This morning the legendary show jumping stallion, Clinton has passed away aged 24-years-old. Clinton passed away duo to his age.
Ridden by Dirk Demeersman, Clinton himself was a phenomenon in the international showjumping ring, while in breeding he is perhaps of even greater class. The son of the legendary Corrado I competed at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004, won the Grand Prix of Lummen and finished second in both the Grand Prix and the Nations Cup at CHIO Aachen.
Clinton’s world-class qualities are a result of his strong pedigree, sired by the Corrado I out of a dam by Masetto, which carries the genes of both Moltke and Cottage Son xx. Clinton’s great-grandsire is the world-famous Landgraf I, whose influence is still enormous. In addition, Clinton’s granddam Ohra jumped successfully at international level, named ‘Olympia’. Ridden by Karsten Huck and Dirk Schröder she won over 50.000 German Marks.
In breeding, Clinton is unrivaled as the sire of more than 50 licensed stallions, including the KWPN-approved Eldorado van de Zeshoek TN, Zacharov TN and Whitaker. But the most striking is of course the already legendary top sire Cornet Obolensky, who jumped at the highest level with Marco Kutscher and is placed third on the WBFSH Sire Ranking for Showjumpers.