Cristallo I

- the all-rounder

The safe bank among show jumpers. His offspring enjoy great popularity worldwide, both in the show jumping ring and in the large arena.

Cornet Obolensky



Rabanna v. Clorstersveld

Corrado I
Urte I

Holivea v. Clostersveld

Cassini I


Capitol I


Stud fee: 1500,00 EUR (please contact the agent of your country) Semen orders: Beligneux Le Haras (Frankreich),1702 Chemin des Sauvageres, 01960 Servas Frankreich,
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Unconditional riding comfort, a maximum of ease of handling, joy of use, quick reflexes and ability characterise the often versatile Cristallo I offspring. His “flagship” in a whole armada of successful show jumpers is the Bavarian mare Cristalline, team gold medallist at the World Equestrian Games in Tryon under Adrienne Sternlicht (USA). The Cristallo I son Castello 194 and Henrik von Eckermann (SWE) won the “Prize of Europe” at four-star level at the CHIO in Aachen in 2018 and was placed seventh in the Grand Prix of Aachen. More than 60 Cristallo I offspring are now successful at advanced level, including Captain Future/Felix Koller, Charmeur 436/Gert Jan Bruggink (NED), Corbusier 2/Christian Romberg (AUT) and Cristobar/Teddy Flock (USA). Cristallo I offspring are also very successful in dressage, among others Cara Mia RCF/Christian Schumach (AUT), 2018 international winner up to Intermédiaire I. Regarding his positive values in the FN breeding value estimation for years, Cristallo I is one of the most versatile sires in the German stallion pool.

13 sons have been licensed so far, including the premium stallion Cristofin (2014 winner with a score of 8.8 in the Final Qualifier in Warendorf, after he had already qualified for the Bundeschampionat with a score of 8.9), the dressage horse Bundeschampionat fourth placed Codiak, the Württemberg Riding Horse Vice Champion Coeur, Coblesse and also the premium stallion Cashmere. Cristallo I’s offspring also include the Westphalian Champion Mare and show jumping World Championship finalist Casablanca and the Bundeschampionat finalists Chancy K, FBW Cristallos Lady and Cleine Cera. Among the more than 20 state premium mares are the SLP and show jumping winners Cristalies, Carmina Burana W, Cristallos Cleo and Cerubina W. His daughter Colett was the winner of the mare show in Delbrück in 2019, furthermore both jumping reserve winner of the Westphalian elite mare show and in the German mare championship in Lienen. Every year he delivers coveted auction foals, including the top price at the ESI Sales in Klein Ropscharden in 2019. In 2019 he was again an internationally sought-after sire, especially in France and Italy.

If one wants to describe Cristallo I, it is advisable to start with his extraordinarily successful offspring: More than 60 sons and daughters with placings up to advanced (S) level, twelve licensed sons - including Vice Bundeschampion Cashmere - and more than 20 State Premium mares are already to his credit. In addition, there are stars such as Cristalline, team gold medallist at the 2018 World Equestrian Games under Adrienne Sternlicht (USA).Proven quality up to international level

The series of successes of Cristallo I's offspring does not stop: In 2021, for example, Crystallized, the top jumper at the auction in Münster-Handorf, and PSB Czarin Enyfs CH, the Swiss Champion of four-year-old show jumpers, caused a sensation. His sons and daughters also attracted attention internationally, including Chelsea under Dorothy Douglas, Rivelina S under Jason Smith and Cristalline under Adrienne Sternlicht. They thus continue what Cristallo I himself began with a picture-book career: He was not only premium stallion at the NRW licensing in 2005 and best at the 30-day test in 2006, but also collected numerous successes in dressage and show jumping, for example as a Bundeschampionat finalist and later at international level under Henrik von Eckermann. Secured blood leaves nothing to chance

Sire Cornet Obolensky is already a legend in show jumping during his lifetime, dam's sire Cassini I was internationally successful under Franke Sloothaak. On top of that, Cristallo I descends from the successful Westphalian mare line 239.

In 2022, this much-proven stallion will continue to be stationed in France and will be available to German breeders at breeder-friendly conditions via frozen semen.


The highly proven Cristallo I has made the breakthrough to the top of the world as a sire.

He himself proved his double talent as a young stallion: In 2005 he was premium stallion at the NRW licensing in Münster-Handorf, in 2006 he was best in the test with top marks in all areas at the 30-day test at the same place and in 2007 he was runner-up in the prestigious Westphalian Optimum for four-year-old riding horses under Ingrid Klimke. Things continued promisingly: In 2008 Cristallo I was Westphalia Champion and Bundeschampionat Finalist, in 2009 eighth at the Bundeschampionat, and from 2010 onwards he won and placed in the international Youngster Tour and Medium Tour under Henrik von Eckermann. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury at the age of eight, which meant his premature end, after he had previously been earmarked as an Olympic candidate for Henrik von Eckermann.

Regarding his positive values in the FN breeding value estimation for years, Cristallo I is one of the most versatile sires in the German stallion pool.


The sire Cornet Obolensky, winner of the European Championship team gold medal with Marco Kutscher in 2009, is already legendary in his lifetime and confirmed his exceptional position again in 2018 at number 4 in the WBFSH world ranking list of the best show jumping sires.

Out of the dam Cassie (FN: Cascavella 2), who was successful in show jumping up to medium level, comes the internationally successful full brother Cristallo II, who was also the Champion Stallion at the NRW licensing in 2009. The dam’s sire Cassini I himself competed in international sport with Franke Sloothaak and is one of the world’s best show jumping sires of his generation. The granddam Profilda was successful in show jumping up to advanced (S) level under the sport name Papaya 19 and is a full sister to the licensed and internationally successful Pocalino, who was Vice Westphalia Champion and Bundeschampionat Finalist.

Their sire Polydor was one of the most successful Warendorf state stud stallions of all time. Analogous to his paternal half-brother Pilot, Polydor’s children have also excelled primarily in show jumping. First and foremost is Pamina, with whom Otto Becker won the final of the German Classics in 1991, as well as Two Step, Paramo K, Porter, Pozitano, Paavo N and his full brother Potsdam, all of whom play important roles in international show jumping. In the fourth generation stands Festivo, once Rhineland licensing winner, and later internationally successful in dressage with the Dutch Danielle van Aalderen.

This Westphalian line 239/Almfee (by Almprinz-Sonnenfleck-Andres) also produced the sires Apartos (PB Westf., SUI), Avocado (Ldb. Warendorf), Ayers Rock (Ldb. Marbach), Disney (PB USA), Papageno (Ldb. Schwaiganger), Parlando I and II and Pastell (PB Bay.).

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