A new stallion has arrived at Brackenspa - Ameretto M - a 16.3hh, 4yr old,bay, KWPN by Cassini II. Ameretto was imported from Holland at the end of May and has settled in very well. He has under gone his dummy training with Tullis Matson at Stallion AI and will be standing at stud with us in 2010 offering fresh, chilled or frozen semen. His semen is of super quality and his first foal will be due in mid June of next year.
Ameretto M's sire Cassini II is a full-brother of the great stallion Cassini I, who was a worldwide success under Franke Sloothaak. Cassini I also knew how to make the difference in breeding and the same is true for this full-brother. His dam Allora is – like the international jumping horse Leonidas under Lars Nieberg – one of Lincoln’s products. The motherline goes back to great-granddam Dietlinde of the Holsteiner line 1947. She is also the granddam of the Holsteiner stallion Cambridge (by Caletto I) who was successful in international jumping arenas.
Although a young stallion - Ameretto is showing trainability and promise, he moves correctly within all three paces and is proving to have a good honest attitude to his work. Ameretto's showjumping breeding speaks for itself, with a very strong sire and dam sire line he will hopefully go on to be extremely successful within this discipline.