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.
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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.
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1968 Selle Français A
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