LEONARDO is a handsome gelding.
He has been professionally started under saddle LEONARDO would easily excel as a childrens or lady's horse, as he is super easy going, and gets better and better with every ride.
His sireLIBERO is an interesting stallion; he combines two of the best sport bloodlines. LIBERO is the full brother of the well known stallion LIBERO H. His full brother LIBERO H was approved in 1989 in Holland, he is the most winning LANDGRAF I son to date, with over 25 International jumping wins to his credit and 10 Grand Prix and World Cup wins. In 1990 and 1991 also under his rider Jos Lansing he was champion stallion in Holland, also in 1991 LIBERO H was European champion in La Baule. He also sired the current World champion sire IOWA. LIBERO's sire LANDGRAF I is a legend not only in the Holsteiner breeding, but world wide, he has produced 45 approved sons and such sport horses like LANDVOGT, LAVENDEL, LANCIANO, LANDWIND, LOVELY BOY, LASALL, LAUSBUB, LACROSS, LANDLORD, LUCKY LUKE, LANDEGA, and LIBERO. LIBERO's grand sire is the very popular stallion LADYKILLER XX; this stallion produced 36 approved sons. On his mothers side the stallion RAMIRO, a Holsteiner by birth, has already been labeled Stallion of the Century. He was conceived in Holstein, born in Westphalia, licensed in Neumunster, and was an International show jumper under Fritz Ligges. RAMIRO himself was tremendously successful at show jumping, with many wins in Nations Cups, Puissance and International Grand Prix competitions. RAMIRO influences nearly all European performance studbooks. It is impossible to underestimate RAMIRO's influence on Dutch Warmblood breeding, or to catalog the success of his many, many outstanding offspring. To name just a handful of the hundreds, are RATINA Z, under L. Beerbaum, the gold medal show jumping winner at Barcelona and the World Cup winner in 1992, as well as the approved stallions RINALDO, RIO NEGRO (a Grand Prix dressage horse trained by Willi Schultheis), DONAU, ridden by Thomas Frühmann also RAMIRO'S GIRL and RODNEY both ridden by Fritz Ligges. RONALD (long the most popular Holstein stallion, having himself sired five approved sons), ZEOLIET and DAMIRO (both of whom have sired approved sons), ARMSTRONG, BERNSTEIN, DAGERAAD, ELMERO B and HORATIO, among others. RAMIRO's dam is TORETTE, daughter of ALME Z, the great show jumper producer of this century, known through, among others, GALOUBET and I LOVE YOU and, not least, his approved son JALISCO. TORETTE comes from one of the first and thus oldest riding horse lines in the Netherlands to concentrate on the production of show jumpers. Other names in this lineage are ADORETTE, GRANDIOSO, NE SOUCI, TEXAS and THE BLIND and, in the U.S.A., SABOTEUR, AVANDRO and PALET. Further on his dam's side is D SANS SOUCI, who jumped at the Olympic Games in Munich and in Aachen cleared 2.20 meters.
His dam QUETTA is a powerful mare with a powerful hind end. Her sire QUEBEC is a very athletic young stallion of the famous Schockemöhle breeding. This stallion has been showing very successfully in the M jumping classes in Germany. His sire QUICK STAR ridden by Meredith Micheals-Beerbaum of the USA won several Grand Prix's and is a popular producer of jumper's and breeding stallions, for example, in the Oldenburger stud book of Germany. He produced such stallions like QUILOT Z, QUINZY Z and QUALITY TOUCH, all approved in the Zangersheide Studbook. His most famous daughter must be SPREHE STELLA, who won several Grand Prix and World Cup competitions under Meredith Micheals-Beerbaum and who started at the last European Championships for Germany. QUICK STAR is an international leader, recognised by 21 stud-books who, in his short and young career as a sire, has already covered more than 1000 mares throughout the world. His sire is the French stallion GALOUBET who sired countless Grand Prix and World Cup horses like the 3 time World Cup winner BALOUBET DU ROUET, ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa. QUEBEC's grandsire is the stallion ALME Z. This stallion has made a mark for himself standing at stud in Zangersheide. He has produced such stallions as GALOUBET, I LOVE YOU, JOLISCO, ADIEU Z, ADRIANO Z, AHORN Z, ALADIN Z, ALAMEDO, ALDATO, ALEXIS Z, ALME STAR, ALMEO, ALMGOLD Z, ALMHERR Z, ALMIRO Z, ALMJÄGER Z, ALMSPATY Z, ALMWALYER, ALOUBE Z, ALTANO Z, AMADEUS Z, AMERICANO, ANGELO Z, ANTONIO Z, ARAMIS Z and ATHLET Z. ALME Z was himself under Francois Mathz and Johan Heins a very talented and successful international show jumper, he was known to pass his unique talent on to his progeny. On his mothers side QUEBEC goes back to the legendary LANDGRAF I, the sire of numerous approved stallion like BURGGRAF, LANDEGO, LACROSS, LUCKY LUKE, LATUS I and II, LUXUS, LANDADEL, LANDJUNGE, LANCER I to III, LAFONTAINE, LA ZARRAS, LANDS RIVER, LANDSBERG, LANDINO, LANDLORD, LANDSTREICHER, LANSING, LARIONI, LAVALETTO, LAVALL I, LINARO, LIMBUS, LASINO, LOUTANO, LACAPO and of course LIBERO H, who was approved in 1989 in Holland, he is the most winning LANDGRAF I son to date, with over 25 international jumping wins to his credit and 10 grand prix and world cup wins. In 1990 and 1991 again under his rider Jos Lansing he was champion stallion in Holland, in 1991 LIBERO H was European champion in La Baule, also LIBERO H is the full brother of the stallion LIBERO who stands at stud at European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum Inc. Another famous stallion in his pedigree is the stallion GEPARD who is also the sire of GIGOLO another stallion standing at European Warmblood Stallion Zentrum Inc. QUETTA's dam ALPENROSE is a Hannoverian mare with an outstanding pedigree that carries through with the WINCHESTER talent for an impressive jumping technique. Although beeing a superb mover ALPENROSE was mostly shown in dressage, she is the full sister to AKONDA. Her sire ADLERFARN I stood for many years in Celle, he sired many fine competition horses such as ANSWER a world cup winner ridden by Hugo Simon. On her dam's side we find the stallion WINCHESTER, he was ridden here in Canada by Ian Miller. He is by the stallion WINNETOU whose name still shows up in many International jumping pedigrees today. We also find in her pedigree on her mothers side the stallion GRANDE, the sire of such stallions as: GRANDUELL and the horse GUTE SITTE, a bronze medalist at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games, also GALAPAHOS, winner of the individual bronze and the team gold in 1981 at the European Dressage Championship in Luxemburg, Austria.
Leonardo is for sale