Competition Horses

We made the very difficult decision to stop eventing Shooter as the anxiety at each event for the cross country phase was increasing rapidly. We tried everything but it was just becoming way too stressful for both us and the horse….so he has changed disciplines to pure show jumping and not looked back.

Very much enjoying the show jumping with Shooter and have taken up coaching with the Sydney Olympian Jamie Coman as my coach, along locally with Anthony Thomas. Very much a change of pace from Eventing and Im not sure Im quite ready to give the eventing away quite yet but for the moment Shooter is enjoying the show jumping and no sign of the former anxiety.

Shooter started out his training as an eventer with the 3* rider Jade Kluske in the saddle. Fox in Sox has the most amazing temperament, passed through from both his Sire and Dam. Shooter is a refined, elegant and gentle horse with absolute presence, grace, temperament and movement.

Shooter’s Sire SOS is a stunning black and white pinto warmblood imported from Germany. Shooter’s grandsire Semper (Samber & Sandro bloodlines) is the sire of the USA’s very successful dressage sire Sempatico M. Samber needs no introduction and is said to be arguably the most influential and far reaching of all pinto warmblood sires. In sport Samber was successful in both disciplines; he showjumped up to 1.30m and competed successfully at Advanced dressage. Sandro, is also the grandsire of Sandro Hit. Sandro’s son – Sandro Song and has a total of 36 approved sons, 308 approved mares, 27 states premium mares. It is through Sandro that the blood of Sacramento Song xx lives on and daily grows more influential in both dressage and jumping breeding. Sacramento Song was a classically bred English Thoroughbred who stood in Holstein from 1973 to his early death in 1979. He is described in Dr Dietrich Rossow’s Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed as: “A classically bred English Thoroughbred with beautiful, smoothly harmonious topline. Beautiful head, rather low set on neck, impressive shoulder with good coupling to the croup. Well muscled, strong legs and feet, sufficient gaits. Tremendous jumping ability, very tight with front end and good with knees.”

SOS’s dam, Pandorra is by Prinz Oldenburg was the most famous son of Picasso and is arguably one of Europe’s finest showjumping sires. Pandorra also carries the strong eventing talents of Ramiro Z and the remarkable dressage sire Pik Bube I.

Shooter’s dam’s sire is the beautiful black stallion Carbine (Imp) who was the highest scoring colt at the AWHA Licensing ever! Carbine has produced some very beautiful show horses and dressage horses but is also making his mark as the sire of eventers. It has been commented that they are really bold and fast cross country and catch the eye of the judge in the dressage phase. Carbines bloodlines go back to the great Cor de la Bryere who was described by breeders as a ‘gift from heaven,’ Cor de la Bryere has been especially successful producing jumping horses, as he passes on his incredible bascule, scope, and jumping technique. Cor de la Bryere also passed on his willingness and trainability. Romedio Graf von Thun-Hohenstein described the stallion: ‘The arching back, like a taut band of steel combined with the super elastic end gives limitless, but always expedient, springing capability to the natural dynamics of each effort. Add to that ease of riding, marvelous disposition, and a floating, highly balanced canter. These qualities are absolutely to the benefit of young horses, who will no longer have to pay with premature breakdowns caused by jumping and showing solely with a raw, crude jumping talent.’ Cor de la Bryere has had an incredible impact on the Holsteiner breed, occurring in more than 70% of Holsteiner pedigrees, and is credited for improving the breed’s jumping technique.

SOS (Imp) Semper Sandro Sacrameto Song
Duerto
Imago Samber
Ruth
Pandorra Prinz Oldenburg Picasso
Herzblatt
Saskia Sektor II xx
Gloria
Watermark Isabella Carbine (Imp) Carbid Calypso II
Grundlage
Wenzel Princess Wenzel I
Settina
Shiver N Shake xx Ten Below xx Avatar xx
Out Cold xx
My Dusky Doll xx Montezuma xx
Avaria xx

GrandView Spellbound, or Stella as we call her at home has just started her career under saddle and is proving to be super smart, trainable and above all else….EASY..! She takes to whatever is asked of her without a fuss or any drama.

Stella has an enviable pedigree. She is the only pinto in the Southern Hemisphere by the great Sunny Boy (IFS) out of an SOS/ Winterkoenig/ Kilof McOhl mare.

Stella’s grandsire (who is also Shooter’s sire) SOS is a stunning black and white pinto warmblood imported from Germany. Stella’s great grandsire Semper (Samber & Sandro bloodlines) is the sire of the USA’s very successful dressage sire Sempatico M. Samber needs no introduction and is said to be arguably the most influential and far reaching of all pinto warmblood sires. In sport Samber was successful in both disciplines; he showjumped up to 1.30m and competed successfully at Advanced dressage. Sandro, is also the grandsire of Sandro Hit. Sandro’s son – Sandro Song and has a total of 36 approved sons, 308 approved mares, 27 states premium mares.

Stella has a double cross of Sandro in her pedigree. Sandro was the highest earning jumping horse in Europe of his time. It is through Sandro that the blood of Sacramento Song xx lives on and daily grows more influential in both dressage and jumping breeding. Sacramento Song was a classically bred English Thoroughbred who stood in Holstein from 1973 to his early death in 1979. He is described in Dr Dietrich Rossow’s Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed as: “A classically bred English Thoroughbred with beautiful, smoothly harmonious topline. Beautiful head, rather low set on neck, impressive shoulder with good coupling to the croup. Well muscled, strong legs and feet, sufficient gaits. Tremendous jumping ability, very tight with front end and good with knees.”

SOS’s dam, Pandorra is by Prinz Oldenburg was the most famous son of Picasso and is arguably one of Europe’s finest showjumping sires. Pandorra also carries the strong eventing talents of Ramiro Z and the remarkable dressage sire Pik Bube I.

She is at the very beginning of her saddle career and already we are seeing a great work ethic. Whether it be an indoor arena or a busy show jumping arena, Stella dosnt seem to be bothered with whatever she is presented with.

We are very excited to add Stella to the list of our competition horses and see where it takes us. She is also quietly for sale but her price will continue to rise as her education increases.

Sunny Boy (IFS) Sandro Hit Sandro Song Sandro
Antenne II
Loretta Ramino
Lassie
Fantastica Donnerhall Donnerwetter
Ninette
Fiesta Pik Bube I
Fabia
GrandView Sass N Bide SOS (Imp) Semper Sandro
Imago
Pandorra Prinz Oldenburg
Saskia
Wildfleur Winterkoenig (Imp) Woermann
Pik Dame
Nordic Gretel Kilof McOhl (Imp)
Gilda

Kaddilac Jack or Ike as he is called at home has joined the GrandView team as a 4yo to be broken in with us.

He is by the one and only Kannan who will go down in jumper history as one of the all time greats. He carries blood from all the important jumping breeds of Europe: Voltaire, Furioso, Nimmerdor, Gottard, Farn, Le Mexico…who are all great progenitors of modern jumping breeding.

Kannan

Kannan’s competition successes have included: • In 1998, at the age of 6, he won the Belgian Classic Circuit; • In 1999, at 7 years old, he was Belgian Champion; • In 2000 he made his International debut by finishing 5th in a Grand Prix; • In 2003 Kannan won the Deauville Grand Prix; • In 2004 Kannan won at Paris Bercy and Jardy, as well as many other competition successes; • In 2003 & 2004 he was a regular member of the French team which won the Samsung Super League; • In 2005 he became French National Champion.

Kannan is currently number 2 in the World Showjumping Breeding Rankings, after being in the top 4 for the last four years.

Kannan offspring are competing successfully at Grand Prix and World Cup level in Europe. Recent additions to his already impressive list of results include Pippa Funnel winning the CIC* at Fontainbleau riding Billy Beware, Steve Guerdat placing second in the World Cup Showjumping Final riding Nino des Buissonnets and Manuel Anon placing 3rd in the Global Champions Tour, Weisbaden competition riding Baldo. Nino des Buissonnets was also the show jumping gold medal winner at the London Olympics in 2012!

Kannan’s offspring demonstrate enormous scope and a consistent technique over a fence. Riders report these horses fit into the team very well, have a great trainable temperament and an unstoppable will to win. All of these qualities are complemented by the necessary carefulness required from the modern day performance horse.

Ike’s damline is through the imported homozygous pinto NZ bred mare Magic Moments. Moe is by the imported warmblood stallion What’s Colour. What’s Colour is the ideal choice for sport horse breeders to combine colour with performance. He is by the great Samber who needs no introduction to coloured horse enthusiasts.

Whats Colour

Ike’s great grandsire on the dam is by a British Sport Horse, Stanhope’s Magician, who is a well performed jumping horse in his own right.

Stanhopes Magician

We are very excited to have Ike on the team. So far in the breaking in process he is proving to be very smart, sensible and trainable.

GrandView Koffee Klub has been given time to mature before going under saddle. She is a rising 6yo mare by Kambarbay (IFS) out of a Stirling Liberty/Gelriano mare.

Ronnie has given us two outstanding buckskin foals before it was decided to put her under saddle. Two colts – one by Romanov II (sold) and one by WildKard.

Ronnie is a sensitive mare and we are taking our time breaking her in but we believe that she will be a sensational riding horse after this process.

Have very high hopes for her to take a place in my show jumping team and lets see what this mare can do.