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Uriko: From insider’s tip to world-class sire

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Harrie Smolders riding Uricas van de Kattenvennen

By Holsteiner Verband
Photography: Lafrentz

For some time now Uriko (Untouchable x Lavito x Corrado) has been considered an insider’s choice among breeders. But those times are long gone, as the Holsteiner Verband stallion is about to establish a personal sire line of his own.

The Untouchable x Lavito x Corrado I son was licensed in Elmshorn in May 2011. His acceptance for grading was based upon a decision of the breeding committee ruling 30-day testing as having passed a performance test. He underwent stallion performance testing the very same year, and the judges confirmed the talents previously demonstrated by the stallion, with his canter given the mark 9.25 and his jumping ability 8.83.
The KWPN stallion, tracing back to the Holsteiner mare family 4172, totally embodies a modern jumping horse type, and with 172cms height at the withers he meets the requirements of a solid sire. He has an expressive face and his long, well-proportioned neck ties perfectly into his body. Uriko’s back is excellently constructed with a well-muscled connection to his powerful hind quarters.

Uriko (Untouchable x Lavito x Corrado I)

Under Swedish rider Ebba Johansson, Uriko performed impressively in classes up to 1m50 level. But he has not only been a successful athlete himself, but has long-made a name for himself as a sire. His first crops have immediately produced several state premium mares and a number of a licensed stallions, including the champion stallion of the 2016 Holsteiner grading, Unlimited, as well as the 2017 reserve champion stallion, Uno I. Moreover, Uriko’s licensed son United Way has already become an influential breeding stallion in his own right.
United Way’s dam, Carassina (Concerto II), not only won the German Jumping Derby in Klein Flottbek, but is also dam to another licensed stallion, Million’s Way (Million Dollar). United Way’s second dam is no other than the famous Wodka, dam to the licensed stallions Arturo, Clearway, and Conway I and II. And the next generation is ready and raring to go seeing that Union City (United Way), reserve champion stallion of the Holsteiner grading in February 2023, carries Uriko as his second sire... To read the complete article you need to be a subscriber
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