Swedish Warmblood (SWANA)
June 4, 2010,
was named very appropriately - as Cairo is the largest city in the African
continent, Cairo is the largest foal we have ever produced! He's as
big as some of our 2-month old foals from the past years! He is
literally all legs and has a quirky and curious personality.
has a very interesting blend of both proven dressage and jumper
bloodlines. His dam has been
champion in both the dressage and hunter rings, and his sire
is our young
premium imported Swedish stallion, Catapult,
who will be making his debut in the jumper ring in 2010.
Catapult is by Cagliostro 931,
a Premeirad A
Holsteiner/Swedish stallion, who was the high scoring jumper at his
stallion testing in Sweden, and has a BLUP-index in jumping of 139
(BLUP-index ranked #19 of the top 350 stallions). Cagliostro
is a member of the Finnish International Showjumping team and
has won and placed in numerous Grand Prix and International
competitions including the World Equestrian
Games, the Nation’s Cup (FEI: CSIO4*), and the World Cup (FEI: CSI-W).
Cairo’s paternal dam line is so impressive,
with world class mares
including Ella, who produced the international show jumper stallion
Constant and sire of
the world-famous Olympian show jumper Chin
Chin, Dorette, who produced Roman and Farn, the sire of the Dutch Preferent Sire of
the Century, Nimmerdor, and also Gold
Rose, who was a member of the French show jumping team and won the Grand Prix of Paris and Madrid and
became second in Lisbon, Barcelona and Hamburg. Her
total winnings were 621,000 Francs and she had an untouchable jumping
index of 186! (For reference, Chin
Chin’s index is 166).
grand sires include Bernstein 761,
the #2 ranked Swedish
Warmblood stallion in the world in 2003 behind his half brother, Amiral, Ladykiller
de la Bryère, Ibrahim x 2, and Grand Veneur, France’s leading sire based on the
performance of his progeny especially his
elite son, Le Tot de Semilly, are superior to have in any pedigree.
was presented to the Swedish
Warmblood Association of N.A. judges in September 2010 with the
= Head, Neck, Body
from the judges: "Supple, balanced, good temperament. Good quality
Points Overall (third highest scoring foal) = CLASS
I (the highest designation a foal can receive)
to Hayley Martin, DVM, Ontario, Canada, on the purchase and naming of
this spectacular (gigantic!) foal!
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Photos of Cairo at 2 months and 1 year of age.