Beautifully built, Checkter is a stallion that knew how to impress with the greatest of ease at his licensing in Vechta in 2015. At the jump he is distinguished with good reflexes and a fast motion sequence combined with a perfect manner, and he is a worthy representation of the strength of his maternal line.
His sire Cellestial was hard to beat during the tests for young 4 to 6 year old showjumpers. In 1999 and 2000 he placed in the finals of the Bundeschampionat, as well as, at the WC for young showjumpers. Then, under Heiko Schmidt, Andre Thieme and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson/SWE Cellestial continued his jumping career internationally and was successful in Gran Prixs, National Cups and at the Sires of the World jumping competition in Lanaken/BEL. With Jan Peters he ranked 8th at the 2005 German championship for young riders. In 2006, Cellestial was proclaimed VTV Jumper Stallion of the Year. Cellestial's offspring are certainly no less interesting as proven by the achievements of Chap I and Cassiopaia/Heiko Schmidt, Chessy/David Simpson/IRL, Cintia/Stein Endresen/NOR, Casting/Janne-Friederike Meyer and Cellestine/Hans-Thorben Rüder. Their winning sum will soon reach half a million Euros. 20 of his sons are licensed so far, including the OS-reserve champion Chap I.
The elegant dam Ilonka (sport name: Lila) competed in the final of the 2005 Bundeschampionat and, with Philipp Lever, she attained many victories in advanced (S*) level showjumping to her performance record. She is also dam of Check In, who became reserve main premium winner in 2007 and competes successfully with Gilbert Böckmann at CSI*** level.
The dam's sire Lord Pezi has been stationed in Hamstrup all his life. Now, the OS-premium stallion and Bundeschampionat's participant, Lord Pezi Junior, one of his 18 licensed sons, is a successfull breeding stallion as well. The list of internationally successful sons and daughters of Lord Pezi is long: Louis/Annina Züger/SUI, Little Pezi/Amre Hamcho/SYR, Niagara/Mynou Diedrichsmeier, Luis/Jana Wargers, Pezi/Joana Schildknecht/SUI, Lord Spezi/Margie Goldstein-Engele/USA, Lord Larry/Louisa Müller, Lariccello/Helen McNaught/GBR or Londinium/Lillie Keenan/USA. In 2015 Leander and his rider Christian Ahlmann placed ninth at the WC for young show jumpers in Lanaken/BEL, the Lord Pezi-daughter Jacki Brown could place with the best in Lyon/FRA with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum, while Lord Pepsi won a competition under Paul Estermann/SUI. More than 70 of Lord Pezi's offspring are successful in advanced (S) level showjumping. His offspring's lifetime winnings total more than 600,000 Euros.
The granddam Ila competed up to medium (M) level showjumping. The great granddam Gilana (sports name: Böckmann's Lady Liberty) collected ribbons in international jumping under Malin Baryard Johnsson/SWE. In breeding, Gilana produced the licensed stallion Caravazzo and the medium (M) level showjumper Chuck (both by Cordalmé Z) and Lordi (by Lord Pezi).
Great grandsire Ile de Bourbon placed with the best under Gilbert Böckmann at the beginning of his sports career and then later under Thomas Frühmann/AUT in numerous international jumping competitions.
The performance record of Checkter's dam line is impressive and is known for the licensed stallions Corghano (by Cordalmé Z), First Gotthard, Firth of Lorne, Fürstengold, Fürstenstolz, Granit, Ingold, Polygraf, Rincon Furioso, Rufurstinels, Weißdorn and Kasimir van Schuttershof/Philippe Lejeune/BEL, as well as, the top horses Gitena, Luis, Panama, Quattrina and Sissi van Schuttershof.