MAGNUM is a moderately framed stallion with exceptional jumping ability. As ¬a ¬5 ¬year ¬old –MAGNUM ¬represented ¬the ¬US ¬in the ¬YJC ¬Continental ¬Finals, ¬in ¬Monterrey¬, Mexico ¬and ¬was the ¬best ¬US¬ based ¬horse. ¬He ¬went ¬on ¬to ¬have a career ¬in ¬the¬ Young Jumpers¬ through ¬grand¬prix show ¬jumping. MAGNUM was ranked the leading active sire of YJC horses in 2008, and was 2nd in 2009!
Holsteiner breeders in Germany used MATLON XX, MAGNUM’s grandsire, from 1965 when he was imported, until 1981 when he died. MARLON XX reached his peak in 1975 when he became Germany’s leading sire of event horses. That same year, he was ranked second in earnings of offspring among all German sires of conformation and suitability event horses. He sired a phenomenal 21 approved stallion MARLON XX, an Irish thoroughbred, exerted much influence in the Holstein breed due to his versatility as a sire. One of his most notable sons was MENTOR, shown by Otto Becker and the stallion MAGNAT Z who stood at Zangersheide.
On MAGNUM’s dams side he goes back to CALYPSO II is by one of the greatest stallions that ever lived, COR DE LA BRYČRE who had 41 approved sons such as CALANDO I to V, CALETTO I to III, CALVADOS I and II, CALYPSO I to V, CORRADO I and II, CORTINO I and II, COME BACK I and II, CORTEZ I and II, CARDINAL, CARACAS, CONSTANT, CONVENT, CANSAS, CANTARES, CASSONE, CANNONBALL, CAPRICCIO, CORVADO, CINZANO, CORDS BOY VZ, CORDALME Z, CADENCE Z, CORDEUR, CHAIRMAN, CICERO, CORIALL, CARNEVAL, CASTOR, COUNTDOWN, COR DE BRILLANT, COR D' ALME Z, CAPITAL, CARTE D' OR, CARUSO, CABARET, CALIMBO, CASH, CASANOVA, CHACO, CHANTRE, CHIRON Z, MR. COX, CINZANO, CONCORDE, COR DE ANGELO J, COR DOR, COREA, CORLAND, CORVINIUS, COSINUS B. He also produced such performance horses as the International show jumpers CALANDO, CALETTO, CHANEL, CHICA, CONTRAST and COLLANDUS, European champion - 1987 and silver Medalist, Olympic Games, Seoul, 1988. Without any doubt, COR DE LA BRYČRE deserves the title of foundation sire!
Also on MAGNUM’s dams side is the stallion FREDERICUS His dam, WARTHBURG is a very important mare, who accumulates the performance genes from ETHELBRRT, AEHILL and CICERO, they are responsible for laying the foundation of the Holsteiner Sporthorse as the world’s leading jumping stud book. WARTHBURG was born in 1962 and was bought as a weanling by Baron Friedrich Christian de Kielmansegg. After a competition career as a jumper, she produced the filly JENNI, by the Thoroughbred stallion, LITTLE LION XX – JENNI is the dam of ORCHIDEE, who was a member of the gold medal winning German jumping team at the Seoul Olympic Games with Dirk Hafemeister. ORCHIDEE in turn was the dam of AVION (Athlet Z) ridden in International competition by Ludger Beerbaum. WARTHBURG then produced six foals by LADYKILLER XX. LANDGRAF I was born in 1966, LANDGRAF I had a very good temperament which he passes on dominantly, together with excellent movement. LANDGRAF I went on to become a legend, not only in the Holsteiner breeding, but worldwide, 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. In 1997 his full brother, LANDGRAF II was born, he was sold to the south of Germany where he was gelded! Under the name – LEON III - he went on to compete at Grand Prix level with Manfred Schlusselburg. In the following two years, WARTHBURG produced the fillies EVA and FREDERICA. FREDERICA when bred to FARNESE produced the licensed stallion, FRIDERIUS. In 1970 WARTHBURG produced another filly, LANDGRAEFIN who was ridden in the 70’s and 80’s by Hugo Simon, winning many speed and puissance classes. Later on LANDGRAEFIN was bred to COR DE LA BRYERE, LANDGRAEFIN produced the stallion CASH, who also competed Internationally with Hugo Simon.
MAGNUM is now retired from the show ring and easily available for breeding.