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Five Kings HsH is jumper breeding at its best. He compiles the top show jumpers in the world for generations. He is also a fantastic mover and could have a career in the dressage ring. He will be available for breeding AI in 2013. At this time he is growing nicely and will be a large horse, so we are giving him that extra growing time. He has a very nice temperament and has good work ethic. I believe he will be very nice under saddle. For info on his damline click here. He was 1st place at his KWPN inspection class in 2010 and awarded 1st premium.
His Sire Berlin: In 2006, at the world equestrian games in Aachen, Germany, Eurocommerce Berlin absolutely grew in stature: the powerful stallion body pulled and stretched, took off and floated over the highest jumps and landed lightly. Then he cantered to the following jump, ears pricked forward, alert to every subtle command from his rider, Gerco Schröder.
In 2007, at the in Mannheim, Eurocommerce Berlin proved his class as well. Both times it was gold for the Dutch team, partly thanks to the jumping scope, the mentality and the suppleness of Eurocommerce Berlin and the quality of his rider. Eurocommerce Berlin has become a star thanks to his disposition and his jumping skill. One can hear murmers arising from all around the grandstands in competitions all over the world as soon as Eurocommerce Berlin enters the arena. All equestrian fans know of his qualities, are in admiration of him and they let it be known. Eurocommerce Berlin has become a star because he has been been tactfully deployed. Eurocommerce Berlin no longer has to prove himself; this grey stallion personifies everything that a horse needs to become a super star. A brilliant pedigree, matchless performances in the arena and offspring of which he may be rightly proud. Numerous are the breeders who are proud of their Berlin foals and many are the owners of a young Berlin. The road to success in sport and breeding is via Eurocommerce Berlin!
Eurocommerce Berlin’s sire Cassini I was, in his years in sport, the trump card of the German/Frisian international rider Franke Sloothaak. The pair won, among other things, the Grand Prix at CHampion Gelderland, the former CSI at the national sports centre in Papendal and the Grand Prix at CSI Modena- the pet project of Luciano Pavarotti the tenor who died in 2007. Cassini’s sire, Capitol I, forms the genetical bottleneck where the stallion line of the legendary Cottage Son xx had to squeeze through to have the space to broadly spread out for a second time throughout the breeding world.
Cassini’s dam, Wisma, is from the small stock 3389 that, since Cassini I, has received more interest from the Holstein breeders. Except for full brother Cassini II, out of this stock Caleri (sire: Calido I), Cassaro (sire: Coronado) and Lovari (sire: Lasino) have since been licensed. From the point of view of sport, Eurocommerce Berlin's dam is just as interesting. His dam Estia (out of the famous Caretino) was the show jumping horse of both Aloïs Pollmann-Schweckhorst and Marc Wirths. However, these international riders brought her out under other names: respectively Coba and Cathleen-W. Pollman-Schweckhorst rode her grandam Ostia as well and also using another sports name: Frimella. From her stock 890 also come, among others, the show jumpers Crocodile Dandy of Alison Firestone and Feodora of Fritz Fervers. In November 1997, Eurocommerce Berlin had a good test as an unlicensed stallion in Adelheidsdorf; in the jumping index he scored 133.21 points and thus, in this section, came in second place just behind Acorado who has since also become equally famous. After successive approvals in both Holland in March 2003 and, under his former name Caspar, in Oldenburg in January 2005, Eurocommerce Berlin- ridden by Gerco Schröder- established his reputation by contributing to the winning of gold medals by the 'Oranje' team in both the WC in 2006 (Aachen) and at the EC in 2007 (Mannheim). The WC gold was sufficient to give him a permanent license by his stud book of birth, Holstein.
September 2010-KWPN Inspection, 1st premium and 1st place for jumper bred foals in his class