After a long career in international show jumping, the Holstein stallion, Casanova, now stands at stud.
Alexandra Heinzmann brought him up to advanced level/S level, and he then continued his career in international show jumping with Christina Liebherr (SUI), Mubarak Yousuf A S Al Rumaihi and Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani (QAT). In 2012, he was second in the Grand Prix of s'Hertogenbosch and achieved a high placing at CHIO Aachen. In 2014, he won the Dubai Grand Prix and qualified for the World Cup finals in Lyon (FRA). From a breeding perspective, he is at the start of his career, and yet in two sample coverings from the year 2002 he has already produced two successful show jumpers.
His sire, Cadillac, one of the few sons of the very valuable Caletto II and closely related to the once in a century producer, Capitol I, was ridden successfully at advanced level/S level show jumping by Peter Wetzel. He is classified as a positive sire for show jumping because many of his progeny have managed the step into the advanced class/S level class.
Casanova's dam, Chanell I, a product of the influential thoroughbred Casino Boy xx, is half-sister to Viola XI (by Caletto II) who produced the three licensed stallions Cento (Team Olympic Gold Medallist/Otto Becker), Casado and Zento. Casado´s full sister, Legende IX, produced the recognized stallion Nekton (Holstein stud book).
Casanova's grand dam, Lady Legende, was successful in sport and, bred to Lord, produced the Holstein stud book stallion Ligorett. Her sire, Liguster, was champion stallion of the Holstein licensing, and her dam, Legende, was winner of the Grand Prix in Rome with Reiner Hedde (amongst others). Casanova represents the traditional Holstein lineage 2137, from which come the licensed stallions Camparino (Ldb./sire Schwaiganger, internationally successful with Helmut Schönstetter), Carte d' Or (PB/privately owned stallion, Westphalia, SWE), Chronist (PB/privately owned stallion, DEN), Close Up VA (PB/privately owned stallion, Holst.) and the successful show jumpers Classicer/Karsten Huck and Lamarque/Karl Brocks.