PL Truffle scored very well to gain an excellence award during the 2023 NZWA foal assessment tour.
The talented Chopano is a son of the very interesting Grand Prix-showjumper Chopin VA. Ridden by Mathilda Karlsson, the Casall-son Chopin makes a big impression at the highest level and his oldest offspring seem excellent. Last year, the sons of Chopin jumped in the spotlight at the various stallion approvals, including Chopano himself. At international top level, Chopin impresses with his endless scope, rideability and excellent jumping technique; with Mathilda Karlsson he participated in 2019 in the largest competitions in the world, such as Falsterbo, Stockholm, St. Tropez, Knokke, Hamburg and Rome. Chopano's dam's sire Cassini I is undeniably one of the most influential stallions of his generation and the same goes for great-grandsire Caretino. Top sires Lord, Cor de la Bryere and the thoroughbred Sacramento Song xx complete Chopano's pedigree.
Chopano's dam Tamara XIII already produced the international 1.50m-showjumper Zooey of the British Georgia Tame, while her grandson Chinchero - also a son of Chopin VA - became vice-champion of the Holsteiner Stallion Show and was sold for 400,000 euros in the auction. Chopano’s granddam Niveau I produced several international showjumpers and approved stallions, including the 1.50m-classified Valetta V (Lisa Zoller). In addition, Level I is the half-sister of the 1.50m showjumper Calato’s Charles (Veronica Bot) and the full sister of 1.60m showjumper Casseur de Prix of USA's Jenni McAllister.
At the Zangersheide Stallion Show in Lanaken, Chopano stood out with his impressive conformation, great way of jumping and seemingly endless scope. The Chopin-son therefore earned his breeding license with ease and with his interesting pedigree, appearance and jumping technique he seems to be an asset to breeding.
Sire: Chopano VDL
Grand Sire: Chopin VA
Mathilda Karlsson & Chopin VA are said to have a special bond which would explain the huge amount of success they have shared together. Including qualifying and competing at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics representing Sri Lanka. Holsteiner Verband stand a son of Chopin VA - Chincero and here is what they had to say about him: "Chopin is the result of the breeding philosophy and steadfastness of his breeder, Manfred von Allwörden, on the basis of stem 5064, a mare family held in high esteem at Grönwohldhof, with the foundation mare H Cabida. Chopin is out of her daughter Odina and by world class sport horse and sire Casall. Born in 2009, Chopin has been carefully produced by Mathilda Karlsson for years now; being her current no.1 Global Champions Tour mount, he also carries his rider’s hopes for the Tokyo Olympics. Chopin is an exception in international top level sport. Jumping quality, carefulness, and willingness to perform are synonyms for Chopin."
Chopano VDL x Contendros 2 x Caretino
2022 - Dark Bay Filly
Dam Sire: Contendros 2
Dam Sire - Contendros 2
Bred by Paul Schockemohle, this stallions scope is top class, his technique is perfect and he is an incredible performance stallion. When you take glance at his outstanding pedigree, you'll see his Granddam Gipsy produced Vice Bundeschampion and Hanoverian show jumping champion Codex One (who is very closely related to Contendros 2)!
Sire, Contendro I, is one of the most outstanding modern show jumping sires of this generation. His offspring include the current Bundeschampion Con Air, the successful Aachen Youngster Tour contender, Holiday by Solitour, more than 30 horses which are competing in 1.50 m classes and over 42 licensed stallions. Contendros' has the desirable Hanoverian blood from the dam's family. Drosselklang II has produced over 79 show jumpers who compete successfully in 1.50 m classes with a lifetime earnings total of over EUR 858,000 while Glueckspilz contributes the performance genes of legendary show jumping sire, Gotthard.
Dam: Global PH Corletto
Grand Dam - Zita V (Costa 50)
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. 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.