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Ali Baba


Licenced Holsteiner Stallion

Dark Bay 16.2hh
DoB: 1989
Sire: Landgraf

Dam Sire: Calvados 2

Famous Holsteiner bloodlines

Licensed for breeding in 7 different breeding areas of Germany including Oldenburg and Baden-Wurtemmburg. Progeny in Germany are already competing up to FEI levels in dressage

Licenced Holsteiner Stallion

Landioso is a 169 cm dark bay Holsteiner stallion who is licensed for breeding in 7 different breeding areas of Germany including Oldenburg and Baden-Wurtemmburg. He has been 100-day performance tested, and more importantly both he and his progeny are PROVEN in the competition arena.


Landioso was bred in the Holstein district in Germany and was sold then to the south of Germany as a two year old. It was here he did his 100-day test and became very popular with breeders. He trained in both jumping and dressage and was successful in both until his abundant talent as a dressage horse saw him specialise as a 6 year old. He trained through to Grand Prix with ease and competed at numerous big German shows with good success. At age 13 he was sold to a top Dutch rider to further pursue his competition career, and then was sold to the Hartstone family as a 16 year old and will live out the rest of his days in lush Waikato pastures.

New Zealand

Since his arrival in New Zealand his competition success has been well publicised, with wins in many Grand Prix level classes throughout the North and South Island. His biggest successes were winning the Burkner Medal for the national grand prix champion on two occasions and finishing his career with a stellar win in Hastings to take out the NZ Dressage Horse of the Year title. At 19 years of age he qualified for the World Equestrian Games in 2006, and although too old to make the journey back to his homeland for the show, he was represented there by three of his progeny competing in three different disciplines for three different riders.

Landgraf, Cor de la Bryere and Farnese

Landioso's family tree brings together three of the most important and influential Holsteiner bloodlines in the world today. These are Landgraf, Cor de la Bryere and Farnese. Between them these stallions have produced numerous world class dressage horses and showjumpers, with many world championship titles and Olympic medals to their credit. 

We have an exciting DVD available of Landioso and some of his amazing progeny. This was taken at his home stud, Gestuet Birkof, in the South of Germany ( and shows footage from their famous stallion parades. Landioso's oldest progeny in Germany are already competing up to FEI levels in dressage. He has had both sons and daughters compete at the Bundeschampionate in dressage and jumping disciplines. 

Landioso's progeny are known in Germany as fantastic riding horses with good conformation, easy minds and expressive gaits. He crosses very well over thoroughbred mares which many warmblood stallions do not. His progeny are well suited to both dressage and jumping disciplines. Landioso's highest ranked son is the Grand Prix dressage gelding LÉtoile who represented Italy at the World Equestrian Games.