Breeder and rearer: Jens Skude, Skovbygaard
Approval: Neumünster 2001, premium stallion
Stallion performance test: Neustadt/Dosse 2002, overall index 120.15 7/43 performance class I
Stud fee: € 850.00, fresh semen, frozen semen
Elite stallion, approved for Trakehner
Cadeau, who was bred by "Trakehner friends" in Denmark, was a very popular stallion at his approval in Neumünster. Not only did he convince with his beauty and charm, but also with his glamorous appearance, featuring a significant conformation that indicates the highly appreciated dam line in the background. His strong legs feature good and large joints, and particularly his trot impresses with an imperturbable rhythm and with accentuated mechanics in a ground-covering sequence of movements.
Cadeaus' sire Silvermoon is attracting more and more attention due to his successes in high-level dressage, and particularly through his daughter Matinee, who advanced to crowd favourite at the Aachen World Equestrian Games when she won the Grand Prix Special. She also won the silver medal in the freestyle dressage and, on top of that, became Danish Dressage Champion.
Cadeau's pedigree features the champion stallions Kostolany, E.H. Bartholdy, Schiwago and E.H. Mackensen, as well as the reserve champions Arogno and E.H. Caprimond, who excellently passes on the Trakehner type. His pedigree features three state premium mares, three times the valuable blood of Mahagoni and three times that of the famous Maharadscha.
In 2002, Cadeau passed his stallion performance test in Neustadt/Dosse, taking 7th place (performance class I) in a field of 43 stallions, with an overall score of 120.15. His dressage index was 138.41 points, putting Cadeau to the 1st place in this category.
At the Hesse follow-up approval in 2003, Cadeau was approved for breeding in Hesse and awarded premium stallion status. Cadeau was a serial winner in tests for young riding and dressage horses at novice (A) and elementary (L) level. At the Federal Trakehner Tournament in Bonn-Rodderberg in 2003 he became vice champion of the four-year-old stallions.
In 2009, Cadeau was awarded the title elite stallion (E.H.) by the Trakehner Association, in recognition of his performance record and his excellent qualities as a sire.