- Discipline: Show Jumping
- Height: 16.3hh
- Stud Fee: £1,000 + VAT 3 Doses
- Breed: Holsteiner
- Colour: Grey
- Year of Birth: 2005
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Cassionato is a successful international show jumper with top ten placings at the CSI5*shows in Doha, St. Tropez and Cascais. Together with his rider Michael Whitaker, they were part of the British team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as the 2015 European Championships and in the same year helped Britain win the CSIO 5* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cups at La Baule, Rotterdam and Rome.
Cassionato has been very successful in international show jumping competitions with top ten placings at the CSI5*shows in Doha, St Tropez and Cascais.
The breeding of this stallion is a blend of the best both German and French bloodlines can offer. His sire Cassini I was very successful, ridden by Bo Kristoffersen, he qualified for the Bundeschampionat with seven wins as well as placings in the Grand Prix of Münster, Kiel, Neumünster and Hamburg. They were also members of the winning Danish Nations Cup team in Helsinki and represented Denmark at the European Championships.
Other notable offspring by Cassini I include the 2006 WEG champion Cumano who was ridden by Jos Lansink as well as Eurocommerce Berlin who has had many international successes with Gerco Schröder.
Cassini I himself is by the great Capitol who was 2nd on the WBFSH standings in 1999, and leading sire in 2000 and 2001. His progeny include Carthago, Cento and possibly most importantly Indoctro, who was licensed in Holland and has had a great impact on the Dutch breeding.
On the dam side Cassionato is out of the mare Perle Holstein who was awarded the Bezirksprämie and is herself by the brilliant Selle Francais stallion Quidam de Revel who helped France win team bronze at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, was sixth individually at the European Championships in La Baule in 1991 and had countless Grand Prix and Nations Cups success.
His best-known progeny include Dollar de la Pierre, Nabab de Reve and Giudam, all top class international show jumpers who competed at the highest level.
He himself is a descendant of the outstandingly successful Alme-Jalisco B line. Jalisco B represented Portugal at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and his most notable offspring include Quito de Baussy who was World and European champion in 1990 and 1991 under Eric Navet and Dollar du Murier who won team gold and individual silver at the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera in 2002.
Quidam de Revel’s dam, Dirka was also an international winner under Nelson Pessoa and was a ¾ sister to the French stallion Uriel.
There is more French blood in the mare’s breeding as her dam Texas is out of Carneval who is himself a son of the famous Cor de la Bryere whose influence in the breeding of modern show jumpers is still very visible today and who is particularly popular when used on the dam side as his offspring tend to show very good Bascule over a fence.
This combination of excellent bloodlines makes Cassionato an obvious choice for breeders looking to add quality to their mares and to produce careful and correct horses showing lightness and excellent technique over a fence.