Pedigree profile of Rivendell Absynthe
Absynthe is stunning…no two ways about it. She will take over her dam’s place in the stud one day. Bay with no markings, but the most beautiful big eyes and the temperament of her sire…she is a keeper!
Absynthe is by Rivendell Sirandipity, whose pedigree is saturated with the best show-jumping blood ever. He is by the full brother of the legendary Shutterfly, ridden by Mereditch Michaels-Beerbaum, out of a top international show-jumping mare by Calvaro Z x Ramiro Z.
Sir Shutterfly features an exceptional pedigree: Sire Silvio I, regarded as one of the most prominent Sandro offspring in the breeding world and on the dams side, the required thoroughbred connection from the thoroughbred Forrest xx. His dam, Famm, Hanoverian Mare of the Year 2007, is a consistent producer of top horses including Shutterfly, the approved stallion Salut Bonheur and the international show jumpers Spilo D, Remedi D and Let’s Fly. Also interesting is the connection to Gardestern-Wendekreis.
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. Sir Shutterfly has successfully competed in show jumping classes up to 1.30 m level.
Damsire 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…
Absynthe’s dam Amy, as she is called with us, competed at top open showjumping level under rider Lisa Williams for many years. Lisa says that she was the most amazing horse she has ever ridden.
Amy is by the stallion Liquid Asset, by imported stallion Gratuity by Discus. On Liquid Asset’s damside, is by the well-known stallion Gepard. Gepard had a lasting influence on Paul Schockemolhle’s herd of mares, and was a son of the outstanding sire of showjumpers Gotthard.
Amy’s dam, a thoroughbred, mare was by the legendary sire Drum Beat who produced many top show-jumpers in RSA.