Highly expressive and large boned, Champion de Cord is a significant sire type with substance and strength. Outstanding leg technique and lightening fast reflexes at the jump paired with enormous ability: What else could you expect with the "magic formula" of alternative bloodlines in his pedigree! Champion de Cord won a series of tests for young jumpers up to medium (M) level, then successfully participated in the Bundeschampionat in Warendorf before winning medium (M/A) show jumping classes. In 2008 he collected his first ribbons in advanced (S) level. He achieved the performance necessary for licensing through a combination of 30-day test plus qualification for the Bundeschampionat. Champion de Cord started his breeding activities in Mecklenburg where he sired several premium foals. They are distinguished by their strong expression and light-footed sequence of movement with an impressive uphill canter. His first progeny have now been broken in and show great talent for jumping. For a Holstein stallion, Champion de Cord has an absolute "outcross pedigree" since three of his first ancestors are French or Dutch in origin. His sire, Champion de Lys, had many victories with Ludger Beerbaum in Grand Prix competitions and championships, even winning the Hamburg Derby twice. His son, Caballero, owned by the Chen family in Taiwan, was the 2007 World Champion of 6-year old show jumpers in Lanaken/Belgien. His dam, Akrebi, is a three-quarter sister of a sire named Caro Ass (Austria). The dam's sire is the legendary Cor de la Bryère. This stallion dominated Holstein performance breeding nearly completely for quite a while. His greatest specimens in sport are or were the dressage horse, Corlandus (M. Otto-Crepin), who won many ribbons in international championships, and the world-class show jumper, Calando I (K. Huck and Edgar-Henri Cuepper/Belgium). His licensed sons, Calypso I and II as well as Caletto I and II are among the top sires in more recent breeding history. In the third generation your find the Dutch stallion Grandioso, who only bred for one year in Holstein but left behind several daughters that became the dams of licensed stallions as well as an internationally successful licensed son, Gonzales/Peter Weinberg and Hugo Simon. Grandioso was successful in international competitions with Hans-Heinrich Quellen and you find him even today in many performance lines. He was also the dam's sire of the internationally successful show jumpers, Cantaro 11/Sören von Rönne and Chienos/Carsten-Otto Nagel. With Fokus II, who is anchored in many of the good dam lines, the first Holstein stallion in the pedigree is found only in the fourth generation. Champion de Cord comes from Holstein line 2551 which also produced the stallions Rock-Set (private stallion Brandenburg) and San Diego (Belgium).
|Champion de Lys ||Laeken ||Mexico |
|Karene de Lys ||Largny xx |
|Darling de Lys |
|Akrebi ||Cor de la Bryere ||Rantzau xx |
|Kabane ||Grandioso |
2001 Bay 16.3 Hand Holsteiner
Approved for: Licensed for Oldenburg, Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International, Westphalia and Rhineland as well as all Southern German and new German State Verbands.