Balista is by Noblewood Park Blatini's full brother Noblewood Park Beretta through the use of imported semen. Balista is out of Noblewood Park Czarina. Czarina is by the stallion Little Rock and out of the full sister to Calvaro Z, Calvara. An iron constitution, willpower, combativeness, in short, a fantastic mentality characterizes Little Rock. Balista (Betty) was ridden by Ben Wilson and has been retired to the stud as a brood mare.
SIRE LINE - NOBLEWOOD PARK BERETTA
“Beretta is an exciting young stallion and one that we feel will have a big future. He is an outstanding type with excellent confirmation and a temperament to match. Since commencing his showjumping training he has progressed quickly and his rideabilty and trainability is excellent. He has very good paces with a magnificent canter and his technique are copybook. The bloodlines he carries are still very much in the forefront of the best horses in the world as was seen in the starting lists at the recent World Equestrian Games." Jamie Coman . Beretta is a bay Holsteiner stallion bred by the stud using embryo transfer and imported semen of the KWPN stallion Burggraaf. From miracle beginnings this special stallion was born on the eve his full sister, Blatini won her first World Cup Qualifier. His embryo transfer mother died giving birth to Beretta and a surrogate mother for Beretta had to be found. A mare was found at a nearby stud that had given birth to a still born foal and so they were introduced to each other. They took to each other immediately and Beretta flourished and grew into a stunning well mannered stallion.
Beretta is by the legendary stallion Burggraaf and from the stallion Cantus from Roberto. Burggraaf is the product of the successful Holsteiner formula Landgraf I x Cor de la Bryere. Beretta's grandsire, top breeder Landgraf I produced over 50 approved stallions and over 70 state premium mares just in Germany and head of the Germany yearbook with the total winnings of his progeny of over $6m AUD. That sum was earned by, amongst others, Libero H, Lanciano, Landlord, Lacors, Lucky Luke, Lasall, Landraetin, Londen, Landwind and Taggi. Burggraaf's dam Loanda is out of a unique Holsteiner breeding line (Stamm 7126) who produced Accord I, Accord II, Acrobat 1 to VI, Arico, Fra Diavolo, Chicago, Freeman, Cordon Bleu and Burgraaf. Burggraaf has also produced a lot of offspring who are star and keur. Burggraaf has a very high jumping index with 152 points. To mention a few names of his famous offspring in international showjumping: Calando, Caletto, Chanel, Contrast and Corlandus.. Burggraaf's dam Loanda is out of a unique Holsteiner breeding line (stamm: 7126) who produced Accord I, Accord II, Acobat I to IV, Arico, Fra Diavolo, Chicago, Freeman, Cordon Bleu and Burggraaf. Burggraaf was very successful in the heavier classes of the National Stallion Competition, of which he won the finals and six of the seven rounds.
Beretta is out of the German bred imported Holstein mare Cantara by Cantus. Cantus' sire, Caletto I was one of Germany's most successful jumping competitors. His dam Monoline was by the tough competitor Roman out of an advanced showjumper, USA. Cantus, who died far too early in 1994, was a successful sire of showjumpers right from the start. Come On, his internationally best-known approved son, won many times at Grand Prix and Nations Cup level. Cantus produced 25 approved sons, including Cassius Clay (FULL SISTER TO Beretta's dam CANTARA) (1992 Viernheim champion stallion), Cascavelle, Colbert GTI, Canaletto (both private stallions Holstein), Cyrano (private stallion Hesse) and Celestial (private stallion Oldenburg). Beretta's full sister is the imported super talented mare Blatini. She has continued her jumping success in supreme style winning eight World Cup Qualifiers and many Australian Grand Prix, making her one of the best jumping mares in Australia. Beretta's dam Cantara is also a World Cup Qualifier winner and was Australian Speed Champion in 2000.
DAM LINE - CZARINA (IMP IN) STEMM 8813
Czarina is by the stallion Little Rock and out of the full sister to Calvaro Z, Calvara. An iron constitution, willpower, combativeness, in short, a fantastic mentality characterizes Little Rock. He won the World Championship for 6 year olds in Lanaken against the expectations of many, Little Rock fought his way to jumping at an international level.