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CASALL ASK

Caretino x Lavall I x Raimond

The most successful Caretino offspring in competition is Casall la Silla out of a Lavall I dam. Under Rolf-Göran Bengstsson, the bay stallion is rated among the top show jumpers in the world. Moreover, he has also earned himself a stellar reputation as a sire. In 2009, his son Catch It became champion stallion of the Holsteiner approval and sold for a record 450,000 Euro to Denmark. Casall has produced as much as nine stallion sons in Holsteiner breeding and also 3 daughters have won the Elmshorn Elite Mare Show in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Casall Ask (Casall La Silla) is an international jumping super star with Rolf Goran Bengsston. Counted as one of the best sons of the deceased stallion Caretino. Casall Ask is referred to by many as the Stallion of the Century, Casall Ask competed against his own 5* progeny and on the 2014 WBFSH rankings, Casall was in 14th place, on the 2015 standings he had moved to 9th, and on the 2016 rankings, he moved into 4th, behind Diamant de Semilly, For Pleasure and Cornet Obolensky. Casall Ask had points from 52 international competitors – the most from the 2016 No 1 showjumper, Chesall Zimequest. Casall Ask has produced nine stallion sons in Holstein and also had the champion mare at the Elmshorn anniversary show in 2008.  Casall's retirement was announced in 2016 after a phenomenal year and some extraordinary results. In 2016 he won Doha 2016 CSI5* 1.60m,  Valkenswaard 2016 CSI5* 1.60m, Paris 2016 CSI5* 1.60m,. He was also 3rd in Antwerp 2016 CSI5* 1.60m, Monaco 2016 CSI5* 1.60m, and had many other placings within the top 10. 

SIRE: CASALL ASK 'STALLION OF THE CENTURY'

2015
Winner of the LGCT Grand Prix in Rome
Winner of the LGCT Grand Prix in London
Second in the LGCT Grand Prix in Cannes
Second in the World Cup in Gothenburg
Second in the 1,55 class in Basel
Third in the LGCT overall standing 2015
Third in the LGCT Grand Prix in Doha
Third in the LGCT Grand Prix in Hamburg
Third in the World Cup in Zürich

2014
Winner of the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Doha
Winner of a 5* 1,50-1,60 class in Lyon
Winner of the 5* Longines Grand Prix in Basel
Winner of the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Chantilly
Second in the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Antwerpen
Second in the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Monte Carlo
Third in the 5* Rolex Grand Prix in Geneva
Third in a 5* Longines GCT 1.50 class in Cannes
Third in a 5* Longines GCT 1.55 class in Hamburg
Fourth at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy
Fourth in a 5* 1.55 class in Basel

2013

Second in the 5* Longines Grand Prix in Lyon
Second in the 5* Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Zürich
Third in the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Vienna
Third with the Swedish team at the European Championship in Herning
Third in the 5* Grand Prix in 's-Hertogenbosch
Third in the 5* Grand Prix in Gothenburg
Third with the Swedish team in the 5* Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Falsterbo
Fourth at the European Championship in Herning
Sixth in the 5* Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Gothenburg
Sixth in the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Hamburg
Sixth in the 5* Longines GCT Grand Prix in Cannes

2012
Part of the Swedish team at the London Olympic Games
Winner of a 5* 1.55 class in Basel
Second in the GCT Grand Prix in Cannes
Second in the GCT Grand Prix in Hamburg
Second in the GCT Grand Prix in Lausanne
Third in the 5* Grand Prix of Basel
Fifth in the 5* Grand Prix of Zürich
Sixth in the World Cup final in s'Hertogenbosch
Seventh in the 5* Grand Prix of Paris

2011
Winner of Global Champions Tour Grand Prix’s in Hamburg and Monte Carlo
Winner of the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Lyon
Winner of a 5* 1.50 class in Gothenburg
Second in the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Geneva
Second in a 5* 1.50 class in Aachen
Second in a 5* 1.50 class in Oslo
Second in a 1.45 class in Gothenburg
Second in the Mercedes Benz Cup in Neumünster
Fourth in the 5* GCT final in Abu Dhabi
Fourth in a 5* 1.55 class in Hamburg
Seventh in the Global Champions Tour GPs in Estoril and Rio de Janeiro

2010
Winner of the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in s'Hertogenbosch
Winner of the 5* Longiness Grand Prix at the CSIO Rotterdam
Winner of the 5* Falsterbo Grand Prix and member of the winning Swedish Nations Cup team
Winner of the Gold Cup in Braunschweig
Winner of a 5* class in Gothenburg
Second in the 5* Grand Prix of Paris
Third in the 5* Championat von Leipzig
Third in the 5* Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Verona
Fourth in the Grand Prix of Paderborn
Fifth in the 5* Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Lyon
Sixth in the 5* Gothenburg Grand Prix
Sixth in the 5* Grand Prix of Chantilly
Sixth in a 5* class in Verona, as well as in a 5* GCT class in Torino
Seventh in the Grand Prix at the CSIO5* Abu Dhabi
Seventh in the Rolex IJRC Top Ten final

2009
Winner of the 5* Grand Prix at Oslo Horse Show
Winner of Odense and Stockholm Grand Prix’s
Winner of a 5* class in Gothenburg
Runner-up in the 5* Grand Prix of Gothenburg
Second in Championat der Deutschen Kreditbank in Paderborn
Second in 3* classes in Stockholm, Hagen and Neumünster
Third in the Grand Prix of Donaueschingen
Fourth in the 5* Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier in Stuttgart

2008
Winner of the Grand Prix at the CSI Aarhus and CSIO Falsterbo
Third in Stuttgart German Masters
Fifth in the Paderborn Grand Prix

2007
Placed in international youngster-classes
Second in the youngster finals in Hamburg

2006
First international starts

2005
Schleswig-Holstein Champion for 6 year olds
Third in the final of the Bundeschampionat

SIRE: Caretino

16.2 Caletto II/Metellus/Aldato
Born 1983, Stamm 826

Caretino was one of just seven stallions by Caletto II in Holsteiner breeding. The bay revealed his qualities in the stallion performance test, where he received a jumping index as high as 145 points. He won numerous young jumper classes due to his outstanding jumping technique. At 5 and at 6 years old, Caretino participated in the Bundeschampionate under Thomas Schöning. Bo Kristoffersen got the ride on him a year later and got him started at Grand Prixs and nations cup level. The two of them have 40 placings at S level to their name. Then Caretino went to Ludger Beerbaum's stable. The rider from Riesenbeck placed at Neumünster, Balve, and Wiesbaden with the stallion. After a year, Caretino returned to Holstein to be used for breeding only which soon proved the right decision. Caretino offspring, still much sought after, have earned more than 3 million Euros so far.Just now, the most successful Caretino offspring in competition is Casall la Silla out of a Lavall I dam. Under Rolf-Göran Bengstsson, the bay stallion is rated among the top show jumpers in the world. Moreover, he has also earned himself a stellar reputation as a sire. In 2009, his son Catch It became champion stallion of the Holsteiner approval and sold for a record 450,000 Euro to Denmark. Casall has produced as much as nine stallion sons in Holsteiner breeding and also 3 daughters have won the Elmshorn Elite Mare Show in 2008, 2011 and 2013. Caretino sired 37 sons licensed for Holsteiner breeding, 41 daughters have been awarded a state premium, 10 Verband premium. Beyond a doubt, Cristallo has become one of the most outstanding Caretino offspring in competition now. With Richard Spooner, he is among the top American pairs in the show jumping course. America is also the home of Chica's Way, a great international success under Janne Friederike Meyer. Already in his first years as breeding stallion, Caretino had made quite a splash with his offspring. Ballerina won team gold at the European championships in Mannheim under Markus Merschformann, and Charlottenhof‘s Chandra was part of the German team taking home team gold at the European championships in Arnheim under Sören von Rönne. The full siblings Crocodile Dandy and Connally (Alison Firestone and Markus Renzel, respectively), Carefina (Felix Hassmann), Carlo Cassini (Franz-Josef Dahlmann), Cornwall (Andreas Ripke) or Chianti La Silla (Rolf-Göran Bengtsson) are other highly successful horses by Caretino.

Casall Ask and his sire Caretino have had a huge influence on Goldengroves  breeding roster. Stallions Cartell GNZ, Calgary GNZ and Candyman GNZ on our sire line, and Georgina GNZ and Santana GNZ are both by Casall Ask on our dam lines.  He has an impressive Performance record as a sire: 

3 daughters have won the Elmshorn Elite Mare Show in 2008, 2011 and 2013

2013: sire of the Neumünster stallion grading

2013: sire of Connor, 2013 7yo State Champion

2011: sire of the reserve champion; Cascadello I, sold for €600,000

2009: sire of reserve champion stallion, Catch It

46 licensed sons to date

53 state premium mares to date

His damline is Stamm 890 and one of the most successful Holsteiner performance mare families.

CASALL ASK: STALLION OF A LIFETIME.