Colman by Carthago presented a young grey boasting exceptional quality and very good movement at the 2015 Neumünster stallion grading.
Catch had stood out for his excellent free jumping already during the pre-selection. Catch has the clear rectangular frame so important for a sire. His face and bright eyes reflect his intelligence and even temper. His neck is big and ties nicely into the body, with long and well-defined withers well connected to a very good back and croup structure. He has very correct legs and perfectly shaped hooves of suitable size. His very regular movement results from his hindquarters’ excellent ability to carry weight, allowing for a particularly powerful canter.
Sold to America in late 2022, Catch is still available to the breeders through frozen semen.
Catch should be bred to mares with good top-line and sufficient height. He is expected to pass on his very good rideability, his intelligence and his great carefulness over the jump to his offspring.
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His sire Colman is one of the best sons of exceptional jumping horse sire and top jumper Carthago - ridden by Jos Lansink, the multiple Grand Prix winner competed at the Olympics twice. Colman’s produce includes Catwalk, highly successfully shown by Robert Whitaker and L.B.Convall, winner of the grands prix of Aachen and Calgary with Philipp Weishaupt and Germany’s highest earning jumping horse in 2017.
His dam Pia competed as a show jumper prior to being bred. Results including top finishes at S level emphasise the dam line’s athleticism and ability to pass on quality and definitely confirm the importance of a stallion dam’s own performance in competition.
Catch’s dam line, stem 890, has been counting among the most successful in the Holsteiner breeding area, even before Casall. The line known as “von Horsten stem” has a reputation for particular performance attitude.
Personal contribution of Catch
According to the Holsteiner Verband stallion keeping training concept, four-year-old stallions will only be selecti¬vely shown in competition. Catch’s first outing saw him easily win the 4-year-old jumping State Championship at a score of 9.2 under Ebba Johansson. Further matured, he took home several wins on young horse jumping classes at A and L level. In 2019, after the ride was given to Maximilian Gräfe, he won four qualifiers to the National Championships. Since 2020, Catch has been at the stable of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, where he has notched several top finishes in youngster tours national and international level, including 2nd place at the international horse show in Opglabbeek. With Rolf-Göran Bengtsson, Catch placed in several international classes up to 1.45m level, for example in the Mannheim (sixth) or Herning (second) horse shows.
Stallion performance test
Catch completed 14-day ability assessment at Neustadt/Dosse at a total mark of 8.30, as he was given 9.0 on temperament, character, and willingness to perform and 8.5 on canter, rideability and jumping ability (free jumping). Catch’s final jumping weighted score in the Münster-Handorf sport test was a thrilling 9.73, a mark without precedence in a stallion performance test. He was given 9.6 on canter and technique, 9.8 on ability and rideability and 10.0 on overall impression.
14-Tage-Test 2016 in Neustadt (Dosse): Gesamt 8,30; Dres. 7,88; Spr. 8,5
Offspring of Catch
Catch’s first foal crops have made a positive impression. He has had very interesting offspring at the Holsteiner foal auction sales, like for example the top-priced lot of the foal auction held at the Holsteiner Horse Days, a typey Catch-Casall filly knocked down at 20,000 euros. The winning bid for another Catch-Casall foal sold at the Holsteiner foal auction during the Hamburg Derby was 17,500 euros. In 2020, his first son - Catchmo- has been Holsteiner licensed at Neumunster and was bought by an European top stable.