Cardento is a very well bred Holsteiner out of a proven sire line. The dam line (Holstein nr. 741) produces strong performers. Cardento has proven himself at the highest level in sport. With rider Peter Eriksson he was a solid member of the Swedish team at the big shows. He received a Silver medal at the World Championships, European Championships and at the Olympics in 2004. He won the Nation Cup of Rome, Drammen and Ikast. Individually he won the Grand Prix of Holte, Helsingborg, Angelholm, Gera, Kungsbacke (twice) and took 2nd place in Aarhus. He also was 6th in the Worldcup Qualifier of Gotenborg, 4th in the German Classics of Hannover and 6th in the Grand Prix of Stockholm.
Cardento is an internationally valued stallion for breeding. His offspring have placed highly at several international shows: Classic Lady won the Grand Prix of Moorsele and was the World Champion for 7 year old jumpers in 2006 and the Swedish Champion of the 5 year old jumpers in 2004. Canthara placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Norkopping and in 2008 she won the Swedish Indoor Championship, placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Odense and 8th in the Grand Prix of Aarhus. Glory Days placed 3rd in the Grand Prix of Odense, 4th in the Grand Prix of Munchen and 8th in the Grand Prix of Norkopping. Cazino won with his rider Rodrigo Pessoa already 5 international classes; Midsummer placed 6th in the Grand Prix of Roggel; Kiara La Silla placed 2nd in the Grand Prix of Paderborn; Caramell KS was 2nd in the Grand Prix of Stockholm and 5th in Falsterbo’s Derby. Draco won the Puissance at the European Championships of Windsor and placed 5th in the Grand Prix of Gijon. Hidden Creek’s Campella placed 2nd in the World Cup Qualifier of Syracause.
Other successful offspring are: Udento, Cyklon, Carisma, Cardaxo, Matrix, Cardelia, Candide, Capricorn, Carrera, Flower Power, and many more. His son Carrera is approved by the studbook Zangersheide. Daughter B-Dame received a very high score of 88 points for her IBOP. The third, fourth and fifth placed horses at the Swedish Championships for the 6 year old division were all sired by Cardento. In the Swedish Championship for the 5 year old jumpers one of his offspring placed 3rd.
Based on the results of his offspring Cardento is titled ‘Elite’ and he has received the Breeders trophy in Sweden five times. Cardento also became the 2009 ‘Swedish horse of the Year.’ A title which he had also received in 2006!
Jumping Index KWPN: 162.
Jumping Index Sweden: 160, with this score he is at the top of the Swedish Index rankings.
Jumping Index Germany: 157.
Cardento: The top producer with three Silver Medals.