Celano is out of the influential Holstein bloodline 104a. Celano’s sire, the fantastic grey, Capitol I, is the father of numerous international show jumpers including Concorde, Cartier, Calle and Curtis. He is also the father of many approved sons such as Carthago Z, Carolus I and II, Cassini and Indoctro. Capitol I died in 1999 at the age of 24. Capitol I’s dam line is one of Holstein’s best. Folia, Capitol’s dam, has an unrivalled jumping ability and is a daughter of the very successful S-level jumping stallion Maximus and the Ramses mare Vase. Vase is a full-sister of Romanus who jumped very successfully under H.G. Winkler in the ‘60’s. In 1993 the stallion Lord died at the age of 26. A stallion who made breeding history with offspring including Livius – Lord Incipit – Loyal – Luganda etc. That Celano inherited scope, technique and balance as well as a good temperament, from these bloodlines is self-evident.
Celano had tremendous jumping ability, three good paces and a fantastic temperament. In 1994, ridden by Rene Tebbel, Celano was 4th during the Bundeschampionat. In 1995 he was approved by the KWPN and was given an excellent performance report. Ridden by Rob Ehrens, Celano achieved a lot in the sport. In 1998 he finished highly-placed during the Dutch Championships in Hoofddorp and was 6th in the Grand Prix at Champion Arnhem and 2nd in the Grand Prix in Leeuwarden. In 1999 they were also successful in Beek, Mierlo, Zelhem, Nunspeet and Hengelo. In Amsterdam they won the 1.50m and in 2000 they were awarded Best Stallion in Zwolle, were 4th in the CHIO in The Hague and 7th in the Grand Prix in Lummen. In 2001 they successfully defended their title in Zwolle and were crowned Best Stallion 2001. Following his death in 2008, frozen semen from Celano is still available on request.
In 2006 Celano was awarded the KWPN keur predicate, as a result of his offspring. Celano’s offspring have good movement, a nice temperament and are nicely built. They have good rideability and tremendous jumping ability. His offspring are currently performing well in the sport. Over 20 of Celano’s progeny are proving themselves in the international jumping sport. Time and again they attract attention; Ocelot with Ramzi Al Duhami, fourth in the Zuidlaren Grand Prix, O’Celine and Ulrich Kirchhoff eighth in the Grand Prix Outdoor Gelderland, Porto Rico outstanding in the Italian team during the European Championships in Mannheim and second in the Arezzo Grand Prix. Furthermore, amongst numerous other victories, Willem Greve won the VION-Cup for 6-year-old jumping horses in Ermelo in 2007 with his Uceline (Celano x Koriander) and in 2008 they won Silver in the 7-year-olds class at the World Championships in Lanaken; in Maastricht they won the 1.40m class and in January 2000 they won the 1.40m class during Zwolle International. The mare has since been sold to Athina Onassis.
During the 2007/2008 VSN-finals Zidane (Celano x Voltaire), bred by Mr Th. Rutten in Velp, was placed a very credible third. Velano S (Celano x Quattro) won the six-year-olds championships in Italy with Fabio Crotta, Uceko (Celano x Koriander) won Silver in America in the seven-year-old jumping horses class, ridden by Kent Farrington and Zelano DDH was placed fourth in the GMB Winter competition finals during Zwolle International.
Celano was approved for KWPN, Oldenburg and Oldenburg International.
Overview of a number of offspring jumping at international level
||B.G.E. Bossink, Vasse
||J.W.C.A. van de Kamp, De Steeg
||F. Stouten, Ommen
||I.J.M. Sonneveld-Kerklaan, Sprundel
||H.J.M. Huis in ’t Veld, Lettele
||(mv L. Ronald)
||E. Jansen, Zuidwolde
||C.E.A.Peijl-de Ranitz, Axel
||M. Leijser, Budel
||J.A.H.M. Wouters, Voerendaal