15. Rooftop



The sky’s the limit for Rooftop.

Although he’s only five years old, and at the very beginning of his career, this powerfully built gelding has already won and been placed in young horse classed up to 1.20m.

Rooftop has a powerful, supple jump and a stunning technique. His ridability, jumping experience, willingness and clear-headedness make him the ideal sports partner.

Rooftop’s pedigree makes excellent reading. 

His charismatic sire Casalito impressed the licensing commission and judges as a youngster and was rewarded by numerous young horse class wins.  After moving up the grades he and his rider Christian Hess went on to be placed on many occasions at international shows, including Munich, Neumünster, Dortmund, Verden and Neustadt-Dosse. Casalito‘s sire is top stallion Casall, a horse that dominated the international show jumping scene for many years with Rolf-Göran Bengtsson.  Casalito's dam, Lalique II, is descended from the very interesting 18a2 dam line, which contains a high percentage of thoroughbred blood.  Casalito‘s family all had impressive competition careers.   His dam, grand dam and great grand dam were advanced-level show jumpers and now his progeny are making their mark on the show jumping world. Rooftop’s dam Ostsee also competed at medium level has the excellent bloodline of Corrado I x Corlander x Roman. The dam sire Corrado I is an exceptional Holstein stallion by the legendary Cor de la Bryère, one of the most influential sires in modern sport horse breeding. Corrado I’s dam Soleil is by Capitol out of a mare by Maestose x Frivol. Corrado I shares the 6879 dam line with Landlord (Ludger Beerbaum), Lausbub (Achaz von Buchwaldt) and Aquino (Franke Sloothaak). Corrado I’s most famous offspring are Corradina (Carsten-Otto Nagel) Clinton (Dirk Demeersman) and the licensed stallions Corofino, Crawford, Coriano and Coronado. Rooftop gets his dynamic action from Coriander, a successful dressage horse sire that also competed in advanced level competitions.

This is a horse we’ll be seeing a lot more of in years to come.