hengsthaltung
Zuccero
Zirocco Blue SF - Caretino - Contender

DE421000185612 | 4539
grey | 167cm | *24.04.2012 |
WFFS status: negativ
X-ray status
Excellent
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Breeder
Hanno Köhncke Hanno, Badendorf
Owner
Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltungs GmbH, Elmshorn
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About Zuccero

The mediumframed stallion has a very expressive head with big, bright eyes.

His top-line deserves special mention for its excellent proportions and strength. Zuccero’s legs are correct, with clearly defined joints and hooves of good shape and quality. To be eligible for grading, a Holsteiner stallion must have good movement and Zuccero performed convincingly also in this department at Neumünster. The walk under saddle is very regular and ground-covering. The trot is balanced, and definitely ground-covering and rhythmic for a jumping horse. The canter is his best pace, energetic, very regular, and carried by strong, powerful hindquarters.

Zuccero’s free jumping clearly demonstrates the advancement of the Holsteiner breed. His carefulness and jumping technique are exemplary and unquestionable an inheritance from great Cor de la Bryère. His scope and powerful push-off are qualities passed on by his sire Zirocco Blue.

Considerations for breeding

The demands of international show jumping call for improvement and advancement in the breed. We should aim to breed horses with even quicker reactions, powerful take-off and agile jumping. Zuccero should be capable to meet these requirements. Moreover, he is expected to pass on his good top-line and thus also a strong back. Despite his modern appearance, he has a lot of depth and should be bred to leggy mares, preferably.

Options
Frozen semen
Stud fee 1

Euro 350,- + VAT
plus Euro 650,- + VAT when pregnant;
plus Euro 100,- + VAT Foal fee

Stud fee 2

Euro 350,- + VAT
plus Euro 1,150,- + VAT when pregnant

Stations

This stallion ist available at all stations of the Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltung GmbH. With a click on the button you can get a full list of all stations.
Pedigree of Zuccero

Sire

His sire, Zirocco Blue, is a Dutch stallion with international bloodlines tracing back to a French dam line through Mister Blue, Voltaire, and Le Tôt de Semilly. Under his rider Jur Vrielig he has won at international grand prix and Nations Cup level and took team gold at the Aachen Europeans in 2015. Mr. Blue used to be a highly successful international jumper under Bert Romp. Voltaire, by Anglo-Norman jumping horse sire Furioso, was successfully shown at international level by Jos Lansink. He is of special importance because of his great number of offspring on the international show jumping scene. Le Tôt de Semilly is one of the most influential French jumping sires. His produce also includes Diamant de Semilly, which means he is 2nd sire to Diarado.


Damline

Zuccero’s dam, state premium mare Zarese, is by Caretino, a proven sport performer himself. He made the top 10 of the WBFSH world sire ranking several times due to offspring including Casall, Cristallo, and Chandra. 

Zuccero’s 2nd dam, Sarese, a state premium mare as well, is by Contender, sire of many international top horses, like for example Chiara, Carlos, Montender, Conrad de Hus or Collin. The produce of his 3rd dam, Varese by Calypso II son Coriolan, includes Lordano (Rolf-Göran Bengtsson), 3rd in the German jumping Derby.

Zirocco Blue SF
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Zaresa
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Mr.Blue KWPN
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Licorne des Forets SF
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Caretino
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Sarese
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Couperus KWPN
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Acarla KWPN
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Voltaire HAN
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Gekas des Forets SF
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Caletto II
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Isidor
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Contender
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Varese
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Naturel KWPN
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Warina KWPN
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Imperial OLD
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Picarla KWPN
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Furioso II OLD
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Gogo Moeve HAN
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Le Tot de Semilly SF
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Rapsodie II SF
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Cor de la Bryere SF
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Deka
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Metellus
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Corbala
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Calypso II
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Gofine
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Coriolan
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Larese
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Personal contribution of Zuccero

 

Sports success

At 4-year-old, Zuccero had first results in young horse jumping classes at A level and won the Elmshorn 4-year-old State Championship. 
In 2017, the stallion could not be shown in competition due to a broken splint bone. Zuccero has been at Rolf-Göran Bengtsson’s yard since August 2018 and is very successfully shown by Bart van der Maat. The combination has won five young horse jumping classes through M level and placed internationally. Past season saw Zuccero highly placed in several international jumping classes, for example in Neumünster, Opglabbeek and Lichtenvoorde. Since 2020, Zuccero has been under the saddle of Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and demonstrates his impressive jumping ability on the international scene. His list of successes includes numerous clear rounds and placings for example in the horse shows of Opglabbeek, Exloo, Herning, Stockholm and Falsterbo. In 2021, he won among others a 1.45m class at the Herning CSI2* show.
 


Stallion performance test

The stallion’s 2017 Münster-Handorf sport test yielded excellent results. 8.5 for canter and manner, 9.0 for ability, 8.7 for rideability and overall impression resulted in 8.69 overall (weighted). These marks correspond with the judges’ commentary: “He displayed very good attitude throughout, from first training to the final day. The canter is very practical and long-striding. The stallion always has a very forward approach to the fence. We have observed him to be obedient, yet with lots of energy in the take-off and a scopey, seemingly effortless jump.”


Test results

Sportprüfung 2016 in Münster-Handorf: Gesamt 8,69


Offspring of Zuccero

 

Zuccero offspring have commanded attention at the Holsteiner stallion grading and elite riding horse auction sales. In the auction sale of the non-licensed colts at Neumunster in 2019, a Zuccero offspring, Zoronto, was the highest priced lot and Zuccero also had the most expensive three-year-old riding horse, secured by clients from Peru. In 2020, his three-year-old daughter Zamantha wowed the crowd with her jumping and was sold at a whopping 67.000 euros. He had a first son licensed at the 2021 Holsteiner stallion grading, Zuccarello, who was described by the breeding director as follows: "A stallion with loads of presence, convincing with regard to type as well as over the jump. This stallion is characterized by his quick leg technique and the way he carries himself at a canter."

Linear description of Zuccero

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