Captain Fire x Sieshof's Pippi Lotta/Pius
2008 Bay Rheinlander Mare
Classic Touch aka Ledi was born July 8, 2008 in Germany. She is bay and stands at 16 hands. She is registered Rheinland and is a Rheinland Premium Mare as well as in the MMB of Westfalen. She was accepted into the AHS jumper breeding program and has her Premium Sport title with Westfalen.
Ledi began her show career in Germany and was competed up to 1.20m. She was bred in 2019 and produced a colt by Stakkato Gold in 2020. She was then put back into work and was being ridden by a young rider when we found her. She was imported to the US to be the ride for our performance manager, Brandi Smith. Together they have formed a wonderful partnership and have been competing regularly. Once Ledi retires from competition we plan for her to join our broodmare band. Ledi is also backed by an impressive dam, Sieshot's Pippi Lotta, who competed to 1.40m. On top of this, all three of her other offspring have competed at 1.30m and above.
Ledi's attitude in sport and strong damline will make her a perfect addition for our breeding program. We have an ET foal coming by Spot Cash for 2023.
Captain Fire started his career in 2003 as a premium stallion of the NRW-Körung in Münster-Handorf. In 2004 he completed an excellent 30-day test, where he shined not only in jumping, but also in all three basic gaits. Captain Fire has already produced nine licensed and winning stallions. From Holsteiner come the licensed stallions Lexington and Con Capitol as well as the internationally successful show jumping horse Corrada under Peter Charles/IRL. Since 2010 Captain Fire has been standing in the Zashkov Stud Farm in Ukraine, where he has been Ukrainian amateur champion several times with his owner and continues to be competed there. Before that, he placed well under the saddle of Henrik von Eckermann, including at the international World Cup tournament in Leipzig. With Marco Kutscher in the saddle, he was highly ranked at international shows in Stockholm, Munich and Paris. In 2007, Captain Fire, only narrowly beaten, took second place in the Holsteiner Masters Zukunftspreis, after he had secured the title of the best five-year-old show jumping horse at the 2006 Bundeschampionat with a 9.4.
Pilot was the youngest showjumper millionaire that has ever existed among Germany’s stallions. By the end of 1999, Pilot progeny had earned a staggering DM 6,250,000. Pilot’s breeding influence exceeds Westphalian borders. He is represented in almost all German breeds. In 2005, he was honored with a life-size monument in front of the Westphalian horse center in Münster-Handorf. Pilot has had numerous international Grand Prix winners, in the 1988 Seoul Olympics Pedro with rider Wolfgang Brinkmann was on the gold medal winning German, Pirol / Lesley Mc Naught, P.S. Priamos / Ludger Beerbaum and Dirk Hafemeister, Prinzregent 7 / Norbert Koof and many more. Pilot continues to have a very strong influence in today sport horse breeding his offspring proven themselves to be amazing jumpers, outstanding dressage horses and talented hunters.
The career of this stallion is truly one of the signs of the times. Born and raised in Holstein, Germany, he finished his stud career in France – previously the most chauvinistic of countries when it came to horse breeding. After standing at the famous private stud farm of Maas J. Hell, Lord Calando made his move to France, to the French National Stud. In 2006, he was 47th on the list of the top 100 French stallions with 73 mares. In 2007, he was =55th with 69 mares. His move to France marks also the return to that country of the blood of one of its most famous exports, Cor de la Bryère, Calando’s sire. Lord Calando is described on the Stud website as: “a handsome and athletic horse, with very good shoulders and haunches.” They consider his strong points to be: “Looks, movement, genetics… His offspring are good looking with great movement. He should be crossed with mares who lack strength, movement, but have balanced temperaments. Because of the amount of blood on his father’s side, he will have a more refining effect.”
Indeed Lord Calando is rich in Thoroughbred blood. Aside from his paternal grand-sire, Ladykiller, there are three crosses of Cottage Son, one of Rantzau, one of Furioso and one of Marlon.