|Sire:||Now or Never|
With the Dutch stallion Toronto the Celle State Stud could acquire a further jumping talent. The powerful bay stallion descends from the jumping horse producer Now or Never which is stationed at the insemination centre in Artland. Now or Never was acquired from Holland. His son Voltaire looks back on a long lasting career in international show jumping ridden by Jos Lansin. He was among the top jumpng horses at shows in Calgary, Stockholm, Lanaken, Helsinki, Wiesbaen and at the The Olympia in London. Voltaire obviously passed on his characteristic ability to perform to his offspring both in dressage and jumping. He is descended from the legendary Furioso 11 who like non before him influenced Germanys horse populations by producing offspring for enormously versatile and various purposes. The dam Imke is ‘elite’, and according to the dam report she is a very well developed riding type mare with lots of presence.
Now or Never was champion in s’Hertogenbosch in 1998. He is a stallion of great presence. He won the finals in the IAN trophy in the KWPN competition in the year 2000. In 2001 Now or Never gained 7th place. He was one of the 12 selected KWPN horses for the World Championships at Lanaken in 2001 and he won first place in the Stallion Competition 2000/2001 in Giesbeek. Now or Never proved himself at a sire by producing a multitude of uniform foals with very good riding type, good quality and outstanding presence. They had wonderful movement.
Also his dam line is very interesting. The sire of Toronto’s dam is Belisar by Saros xx which is full brother to Swazi xx the sire of the Trakehner stallion Consul. Meanwhile the young stallion has his first successes in jumping horse ability classes.
Toronto gained the following scores at his performance test; character 8, temperament 8, willingness to perform 8, conformation 8, trott 6.33, canter 8 walk 7.67, natural jumping ability 9, free jumping 8,83, jumping manner 9, jumping technique 8.67, cross country 10. He won the jumping phase of the test which could be expected because of his outstanding pedigree. He has one licensed son, 5 state premium mares, 16 auction horses.
HLP 2003: 123.68/4/39; 103.05/15; 135.6/1
Breeding Value Scores: Dressage Young horse (109) Jumping Young horse (137) Competition (113)
Riding type (77) Conformation (99) Dressage (92) Jumping (120)