I. Ce-Celia Goodshapes is a very unique
The first thing we noticed about her is that
she has a detailed dark pattern in her tobiano coat color
that looks exactly like a Friesian head with a mouth, ears
and a flowing mane (see bottom center picture).
Viewed from the back, her left side is white
and her right side is black. Her pinto pattern is truly
spectacular. Ce-Celia moves as if she’s floating on air. She
has excellent confirmation, a forward walk and great hind
action where she steps well under her body and pushes from
the rear. It’s no wonder that she was awarded 1st Premie and
Champion of the entire BPS keuring in the Czech Republic as
well as Champion of the foals.
Ce-Celia’s sire is
(King x Olympic Ferro x Samber), a
KWPN homozygous black and homozygous tobiano stallion that
has been competing in Belgium under the name
Ceasar Ter Linden. He is a stunning
stallion with impeccable Warmblood breeding and he is full
brother to Ringo (also homozygous black and homozygous
tobiano) who competes as Goshka Ringo and is currently
showing at M level dressage.
Ceasar’s sire is King, a black and white KWPN driving
stallion, who drives alongside mares. In 2006 King was seen
around the world when he helped lead over 100 horses
stranded by flood waters in Holland. This bravery showed
proof of his level headed temperament. King is out of the
KWPN Keur, Preferent, Prestatie Dutch Warmblood Wanda whose
sire is the legendary Pericles. Wanda is also a full sister
King’s sire is Purioso. He was very successful at his
stallion testing and scored an 8 for free jumping and 9 for
jumping under saddle. Purioso has five KWPN approved sons.
His offspring are well known for their jumping ability and
fantastic gaits. He is one of the founding horses for
specialized show jumping and dressage pedigree lines.
Purioso produced three Olympic horses, Olympic Wendela,
Olympic Cocktail and Olympic Ambush. Wendela and Cocktail
are two very different horses in different disciplines, one
at the highest level of Jumping and the other in Dressage.
Purioso’s sire is Furioso II, one of the founders of the
modern European sport horse breeding. Even today he is still
influencing many studbooks in Europe with his sons,
grandsons and great-grandsons. Some of his prodigy include
Voltaire and Concorde in Holland and Fidelio and Florestan 1
in Germany. Furioso II became the symbol of the modern
Oldenburg sport horse breeding. Furioso II produced 200
state premium mares and no less than 68 approved sons.
Furioso II influenced breeding worldwide. His full brother
is the French stallion Mexico, who’s son Le Mexico became
famous in Holland as a producer of jumping horses.
Ringo’s dam is Lianne, who was sired by Olympic Ferro and
whose dam was Cindy, another Samber daughter, so Lianne’s
damsire is Samber. Olympic Ferro was a Dutch sensation at
Aachen and one of the most famous dressage stallions of
modern times. Samber is one of the greatest and most far
reaching and influential of all Pinto Warmblood sires. In
the history of the KWPN, Samber was the only pinto stallion
to complete the 100 day performance test and gain approval
in the KWPN studbook. He passed the performance test in
1979. His temperament scored him the maximum of 10. He was a
very talented jumper, eventing, and dressage horse. He
jumped at Z level with a 15 year old rider and when he
returned to dressage he competed at Grand Prix.
Olympic Ferro stood 16.3 hands and was one of the KWPN’s
foundation stallions and a successful breeding stallion who
sired eleven KWPN approved sons. He was also an approved
stallion at the Hanoverian Verband, Danish Warmblood
Society, the French and Oldenburg Verband and sired many
approved stallions outside of the Netherlands. Ferro’s
offspring are beautiful, with elegance, presence and talent
for sport. They tend to have excellent toplines, a lot of
room in the trot, excellent use of the hind legs, fine
elevation, and excellent overall confirmation suitable for
the upper levels of dressage.
When a Dutch horse competes in the Olympics, they are given
the title Olympic, which goes in front of their names. Ferro
received his title upon competing in the 2000 Olympics that
were held in Sydney. He was ridden by Coby van Baalen for
the Dutch team and won team silver medals, finished fifth
individually and fourth in freestyle and he had an
individual score of 74.92%. As a three-year-old he was
champion of his performance test at Ermelo, where he
achieved the outstanding results of 6.5--step, 8.5--trot and
During his career Olympic Ferro won many Grand Prix and
Grand Prix Specials. He is renowned for consistently
achieving high scores for piaffe and passage. The KWPN
awarded Olympic Ferro the "Keur" predicate in 2000 and the
“Preferent” predicate in 2004. Olympic Ferro held the #1
position of the BN World Stallion Rankings late into his
career and maintained an outstanding dressage index of 153
with the KWPN, boasting an impressive 87% reliability index.
Olympic Ferro was also valued for his jumping influence with
over 111 points in the KWPN's jumping index and an 80%
reliability factor. On the 2009 WBFSH dressage stallion
standings, Olympic Ferro is in 8th place.
Samber was the
first and only pinto approved by the KWPN. In 1979 he passed
his 100 day performance test with an overall of 160.2
points, which gained him an A pass. He successfully competed
at ZZ level in dressage and Z level in jumping. His success
wasn’t an accident. His sire was Pericles,
Ster, Keur, Preferent, Kern, Super-Premium,
one of the KWPN’s most influential, English bred, foundation
Thoroughbreds. He was one of the few Thoroughbreds to
receive Preferent status and sired over 2600 progeny. His
offspring made excellent sport horses that excelled at both
jumping and in dressage. While Pericles was best known as a
dressage sire, he did some racing and jumping late in his
career. In all he sired 12 approved KWPN stallions including
Samber and is the maternal grandsire of Ulft.
On Ce-Celia's Friesian side of her pedigree, her dam is Fea
Fan Murer, a Ster Mare. Fea’s sire is Jesse 435 Sport and
dam sire is Tsjibbe 388. Ce-Celia's pedigree also includes
Friesian stallions such as Leffert 306, Tamme 276, and
Bearend 347, Doeke 287 and Ulke 338 as well as many Ster,
Model, and Preferent mares.