Cecotto’s As is a proven amateur’s Grand Prix horse with a depth of talent to offer future generations of American-bred show horses. A grandson of the exceptional jumping sire Contender, he showed his Young Horse Championships in Europe and was...
Cecotto’s As is a proven amateur’s Grand Prix horse with a depth of talent to offer future generations of American-bred show horses. A grandson of the exceptional jumping sire Contender, he showed his Young Horse Championships in Europe and was purchased to pursue an American career under top professional guidance. During his partnerships he won in company at WEF, jumped the 1.50m CSI2* & CSI3* classes, and regularly collected money and ribbons in the 1.40m & 1.45m Grand Prix.
At present, he is jumping clear 1.40m & 1.45m rounds and placing in $25K, $40K, and U25 Grand Prix classes with his amateur owner.
Cecotto sired a small foal crop in Europe prior to his performance career, of which two were imported to the States. Both express his well-set neck, strong topline, good movement, and exceptional jump, and both suggest a tendency to throw chrome. Sired in 2010, Cecotto’s Joker is gorgeous, good-moving, and correct, and a successful Junior Hunter for the owner. Sired in 2011, Cecotto de la Ogi aka “Alter Ego” (Cecotto’s As x Sandro Boy) is a tremendous young jumper that debuted the 1.40m in 2018 with ribbons out of 40+ at HITS Thermal. Though current sample size is small, both horses are testaments to Cecotto’s versatility as a sire for the American market. “Ego” in particular; a tall, elegant, leggy type true to the Sandro line, is a stunning example of Cecotto’s ability to improve upon himself by enhancing the qualities of an already superb mare.
With hind end technique that’s every bit as impressive as his dynamic front end the quality of Cecotto’s jump cannot be overstated. His pedigree is a depth of scope from proven Holsteiner bloodlines, including 4 independent crosses back to Ladykiller (Gofine, Lord, Landstrum & Landgraf) and a healthy dose of broodmare producer Ramiro Z in his dam line. Selle Francais greats such as Alme (through dam-sire Althoff) and Cor de la Bryere (through grandsire Contender) also contribute great deals of scope plus a more modern percentage of blood. His neck rises out of well-placed withers that flow into a strong back, short coupling, and well-muscled loin, and he travels in a naturally balanced and uphill frame. He has good bone structure, and an over grown pony appeal that is sure to appeal to the hunter market.
But all this is for naught without the quiet mind and amateur-friendly temperament required of the American show horse, and Cecotto is proven here too. He is a stallion for the amateur that dreams big; the breeder that requires pretty, tractable, and marketable young horses; and the pro developing their Grand Prix future from scratch. He is approved Oldenburg and, due to an active competition schedule, is available only via frozen at this time.Read Less