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.
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.
At 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
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.
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