|Voltaire||Furioso II||Furioso xx|
|Dame de Ranville S.F.|
Belgium, France, Hanover, Mecklenburg, Netherlands, OS-International, Sweden
(only insemination with frozen semen in Mühlen):
€ 1,850 (max. 3 inseminations/mare)
Sire of an Olympic champion with globally successful genetics
The victory of Nino des Buissonets with Steve Guerdat in the individual show jumping at the 2012 London Olympics is the pinnacle of Kannan’s achievement as a sire. Another of his offspring, a former PSI-horse A Pikachu de Muze, was sold for 570,000 Euros and won the World Championship for six-year old show jumpers in 2006. His offspring are internationally successful in great numbers: 200 compete internationally in show jumping, including Bridget, who won bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, and Kismet, who had success with Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum in World Cup qualifiers. In Germany alone, there are 64 Kannan offspring with success at advanced (S) level. A higher performance density is hard to find.
It is not a surprise that Kannan is in second place in the WBFSH world rankings for jumping sires.
Kannan was himself internationally successful, with his ancestors belonging to the best jumping sires worldwide and his offspring are placed at the top of their sport around the world. At the age of six, this exceptional stallion won the “Classic Circuit” in Belgium, at seven-years old he became the Belgian Champion, then in 2000, he made his international debut by finishing fifth in a Grand Prix, won the Grand Prix of Deauville in 2003 and was a member of the French team which won the Samsung Super League in 2003 and 2004 and he became French National Champion.
Through Voltaire, Furioso II, Nimmerdor, Gotthard, Farn and Le Mexico Kannan is carrying genes of all of the important jumping sires and passes these genetic qualities consistently to his progeny.
With the genetic legacy of Kannan, more of his descendants may be Olympic bound!