Corfu de la vie is particular impressive for his tremendous jumping ability, a quality not to be neglected in modern jumping horse breeding focussing on speed.
He underwent an excellent development over the past season, managing his long lines better and better. We have high hopes for Corfu’s sport career and now, seven-year-old, he will be able to prove his ability in the youngster tour. The Cumano son’s most outstanding points are his big frame, his strong top-line and his correct legs.
Corfu was born in Belgium and his breeder, Eric Goossens, went to great lengths to have then 23-year-old Hera bred to Cumano, a stallion only - and scarcely - available through frozen semen.
Corfu carries traditional, proven, archetypical Holsteiner genes. In spite of his ancestors’ “old age” Corfu has sired very good foals on the selected mare basis. Observations have shown that Corfu has a very positive influence on modern and lighter mares, as he adds not only frame and size, but also jumping ability. His special personality suggests his offspring to be very clever horses.
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The Cassini I blood has had a great impact on a whole era of Holsteiner breeding, culminating in his son Cumano and Jos Lansink winning the 2006 WEG. Other than Cumano, in particular Eurocommerce Berlin, Rosalia la Silla, Carino and Carambole have earned worldwide recognition for the Cassini I blood and thus the Holsteiner studbook.
Cumano’s importance lies not only in his sporting career but also in his stud value. Bred only for a few years, first and foremost in Belgium and France, he is a household name through offspring like Neptune Brecourt, Navalo de Poheton and Chilli Pepper van de Helle.
His resounding ability to pass on jumping quality, scope, and performance attitude is rooted in his sire line as well as in his dam line. With various highly successful branches, the mare family 318 counts among the most reliable jumping horse producers. Through Chanel II, a Landgraf I daughter, the dam line traces back to Weisse Dame, the famous Caletto II daughter. She in her turn carries Thoroughbred and Arabian blood through Marlon (TB) and Kalif.
Corfu’s dam and her bloodline are of particularly sustained value. Lord daughter Hera’s produce includes Colore, a licensed stallion successfully shown in competition as well as the FEI sport horses Colora and Quido van de Helle. Through the tail female line, she carries two stallions very typical for the Witt family’s breeding programme, Romino and Sacramento Song/TB.
Personal contribution of Corfu de la Vie
Corfu completed 14-day ability assessment in Schlieckau with an overall weighted mark of 7.83. In 2021, he received the final jumping weighted mark 8.36 in the sport performance test for five-year-old stallions, scoring 9.0 on rideability and 8.7 on ability.
Corfu’s first showing season in 2020 resulted in top finishes in young horse jumping classes at 1.15m level, including fifth place at the four-year-old jumping horse State Championship at Elmshorn. Five- and six-year-old, Corfu was placed in several young horse jumping classes up to 1.30m level.
14-Tage-Test 2019 in Schlieckau: Gesamt 7,58; Dres. 6,95; Spr. 7,83
Sport test 2021 in Münster-Handorf: weight jump final score 8,36
Offspring of Corfu de la Vie
Corfu’s first foals have been very promising.
A filly out of a Rigoletto-Acord I dam bred by Martin Prignitz, Kollmoor, proved particularly convincing in 2020. She won the foal championship of Steinburg breeding district and placed second in the VTV/R+V Holsteiner foal championship in Bad Segeberg.