Holsteiner stallion approved SF, BWP, Holst, WSI
1,69 M (16,3hh) – Gris – 2002 – CSIO5*

Breeder and Owner : Mr Hamerlinck (Belgique) : VAN DE HEFFINCK
and also owned by Ludo Philippaerts : Dorperheide



"Winner of the mythical Grand Prix CSIO5* of Calgary with the young Olivier Philippaerts,
Cabrio has been named Best Showjumper 2012 in Belgium !

This handsome grey stallion has got a lot of blood and a great style,
is very athletic and combines the excellent bloodlines of Cassini I and Calato,
both international GP winners and wellknown sires."



CASSINI I, his sire :

International winner, he participated to the 1997 European Championships in Mannheim for Danemark. Then with Franke Sloothaak, he won the Grand Prix of Arnhem and Modena, Aachen Nations Cup, ...

Cassini I is especially wellknown through his excellent offspring with almost 50 sons approved as stallions and many international performers like the World Champion CumanoBerlin, Cabrio van de Heffinck, Candillo, Carino, …
The quality of this stallion is so great that it is very difficult to get some of his semen out of Germany !


Cassini I, his sire

His sire, Capitol I is one of the most important stallions in the history of the Holsteiner Verband, his legacy being an outstanding number of descendants performing on the international stage and many top stallions such as : Carthago, Cassini I et II, Calato, Carolus I, Carolus II, Casino, Indoctro, Cardento, the Olympic Cento, Canadian River, …

Capitol I

KIRA VII, his 1st dam, has also produced :
Cassiolino, Holsteiner approved stallion.

His sire, Calato, has produced many great performers, like the European Champion Cöster, Corinessa, Callistro, Index, ...
We can notice again the blood of Capitol I, sire of Calato, which makes an interesting inbreeding for Cabrio.

Calato, his dam sire

UGUNDE, his 2nd dam, is a filly of Masetto, excellent dam sire (the same as Clinton for exemple, stallion great CSIO winner).

CORINNA, his 3rd dam, has also produced : Nadora mother of the stallion Silver Reflection.

She comes from the well-known Holstein-family n°1752 which also gave the approved stallions : Cadillac Van de Helle, Camillo Star, Campbell, Casino VDL, Lotto, Romint, Quibble N, …



In 2014, Cabrio wins the Nations Cup in Aachen CSIO5* and the Grand Prix CSI3* in Vejer de la Frontera. He also made great double double clear-rounds in the Nations Cup of La Baule CSIO5* and is placed 3rd in a 1,60m class in Barcelone CSIO5*, 3rd of the Nations Cup in Calgary CSIO5*, 4th of the Nations Cup in Barcelone CSIO5*, 4th of Saint Gall Grand Prix CSIO5*, 6th of Calgary Grand Prix CSIO5*, 8th of Lummen Grand Prix CSIO5*, etc.
Cabrio also went to the World Equestrian Games in Normandy.

Cabrio van de Heffinck - 1,60m Grand Prix - CSIO5* Lummen 2014

Best Showjumper 2012 in Belgium !

His performances grow louder and louder since his 2nd at 4YO in Peer and his other young horses results, especially at 7YO when he was 2nd in Lanaken and inLummen, won a 1,40m class in Gravenwezel, was placed 4th of Neeroeteren Grand Prix, ended 5th of the 7YO stallions in Mechelen, …
Then, with the young rider Olivier Philippaerts, he won the 1,40m Odense Grand Prix and a 1,40m class in Arezzo, finsihed 2nd of the Belgium Junior Championships and was placed 3rd of a 1,45m Arezzo CSI3*, 6th of a 1,45m and 9th of a 1,50m in Beervelde CSI3*, 6th of a 1,50m in Maastricht CSI4*, …
In 2011, he won the Team Gold Medal in the European Young Rider Championships in Comporta, was placed 5th of the Sires of the World in Mechelen, 5th of the Senior Belgium Championships, did his first Nations Cup with success, ...
In 2012, Winner of the mythical Grand Prix CSIO5* of Calgary, 2nd in the Nations Cup of Lummen CSIO4* and 3rd in Rome CSIO5*, 0 and 4 points in Aachen Nations Cup, 7th of a 1,50m class in Arrezzo CSI***, 8th and 9th of 1,60m classes in Calgary CSIO5* …

Cabrio van de Heffinck
Winner of Spruce Meadow 1,60m Grand Prix - CSIO5* Calgary 2012

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Cabrio began breeding in Belgium in 2005 and in France in 2013.

His offspring arrives successfully on the international scene, like : Gandhi van Orshof, Gassina de Fribois, Geisha van Orshof (placed in GP 1,60m CSI5* in 2015 : 4th in Dublin, 6th in Bolesworth, 12th in Bruxelles), Gerbert (4th in GP CSI2* Cagnes/mer 2015), Golden Magic C, Hadja van Orshof, Hallo C, Hermanie, Hunter C, etc. Hector van d'Abdijhoeve has also been approved stallion in Ireland.

Galuppi van Orshof
Cabrio x Pachat II

Gandhi van Orshof
Cabrio x Parco

Hallo C
Cabrio x Elton

Gassina de Fribois - VIDEO
Cabrio x Orlando

Halifax van de Heffinck
Cabrio x Clinton

Extra Dechainee
Cabrio x First Bride

Geisha van Orshof
Cabrio x Parco

Hector van d'Abdijhoeve
Cabrio x Utrillo vd Heffinck



Coming from the best Hoslteiner bloodlines with an interesting inbreeding on the famous Capitol I, Cabrio showed himself a great scope. He is powerful, supple and has got a lot of blood.
His offspring has size, energy, suppleness and a good mind. It grows up nicely and shows its very good potential with time.
We recommend to cross him with chic mares.



You can bring your mare to France for being inseminated. In this case, the stud fee is divided in two parts :

2016 conditions : 300 euros at reservation + 1200 euros if the mare is pregnant (Live Foal Guarantee)

It is also possible to send frozen semen to other AI center (shipping costs to add).

Towards foreign countries, we can send you the semen directly or through our brokers if there is one who works for us in your country. For all information, feel free to contact us by email : contact@semilly.com

Cabrio has got a very good fertility rate.



ISO : Showjumping Index
ICC : Eventing Index
IDR : Dressage Index
IE : exported horses ranked in international classes CSI /CSIO / CSIW
100 to 120 : Good
120 to 140 : Very Good
140 to 160 : Excellent
160 and more : The Best