Pedigree profile of Rivendell Chicha
Whenever an offspring is born of one of stallions who has passed away thanks to frozen semen, it is a very surreal moment. In the case of Chicha, this was the same as she is by Rivendell Sirandipity who was one of my best friends. Rivendell Sirandipity 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 just 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…
Chicha’s dam Civolda, is an imported Belgium Warmblood mare, who competed successfully up to 1.40m level before sustaining an injury, which forced her to follow a change in career options and become a broodmare. She is on lease to the stud as a broodmare, and is the second mare we have by the stallion Larino, the other being the imported Dutch mare Zivana.
Larino 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, who 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.
Civolda’s dam is by the stallion Elmshorn, also known as Lorrado, who was by the well-known stallion Lord. Lord’s sire, the English stallion, Ladykiller was a success right from the start in his second career in Holstein. His first crop produced eight approved sons, including the great Landgraf; his second crop featured the licensing winner, Lord, while his third produced the German Showjumping Derby winner, Boy (ridden by Eddie Macken). Lord is out of a mare by another great Thoroughbred ‘improver’ for Holstein – Cottage Son.
Lord is described thus in The Holsteiner Horse:
‘Elegant stud stallion demonstrating the features of the international Thoroughbred horse. Great charisma and good lines. Head could be more attractive, expressive eye, long, classic riding horse neck. Very good conformation of shoulder / withers / croup. Legs too fine for a stud stallion, very long pasterns, tapered joints in the foreleg and rather straight hindlegs with not very pronounced hocks. Excellent action. Extraordinary jumping ability. Outstanding own performance. Top-class eventing horse of international character.’
The book, written by Dr Thomas Nissen, Gabriele Pochhammer, Donata von Preußen and Joachim Tietz notes that ‘while the first two generations of his pedigree are dominated by the two most significant Thoroughbred stallions stationed in Holstein, Ladykiller xx and Cottage Son xx, the sires of the next generations were pure-bred Holsteiner without any Thoroughbred blood. This may explain why Lord didn’t sire uniform offspring. Some of his offspring were elegant and Thoroughbred-like types, others were often sturdy with coarse heads and slightly short-legged.’
Although Lord won the 1969 Holsteiner stallion approval, it was a controversial decision in the light of his less than perfect legs and perhaps as a result of this, Lord was at first not used greatly as a stallion, although he was one of the early stallions to jump successfully in competition, winning international eventing contests up to advanced level with Herbert Blöcker.
In his first season he only covered 13 mares because his stable companion, Tin Rod xx had just been imported from England and was more fashionable with the mare owners.
However his first crop produced the international showjumper, Livius who won the 1980 German Showjumping Derby under Peter Luther, and then team medals at the 1981 European Championships, the World Championships of 1982 and the 1984 Olympic Games.
In fact the showjumping family Luther has been instrumental in the success of Lord. Peter Luther’s sons both starred on Lord progeny – Thieß rode the licensed stallion, Lord Incipit with great success, and Haucke Luther was a star in the puissance with Lyra 20.
Other successful competitors by Lord include Luguna (K. Huck), Lafeyette (H. Schmidt), Actrice (C. O. Nagel), Lusius (E. Gundel) and Pedro who competed at the World Championships in Dublin with Thomas Frühmann, Loyal 9 (P. Nagel-Tornau) and many more. Successful sire sons include Lantaan in Holstein, and the sadly short-lived, Lord Liberty in Oldenburg.
In all, Lord sired more than 60 stallion sons, and his progeny won more than €3,000.000.
Today, Lord is more likely to be found in the dam lines since no stallion line has really emerged to carry on his line, perhaps the most influential son being Lord Calando.