SIRE: Quick Fire was the reserve champion of the 2009 Holsteiner Verband Stallion Approvals. With Markus Brinkmann, Quick Fire had placings at 3* at many venues including a 3rd at Verden in 2017 and a 2nd at Offenburg in 2018. His sire, Quitero, is the first victorious son of Top 100 sire Quantum, himself from the French legends Quidam and Cor de la Bryere. His mother Ibara is sired by Chamonix, a well-used stallion in the USA. In the third generation of the mareline we find the matchless Calando I, reputed for his competitive spirit which he proved more than once. He sired Cagliostro, Coolman V, Careful and Lamalushi. Quintero became a great sire over the last years for sport and breeding horses, this year ranking in the world WBFSH top 100 at #64. His offspring are stunning due to the strong topline and outstanding paces. He embodies a new generation of Holsteiners, much more blood-typed. Riders comment that Quintero’s youngsters are energetic yet very rideable without losing their super temperament.
DAMSIRE: Corrado was ridden by the Holsteiner Verband riders, Thiess Luther and Bo Kristoffersen on the young horse circuit, and was a finalist as a six-year-old at the Bundeschampionate in 1991. The next season he commenced his international jumping career with Franke Sloothaake. The pair won the Grand Prix of Leeuwarden in 1993, and were second in the Nations Cup at La Baule. In 1994, Corrado won the World Cup Qualifier at Dortmund and finished third in the Nations Cup at Aachen. He also won the German Championship that year. In 1996, he won the Danish World Cup Qualifier at Aarhus, and the Grand Prix of Neumünster and Kiel. In 1997, Franke and Corrado were third in the Hamburg Grand Prix and fourth in the Grand Prix of Göteborg. As a sire, Corrado was again, an instant success. His international jumpers include: Classic H with Helena Persson, Cher with Piet Raymakers, Corrada with Peter Charles, Cosmina with Markus Fuchs, Cosmos Star with Evelyne Blaton, Caramia with Espen Johannsen, Canyon with Tim Grubb, Think Twice with Leopold van Asten, and Cabrio with Felix and Toni Hassman. Cattani competed at the 2005 European Championships with Spain’s Manuel Saro Fernandez, before the ride was taken over by Geir Gulliksen – the pair were in the Norwegian team at the 2008 Olympic Games. Carsten Otto-Nagel won the Riders Tour in 2008 with the mare, Corradina, and the next year, the pair were second at the European Championships in Windsor in the bronze medal winning German team. Perhaps his most spectacular son is the grey stallion, Clinton, who was individually 4th at the Olympic Games in Athens, and second behind Shutterfly at Aachen in 2005.