Ichabod is a very fancy, special Holsteiner colt. He is by the 17.1 hh Holsteiner stallion, Cunningham (Cassini I/Contender/Memphisto), who has had great success in the hunter ring and has gone on to be an outstanding hunter sire. Cunningham's offspring are known for their fantastic temperaments, modern types, personality, balance, and superb conformation. This colt is out of the imported 16.3+ hh Dutch Warmblood mare, Piacenza (Hamlet/Pele). She is by the International Grand Prix Jumper, Hamlet. Hamlet is well-known for siring the great Hickstead, who was ridden by Canada's Eric Lamaze, and won countless Grand Prix events worldwide. He represented Canada in 10 Nations Cup classes. His many international wins include the 2008 Olympic individual gold and team silver medalist, the 2007 $1 million CN International at Spruce Meadows and team silver and individual bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games. Hickstead also won the $100,000 CN World Cup Grand Prix in Toronto in November, and the €175,000 Rolex World Cup Grand Prix in Geneva in December. Based on his performance record, Hickstead was ranked the number one show jumping horse in the world by the World Breeding Federation of Sport Horses (WBFSH) in 2008. He was also named 'Stallion of the Year' for 2008 by the KWPN. Piacenza’s dam, Brigette, competed through the 1.35 m jumpers and is by Pele, an excellent producer of both dressage and jumping horses in the Netherlands. Piacenza started in the jumper ring in Holland successfully completing up to the 1.30 m jumpers, and was then imported to the United States to enter hunter/jumper training. She competed successfully at the A level for several years in both hunters and jumpers with her young riders with numerous wins at HITS Ocala.
This colt is a character! He is inquisitive and smart. He is playful, brave in new situations, and is very easy to work with. He is handled daily and well socialized. He will easily mature to 17 hh and is sure to turn heads in the hunter or jumper rings!
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