Rivendell Kiterunner

Pedigree profile of Rivendell Kiterunner

Kiterunner, a bay filly, will be registered with hannover due to her dam being approved by hannover as well as KWPN. Kiterunner will be retained at stud. Kiterunner is sired by the Sire of an Olympic champion with globally successful genetics, the stallion Kannan.

The victory of Nino des Buissonets with Steve Guerdat in the individual show jumping at the 2012 London Olympics is the pinnacle of Kannan’s achievement as a sire.
Another of his offspring, a former PSI-horse A Pikachu de Muze, was sold for 570,000 Euros and won the World Championship for six-year old show jumpers in 2006. His offspring are internationally successful in great numbers: 200 compete internationally in show jumping, including Bridget, who won bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, and Kismet, who had success with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in World Cup qualifiers.
In Germany alone, there are 64 Kannan offspring with success at advanced (S) level. A higher performance density is hard to find.
It is not a surprise that Kannan is in second place in the WBFSH world rankings for jumping sires.

Kannan was himself internationally successful, with his ancestors belonging to the best jumping sires worldwide and his offspring are placed at the top of their sport around the world. At the age of six, this exceptional stallion won the “Classic Circuit” in Belgium, at seven-years old he became the Belgian Champion, then in 2000, he made his international debut by finishing fifth in a Grand Prix, won the Grand Prix of Deauville in 2003 and was a member of the French team which won the Samsung Super League in 2003 and 2004 and he became French National Champion.

Through Voltaire, Furioso II, Nimmerdor, Gotthard, Farn and Le Mexico Kannan is carrying genes of all of the important jumping sires and passes these genetic qualities consistently to his progeny.
With the genetic legacy of Kannan, more of his descendants may be Olympic bound!
Kiterunner’s dam is the mare Zivana, who is by the grey stallion Larino, 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, who 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.
At Ermelo during the 70 day Performance Test, Larino was described by the jury as a stallion who jumps with a very good fore-leg 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 best young 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. Larino¹s 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 Iroko is 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 showjumping 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.
Zivana’s greatdamsire Burggraaf was very successful in the heavier classes of the National Stallion Competition, of which he won the finals and six of the seven rounds. Later he was an international showjumper with Roelof Bril; they cleared the 2.10 m during the puissance of Indoor Brabant in 1991 and in 1993 they were reserve champion of the 1.40 class for KWPN stallions. Burggraaf has a very high jumping index of 152 points.
Burggraaf’s sire is the top breeding stallion Landgraf I, who produced over 50 approved stallions and over 70 state premium mares just in Germany, and heads the German yearbook with the total winnings of his progeny of over 6 million D-Marks. Burggraaf’s dam’s sire is the famous sports horse producer Cor de la Bry who holds second place in the German yearbook with total winnings of around 2 million D-Marks.
Burggraaf has numerous approved sons and ster and keur daughters, and along with many offspring competing internationally in show jumping he also produces offspring with a lot of movement who are very successful in dressage.

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