2008 holsteiner GRAND PRIX prospect. foal site champion, 8 for conformation, 8 for movement. Highest scoring Mezcalero foal in the country. Very correct, large elastic gates, long lines & excellent suspension. Already free jumping over 4'. Great mind, quick to learn & sensitive to the aids. She is Registered Holsteiner, Lifetime recorded with USEF, & Nominated IJF (International Jumper Futurity). She is currently located in
Sweden & is going great under saddle. She will start showing this
Sire Mezcalero is the son of the world-renowned Voltaire, who has gained acclaim both as a successful international competitor and as a sire of supremely successful offspring. Mezcalero's damsire is the incomparable Ramiro, who stood in Holland, Germany, Westfal, and Zangershiede, and was named Horse of the Year in Holland in 1992 due to his breeding success for Leon Melchior. Mezcalero, has competed at such prestigious competitions as Aachen, Arnhem, Monterrey, Luxembourg, Lisbon, Jerez, & many world cup qualifiers. He represented Mexico in the 1998 World Equestrian Games, and jumped in many Nations Cup competitions under rider Frederico Fernandez. Mezcalero is the sire of many successful grand prix offspring currently competing both here and abroad.
Dam Alba Real has been instrumental to our breeding program, throwing perfection every time. Imported from Argentina she was successfully competing at level 7 before being injured and imported as our brood mare. This mare offers us a combination of rare thoroughbred blood descending from Man O war, Nasrullah & fairplay lines. With a powerful Jump, strong hind end, refinement & exceptional conformation Alba Real possessed all the quality's needed to make a modern type jumper.
Votaire Mezcalero is by the Dutch stallion Voltaire. Voltaire won at the highest levels of show jumping, with Nations Cup wins at Calgary, Stockholm, Hertogenbosch, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaden, & Wembley. In 1989, he was the winner of the Grand Prix of Berlin. Voltaire, as a breeding stallion, became known for passing on his jumping ability & his ground manners. Voltaire has been ranked number one sire of hunters from 2003 to 2004, was ranked 4th as a jumper sire in 2003, & 8th in 2004.
Furioso II One of the first of such stallions to be imported to Germany to provide some much-needed Thoroughbred influence. Standing in the Oldenburg region, he easily won his 100-Day test, & was approved for breeding in Hannover, Rhineland, Hessen, & Westfalia. Furioso II had winners in all disciplines; some notable ones are FBI, Heissman Michael Matz's horse of the Year & 4th at the Barcelona Olympics. For Pleasure ridden by Lars Nieberg to Olympic team Gold in Atlanta, & by Marchus Ehnning to team gold in Sydney. In dressage, Furioso II produced Purioso. Puriouso is the sire of Cocktail, Anky van Grunsvens Grand Prix mount. Furioso II, died in 1986 & sired a total 81 approved sons, 96 dams of approved sons, and has progeny earnings of DM9,000,000.
Ramiro, Stallion of the century. Conceived in Holstein, born in Westfalia, & licensed in Neumünster and himself an international performer under Frtiz Ligges, this stallion influenced nearly all European Performance Studbooks. He is the sire of the incredible international show jumper Ratina Z, United States Olympic Medalist Royal Kaliber, and is grandsire to Athens Olympics super stars Montender and Butterfly Flip. Impossible to name them all, there are hundreds of offspring competing and winning all over the world sired by the great Ramiro.
Gogo Moeve is by the great Hanoverian stallion Gotthard. Gogo Moeve was the dam of successful competition horses Fandango R, PS Falkan and Petite Fleur. Her dam sire is the English Thoroughbred, More Magic xx, who was the sire of 1980 Moscow Olympic dressage gold medalist, Mon Cherie. Gotthard was for seven years the leading sire of show jumpers in Germany. He sired over 34 licensed stallions and 26 States Premium mares. He also sired numerous show jumpers, among them Goldika, Goldfink, Golden Gate, Goya, and Galipolis.
Marco Polo was brought to Holland in 1964 as an upgrade sire. The first horse to really announce the arrival of this new jumping sire was the mare, Elzette, who teamed with a 15 year old Franke Sloothaak became Royal Dutch Federation Champion in 1973. The following year, Franke rode Marco Polo to become Champion of the Young Riders. Other successful offspring were Jonker Arno (Henk Nooren), Polo Boy (Katie Monahan), Vivaldi (Melanie Smith), Pybalia (Phillippe Guerdat Olympic mount in 1984 as well as in Seoul), and Marius (Caroline Bradley Birmingham Grand Prix winner and 1977 British Show jumper of the Year). Marius went on to sire Milton, perhaps the most famous show jumper in history.