion broodmares.
Also from this family is Coriano. He is a half brother to Corofino II's mother Valeska. Coriano is also by Corrado. He also had 2 of his progeny at Beijing Olympics Coertis and Chinobampo Lavita. Coriano competed to top level and has many offspring doing the same all round the world.
Corofino II is also the half brother of Holsteiner Approval champion Camiros (by Contender) and the Holsteiner Approval champion, Diarado (Diamant De Semilly x Corrado) is also very closely related.
Right from the start, it was apparent that Corofino II's father, Corrado was something special, at his performance test he scored 10s for his free jumping and jumping ability / training. He also scored 8 for rideability. He ended with a jumping score of 137, the highest of his year and finished 3rd overall.
Corrado was ridden by the Holsteiner Verband riders, Thiess Luther and Bo Kristoffersen on the young horse circuit, and was a finalist as a six year old at the Bundeschampionate in 1991. The next season he commenced his international jumping career.
Under an agreement between the Verband and Franke Sloothaaks sponsors of the time, San Patrignano, he was campaigned by Franke.
The pair won the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden in 1993, and were second in the Nations Cup at La Baule. In 1994, Corrado won the World Cup Qualifier at Dortmund and finished third in the Nations Cup at Aachen. He also won the German Championship that year. In 1996, he won the Danish World Cup Qualifier at Aarhus, and the Grand Prix of Neumünster and Kiel. In 1997, Franke and Corrado were third in the Hamburg Grand Prix and fourth in the Grand Prix of Göteborg.
As a sire, Corrado was again, an instant success. His international jumpers include: Classic H with Helena Persson, Cher with Piet Raymakers, Corrada with Peter Charles, Cosmina with Markus Fuchs, Cosmos Star with Evelyne Blaton, Caramia with Espen Johannsen, Canyon with Tim Grubb, Think Twice with Leopold van Asten, Corradina with Carsten-Otto Nagel and Cabrio with Felix and Toni Hassman. Also he spectacular son , Clinton, who was individually 4th at the Olympic Games in Athens, and second behind Shutterfly at Aachen in 2005, Clinton is the sire of Cornet Obolensky.
By the end of 2006, Corrado I is recorded with 95 progeny who had jumped at an international level.
XTREME SPORT HORSES
Corrado I x Fernando x Lord x Ramiro
1997 Dark Bay Stallion - Stamm 318 d2
Corofino II has had a huge influence on New Zealand Show jumping with his New Zealand bred progeny competing extensively here and internationally.
Most recently Katie Laurie won the Furture Stars in Australia (Nov 2018) on McCaw MVNZ, as well as Tegan Fitzsimon here in NZ winning her first World Cup at Egmont (Nov 2018) aboard the young horse Windermere Cappuccino.
His progeny feature predominantly in the showjumping ring and are frequently on the podium.
They are horses with great rideability and work ethic, with huge scope and natural athleticism.