Born: 1984 – 2012
Height: 168 cm ~ 16.2 h
approved for: KWPN, Anglo European Studbook, Breeders Elite Studbook, Irish Sport Horse, Sport Horse Breeding (GB), Warmblood Studbook of Ireland
Like the famous Olympic jumper Felix, Cavalier is also a son of sire Maykel. Cavalier’s dam Wina (Orthos) is a member of the reputable northern Netherlands Sina family. This excellent sports family produced numerous national and international sport horses such as the international showjumping horses Piccolino (Notaris) under René Tebbel, Maltstriker (Abgar xx) under Eric Wauters, Oleandra (Farn) under Peter Postelmans and Pierrot (Marco Polo) under Emile Hendrix.
Cavalier is one of the most successful KWPN stallions in international showjumping. By the name San Patrignano Mister, this grey claimed major successes in the international arena with Franke Sloothaak. The combination won more than 40 international classes; grand prix, puissance and speed classes. After his successful sports career, the grey stallion returned to the Netherlands where he has been used for breeding ever since.
Offspring from Cavalier’s first breeding seasons are already successful in showjumping. Examples are the international showjumpers; Tinello Isha ridden by Albert Voorn, Blushing Groom under John Popely, Illusion under Jörne Sprehe and FAN Cavala ridden by Eddie Macken being the best known.
The stallion Quadrifoglio (v. Cavalier) who was very successful during the young horses championships in 2005 at Zangersheide will continue his international sports career with the Italian rider Jerry Smit.