Sire Its The Business is a International Grade A Showjumper Winning well in excess of £30,000 in a career shortened by injury. In 1994 he won the three major indoor winter Championships, EPD, Toggi and Parkes. 1st & 4th International Grand Prix in Veendam, Holland. 1st Grand Prix, Newark and Notts. 1st AIT Bath & West, 1st AIT Royal Welsh, 1st AIT New Forest. 1st Special Stallion Jumping Championship at Valkenswaard in Holland where Itís the Business beat Europeís top 35 showjumping stallions.
His grandsire Jasper, won the Hamburg Jumping Derby and many other international classes. With a heart as big as a lion, and as careful as they come, he has had many admirers. In the 1995 BCM world rankings, Jasper has rocketed into seventh place on the list of top progenitors. Of course, this Courville son had already made a name for himself in International jumping as Little One, but he seems equally competent as producer of showjumping horses. Considering the qualities and ages of Legato, Jabot, El Padrino, Elton, Degina, Avontuur, Copa Cobana, King Size and Wodan B.
His greatdam Alanda is a very successful showjumper in Holland, with numerous wins and successes. In 1994 she was 4th in the Dutch Showjumping Championships (the top placed mare).
Casablanca is a grade A mare who competed internationally she possessed a huge amount of scope and no jump was to big.
Her sire Calypso II who produced a number of International performers including Calyno, Chin Chin, Cheyenne, Crazy Cocktail, Montemorelos la Silla, Caras J, Dobelís Cara Mia, Asien, Cartier S, Capella 3, Champ of Class and Zarina de San Patrignano.
All Calypso II progeny show not only great jumping form, but also a wonderful rideability. He produced winners of one and a half million deutschmarks, with 557 competitors. On the basis of the Hanoverian mare tests, Calypso II achieves a dressage ranking of 131, and a jumping ranking of 167. His breeding index on the basis of his competition horses is 132 for dressage and 150 for jumping.
Calypso IIís stallion sons include Contender, Coriolan, Champ of Class, Colani, Carbid, Crazy Classic, Chasseur I and II.