ZICO: 2018 Bay Hanoverian 170 cm
A perfectly magnificent stallion, very light-footed, supple, and yet extremely powerful – that is ZICO. Bred for performance –just look at his pedigree!. You can listen to Andreas Helgstrand talk about Zico and his beauty, his rideability, his presence and outstanding movement. Me….. I was immediately captivated by his type, elegance, and charm and then when he moved, it took my breath away. THIS is the type that I personally enjoy; an athlete that is also beautiful, pleasant, charming with a deep pedigree. He even picks up some very noble Trakehner blood through his damline. (I LOVE it!)
His Danish sire ZACKEREY descends from one of the strongest performing dam lines in Denmark. In 2016, he was licensed in Oldenburg, then received the gold medal at the Danish licensing and came second in the Danish four-year-old Championship with a score of 9.46. Thanks to his numerous champion foals and auction foals, he was proclaimed Oldenburg Ia main premium winner. With Zico, he produced his first licensed son.
The dam of Zico Maxima is by TOMAHAWK. Tomahawk was the stallion market sensation of his 2011 licensing in Oldenburg with a knockdown price of 800,000 Euros. He was second Reserve Champion of his stallion performance test. In 2013, he was awarded the Ib main premium in Vechta. He has produced three licensed stallions, including the champion of the Oldenburg Saddle Licensing in 2017, T-Hawk Axe (alias Texas Tokio). His daughter St.Pr.St. Tara OLD reached the “Brillantring” at the Oldenburg Elite Mare Show, was one of the auction top prices in Vechta and was placed eighth at the German Championships for five-year-old dressage horses. Tom Jones KR was also successful in Warendorf.
Then the pedigree brings DE NIRO as the sire of Maxima. De Niro, successful at Grand Prix level at the age of eight and winner of the Dressage Derby in Hamburg with riding master Dolf-Dietram Keller, also appears in the pedigree. He led the WBFSH ranking list of the best dressage sires worldwide for six years and is currently in tenth place. In 2008, he was named Hanoverian stallion of the year.
Zico’s great-grand-dam Majena produced the licensed stallion Quel Plaisir (by Quantensprung).
The stallions Cabinett, Clever and Smart, Compagnon, First Promise, Friedo, Fugato, Gordius, Inpello, Lindgren and Lurioso, the internationally successful show jumping horses Cat Ballou/Heinrich-Hermann Engemann, Santan-der S/Angelica Augustsson/SWE and Atlantis/Sven Schlüsselburg as well as the Inter II horse Day and Night/Bianca Ramcke and St.Pr./El.St. Markante, three-year-old Champion of the Europe Mare Show in 1985 in Brussels/BEL, also descend from the Oldenburg mare family of Majorin III.
Zico is licensed in Hanover, Denmark,Holstein Global, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, Rhineland, Southern German stud books, Westphalia.