2013 Holsteiner gelding, 16.2 Royally bred; sired by Lordano out of a Littorio/Corlando mare. The best nature mixed with an endless amount of talent. Lordano needs no introduction! An extremely talented sire who made his mark with both his competition results and progeny.
Ludo is a double cross back to the licensing winner Lord who's offspring were all endowed with enormous scope over fences. He has been a hugely influential sire for the holsteiner breed. On Ludo's dam line, both Tashato GNZ and her dam Tasha were Holsteiner classified 'Premium' as foals. While both dam and grand-dam have not competed due to injury, both have gone on to produce a number of quality foals many of whom, due to their young age, are still coming through the ranks. In each case they have passed on both ability and temperament to their offspring.
Tasha's sire Corlando's pedigree features some of the world's most renowned Holsteiners including Cor de la Bryere, Alme Z, Contender, Ladykiller, Ramiro, Marlon, Farnese, and one of the most influential Hanoverian stallions, Gotthard. These sire lines have been huge influences in dressage and showjumping throughout the world.
Corlando's sire, Contango II, had a major influence in warmblood breeding in Australia with progeny being highly sought after internationally. Contango II's sire, Contango I, won eight out of 10 grand prix dressage starts in the US. Corlando's dam Lamona (by Lander), has produced numerous top performers in both disciplines, including the Australian national dressage champion Fleetentanze, and the showjumpers Deutschlander and Landman.
Lander competed successfully at grand prix dressage and world cup showjumping. Ludo's Dam Sire Littorio Littorio was the 1995 Grand Champion of the Holsteiner Verband, Neumunster. Littorio has outstanding suspension and gaits and is known for passing on beautiful heads. Littorio sired Belgium's 2001 National Grand Champion filly foal, and also the two finalists for the national freejumping championships at Melchen. These two finalists were selected out of 110 two-year-olds. In 2003, two of the qualifiers for the Bundeschampionart were by Littorio.
The 2003 Netherlands Champion Foal was also out of a Littorio mare. He also sired a finalist for the young horse world championships, in Monteray, Mexico. In New Zealand he has produced many premium foals and an Overall Australian Champion Foal - Barrabadeen Timeless.