- Discipline: Showjumping
- Height: 16.2hh
- Stud Fee: P.O.A
- Breed: Holstein
- Colour: Grey
- Year of Birth: 2002
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Cabrio is a son of Cassini I, out of a mare by Calato. Both these sons of Capitol had successful careers in sport, and have become known as great progenitors.
Cassini I is best known as father of Cumano, Ingmar and Berlin (Caspar). His brother Cassini II is increasingly popular as a sire, having produced Kassini Jack, Cassius, Cassiana, and successful auction horses such as the 110,000 euro lot Caress.
Calato’s offspring include the European Champion Coster.
In 2010 Cabrio had some prestigious results under teenager Oliver Philippaerts, including 3rd in the 1.45m *** Grand Prix at Arezzo, and 6th in the Grand Prix qualifier at Maastricht. He was double clear in several 1.50 competitons, and came 2nd in the Belgian Young Rider championship.
This year his career has blossomed, culminating (so far) in riding for Belgium in the Nations Cup team at Lisbon CSIO at the end of May (a selection for Cabrio and his young rider on a senior team in a competition that was a qualifier for the 2012 Olympics as well as the 2011 European Championships). Cabrio scored one of two double clears for the Belgian team.