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Exciting Dressage Bloodlines, Currently Competing Under Olympian Guenter Seidel.
Beltano was licensed in Verden. In his 30-Day-Test (Schlieckau, Germany) he earned impressive rideability scores of 10.0 from both test riders as well as 9.0 for temperament, 8.5 trot and 8.75 for canter. With these scores, Beltano placed second in the dressage phase with an excellent total of 145 points. Beltano won several young horse championships, including the young horse championship of Bärnau and received the “Golden Knopf” award. He qualified for the 2014 Bundeschampionat thus becoming fully licensed by the Hanoverian Verband.

His sire, internationally successful Grand Prix stallion Belissimo M has had a successful career earning Bundeschampion for dressage horses, and placed fifth in the World Young Horse Breeding Championships. He is a noted sire of Bundeschampions, States Premium Mares, Licensed stallions and highest level competition horses. Beltano’s dam, SPS Heavenly is a daughter of the celebrated Trakehner, Elite Hengst Hohenstein I, and brings the legendary Donnerhall bloodline.

Beltano was imported to the U.S. from Hengststation Jens Meyer, where he is being developed as an international Grand Prix prospect by three-time Olympian Guenter Seidel. Said Seidel, “After riding Beltano for a few days in Germany I saw what a nice horse he was. He has three quality gaits, great bloodlines and a very nice training foundation.” In 2019, the pair made their debut during the AGDF 3 where they placed second in the competitive CDI1* Prix St. Georges with a 71.324%. Beltano returned to the arena during AGDF 5 of competition where the pair continued to impress, winning the CDI1* Prix St. Georges (72.892%). Beltano and rider Guenter Seidel, had wins in FEI Intermediate II at the 2022 Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida and placed third in the USDF Dressage Horse of the Year at Intermediate II. Beltano’s foals in Germany were highly successful at foal shows. They are tall with long legs, modern type and beautiful gaits showing much promise as future dressage prospects.

Owner Louise Leatherdale was twice awarded USDF Dressage Breeder of the Year.

He is approved by AHS, HV, ARS, and GOV.


Belissimo M
SPS Heavenly
SPS Roxa
SPS Dixi
SPS Gaenseliesel
Romadour II
Helena XIV


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