“The champion out of Kannan’s damline”
In 2018 the KWPN Stallion Show public loved him. His genetic background and fantastic figure meant expectations were high and Kannan Jr fulfilled them completely by becoming champion at the KWPN Stallion Show after a fantastic jumping performance!
Kannan Jr’s sire is the legendary Cornet Obolensky. The fantastic grey stallion ridden by Marco Kutscher was first of all impressive at the highest level and later gave a whole new dimension to jumping horse breeding thanks to the unrivalled successes of his offspring. One of the many highlights was the 2016 World Cup Final with three Cornet-offspring in the top four, including the winner Corbinian (Steve Guerdat). The list of well-known Cornet Obolensky offspring is long and includes names such as Comme Il Faut, Cornado NRW (both Marcus Ehning), Clooney (Martin Fuchs), Cornet d’Amour (Daniel Deusser), Cornetto K (Alberto Zorzi) and Coree (Gregory Wathelet).
In 2014 a still relatively young Cornet Obolensky was already in 2nd place in the WBFSH-world ranking list of the best jumping horse progenitors. He had to tolerate just one stallion ahead of him, and that was Kannan. The Voltaire-son made a furore in the sport in France and went one further in breeding. He too produced many offspring who were not only active at the highest level but who also took off with the best prizes. In 2012 Nino des Buissonnets was Olympic Champion under Steve Guerdat and Albführen’s Paille, also under Guerdat, won the World Cup Final in 2015. Other winning Kannan stars are Molly Malone (Bertram Allen), Quabris de l’Isle (Pedro Venis), Quorida de Treho (Romain Duguet) and Diva II (Ben Maher).
The dam: Van Meta
Kannan is not without reason the flagship of the stud owned by the Kramer family in Oud Beijerland. Together with Sjaak van der Lei they managed to combine the mare Van Meta with Cornet Obolensky, with Kannan Jr as a result. Van Meta is a daughter of the French Quick Star, another stallion who followed up a wonderful Grand Prix career with one in breeding and who was also highly-ranked on the WBFSH-ranking. Van Meta herself performed very strongly in the sport with Siebe Kramer and competed at 1.45m international-level. Prior to her sports career she gave birth to just one foal and this Belle Meta (s. Triomphe de Muze) is now also an international showjumper. Van Meta’s dam Lady-Meta (s. Voltaire) is herself a daughter of Cemeta (Nimmerdor x Le Mexico) and thus the full-sister of Kannan. Lady-Meta produced in total three international-level jumping horses, including Van Meta’s full-brother Wessel who is competing at 1.50m-level.
Kannan Jr’s training
Shortly after his fantastic performance in Den Bosch, Kannan Jr was approved by Studbook Zangersheide. As we almost expect from him, his first foals are also living up to expectations. In the meantime, we are gradually training Kannan Jr for the sport and in Spring 2019 he will do his KWPN performance tests. His management is in the hands of the Kramer family, Sjaak van der Lei and trainer Ad Roefs, and all of these parties meet up weekly to closely monitor his progress. The jumping training is carried out by Siebe Kramer and sister Japker Kramer carries out the dressage training of our asset for the future.
Availability and pregnancy arrangement
Kannan Jr. is available via fresh semen. You must take out a pregnancy arrangement for this. The fixed fee is €250, when in foal an extra €750 must be paid. The total fee is therefore €1,000. The delivery costs are €30.