Christian 25 is a striking grey Holstein stallion born in 2006. He is a tall, athletic, modern model of a showjumping stallion who has proven to pass on his rideability, fantastic movement and confirmation, and huge careful scope to his youngstock. He has bred some impressive offspring that are beginning to prove themselves in the sport despite his first progeny only being born in 2012.
Christian was previously based in Germany at the Bockmann Stud and whilst in Germany he predominantly focused on breeding after achieving the highest scores in his 30 day test for his stallion licensing, including four 10’s.
Christian’s pedigree is full of top competition horses; his sire Cartani is the result of breeding two of the world’s best showjumpers – two-time Olympic stallion Carthago Z and 1994 World Equestrian Games team gold winner Taggi. A Holsteiner Premium Stallion noted for his scope, his hind leg technique, and perfect conformation, Cartani was a member of the Danish team on numerous occasions including the 2013 European Championships under Charlotte Von Rönne. Christian’s dam Free Lilly (competed as Who Knows Lilly) competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. His grand-dam, Miss Playback, is the dam of licensed stallions Liberty Life (by Lord Liberty), Lord Pezi and Lord Pezi Two. Liberty Life was placed fifth at the 1996′ Bundeschampionate for six-year old showjumpers and, later, competed successfully under Gilbert Böckmann in Nations Cups, for which he was awarded the title VTV-Jumper Stallion.
In November 2014 a Christian 25 son, Oak Grove’s Che, out of a Check In mare, was licensed for OS-International. As a 5 year old Che competed at the World Championships for young horses and won the opening day of the prestigious Bundeschampionate in Germany. In 2018 he has competed in CSIYH* classes with several clear rounds and placings internationally.
Christian daughters have also proved popular with Cinderella and La Marron being price highlights for jumping horses at two Oldenburg auctions in 2018. La Marron won the Oldenburg mare grading in 2017 as a 3 year old, now broken to ride and going well she sold at the Vechta auction at the beginning of 2018 for €141,000. Cinderella, a striking grey, also going well under saddle sold for €80,000.
Since moving to Gornall Equestrian and being based in the UK Christian has been focusing more on competing and is making himself known on the International jumping circuit, having been selected to represent Team GB up to 5* level in 2018. Jamie and Christian enjoyed a successful 2018 jumping up to 1m60 tracks, with good results including finishing 4th at Budapest CSIO5* in the World Cup qualifier (1m60), jumping double clear at Hickstead CSIO5* and coming 2nd at the Great Yorkshire Show in the prestigious national 1m60 competition “Cock O’The North”.
Christian will be available for fresh/chilled semen in 2019 around his competition schedule with UK & EU frozen semen also available. Semen is priced at £1000 + VAT for up to 3 doses per mare. Bockamnn Stud have a store of EU frozen semen for sale in Germany for those wishing to purchase semen for mares not in the UK.
Semen is also available from our other competition stallions. Please contact us for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01423 339222.