California KFS is by the Holsteiner Stallion CRISTO (Contender x Carthargo) himself 169cms this bay blood-typed stallion has two of the modern Holstein foundation sires in his pedigree: Contender (sired Contendro, Checkmate, Montender etc.) and Carthago (sired Mylord Carthago, Davos, Old Chap Tame, etc.). Cristo’s damline Holstein 1859 confers him famous relatives including the outstanding sire Landadel and the famous Calvaro, who won silver medal at Atlanta Olympics and was best horse at WEG in Rome ridden by Willi Melliger. Cristo’s offspring are known as expressive and athletic with elastic movement largely above the average, like himself. They are regularly primed for their perfect balance and volunteer energy. Cristo is currently 48th in the top eventing sire in the world rankings.
California is out of Soraya KFS who is by Showdown (IMP), Showdown is an extremely elegant and modern Hanoverian stallion with three exceptional, elastic paces. Premium licensed at Verden in 2004, he was purchased by Gestüt Famos. In 2005 Showdown went on to do his 30 day and 70 day performance tests at Neustadt/Dosse, where he received 9’s for character, rideability, temperament, motivation and constitution, 8 for walk and trot and 8.5 for canter.
California was bred to be a jumping & eventing superstar, she unfortunately injured her hind leg as a foal this should not stop her from being a very talented horse for riders looking to jump up to approximately 1.10m. A vet check is recommended so a prospective purchaser can receive independent advice.
California would also make an excellent broodmare for anyone looking to produce top jumping horses. A dose of frozen Clintons Heart semen can be sold for an additional $500 if desired.
California should mature 15.2h + she is foal registered Rhineland with the Hanoverian Verband.