The stallion Padinus represents the “creme de la creme” of Dutch Warmblood Breeding with his pedigree of Heartbreaker on the sire’s side and Grannus on the dam’s side. His sire Heartbreaker is one of the most requested stallions in Europe at this moment. He is one of the top stallions of Europe because of his own performance at Grand Prix level and the performances of his offspring at Grand Prix Level. Furthermore Padinus has the bloodlines of the world famous stallions Grannus, Tangelo and Courville in his damline. Padinus’ dam, Ladina, is a very successful showjumping mare with Wil Schellekens. In 2002 they were 2nd in the Grand Prix of Luxemburg. Padinus has the perfect conformation and is a “showman”. Over the fences he shows a fantastic technique and a lot of scope.
Padinus jumped fantastically at national level ridden by Eddie Brinkman. Amongst their other successes they were third in the Gelders Championships. Meanwhile Padinus is competing very successfully at 1.30 m. level with Peter Geerink, their many wins and high placings include Indoor Brabant, Varsseveld etc. With his charming personality and the perfect jumping technique, the eye-catcher Padinus, is a tremendous acquisition for the breeders of showjumpers.
The KWPN jury gave the following description of the foals, which they assessed in 2003. Quote: “Padinus showed a very uniform collection of high legged, riding type foals that were royally developed, radiate blood and have a sufficiently, rectangular model. The foals show good balance, power and space in both trot and canter. In their movements the foals show a good self-carriage.”