“As it should be”
That certainly applies to the genetic wonder that was born in 2005 at Olympic champion Ludger Beerbaum’s yard. Comme Il Faut unites the world’s very best jumping horse bloodlines in one horse. The bay stallion is the son of two legendary jumping horses: Cornet Obolensky and double Olympic champion Ratina Z. No introduction is necessary for either of the parents. Their performances are imprinted on the mind’s eye of all showjumping sport fans.
Accumulation of international jumping horses in the pedigree.
Comme Il Faut’s pedigree makes your mouth water. We find an accumulation of sires all of which successfully competed at 1.60m-level: Cornet, Clinton, Corrado I, Heartbreaker, Ramiro Z and Alme Z. But that aside, these are all stallions that have passed on their performance genes to the next generations. It is however the mares that make Comme Il Faut’s pedigree completely unique. Dam Ratina Z and granddam Heureka Z were two of the best mares of their time and their quality is to this day not to be underestimated.
Comme Il Faut stands out thanks to his jumping technique, ability and power. Ridden by Peppi Dahlman, the stallion was Reserve Bundeskampioen and Reserve World Champion of the young jumping horses in Lanaken. In 2013 Marcus Ehning took over the ride on Comme Il Faut and within a year was successfully competing him at five-star level, with subsequent top rankings in Grand Prix and World Cups as a result.
As well as various Staatsprämie mares, and despite his short breeding career, Comme Il Faut has sired several approved stallions. These include Comilfo Plus Z (born in 2009, Westphalian, Zangersheide) Corsari van de Helle (born in 2010, Old-Int) Come si Deve (born in 2010 Old-Int, Old, Westphalian premium stallion) and Coronett d’Honneur (born in 2010 Südd Verband). In the Netherlands too, Comme Il Faut’s qualities as a sire have not gone unnoticed. In 2015, the KWPN approved the stallion Hermantico (Comme Il Faut x Colbert GTI) and rewarded his performances with dream scores.
Frozen and delivery terms
Comme Il Faut is available via frozen semen. The fees are €750,- per straw, two straws each delivery. For delivery to addresses within the Netherlands the costs are €70,- .