Born 1982, 167 cm. Breeder - Dr Max Schulz
It is no surprise given the success of the ‘B’ line horses recently, that Brentano II has been crowned the Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2003. The stallion received a laurel wreath and his breeder, the famed Dr Max Schulz-Stellenfleth received a cheque for 10,000 euro.
Brentano was born in 1983, and is by Bolero out of Glocke, by Grande. His dam line is one of the most important for Hanoverian breeding tracing to the Schumann-mare S449. The stallions Garibaldi I and II, Wolkenstein I and II and Beltain, and the Grand Prix star, Beauvalais are all closely related to Brentano II.
Brentano II was the licensing champion of 1985 and was acquired by the State Stud Celle. He placed second in his Stallion Performance test with 129 points, but had the best dressage score - 141. In 1986, Brentano was 4th at the Bundeschampionate.
So far he has sired 94 state premium mares, and 19 licensed Hanoverian sons. His daughter Bona Dea II was the Champion Mare at the 2000 Natje-Niebuhr Show and with her full sister Bona Dea I, won the Ratje-Niebuhr prize.
89 of his progeny have been sold through the auctions including Brentino, Brasseur P, Bandito and Bon Jovi.
Current dressage stars by Brentano, include Brentina, and her full brother, Barclay, both Olympic competitors. Star at the 2007 Bundeschampionate Benetton Dream and in other years include Bon Jovi and World Champion Poetin who is out of a mare by Brentano II. Brentano II brood mares seem to be particularly valuable.
In the 2003 Hanoverian Stallion Book, he is listed as having 285 dressage competitors (14 at S level), 65 jumpers and 14 eventers, for total prizemoney of almost a quarter of a million euros. However his most successful competitor, Brentina does not seem to be included in the calculations. He has an FN dressage index of 134 (jumping 75) but on the Hanoverian stallion ratings is only 38th on the dressage standings and 43rd for type – which just goes to show that the ‘objective’ lists are often no guide to anything.
The Mare Sire: Wenica (on the right) is by Weltmeyer and her two daughters are by Brentano II - they won the family championship at the Ratjie-Niebuhr Mare Show in Verden in 2000
2nd at his stallion test w/ a score of 129.97
Hanoverian Stallion of the Year 2003