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GrandView Bling It On

This mare is simply stunning and she has movement to burn and a temperament that is just EASY..!

Palomino warmblood mare

DOB: 23rd October 2016

Sire:   Callahos Benicio (IFS) (Belissimo M/Velten Third)

Dam: Iraina Park D'Oro (Daiquiri (imp)/ Sirocco (imp))

This mare is a beautiful mare through and through.  She has beautiful paces and a beautiful temperament to go with it.  She has had in-consistent work (due to other committments) and has just come back into work each time with no she was ridden yesterday.

Her sire, Callahos Benicio is nothing short of spectacular


"A great moment" is how Christoph Hess, the commentator, described the presentation of Callaho’s Benicio in 2011 at the Bundeschampionat in the class for six-year old dressage horses, for which the judges actually awarded the dream score of 10.0 for his trot and walk, a 9.5 for overall impression and a 9.0 for his canter. With these results, the title could not be taken from the dark chestnut stallion. 

Later on, at his 30-day test in Schlieckau, Callaho’s Benicio even topped those results: There he received a 10.0 for his walk trot and canter. All in all, he received the highest possible score ten times. His weighted final score of 9.14 meant a clear victory. His final score with emphasis on dressage added up to 9.88 (predicted breeding value for dressage: 167 points) and with these results, Callaho’s Benicio even exceeded the record result of his sire, Belissimo M, when he took his test in Zweibrücken in 2002 with a final score of 9.63. 

After Callaho’s Benicio was licensed in 2007 in Verden he was sold to South Africa. His new owners sent him back to Germany in 2010 to be ridden by Anna-Sophie Fiebelkorn.

His dam, St.Pr.St. Valencia, placed in tests for young riding horses and won high prizes at the German Broodmare Show as well as the Ratje-Niebuhr Show. The dam line is also the origin of the Grand Prix dressage horses Magnus and Maestro as well as an advanced (S) level show jumper named Exot.

Benicio's sire Belissimo M's every appearance is a triumph: top horse at the 24th NRW Elite Riding Horse Auction, record winner of his 30-day test in Zweibrücken – 1st place in dressage (9.63) as well as in jumping (8.77)! Undisputed winner of the Riding Horse Championships in Verden. Radiant Bundeschampion of four year old riding stallions 2003 in Warendorf. With a score of 9.38 he was the clear winner of a qualification in his class for the final round at the World Championships for young dressage horses in Verden 2004. Vice Bundeschampion of six year old dressage horses 2005 in Warendorf; after clearly leading in the final qualification (9.2) he just barely missed winning.

His foals catch everyone’s eye because of their well-balanced, beautiful type, the harmonious shape of their bodies and the quality of their movements. Just a few weeks ago, Belissimo passed his test as a stallion-maker with flying colors: not less than eleven sons were admitted to the approvals in Verden, Vechta and Münster-Handorf and of these, ten were licensed and four received a premium – two each in Hanover and Westphalia!

Barbie's dam is by the very popular imported cremello warmblood stallion Daiquiri out of a Sirocco mare.  Daiquiri is well renowned for passing on his exceptional temperament and Barbie certainly has inherited this in her temperament...not a lot phases Barbie.

This mare would make an exceptional dressage horse for someone wanting an easy horse that has beautiful paces and also the added value of an extra ordinary palomino robe.  She changes colour quite dramatically with her coat colour throughout the year.  She is quite light through winter and then goes the most extraordinary dark chocolate colour in her spring/summer coat. 

Callahos Benicio

Belissimo M


2023  Barbie had a beautiful red bay filly (GrandView Fortune Teller) to the dressage sensation Franklin.  This filly is available for sale and is on our Sale Page.

2024 Barbie is in foal to the striking dressage stallion Va Bene who is by Veneno/Belissimo M

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