Pedigree Profile of Rivendell Callitrix
Callitrix is a very special filly as she has three of my foundation mares in her pedigree. These being StPrSt Zivana, StPrSt Calvyra Z and StPrSt Celine Dion. She is by our own stallion Rivendell Theoden, who is the only entire son of the legendary stallion Titanic. Titanic was one of the best showjumping stallions ever seen in South Africa.
Titanic was by the stallion Cavalier, who is one of the most successful KWPN stallions in international showjumping. By the name of San Patrignano Mister, this grey claimed major successes in the international arena with Franke Sloothaak. The combination won more than 40 international competitions; Grand Prix, Puissance and Speed classes. After his successful showjumping career, Cavalier returned to the Netherlands where he has been used for breeding ever since.
Offspring from Cavalier’s first breeding seasons are already successful. International showjumpers such as; Tinello Isha ridden by Albert Voorn, Blushing Groom under John Popely, Illusion under Jörne Sprehe and FAN Cavala ridden by Eddie Macken among the best known.
Like the famous Olympic jumper Felix, Cavalier is also a son of the sire Maykel. Cavalier’s dam Wina (s. Orthos) is a member of the reputable northern Netherlands Sina family. This excellent breeding family has produced numerous national and international sport horses such as the international showjumpers Piccolino (s. Notaris) under Renéé Tebbel, Maltstriker (s. Abgar xx) under Eric Wauters, Oleandra (s. Farn) under Peter Postelmans and Pierrot (s. Marco Polo) under Emile Hendrix. The stallion Quadrifoglio (s. Cavalier) who was very successful during the young horse championships at Zangersheide has already achieved great results in the international show jumping ring with Italian rider Jerry Smit.
Titanic’s damsire is the stallion Joost, a Holstein stallion who produced many international showjumping horses.
Theoden is out of the premium mare Zivana, who is by the stallion Larino, who is a son of the sports horse producer of the 21st century, Olympic Concorde. Concorde already has a great number of children that perform at international level. Larino has in his pedigree four famous and successful showjumper producers. Larino’s dam Erina is a daughter of the famous Ramiro offspring, Armstrong. In the report the KWPN judge made, she is described as a very nice mare with a lot of expression. The stallion Larino is out of a lineage that produced many sports horses in the motherline. For example great grandmother Rosalinda (Cassy) got a 10 for jumping under the saddle at her IBOP in 1981. At an older age this mare won many 1.30 classes with Janny Horsey.
Grandmother Warina, by Ridder, is a ster-preferent-performance mare. She produced the international jumper Romulus, which was second in the Grand Prix of Gothenburg with Peter Geerink and the approved stallion Couperus. He is for example the sire of the famous stallion Mr. Blue, which jumps extraordinary well with Alice Haas. The very interesting motherline of Larino starts with the dominant Holsteiner stallion Normann. At Ermelo during the 70 day Performance Test, Larino was described by the jury as a stallion which jumps with a very good foreleg technique and a very good use of the back. Moreover Larino shows a lot of scope and a superb canter. Larino was Reserve Champion of the IAN-competition for 4 year old horses in 1997 in the Netherlands and also at the Finals of the UTV jumping class for 4 year olds. At the first round of the Stallion Competition at Giesbeek Larino was awarded two times a nine for his jumping technique and scope. In 1999 Larino and Peter Geerink started their international career by participating successfully in the Youngster Cup at Arnhem, The Hague and Mechelen and he was awarded ‘the coming stallion’.
In 2001 Larino made his Grand Prix debut in style. He finished 2th in The Hague, 3th in Valkenswaard and he had a fantastic clear round in the nations cup in Rotterdam, as well as equal 6th in the Grand Prix. He was the youngest competitor at the Dutch Championships in Mierlo, where he finished 6th. His oldest offspring, Redefin and Siep, are making a big impact on the jumping scene by winning at the IAN-finals at Ermelo in 2002 and 2003. Larino’s offspring now have international publicity. Redefin was sold to Canadian Olympic rider Ian Millar and Rivel C. went to Kris Kappler in the USA.
Zivana’s damsire is the stallion Iroko, one of the most influential Sires to stand in Ireland today. His Keur Award has proved itself over and over as he is a leading sire of Stallion sons, brood mares, World Cup progeny in both Dressage & Showjumping, and now also eventing.
His sire Pilot is famously know as jumping progenitor of the nineties, claiming a top ranking in the german index with 193 points. Pilot alos produced Everest Showtime, Panama and Pinnochio, the latter who’s grand dam is a full sisiter to Irokos grand dam. Iroko is bred out of the State Premium Awarded Mare, Bianca, a daughter of the famous Sire Bengale. Bengals’s offspring won over half a million pounds in the showjumpoing sport. Biana relates back to the Stallion Remus, who is also sire of Renoir and Romandour II, both top dressage Sires.
Iroko proved himself over and over in the showjumping sport with winnings to numerous to mention, which included a 2nd in the Grand Prix in Zuidlaren, 1st in Grand Prix of Leeuwarden, and 4th in Verona. Iroko was leading the KWPN Index with 177 points in 2000 and 2001, and was leading sire of showjumpers in North America.
Iroko’s offspring as famous all over the world, The Fly with Todd Minikus win the overall championship for 6 year old horses before going on to become a World Cup winner. Closer to home, Irish rider Darragh Kerins, won the Grand Prix of New York with Nabucca (by Iroko) in 2004. Reo, and Michael Cave, won teh 6/7 year old Championships on Belfast 2004. Samurai and Albert Zoer is competing successfully on the World Cup tour and Golden Coin with Max Kuehner is a competing regularly at 1.60m level competition. Claddagh Iroko ( Iroko x Cruising) won the 5 year old Cavan Indoor Championship 2012 with rider Shane Goggins…
Callitrix is out of our homebred mare Rivendell Cayenne, who at five years of age won the Victor Ludorum for the 1.20m classes at Revil Stables with Matthew Morrison. When Matt emigrated, Cayenne came back home to replace her dam, St Pr St Celine Dion, in our breeding program.
Cayenne is by our stallion Rivendell Sirandipity, who was ready for the 1.30m’s when he passed away. Several of his offspring are already competing successfully in the open showjumping classes with scope, athleticism, rideability and braveness. One of Sirandipity’s brothers, Rivendell Numerology, a SA warmblood by Numero Uno, has been exported to Ireland to continue with his career as an open showjumper.
Sirandipity was by the stallion Sir Shutterfly, who is an exceptionally elegant full brother to Shutterfly himself.
This modern, elegant and exceptionally light-footed Hanoverian stallion has a premium pedigree. Sir Shutterfly is the full brother to Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum’s brilliant show jumper Shutterfly. Meredith and Shutterfly have won 55 1.50 m classes, first prize at the Aachen Grand Prix in 2005, an individual bronze medal at the World Equestrian Games in 2006, first prize at the European Championship in Mannheim in 2007, fourth place at the Olympic Games in Hong Kong in 2008 and first prize at the World Cup final in Las Vegas in 2009. Shutterfly has won over EUR 3.29 million in competition prize money to date.
Sir Shutterfly achieved excellent scores in his 30 day test: 10.0 for scope, 9.75 and 9.5 for jumping ability and technique and 9.0 for temperament and character. He qualified impressively for the Bundeschampionat of Five Year Old Show Jumping Horses and is now competing at 1.50 m level.
His dam, Famm, was Hanoverian Mare of the Year in 2007. One of her four full siblings, Salut Bonheur, is an approved stallion and one of her stallion foals sold for EUR 50,000 at the Hanover auction. She also produced Remedi D by Rouletto, a successful show jumper in Italy, Spilo D by Santini, which won the Israel World Cup, and Let’s Fly by Lordanos, winner of the Rome Grand Prix with Rodrigo Pessoa. Famm’s stallion foal by Quintender sold for EUR 120,000. Sir Shutterfly’s full sister, Shuttergirl, produced a foal by Quintender which sold for EUR 40,000.
Sir Shutterfly boasts the refining genes of a successful dam line in his pedigree.
At his 30 day stallion performance test he received the maximum score of 10.0 for his scope, technique were awarded with 9.75 and 9.5 respectively he also received 9.0 for temperament and character at his 30 day test. This stallion combines a premium pedigree with cat-like suppleness over jumps. Sir Shutterfly’s outstanding genes are impossible to overlook. He demonstrates perfect technique, fast reflexes and outstanding intelligence
Sirandipity’s dam was one of those mares that comes across once in a lifetime if you as a breeder are lucky. She was by Calvaro Z x Ramiro Z, and competed successfully at open level herself before retiring as a broodmare.
Calvaro’s sire Caletto I, is famous for producing showjumpers. His mother Deka by Consul made breeding history as mother of five approved sons. Caletto I was one of the most successful horses in showjumping. Calvaro’s dam Rixa, is a daughter of one of the most famous stallions, Capitol I. He produced Grand Prix jumpers and approved stallions like, Carthago Z., Cento, Cassini I, Capriol, Indoctro, Cumano etc. In Calvaro’s dam lineage there is the influential Farnese son Fantus to a Hanoverian female line that carries the blood of Sesam II and Goldfisch II, one of the most influential bloodlines in Hannover.
The great damsire of Sirandipity, is the well-known stallion Ramiro Z, who in a lifespan of thirty years as a sporthorse and breeding sire earned the titles ‘Stallion of the Century’ and “King of Sires.” His progeny can be described with one word: sublime. One of his daughters, the super-mare Ratina Z, is the dream of the show jumping world, winning double Olympic gold medals (1992 and 1996) at the Barcelona Olympics, and the World Cup of 1993. Ramiro still ranks number 16 on the 2003 World Breeding Federation jumping stallion rankings. He is arguably the most influential jumping stallion ever…
Cayenne’s dam is the mare Celine Dion, who is the mother of international stallion Salito, as well as Rivendell Chancellor who is competing in Ireland in the open classes, as well as her last son Rivendell Quintessence owned and ridden by Nicola Sime-Riley in the open showjumping classes. Celine is by Calido I out of a mare by Escudo I.