Etheridge Farm & Stud

Natal

 

KWPN

 

1995 Bay Stallion

 

167 cms

 

 

 

 Sire of Six International Show jumpers;

 Uncle Sam (stallion) ridden by Hans van der Kolk (NED)

Lil Majid ridden by HRH Al-Saud Prince Abdullah (KSA)

Argelith Niels (stallion) ridden by Eva Bitter (GER)

Tia ridden by Gacace Fabrizio (ITA)

Terifa ridden by Charlotte van Breenan (NED)

Talan ridden by Klira Mirnin (FIN)

 

Also sire of 'To the Point’ winner of the 7y’old Championships, Windsor UK

Tisoldde Prok Best Jumper, Lancaster MA, USA

 

Natal is very closely related on both sides to Calido 13th in the World’s leading sires list. Calido is out of Natal's granddam and by While his sire is ranked 6th.

Natal won various competitions and was placed in the finals of the Stallion Competition and the Bundeschampionate for 5-year-old jumpers. Jumping Index 150. And now his offspring are proving the talents of Natal and his family.

Together with Caretino and Landgraf I, two of Holstein’s best stallions, and like Ramzes x sired Rasputin, Natal is bred only for jumping.

His dam line is also full of jumping genes. The grand dam of Natal bred the international show jumpers Libera, Candaletto, Calido and Crat. His dam also produced (besides Natal) the international show jumpers Aron and Bollvorms Athletico.

Natal won various competitions and was placed in the finals of the Stallion Competition and the Bundeschampionate for 5-year-old jumpers.

 Jumping Index: 150

His first offspring seem to have the talents of Natal and his family. 

 

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Sire: Caretino

In 2001 WBFSH rankings of top show jumping sires of the world he ranked 5th being the youngest at 18 years old, in the top ten. 

2009 he is ranked 4th in the world ahead of great sires such as Cassini, Voltaire, LiberoH, Burggraaf and Guidam.

Caretino is by Caletto II, the most important son of the Holsteiner breed mainstay Cor de la Bryere, the sire of Cavalier Royale. 

Caretino is one of Germany's top stallions, producing horses that excel in both the dressage and jumper rings. From the latest (2001) WBFSH rankings of top jumping sires, he is ranked #5 and is the youngest, at 18 years old, in the top ten. With more than 100 offspring, known for their astonishing movement and jumping ability, in sport, Caretino has 18 approved sons and 114 daughters, of which 12 are German State Premium. Recently Caretino was one of four to be accredited as an approved KWPN stallion without having been presented at the Stallion Show nor evaluated on the constitutional requirements of the KWPN.

Caretino is by Caletto II, the most important son of the Holsteiner breed mainstay, Cor de la Bryere. Caletto II is said to embody the perfect traits of the Holsteins: noble and expressive, long-bodied, correct conformation, excellent gaits and exceptional jumping ability.

 As a young stallion, Caretino won his 100-day test in the Holsteiner Verband with the brilliant scores of 9.0 and 9.5 in jumping and 9.0 in general performance.

In his early competitions he won the 1998 Holstein State Show Jumping Championship that, in turn, qualified him for the Federal German Championships in Mannheim at which he won. Shortly afterwards he become a successful international jumper with rider Bo Kristoffersen. Their efforts included 40 placings in national and international competition and, as part of the Danish Nation's Cup team at Gera in 1992; they brought home a fourth place finish. 

The promising Caretino (pictured above) showed outstanding potential and in early 1994 the ride was taken over by the legendary Ludger Beerbaum. Just six months later his international career was cut short after he sustained injury. Caretino was retired from sport but began his career as a leading sire.

By 2001, 12 of Caretino's offspring had competed at the international level including AK Caridor Z (Jos Lansink), Crocodile Dandy (Alison Firestone), Chandra (Sören von Rönne), Toyzrus (Jill Henselwood) and Ballerina 124 (Marcus Merschformann). Most recently, his son Camirez (Marcus Merschformann) won the 2001 Hamburg Derby, one of the most demanding events in the international circuit. In dressage Caretino has proven himself as well with the approved sons Cheenook, Carpaccio and Cockney who are considered some of the best movers ever to have entered the sport. 

The definite breakthrough of the Caretino offspring in international show jumping, Chandra (Sören von Rönne), Ballerina (Markus Merschformann) and Caresino (Thieß Luther), confirms that the Caletto II son ranks alongside the best stallions within the current Holsteiner breeding.

Caretino was represented by an excellent collection of sons during this stallion approval [31st edition of the annual Holsteiner stallion approval and auction in Neumünster, Germany], with no less than four being approved for breeding. The most striking Caretino son was the dark brown Casario II (dam's sire Leonid x Ahorn Z, lineage 6893), the best jumper, who was bred from a sister of the stallions Concerto I and II (Contender - Bagina x Ahorn Z (Jann)). Casario II, deservedly, finished as championship runner-up in the approval. At the auction for approved stallions, Casario II was bought for DM270,000 ($118,800) by the Belgian Luc Verelst, who is the sponsor of international show jumping rider Marc van Dijck. - Jac Remijnse, Breeding News for Sport Horses, No. 61 - January 2002. 

Dam:  Traemerin H

Bred the international show jumpers Aron and Bollvorms Athletico (also approved stallions). 

Granddam Osterblume bred the International Show jumpers Libera (with Jos Lansink) *Calido (E. Blaton/C. Kappler), Crat and the approved stallion Candeletto (C. Velin) also an International Show jumper.

Osterblume was ranked third on the list of successful broodmares according to the "WBFSH International Breeding Guide 1997/98." 

Libera was for years the most important Grand Prix mare of Jos Lansink after which she was sold to America where she won the Grand Prix of Wellington and Palgrave with Hap Hanssen. Libera is also the half sister of the approved stallion Candaletto who won, for one, the Grand Prix in Helsinki with Charlotte Velin. Her other half brother, Calido, participated two times at the European championship with Geir Gulliksen after which he was sold to Denys Lynch who also won several Grand Prix with him. Traumerin, another half sister of Libera is the mother of the approved stallion Athletico, who jumped internationally with Ludger Beerbaum and Natal who is approved in the KWPN studbook. Osterblume, the great Grandmother of Condor.

*Calido (grandson of Cor de la Bryere ex Osterblume) is now ranked 13th in the WBFSH rankings of top show jumping sires of the world.

 

 £400 NFFR