Clinton II fulfilled the performance criteria to become approved by the Holsteiner Verband, becoming a finalist at theBundeschampionat as a five and six year old. In 2005 he became Holsteiner Vice Champion with Thomas Voss, then moved to Sang-Wuk Song, winning the team silver medal at the Asian Games. Along with number results in Hamburg, Dusseldorf andNeumunster, also winning as nations Cup level for Germany.
He went to the World Cup finals in Gothenburg (13th) with Thomas Voss, and as a young horse went to Lanaken for the World Championships, coming 19th.
His first offspring, one of which is international show jumper Caliano, are already competing in 1.50 m classes.
Sire of Clinton II, Carolus I, started his breeding career as a stallion of the Holsteiner Verband, then changing to Baden-Wurttemberg. Within a short time there, he had international wins with Stefan Lauber. In 1995 and 96 a large number of Carolus’ offspring qualified for the Bundeschampionats, one of which, Carmena, won the final with a score of 9.5. Carolus had 12 approved sons and ranked among the top jumper stallions in the FN breeding index
Carolus I’s sire, Capitol I, is one of the most consistent show jumping sires in the world and founder of a widely successful stallion dynasty. Maternal grandsire Calypso II’s genes are also prevalent in the offspring. Full brother Clinton I is also a successful international show jumper and their Holstein 4965 line has produced some excellent competition horses such as Zandor Z/Jos Lansink, Padua/Ralf Schneider and Poor Boy/Beat Mändli.
Clinton II’s full sister, Hirtin, was a successful international show jumper under her competition name Chica Bay. She is also dam to the outstanding show jumping stallion Levisto, winner of the “Sires of the World” title in 2009.
Breeding suggestions: Light to medium weight mares who lack strength, and those who need movement and scope added. Heavy mares should be avoided.