COCKPIT Selle Français Oldenburg Hanovrien Rheinland Westfalen Z BWP

1995 - WESTF - GREY - 1m72

Owner's word

COCKPIT offers everything you would expect from an “Elite” stallion.  He enters the ring with ample gait, revealing his robust conformation adorned with a majestic head.  His sporting qualities speak for themselves!  At the Medingen stallion performance tests in Germany in 1999, COCKPIT achieved an exceptional jumping score of 9.67/10.  He attained maximum marks in the “Rittigheid” test (for judging ease under the saddle).  He also won many competitions open to stallions in Germany.  Throughout his sporting career, he clocked up many wins at intermediary level, while pursuing his breeding career alongside.  COCKPIT’s offspring tend to be good-looking with excellent conformation, great movement, strength and natural suppleness.  His progeny are easy-going, natural jumpers with vast performing capacity.  COCKPIT is a conscientious stallion and a happy worker!  He is exceptionally well-balanced and supple with great propulsion for dressage.  COCKPIT is internationally renowned, producing excellent and beautiful horses for dressage (St-Georges/International I), for show-jumping (1m45) and for eventing (CCI3*).  He is available via frozen semen at the unbeatable rate of €550 for 24 straws with “Live Foal Guarantee”, or €400 for 8 straws.  Osteo-articular status: Excellent.



CANTUS, HOLST, his sire was approved due to his excellent jumping marks at the stallion test.  He was remarked due to his sheer strength, which resulted in him being put immediately into breeding.  He has sired many international winners and performing stallions, of which CALIDO I, sire in turn of stallions and champions, e.g. COUPE DE COEUR (ridden by Ludger Beerbaum); COME ON, CSIO winner ridden by Princess Haya of Jordan; CANALETTO; CALVARO, great CSIO winner ridden by Willie Melliger; CANTATE Z, winner in Aix la Chapelle, etc. 

In 2009, at least 80 of CANTUS’s progeny had won international titles.  He is a son of the champion CALETTO I, Team Bronze Medallist at the Hickstead European Championships in 1983.  CALETTO I is also the sire of several approved performing stallions, such as CALVARO Z, CAMBRIDGE and CALMERO, and of several champions, including CASSANDRO, FINKISS, ROOFS, COSTA, STORM, etc.


PICADILLY, his dam, only had one registered foal, named COCKPIT.  She is out of the Westphalian stallion, PIT I, sire of the stallions KOJAK, PABLO, PAY PELEGRINO, PERFECT DREAM, PERRIER, PITORESK, PRECIOSO, etc. and of the international show-jumping winners: PINOT GRIGIO and PEGGY SUE.

PIT I is the son of the famous PILOT, himself having produced many top-level winners, e.g. PIALOTTA, fantastic CSIO winner from 1998 to 2008 ridden by Edwina Tops-Alexander & Rolf-Göran Bengtsson; PRO PILOT; SHOWTIME, CSIO winner ridden by Nick Skelton; JOURDETTE, winner of the Dinard GP CSIO ridden by Evelyn Blaton; PILOT HIGH FLIGHT, winner in CSIO ridden by Valerio Sozzi; PRIAMOS, Team Gold at two World Championships and three European Championships ridden by Ludger Beerbaum, etc., as well as such reputed stallions as PABLO, PAVAROTTI VAN DE HELLE, IRAKO, PINOCCHIO, POWER LIGHT, all sires of international winners.


FABIOLA, his grandam, only had one registered foal, named PICADILLY, out of the Westphalian stallion, FRUHLINGSBALL, himself sire of stallions who produced winning performers in turn, not only in show-jumping, but also in dressage, e.g. FAGOTT, FAIRPLAY, FALKENBERG, FERNBLICK, FESTIVO, FIORELLO, etc.  He also is the sire of international show-jumping winners: FLEUR 81, FLORIDA, FRANZISKA, among others.


PRISKA, his great grandam, only had one registered foal, named FABIOLA (as above), out of the Hanoverian stallion, POKAL, himself son of the thoroughbred, POET, who was highly valued by the German, Scandinavian and Dutch breeders due to his progeny: MARCO POLO, IRCO POLO and LEGAAT.


FRANKENHERRIN (Frank hann), his great great grandam, had 4 offspring, including:

DIVA, dam of the Hanoverian stallions VERANO and VISCONTIO;

PRISKA, grandam of DON CARLOS DI VILLA EMILIA, stallion, and of DON GIOVANNI DI VILLA EMILIA, victorious in show-jumping at national level;

WALIDE, grandam of FABERGE, international dressage winner and 19th in the 2008 WBFSH ranking.

This is none other than the family of the “Hanoverian 800” dam line that produced not only many good dressage winners, but also international show-jumping performers, such as ACCENTI, ARMANO I, CERRUTI DU GIBET, RUE BLANCHE DU GIBET, KORASON and DEISTER (Los Angeles Olympics ridden by Paul Schockemöhle).


In 2003, COCKPIT clocked up 6 victories and one 3rd place out of 7 M-A and Intermediary I tests, ridden by Olivier LUZE.

In 2010,

He won the A7 and St-Georges tests at Le Pin National Stud in April, ridden by Maxime COLLARD.

The couple were then picked to represent France at the CDI-3* in Saumur from 28/04 to 02/05/2010 where they finished 8th in the RLM Inter I with an average score of 67.75%.

On 29 and 30 May 2010, COCKPIT and Maxime COLLARD won the RLM Inter I with an excellent average score of 71%, and finished 5ème in the Inter I test with 67%.

From 09 to 12 September 2010 in Saumur, COCKPIT ranked 3rd at the French Pro 2 Championship: 6th in the Inter I test with 66.80% and 3rd in the RLM Inter I test with 74%.

In November 2010 at St Lo, he finished 1st in the RLM Inter I with 70.33% and 2nd in the Grand Prix Pro 2 with 66.89%.


Many of his progeny are award-winners and often attain Top Price at the sales. 

In 2003, one of his offspring is Vice-Champion at the Foal Championships in Hessen.  In addition, a mare sired by him received the Oldenburg state award.  COCKPIT also has a couple of sons approved as stallions, namely: CORNEAU and CONCORD, the latter out of a mare by RAKETT x WORLD CUP II.

COCKPIT’s offspring has performed well at both national and international level, notably COQUETTE, with 15 wins in 5-year-old tests, and CALISTA, winning mare of the M tests.

In 2014, KIMONO won a CCI3* event ridden by Nicola Datti. 

He also has several show-jumping winners in Germany, namely: CONCOURS, CLEAR ROUND, CAPRICE and CRANK HIGH VOLTGE - all at 1m40 level.

Covering conditions

Breeding Rates 2024:

Frozen Semen (3 doses of 8 straws of frozen semen):

€ 550 incl. VAT at reservation payable on reservation with “live foal” guarantee, on the assumption of your mare being pregnant.

Live Foal Guarantee : If the mare remains empty either fail or if the foal dies within 48 hours after the birth : Veterinary Certificate and notification of bith must be sent back to us by letter with acknowledgement of receipt, further to which the total amount of the projection taken (will be paid off to you in the form of valid credit notefor one of your mares on a stallion of our catalog 2025 belonging to the same owner.


Frozen semen (1 dose of 8 straws of frozen semen):

€ 400 incl. VAT at reservation payable  (No "Guaranteed Alive Foal”  and No Report)



Frozen semen (1 dose of 8 straws of frozen semen):

€600 incl. VAT at reservation payable  (No "Guaranteed Alive Foal”  and No Report) 



Reservation fee :

Semen shall only be dispatched upon receipt of the breeding contract duly completed, accompanied by the covering fee and the relevant transportation costs.

Stud-book of approval, Stud-Book writable & Register

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