|"Uno" stretches out for his first time|
|Chosen One DF pc: Nokomis Photography|
He was champion in the Bolivarianos Games 1997, Champion in the1998 Toyota Cup, a World Cup Qualifier, Reserve Champion in the Centro American Games of 1998, and Reserve Champion in the 1998 World Cup Qualifier in Venezuela. Coconut Grove was the Best South American Horse and placed Team 5th in the 1999 Pan Am Games, was 3rd in the 2000 $100,000.00 U.S. Open Jumper Championships, and 6th in the 2000 WEF Challenge Cup Grand Prix.
He won the Biltmore Welcome Stake and was 2nd in Modified Jumper - Upperville 2000 and 5th in the Grand Prix of Wellington in 2001. He ranked 3rd in the 1999/2000 American Grand Prix Association Rookie of the Year Championships based on only six starts. In his career, Coconut Grove qualified for all major show jumping events: the Olympics, World Cup, American Invitational and the American Grand Prix Association Championships.
Uno's dam, Cheerleader, is by Diarado who is brilliant in his type, superior in his appearance and possesses extremely precious bloodlines: Diarado enchanted the experts at the Holstein stallion approvals. A winning stallion from top to toe, combined with fantastic movements and a jet black coat. His abilities seem endless - effortless, quick and superior with an ideal bascule he was the topic of every conversation at the Holstein stallion approvals. Like pearls on a string he combines the big names of the Holstein breeding through his dam which is by the outstanding sire Corrado out of a Contender-Lord-Ramiro dam. Amongst the highly successful descendants of the grand Holstein lineage 318 d2 are the international show jumpers Cabrio/Toni Hassmann, Morales/Dr. Michael Rüping and numerous licensed stallions such as Corofino I and II, Coriano, Crawford, Chello I and II as well as the licensing-champion Camiros (sire of Maya Black's Doesn't Play Fair). His sire Diamant de Semilly ridden by Eric Levallois was member of the French gold winning team at the world championships in Jerez and won the team silver medal at the European championships the following year. Bred for performance, he has been consistently named "best sire of young horses" at the French championships in Fontaineblau . He can look upon an entire armada of international top-class horses and by now belongs to the most sought after sires in France. Grandsire Le Tot de Semilly was also internationally successful and is considered to be one of the best show jumping producers in France.
|Chosen One DF, "Uno"|
With the best talent of the past from both the Thoroughbred and Holsteiner in his pedigree, the future is bright for this youngster, without a doubt!