Caletta (Caletto I / Calypso II / Marlon)
The showjumping Holsteiners WG Catalina is a bay Holsteiner mare, bred in the purple from dual purpose bloodlines. ACE assessed in the Australian Continental Tour 2014, she was entered into the ACE Studbook with an overall score of 70% a stunning score for her age. Her dam line is Holsteiner Stamm 7126 , a great performance line of proven international showjumpers, including her dam sire, the great Caletto 1, an international Showjumper who won the Nations Cup for Germany in 1985, sired numerous licensed stallions and whose progeny include Olympic and European medallists. Her dam dam sire, Calypso II, produced such progeny as the great Contender who has recently passed away, leaving an enormous legacy to the international showjumping world. WG Catalina’s dam sister, Akita, produced Champagne Z and Queen Z ridden to Nations Cup success at 1.50 by Rodrigo Pessoa.
Alberich (Elfenglanz/Gazal VII /Totilas). The high performance dual purpose Trakehners
Throw into the mix the performance Trakehners Hirtensang and Matador’s unforgettable Trakehner sire, Donauwind (sire of the great Abdullah who, over the 10 year period 1979 to 1989 won countless competitions and awards, including individual silver at the 1984 Summer Olympics in LA, 1985 World Cup Final in Berlin, team gold and Individual Silver 1986 Showjumping World Championships in Aachen Germany) and you start to get an idea of the proven talent in Catalina’s family. And Yes, if you look at the pedigree, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – that is Totilas, antecedent of Moorlands Totilas, the worldwide sensational toast of modern dressage!
Cor de la Bryere
In Catalina’s dressage and eventing blood we find many refining thoroughbred stars including Ladykiller.When the German Warmblood breeders in the 60s and 70s turned to the Thoroughbred for refinement and athleticism, there were a number of important stallions that played a key role in the shaping the modern sport horse: none was more significant than Ladykiller xx. Other refining influences in this bloodline are famous TBs Pregel, Cottage Son and Marlon, who sired not only highly performed international showjumpers but whose progeny won gold in dressage at the Summer Olympics in LA in 1970. In three-day eventing, the Marlon son Milano was the 1975 German National Three Day Event Champion and another son Madrigal won individual bronze and team silver medals at the Montreal Olympics. WG Catalina is fortunate to have two nicks to arguably the most influential of stallions in international warmblood breeding, the refining Selle Francais, Cor de la Bryere.