Zandora is by Quick Star. Quickstar show-jumped at the highest level under Meredith Michaels. Several highlights are: in 1992, first in the Great Prize of Maastricht and second in the Volvo World Cup in Oslo in 1993, winner of the Great Prize of Mannheim and second in Arnhem in 1994, winner of the Pulsar Crown Grand Prix of Aachen; winner GP of München; second in the Volvo World Cup in Helsinki; second in the GP of Neumünster; sixth in the Volvo World Cup in Oslo. He finished his competitive career with an ISO of 125. Quickstars total Prize money earnings have amounted to £375.000,000.
Quick Star was at stud in the USA from 1985 on and from 1991 in Europe. The stallion is becoming increasingly popular, due to the striking performances of his offspring in show-jumping. The results of his progeny, including Sprehe Stella, Quilot Z, Quick Lauro Z and Quality Touch Z, are impressive.
Calypso I - Zandora’s grand sire, Calypso I, was a beautiful stallion with perfect lines from pole to tail, excellent shoulder and withers and good joints and legs. His croup was a little flat. He had almost a feminine stallion expression. Strong bone, correct legs and feet with high set on hocks. Well defined joints. Marvelous mover. His jump was extraordinary–very elastic and correct. His mother, Tabelle, produced 5 stallion sons with Cor de la Bryere (Calypso I-V). Schridde calls Calypso I a “Stempelhengst,” a rare stallion with consistent, outstanding genetic transmission. He was a stallion who produced extremely versatile offspring.
Landgraf I - Landgraf was licensed in 1968 along with twelve other sons of Ladykiller xx. Landgraf finished in 5th place with the comments ‘a lot of presence, good gaits with excellent propulsion, good conformation and average hindquarters.’ Landgraf was chosen to represent the Holsteiner breed at the 1972 German National Agricultural Show – and finished last. Following protests from the Holstein officials, this was converted into second place, and then in an elegant piece of gobbledegook to ‘first place C’. Jumping is the field where he excels most as a sire. The list of his show jumping offspring is endless. A few names for example: Freestyle (formerly Lalique) won Aachen Grand Prix, Libero won the Dutch National title five times and also the 1994 Volvo World Cup. The licensed stallion, Lacros, is another along with top performers: Lucky Luke, Lanciano, Landlord, Lausbub and Taggi.
Nearly sixty colts by Landgraf I have been licenced for the Holsteiner stud book, like the champion of 1991, Linaro, and the dressage talent, Loutano. Some of his sons have already achieved top positions as performance sires, for example, Letus II, a jumping sire, and the versatile Landadel, who produced three champion stallions for the Oldenburger breed alone, and also the outstanding international showjumper, Le Cou Cou, a licensed stallion.
So far, 340 broodmares by Landgraf I are registered in the Holsteiner stud book, 260 of these are in the Head Stud Book, 70 have been awarded the State Premium, and a considerable number have been champion mares at shows. Landgraf I was a legend already during his life time. His genes are securely ancored in the breed of the modern sporthorse.