Callaho's Benicio.
Callaho’s Benicio. © Tanja Becker

German champion and record breaking stallion performance test winner Callaho’s Benicio is to stand at the Stallion Station of Ludger Beerbaum in Syke this year.

The hanoverian stallion received a 10 for his trot and walk at the 2011 Bundeschampionat class for six-year old dressage horses. The judges also gave him a 9.5 for overall impression and a 9.0 for his canter.

Callaho’s Benicio topped that result at his 30-day test in Schlieckau: he received a 10.0 for his walk, trot and canter. Overall, he received the highest possible score 10 times, and the weighted final score of 9.14 meant a clear victory.

His final score with emphasis on dressage was 9.88 (estimated breeding value in dressage: 167 points) and with that result, Callaho’s Benicio even topped the record result of his sire, Belissimo M, who received a 9.63 at his performance test in Zweibrücken in 2002.

After he was licensed in 2007 in Verden, Callaho’s Benicio was sold by his breeder, Wilhelm Stadtlander from Lilienthal, to South Africa. In 2010 his owners sent him back to Germany to be trained by Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn.

As well as Callaho’s Benicio, the proven Gestüt Famos sires Contendro I, Concetto Famos, Landstreicher, Charilan, Don Marco, Providence, St. Moritz II and Van Helsing, are now available at Beerbaum’s station. They are joined by the Famos newcomers, premium hanverian stallion Quinturo; Contact Famos, who was also licensed in Verden; Hanoverian Show Jumping Championships finalist Commissario, stallion performance test winner Sampres; Captain Morgan, who has won a series of tests for young show jumpers; and the shooting star, Hunter’s Scendix.

They joins the other stallions stationed in Riesenbeck, including the Olympic winner Goldfever and the triple German Champion Coupe de Coeur.

German champion Benicio goes to Beerbaum