Orbetello is a 2003, 16.2 stallion bred for performance in international show jumping at the highest level. Orbetello is the embodiment of impeccable character, intelligence and work ethic. During his Oldenburg stallion licensing in Vechta, he scored the highest free-jumping score to date, received the honor of the 1c Premium designation and placed third among all stallions. At 4, during his 70-Day Stallion Test in Munster-Handorf, Orbetello earned the exceptional overall score of 121.988 (106.63 for dressage and 131.72 for jumping). In September 2015, Orbetello was inspected and approved by the Belgian Sport Horse Studbook (SBS) and received 9.5 for jumping, rideability, walk, canter, type and forelegs. At his American Hanoverian Society inspection in August of 2021, he scored 9 for his head, neck and hindleg and 8 for conformation, typiness, frame, walk and canter: outstanding scores.
Orbetello’s sire, the BWP Ambassador Orlando, produces jumpers and breed champions. Heartbreaker, also in his sire line, is a Keur stallion and a leader on the Dutch and Belgian jumping indexes, generating numerous upper-level jumpers (including the 2006 Belgian Stallion Selection Champion Dulf Van Den Bisschop). He also sired High Level Devil Z, the record-breaking (€145,000) foal at France’s 2021 Fences Elite Foal Auction. His sire line includes Darco, voted Best Sire in the World for four consecutive years. Nimmerdor, the KWPN Sire of the Century, is also on Orbetello’s sire line.
On Orbetello’s damline, the Holsteiner mare Landkind descends from Landgraf I by Ladykiller xx, regarded as the most influential Thoroughbred stallion in German sport horse/ jumping history. He sired the famous Holsteiners Landgraf and Lord Landgraf I. Landkind’s damline traces to the Selle Francais Cor de la Bryere, known as the Reserve Stallion of the Century, second only to Landgraf I.
Orbetello proved his willing temperament and rideability excelling with international riders. With Margie Engle (USA), he earned the Winter Equestrian Festival 8-Year-Old Jumper circuit championship, then enjoyed success at 1.50-1.60m with Federico Sztyrle (ARG), Brianne Goutal-Marteau (USA) and Paul O’Shea (IRL).
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