Nicarto M ("Nico") is a fabulous jumper/hunter/eventing prospect by ES Toronto out of a Cardento-Nimmerdor mare. “Nico” is a confident and beautifully conformed colt. He is microchipped, DNA-tested, and ready to embark on his life’s adventures. His name is built from those of his 3 closest male ancestors: great-grandsire Nimmerdor, grandsire Cardento, and sire Toronto.
Nico is a well-developed colt who has been handled daily since birth. As a “mini-me” version of his sire, we expect Nico to have the power, talent, and rideability of Toronto. This colt is also endowed with a hefty dose of his well-bred dam’s boldness and determination. He has a substantial build and takes full advantage of acres of pasture at Maefield Farm to develop his athleticism and stamina. Nicarto has been bred for success, and you can be the one to succeed with him!
Sire: ES Toronto is a 16.3 h (170 cm) bay KWPN jumper stallion owned by Avalon Equine. He has produced offspring that are competing successfully in hunters, jumpers, eventing, and dressage. Toronto stood as an Elite Stallion (ES) at the Celle State Stud, successfully adding his considerable jumping talent to the Hanoverian breeding program in Germany. His stellar temperament was evident in his use as a sidesaddle mount during the Celle stallion exhibitions. Toronto’s sire, Now or Never, also sired the notable jumpers Valentino (at Dreamscape Farm), Uccelo (at State Stud Celle), Vallado (at Hilltop Farm), and others. Grandsire Voltaire was a Keur and Preferent KWPN stallion who produced numerous talented jumpers known for their good temperaments.
Dam: KWPN mare, Edin CHF, has an exceptional pedigree. Her sire, Olympic Cardento, grey Holsteiner by Capitol I, is a 17 h (173 cm) Elite Stallion from a superior line of jumpers. Three silver medals—2004 Olympics, World Cup, and European Championship—reside in his trophy case. Cardento offspring compete in international venues under world-class riders. He has high jumping indices in the studbooks of KWPN (148), Sweden (165), and Germany (154). Cardento semen is now rare, as the 1992 stallion is retired at VDL Stud in the Netherlands. Edin’s mareline is also superb. Her dam KWPN mare, Lidin Elite, is a rare direct daughter of the incomparable Nimmerdor. Lidin has produced many well-conformed, attractive, and powerful offspring at Carnival Hill Farm in New Hampshire. Lidin was imported from the Netherlands following successful competition at national level Z (4’ 3”) jumping and transitioned to broodmare duties. Lidin’s sire, Nimmerdor, was one of the best showjumpers of his era. Highly placed in the Dutch and WBFSH jumper sire rankings, Nimmerdor also sired successful dressage horses. This superstar of the VDL Stud breeding program was awarded the title of “KWPN Stallion of the Century” in 2000. Nimmerdor’s profound influence in the KWPN continues in his 18 approved sons and 39 approved grandsons.
Nicarto M is a gorgeous and personable youngster. Come to see Nico in person—you’ll agree that he has success stamped on him!
Nico and his 2018 buddies (also for sale) reside on our farm near St. Louis, MO.
Villa Ridge, MO 63089
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