Sire of Cassus, Cassini 1, is a son of the famous maker of showjumpers Capitol I, who was once again ranked in the top ten of the world’s best sires of showjumpers in 2004. The dam Wisma also produced three full-siblings to Cassini I, namely the approved Cassini II, the advanced level showjumper Cassini 111, and Donatha II, who later gave birth to the successful intermediate level showjumper Lovari (by Lasino I). Cassini I initially competed at showjumper tests under Bo Kristoffersen/Denmark, achieving a series of wins. In 1994 he gained a placing at the German Federal Championship. As a nine-year-old Cassini I was part of the Danish Nations Cup team in Helsiniki/FIN, and participated in the European Championship in Mannheim. Thereafter he was taken over by Franke Sloothaak, whereupon he had numerous international wins in Nations Cups as well as World Cup showjumping events.
Cassini 1 is undoubtedly one of the most highly profiled jumper-makers in the world and a very high number of his off-spring are successful in international competitions. In the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens two of his off-spring were in the individual final, and at the 2006 World Equiestrian Games in Aachen Cassini 1 was again the outstanding sire. His son Candillo won the 1996 stallion performance test in Medingen and is a successful international showjumper. His approved son Cumano won the Grand Prix in Calgary/CAN under Jos Lansink/BEL, and competed at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Eurocommerce Berlin/Wim Schröder/NED is another approved Cassini I son who became an international showjumper. Further Cassini I progeny are Casandra/Marcus Ehning, Inken/Peter Wylde/USA and Chatwin/Christoph Barbeau. Cantus, damsire of Cassus, produced world-class horses, like Calwaro/Willi Melliger/SUI, and the approved Come On/Ralf Schneider, Ludger Beerbaum and Haya of Jordan.
Cassus impressed much at his performance test in 2001 where he gained 4th place in the jumping phase with a score of 130.78. He has a tremendous jumping pedigree and great expectations are on this beautiful young sire. He is quite obviously a specialist in jumping. Trained in the classical manner starting in novice (A), elementary (L) and medium (M) level tests for young jumpers including participation in the Bundeschampionat, his career made a steep ascent. He won his first ribbons in advanced (S) level jumping tests. Several of his off-spring from his first crop were admitted to the Verband auctions. He has 15 state premium mares, 28 auction horses.
HLP 2001: 116.26/11/49; DI 101.1/20; SI 130.78/4
Breeding Values: Dressage Young horse (83) Jumping Young horse (137) Jumping competition (123) Own achievement (136)
Riding Type (88) Conformation (106) Dressage (73) Jumping (146)