Brentano II is an influential stallion who has sired several dressage horses.[1] His offspring include the Olympic medalist Brentina, and now-deceased Poetin.

Brentano II
SireBolero (Hanoverian)
GrandsireBlack Sky (Thoroughbred)
DamGlocke (Hanoverian)
Maternal grandsireGrande (Hanoverian)
Sex16.1¾ hh Stallion
BreederDr. Max Schulz-Stellenfleth


Brentano II is by the stallion Bolero, who was a very successful dressage horse and sire, and a foundation sire for the B-line. His dam, Glocke, by Grande and is from a notable mare line from Hanover.[2] The combination of Bolero and Grande is well known to produce dressage horses.


As a two-year-old, Brentano II was champion at his stallion licensing held at Verden. In 1986, he was second at his stallion performance test, finishing with a score of 129.97. At four, he finished in fourth place at the Federal Championships of the German Riding.[3]

Brentano II was trained to the Grand Prix level of dressage. He was later named Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2003.

Results from his stallion performance testEdit

Performance Test: 1986, Adelheidsdorf:

  • Overall score 129.97 (2nd of 32)
  • Dressage score 141.41 (1st)sex
  • Jumping score 105.20 (15th)


Among the most notable progeny of Brentano II are:

  • Brentina: Team & Individual Gold at 1999 Pan Am Games, 2001 achieved highest Grand Prix score for an American horse. Part of silver-winning US Dressage Team at the 2002 Olympics.
  • Poetin: One of the most expensive dressage prospects to date (sold for over $2,000,000), winner of the World Breeding Championships Dressage of Young Horses and the Federal Championships, before her death. Brentano II was her dam-sire.


  1. ^ "Brentano II". Retrieved 2023-01-04.
  2. ^ "Brentano II". Retrieved 2023-01-04.
  3. ^ "HW Farm proudly presents some information about Stallion Brentano II". Retrieved 2023-01-04.