Calvaro V

Calvaro V was a grey Holsteiner gelding sired in 1986. Competing in show jumping events with his Swiss rider Willi Melliger, Calvaro won two Olympic silver medals (1996, 2000) and four world championship medals. Standing tall for a jumper at 18.1 hands (73 inches, 185 cm), Calvaro accrued a total of nearly CHF 2 million in winnings.[1]

Calvaro V
BreedHolsteiner
SireCantus
DamValetta VI
Foaled1986
Died2003
CountryGermany
ColourGray
RiderWilhelm Melliger
Earnings
2 million CHF

After suffering a knee injury in 2001, Calvaro was retired to Melliger's stud farm in Neuendorf, Switzerland, in 2002. His health rapidly declined, and he died in September 2003. Prior to the horse's death, Melliger allowed him to be cloned.[2]

PedigreeEdit

Pedigree of Calvaro V[3]
Sire
Cantus
1981 Holsteiner
Caletto I
1975 Holsteiner
Cor de la Bryere
1968 Selle Français A
Rantzau
Quenotte
Deka
1967 Holsteiner
Consul
Oekonomie
Monoline
Holsteiner
Roman
1960 Holsteiner
Ramzès
Dorette
Usa
1960 Holsteiner
Marabu II
Jossa
Dam
Valetta VI
Holsteiner
Merano
1973 Holsteiner
Merlin
1968 Holsteiner
Marlon
Rhea
Berolina
1965 Holsteiner
Fasching
Ulana
Novella
1976 Holsteiner
Farnese
1960 Holsteiner
Faehnrich
Annelies
Furth
1969 Holsteiner
Ladykiller
Optima

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Switzerland's favourite horse retires on a high note". swissinfo.c. January 30, 2003. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Calvaro 5 clone born in France". horsetalk.co.nz. September 24, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/calvaro+v