Canterbury Court


El Dorado is a find. Uphill in build and
movement, he also shows great elasticity and
correctness in his gaits. El Dorado is a very
kind horse who is smart and loves to do tricks.
His jumping style is correct and willing. He has
had 11 months of professional training under
Willie Arts giving him an excellent base in
dressage. He is currently jumping up to 3'6" at
home and is ready to start his hunter-jumper
career. He has also been successful in
Dressage with scores in the mid 60's at First
Level. At his first A rated jumping show (the
third time he had been shown over fences) he
was Champion at Level 1 and would have been
champion at Level 2 but for an off course.

His sire Evergreen stood at both the State
Stud in Celle and Spruce Meadows. His
offspring are known for their kindness, work
ethic and athleticism. Evergreen is a half-
brother to Espri, the sire of ET, Esprit, and
Escudo I and II. Evergreen, passed his
performance test in Adelheidsdorf in 1988,
finishing 4th out of 38. Evergreen has
exceptional jumping talent, which comes from
his famous sire, Eiger I, producer of both top
dressage and jumping horses. Eiger I is also
the sire of the famous jumping stallion Espri,
as well as Canada's Elute, successfully
competed in international show jumping by
Mac Cone. Evergreen has also been named as
a foundation sire for the AHS Jumping Horse
Program.

El Dorado’s dam is the Main Studbook mare
West Wind by Walt Disney. Walt Disney was the
winner of the 11 month performance test at
Adelheidsdorf and has a dressage index of
136. He is a half brother to Weltmeyer and
Warkant, two other well recognized dressage
sires.

Novize is a son of the Thoroughbred
improvement sire Novum xx who is best
known in the US for his grandson Nebelhorn.
Novize was used as a refining sire whose
influence is primarily seen through his
daughters.

Argentan was "1994 Hanoverian Stallion of the
Year" producing 100 state's premium mares,
19 approved sons, and 500 of his offspring
have competed successfully in both dressage
and jumping guaranteeing Argentan a spot in
the Club of Millionaires. Argentan was one of
the most important founding sires of the
modern Hanoverian. Argentan was Reserve
Champion of his stallion licensing in 1969, and
the following year, was 4th out of 15
candidates in the performance test.In 1994 he
was crowned Hanoverian Stallion of the Year
as a result of his extraordinary success as a
sire. Argentan was the sire of 805 competition
horses who won a total of DM1,648,638. His
broodmares in particular were highly regarded
and included three Champion German Riding
Horse mares at the DLG show: Aragonia
(1978), Ascona (1980) and Arabella (1984).
However he was also the sire of some top
performers including Mario Deslauriers 1984
World Cup winner, Aramis. He was the sire of
19 stallion sons, including Airport, Al Capone
and most famed of all, Hanoverian Horse of the
Year Argentinus. He has had great success as
a damsire as well most notably with Rotspon,
sired by Rubinstein out of an Argentan mare.

(Evergreen-Walt Disney-Novize-Argentan)
1999 Hanoverian Dark Bay   16.3+Hands.