Name: Belissimo M
approved for Westfalen, Rhineland, Hanoverer, Oldenburg, Holsteiner, all South German studbooks and Swedish warmblood
Year of Birth: 1999
Dam Sire: Romadour II x Lucius xx
Height: 170 cm
Stud fee: Germany 1400€ fresh semen
all other countries 1.500€ fresh semen
Frozen semen for Europe, North America and Australia available on request
Belissimo M is a proven breeding stallion for the breeder that values rideability, great looks and quality gaits.
Success in Sport
The price highlight of the 2002 Westfalian Elite Auction, Belissimo M had a stellar career as a younger. The winner of the stallion performance test in Zweibruchen with a record dressage score of 9.63, ahead of Florencio, Belissimo M went on to become the 2003 Bundeschampion and fifth placed in the 2005 World Young Horse Championships under Holga Finken.
"I saw Belissimo for the first time at the auction and I immediately thought he was sensational," said Finken at the time. "He was only three, very green, yet already exceptional, not only due to his quality of his movement, but also because his rideability. This, together with his willigness to performand attitude to work, would always be his main strength."
Under Kathrin Meyer zu Strohen he was the reserve Bundeschampion in 2005. "When I got the ride in the summer of 2005, I only had two weeks to teach him the flying changes, before the last qualification for the Bundeschampionate," said Meyer zu Strohen. "Normally it is impossible to perfect flying changes in such a short time, but Belissimo was so keen to learn and pleasethat it worked. He made our success possible."
Under Australian Olympian Hayley Beresford he made his international Prix St Georges debut in 2011 and won on to book significant successes at Grand Prix level in 2012, with a third place at the Australian Olympic selection trials. "He was so incredibly trainable," Hayley acknowledged. "One day you did three one-tempis and the next day I did 15 consecutive ones. It was like he'd been there before; it was literally that easy with him."
Success in Breeding
Just in Germany, Belissimo's progeny includes so far six Bundeschampionate winners, more than 60 licensed sons including nine stallion performance winners, more than 65 dressage horses successful at S-level and above, and more than 80 state premium mares.
Belissimo is very well known for passing on to his offspring his own rideability, three really good basic gaits and his willingness to work; all through very different mares.
Highlight examples of Belissimo's offspring are Isabell Werth's 2014 WEG team gold medal winning horse Bella Rose (out of Cacir AA dam). Isabell was quoted saying that the mare is her "dream partner - she brings the very best of each of my best horses together, and rolls them all into one." Other highlight offspring include Bacchus von Worrenberg (out of a Calypso II dam), who is a former auction price highlight and the 2008 Bundeschampion, now competing at Grand Prix level under Danish Martin Christensen; Callaho's Benicio (out of a Velten Third dam) who was the 6-year old Bundeschampion in 2011 and now winning at Grand Prix level; Blickpunkt (out of a Weltmeyer dam) whow as twice Bundeschampion and twice Bronze medallist at the World Breeding Championships in 2009 and 2010; Babylon (out of a Florestan dam) who won team gold, individual Kur silver and individual bronze at the 2016 European Young Riders Championship; and Baccardi (out of a De Niro dam), who was the 2014 Bundeschampion and a two-time World Young Dressage Horse Championship finalist in 2016 and 2017.
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