ORTHELLO is a fancy, refined colt.
He was awarded Silver Premium at the "Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar International" (RPSI) inspection, scoring 7.4 for his type, 7 for his movement finishing with 7.2 total.
His sire ODYSSEUS W is an outstanding stallion with an impressive competition record. He has successfully shown in many Grand Prix classes.
ODYSSEUS Wís sire HOLLAND who himself competed at top International level with Irishman Eddie Macken. ODYSSEUS Wís grand sire CONCORDE, (later known as OLYMPIC CONCORDE) won the 1990 National Stallion Competition among many International wins for Jos Lansink. CONCORDE was also the youngest stallion ever to be awarded "preferent" due to his endless list of National and International offspring. CONCORDE comes from very strong jumping lines on both sides. His sire is the impressive dominant breeding stallion VOLTAIRE, who via his sire FURIOSO II and the great GOTTHARD is bred to perform. VOLTAIRE was number 2 in the World Breeding Rankings for Showjumping sires in 1996. Through the performance of his offspring, VOLTAIRE stands very high in both the dressage and jumping indices. Due to his high ranking position, he was given the quot;keur' and quot;preferent' predicates at a very early age. He has sired a great number of International stars including Dutch team horse FINESSE, Beth Underhill's ALTAIR, Ian Miller's Olympic mount PLAY IT AGAIN, HELIOS, ELECTRO 778, KANNAN, VECHTA, VIVALDI. FURIOSO II produced 200 state premium mares and at least 70 approved stallions. One can easily say that FURIOSO II has influenced the breeding industry worldwide. The full brother of FURIOSO II is the French stallion MEXICO, whose son LE MEXICO is a familiar name in Dutch breeding and frequently appears in the pedigrees of successful showjumpers. GOTTHARD, now more than fifteen years after his death, is a legend in German sport horse breeding and his name is simply a synonym for the Hannoverian showjumper. Who has not heard of GOLDIKA, GOYA, QUEENSWAY and GENIUS? GOTTHARD's strength is continued in his sons and grandsons but also indirectly on the dam side of for instance GRUNDSTEIN and GRANNUS.CONCORDEíS dam, FLYER, is by the legendary MARCO POLO, one of the most influential Dutch stallions in breeding and jumping having produced such athletes as IRCO POLO, PYBALIA, MARIUS, ORPHEUS, MR. LA, PIERROT and RECRUUT. FLYER is related to the International jumper VIVALDI, which under Melanie Smith was speed horse of the year 1980. FLYER has produced 6 International jumpers.
ORTHELLO'S dam VERDUN is an inquisitive mare. She is very athletic. She is a full sister to VON VOLTAIRE and VITALIS. Her sire FOREVER is a tremendously talented jumper. He has competed in CSI's in Europe and North America with countless winnings and placing to his credit. In 1996 and 1997 he also competed at CSI-W. His sire VOLTAIRE is an outstanding performer and has produced many amazing stallions, VOLTAIRE is the result of crossing two significant bloodlines, FURIOSO II and GOTTHARD. As a Grand Prix jumper, VOLTAIRE has proven himself in International Show Jumping in Calgary, Stockholm and Wembly. In 1989 he won the Grand Prix of Berlin, this made him a legend in his own time. He also had the most offspring's at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he also sired such horses as ALTAIR ridden by Beth Underhill and PLAY IT AGAIN ridden by Ian Miller and the horse of the Year FINESSE ridden by Emile Hendrix. VOLTAIRE is the 3rd leading sire of show jumpers in Holland and 4th leading sire in the World. He has sired such stallions in Holland as OLYMPIC CONCORD, DAMOCLES, EQUADOR, FARMER and GERSWIN, along with the stallions ELECTRO in Sweden and FIREVER in Belgium just to name a few. VOLTAIRE has also sired such performance horses as, HALLO HALLO, FANTAST, DANTE, VIVALDI, ESPECIAL, ELECTRA, ETAIRE, DON and CONCORED they are already highly placed, and making a name for themselves in International Show Jumping. On his dams' side, FOREVER goes back to the stallion ABGAR XX a French Thoroughbred stallion that produced a large number of show jumpers. His best known son's are PELE, TREFFER (Olympic show jumper) PION the stallion who produced such dressage stallions as AKTION and DEMOCRAAT, and of course the stallion OMMEN an outstanding show jumper who also competed at the 1986 world cup finals. Also in FOREVER's pedigree we find one of the best Thoroughbreds in the Warmblood breeding, the stallion LUCKY BOY XX. He produced a huge number of leading approved sires, which included NATUREL, CANDYBOY, DERRICK, NOOITGEDACHT, DUTCH BOY, CASANOVA, OBRECHT, A LUCKY ONE, OMEGA, (the sire of BELMONDO, OCTROOI) BEAUJOLAIS and COLUMBUS. At the Los Angeles Olympics there were three sons of LUCKY BOY, and his show jumpers include CALYPSO, VAN GOGH and THE VICTOR.
VERDUN's dam REGINA, true to her breeding, is a powerful jumper with a good eye for distances. Her sire RIO GRANDE ridden by Eric Lamanze, has made a great impact on breeding in Canada. He goes back to the stallion RAMIRO Z, one of the most successful jumping horses on the international scene, when ridden by Fritz Ligges. His progeny include DONAU ridden by Thomas Fruehmann, RAMIRO'S GIRL and RODNEY ridden by Fritz Ligges, also RATINA Z ridden by L. Beerbaum and VISA RINNETOU Z ridden by Piet Raymakers for Holland.
Orthello is for sale but has not yet been started