MERIKANTO – A spectacular prospect!
OLDENBURG ELITEFOHLEN Colt born 5/6/19 Dark Brown to make approx. 173cm described as having Outstanding Presence
Awarded Best Oldenburg Foal by The Oldenburg Verband
Awarded ELITE by British Futurity – Vet Score 9.5, Conformation & Paces Score 9.1 Jydged by Jennie Loriston-Clark
Highest scoring Dressage Yearling in 2020 with a 9.25 for his trot gaining British Breeding Gold Premium – International Judge Hans-Heinrich Brüning’s comment:
“This is a very beautiful young horse with harmonious lines and excellent promise for the future. The trot is OUTSTANDING and he makes a very attractive picture.”
Combining the best of German Dressage and Dutch Show Jumping Bloodlines
SIRE – Morricone
Morricone is a sensational young stallion who has been overwhelmingly popular in his first two seasons at stud. From a Trakehner sire and an Oldenburg damline, he brings together the very best of German breeding. He has exceptional temperament, easy rideability, expressive paces, powerful hindleg and perfect conformation. He was the Oldenburg Main Premium winner at the 2016 licencing and won the dressage index at the 30-day test with a final score of 9.33. The judges gave him 9.0 for his trot and canter and 10.0 for his walk. He was the 2014 Oldenburg Champion Stallion.
Morricone’s Sire, Millennium, is a renowned stallion-maker, and comes from a line of grand prix Trakehner stallions including the legendary Gribaldi, sire of World and European Champion Totilas, Grey Flannel, Painted Black and countless other exquisite stallions.
His Damline is from Royal Rubin OLD who has produced 26 licenced sons to date and was the Premium winner of the Oldenburg and international Grand Prix series.
DAM – Showgirl Princess
Although bred in the UK, Merikanto’s dam has been graded by Oldenburg Verband and gained entry into their Marebook 1. Her paces are balletic and her temperament is second to none which she has passed on to her foal. She was awarded 1st at the British Breeding Finals in the Broodmare 6-+10yrs category.
DAMSIRE Showmaker (Westfalen)
Showmaker was 2006 international Dressage Horse champion and 2007 Hickstead national and international five-year-old champion, ridden by Garry Williams who described him as so smooth to ride, he is like driving a Bentley.
Showmaker’s sire, Show Star (Oldenburg) was Vice Federal Champion in 2002 and the price leader in the Elite auction in Mnster-Handorf.
Showmaker’s grandsire is the legendary Sandro Hit (Oldenburg) who is in a league of his own! World and German champion, since 2012 Sandro Hit has been ranked in the top ten dressage sires in the world and since 2017 has been ranked 2nd. He has produced 190 licenced stallions in Germany alone and 237 State Premium mares along with 11 German Champions.
DAM GRANDSIRE Hamlet (KWPN)
Hamlet is the winner of many show jumping titles at 1.6m and sire to many top show jumpers and the direct motherline has produced, among others, the 1.40m showjumping stallion Fatalist and Izzy Taylors CCI5* horse Call Me Maggie May.
Hamlet’s sire is the world-renowned Nimmerdor with 18 KWPN approved sons and 39 approved grandsons with over 1400 proven progeny. Nimmerdor was honoured as Stallion of the Century in the year 2000,
Exceptionally well handled youngster who is happy and relaxed with farrier, vet etc.