About - Castino's rider sums him up perfectly; "he's so easy to ride - he jumps like hell and you just sit there looking cool!" He is a powerful, scopey stallion who is incredibly rideable and with a willing, easy temperament, all of which he passes on to he offspring.
Performance - In 2010, Castino was the winner of the prestigious Dobrock Championships. At his performance test, he was the clear jumping winner; scoring a 9.58 overall, including a 10.0 for jumping-course, and 9 for willingness and temperament. He has many wins and placings up to medium level jumping and is now jumping internationally at 1.30m level under Saskia Albrecht.
Sire - Cassini II has been a remarkably successful stallion, just like his full brother Cassini I. His offspring’s life-time earnings total €300,000, and he has produced 42 licensed sons and several state premium mares. He combines the genes of Capitol I, sire of many top-level horses, with Caletto II, who produced the Olympic winner Classic Touch. Cassini II's grand prix offspring include John Whitaker's Lord Of Arabia and the licensed stallion Cuba, Chicago and Centurio.
Damline - The dam O-Caretina received the dream score of 10.0 for jumping at her mare performance test, while her full brother Carino qualified for the 2008 World Cup final, and another full brother Canzero was licensed and competed successfully up to medium level. A full sister won her performance test in 2009. The Holstein line 5951 is a guarantor for successful sport horses, and produced stallions such as Moltke, grand prix jumper Creme Chantilly, and Quadrigo.
Progeny - From his early crops, Castino has four licensed sons; Castillan, Cascalido, Comerade and Casual Chic Z. Cascalido was awarded a premium in Verden and stands at the State Stud Celle, while premium-awarded Comerade sold for €135,000 at the Oldenburg licensing. Castino's foals impress with their modern, sporty types, their elastic movement, correct conformation and excellent basic gaits.
- Additional Information
Chilled/Frozen Chilled or frozen Stud Gestuet Bonhomme WFFS status Clear (N/N) Studbook Holstein Approved for Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Oldenburg, Westfalen Year of Birth 2006 Colour Bay Height 167cm