Calypso II was a typy stallion with tremendous personality and powerful appearance. He had a broad neck and thick throatlatch. Good lines with a clear, smooth shoulder, wither and loin. He was a fabulous mover and was naturally marvelous to ride, a trait which he passed on to his offspring.
Calypso II has been one of the most important sires in both Holstein and Hannover where he bred international competitors, and influential breeding stallions.
Calypso II became very popular because of his successes in advanced show jumping competitions in only two seasons.
All Calypso II progeny show not only great jumping form, but also wonderful rideability. His progeny have amassed 1.5 million DM, with 557 competitors.
On the basis of the Hanoverian mare tests, Calypso II achieves a dressage ranking of 131, and a jumping ranking of 167. His breeding index on the basis of his competition horses is 132 for dressage and 150 for jumping.
Thanks to the success of his progeny and grandchildren Calypso II became a top sire in recent years. In 1992 his most successful offspring were Capella, competed in advanced show jumping competitions, and Castello in advanced dressage competitions.
In breeding there are his successful daughters (the dams of the Holstein sires Landos, Leubus and above all Linaro, winner of stallion approval and performance test in 1992) as well as his sons (the top sires Coriolan in Hessen, Caribo in the Rhineland or Contender with his first-class progeny from Oldenburg) who further improve his reputation with breeders.
Calypso II?s 18 stallion sons include Contender, Coriolan, Champ of Class, Colani, Carbid, Crazy Classic, Chasseur I and II. He also produced 58 approved daughters.
Calypso II produced a number of international performers including Calyno, Chin Chin, Cheyenne, Crazy Cocktail, Montemorelos la Silla, Caras J, Dobel?s Cara Mia, Asien, Cartier S, Capella 3, Champ of Class and Zarina de San Patrignano.
Calypso II's oofspring are endowed with springy energentic gaits and possess enormous jumping ability. They are also equally suited to dressage. He crossed best with TB type mares.
Calypso II was approved in 1976.
Total Bonits: 50
Front Legs: 8
Hind Legs: 6