Friday, February 14, 2020

Foundation Friday: Calido I

Here is the next installment of Warmblood Stallions of North America’s Foundation Friday.  Every other Friday we will be featuring a foundation sire - one who has been influential in the development of warmblood breeds. We pull from the incredible archive of The Horse Magazine, published by Chris Hector of Australia. Thank you, Chris, for permission to draw on your expertise!


165 cm
Breeder: Matthias Kahler
Licensed 1993 in Neumünster

Calido I is the star of one of Holstein’s most important private stallion stations, Hengststation Maas J. Hell, one of the best known in Europe under the direction of Maas J. Hell, who played a major rôle in the transformation of the agricultural  Holstein horse to its modern sporthorse self. …

At his performance test in Adelheidsdorf, Calido … was first in the jumping standings with 140.40 …; his jumping scores included a score of 10.

In 1996 he won 22 showjumping classes up to intermediate level.

Calido was the standout sire in the jumping at the 2004 Bundeschampionate, ….

Calido is another representative of that enormously influential Holstein C line of Cor de la Bryère with no influence from the other C line of Capitol. In the words of the famed Dutch breeder Jan Greve, this is selecting the “careful” Holstein C line, not the “power” C line.

But then again, Calido might be getting quite enough power and attitude on his dam lines, since they feature a double cross of the Ramzes son, Roman …

In the 2018 Hanoverian book, his progeny earnings [were] €3,703,796 with 1445 competitors. …

His 2017 German FN index as a sire of young horse jumping competitors is 141, while his value as a sire of open competition horses is rated at 123.

Calido I is the sire of 31 horses with winnings of more than €15,000, …he was represented by three of his offspring at the Beijing Games, … and he is the sire of more than 50 licensed sons.

To read the entire article, with pedigree, details of Calido I's sons and daughters, on the Horse Magazine website, click here.

There are a couple of stallion descendants of Calido I in North America. Click on the following links to read about each of the ones on

GK Calucci

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