Foundation stallions & mares

These famous European breeding stallions and states premium mares, many long deceased,  represent the foundation sires or dams of Branscomb Farm's breeding program.  They are catalogued here so that you may explore their pedigrees and the representation of Olympic, World Equestrian Games, World Cup, and European Champions in our Best of Europe: Bred in the USA foals and young prospects. To see the specific Branscomb Farm offspring or progeny from any particular foundation sire or dam, please select that horse's photo or name and then select the link SEE BRANSCOMB FARM RELATIVES OFTHIS HORSE For inquiries regarding semen availability for the stallions that are still alive please contact the relevant Verband representatives or the stallion stations directly.  A limited number of Embryo Transfer contracts may be available for pairing select Branscomb Farm mares with outside stallions. Call to inquire.

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16.1h Imported elite Hanoverian mare by Acord II x Spartan (sire of Stakkato).  Sold to Mexico in 2012

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16.3h Caretino - Landlord; States Premium 54 bonits

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Acorado scored perfect 10's in jumping at his initial approvals where he was champion. He then won his 100 day test in Germany with an astonishing 149 in jumping and 127 in dressage, ranking him among the worlds best. The following year he went on to win the Bundeschampionade as a five year old and was placed in the top five in the 6 year olds Championship.  He was destined to become a jumping legend when he died unexpectedly at only seven. But Acorado, who stood at Stall Hell along side his sire Acord II and his stablemate Calido I,  remains today one of the best jumper producers in the history of the sport.

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Holsteiner Verband Stallion

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This Caretino-Lavall stallion is a top Olympic contender for London with Rolf Goren Bengtson in the irons . The horse is shown under the La Silla brand and breeding is managed by the HOlsteiner Verband. One of the top young up and coming jumper producers in the world today.

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One of the top producers of all time: Famous Olympic and breeding stallion sons of Calido include Cantino, Charisma, Conquest of Paradies, Cormint, Coster, Counter, Count Basie and Crelido.

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Holsteiner Verband Stallion

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Canto was Champion of the German Holsteiner Stallion approvals in 2004

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16.1h premium and Site Champion Holsteiner mare by Contefino x Condino from classic (one of the earliest) Holsteiner Stamms: 4  Produced three (100%) premium offspring Bon Aventure (Clearway); Alain Seihut Award winning stallion prospect Castifino (Cassini II); and D-Christina (Cristo)