Approved for: Hollstein
Casall is out of a mare by Lavall I, considered the most elegant of the Landgraf sons, which is perhaps not surprising when we add the 50% Thoroughbred blood of his sire, to his dam, who is by the Thoroughbred Sacramento Song, out of a mare by the half-blood stallion, Wahnfried (by Waldenser xx), which according to the excellent HorseTelex website gives Lavall at ‘blood’ proportion of 63.48%.
Casall’s dam Kira has a very interesting bloodline. She traces back to line 890, one of the most successful Holsteiner performance mare families. At the 2005 stallion licensing in Neumünster, her son Clarence by Carano won reserve champion and was sold to a Spanish stallion station for €250.000.
Casall’s second dam, Maltia by Raimond, produced the mare Taura (by Lord), and Taura in her turn produced the licensed stallions Ringo Starr, Cesano I and Cesano II. Crocodile Dandy, a gelding with international achievements under Alison Firestone and his full brother Conally, winner of many international classes with Marcus Renzel, result from her breeding to Caretino, as well.
Casall appeared in young horse classes with Rolf-Göran Bengstsson in the 2006/2007 seasons, and then in 2008 won his first Grand Prix – at Aarhus two star – and the pair were away on an illustrious career that has seen them win and place at all the world’s premier showjumping competitions.
In 2010 he won the Grand Prix of Rotterdam and Falsterbo. In 2011he was first in the Hamburg and Monte Carlo legs of the Global Champions Tour and the World Cup jumping in Lyon. In 2013, he continued and crowned his success by competing at the Olympics. After three clear rounds, he could not compete in the final due to an injury. In 2013, he was 2nd at three big Grand Prix: Lyon, Ommen and Zurich and fourth at the European Championships in Herning.
In 2014, he won the four star Grand Prix of Basel and Antwerp. In 2015, he placed in a string of five star Grand Prix – firsts at Rome and London, second at Cannes and Goteborg, and thirds at Doha and Hamburg. 2016 has been a little quieter, with his best result so far a 15th at Zurich.
Even with his jumping career in full swing, Casall was in demand as a breeding stallion. In 2009, his son Catch It became champion stallion of the Holsteiner approval and sold for a record €450000 to Denmark. Casall has produced nine stallion sons in Holstein and also had the champion mare at the Elmshorn anniversary show in 2008.
Casall’s breeding values are impressive, with 140 points he heads the Holstein breeding values for 2015/16.