Pony Stallions Celebration and Cosmo Callidus Find New Riders in Germany

Mon, 12/14/2020 - 11:05
Tanja Fischer and Celebration in the Nurnberger burgpokal qualifier at the 2018 CDI Hagen :: Photo © Astrid Appels

Maria Crone-Münzebrock's licensed pony stallions Celebration and Cosmo Callidus have both left Lukas Fischer's dressage stable and found new riders in Germany. 

Equitaris.de reported the news of the move of these two stallions. 


The 11-year old Celebration (by Constantin x Royal Diamond), who is bred by Gudula Vorwerk-Happ and a cousin of Maria's late husband Klaus Crone-Münzebrock, will be the new ride of German children team rider and pony rider Clara Paschertz.

Celebration was first competed by Jantje Gerdes-Fürup. In 2015 Tanja Fischer took on the ride and took the pony stallion to Prix St Georges level, riding him in a double bridle against horses. The bay stallion will now scale back to FEI pony level with Pashertz. 

The new duo made its show debut at the CDN Ankum where they finished second twice in the FEI pony tests. 

Cosmo Callidus

The 5-year old Westfalian pony stallion Cosmo Callidus (by Cosmopolitan D x Cyriac) is bred by Bernd Sabel. He was licensed in Munster in 2017

Guest rider Eva Möller on Cosmo Callidus at the
2020 K+K Cup Stallion Show in Munster
Tanja Fischer first competed the stallion, earning silver at the 2018 Westfalian young pony championships and gold at the 2018 Bundeschampionate. In 2019 Fischer returned to Warendorf with Cosmo Callidus and reclaimed the title in the 4-year old stallion class, after winning gold at the 2019 Westfalian young pony championships. 

In the summer of 2020, Cosmo Callidus made his show debut under Antonia Busch-Kuffner, who at age 15 is already riding ponies as part of her mom Silvia's professional business.  

Busch-Kuffner has so far competed three FEI ponies internationally, including representing Germany at the 2019 European Pony Championships in Strzegom, Poland. However, at national level she has shown no less than 12 (!!) different ponies this year alone: Double Diamond, Nike's Newcomer, Kastanienhof's Cockney Cracker, Reitland's Obama, PAV Nachtswärmer, Calle Cool, PAV Timm Thaler, Cooper Country, Cosmostar, Olli's son, Diamond Blue, and Cosmo Callidus.

With Cosmo Callidus, Busch-Kuffner won the 5-year old dressage pony finals at the 2020 Bundeschampionate. 

The stallion has now been sold to Lilly Marie Collin, who is based in Düsseldorf with trainer Anna Franz. 

Photos © Astrid Appels - Petra Kerschbaum

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