Hanoverian Foundation Stallion Brentano II Passed Away
The legendary Hanoverian breeding stallion Brentano II passed away on Wednesday night 9 June 2010 following a severe colic attack. The liver chestnut stallion could not be saved and had to be humanely put down.
Brentano II was a foundation sire for the Hanoverian breed. Sired by Bolero out of renowned brood mare Glocke (by Grande x Ferdinand), the stallion was bred by Max Schulz-Stellenfleth and became the 1985 Hanoverian Licensing Champion, 1986 reserve stallion performance test winner and Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2003.
He has 1880 registered offspring which are Hanoverian branded. Twenty-three sons are licensed and there are 514 Brentano II-broodmares registered in Germany. His daughter State Premium Mare Bona Dea became the champion of the 2000 Ratje-Niebuhr Elite Mare Show. In the Brandenburg area his daughter Poesie produced a whole new dynasty with World and Bundeschampion Poetin and the licensed stallions Samba Hit I to IV.
Brentano II's most famous offspring in the dressage ring were Debbie McDonald's Brentina (out of a Lungau dam) and Sven Rothenberger's Barclay II. Both competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.