Caletto II for Foundation Friday

Enjoy one of Warmblood Stallions of North America’s more popular Foundation Friday posts!  Every other Friday we will be featuring a foundation sire – one who has been influential in the development of warmblood breeds. We pull from the incredible archive of The Horse Magazine, published by Chris Hector of Australia. Thank you, Chris, for permission to draw on your expertise!

Caletto II
1976 – 1984
169cm Brown
Breeder: Klaus Martin Both, Obendeich
Stood at: Woerden 1981-1983, Wellinghausen 1983

Despite only standing for four seasons, Caletto II may well be the most important son of the jumping super-sire, Cor de la Bryère. In the WBFSH top fifty rankings for 1991-2000, Caletto II ranked 16th thanks to the jumping efforts of 14 progeny.

Considered the perfect Holsteiner type, Caletto II was a sensation right from the start. He was acclaimed Champion of his stallion licensing in 1980. He also showed wonderful jumping technique, and later proved this in the showjumping ring with Herbert Blöcker, where the stallion won many tests for riding horses. …

He was described thus in the Stallion Book of the Holsteiner Warmblood Breed by Dr. Dietrich Rossow: “Significant stallion of Thoroughbred, performance type. Harmonious and deep bodied. Smooth topline, slightly herring gutted. Muscling not well let down through the haunches. Clean, correct legs and feet. Good walk and trot, absolutely marvelous canter. Very good jumper. Extraordinary form over fences, brilliant with knees. Good temperament.”

At a regional show in September 1984, while waiting to go into the arena after being proclaimed best in the show, Caletto II reared up, fell over and broke his neck!

To read the entire article, with pedigree, details of Caletto II’s sons and daughters, on the Horse Magazine website, click here.

There are several stallion descendants of Caletto II in North America. Click on the following links to read about each of the ones on


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