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.
PL Victorias Secret
Grandorado TN x Littorio x Gibralter II (SWB)
2018 - Bay Filly
Dam Sire: Littorio
In New Zealand, Littorio progeny were seen mostly in the Dressage arena. Primarily because he was imported as an older stallion and by the time breeders realised the huge potential of his progeny in dual disciplines, he had passed away. His owner Paul Ffoulkes described him as producing top performers across the disciplines and his progeny really appeared to begin to excel later in their teens. This led to a demand for Littorio progeny for breeding and competition.
Littorio was a fully approved and licensed with the Holsteiner Verband, Oldenburg Verband and Belgian Warmblood.
Littorio is the 1995 Grand Champion of the Holsteiner Verband, Neumunster. Littorio had outstanding suspension and gaits and is known for passing on beautiful heads, conformation and ability. His sire, Lord, is one of the most influential sires in the history of the Holstein and Littorio was one of his last remaining sons.
Littorio has produced Belgium's 2001 National Grand Champion filly foal, and also sired two finalists for the national freejumping championships at Melchen. These two finalists were selected out of 110 two-year-olds.
He also has two qualifiers for the Bundeschampionart 2003 and a finalist for the young horse world championships, in Monteray, Mexico.
Littorios family is ranked number one for producing dressage horses in the world with such relatives as Flemmingh. Gestion Lingh and Krack Z. The 2003 Netherlands Champion Foal was out of a Littorio mare and in his first season in New Zealand he produced many Premium foals and Overall Australian Champion Foal - Barrabadeen Timeless. His reputation continued the following year to produce 2005 HHAA&NZ Champion Filly, Colt Foal and Yearling.
Stallion, Luego GNZ was one of those sons who generated alot of excitment for Littorio bloodlines. Bred at Goldengrove Studfarm, ridden by Katie Laurie (NZ Olympic Showjumper) and owned by the Cookson Family, Luego GNZ won the National Grand Prix Champion Title in 2015 along with many top placings. Picture Below. Photo Credit: Stevie Stone.