Sire: Grandorado TN
All eyes are on Grandorado TN, being one of the greatest talents of the G-year of the KWPN. In the KWPN Performance Test the son of Eldorado van de Zeshoek earned 85.5 points and he was already described as a phenomenon. Top-level rider Willem Greve discovered many world-class horses in his career and bought a share of Grandorado too.
“He is a true natural. He is a rough diamond with all the potential, in my opinion”, Willem Greve states about Grandorado.
His unlimited scope and power, Grandorado inherited from his sire Eldorado van de Zeshoek, a son of Clinton which jumps at the highest level with Willem Greve. Dam Charmieque also jumped at 1.40m level with Willem Greve, after she scored 83 points in a mare performance test of the KWPN. Grandsire Carolus II jumped at Grand Prix level with both Thomas Voss and Schuyler Riley and has produced many international jumpers. Great-grandsire Baloubet du Rouet is also of top-class level, being a top sire and winner of three World Cup Finals and Olympic gold with Rodrigo Pessoa.
Grandorado was not only the champion of the KWPN Performance Test, but also won the finals of the kwpn stallion competitions in 2016 and 2017! He also became second in the Stallion Competition in both Kronenberg and Zuidbroek.
Sire: Grandorado TN
Grand Sire: Eldorado van de Zeshoek
Powerhouse Eldorado van de Zeshoek meets all the expectations in both sport and breeding. Ridden by Willem Greve, the son of Clinton is currently among the best combinations in The Netherlands, making several Nations Cup appearances last year. In breeding, Eldorado van de Zeshoek is undoubtedly a foundation sire in the making, with already three KWPN approved sons, namely Grandorado TN, Grodino and Highway M TN.
In addition, Eldorado van de Zeshoek’s dam Bijou Orai currently competes at 1.60m level with French rider Olivier Perreau. With the Olympic stallion Clinton as his sire and the highly successful Toulon as dam’s sire, Eldorado’s pedigree is more than outstanding.
At the beginning of 2015, Willem Greve took over the reins of Eldorado van de Zeshoek and immediately won the Grand Prix of Roosendaal. “Eldorado van de Zeshoek has unlimited scope and with his power he can jump all the classes in the world. Thereby he is competitive, so I’m very happy to have him in my stable!”, Willem Greve says about Eldorado van de Zeshoek.
PL Silk Road
Grandorado TN x Contendro I x Caretino
2021 - Dark Bay Filly
Dam Sire - Contendro I
Super Sire Contendro was hailed World Best Eventing Stallion five years in a row (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019) and 25th best WBFSH Show jumping Sire (2019). Contendro also has some International Dressage winners to his name. Contendro I’s sire, the legendary Contender, is one of the world’s leading jumping sires. His notable offspring include the likes of Montender (Marco Kucher), individual European gold medalist 2005; Checkmate (Meredith Michaels Beerbaum), team gold WEG Kentucky 2010; and Carlo (Nick Skelton), individual European bronze medalist 2010. He can also be found in the pedigrees of the top stallions Chellano Z and Balou du Rouet.
Contendro’s first dam, Bravo, is also the dam of the licensed stallions, Caretano Z (by Caretino), 1997 Reserve Bundeschampion, 1999 World Champion of 7-year old show jumpers, and a World Cup Finalist in Gothenburg, Sweden, and of Contendro I’s full brothers Contendro II and Cassito (by Cassiano). She also gave birth to Contendro’s full sister, BB Caretana, ridden by Niklaus Schurtenberger of Switzerland, a highly successful international show jumping mare.
He was premium stallion at his approval in 1999, in Neumünster.
In 2000 he won his stallion performance test in Adelheidsdorf out of a group of 39 stallions tested, with an overall score of 144.7, placing #1 in the jumping test with a score of 147.29 and 4th in the dressage test with a score of 131.09.
In 2001 he placed at the Holstein Riding Horse Championships and was nominated for the Bundeschampionat.
His breeding career took off so fast that Contendro became mostly a breeding stallion.
Dam: Global PH Corletto
Grand Dam - Zita V (Costa 50)
Grand Dam: Zita V (aka Costa 50) is a State Premium Holsteiner mare by Caretino. Jumping to 1.45m herself before being imported to New Zealand. She is the 3/4 sister to Holsteiner Gelding Casallvano. Video Below is Costa 50 3/4 brother with the fastest winning round in the Lübzer Championship ridden by Holger Wulschner on Casallvano (Casall x Silvano). She is direct from Cardento's mare line Stamm 741. Her sire, Caretino is the sire of Casall.
Great Dam Sire - Caretino
Caretino was one of just seven stallions by Caletto II in Holsteiner breeding. The bay revealed his qualities 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 bay stallion 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 450,000 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 Verband premium. Beyond a doubt, Cristallo has become one of the most outstanding Caretino offspring in competition now. With Richard Spooner, he is among the top American pairs in the show jumping course. America is also the home of Chica's Way, a great international success under Janne Friederike Meyer. Already in his first years as breeding stallion, Caretino had made quite a splash with his offspring. Ballerina won team gold at the European championships in Mannheim under Markus Merschformann, and Charlottenhof‘s Chandra was part of the German team taking home team gold at the European championships in Arnheim under Sören von Rönne. The full siblings Crocodile Dandy and Connally (Alison Firestone and Markus Renzel, respectively), Carefina (Felix Hassmann), Carlo Cassini (Franz-Josef Dahlmann), Cornwall (Andreas Ripke) or Chianti La Silla (Rolf-Göran Bengtsson) are other highly successful horses by Caretino.