Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Cassini I x Caretino

Date Bred: July 22, 2017

Date Expected:  June 27, 2018 (340 days)

Sire: Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve

Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve is a BWP ambassador.  

Tangelo v/d Zuuthoeve who combines the blood of Narcos II and the great Thoroughbred, Laudanum, with the most successful lines used at the Zangersheide Stud. His dam, Olympia is out of Racyona Z, a combination of the three founding fathers of Zangersheide: Ramiro, Almé, along with Gotthard, who while never standing at Zangersheide, provided most of the original broodmares at the stud. Racyona Z when bred to Cor de la Bryère produced the licensed stallion, Colorado Z.

After a competition career with Roelof Bril, Tangelo settled down to a breeding career at the well known Dutch stud, De Radstake. He has already produced several licensed sons. Triple was champion at the NRPS (Netherlands Riding Horse and Pony Studbook), and Vigaro (Zangersheide) came second in the quality inspection for four year olds at Geesteren in 2006. Most recently, Darry Lou (ridden by Beezie Madden) was named an erkend stallion with the KWPN.

At the 2010 KWPN Stallion Show, where Tangelo was awarded the title ‘Keur’.

Multiple descendants of Tangelo jump at the highest level of sport worldwide: Darry Lou, Vigaro, Tobago Z, Coleman, Billy Angelo, Sly, Wriomf, Viceroy, Sea Coast Calypso van de Zuuthoeve, Citizenguard Taalex, Victoria, Hermelien vd Hooghoeve, etc.

The descendants of Tangelo are generally praised for their easy and uncomplicated characters, as well as their jumping technique and ability.

Dam: Zanzahra

Zanzahra is a career broodmare from Holsteiner Stamm 1752. She has had 7 foals to date. The eldest filly is already a dam to a licensed Holsteiner stallion, while her two colts by Diarado are out competing. A number of her foals have sold well at the ESI foal auction.

Cassini I:  One of the most successful holsteiner stallions, Cassini I died at the age of 24 in 2014.  Cassini looked good at his stallion licensing especially in the freejumping, and followed that up with the fourth best score of his stallion test at Adelheidsdorf the next year. He was ridden as a five year old by Herbert Blöcker before the Dane, Bo Kristoffersen took over the next year qualifying the horse in grand style for the Bundeschampionate with seven wins. In 1997, Franke Sloothaak took up the reins and they went on to a string of successes at Grand Prix, Nations Cups and World Cup levels. Sire to such champions as Eurocommerce Berlin, Cavalor Cumano and Carambole NOP, Cassini I has produced 25 more licensed sons!  These are just a few examples of the Cassini I offspring in sport, which so far have won 3.5 million Euro:  Cumano, Eurocommerce Berlin, Cocu, Pikeur Calanda, Verelst Curtis, Cashmira, Quite Cassini,  Ci Ci Senjor ASK,  H&M Cabrio van de Heffinck, etc.

Caretino:  When he died at the age of 28, Caretino was the last of the seven stallion sons of Caletto II to enter the Holstein Studbook. He revealed his qualities at the stallion performance test, where he received a jumping index of 145 points.  He went on to win numerous young jumper classes showing his outstanding jumping technique. At 5 and at 6 years old, Caretino participated in the Bundeschampionate under Thomas Schöning.  Bo Kristoffersen took over the ride on him a year later and commenced competing at Grand Prix and Nations Cup level for Denmark. At the time of his death, Caretino offspring had earned more than 3 million Euros.  Caretino produced an impressive string of internationally successful show jumping horses, including Bernardo Alves' Chupa Chup, Richard Spooner's Cristallo, Jill Henselwood's Toyzrus and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson's Casall la Silla.

Ramiro Z:  Conceived in Holstein, born in Westfalia, licensed at Neumünster, and himself an international performer under Fritz Ligges, Ramiro influenced nearly all European Performance Studbooks.  Ramiro was the most popular representative of the Ramzes line and at one stage was the most frequented sire in Germany. He stood at stud in Westfalia, Holstein, Zangersheide and Holland.  Ramiro’s influence on the Dutch Warmblood breeding was, and still is, of utmost importance. The Dutch bestowed the title – ‘Horse of the Year’ – on Ramiro in 1992.  While he may not have established a sire line, Ramiro blood prevails in the mare lines!