Cardento is ranked 13th in the WBFSH Ranking for Show Jumping Sires of 2015 and is placed very high in the indexes of several studbooks. In Sweden, Cardento is the leader with an index of 156.
Cardento has proven himself at the highest level winning a Silver medal at the World- and European Championship and the Olympics of Athens. He won the Nations Cup of Rome, Dramman and Ikast. Individually he won, among others, the Grand Prixs of Holte, Helsingborg, Angelholm, Gera, Kungsbacke (2x) and placed 2nd in Aarhus. Cardento placed 6th in the Worldcup Qualifier of Göteborg, placed 4th in the German Classics in Hannover and 6th in the Grand Prix of Stockholm.
His breeding successes are world class with no less than six offspring jumping at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy 2014: Matrix, Celestine, Carisma, Duke of Carnaval, Cafino and Zilverstar VDL. The number of offspring highly placed in many Grand Prix’s is enormous, for instance: Nice Stephanie, Bellefleur, Cafino, Calingka, Calvin Klein, Carat, Caribo, Carisma, Carrusa, Caspar, Check Picobello Z, Celestine, Cornetto, Corporal, Benibantos, Little Sparrow, Matrix, Pimlico, Thriller P, Wodan, Ziedento, etc.\r\nCarrera VDL won the Grand Prix of De Wolden, became 2nd in the Grand Prix of Oldenburg and finished 4th in the Grand Prix of Maastricht. Vatson Sitte won the Grand Prix competitions of both Arezzo and Lier and won the Nations Cup of Arezzo as well. Other well-known offspring by Cardento are: La Silla Kiara, Carisma, Cadence, Caramell KS, Campella, Casper, Cyklon, Damascus, Udento VDL, Draco, Canthara, Glory Days, Midsummer, Maya, Centon, Flower Power, Quarto Mail, Traffic Boy, etc.
Sweden, the championships for young jumping horses have been dominated for years by Cardento offspring and also worldwide have been several Champions: Java Kvarnas- Dutch Champion, Karlotta - Champion of the 3-year old jumpers in Austria, Blokum - National Champion of the 6-year olds in Costa Rica, Carisma - European Champion of the Juniors, Cisco - Open Scandinavian Championship for 7-year old jumpers, Classic Lady - 7-year old World Champion in Lanaken etc.
Cardento has several approved sons among them is Grand Slam VDL, who scored 90 points in the KWPN Stallion Perfomance test -the highest score ever.
Based on the achievements of his offspring, Cardento was awarded ‘Elite’, received the ‘Breeders Trophy’ five times, and was honored twice as ‘Horse of the Year’ in Sweden. Daughter Fame DVL was auctioned for € 380.000 at the Dutch Sport Horse Sales in 2015 and Fantasy BB sold for € 380.000 at the Jumping Talent Sale in 2016. In addition.
Jumping Index Germany: 165.
Jumping Index KWPN: 145.
Cardento: The Olympic stallion with three silver medals - plus - prepotent for quality.
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Erasure SR (Cardento x Ramiro) and Wyndham St. John became 8th in the Grand Prix of Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France. Fabian vd Ronevallei (Chin Chin x Concorde), ridden by Arnaud Fontenelle, became 10th in this Grand Prix
Burlington VDM (Cardento x Ohorn) and Shanice Eberhart became 2nd in the U25Y-A Grand Prix of Chevenez, Switzerland. Barbarella (Cardento x Ahorn), ridden by Pauline Zoller, placed 9th.
Evitta (Zirocco Blue x Kennedy), ridden by Alexia Jacques, placed 3rd in the J-A Grand Prix of Chevenez.
Dolinn (Cardento x Lux) and Sayre Happy became 4th in the Worldcup of Rancho Murieta, California. They also placed 4th in a 1.50m class.
Caveman DH Z (Cardento x Corland) and Karim El Zoghby became 3rd in the Worldcup of Tetouan in Morocco. Vadetta vh Mettenhof (Orame x Ahorn), ridden by Emanuele Massimiliano Bianchi, placed 5th.
At the Junior-Amateur show of Flyinge, Sweden, 3 offspring of Cardento placed in the Grand Prix: Watch Me P (Cardento x Crelido), ridden by Elina Apelqvist placed 2nd, Caipirinha (Cardento x Robin I Z), ridden by Linnea Segersten, placed 7th and Fairytale H (Cardento x Caretello B), ridden by Rasmus Nilsson, placed 10th.
Suma’s Zorro (Douglas x Horos XX) and Sameh al Dahan became 9th in the 1.70m Rolex Grand Slam Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows.
Eurvette O (Douglas x Manhattan) and Martin Dinesen Neergaard became 5th in the Grand Prix of Sommersted in Denemark. Carma (Cardento x Ralme Z), ridden by Stephanie Holmén, placed 6th in the Grand Prix.
H&M Flip’s Little Sparrow (Cardento x Robin I Z) and Stephanie Holmén won the Grand Prix of Ciekocinko at the Baltica Summer Tour in Poland. They also became 3rd in a 1.45m class.
Deep Blue Bridge S (Zirocco Blue x Ahorn) and Sven Fehnl won the Grand Prix of Ising am Chiemsee, Germany. They also won a 1.45m class.
Daylight VDL (Baloubet du Rouet x Stakkato) and Christopher Surbey became 2nd in the Worldcup Qualifier of Langley BC, Canada
Dolinn (Cardento x Lux), ridden by Sayre Happy, became 4th and Samson II (Cardento x Bellini), ridden by Zazou Ho
Carat (Cardento x Krevad) and Robert Vos won a 1.45m class at the jumping of Lastrup (Klein Roscharden), Germany.
Fendt BB (Arezzo VDL x Goodtimes) and Shari Zey won a 7-year old class
Cardento-offspring Cue Channa and Zacramento won with the Swedish showjumpingteam the Silver Medal at the European Jumping Championship.
For Fun VT (by Zirocco Blue) first and Flick Flack (by Baltic) 3rd in Youngster Tour finals at CSI Wiener Neustadt
Ginus (Arezzo x Calvados) and Guido Grimaldi won two 1.30m young jumpers classes at the 3* show of San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy.
El Dorado (Indorado x Heartbreaker) and Dominique Hendrickx became 10th in the Grand Prix of Samorin, Slovakia. They also placede 2nd in a 1.40m class.
Traffic Boy (Cardento x Feliciano) and Mirco Casadei won a 1.40m class.
Gambler Z (s. Glasgow van ’t Merelsnest) and Tim Franssen won the 6-year old qualifier class ath the Z Festival of Zangersheide.
During the Mare Inspection of the province Gelderland, several offspring of VDL stallions got great results and were placed in several competitions.
Suma’s Zorro (Douglas x Horos XX) and Sameh el Dahan won the 5* Grand Prix of Spruce Meadows, Calgary.
SL Implacavel (Indoctro), ridden by Guilherme Dutra Foroni, placed 7th in the Grand Prix.
Gretel S (Corland x Baloubet du Rouet) and Jeroen de Winter won the Young Riders Grand Prix of Hagen – a. T.W., Germany.
Tempo des Brieres (Corland x Quat’Sous), ridden by Matias Alvaro, placed 3rd in this Grand Pri...
Dianita H (Cantos x Indoctro) and Marie Janekovic became 9th in the 1* Grand Prix of Ciekocinko, Poland. Elomah (Campbell VDL x Haarlem), ridden by Vivian Brattli, placed 10th.
Hortensia vd Leeuwerk (Corland x Argentinus) and Manuel Gonzales Dufrane became 6th in the Grand Prix of Coapexpan, Mexico.
Caveman DH Z (Cardento x Corland) and Karim Elzoghby became 8th in the Grand Prix of Vejer de la Frontera in Spain.
VDL Edgar M (Arezzo x Marlon) and Lennard de Boer won a 1.45m class at the jumping of Herning, Denmark and the prize was a horsetrailer!
Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu (Silverstone x Matterhorn) and Paul O'Shea and the Irish Team have won the Nations Cup of Wellington, Florida during the 8th week of the WEF.
Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu (Silverstone x Matterhorn) and Paul O'Shea placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Wellington in the 6th week of the WEF. Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu was sold in 2011 by the VDL Stud at the WEF Sporthorse Auction in
Corporal VDL (Cardento x Grosso Z) and Jur Vrieling rode the fastest time but through a fault on the last fence they became 5th in a 1.55m class at the 3* show of Villach Treffen, Austria.
H&M Cue Channa 42 (Cardento x Robi...
Javas Keltic Mist (Douglas x Clover Hill) and Capt. Brian Cournane became 8th in the Grand Prix of Wellington, Florida. Constance (Indoctro x Animo), ridden by Jessica Mendoza, placed 9th and Calvin Klein (Cardento x Feliciano), ridden ...
Darc Horse (Douglas x Sydney) and Christian Kukuk won a 1.45m young jumpers class at the jumping of Leipzig in Germany. They also placed 10th in a 1.40m young jumpers class.
Weerdenburg (Cardento x Voltaire) and Max Kühner place...
Indigo (Indoctro x Dutchman) and Margie Goldstein Engle placed 2nd in the 2* Grand Prix of Wellington in Florida, America. Gin Tonic vd Haagakkers (Indorado x Saros van ‘t Gestelhof), ridden by Kara Chad, placed 4th in this Grand ...
Amerigo (Cardento x Rocky) and Celine Schoonbroodt- De Azevedo placed 3rd in the 1.45m Gold Tour of Oliva in Spain.
VDL Debora S (Cardento x Burggraaf), ridden by Jennifer Goddard, became 5th in a 1.40m Gold class.
Ayrton IV (Cantos x Burggraaf) and Julie Andrews became 6th in the Grand prix of Liverpool. Tiger (Cardento x Stanford), ridden by Angelie von Essen, placed 8th in a 1.50m class and Fento Chin S (Chin Chin x Carthago), ridden by William...
Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralmé Z) and Penelope Leprevost placed 9th in the 5* Grand Prix of Mechelen.
Angel van ‘t Hof (Chin Chin x Nabab de Reve), ridden by Niels Bruynseels, placed 10th in a 1.50m class, Durania K (D...
Clipz (Cardento x Long John XX), ridden by Janelle Larsson became 10th in the J-A Grand Prix of Aarhus, Vilhelmsborg in Denemark. They also placed 2nd in a 1.35m and 7th in a 1.30m class.
Carina (Indoctro x Wellington), ridden by Laura...
Guru (Douglas x Clover Brigade) and Federico Fernandez became 2nd in the Grand Prix of Mexican Championship.
The following offspring of our stallions also placed in the Grand Prix of Mexico:
7th: Galileo de Laubry (Cardento x Askan de...
From Argentina we received the great news about Cardento’s daughter La Mariana Candelara. This mare is doing very well in Argentina and was winner of the 1.60m Grand Prix of El Capricho. La Mariana Candelaria is ridden by Carlos Milth...
Vik II (v. Cantos) and Lance Whitehouse became 3rd in the Grand Prix of Keysoe in England. Millioninmind (Douglas x Glidawn Diamond), ridden by Joseph Clayton, placed 4th.
6th 1.45m class: Daroento VDL (Cardento x Nimmerdor), ridden ...
Cassius vd Smis (Cardento x Skippy II) and Marcel Marschall have won the Grand Prix of Kreuth in Germany. They also placed 4th in a 1.45m class. Cupido (Cantos x Matterhorn), ridden by Thomas Brandt, placed 5th in the Grand Prix and 8th...