Adagio won the French Saint-Lô stallion licensing at two-year-old. When presented again at three years of age, he won reserve champion of his age group at an overall mark made up of the marks achieved for type, basic gaits, free jumping, rideability, and jumping under saddle.
Adagio’s movement is exceptional for a stallion with French showjumping breeding and totally consistent with the Holsteiner breeding goal.
Adagio was leased to Hungary from 2020 to 2022 for stud purposes. Now returned to Germany, the stallion is stood by stallion station Kurbel in Rüsselsheim-Bauschheim and available to the breeders in Germany via fresh cooled semen.
A stallion greatly influenced by TB blood with lots of energy, Adagio should be able to improve mares with shortcomings in these departments. His first foal crops have been very homogeneous and of high quality in terms of type and movement. The stallion passes on height and frame with great reliability.
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His sire Lamm de Fetan, successfully shown by Timothee Anciaume, was among other achievements a member of the French team at the Aachen CHIO in 2009, won the Valencia leg of the Global Champions Tour in 2010 and was sold to Edouard de Rothschild in 2010. His sire Fergar Mail (Chapultepec la Silla) by exceptional TB sire Laudanum won the Fontainebleau Championship at 5-year-old and was then sold to Mexican stud farm La Silla where he became a breeding stallion after having had to undergo colic surgery. His offspring include Lirving de Volsin (Kate Levy/USA), Xel HA La Silla (Michelle Parker/USA), Chela LS (Ashlee Bond/USA), Singular LS La Silla (Marcus Ehning) and Raia d’Helby (Nick Skelton/GBR). Lamm de Fetan is a grandson of French top sire Le Tôt de Semilly, the sire of Diamant de Semilly.
Adagio’s dam is Pepite de Talma by Contender. She has produced the Selle Francais-licensed stallion Toulouse de Talma by Diamant de Semilly as well as Adagio’s one year older sister, Very Nice de Talma by Baloubet du Rouet, winner of the French Championship at Fontainebleau in 2014. 7-year-old, she was placed in international jumping classes to 1.40m level under Pénélope Leprevost and Regis Bouguennec and won seven classes at 1.30/1.35m level.
Through Credo de Paulstra by Galoubet, the dam line traces back to a mare by Elf III, in her turn second dam to Ideo du Thot, winner of World Cup jumping competitions under Beat Mändli.
Personal contribution of Adagio de Talma SF
Under Maximilian Gräfe, he placed in young horse jumper classes to M level and won L level classes scoring as high as 8.8. Since 2017, Inga Czwalina has got the ride on Adagio and has performed excellent rounds at domestic level. The past season saw Adagio take home several wins and placings in jumping classes through S** level.
Stallion performance test
Adagio’s movement is exceptional for a stallion with French show jumper breeding and fully complies with the Holsteiner breeding goal, as demonstrated at the 2014 Schlieckau 30-day stallion test where all basic gaits were rated above average. Adagio was given 9.13 for rideability and 9.0 for jumping aptitude. All Adagio riders unanimously agree on his great willingness to perform, his excellent character and his quality jumping.
Adagio left a very good impression during 70-day performance testing as well, with his jumping ability graded 9.08, free jumping as well as under saddle. Quite remarkable for a stallion with French jumping breeding, he scored 8.5 for ridability.
Schliekau 2015, 70-Tage-Test, Gesamt 8,30; ZW-Dres. 96 (+9); ZW-Spr. 123 (+20)
Offspring of Adagio de Talma SF
So far, Adagio has sired five state premium mares and one licensed son, All in One, in Holstein. Elliot Majuscule by Adagio already boasts results in U25-classes up to 1.45m with Mathis Vallat (FRA). Another Adagio de Talma offspring, Adagio, is also successful up to 1.40m with Vincenzo Carlino (ITA).
First Adagio offspring are also making their mark in eventing, like for example Ris de Talm with Antonia Baumgart (CCI3*) and former auction horse, A Happy Hour; at seven-year-old, she won her first international CCI2* event in Strzegom (POL) right away with Anna Siemer. Avatar and Jérôme Robiné are also highy successful at CCI2*level.