Brentano II




Brentano II

Brentano II, Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2003

The Celle state stud stallion Brentano II is the Hanoverian stallion of the year 2003. At the Verden stallion licensing, the chestnut stallion was awarded this prestigious title. His breeder, Dr. Max Schulz-Stellenfleth, Stellenfleth, was honored with a check for EURO 10,000.00 and a valuable Wohlklang-statuette. The Uelzener insurance company always generously supports this award that honors important Hanoverian stallions who have a tremendous influence on the breed.Brentano II and his breeder

In 1983, Brentano II was born on Dr. Max Schulz-Stellenfleth's farm in Kehdingen. His dam, the Grande-daughter Glocke, descends from one of the most important mare families in Hanover, going back to the Schumann-daughter S449. The stallions Garibaldi I and II, Wolkenstein I and II and Beltain as well as Beauvalais, one of the internationally most successful dressage horses with Beatriz Ferrer-Salat, belong to this equine family. Recently, Beltain caused a sensation in Warendorf: Under Holga Finken, his son Belissimo M became federal champion of three-year-old stallions. After having won the stallion licensing, Brentano II moved to the Celle National Stud. At his stallion performance test, he presented the best dressage performances, and with a final score of 129,97, he ranked second. One year later, he achieved the fourth place at the Federal Championships of the German Riding Horse. He is trained up to advanced dressage level, and he has been belonging to the Celle Quadrilles for years now. Since 1987, he has been stationed in Artland, first in Natbergen, later on at the Ankum insemination station.

That is were Brentano II met suitable mares. The chestnut stallion is the sire of 68 state premium mares and 15 licensed stallions. In 2000, his daughter Bona Dea II left the Ratje-Niebuhr-Show as the winning mare. Together with her full sister Bona Dea, she won the Ratje-Niebuhr-Prize. Brentano II supplied totally 19 horses for elite auctions, among them the first-class horses Brentina, Brasseur P, Bandito and Bon Jovi.




BrentinaAt the World Equestrian Games in Jerez, Brentina won the team bronze medal under the American Debbie McDonald. Her right brother Barclay is just about to start his international career with Gonnelien and Sven Rothenberger. In the youngster division, Bernstein and Christian Ritter are a successful and important equine pair. This year, Bon Jovi was especially successful: He won the federal championship title of four-year-old horses in Warendorf. Apart from that, he is the dam's sire of the Brandenburg mare Poetin who is on everyone's lips after having won the World Breeding Championships Dressage of Young Horses and the Federal Championships. Brentano II is a dressage stallion with an exemplary inheritance, and his dressage breeding evaluation reaches the above-average mark of 137 points. With his successful offspring, he is one of the sons of the trademark stallion Bolero who ensured a revival of this bloodline in sport. Thus in October, Bonaparte (Heike Kemmer) was awarded the most successful dressage horse of the world.


Brentano II, a phenomenal stallion!

Born 1982, 167 cm. Breeder - Dr Max Schulz




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 It is no surprise given the success of the ‘B’ line horses recently, that Brentano II has been crowned the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2003. The stallion received a laurel wreath and his breeder, the famed Dr Max Schulz-Stellenfleth received a check for 10,000 euro.
Brentano was born in 1983, and is by Bolero out of Glocke, by Grande. His dam line is one of the most important for Hanoverian breeding tracing to the Schumann-mare S449. The stallions Garibaldi I and II, Wolkenstein I and II and Beltain, and the Grand Prix star, Beauvalais are all closely related to Brentano II.
Brentano II was the licensing champion of 1985 and was acquired by the State Stud Celle. He placed second in his Stallion Performance test with 129 points, but had the best dressage score - 141. In 1986, Brentano was 4th at the Bundeschampionate.
So far he has sired 68 state premium mares, and 15 licensed Hanoverian sons, although none of them has really established himself in the same league as his sire.
His daughter Bona Dea II was the Champion Mare at the 2000 Natje-Niebuhr Show and with her full sister Bona Dea I, won the Ratje-Niebuhr prize.
Nineteen of his progeny have been sold through the auctions including Brentino, Brasseur P, Bandito and Bon Jovi.
Current dressage stars by Brentano, include Brentino, and his full brother, Barclay. Stars at the recent Bundeschampionate include Bon Jovi, and Poetin who is out of a mare by Brentano II. Brentano II brood mares seem to be particularly valuable.
In the 2003 Hanoverian Stallion Book, he is listed as having 285 dressage competitors (14 at S level), 65 jumpers and 14 eventers, for total prize money of almost a quarter of a million euros. However his most successful competitor, Brentina does not seem to be included in the calculations. He has an FN dressage index of 134 (jumping 75) but on the Hanoverian stallion ratings is only 38th on the dressage standings and 43rd for type – which just goes to show that the ‘objective’ lists are often no guide to anything.

The Mare Sire: Wenica (on the right) is by Weltmeyer and her two daughters are by Brentano II - they won the family championship at the Ratjie-Niebuhr Mare Show in Verden in 2000


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