Merano
(1973 - 1998)

The stallion "Merano" was the son of the stallion "Merlin," who was judged the best Holsteiner stallion in Germany in 1970. "Merano's" granddam "Rhea" produced with the stallion "Anblick" the mare "Venezia" who won the Individual Bronze Medal (with Joseph Neckerman on board) and Team Silver in the 1972 Olympics. A "Merano" daughter, "Valleta IV" produced "Calvero V" who won the Individual Silver Medal in show jumping at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He was voted "Best Horse" at the World Equestrian Games in 1998, and was named number one in the world three times by the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. A "Merano" stallion son, "Magical," has offspring that are proving to be outstanding competitors in various hunter divisions. One of "Magical's" sons, "Touch of Magic," was champion of the 3 - and 4- year old Hunter divisions held recently at Upperville, VA. Another "Magical" son, "Sam Brown," was the Reserve Champion in the same show and divisions.

There are many offspring of "Merano" who are outstanding competitors in all disciplines - dressage, jumping and eventing.

"Merano's" dam, "Berolina"

"Merano's" granddam "Rhea"