the ride behind the ribbon begins with the bloodlines behind the dream

Carry On MF

Sire - Corlando

1988 Performance test in Adelheidsdorf
Overall Score 120.78 (10th/56)
Dressage 112.78 (14th)
Jumping 132.18 (5th)

Corlando's performance scores designate him a Class I stallion, with above average individual scores, including a highly regarded 10 for jumping ability under saddle!  He competed successfully at the Bundeschampionate twice, as well in show jumping to S-level (4'11). He has a total of 3,650 € in winnings. As per the FN in 2002 he had a breed value of 109 in dressage and 127 in jumping with a high security level of 92%. In 2004 The United States Equestrian Federation ranked Corlando 6th out of 4,000 for production of successful jumping offspring in the US, only to be superseded by such giants as Voltaire, Burgraff and a few other top stallion

Sire - Corlando at 4 years old in Germany

Grand Sire - Calypso II

Corlando’s sire Calypso II descends from the legendary Anglo-Norman, Cor de la Bryere. He is quoted as being “one of the few genuinely impressive stallions of German competition horse breeding and one of the greatest Holstein foundation sires following the 2nd World War .” He is highly integrated in the pedigrees of some of the best Hanoverians and Holsteiners, exceeding 200 daughters, numerous approved sons, and countless performance horses. His impressive stature and kind temperament were prepotent in his progeny, the most influential being Calypso I & II, Calando, Caletto I &II, Cicero, and Corrado I. Calypso II is clearly his father’s son and is accredited for producing jumping horses of insurmountable scope and ability. He produced Contender, whom was the undisputed winner of the 1987 Adelheidsdorf stallion performance test and the sire of MANY approved sons. Interestingly, both Contender and Corlando carry Ramiro in their dam’s pedigree!  Ramiro is another legend seemingly needing no introduction. As with Cor de la Bryere, he is seen in the pedigrees of today’s most accomplished breeding and performance horses. It is often said among breeders that “you can never have too much Ramiro.” He was a successful international showjumper under rider Fritz Ligges and stamped his get with the finest of jumping abilities. It is not to go un-mentioned, however, that he was also a fine sire of dressage horses. Rinaldo, one of Ramiro’s 70+ approved sons, sired a dressage Derby winner in 1987, as well as Corlando’s dam Navenna.

Royal Envy MF - mother of Carry On MF

Mother - Royal Envy MF by King David

Lucky Boy

1966 – 1984 167 cm Brown

1976 Keur

1979 Preferent

The Thoroughbred stallion Lucky Boy was responsible for the first of the Dutch modern jumpers to set the world alight. Melanie Smith’s Calypso finished second in the 1980 World Cup final and then followed that up two years later with a victory in the 1982 final in Göteborg.

Jacob Melissen comments in his 92/93 edition of The Leading Sires of the Netherlands that: “Calypso has been of fundamental importance to the development of showjumping in the ‘new style’, he was one of those elastic, plucky horses that perform intelligently and are keen to tackle anything without being too hot. Bold horses, with a light-footed canter. The kind of horses in which the athletic action of the Thoroughbred is united with the balanced character of the part-bred. That’s what Calypso was, and that’s precisely what Lucky Boy contributed to Dutch sport horse breeding.”

In fact Lucky Boy contributed a string of top jumpers to the international scene. There was Willi Melliger’s Van Gogh, and The Freak with Hugo Simon and later Dirk Hafemeister, and Anne Kursinski’s Medrano – and all three of them were in Los Angeles for the 1984 Olympic Games.

In fact, the Lucky Boys seemed to come in threes, because three years later, the winning American team in the Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows found room for three Lucky Boy offspring: VIP and Debbie Dolan, Victor and Joan Scharffenberger, and Anne Kursinski and Medrano.

Other international performers include King David, Urchin (Rene Tebbel), Logo (Dianne Shaw), Dutch Regard (Mike McCormick), Revlon Rascal (Lisa Tarnopol), Servus (Martha Burstein), Windsor (Guido Dominici), Zazou (Phillip Heffer), US Neapolitan (Annemarie Kynsilehto) and Bokilly (Eugenie Legrand, now Eugenie Angot).

 

Lucky Boy’s sire, Compromise is rich in the blood that says ‘jump’ on any Thoroughbred pedigree. Phalaris (three times) and Bayardo (twice).

 

Lucky Boy produced 16 stallion sons, the most famous of which was Octrooi, who had a successful career in the USA under the name, Best of Luck. In Canada the most famous was King David.

 

Lucky Boy is also proving a valuable brood mare sire. Beezie Madden’s star, Authentic is by Guidam but out of a grand-daughter of Lucky Boy. Rolf-Goran Bengtssen’s Mac Kinley is out of a great grand-daughter of Lucky Boy. Katharina Offel’s, Nike, is by Indoctro out of a daughter of Octrooi (Best of Luck).