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Sire: Edelweiss de Bonce was born and bred in France by Marc and Monique Sattler and is by the legendary jumper stallion I Love You (Alme x Elyria/Nykio) ridden by Norman Dello Joio. I Love You was named AHSA Showjumper of the year in 1983 and USA Showjumper Horse of the Year in 1983 following his win of the World Cup in Vienna. In 1984, I Love You was second in the World Cup in Goteborg, Sweden. He also won Grand Prixs at Washington, Toronto and Calgary before returning to France to stand at stud. I Love You has produced many international showjumpers, including Quentuchy, Qyou de Longvaut, Quality You, Quick Love Fontaine, Querido de Baussy, Barrios de Frely, I Need You, Free Love, and many more. I Love You is classed every year in France amongst the 20 best stallions, fathers of young horses 4, 5 & 6yr olds in the finals at Fontainebleau. Classed as well amongst the 200 best stallions in the world (Breeding News). Classed 6th in the World (World Cup Points D.Reuben).
Grandsire: I Love You is by the World Class Selle Francais stallion, Alme Z. Alme Z also sired, amongst others, Galoubet A, Jalisco B, Animo and Ahorn Z. Without ever having stood at stud in Germany, the 1966 French born Ibrahim son influenced almost all the German warmblood breeds. Almé Z was himself a successful international showjumper with Francois Mathy and Johan Heins and transmitted his gift for jumping lavishly to his progeny. In the most recent, 2007-2008 edition of Monneron, Bernard le Courtois has, after spending many hours on his computer, produced a list of the top 75 jumping stallions in the world, on the basis of the FEI list of the top 2515 jumping horses in international competition. This survey once again, confirms Almé’s pride of place, for he is responsible for 17 of the 57 leading stallions on the leaderboard. Four of these stallions are by Jalisco the most important of which is Quidam de Revel, who heads the standings with 48 representatives. Quidam himself already has two of his sons on the leader board, Nabab de Reve and Guidam.Another Jalisco son, Papillon Rouge is ranked equal sixth in the world with 26 winners. Jalisco B, despite his death at a relatively young 19 years of age, is in 30th place on the leaderboard with 10 representatives. Almé was also influential in Germany and The Netherlands. His grandson,Accord II (by Ahorn Z) is in 13th place with 16 winners. In Holland, Almé’s son, Animo is 19th with 12 winners. Animo’s son, Andiamo Z is ranked 64th with 5 winners. Alme Z has sired 2 World Cup Champions and 3 Olympic horses.
Grand Dam: I Love You’s Dam, Elyria is also the dam of Nighty Fontaine, the dam of Alligator Fontaine. She has also bred two other international winners, the young Frisco Mail (Hand In Glove xx) and Frascator Mail (Jalisco B), vice champion 7year old Stallions in 2000, winner in Grand Prix CSI at 8 yrs old.
Dam: Edelweiss’ Dam is Jib’Or, a French Anglo Arab. In addition to Edelweiss, she also produced the approved 1990 Anglo Arab stallion, Cool Fontaine who sired the approved 1996 French national stallion, It’s Boy. Jib’Or’s dam, Diane de l’Or, is by Arlequin, the sire of the great Zeus. Diane produced three approved stallions, who in turn have produced successful eventers and showjumpers. One son, Phosph’Or, himself was a great performer in international competitions with a jumping index of 165 and his son, Fusain de Defey, an approved stallion, accumulated a jumping index of 162. Combined they have over 70 children competing in the showjumper and eventing sports with indexes over 120 points.*Edelweiss’ pedigree screams jumpers, but obviously his talent for dressage proves the athleticism and ability proves the versatility of his breeding.
Edelweiss de Bonce is a Selle Francais stallion bred in France who qualified as both a 5 and a 6 year old Finalist in Dressage at Fontainebleau. He was further trained to Grand Prix dressage level in Germany by Catherine Haddad, and competed there at S level before coming to the U.S.A. He then competed successfully in California for Cory Walkey under his new rider, Mette Rosencrantz. He competed through the early part of 2006 before having a career ending injury after jumping out of turnout paddock and severing the collateral ligament in his front leg.*He has now retired to stand at stud. He was licensed by the Oldenburg Verband in Germany in 2002, and completed his license via his career dressage competition results. Edelweiss is a quiet horse with excellent temperament and work ethic. A lovely mover and a tall, modern type, he makes an excellent choice for producing hunters and eventers as he was originally bred to jump but a pasture accident put him on the path to dressage: he had fractured a bone in his hind pastern which ended any plans of a jumping career. Edelweiss was purchased by Catherine from Marc and Monique as a 4 year old.*Catherine Haddad, is an American rider who lives, rides and trains in Vechta, Germany.*She represents the USA in competitions throughout Germany and Europe at both the National and International level and was named the reserve rider for the USEF at the World Equestrian Games in 2006.
Source: Juniper Ridge Ranch