Champion stallion with a double talent
The Champion Stallion of the 2002 Holstein licensing has become a smashing success as a sire as well: He has proved to be one of the few multi-talent sires in present day breeding, fits in any pedigree and consistently passes on his own strong traits such as top gaits, rideability and jumping ability to his progeny.
Chico’s Boy won tests for young riding and young dressage horses, was nominated for the Bundeschampionat for riding horses and did an excellent job in all areas at his 30-day test in Schlieckau. In 2006 he won the 70-day test in Neustadt/Dosse as well with top scores for rideability (8.88) and his ability to jump (9.03).
In 2006 his first son was licensed and awarded a premium in Oldenburg, Cevin Costner, who now wins medium (M) level tests. In 2007 his second son was licensed, Chat Qui Rit de L who later won the 30-day test in Munich and successfully competes in southern German at championship level. In the meantime, the number of licensed sons has grown to six, including Chico’s EGI, Chicos Son, Come and Fight and Chico’s Hero. One of his daughters was a Brillantring mare at the Elite Broodmare Show in Rastede and several others have received a State Premium in Oldenburg, Hanover and Sachsen-Thüringa. The German FN's predicted breeding value confirms it: Chico’s Boy is a multi-talent sire of the best kind, clearly in the top group of German sires in show jumping (132) as well as in dressage (129).
His sire, Carpaccio, was a stallion performance test winner and placed in the 1996 Bundeschampionat Final for five-year old dressage horses. He qualified for Warendorf again the following year. Nine of Carpaccio's sons have been licensed, including Cabardino N, the 1st Reserve Champion of the 2002 Springpferdezuchtverband Oldenburg-International licensing, as well as Carpalo, Casparino, Chandon, Clooney and Cruyff. Well-known offspring successful in show jumping are Colibri/Tobias Bachl, Classic Line/Cora Ackermann-Ripke and Catatani/Anna Maria Benner. The dam's sire, Silbersee, was one of the most successful stallions in international show jumping during the 1980s with Dr. Michael Rüping. One of his licensed sons is Spender S, who won ribbons in World Cups with Jos Lansink/BEL as well as Maria Gretzer/SWE. The granddam L-Cordula, who was also successful in show jumping up to medium (M/A) level, is the dam of the show jumpers Garibaldi (by Gajus) and Clint L(by Camiros). A granddaughter of Assa (by Farnese), she is a three-quarter sister of Carneval, Cor de la Bryère's first Champion Stallion. L-Cordula's half-sister Nagate (by Landgraf I) competed in show jumping up to advanced (S) level and is also the dam of a licensed stallion named Abdulkarim (by Athlet Z), who placed in advanced (S***) level show jumping competitions under Bernd Schulze Topphoff. L-Cordula's half-brother, Almox Athletico (by Athlet Z), won Grand Prix and Nations Cups under Ludger Beerbaum. Chico’s Boy goes back to line Stamm 104 a which is also the origin of stallions such as Aldan, Capitano, Caretano, Carloni, Carneval, Celano, Contendro I and II, Conteur, Corland, Corlandus, Corretto, Cranach, Joliot, Landego, Landetto, Laurin, Leuthen I and II, Lonely Boy, Lorcan, Medoc and Morphy as well as the international top horses Retina/Fritz Thiedemann, Athlet and Corlanda/both ridden by Willi Melliger/SUI.