Cardentos is a very modern son of jumping horse sire Cardento made available to Holsteiner breeders. The stallion characterized by long lines embodies refinement and modernity, with the impressive grey’s eye and expression clearly revealing the Arabian influence through Ramzes.
After his Elmshorn licensing, breed director Dr. Thomas Nissen described the young stallion as follows: “The correctness of his body continues through his limbs. His strong foundation is characterized by good joints and broad, sound hooves. He copes with the jumps in a very business-like way showing good judgement. Already now, his good mechanics and ability reveal true show jumping quality. However, performance of the highest level is definitely to be expected in view of the influential mare family 776 and the direct ancestors.”
As he does not carry Caretino at all, he is a very interesting match for quite a lot of mares seeing how prevalent the Caretino blood is in the Holsteiner breed. His full sister has produced a very interesting stallion by Casall. His good frame, his rideability and his scope are very positive qualities which are noticeable when assessing his first crops.
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Cardento had a very impressive sport career under his constant rider, Sweden’s Peter Eriksson. The combination won silver with the Swedish team at the Arnhem Europeans, the Athens Olympics and the Jerez de la Frontera WEG. Moreover, they claimed several wins at Nations Cup and grand prix level, including the Gera, Helsinborg, and Holte grands prix with the big-framed grey always standing out for his tremendous ability and exceptional rideability when negotiating a course. Cardento has top quality offspring in Sweden as well as in the Netherlands. 2014 saw six Cardento sons and daughters compete at the Caen WEG: Matrix, Celestine, Carisma, Duke of Carnaval, Cafino, and Silverstar VDL. Two Cardento offspring, Cue Channa and Zacramento, won silver with the Swedish team at the Gothenburg Europeans; other offspring like Carat, H&M Flip’s Little Sparrow or Carrera claimed wins at international grand prix level. For years, Cardento offspring dominated the Swedish Young Horse Championship. In the Netherlands, his sons Corporal VDL, Carrera VDL, Dakar VDL, and Grand Slam VDL have been licensed for breeding.
Through the famous Bahlmann stem 776, Cardentos’ damline traces back to foundation mare Olga, a mare also found in the pedigree of the highly esteemed Ramiro. The damline carries international top sires like Quidam de Revel, Caletto II, Concerto II, Capitol I or Lord in recent generations. Other than highly successful stallions, numerous show jumping offspring at 1.60m level like Cash up and Cash and Go out of Car dentos’ second dam, Nanny, or Cordea by Caretino out of his third dam testify to this damline’s genetic strength and reliability.
Own Performace of Cardentos
Cardentos underwent 14-day-testing at Neustadt upon Dosse with a final jumping weighted mark of 8.6 in 2020. He scored 9.0 on free-jumping and 8.0 on rideability. He completed the Münster-Handorf sport test with a final jumping weighted mark of 8.13 in 2021.
Four-year-old, Cardentos was already placed in several young horse jumping classes at A level. The 2022 season saw Cardentos place in young horse jumping classes up to M* level with Alexandra Witt.
14-day test 2020 in Neustadt/Dosse: Overall 7,98; Dres. 6,96; Jump. 8,60
Sport test 2022 in Verden: weighted jumping final score 8,67
Offspring of Cardentos
Cardentos produced very interesting foals in his first crop born in 2021. An outstanding filly by Cardentos out of a Corrado I-Quinar dam was born at Witt Pferdezucht GbR in Wellinghusen.