GrandView Quest For Fame (IFS)

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Grandview News

To say this foal is beautiful is the absolute understatement…she is absolutely exquisite.
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She has a pedigree that reads like a recipe for liquid gold. She is by Quasi Gold (IFS) (Quaterback) out of our homebred GrandView Bellisario (IFS) (Belissimo M/ Bolero/ Argentinus/ Grannus II/ Daktylus).

Quasi Gold MD is a strong mover, large framed stallion in an eye-catching Palomino outfit. He successfully completed his 30 Day stallion performance test in Neustadt-Dosse in 2012 with a very good score of 8.03 for dressage, and he has since gone on to win in the young horse classes and dressage tests.

The crowd favourite and splash of colour at the 2011 Brandenburg Anhalts licensing was this Quaterback son out of a Czech Republic/German damline from Nuget – Mascarpone GF. “There have already been spectacular Quaterback sons in the German licencings, but one such as this, with such an exclusive colour, long lines, and exceptional movement, we hadn’t yet experienced.”

Quasi Gold MD is willing in his work and has a very balanced character. He is one of over 40 approved sons from the iconic stallion, Quaterback. Quasi Gold’s damline has Brandenburg, Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Kinsky, and Czech roots. His dam, Numees, completed her mare performance test successfully and is listed in the Performance Mare Book A of the FN. The rest of Numees offspring have received premium status without exception. Thoroughbred and Trakehner blood round out Quasi Gold’s pedigree with a refining blood percentage xx/ox of 61.68%.

In his 30 Day performance test, Quasi Gold MD had above average scores in almost all categories: Demeanor: 8.75, Trot: 7.75, Canter: 8.25, Walk: 8.0, Rideability: 8.25. As a 4 yr. old in 2013, Quasi Gold went on to win in the young horse classes and young horse dressage tests.
The dam’s sire, Belissimo M himself was a model student under saddle: top auction horse, record breaking stallion performance test winner, Bundeschampion, and a finalist at the World Championships for young dressage horses.

After a long break from competing, he returned in 2011 at the advanced (S) level, and straightaway he achieved victories and placings in Grand-Prix under Hayley Beresford.

In recognition of his breeding significance, Belissimo M has been honoured in a way that only a few top stallions have. He now is allowed to perform as representative of his homeland, as Belissimo NRW. The Holsteiner Verband has also honoured his extraordinary breeding qualities in 2010 by granting him a rare approval to breed Holsteiner mares as a sire of a foreign blood-line.

The offspring of Belissimo M set records: Nine stallion performance test winners and three vice performance test winners from the first few crops is probably a world record! In addition, there are five Bundeschampions and, with Blickpunkt, there is a double bronze medal winner of the World Championships for young dressage horses in Verden. Currently, Callaho’s Benicio – the eponymous hero of the 2011 Hanoverian licensing in Verden – became, with fantastic scores, Bundeschampion of the six-year-old dressage horses in Warendorf. Benicio also won his stallion performance test with 9.88 in dressage (a 10.0 for trot, walk and canter each) and an 8.43 for jumping!

Argentinus is also in the dam’s pedigree and he himself is a living legend! It has been over a quarter of a century since Argentinus took up residence in Klein Roscharden as a sire. And today, this trademark stallion still bursting with energy. His son, Arko ESI, brought 130,000 Euro, making him the most expensive warmblood foal ever sold at an auction in Germany. A full brother of this price record breaker, Arko III, was the most successful show jumper in the world twice under Nick Skelton.

This foal has an exceptional pedigree and has elegance and movement to boot. We are delighted to have such a glorious filly in this beautiful golden coat.