Holsteiner • Grey • 1993 • 166cm
|Alaska II||Landgraf I||Ladykiller|
Cardino stood out in the jumping tests already in the stallion performance testing, scoring 9.0 several
times. At the Warendorf Bundeschampionat he took 6th place with Bo Kristoffersen in the 6-year-old show
jumper final in 1999. From the age of seven he was ridden by Lars Bak Andersen who won several jumper
classes at S level with him. His sire Carthago Z is rated among the top 1 per cent jumper sires in the
German breeding value estimation with 158 points in 2012. Carthago’s career with Jos Lansink at
Gestüt Zangersheide in Lanaken proved exceptionally successful. In addition to many wins and places in
important international horse shows, he participated in the Olympics twice, in Atlanta, where he placed
11th individually and in Sydney. He won a bronze medal with the Dutch team at the European champion-
ships in Hickstead and took 2nd place in the Aachen Grand Prix in 2000. When Carthago returned to Holstein
at 14, he had fertility problems and could not be bred anymore. So it is up to his sons to pass on the
valuable Carthago genes. So far, 33 sons have been licensed for breeding in Germany, 15 of them in
Cardino’s dam, state premium mare Alaska, is a Landgraf I daughter. Among her offspring are three
highly rated daughters, which have all been awarded prizes at the elite mare show, and the interna-
tionally successful S.I.E.C. Caro Ass by Caretino, a starter for Turkey under Burak Azak.
Cardino’s 2nd dam, Ibiza by Napoleon produced two highly successful international show jumpers, Manderin
by Magnat II and Cooper by Cor de la Bryère. Manderin had international achievements with Breido Graf
zu Rantzau and Jürgen Kraus, Cooper with Dirk Schröder.
Cardino’s daughter Cordina was the top-selling lot in the 2005 Neumünster autumn sales at 250.000
Another offspring, Creme de la Crème, was one of the highest priced lots in the spring auction in
2006, and the same year his daughter Tabaluga II won the Elmshorn elite mare show.
In December 2007, Cardiolan by Cardino achieved 700.000 euros at the Ankum P.S.I. auction. Under
his rider Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst he placed in many international jumper classes. Also in 2010,
Cardino produced one of the top auction horses of the Neumünster autumn sale. Castillo has embarked
on his show jumping career in the Turkish S.I.E.C. stable. Under his rider Richard Grom he won inter-
national jumper classes at S* level.
Caipirinho N under Tina Deurer, Constanzia with Markus Merschformann, Clicksem with Florian Meyer
zu Hartum and Calbay with Mikael Forsten, Caminho under Holger Wulschner as well as the highly
successful international eventer Cayenne under Peter Thomsen are other successful Cardino offspring.
stallion performance test
1997 Medingen: overall 105,06; dressage; 85,42 and jumping;124,10
breeding value index
2012: jump. 139 (92%); dres. 82 (91%)
€900 + 13.5% VAT pregnancy deal. You will have unlimited attempts with your mare in one season. If your mare fails to go in foal, you will receive €250 credit the following season.