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Brentano II Passed Away


Brentano II photographed by Bernd Eylers.
Brentano II photographed by Bernd Eylers.
The legendary Hanoverian foundation sire Brentano II passed away following a severe colic attack during the night between Wednesday and Thursday 10 June 2010.

Representing the much valued B-line Brentano II was sired by Bolero and out of Glocke by Grande, and was bred by Max Schulz-Stellenfleth. His career highlights are: 1985 Hanoverian Licensing Champion, 1986 reserve stallion performance test winner and Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2003.

Brentano II has 1880 Hanoverian branded and registered offspring of which 23 sons are licensed and 514 daughters are graded throughout Germany. His daughter State Premium Mare Bona Dea became the champion of the 2000 Ratje-Niebuhr Elite Mare Show. In the Brandenburg state stud of Neustadt a.d. Dosse his daughter Poesie produced a new dynasty with World and Bundeschampion Poetin and the licensed stallions Samba Hit I to IV as top names.

Brentano II's most famous offspring in the dressage ring were Debbie McDonald's Brentina and Sven Rothenberger's Barclay II, full sister and brother out of a dam by Lungau and both competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

The highly valued B-line will be carried on by Brentano II sons like Ballettmeister, Benneton Dream and Belstaff, and also dominant representatives of the Bolero line like Belissimo M and Breitling W.