Toronto (ex Tornado) was the only three year old jumping stallion approved at the 2015 Swedish Warmblood inspection in Flyinge, Sweden; he was praised for his jumping technique, willingness, bravery and beautiful top line.
Sire, Tornesch’s pedigree lists three of the world’s best stallions in a row: Lux Z, Libero H, and Caletto I. A very modern type show jumper, Tornesch reached the top ranks with Malin Baryard, winning multiple Grand Prixs and securing Nations Cup victories for Sweden. He was also selected for the 2012 Olympic Team but had to drop out due to a minor injury. In 2013 Tornesch lost his eye, but came back to sport just a few months later better than ever; this goes to show the stallion’s superior character.
Dam, Claire, competed in Sweden before retiring to the breeding shed. Before performing in sport she gave us Charmante Rökärr, a lovely mare that took the top scores at the SWB three year old test in 2009, and is currently competing at 1.35-1.40m with an amateur. Claire’s sister, Clara (Landlord x Cortez I), is the mother of super talented jumper and approved stallion, Turmalin (Malin Baryard SWE and Rolf-Göran Bengtsson SWE), also by Tornesch; making his pedigree almost identical to that of Toronto’s.
Dam sire, New Balance (s. Indoctro), though a Grand Prix Dressage competitor himself, has produced many talented show jumpers including High Yummy (ds. Sandro, 1.60m with Alexander Zetterman SWE & Nicole Walker CAN), Don Balance (ds. Cortez I, 1.60m with Peter Heijel SWE) and Tzigge (ds. Alpen Corrado, 1.50m with David Will GER).
Grand dam sire, Cortez I, is one of the most prominent stallions in Swedish jumper breeding. With two of the greats, Cor De La Bryere and Ramiro Z, in his pedigree, Cortez I has appeared on the dam side in many of the top SWB show jumpers, including Turmalin (s. Tornesch, Malin Baryard SWE), Rastella (s. Rastell, Clementine Goutal USA), Quiet Riot (s. Quite Easy, Valentin Velea ROU and Fabio Crotta SUI), and Nova (s. Nicklas, Josephine Karlsson SWE) to name only a handful.
Top bloodlines, elastic movement, and near perfect jumping style make Toronto appropriate to breed both hunters and jumpers. His willingness and four white socks add to this young stallion’s desirability. Toronto has a bright future in both breeding and sport and he brings new blood to North American breeders with both fresh and frozen semen available.
Please contact us for more information and Toronto’s breeding contract.