Hyperion Stud Stallions attend Swedish Warmblood Association Stallion Testing

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Cant Touch This I HS

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Cool Jazz

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Permission to Reproduce Granted

April 11, 2019

Two youngsters from Hyperion Stud were invited to attend the stallion testing at Flyinge in Sweden on February 26, 2019 through March 3, 2019 

Can’t Touch This I (HS) is a 2015 Holsteiner stallion bred by American breeder, Reece Miller, and bought as a foal by Hyperion Stud.  He is sired by Casall/Canturo/Acorado/Ramiro from stamm 776 and is approved for breeding by the Oldenburg and Mecklenburg Verbands.  This stallion come from a hugely successful stamm line as listed below.

1st mother Canturana :

  • Full sister to 1.50 international showjumper Couer de Canturo by Canturo owned by Stud Maas J. Hell

  • Half sister to 1.35 internationally placed 2011 showjumper Stallion Samiro 50 by Singulord Joter

  • Half sister to 2012 mare Evita by Singulord Joter , successful MPT in Holstein with 9.5 jumping

  • 1st Mother of 2014 mare Grace by Casall. Successful MPT in Holstein with 9.5 jumping and 8.5 rideability

  • Mother of 2015 stallion Can’t Touch This I by Casall. Foal championship foal and approved stallion with Mecklenburg and Oldenburg Verbands.

  • Mother of 2016 stallion Can’t Touch This II by Casall. Foal Championship foal and approved stallion with Mecklenburg Verband.

  • Mother of 2017 filly by Comme il Faut.

  • Mother of 2018 filly by Cornet Obolensky – foal championship filly.

2nd mother Synfonie :

  • Mother of 1.50 showjumper Couer de Canturo by Canturo owner Maas J. Hell

  • Mother of 2011 Stallion Samiro 50 by Singulord Joter ,  international placed 1.35 showjumper

  • Mother of 2012 mare Evita by Singulord Joter , successful MPT with 9.5 jumping

3rd mother Deflorata :

  • Mother of approved stallion Apolon by Acorado I – Croatia

  • Mother of 3 States Premium breeding mares by Acorado and Calido

4th mother Walesca :

  • Mother of 1.60 showjumper Alamo by Acorado I

  • Mother of 1.40 showjumper Ralando by Ramiro

  • Grandmother of VDL Groep Zidane – 1.60 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Quin Air –  1.60 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Dante  - 1.60 showjumper

  • Grandmother of HG Heartbeat –  1.55 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Tucada Della Caccia – 1.45 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Baloubet By ETL – 1.45 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Sparco – 1.45 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Lentini –  Approved Stallion Holsteiner Verband and 1.40 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Looping 66 – 1.40 showjumper

  • Grandmother of Erickson EB – 1.40 showjumper

Cool Jazz is a 2012 Holsteiner Approved Stallion by Colman / Cascavelle / Sacramento Song xx from stamm 238.   He was licensed by the Holsteiner Verband in Neumunster in 2014. The following year he successfully completed and passed his Stallion Performance Test in Germany to become fully approved as a Holsteiner breeding stallion.

1st mother MyLady I :

  • Mother of 2012 Holsteiner Verband approved Stallion Cool Jazz by Colman

  • Mother of 1.50 inter. showjumper Coltrane by Colman

  • Mother of 1.50 inter. showjumper Constanze 55 by Colman

2nd mother Olivia :

  • Mother of 1.50 showjumper Tovia by Lord

  • Grandmother of 1.40 showjumper Noblesse X by Candillo

  • Grandmother of 1.40 showjumper Ophelia XVIII by Caretino

Hyperion Stud owner Vicky Castegren attended the Swedish licensing.   “I really enjoyed meeting old friends and making new contacts in Sweden.”  She explains, “I was born in the US, but I am from a Swedish family. I speak the language and often travel to Sweden.  I am excited to be working with the Swedish Warmblood Association as we have top show jumping bloodlines to offer their programs.  I also wanted to get the word out to Swedish riders that we have a pipeline of quality show jumping prospects in Europe as well as in the US.”

“Since both of my stallions are already approved in Germany, they did not need to do the Swedish testing, but I was interested in the process so I sent the two.  The test is just four days, but I was surprised by how tough it was for the younger stallions especially.” The testing takes place in February, so many of the stallions are just coming into their new age year. The first part of the stallion test begins with the conformation evaluation as well as having the home rider showing the horse over fences. The second phase includes a flat phases where the home rider represents the horses in a verbally dicated pattern of movements as well as cantering over poles. During the third phase the horse is presented by his usual rider and then jumped by two test riders for 15 minutes each.   On the final day the horse is jumped again with his home rider. “This was quite a task to ask of the younger stallions over age 3 and I was quite happy with how Can’t Touch This handled the questions that were asked of him. For the older horses, Cool Jazz had an unfortunate first day jumping due to some last minute changes that had to be made to satisfy the judges. Despite the outcome of the first jumping test, the rest of his performance was excellent, and was just as he is in the competition arena. Sporty, quick and clever.” Says Vicky.

“I was very proud of how my stallions performed,” says Vicky, “ Especially Can’t Touch This I (HS), who is still quite young. Even though he was not approved by the judges in Sweden, he was approved in Germany by two big studbooks. I still felt that it was worthwhile to present my stallions in Sweden, and I know the people watching the horse felt he was of special quality in not only type but for the genetics he can offer the Swedish breeding market. He truly is a special horse and in time he will certainly show his distinction in sport.”

Swedish breeders have the option to choose stallions approved by outside studbooks under the WBFSH (World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses).   All stallions from Hyperion Stud will be available to breeders in Sweden with Imothep and Chin Quidam VDL semen already stationed there. Hyperion’s  plan is to make Can’t Touch This HS available to breeders in short time not only in Europe but worldwide along with other stallions who have recently gotten approved in Germany; Can’t Touch This II (HS) who is also bred by Reece Miller,  and Carry The Cash HS (v.Cash and Carry/Cayado/Concorde stamm 776- Bred by Hyperion Stud).

Hyperion also offers a wide range of horses for sale both in Europe and in the United States.

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