United Way’s breeding combines a unique constellation of successful mares and stallions which have distinguished themselves at stud and in sport.
Mares of distinction have always had a particular impact on the breed, mares like for example Deka or Tabelle in Holstein, Tanagra and Dirka in France or Qerly Chin and Opaline des Pins in Belgium. Another mare in this category in the more recent history of the Holsteiner breed is Wodka, bred by Otto Boje Schoof, Hedwigenkoog, and second dam to United Way. A very noble and expressive Lord daughter, she inherited her sire’s excellent temperament and outer appearance.
The young stallion is typey and modern with an expressively masculine face and big, bright eyes reflecting his wonderful disposition. His neck’s conformation is very good, as is his perfectly conformed back. The Uriko son has excellent movement.
Displaying three equally powerful, ground-covering, and supple basic gaits, his canter is particularly remarkable. Consistent with his bloodline, he jumps with outstanding technique, scope, and ability.
United Way has a highly distinguished bloodline in terms of jumping quality and willingness of perform. The reliability for passing on high-quality jumping genes is supported by his sire Uriko, his dam Carassina, and his second dam Wodka’s performance offspring. Greatly influenced by TB genes and steeped in athleticism, United Way should be able to produce performance. His very good topline should also enable him to provide his offspring with appropriately long and strong backs.