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    Cavalier Royale

(Cor de la Bryere [SF]  x  Ligustra [HOL] )
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Also known as   Cavalier
Also known as   Cavalier Royal
Breed   Holsteiner
Colour   Brown
Sex   stallion (active stallion)
Date of Birth   3 JAN 1978
Land of Birth   Germany
Standing Land   Ireland
Height   172 cm ~ 16.3.½ hands
Breeder   Johannsen, A.
Competition Level   Showjumping International
Life Number   IHR-229708
Family Number HOL-474a
Level of progeny   Eventers: 75-Ev1
Showjumpers: 114-Sj1
Studbooks Licensed with   Irish Sport Horse, AES,
Suitable for Breeding   Showjumpers, Eventers,

Stud Fee: £ 1750.00

ABOUT Cavalier Royale

PEDIGREE: A Selle Francais x Holstein cross, the hottest in the world today, being responsible for such stars as Classic Touch, individual Gold at Barcelona and Ratina Z, individual silver and team gold with the Netherlands at Barcelona Heroine of the World Cup Finals a few weeks later and Champion Jumper at the World Championships at the Hague in 1994, Cavalier is closely related to the two above stars. COR DE LA BRYERE, probably the leading sire in the world of top performers in all three disciplines and a world class sire of sires he has in excess of 50 approved sons at stud worldwide. Corlandus, Chanel K, Classic Touch, Calvaro, Caletto I and II, Corlando and Cordeka immediately coming to mind. Rantzau, an Anglo Irish thoroughbred and top class race horse, winning the Caeserwich Stakes, the Goodwood Cup and the Jockey Club Gold Cup twice. HE is now a leading sire of showjumpers in France. Furioso, an Irish Thoroughbred with a classic pedigree. One of the all-time great jumping stars the world has known- 12 times leading sire in France, Gold and Silver at the Tokyo Olympics and World Cup Champion 2 years later. LIGUSTRA (HSP), is registered in the Elite section of the Holstein Studbook due to her success at stud, producing 6 top performing off spring, mostly by Cor de La Bryere including two other sons at stud - Cicero a Holstein approved full brother to Cavalier was the reserve champion in the '84 Holsteiner Verband, while in '98 he had the reserve champion jumper, Glen Lady in the German National Championships. Vamara, a full sister to Cavalier is producing top performing stock in Switzerland, especially the 8-year-old stallion Courage for Leslie Mc Naught. Looking at Ligustra's family we note three of the most famous bloodlines in the word, namely, Ladykiller and Cottage Son, both Irish TB's and Aldato, whom through their sons and daughters have produced such stars such as Libero H, Lugano, Ratina Z, Taggi etc. ______________________________________________________________________ PERFORMANCE: During a successful career in Switzerland and on the continent, Cavalier graduated up the ranks to Grade A, and was a multiple Grand Prix winner. He also jumper 2m 15 (over 7 feet) in Puissance in Germany. ______________________________________________________________________ PROGENY: Sensational new leading Sire in Ireland. The only sire to challenge the total supremacy of Clover Hill (probably the best stallion ever to stand in Ireland) in the Young Horse Championships at Millstreet. From a stallion herd of 500, capable of producing a qualifier for the Young Horse National Championships including such world class performing sires as Cruising, Spring Elegance, Touch Down and Carrol's Flight, most stallion owners would be pleased with more than one qualifier! In 1993 with his first crop of 3 year-olds, The Millstreet National Championship, the Young Irelander was something of a testimony to Cavalier. No fewer than 8 of the Cavalier 3 year-olds qualified for the Millstreet final with 5 winning through to the Saturday night's final session (last 30). He finished with the Champion, Magnetic, 5th and 9th. In 1994 Cavalier had an unbelievable 14 qualify for Millstreet in the Young Irelander, while in the 4 year old Championship, the National Discovery he had 3 in the final 12. In 1995 a daughter of Cavalier, Lady Betty, won the Young Irelander again from his 6 qualifiers while in the 4-year-old champioship he had 14 starters, and unbelievably 7 still in contention for the Friday night final session. He finished with 2 in the last 10 including the runner up (second place), Clona (now called Gardini Stardust) Cavalier has had more winners and finalists of all the young horse championships than the progeny from any other stallion in Ireland. Cavalier's success in Ireland has been spectacular both on the performance circuit and in the sales ring. His successes have been so numerous and country wide they are best illustrated by enumerating the performance of his stock in the last few international shows in Ireland in 1998. Champions Of The Year, Kill International Nov 12-15 Indoor Derby - 1st Magnetic (90 Cav) defeating Coille Mor Hill (Millstreet Derby 98), WINGATES KING COAL (2nd world cup qualifier to Cruising, Millstreet 98) etc.. Kill Grand Prix - 2nd Magnetic 6 and 7 year old championship finals - 1st More Magic Moments, 2nd Emerald Rock, 6th Sculptured. All by Cavalier. 4 Year old Championship final. 2nd Ally Daly, 3rd Carrane Royale, both by Cavalier. Cavan International Show Nov 5- 8. 4 year olds, 1st Ally Daly, 3rd La Refine, 4th Gazelle. All by Cavalier. Grade E championship final, 2nd Royal Charmer by Cavalier. The grade ABC championship final, 1st Garron Turron Lady, 2nd Emerald Rock both by Cavalier. Cavan Grand Prix, 4th Charlton (Double Clear). RDS Dublin 98 Cavalier had 3 in final 10 of loose jumping 3 year old championship including 2nd. American Hunter Championship Final - Winner Heather Hope a 4 year old Cavalier gelding. 5 year old jumping championship Final WINNER, CLOSE CALL, A Cavalier Filly. Cavalier had five in the Sunday final (last 24) of the '98 Boomerang, Ireland's top novice class. They were all 5 year old's and included Marie White's CHIPPISON a spectacularly good looking stallion son was most impressive and was only beaten by less than a second for the championship. Marion Hughes' LEGATA, a 5 year old filly was the most spectacular jumper and she surly has a most bright international career ahead of her. Cavaliers many exported stock (also the best sellers in Ireland) are now winning worldwide. His first crop are 8 year olds in 98. Amos, 90 Cavalier Gelding is now winner of 5 International Grand Prix plus many national and international classes. Won Grand Prix of Seattle as a 6-year-old. 2nd 40,000 Cosequin Grand Prix Won the Michelob Grand Prix Oregon 97. California 98. Won $55,000 Calgary Grand Prix 97 and 98. 5th 150,000 Finova Grand Prix Won Ariat Grand Prix of California 98. And World Cup qualifier - Richest Prize in US Won $35,000 Serguros Commercial Masters, Monterrey Mexico Oct 98 etc.. Charlton, 90 Cavalier Gelding. Winner Bern Switzerland Grand Prix August 98. 2nd Millstreet Derby. 2nd Saab Grand Prix of Flanders December 1998. 3rd Ssang Young Masters of Flanders 1998. 4th Wembly and Cavan Grand prixs. Charlton had a magnificent double clear by Marion Hughes on her debut in the 99 Agha Khan Nations Cup at R.D.S. Dublin, that helped Ireland into second place. Similarly a spectacular double clear in the 99 European Championships Nations Cup at Hickstead guaranteed Ireland qualification for the Sydney Olympics - a magnificent feat having lost their world star Cruising in a preliminary round reducing the team to 3 riders. Charlton was sold for a figure in excess of $1,200,000 "Transmission" another Cavalier Homebrid like Charlton was the most spectacular 4 yr old National Champion of Ireland in 99 seen for many years. He won bith the 4 yr championship at the R.D.S. Dublin and the "Seamus Hughes" Memorial Cup and the discovery at Millstreet both by long margins getting rave reviews from the top international riding judges. Gardini Stardust - 91 Cav Filly Winner $40,000 1M 45 CitiBank Top Score Monterrey Mexico 98 for Rodrigo Pessoa from Michael Whitaker, Virtual Village Two Step 2nd, Ludo Philiparts 3rd and Jos Lansing 4th - Surely a world class performance by a 7 year old. Also 2nd and 3rd international classes Donaueschingen Germany Sept 98 and 3rd in UPS Trophy Berlin Nov 98. Antela - 90 Cav Filly Many Successes in S1 Classes in Switzerland also 3rd Geneva Derby 97. Tomgar Royale - 91 Cav Gelding Winner international Class Milan 98 etc.. Magnetic - 90 Cav. Stallion Bank of Ireland Young Irelander Champion 93. Winner Ennis Masters 98. Winner Kill Indoor Derby 98. Second Kill Grand Prix 98. Dreamin - 90 Cav Filly Team Gold with Switzerland in European young Riders championship Lisbon 98. Team Bronze Moorsle Belgium - Young Riders European Championship 97. Winner Grand prix next day - Combined Junior and Young Riders Swiss Champion 97. "Cavalcade" A 94 Cavalier Gelding out of a Balboa (tb) dam won the English 5 yr old Championship for 3 day eventing at Burley for Pippa Funnell in 99 "Captain Cristie" A 92 Homebred Cavalier Gelding, (Transferred Embryo into an ovarectomised mare at Williamstown Stud) out of a 1/2 sister to Marion Hughes showjumper Flo Jo, was 2nd in the world championship for young horses at Le Lion D'or in France in 99 beaten by only one point, he was ridden by Tina Gifford Royal Agent - 90 Cav Gelding. Team Gold European young Riders Championship Lisbon 98. And winner Grand Prix next day. Combined Junior and Young Riders Swiss champion 98. Quickflash. 92 Cavalier Gelding. Won '97 5 Year old Belgium National Championship and went very close to being world champion at Lanaken. Through to final had 2 clear rounds and in last round against clock had the last fence down (fastest time) to finish overall 8th. Secret Love 91 Cav Filly. Qualified for the 7 year old World Championships at Lanaken in '98, placed 7th in the 2nd qualifier and 14th in the final from over 100 starters. 4th in the Verona Grand Prix, Italy 98. More Money Penny. 92 Cav Filly '98 6 year old champion in England jumping. Cavalier has over 30 horses competing internationally even though his first crop are only 8 years of age these include Tiffany and Charisma for Denise Phinger in France. King Cavalier a grade A winner in Ireland and international winner in Germany, Mr Butler, Kilkenny Carat, Groovey, Sunny Bay, Palas Black, Swift Cavalier, Mountgrove Con, Goresbridge Surprise, Quarterback etc. Thumbs up Cadiz, Clapton are other winning performers in Ireland To illustrate the strength in depth of Cavalier stock in Europe the result of the Summer 98 Reims (France) Young Riders (under 21) Nations Cup is a good example. The Swiss team won the Gold from the rest of Europe and there were no less than 3 Cavaliers on the victorious side. These were Dreamin, Royal Agent and Groovy. Cavalier offspring are now also having a lot of success in three-day eventing in England and Ireland and in a short time you will see them hitting the headlines in this discipline as well. To round off 98' the Northern Ireland Horse Breeders Lose Jumping Championship was concluded at Danescroft in December and Cavalier had several winners of qualifiers and 2 in the last 10. Col. Ned Campion chose Alison and Keith Prescot's Shannondale Ducas a 3-year-old brown daughter of Cavalier as the 98 champion. Another Irish bred Grand Prix winner in the USA. - April 2000 AMOS, by Cavalier and out of the Ballinvera amre Killestry Pride, has won the $25,000 Ariat Grand Prix at Indio, California. Ridden by Rich Fellers, who has bought a number of Irish breds through Dermot Forde, he was home ahead of 44 starters in the event. The 10 year old Gelding was bred by Patrick Daly of Killestry, Killaloe, Co Clare. HE was in fact a former winner for 2 years in a row of the $55,000 American Airlines Grand Prix at Calgary and the $40,000 Country Classic in Oregon. ______________________________________________________________________ STUD MANAGERS RECOMMENDATIONS: Cavalier stamps all of his stock with his own good looks and wonderful temperament. The are all spectacularly good movers and are very athletic and regardless of the dam they all seem to jump. He gets about 65% seal brown in colour like himself with usually very little white on them and approximately 35% rich bay, an occasional grey but no chestnuts. He transmits much more blood and quality than you would expect looking at him so he is very suitable for your average half-bred mare.

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