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Orleandro is known for producing offspring with easy temperaments, correct conformation, fantastic jump, lovely movement and great versatility. His offspring have the power, speed and finesse to make it as a jumper; the style, class and elegance to excel in the hunter ring; the suspension, elasticity and suppleness to shine in the dressage ring and the courage, heart and stamina for eventing. Orleandro is a one stop shop when searching for a sire who is proponent for producing offspring with all the characteristics to be a champion in any discipline. It is no surprise that Orleandro is producing such versatile rideable and competitive horses. You have only to look at the horses in his pedigree to see that he is passing on his strong lineage of talented horses suited and successful in many disciplines. See below for in-depth details about the horses that make up Orleandro's impressive pedigree!

Sire Line:
Tom Fool

Dam Line:

Sailing Light
Ramiro Z
Old Marie

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La Mirambule
Orellana xx
Bolivia I (Hol.)
Landgraf I
Lone Beech xx
Gilda (Hol)
Meteor xx

Sire Line

Oglio - At stud in Holstein, Germany from 1987 to 1989, in Denmark from 1990 to 1991, back in Holstein, Germany from 1992. Oglio's offspring are versatile excelling in the top levels of Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. His 1994 son, Ontario competed in show jumping at 1.60m (Grand Prix) the highest level of show jumping. Run under International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) rules, the horse jumps a course of 10 to 16 obstacles, with heights up to 1.6 meters (5 feet 3 inches) and spreads of up to 2.0 meters (6 ft 7 in) (Click here for a link to his results). Oglio's son, Apsolon a 1991 bay gelding, competed at the Grand Prix Dressage level in Denmark from 2002 to 2009 (Click here for a link to his results). His 1993 son, Ohio, successfully competed up to CIC3* levels with his young rider in Germany from 2005 until 2012 (Click here for a link to his results) .(CIC3* is equivalent to Advanced Level Horse Trials here in the US - The Advanced Level is the highest national level of Horse Trials. The dressage test may include extensions in all three paces, half pass at the trot and canter, and single flying changes. The cross-country is a test of boldness and scope as it now combines size (3’11) with technical difficulty. Combinations with multiple questions are to be expected, such as bounces into water, coffins with short distances or significant slopes, and bending lines or related distances between narrow questions. The jumping course will similarly relate virtually all obstacles, distances and turns with jumps up to 4’11”. ).

Athenagoras- Orleandro's grandsire, the sire of Oglio (see above), was a multiple stakes winner and won nearly 2,000,000 dollars (not Deutsche Marks) during his career. He still ranks among the leading sires of race horses in Germany. In 1973 he earned the title of Germany's "Horse of the Year". He stood at stud in Germany where he bred many influential horses. His racing offspring include the German Champion Indica, and two-time German Champion Schwarz-Grun.

As is often the case with leading race sires, Athenagoras was also very influential in the sport horse world. He is represented in the Holsteiner stud books by his son and Orleandro's sire Olgio. He is also the sire of Nathia the dam of the licensed Holsteiner stallion Niclas xx. Nathia also produced the Celle-licensed stallion, Natiello xx, who finished 2nd in the German Derby. Natiello xx was a very influential and versatile stallion producing many State's Premium Offspring. He was the sire of Grand Prix dressage horses Napolitain d'Excellence and Nobleman who is also a Premium ranked stallion in Holsteiner stud books. Athenagoras' influence is also seen through his Hanoverian, Oldenburg and Holsteiner licensed son, Waldstar xx who has produced several upper level eventers, dressage horses and jumpers. Athenagoras is also sired the Zweibrücker stallion Lonely Boy who is the sire of Grand Prix Dressage stallion Leoberg and also Advanced CDI3* Eventer, Lotano. Cassis xx, another Athenagoras son, had influence in the Dutch and Zweibrücker Stud books. Cassis is the sire of the Grand Prix Dressage horse, Harvest and also Level 7 Show Jumper, Harmut. Cassis is the sire of a myriad of other successful dressage and jumpers competing at Third Level dressage and 1.10m to 1.30m show jumping.

Finley M, the Trakehner stallion, is out of the Athenagoras daughter, Fora xx, who is regarded as one of the best Thoroughbred mares in the Trakehner breed. She scored a 10.0 for elasticity of paces and length of stride in her approvals. After a successful career as a racehorse, Fora was runner up at the Mare Performance Test in Hanover in 1987. Finley M was the Champion Stallion of the Trakehner approvals in 1992 and received a special award for best true-to-type stallion. Following the approvals he was sold at auction for DM 310,000--the second highest price ever in the 30 years of Trakehner stallion sales.

The Athenagoras son, Narew xx, is licensed by the Oldenburg, Trakehner, Hanoverian, Hessen and Mecklenburg studbooks. After a successful racing career, Narew became one of the few Thoroughbred stallions to complete the stallion performance test, earning 125 points in Performance Class I in Medingen, with a perfect 10 for his canter. Narew xx has sired three approved sons, including Nagano (two-time German Showjumping Championship finalist and sales topper of the PSI auction in 1996 at DM 1 million), Nariston, and the Oldenburg licensed stallion, Nurejew. All three sons being prolific producers of show jumpers and dressage horses. Narew xx himself produced three top level Grand Prix show jumpers, Nagano 11, Nanuk II Du Ry and Carmen and many other offspring jumping 1.4m to 1.5m just below the Grand Prix Level.

Needless to say that Athengoras was a very influential sire in all areas of sport and continues to pass on his prolific influence to his grand and great-grand offspring which have his versatile athleticism, large, elastic gaits and the will to work and win!

Nasram -Orleandro's great-grandsire was the 1964 winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. He was not much of a race horse sire producing a mere 5 stakes winners from 107 foals; however, Nasram did sire the stallion Nark, who produced the Champion Sprinter, Star de Naskra in North America, as well as Water Bank who won the Hawthorne Gold Cup, the Santa Catalina Stakes and the Gold Rush Stakes.

Avenida - awarded State Premium Mare Status. Competed to 5 year Fei Tests in dressage and jumping competitions up to medium level.

Tompion Tompion himself is probably most famous as the sire of one of America's leading sources of hunter breeding winners, Sir Thomson. Sir Thomson is undoubtedly one of the most prominent sires of conformation and International Hunter Futurity horses in North America, and is represented by both his direct offspring and his producing daughters. In 1997, Sir Thomson was ranked third by the International Hunter Futurity with offspring Futurity earnings of $95,355.50.

Interesting fact: Tompion was the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby but finished 4th because he lost a shoe during the race. He was a successful international sire and was exported to France at the age of 10 and then Japan at the age of 18 to stand at stud.

Ordensweihe was second highweighted filly on the German Free Handicap at the age of two. (Free Handicaps are imaginary races where the handicapper assigns weights as though all the members of a specific crop were going to the post together, consequently, the highest "weighted" horse is considered the best of that group.) Ordensweihe produced some useful stakes horses, including the steeplechase stakes winner, Oriani, who was himself 2nd Highweight colt at two.

Nasrullah Orleandro's great great grandsire was not himself a big money winner on the track but the impact he has had in the racing and sporthorse world is profound. He was the Champion Two Year Old Colt in England in 1942. He was then sent to the USA in 1949 were he stood at stud. He was the Leading Sire in England in 1951 and in America in 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1960 with the average winning distance of his get being 8.84 furlongs. He is the sire of many notable greats. A few are:

La Mirambule Orleandro's great great granddam was a multiple stakes winner in France and a valuable broodmare. In addition to producing Nasram, she was also the dam of In The Purple who was 1st in the Prix de Barbeville in France and 3rd in the Prix de Reux. He was exported to New Zealand where he had a successful career at stud. She the dam of La Merienne who was 3rd in the Prix Cleopatre as a three year old filly. She is also the dam of Tambourine who born in KY exported to Irleand as a two year old where he notably won Irish Derby in 1962. He went on to be a successful international sire in both Ireland and France. La Mirambule is also notable in the pedigree as the direct female line, seventh dam, of the 2010 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and Prix du Jockey Club winner Lope de Vega who was Europe’s leading first-season sire in 2014.

Neckar -won the Henkel-Rennen, Deutsches Derby, Paul Doring-Rennen, Union-Rennen, and the Prix de Chantilly. He was considered one of Germany's greatest. He was at stud in Germany from 1954 to 1974. During that time his offspring made him the Leading Sire for six years: 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965. As a sporthorse sire, Neckar is probably best known for his son Vollkorn xx who is the sire of Volturno, a very important sporthorse sire. Neckar also sired Waidmannsdank, the dam sire of Goldstern, Akzent I and Akzent II. Neckar is also the dam sire of Angelo xx who sired the 3 time Olympic Gold Dressage Medalist, Ahlerich ridden by Reiner Klimke. Angelo xx is also the dam sire of the dressage star and sire, Rubinstein. Neckar is the dam sire of Federgeist xx , the sire of Robert Dover's Olympic partner, Federleicht. Neckar is also the dam sire of Oldenburg & Westphalian licensed, Lenz xx who was a successful jumper/eventer.

Angela had 6 Starts: 4 wins as a two and three year old. She earned 2nd place in the Arthur von Weinberg-Rennen and the Waldchens-Rennen.

Tom Fool Tom Fool figures prominently in the pedigree of sport horses on both sides of the Atlantic, including the pedigrees of three-day horses, Worth the Trust and Best Seller, and the hunter, Monday Morning.

Tom Fool was syndicated for $1,750,000, as a stallion and initially stood for a $5,000 service fee. He sired the winners of over 650 races in America and England, with over 30 stakes winners, including:

Tom Fool's bloodline endures in the 2015 US Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah, who is both a sixth- and seventh-generation descendant.


Hornbeam who was out of a Nasrullah daughter named Thicket sired Ecuador xx, a well known German sire of dressage horses. Ecuador is the dam sire of the Dressage World Cup Qualifier winner, DaVinci.

Ordinate Champion 3-Year-Old filly and a half-sister to another Champion 3-Year-Old filly, Ordenstreue, winner of the German Oaks, and 2nd in the German St. Leger. Another half-sister, Ordinanz, was 2nd Highweight at two and produced Ordinale, Champion 2-Year-Old filly, who was the dam of Horse of the Year, Orofino, and Champion Older Horse, Ordos. Olearius, another 1/2 sibling to Ordinate was a stakes-winning steeplechase horse.

Dam Line

Bolivia - Orleandro's dam is from stamm 4705. This entire stamm is small enough to descend from a single mare, Gilda (see Gilda for more details about stamm 4705). Bolivia did not compete herself but in addition to Orleandro, she is also the dam of Camiro R by Chambertin who is competing at 1.4m showjumping under Barbara von Grebel as of 2015.

Landgraf I-Landgraf was not initially widely accepted as a stallion in Germany because sons of Thoroughbreds were still regarded with suspicion. It was after the 1975 Equitana in Germany, where Landgraf easily cleared a 6’6" several times a day that international riders started to buy his offspring. Landgraf was licensed in 1968 along with twelve other sons of Ladykiller xx. Landgraf finished in 5th place with the comments: ‘a lot of presence, good gaits with excellent propulsion, good conformation and average hindquarters.’

‘Landgraf dominated the breeding scene in Schleswig-Holstein for over ten years. The success of his offspring both in terms of breeding and sport performance led to the demand for the stallion becoming almost insatiable. As a sire, the list of his showjumping offspring is impressive. For example: Freestyle (formerly Lalique) won Aachen Grand Prix, Libero won the Dutch National title five times and the 1994 Volvo World Cup. The licensed stallion, Lacros, is another successful Grand Prix show jumper, along with top performers: Lucky Luke, Lanciano, Landlord, Lausbub and Taggi.

Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licensed for the Holsteiner studbook, like the licensing champion of 1991, Linaro, and the dressage talent, Loutano. Perhaps his most valuable son was the versatile Landadel, who produced three champion stallions for the Oldenburg breed alone, and World Cup finalists in both dressage and jumping.

340 broodmares by Landgraf I are registered in the Holsteiner stud book, 260 of these are in the Head Stud Book, 70 have been awarded the State Premium, and a considerable number have been champion mares at shows. In his Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed, Dr Dietrich Rossow delivers his verdict on Landgraf:

“Imposing appearance with enormous crest and neck carriage. Smooth total topline and much presence. Beautiful face with marvelous eye. Long, rather broad neck, long sloping shoulder. Withers could be more clearly defined. Well-shaped, muscular croup. Strong bone. Good in front. Slightly sickle hocked in youth (became very straight with age). Tied in below the hock and faults in the hind fetlocks. Good mover. Marvelous temperament. Phenomenal jumper; tight in front, lots of bascule, careful and talented. Great performance capabilities.”
“Offspring are of various sizes and usually late developers. In youth, the tall ones appear leggy and narrow. Nearly always passes on his face, type and also his hindleg faults. Almost all offspring are endowed with their sire’s jumping ability. In the beginning they jump rather awkwardly with less than ideal form which improves with increased maturity. Seldom passes on his overly heavy neck. Huge number of international class jumpers. Up to now (the book was published in 1988) Landgraf is far and away the most important jumper sire in the world!”
In all, Landgraf progeny have won over €4.5 million. In the 2007-2008 edition of Monneron, on the basis of his list of the top 75 stallions in the world, Bernard le Courtois identifies four dominant male lines: Almé, Cor de la Bryère, Capitol and Landgraf. Landgraf is the sire of five stallions out of the top 75, with two in the top ten. The most successful of his sons is Burggraaf, who has 26 winners to occupy 6th place. The World Cup winner, Libero is in 9th place with 22 CSI winners. That year, Libero was the only stallion with two representatives – Libertina and No Mercy – in the World’s top ten performers. Landgraf may have died over 20 years ago, but his influence continues to shape the sport of showjumping..

Piratin is the dam of Bolivia, Orleandro's dam. Piratin is also the dam of Anaconda who produced the L3 jumper and approved 2000 Swedish Warmblood Stallion Pirate Killigrews and the L3 jumper Aragorn Killigrews.

Ladykiller Ladykiller was born in England in 1961. He did no make it as a racehorse but what was racing's loss turned out to be the German sporthorse breeder's gain; especially Holsteiner breeders. Ladykiller went on to sire many notable horses but his two sons: Landgraf and Lord had the most impact on the Holsteiner horse.

Ladykiller was described to be average sized with a masculine type and a beautiful head supported by a heavily muscled neck . He was nicely coupled with good shoulders , a rather flat loin and heavily muscled croup . He had excellent legs and feet especially for a thoroughbred. He was noted to be an elastic mover. Out of the 35 approved sons and 195 approved daughters his best offspring were those which came from mares with some thoroughbred blood. He is be considered one of the most important jumping sires of modern times , his offspring corresponding more to performance jumper type horses.

Referencing directly from an article in Z magazine it is stated that "Ladykiller passed on a good temperament although sometimes a little hot . In spite of some earlier injuries , he did not pass on any defects in his limbs . In founding his own wide branched stallion line , Ladykiller passed on specific characteristics such as a fine head , an often light brown color with white on the legs . he forwarded a good powerfully correct bone structure but sometimes less coupled loins. He particularly passed on very good jumping qualities such as courage , power, good technique with a rounded back over the fences . His chestnuts were often a bit more 'noble' than his bay offspring".

Warthburg Warthburg, comes from the stem No. 275 and carries the performance genes of Ethelbert, Achill and Cicero, who are responsible for laying the foundations of the Holsteiner Sporthorse. Warthburg was born in 1962 and was bought as a weanling by Baron Friedrich Christian von Kielmansegg. After a competition career as a jumper, Warthburg produced six foals by Ladykiller. Landgraf was born in 1966, the following year saw his full brother, Landgraf II, who was sold to the south of Germany where he was gelded. Under the name – Leon III – he went on to compete at Grand Prix level with Manfred Schlusselburg. In the following two years, the fillies Eva and Frederica were produced – Frederica when bred to Farnese produced the licensed stallion, Fredericus. In 1970 Warthburg produced another filly, Landgrafin who was ridden in the 70’s and 80’s by Hugo Simon, winning many speed and puissance classes. Bred to Cor de la Bryère, Landgrafin then produced the stallion Cash, who also competed internationally with Simon before his death at the age of 10 while competing at Aachen. He also sired International Show Jumper and two time Helsinki World Cup Winner: Deichgräfin

Ronald Ronald, was for years the most popular stallion in Holstein, where he sired five licensed sons and more than a hundred top broodmares. Ronald sired many top sporthorses especially jumpers. Some of his most notable offspring being: Aiglon, High Ecstasty,and Randers who all competed at Grand Prix levels. Ronald, like his famous father Ramiro Z went to Holland where he stood at stud for five years, and sired, among others, the show jumping sire Saluut,who was the sire of the Australian stallion, Salute.

Gilda is the foundation mare for stamm 4705 and produced only fillies in her career as a broodmare. These fillies produced impressively and even though stamm 4705 is a small, it has produced for Holstein over 15 approved stallions in the last two decades. Stallions from this small stamm include: Orleandro, Chalan, Catoki, Casino, Casco Z, Lago, Laurenz, Ripley K, Levano, Larso, Levantos I and II, Lique De Bryere, Record M, and Rocadero. Many of these stallions have impressive careers and are producers of numerous FEI Level Jumpers.

Sailing Light Won six races in Great Britain and was retired to stud 1955 where he sired Ladykiller.

Aldatol Aldatol is most famous for siring Warthburg, the dam of Landgraf. Aldatol himself was a brilliant show trotter, and the most outstanding son of the foundation sire Anblick xx. Anblick xx was the first post-World War II refining sire used in Holstein. In comparison to their dams, his offspring were lighter-boned, exceptionally good movers, game and bold over fences. Anblick xx left 14 approved sons, Aldatol being one, and 49 broodmares. Anblick also sired the horses Antoinette and Venetia, who competed at the Olympics. Aldatol is the dam sire of Ladalco through his daughter Zala. Ladalco is the dam sire of Capone I.

Schneenelke In 1962 she foaled Warthburg, dam of Landgraf and in 1972 she produced Jenni, by the Thoroughbred stallion, Little Lion xx. Jenni is the dam of Orchidee, who was a member of the gold medal winning German jumping team at the Seoul Olympic Games with Dirk Hafemeister. Orchidee in turn was the dam of Avion (Athlet Z) ridden in international competition by Ludger Beerbaum.

Ramiro Z Ramiro was one of the first stallions to appear in sport as well as in the breeding shed. During his own sporting career, he had numerous wins at all levels of show jumping - Nations Cups, Puissance (jumping over 2.2 meter = 7'4"! ) and in international Grand Prix competition. When Ramiro was presented for selection, he was described as the ideal type of the modern Holsteiner - strongly imprinted by his dam, tall and elegant, showing the top line of his grandfather, Cottage Son xx, with powerful frame, excellently formed and set neck, and elegant head with large, clear eyes. Ramiro presented with a very good walk, a normal trot, and a great canter. Ramiro produced three stallions during his second breeding season in Holstein: Rinaldo (out of a Trakehner mare), Rio Negro, who became a Grand Prix dressage horse, trained by Willi Schultheis, and Ronald, who was for years the most popular stallion in Holstein.

Ramiro was the most popular distributor of the Ramzes blood and the most frequented sire in Germany. He stood at stud in Westfalia, Holstein, Zangersheide and Holland. Numerous sons and daughters conserve and pass on the valuable genes that stand for rideability and jumping talent. Therefore, it is not a surprise to find Ramiro's children and grandchildren at the top levels of showjumping and dressage. It is simply impossible to mention all his successful progeny.

Adrette In addition to being the dam of Ronald, Adrette was the dam of approved stallion Logan who also competed in dressage to Advanced Medium Levels in the UK. Adrette is also the dam of Gaston a Level 6 show jumper and the granddam of them mare Lajana who was herself a Grand Prix jumper. Lajana went on to produce the Grand Prix jumpers Adela Land Joter and Silvestre. Silvestre sired several Grand Prix jumpers himself Silverlaendin and Singular Joter II. Silvestre's son Sigular Joter I was a strong producer of many talented jumpers as well.

Meteor xx Found only primarily through his daughters but what a dam sire he was! He produced countless good showjumpers and showjumping stallions after a couple of generations. He is found in the pedigrees of In Style, Lord Z, Rocadero and Catoki to name a few. He is also found in a number of FEI dressage horse pedigrees as well.

Old Marie dam of the Matriarch of the Stamm 4705, Gilda.




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