Sire: Grand Prix winner
Dam sire: Grand Prix winner
3rd generation dam sire: Grand Prix winner
Heartbeat’s pedigree is a combination of successful performance horse bloodlines.
Her sire, Christoph Columbus, won many Grand Prix classes with Markus Renzel and Christian Schou in his fabulous competition career and now his progeny, one of which is Cartridge with Thomas Metzger, are hitting the headlines.
The dam’s sire Concetto Famos competed in Grand Prix and Nations Cup classes, and even went around the Hamburg Derby with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. Now he’s switched to an equally successful career as a stallion at stud. The most notable of his many competition horse sons and daughters are international show jumpers Concetto Son (Steve Guerdat), Campitello (Alexander Hinz), Comic (Benedikte Serigstad Endresen) and Caramba (Carlo Pfyffer). Concetto Famos’s sire Caletto I won team bronze at the European Championships in Hickstead in 1983 with Dr. Michael Rüping.
Westphalian stallion Polydor rounds off the pedigree. This stallion has produced many world-class horses that have collectively won over one million euros and he is considered to be one of the best stallions of this century with immense significance for jumping horse breeding.
Heartbeat has inherited all her ancestors’ impressive genes. She has perfect technique, a phenomenal attitude, excellent scope and impressive ridability. Her willingness, confidence and intelligence over jumps make her fascinating to watch and it’s already obvious today that she’s got what it takes to compete at the highest level. This mare has a golden future ahead of her.
A solid basic training and careful schooling have contributed to Heartbeat’s success in young horse classes during her first season. If her training programme continues, she’ll soon be ready for international classes. We can only speculate just how far she’ll go.
Did your heart skip a beat?
Heartbeat has all the qualities of a future Grand Prix horse.