This night Cardento had passed away, he has been such a great value for us, for sport and for worldwide breeding.
In the sport he won with Swedish rider Peter Eriksson three silver medals; at the World and European Championship and at the Olympic Games. After his sportcareer he had a great influence in the worldwide breeding of sporthorses. His offspring are still performing with succes at the highest level, for example horses like Zacramento, Flip's Little Sparrow, Jativia, Farrel VDL, etc. And he is grandsire of the international top performing mares bianca and Oh La La. Due to his great breeding results Cardento is currently ranked in 8th position in the WBFSH Sire rankings.
There is limited frozen semen available of Cardento. Besides that his genes are carried by several approved sons like Carrera VDL, Grand Slam VDL and Dakar VDL.