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.
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.