Andretti holds a strong pedigree of proven Holsteiner
- "Acorado I"
Acorado I is a son of the world famous show jumping sire Acord
II who is one of the most influential sires in Holstein today.
Like his father before him, Acorado I won his 100-day performance
test, receiving two 10s for his jumping ability. Before his untimely
death he had produced more than 20 approved sons.
Andretti's sire Acorado I
Sire - "Acord II"
Acord II easily won his performance test in 1991, scoring
9.5 to 10 for show jumping, and 9 to 9.67 for ride-ability. His
overall score was 146.04 scoring 138.26 in dressage and 148.47
in jumping. He went on to the 1992 Bundeschampionate in Verden
where he was reserve champion behind Franke Sloothaak and the
Caletto I son, Calero.
II continued to compete up to Advanced level for winnings of Euro
4,029, however his progeny have won over a quarter of a million
euros, with 327 jumpers who have placed in competition, and 47
As of 2003, Acord II has an FN jumping ranking of 143, as against
his dressage ranking of 106.
Sire's Sire - "Ahorn
Ahorn Z was born in 1979, being sired by the Zangersheide Stud's
foundation stallion Alme Z out of their foundation mare Heureka
Z. He is registered in the majority of German stud books and is
also a registered Selle Francaise.
Above: Ahorn Z
Ahorn Z was a large framed bay stallion with good presence and
top-line. He had a beautiful face and slim riding horse neck.
Good shoulder, wither, croup connection. A good mover and great
jumper through a tight front end. He became an international jumping
legend with the Dutch team competing in many World Cups and Grand
Prix. He was an immediate success at stud, producing state premium
mares and a string of stallion sons, as well as successful competitors.
He was approved by most German breeding registries and sired among
others the famous Acord brothers, Acord I, Acord II, and Acord
III. His offspring are often of his type and size. They have beautiful
haunches and are good movers that show great jumping ability.
Ahorn Z transmits courage, determined character and sincere force
and structure without removing class.
Sire's Sire's Sire - "Almé
This famous Selle Français stallion influenced show jumping breeding
throughout Europe. Almé was by the great French stallion, Ibrahim
out of Girondine and was bred by Alphonse Chauvin. At the age
of five he showed great potential, ridden by Bernard Geneste.
his first season at stud, he was sold to the American Fred Lorimer
Graham, who competed him for the next two years. Almé went on
to compete internationally with François Mathy and Johan Heins,
and also sired many international performers. Before he left France
for Belgium, he produced the successful stallion sons Galoubet,
I Love You, and Jalisco, all of whom competed internationally.
Sire - "Come On"
"Come On" competed at the highest level
with numerous riders including HRH Princess Haya of Jordon and
World Champion Ludger Beerbaum.
a sire Come On has produced an enviable record. For many years
he has been ranked number one in the German National Federation's
breeding rankings as a result of his numerous State Premium daughters
and stallion approved sons including Cleverboy, Come Well, Classico
W, Comitee, Cadeau, Cinderella, JR, Comet and Move On.
Come On can also boast success as a dressage sire; his son Cosmic
B achieved a top placing in the World Dressage Championships in
Verden in 2002 for five-year-olds.
of Corrado I - "Cor De La Bryere"
famous "Cor de La Bryere" was a Selle Francais stallion,
the 1971 Champion of the Holsteiner 100 Day Performance Test.
His incredible bascule and jumping ability is credited with improving
the Holsteiner jumping style of today. He also passed on his strong
nerves, intelligence and great willingness to perform.
de la Bryère is the stallion that revolutionised jumping horse
breeding. His is the name astute breeders like to see, especially
on the mare line for ‘Corde’ tends to give great form over a jump.
His sire – the French Thoroughbred, Rantzau, was bred to be a
jumper being a descendant of the enormously influential Bay Ronald.
On the bottom side, Cor de la Bryère was royally bred, out of
Quenotte B, by Lurioso a son of the most influential Precipitation
son, Furioso. In French jumping circles, Furioso had been a sensation,
siring the 1964 Olympic gold medallist, Lutteur B and the world
showjumping champion of 1968, Pomone B. Lurioso was himself a
sire of international showjumpers. Cor de la Bryère almost never
made it to the breeding barn. In 1970, the selection committee
of the Haras du Pin visited his owner, Xavier Ribard and suggested
‘that is not breeding stock, he’s too much of a sport horse. Better
geld him; he’ll make a useful gelding.’ The horse was now on the
market – and it just so happened that the Holstein Association
was looking for French blood, having seen the success of Furioso
II and Futuro in Oldenburg. Oldenburg breeder (and showjumping
ace) Alwin Schockemöhle was looking for a stallion star, and leased
the Furioso xx son Urioso – however he was prepared to sub-lease
the stallion to the Holstein Verband. Hence a Holstein inspection
committee travelled to France to evaluate Urioso and in doing
so, discovered Cor de la Bryère. Urioso ended up standing two
forgettable seasons in Holstein while ‘Corde’ left an indelible
mark on the Holstein breed, and jumping the world over. He was
not only a sire himself but a sire of sires. The full brothers,
Caletto I, II were stars, as were the brother quartet of Calypso
I to V. In the jumping arena, his handsome grey son, Corrado has
been a star for Franke Sloothaak, while Cordalmé Z with Gilbert
Böckmann has also been successful at international level. Both
went on to become influential sires.
sired over 43 Approved sons & 60 State Premium Mares, and had
Progeny Winnings to well over: 2,000,000+ DM.