In addition being a talented dressage horse, Cockpit jumps as well as the best show jumpers – this is verified by his fine pedigree. His sire is the monumental Cantus, out of the celebrated Holsteiner 162 bloodline, which produced numerous champions, including Carthago, Coster, Feinschnitt, Sapphire, Sandro Kan, Santiago Z, Calvaro ridden by Will Mellinger and the stallion, Come On. The sire of his dam is the fabulous Pilot, and in his third generation, we find Frühlingsball. Cockpit is descended from the mare, Schild-amsel’s sweeping dynasty that goes back to the 1800s.
Dressage: This stallion has everything one could ask for in an elite-labeled stallion. He enters the arena with broad gaits, and displays his powerful body and eloquent head. His athletic abilities are particularly apparent. He received the maximum score in the “rittigheid,” the test for ease under the saddle, and he has had numerous victories in open events in Germany. He successfully continued a competitive career marked by numerous victories at the Intermédiaire level, while pursuing a breeding career at the same time.
In 2003, out of 7 events at the M-A and Intermédiaire I level, he had 6 victories and 1 third-place, with his rider, Olivier Luze.
As a breeding stallion, Cockpit, has garnered much attention. Many of his offspring have won awards and sell for premium prices in auction.
In 2003, one of his offspring was the vice-champion at the Foal Championships at Hessen. A mare of his progeny was awarded a state premium in the Oldenburg, and one of his sons is an approved stallion: Concorde, out of Rocket x World Cup.
Cockpit’s progeny have distinguished themselves on the highest national and international levels, including Coquette with 15 victories and the mare, Calista, a winner in M level events. Cockpit produces beautiful horses with excellent conformation, remarkable gaits, strength, and flexibility.
His offspring are well-tempered, have excellent jumping technique, and show great promise for the future. For dressage, he has excellent balance, flexibility, and power. Cockpit is internationally acclaimed and is now at stud in France.
Cockpit has produced beautiful dressage and show jumping horses.