Gervantus II Grannus Graphit Celia de Paulstra St. Pr. St. Grenta
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|Celia de Paulstra|
|St. Pr. St. Grentanna II||Vollkom xx|
|Rosario T||Burggraaf||Landgraf I|
|Breeder:||Klondike Victory Farm|
39416 Hwy 20
|Stable:||Klondike Victory Farm|
|Licensed:||CWB & CSH|
Don Quixote is a beautiful type with an excellent top-line and very good conformation. He has a sweet, laid back personality always trying hard to please. He shows very good gaits with a nice reaching trot a very balanced, rhythmical canter and a nice swinging walk. His free jump shows excellent technique, great instincts off the ground, snapping his knees way up and good use of his body to finish the jump. Don Quixote fractured the head of his humerus as a yearling so has been unable to compete.
Don Quixote’s sire Gervantus II was himself a show jumper at the highest level competing for many years at the Grand Prix level. He has produced many State Premium mares in Switzerland as well as advanced level show jumpers and an Olympic level eventer. Gervantus II’s sire Grannus is one of the most influential sires of his time in Germany known for passing on incredible jumping genes as well as being found in the pedigree’s of many Dressage horses. His dam the St. Pr. St. mare Grentanna II also produced Gervantus I who was Licensing champion and then went on to a successful stud career now standing in Holland.
Don Quixote’s dam Rosario T was shown under the name Roost T. She competed at the young horse World Championships in Lanken, Zangersheide at the age of 6. She was successful up to 1.45m before her import to Canada. Rosario is a beautiful type with an excellent top-line and huge scope over the fences. Her sire Burggraaf not only competed at the highest level but also has produces numerous international offspring and is also found on the mother-line of countless upper level jumpers. The Burggraaf x Voltaire cross has been an especially good cross of not only upper level jumpers but of exceptional hunters and solid breeding stock. She has had three foals so far and two of them are licensed stallions and the other one was sold to a top professional as a GP jumper prospect.
Don Quixote has a limited number of foals on the ground but they are proving to be a uniform group, all with long, correct legs, well set on necks with a good length of back connecting to a strong hind leg and a lovely expression. His oldest are just getting started under saddle and have proven to be an amateur’s dream, being very confident and easy to start. He had a 3 year old compete in the inaugural young horse competition at the Royal West and with only one month of riding Irresistible was placed mid pack in all three phases and stepped into the new arena with the confidence and poise of a much older horse. This stallion is an excellent cross on TB mares and mares who need a better temperament. Picture at bottom of page is Jonny – Don Quixote x Calvados as a two year old.