Cornet Obolensky himself had caused a splash on the international show jumping scene with Marco Kutscher by winning gold at the Madrid Europeans with the German team as
well as the Zurich world cup competition and the Rome and Rotterdam Nations Cups. In 2012, Cornet Obolensky was awarded the title of most successful German jumping horse. But he has been dominating the show jumping scene like no other stallion in particular through his offspring, like Cornet d’amour, Comme il faut, Cornado I or Clooney, definite proof of his quality as a sire.
His sire Clinton took fourth place at the Athens Olympics with Dirk Demeersmann; in addition to Cornet Obolensky, he has sired many other successful international top sport horses including Eldorado van de Zeshoek TN, Clintop, Cordess and Clintissima.
His second sire Corrado I, himself a successful international sport horse with Franke Sloothaak, became the founder of a sire line in the Holsteiner breeding programme. Another asset from a breeder’s point of view is Cornet Obolensky’s damsire, Heartbreaker, a stallion much esteemed for his quality offspring.