MEZCALERO IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLY BY FROZEN SEMEN — READ BELOW
Due to very high breeder demand and limited supply, 8 doses of frozen semen will be available at $1000 per dose (no LFG; no shipping included) only to qualified mares for the 2016 season. Owners should apply by email as early in the year as possible in order to have best opportunity for the available doses. Once approved, owner will be sent a contract for purchase of the doses.
Registered (not CP) with a WBFSH member organization.
Established USEF performance record at 1.25m or higher.
Has at least 25% Thoroughbred or French blood.
If no sport record, has produced at least one frozen semen foal in the past 2 seasons.
Mezcalero is the son of the world-renowned Voltaire, who has gained acclaim both as a successful international competitor and as a sire of supremely successful offspring. Mezcalero’s damsire is the incomparable Ramiro, who stood in Holland, Germany, Westfal, and Zangershiede, and was names Horse of the Year in Holland in 1992 due to his breeding success for Leon Melchior. A more successful sire than Ramiro is seldom seen.
Mezcalero, like his father and many successful brothers and sisters, has competed and placed internationally, with appearances at such prestigious competitions as Aachen, Arnhem, Monterrey, Luxembourg, Lisbon, and Jerez, and in many world cup qualifiers. He represented Mexico in the 1998 World Equestrian Games, and jumped in many Nations Cup competitions under rider Frederico Fernandez. Mezcalero is the sire of the 5 Year-Old Jumper Champion in Spain, the 2002 IJF East Coast Champion, and the 2004 and 2005 YJC Western Regionals Champion Apache, and of many other successful Sporthorse offspring both here and abroad. See other parts of this page for more offspring information. Mezcalero’s bloodlines and popularity and an individual have been so sought after the semen has been exported to Europe for use there.
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For the length of his jumping career, Mezcalero was the personal mount of Mexican Team rider Frederico Fernandez. This outstanding duo put in clear rounds at some of the toughest international venues in the world. Following his retirement from competition, Mezcalero was sold to US interests. His offspring are now making a great impression in the sport.
Mezcalero career highlights include--
2nd, World Cup Qualifier, Mexico City
4th, Grand Prix of Jerez
8th, Grand Prix of Jerez
3rd, Grand Prix of Madrid
8th, Grand Prix of Madrid
7th, Grand Prix of Lisbon
5th, Bradley Cup Con de Los Andes
8th, World Cup Qualifier, Monterrey
Qualified for the World Equestrian Games in Rome
3rd, Grand Prix, Nations Cup
4th, World Cup Qualifier, Mexico City
10th, World Cup Qualifier, Quebec
3rd, Grand Prix of Jalapa, Qualifier for the Pan American Games
2nd, Grand Prix of Mexico
3rd, Grand Prix of Monterey
Marco Polo was brought to Holland in 1964 as an upgrade sire. While not popular at first, it was soon apparent that Marco Polo’s progeny had hereditary jump. The first horse to really announce the arrival of a new jumping sire was the mare, Elzette, who teamed with a 15 year old Franke Sloothaak became Royal Dutch Federation Champion in 1973. The following year, Franke rode Marco Polo to become Champion of the Young Riders. Other successful offspring were Jonker Arno (Henk Nooren), Polo Boy (Katie Monahan), Vivaldi (Melanie Smith), Pybalia (Phillippe Guerdat’s Olympic mount in 1984 as well as in Seoul), and Marius (Caroline Bradley’s Birmingham Grand Prix winner and 1977 British Showjumper of the Year). Marius went on to sire Milton, perhaps the most famous showjumper in history. Marco Polo was also successful as a broodmare sire; one of his daughters was bred to Voltaire to produce Concorde, and both Hap Hansen’s Dalfsen and Debbie Schaffner’s Den Ham were from Marco Polo daughters.
Ramiro, one of the most influential jumper sires in the world. Bred and raised in Holstein, Ramiro has had considerable influence in many breeding regions. He is the sire of the incredible international show jumper Ratina Z, United States Olympic Medalist Royal Kaliber, and is grandsire to Athens Olympics super stars Montender and Butterfly Flip. Besides these names, there are hundreds more offspring competing and winning all over the world.
Voltaire is by the French stallion Furioso II, one of the first of such stallions to be imported to Germany to provide some much-needed Thoroughbred influence. Standing in the Oldenburg region, he easily won his 100-Day test, and was later approved for breeding in Hannover, Rhineland, Hessen, and Westfalia. Furioso II had winners in all disciplines; some noteable ones are FBI, Heissman (Michael Matz’s Horse of the Year and 4 th at the Barcelona Olympics), and For Pleasure (ridden by Lars Nieberg to Olympic team Gold in Atlanta, and by Marchus Ehnning to team gold in Sydney). In dressage, Furioso II’s son Purioso is the sire of Cocktail (Anky van Grunsven’s Grand Prix mount). Furioso II, who died in 1986, sired a total 81 approved sons, 96 dams of approved sons, and has progeny earnings of DM9,000,000.
Voltaire has sired offspring that have gone on to be successful in both the show jumping and dressage arenas. Voltaire sired such horses as Concorde, Royal Kaliber, Response, Finesse, Play it Again, Altaire, Especiale, Kannan, Lemato, Mezcalero (represented Mexico in the 1998 World Equestrian Games, and jumped in many Nations Cup competitions under rider Frederico Fernandez), Farmer (sire of Olympic reserve Lowina), Ecuador (sire of 2004 Dutch Olympic dressage team member Idocus), Lancelot KWPN (ex Nimmerdor, and sire of Pavorotti, Tristan, Parcival, SF Sadin,and many more international horses), and One More Look (high-scoring foal at the NASFA 2002 Foal Evaluations). Other notable offspring include Foltaire (international dressage horse ridden by Guenter Seidel), Helios, Electro, Danta, and Kahlua. Some of Voltaire’s successful hunter offspring include: Churchill, Popeye K, Blink, High Cotton, King de Coquerie, and Moriah.
Date of Birth: 2010 Breed: Zweibrucker Pedigree:Mezcalero / Coconut Grove / Cassini I
Comments: Purchased in utero, Montaro OHF is now an approved stallion with the RPSI, having received perfect 10's in his free jumping. Â In 2015, Montaro was 3rd overall in the NA Stallion Testing conducted at Silver Creek Farm in Oklahoma.
Date of Birth: 2008 Breed: Belgian Warmblood Pedigree:Mezcalero x Anjou (Amaretto D II/Watzmann xx/Perser xx)
Comments: I-Mai Tai OHF and owner Emily Allen of Texas recently claimed a silver medal in the $10,000 Adult Jumper Central Region Championships, held at the Colorado Horse Park. This pair has numerous top placings and championships in 2015 in the High Adult Jumper division.
Date of Birth: 2010 Breed: Zweibrucker Gelding Pedigree:Mezcalero x Tic Tac (Brookefront/Treasury Secretary/Pluck)
Comments: Congratulations to Waldenbrook Farm of CA! Super quiet high performance hunter prospect!
Malbec is by the wildly successful sire Mezcalero, stallion in residence at October Hill Farm and father of many, many accomplished international showjumpers including Apache (Richard Spooner) and Mississippi LS (Angel Karolyi).