CALVADOS (URIEL X IBRAHIM)
Calvados was bred from the topmost French performance bloodlines. His sire, Uriel, has been leading sire in France for many years (index 211/highest in France). Uriel has left 26 sons to the French stud, and brought forth more than 100 international caliber horses. Calvados’ dam, Goldrose (index 186) became at age three, Conformation Champion of France. She was part of the French team from ’72 till ’81 and won Grand Prix such as Paris and Madrid, was second in Grand Prix of Lisbon, Barcelona and Hamburg. Her prize money amounted to 621,000 French francs. In addition, Gold Rose produced two sons, that became approved stallion, Turban Rose in Sweden and Sable Rose in Holland. Gold Rose was sired by the great showjumper producer Ibrahim, who has 36 approved sons in France, including the legendary Alme. The granddam of Calvados, Jolie Rosie, had six offspring performing in international contests : All Rose, Dall Rose, Gold Rose, Calline V, Irmino & Joly Jumper. Calvados as a four year old won the National Stallion Competition.
In 1992 Calvados as an eight year old claimed seventh place in the Dutch Championship. The next year he was Reserve Champion of the Netherlands and won the Grand Prix of Tjele in Damark, third in the Grand Prix Drammen, fifth Grand Prix Fal-sterbro, second Grand Prix Spangenberg, fourth Grand Prix Geesteren and winner of the stallion competition at ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Ahough his oldest crop is only six, Calvados offspring are in the hands of many international riders, including Hauser’s Illusion, Royal Future and Hollywood.
Calvados is only available by frozen semen.
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