Belissimo M needs little introduction to those who follow German dressage successes. His offspring are well known for their excellent riding horse qualities. As a sire of rideability he is highly appreciated. He has had 8 stallion performance test winners, and 3 Res. Ch. performance test winners from his first three crop. In addition, 3 Bundeschampions and Blickpunkt, a celebrated bronze medal winner at the World Championship for young dressage horses in Verden 2009. Five offspring from his first crop (2004) were nominated for the World Championships.
Belissimo M himself was a model student under saddle: Top auction horse, record breaking stallion performance test winner, Bundeschampion, finalist at the World Championship for young dressage horses. In recognition of his breeding significance Belissimo M has been honoured in a way that only a few top stallions have: He now is allowed to perform as a representative of his homeland, as Belissimo NRW.
By 2009, Belissimo already had 30 licensed sons, including numerous premium stallions, e.g. in Hanover (310,000 euro top prized Bentley), Oldenburg, Westphalia, Austria – there Bellheim became the 2009 Champion Stallion. After only three years in breeding there are already 51 state premium mares, including Champion Mares in Hanover and Bavaria as well as the 2009 Champion Mare of Westphalia, Brilliante.
The sire Beltain was himself successful in the dressage arena up to advanced (S) class and originates from one of the most successful mare lines of Hanover: His dam is full sister of the Celle State Stud sires Garibaldi I and II and granddam of Wolkenstein I and II as well as of the Grand Prix dressage horse Little Big Man; also the Celle State Stud sires Brentano I and II as well as Beauvalais (e.g.Vice World Champion 2002 in Jerez, Olympic bronze medal in Athens 2004) belong to them. His dam Roxa produced, when bred to Boss, three successful full siblings up to advanced (S) level in dressage : Bonnie Bianco, Baccarole and Boutique.
According to FN’s estimated breeding value statistics 2009 he is ranked fifth nationwide as a dressage sire with 169 points.
Out of 44 stallions ranked by the FN in 1020, Belissimo again ranked high as a dressage sire in 6th place Breeding Value 164 points, reliability 95 %
The fertility of the semen is excellent, with many proven pregnancies and foals on the ground.