Grade A Showjumper.
Casall x Cassini I x Heraldik xx
Grade A Showjumper Competing in Grand Prix Classes
Awarded D-OC Predicate by WSI for Passing DNA-OC Test
Approved by Holsteiner Verband and Warmblood Studbook of Ireland
Owned by Holsteiner Verband Hengsthaltungs GmbH
Bred by Avora Pferde GmbH & Co. KG
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Clarcon presented himself as one of the most typey and best moving Casall offspring at the 2012 Neumünster grading, where the Holsteiner Verband purchased him on the first day. At the pre-selection he had put up an impressive performance revealing his exceptional free-jumping quality. His wonderful facial expression is characterised by big, expressive eyes. His neck blends well into pronounced withers joined to a strong back and croup. The stallion boasts a correct overall conformation along with very sound legs. His power from behind allows for an impressive flow of movement. The walk is very regular; the trot is characterized by rhythm, elasticity and the ability to carry weight; and his canter is impressive with big, uphill strides. Based on these traits the Holsteiner Verband, the #1-ranked showjumping studbook, approved Clarcon and awarded him the title Premium Stallion.
Clarcon was successfully 70-day performance tested in autumn 2013. Again he demonstrated his exceptional free-jumping skills, scoring 9.0 in the final test exam.
In 2015, Clarcon successfully competed in young jumper classes at A to M* level with Verband rider Maximilian Gräfe and also qualied for the German Young Horse Championships (Bundeschampionate). In 2016, and by now far more developed and mature, Clarcon won classes to M level. Scoring 8.5 in Bad Segeberg, he qualied for the 6-year-old Bundeschampionate where he placed 4th in the first qualification for the Final. Clarcon is now a Grade A showjumper competing successfully with Kilian Browne.
Clarcon’s sire Casall is one of the world’s best showjumpers (ranked 3rd, 5th, and 7th in 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively) and one of the world’s best sires (ranked 4th, 9th, and 14th in 2016, 2015, and 2014, respectively). He recently retired after a long sport career with Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson. Today Casall is the most important sire for the Holsteiner breed. Were it not for the strong concentration of Casall blood in the small Holsteiner population Irish Warmblood National Stud would not have been presented the opportunity to lease Clarcon.
Clarcon's dam Tassina is by another icon of the breed - Cassini I. The maternal grandsire is Heraldik xx, the most high-profile Thoroughbred in recent breed history. Silvester (by Silbersee xx), sire or dam sire to a great number of internationally successful top horses, complements the interesting pedigree down the female line. The next generation sire, the Thoroughbred stallion Marlon xx, also contributes to the great influence of pure-blood elements on Clarcon’s dam line. Germaine II, Clarcon’s 3rd dam, is a full-sister to the exceptional international showjumping and Olympic mare Samantha. Initially successfully shown by Heinz Simon, she later became one of the most successful horses at FEI top level under Dutchman Bert Romp. Clarcon's damline, Stamm 3692, has already produced four 1.60 m., three 1.55-1.50 m., and eighteen 1.40 m. showjumpers.
A typey colt from Clarcon’s first crop out of a dam by Landgraf I – Calypso IV was selected for the Holsteiner stallion grading in 2016 and was auctioned to Italy as a non-licensed stallion. Clarcon already has sired two approved sons. And a third son has advanced to the final stage in the Belgian Warmblood (BWP) stallion approval process. We will learn in mid-May if this very promising young stallion is approved by BWP.
Clarcon sired 145 foals in his first two seasons at stud (64 fillies and 81 colts). He was the most frequently used newly approved stallion of his year. The evaluation of Clarcon’s progeny is way above average with a Breeding Index of 125 points.
Clarcon passed without negative comment all veterinary and radiographic examinations that were part of his Holsteiner and WSI approvals. In 2017 this outstanding stallion was approved by the Warmblood Studbook of Ireland following an inspection in Germany by the WSI Stallion Committee. Both the Holsteiner Verband and WSI awarded Clarcon a 9 for type and excellent scores for conformation, gaits, and jumping ability. According to WSI’s Stallion Inspection Committee, “There was no doubt that this is a stallion we need in WSI and in Ireland. Clarcon has no ‘holes’ – he possesses the complete package of genetic and athletic traits. And with three crops of foals on the ground already, and having seen his progeny as part of the inspection process, we can see what Clarcon produces. The breeding index does not lie: 125 puts him in the top league of young Holsteiner stallions.”
Advice to Breeders:
The first son of Casall approved by the Holsteiner Verband to stand in Ireland, the Premium Stallion Clarcon is suitable for both showjumping and eventing breeding. He brings to his progeny size; a beautiful type with a noble head, a good neck, and a modern rectangular frame; and very good movement, elasticity, and athleticism. These traits are confirmed through linear profiles of Clarcon's progeny.
This outstanding stallion, which was awarded a 9 for "type" by both Holsteiner Verband and WSI inspectors, suits a wide variety of mares including those that need size, refinement, blood, an improved canter, greater elasticity, and improved jumping ability.
Showjumping: Clarcon is especially interesting for old-fashioned showjumping-bred mares that need a modern stallion to produce progeny that can meet tomorrow's sport requirements. He also is ideal for more modern showjumping mares that need greater elasticity, an improved canter, and better jumping technique and scope.
Eventing: The consolidation of top-class Thoroughbred blood in Clarcon, including that of the great Heraldik xx so close in his pedigree, means that he should be used by two types of eventing breeders: Those with Thoroughbred mares and true half-bred mares that need improved gaits and jumping ability, and those with Irish Sport Horse and warmblood mares that need a strong dose of blood from the sire to produce upper level eventing horses.
The Holsteiner Verband recommends that "Clarcon should be a very suitable stallion for mares that lack expression, modernity, and movement dynamics. The first foal crops confirm that Clarcon is able to pass on type and movement to his foals."
Clarcon: The heir to Cavalier Royale, the great Holsteiner that revolutionised Irish showjumping and eventing breeding.