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Katitzi (Don Schufro x Uvularia/Master).
2001 Elite Imported Swedish Warmblood mare

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Katitzi (Don Schufro x Uvularia/Master).
Elite Imported Swedish Warmblood mare

2001 Swedish Warmblood mare

Elite mare Katitzi 65 is an imported black Swedish Warmblood mare with a world class dressage pedigree. Her sire Don Schufro (Donnerhall x Pik Bube I) is one of the world’s more influential and successful dressage sires of all time, in addition to being a proven Olympic Grand Prix medal winning star, he is referred to as ‘A Living Legend’and is also the sire of Isabel Werth’s Weihegold, current Olympic team gold and World Cup Champion. Katitzi’s dam, Elite mare Uvularia (Master x Chagall) is a full sister to US rider Leslie Morse’s World Equestrian Games Bronze Medal partner Tip-Top. Not only a top International Grand Prix Dressage horse, Tip-Top is also a licensed Erkend stallion. Elite mare Katitzi’s pedigree features maternal line breeding to the ‘Lessy 65’ dam line; one of the most prolific and highest yielding high sport dam lines in dressage breeding. The Lessy line has consistently been ranked as one of the top ten mare families whose offspring had the most success in dressage in the world.

Katitzi completed her mare testing at three years of age in Strömma, Sweden in 2004. She was awarded a 9 for her Walk, an 8 for her Trot, an 8 for her Canter, and an 8 for her Leg Conformation. Her BLUP Breeding Value Indexes based upon her highly successful offspring rank her Dressage Ability at an exceptionally high 152 points, her Temperament at 148 points, her Trot at 143 points, her Walk at 141 points, and her Canter at 141 points. In 2013, the Swedish Society promoted her to ‘Breeding Class A’ based upon these high statistics and she was upgraded to the ‘Selected Mare’ classification which means that she is a part of SWB’s investment to recruit the very best mares into breeding. In 2017 at 16 years of age she was awarded Premium Mare status by the German Oldenburg Verband and entered into their Main Mare Book with scores over 8. She was also presented and entered into the German Hanoverian Verband’s Main Mare Book with strong scores. Her future foals are eligible to be registered as German Hanoverian, German Oldenburg or Swedish Warmblood.

Katitzi is a fantastic producer of high quality sport horses. In Europe, she has produced multiple Advanced Level offspring, had a son compete at the World Championships for Young Dressage Horses and produced multiple young horse championships. .In Canada, she has produced some very exciting young prospects that are currently in development. Below we profile her wonderful progeny:

Katitzi’s Foals: 

2005: Zlantan by Riccone (Regazzoni x Arogno). Katitzi’s first foal certainly set the tone for her future offspring. At 3 years of age Zlantan he won his grading with scores of 8, 9 and 9 for his gaits and qualified for the Swedish Breeders Championship Finals, a success he repeated at 4 and 5 years of age where he scored above 80% and placed 5th overall in the Grand Final. Again as a 6 year old Zlatan was top young horse in the country as he qualified with 86% for the Swedish Breeders Cup Final. He went on to represent his country at the World Young Dressage Horse Championships in Verden, scoring a fantastic 8,14 with and the comment: “a highly elegant, very charming horse”. As 7 years of old, he debuted Prix St. George level and qualified for the 7-year-old finals in Falsterbo. In 2014 he sold to the USA where he has gone on to remain sound and compete successfully up to Grand Prix in dressage with scores up to 72.50% at Advanced Level. To view video of him please click here:

2006: Hampuz by Sandreo (Sandro Hit x Flemmingh). Katitzi’s second offspring also seems destined for the Grand Prix ring. At 3 years of age Hampuz won his grading with scores of 8, 9, 8 for his gaits. He also enjoyed an extremely successful young horse career winning multiple championships and placing second nationally at the 6-year-old finals. He progressed to Prix St. Georges and Intermediare I with scores up to 70.726%. In 2017, he debuted in the U25 Grand Prix with his long-time young rider Cecilia Kristoffersen. They recently were selected for the Lövsta Future Challenge FEI Grand Prix U25 Championship at Sweden’s International Horse show in November, placing 3rd overall. We cannot wait to see what the coming year holds for them. To view video of him please click here: 

2007: Cazcada by Metall (Ferro x Ramiro Z). Katitzi’s first daughter followed in her footsteps as a successful broodmare. At her mare inspection Cazcada was awarded 8 for Type, 8 for Head and Neck, 8 for Leg Conformation, 8 for Canter, 7 for Trot and 7 for walk. She became a Selected Mare by the Swedish society and is also Breeders Trophy registered. She has produced two good colts from Tailormaid Temptation and a daughter by Van Vivaldi.

2009: Johnnie Walker by Kennedy (Ferro x Saluut). A lovely young dressage horse who was exported from Sweden to the UA.

2010: Langs Korona by Zuidenwind (00 Seven x Jazz). A typey young dressage horse who has enjoyed good success in the young horse classes in Sweden.

2011: Langs Lifestyle by Bellagio (United x Esteban). An older style young dressage horse in Sweden. To view video of him please click here:

2012: Not bred, sold to Canada.

2013: Ferigamo by Florestan I (Fidelio x Rheingold). Bred by Butternut Ridge, Ferigamo is a beautiful 4-year-old full of promise. He has a powerful canter, a correct and ground covering trot and a fantastic walk with large amounts of overtrack. He has a friendly, kind personality and enjoys his work. An Adult Amateur’s dream horse he offers correct gaits, a true desire to please and a Grand Prix proven pedigree.

2014: Zazzles by Zack (Rousseau x Jazz). Bred by Butternut Ridge, Zazzles is a gorgeous 3-year-old mare at the start of her undersaddle career. She has an active canter, an impressive elastic trot and a very good correct walk. She has a kind and intelligent personality and likes learning. She was awarded Premium Mare status by the German Oldenburg Verband in 2017 and also entered into the Hanoverian Verband’s Main Mare Book with strong scores.

2015: Zig Zag by Zack (Rousseau x Jazz). Bred by Butternut Ridge, Zig Zag is a beautiful 2-year-old mare who is still just growing up in our fields and young horse development program. She has a fantastic canter, a super trot and an excellent walk. A true talent for the future and a keeper for our program.

2016: Valeria by Vitalis (Vivaldi x D-Day). Bred by Butternut Ridge, Valeria is a stunning young daughter of Vitalis. She has a few years to develop but is one that we cannot wait to have under saddle. She is extremely leggy and elastic in her movement and has three superb paces. In addition to that her mind is second to none. A true superstar for our future program.

2018: Foal By Vitalis (Vivaldi x D-Day) Lovely big colt with fantastic movement, power and presence.

2020: New foal Formal Attire.  Formal Attire has a real presence and he has such power at his young age.  This foal will be a top contender in the big ring. 

Katitzi (Don Schufro x Uvularia/Master).

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